Archive for the ‘Tech’ Category

Behind the app with the creators of “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite”

Jun 13, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Games, News, Tech, Video Games

Whilst we are twirling our wands (sorry about the flying sparks, that was accidental…) in anticipation of the release of the new augmented reality mobile game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, we can take a peek behind the scenes and read about the development of the game and its creators. Combining our love for all things Potter …read more!

Warner Bros. Three-Year Gap: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and the Fandom

May 09, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Alfonso Cuaron, Celebration of Harry Potter, Conventions, Directors, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Fun, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Harry Potter:The Exhbition, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, Movies, News, Opinion, Radcliffe, Rumor, Tech, Television Programmes, Theme Park, Warner Bros., Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando, Yates

Warner Bros. finally announced the official release date for the yet-to-be named third installment in the Fantastic Beasts series last month, and fans and fan sites alike were initially stunned by the announcement of the November 2021 date. By the time we meet Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore again, three years will have passed since …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Evanna Lynch Talks Veganism and Beauty, Bonnie Wright Launches Eco Swimsuit Collection & More!

Apr 28, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Actor Interviews, Casting, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Fiennes, Fiennes Interviews, Film Images, Films, Harry Potter Round-Up, Interactive, Interviews, Isaacs, Lynch, Miller, Movies, Music, Pattinson, Products, Round-Up, Sales, Spall, Tech, Television Programmes, Thompson, Trailers, Video Games, Wright

It was an exciting week at Leaky when we unveiled our new YouTube channel and first episode of our video series, The Magical Emporium: Diagon Alley Collectors Tips with Guinness World Record Holder Victoria Maclean! We shared details from Universal Orlando on their 2019 holiday plans and an upcoming appearance by Harry Potter and Fantastic …read more!

Flickering Myth interviews “Crimes of Grindelwald” VFX Supervisor Christian Manz

Jan 27, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Crew Interviews, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Awards, Honors/Awards, Interviews, Movies, News, Tech

We fans may disagree on which Crimes of Grindelwald cliffhanger was the most frustrating, but no-one has disputed the quality of the special effects, from Newt’s wild underwater ride to the apocalyptic vision conjured by Grindelwald to recruit followers. VFX Supervisor Christian Manz has worked on Potter films since 2004.  In a telephone interview with …read more!

Year In Review: Wizarding World Takes On Stage & Screen, Park & Page, Tech & Tour

Dec 30, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Anthony Boyle, Audio Books, Book Awards, Burke, Celebration of Harry Potter, Charity, Companion Books, Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf, Events, Fandom, Fantastic Beasts, Felton, Films, Fogler, Grainger, Grint, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Harry Potter Book Night, Harry, A History, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Jodorowsky, Kravitz, Law, LeakyCon, Lethal White, Lewis, Lumos, Miller, MinaLima, Movies, Murray, Music, News, Noma Dumezweni, Oldman, Phelps, PotterCast, Products, Quidditch Through the Ages, Radcliffe, Rankin, Redmayne, Sales, Scholastic, SetReports, Sudol, Tales of Beedle the Bard, Tech, Television Programmes, Tena, Theater, Theme Park, Toys, Video Games, Warner Bros., Waterston, Watson, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando, Wright

With a decade anniversary, a Broadway opening, a game release, a new novel, and a movie premiere, years don’t get too much more magical than 2018 for fans of J.K. Rowling and her Wizarding World. When we took a look back at the past twelve months of news, we honestly wondered how Leaky covered each …read more!

Test Your Potter Smarts with HQ Trivia to Win Some Fantastic Prizes!

Nov 13, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Contests, Events, Fan Events, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fun, Fun - Contests, Interactive, News, Tech

Do you know all there is to know about Potter potions, charms, and spells? Consider yourself an expert on wand lore, know your way around a Deluminated Hogwarts, and can Care for Magical Creatures even without Newt’s textbook? Then download the HQ Trivia app and get ready to enter their ultimate Wizarding World quiz events …read more!

REVIEW: Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit

Oct 15, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Exclusives, Fun, Games, News, Products, Review, Science, Tech

The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit released this month, and Leaky were lucky enough to review the kit in its entirety, which contains a first-of-its-kind motion sensor wand, helping you learn how to code whilst completing Potter-themed challenges! I was super impressed with the kit overall, with highlights being the art style throughout the game, …read more!

Magical moving wizard photos are here!

Oct 02, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun, News, Products, Tech, Warner Bros.

In June, Leaky announced that wizard photos were now a real thing, and would be available in the fall.  THEY’RE HERE!!! Sorry for shouting, but we are VERY excited about this magic.  The Lifeprint Harry Potter Magic Photo and Video Printer is available to purchase today and it enables everyone—wizard, witch, and Muggle—to print moving …read more!

EXCLUSIVE: Kano’s First-of-its-Kind Wand and ‘Harry Potter’ Coding Kit!

Sep 14, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Art, News, Products, Tech

As previously announced by Leaky, Kano Computing will release a Harry Potter coding kit next month, teaching users code whilst also allowing them to live out their dreams of learning how to cast spells with a fully immersive wand, powered by tech! We were lucky enough to talk to the team behind the kit at Kano …read more!

Accio JavaScript! New Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit available for pre-order

Jul 24, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Education, Fun, Interactive, News, Products, Science, Tech, Warner Bros.

Educational tech company Kano is combining Muggle technology and magic in unprecedented fashion. Kano has created an app and software to enable you to learn coding magically, using your wand.  Actually, you have to use their wand, but it IS a wand, and it creates code when you wave it at your computer screen.  Yes, we were told that …read more!

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