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1. Pottermore's USA vs Liechtenstein Quarter Final Results

Pottermore has posted the result for June 8th Quidditch World Cup quarter finals between the United States and Liechtenstein. Mrs. Ginny Potter also reported breaking news on a kidnapping as apart of the celebration by the victors of this match. Take a look at the Daily Profit on Pottermore to read more.

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2. Ginny Weasley Writes for the Daily Profit on Pottermore

J.K. Rowling is, once again, writing new material for Pottermore through news reports on the Quidditch World Cup. Ginny Weasley will be providing updated commentary on the tournament this week, and is expected to be "joined by her family" at the end of the week. As J.K. Rowling stated on Twitter:

 2h   Read Ginny Potter’s reports from the starting today at ! Family expected to join her for the final.

Along side Pottermore:

 3h  Find out which teams will be facing each other in the first round of the 2014 on the Insider!


 2h   Visit the ‘Daily Prophet’ offices on to find out who advanced to the QWC quarter-finals in Nigeria v Fiji

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3. Harry Potter Read-a-thon for HPA's Accio Books!

Earlier this month, the Harry Potter Alliance in Chicago had a read-a-thon for their Accio Books book drive. As many fans know, the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) is an international non-profit organization, constructed by Harry Potter fans, that fights injustice using morals and themes found in the Harry Potter books. The HPA's Accio Books drive focuses on raising awareness for literacy needs world wide; in this specific event literacy needs close to home, in Chicago. 

The Alliance for Awesome at Loyola sponsored the Accio Books read-a-thon in Chicago. This Accio Books supported two charities: Open Books and Reading is Fundamental. Eric Scull from MuggleCast, one of our friends at Mugglenet, opened the read-a-thon by reading the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Entertainment included Wizard Rock performances from Tonks and the Aurors, the Remus Lupins, and Seen and Unforeseen. There was a silent auction, costume contest, trivia, snitch scavenger hunt, among many other fun activities. The event weekend raised $1,571 to be split evenly between Open Books and Reading is Fundamental.

Congratulations to the Alliance for Awesome and the HPA for another successful drive, and being a force of fans for good. Hopefully there will be more future events held by the HPA, as well as the Alliance for Awesome, Loyola, to report soon.

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4. Pottermore: House Cup

The hard work Pottermore users have been putting into their potion making and dueling skills is finally going to be rewarded. The house points that have been accumulating are now being tallied toward the Pottermore House Cup! Pottermore Insider announced that the Pottermore House Cup will be awarded soon:

The house with the greatest number of points will win the Pottermore House Cup, so keep up the duelling and brewing.

We’ll be posting updates regarding the Pottermore House Cup both on the Insider and on the Pottermore Gateway, but also somewhere else...


Pottermore Insider also reported that each Pottermore House now has its own noticeboard: 


We’re pleased to announce that each Pottermore house now has its own noticeboard. Your house noticeboard can be found in your house’s common room on Pottermore – make sure you visit to stay up to date with the latest house news as we begin the countdown to the announcement of the Pottermore House Cup winner.

It’s an exciting time; good luck to all houses!

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5. April Fools Day Quibbler Now Online

Sorry for the delay everyone, we were busy cleaning up the mess after Peeves had a bit too much fun with a paintball gun, but the April 1st edition of The Quibbler is now online for your reading pleasure featuring the delightful, dashing and daring Gilderoy Lockhart, here to share with us the "untold truth of that night at Hogwarts when I defeated the Dark Lord" as well as a harrowing yet ultimately inspiring tale of his struggle to write in cursive.

You can read The Quibbler in pdf format here or as a zip file at this link. Find The Quibbler's archives and guidelines on Quibbler submissions right here.

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6. January Quibbler Now Online

A brand new issue of The Quibbler is now online! The latest issue of The Quibbler brings you all that the Ministry of Magic will not tell you about the mysteries of Time and Place — the magic of both mind and heart. You can get the January issue at this link or alternatively download a zipped format. If you'd like to write for The Quibbler, Leaky's source for "all the news you won't find anywhere else", you can find the submission guidelines right here.

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Special announcement: Leaky is looking for news editors! If you have what it takes, email us at news [at] the-leaky-cauldron [dot] org.

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7. Actors in the News Weekly Roundup

As of today we have a new weekly feature on Leaky, which will bring you a round up of the latest happenings of the Harry Potter actors. This week, there have been a number of stories related to the Harry Potter actors in the news this week. Firstly, our Order Partner RupertGrint.net reports that Universal Pictures UK will be distributing "Cherrybomb" in the U.K. later this year. Mr. Grint plays... Read the rest of this post

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8. J.K. Rowling Donates Signed Set of Harry Potter Books to Helping Haiti Heal

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has donated a full U.K. edition set of her books, as well as a handwritten card, to Helping Haiti Heal, the multifandom donation drive kicking off tomorrow via Webcast.



<>This extremely rare item joins more than 100 special gifts, including a signed book by author Neil Gaiman, five dedicated books by Sir Terry Pratchett, original conception art from the film <>Where ... Read the rest of this post

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9. January Issue of The Quibbler Now Online

Today we bring you a brand new issue of The Quibbler, The Leaky Cauldron's monthly publication for "news that no-one else will publish." In this issue you will find articles on the remarkable discovery of a common herb cure for Dragon Pox, baffled Muggles on New Year's Eve, as well as Aberforth's page three girls and a new installment of "Dear Luna" letters. Along with all this we have games, r... Read the rest of this post

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10. February 2010 Craft Along Now Open

Yesterday, the Crafty Witches launched a brand new Craft-Along, this time inviting you to join them as they finish crafting all the WIPs (works in progress) or UFOs (unfinished objects) they have lying around. Dust off your unfinished Harry Potter-related craft projects, finish them and show them off on the Craft-Along thread at the Leaky Lounge. If you have no such WIPs or UFOs, design somethi... Read the rest of this post

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11. February Featured Crafter of the Month: hermione_jean_7

Our Crafty Witches and Wizard have chosen crafter hermione_jean_7 as February's Featured Crafter of the Month. Hermione_jean_7 was nominated for her skills in quilting, knit and crochet. Some examples of her fine work include a Harry Potter quilt and a Gryffindor messenger bag. A short interview with hermione_jean_7 will be available on the Crafty Witches and Wizard YouTube channel shortly.

Mor... Read the rest of this post

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12. Introducing the new LeakyNews.com: Leaky's New Multifandom Site

For several years we have been telling you to use LeakyNews.com as a quick shortcut to get to our admittedly difficult-to-remember domain name, the-leaky-cauldron.org. Yet as soon as we got the name and started using it, we realized that it had the potential to be its own entertainment site. The idea of getting your news as soon as it "leaks," the continuation of the kind of exhaustive coverage we do on Harry Potter with all the other things we love... the idea had merit, but we got busy with other things, namely covering the releases of the final books and films, and LeakyCon.

It was at this year's LeakyCon, however, that things started to come together and the right pieces fell into place: and now we're thrilled to announce the Leaky team's newest venture, the brand new LeakyNews.com.

Firstly: The Leaky Cauldron and LeakyCon are still Harry Potter. That has not changed and won't any time soon! We are still your number one Harry Potter community online and do not anticipate any difference in how often we update or how the site functions.

LeakyNews is a site made by fans. It is based on the idea that we as fans of things are the most detailed reporters and even the best loving critics of the things we love. To that end we have started purposefully small, with just a handful of fandoms -- Harry Potter, StarKid, Glee, The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who -- with other scattered coverage throughout. This list is solely composed of the things we wanted most to cover. For the rest, we're dependent on you: for our native "submit" feature, which allows anyone with a login to submit a piece on your favorite topic, or, if you want to contribute more frequently, to apply to become part of our writing team. You can find out how to do all those things right on LeakyNews.com's main page.

This is a really exciting time for us: it's fulfilling a several-years-long dream of the editors of this site, and a bit like the Leaky name is growing up. Instead of being one of a few large sites on one topic, we are one of MANY - hundreds, perhaps thousands - sites that are on many topics. Yet we're full of excitement and possibility and have a metric ton of ideas for making the site engaging and fun.

The site was designed by Jordan Edwards and made real by Andy Friel; Edward from Leaky will be covering Harry Potter there while Rosi will be handling Doctor Who and The Hunger Games news - I will be getting my Game of Thrones geek on with you all.

Don't forget you can follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook - we would really appreciate it if you did!

See you over there, Leakies!

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13. Hallowe'en Issue of The Quibbler Now Available

The Hallowe'en edition of The Quibbler, Leaky's monthly publication for "all the news you won't find anywhere else" is now available for your reading pleasure! You can download it in PDF here or zipped format here. If you want to submit an article to the next issue, find out how you can do so right here!

Happy reading!

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14. Read "Deathly Hallows" with The Lily and Stag Inn

The Lily and Stag Inn is open for business again. Come and discuss your favourite characters in our Reading Groups in a cozy atmosphere; we invite you to sort and join us for our reading of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Lily and Stag Inn is a subforum set apart from the rest of the Leaky Lounge, allowing members a more intimate area to post and discuss their favourite books.

By sorting into the Reading Groups you gain access to three extra rooms called The Lily and Stag Inn where we discuss a book at a time: you can discuss chapters, in depth topics such as alchemy, characters and themes, or just hang out in our light hearted area where we also have some little surprises waiting for you. Simply move from room to room to find your favourite topics and dive into the fun and discussion that awaits you.

Take part at this link. Happy reading!

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15. New Books for Jo's Book Nook, Harry Potter Book Club

Two of our book clubs at the LeakyLounge have selected brand new books to read. Firstly, the Harry Potter Book Club is reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and you can take part right here. Secondly, Jo's Book Nook (our non-Harry Potter book club) is reading The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett and you can take part at this link.

Happy reading!

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16. Leaky's Black Friday Harry Potter Giveaway with Best Buy - Final Day!

Thanks for entering in day two of our giveaway; the potential winners will be contacted privately in order to claim the prize.  Now for your FINAL chance to win!

The Leaky Cauldron and Best Buy have teamed up to offer a special three-day-long Harry Potter contest in the lead up to the Black Friday sales taking place the day after Thanksgiving.  Best Buy is getting into the Harry Potter spirit for this event with special screenings of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" for waiting crowds Thanksgiving night.

Readers will have a chance to win one of two great gift packages each day!  Here's the info:

Best Buy "Harry Potter Home Viewing" Gift Package:

In order to enter, leave us a comment below sharing your favorite Harry Potter film AND what about that film makes it your favorite!
The entry period for today, Wednesday, runs until 11:59pm EST.  Two winners will be randomly selected each day, based on the entries received that day.

On Wednesday we will also be giving away a grand prize to one lucky winner who enters any of our daily contests and follows one additional extra step.

Grand Prize Pack:  $760 each
In order to enter to win the Grand Prize Pack, enter any of our daily contests, follow @Leaky on Twitter and tweet the following:
"I just entered to win @Leaky's Harry Potter Grand Prize Pack from @BestBuy! #HarryPotterGiveaway [link to your entry post]"
Be sure to include the full URL (Twitter will shorten it) to the news post in which you commented on to enter!  Example, if you entered today:
I just entered to win @Leaky's Harry Potter Grand Prize Pack from @BestBuy! #HarryPotterGiveaway http://the-leaky-cauldron.org/2011/11/23/leakys-black-friday-harry-potter-giveaway-with-best-buy-final-day
Our partners, Best Buy, are hosting special free, big-screen, out-door viewing of, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," at select store locations nationwide in order to entertain the Black Friday shopping crowds.  The movie starts at 9 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving night with Harry Potter giveaways and refreshments given away.  Add a Comment
17. Leaky's Black Friday Harry Potter Giveaway with Best Buy - Day Two

Thanks for entering in day one of our giveaway; the potential winners will be contacted privately in order to claim the prize.  Now for day two!

The Leaky Cauldron and Best Buy have teamed up to offer a special three-day-long Harry Potter contest in the lead up to the Black Friday sales taking place the day after Thanksgiving.  Best Buy is getting into the Harry Potter spirit for this event with special screenings of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" for waiting crowds Thanksgiving night.

Readers will have a chance to win one of two great gift packages each day!  Here's the info:

Best Buy "Harry Potter Home Viewing" Gift Package:

In order to enter, leave us a comment below sharing your favorite line from the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows novel by J. K. Rowling.
Entry information for the contest on Wednesday will be revealed tomorrow.  The entry period for today, Tuesday, runs until 11:59pm EST.
  Two winners will be randomly selected each day, based on the entries received that day.

On Wednesday we will also be giving away a grand prize to one lucky winner who enters any of our daily contests and follows one additional extra step.

Grand Prize Pack:  $760 each
In order to enter to win the Grand Prize Pack, enter any of our daily contests, follow @Leaky on Twitter and tweet the following:
"I just entered to win @Leaky's Harry Potter Grand Prize Pack from @BestBuy! #HarryPotterGiveaway [link to your entry post]"
Be sure to include the full URL (Twitter will shorten it) to the news post in which you commented on to enter!  Example, if you entered today:
I just entered to win @Leaky's Harry Potter Grand Prize Pack from @BestBuy! #HarryPotterGiveaway http://the-leaky-cauldron.org/2011/11/22/leakys-black-friday-harry-potter-giveaway-with-best-buy-day-two
Our partners, Best Buy, are hosting special free, big-screen, out-door viewing of, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," at select store locations nationwide in order to entertain the Black Friday shopping crowds.  The movie

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18. November Issue of The Quibbler Now Online

Just in time for December, the November issue of The Quibbler -- Leaky's monthly publication "for all the news you won't find anywhere else," -- is now online (Errol must have delivered this one to the printer)! You can read the PDF version at this link, or a zipped version right here. To learn how to submit articles to The Quibbler, please go here.

Happy reading!

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19. January 2010 Craft Along Now Open

Today brings both a new year and a new Craft-Along, this time with an invitation to join the Crafty Witches and Wizards in crafting your own Weasley Family Clock. The January Craft-Along page has a list of the basic supplies and a link to a tutorial to help you get started on this month's project. A thread in the Leaky Lounge has been set up to tackle any questions you may have. Once you've fin... Read the rest of this post

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20. January Featured Crafter of the Month: Overcast

Our Crafty Witches and Wizard have chosen crafter Overcast as January's Featured Crafter of the Month. Overcast has used her skill with crochet hooks and knitting needles to produce crafts such as Babbity Rabbity and Her Cackling Stump, a lightning bolt scarf and even a Leaky Cauldron hand towel. One of the Crafty Witches asked Overcast some questions about her work and you can watch Overcast's... Read the rest of this post

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21. Leaky's 2009 Year In Review: Part Three

Closing out Leaky's 2009 Year in Review is the third part of our look back at the year in Harry Potter news.  Parts One and Two are online below.  Enjoy!


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September
 
The long rumored Scottish Book project by J. K. Rowling was back in the news this month, thanks to an interview from Ian Rankin who spoke about what he believes on which Ms Rowing is currently working.  An attorney for J.K. Rowl
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22. Read I Capture the Castle with Jo's Book Nook

Our non-Harry Potter book club, Jo's Book Nook, has chosen to read Dodie Smith's timeless novel I Capture the Castle for the month of January. Jo's Book Nook is open to all MyLeaky members, providing the opportunity to discuss the chosen novel with others who are discovering or rediscovering it at the same time. This month, there is a quiz, a section to post your favourite quotations, a thread ... Read the rest of this post

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23. Winners of 2009 Leakies Announced



After an extended voting period, the winners of the 2009 Leakies, our very own annual award ceremony, are ready to be announced.  As readers will recall, our first annual Leakies aim to highlight your favorite Potter actors, news stories, and fandom moments from 2009.  The winners are as follows:

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Story of the Year
  • "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood" Release (48% of the vote)
<><>Actor of the... Read the rest of this post

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24. Five Awesome Years on the Lounge

Today is a special day for Leaky and all its loyal readers. Five years ago today the Leaky Lounge, our forum, was born, and Leaky itself changed forever: from a small news-posting blog to a worldwide community, from a one-way news posting service to a great depository of ideas, writing, theories, reading groups, creativity, laughter, parodies, essays, and much, much more. The Leaky Lounge blew ... Read the rest of this post

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25. Leaky Nominated in 2010 TotalFilm.com Movie Blog Awards

TotalFilm.com has published the nominations for their 2010 TotalFilm.com Movie Blog Awards, and have included a nod to The Leaky Cauldron in the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Blog category.  We at Leaky are greatly honored to receive this nomination, and to be among such other popular blog sites nominated by TotalFilm.com.  The winners of the 2010 TotalFilm.com Movie Blog Awards are chosen by you, via th
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