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Experience Christmas In The Wizarding World At Shopping Centres!

The Wizarding World could be coming to a shopping venue near you, as Warner Bros have created an all-new holiday experience for fans: Christmas in the Wizarding World! The producers of Harry Potter: The Exhibition – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and Global Experience Specialists (GES) – are behind these pop-up attractions, which will aim to recreate...read more!

‘Deathly Hallows': 10 Years Later

On February 1st, 2007, it was announced that the final Harry Potter book would be released on July 21st of that same year. That day alone was a special occasion; Leaky reported the news and a special episode of PotterCast was released that same day. March 28th gave us our first look at the cover art, along with a...read more!

GIVEAWAY: Win Four Hogwarts House Patches from PBTeen!

A set of four special-edition Hogwarts House patches have been created by PBTeen to celebrate the release of their Harry Potter themed home décor, in partnership with Warner Bros Consumer Producers. These patches are available to those attending...Show More Summary

Weekly ‘Harry Potter’ Actor Round-Up: Bonnie Wright at the Wizarding World, TV Updates from Tennant, Gleeson, Coltrane & More

This week we’ve seen Warner Bros announce plans to bring the Wizarding World to major shopping centres, an interview with costume designer Jany Temime, Potter actors Bradley and Broadbent in Game of Thrones, more previews of Jim Kay’s...Show More Summary

2017 Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off Giveaway Part VI (by M. D. Presley)

Closing out our second week of the SPFBO giveaway, we again bring together three digital books from one blog’s selections: Fantasy Faction. With divergent settings ranging from Elven farms to sprawling fantasy epics, to even some Romans thrown in, this giveaway promised over 1,000 pages for four winners to while away their summer with. Show More Summary

First previews for PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING

The first promo material has been unveiled for Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to the 2013 movie where giant robots punched giant monsters in the face and was way more fun than it should have been. Uprising is set ten years after the first movie, with Earth facing a renewed Kaiju threat. Show More Summary

Bloomsbury Releases Cover Art for ‘Harry Potter’ Exhibition Companion Books!

Bloomsbury released the cover art for the two companion books that will be released in conjunction with the British Library’s Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition today! According to the Bloomsbury website, Harry Potter: A History of Magic–The Book of the Exhibition will be available in hardback format and feature cover art adapted from...read more!

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can download James Clavell's international bestselling masterpiece Shogun for only 1.99$ here.Here's the blurb:A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love. Show More Summary

BABYLON 5 Rewatch: Season 1, Episodes 13-14

A13: Signs and Portents Airdates: 18 May 1994 (US), 8 August 1994 (UK) Working Title: Raiding Party Written by J. Michael Straczynski Directed by Janet Greek Cast: Lord Kiro (Gerrit Graham), Lady Ladira (Fredi Olster), Morden (Ed Wasser),...Show More Summary

Extract from Joshua Palmatier's REAPING THE AURORA

Here's an extract from Joshua Palmatier's soon-to-be-released Reaping the Aurora, compliments of the folks at Daw Books. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.Here's the blurb:Final book in Joshua Palmatier's epic fantasy...Show More Summary

2017 Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off Giveaway Part V (by M. D. Presley)

If only hump day meant more camels in our lives—one hump or two, it makes no matter—life would be significantly better for everyone involved. Alas, we can only offer succor in the form of three fantasy fans picking up digital copies of these three SPFBO competitors. Show More Summary

Dressing the Golden Trio: Us Magazine interviews costume designer Jany Temime

Award-winning costume designer Jany Temime clambered aboard the Hogwarts Express beginning with the third film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  Many fans noted the change in the style of the costumes from the first two films, the most obvious of which was new house scarves. Ms Temime applied her distinctive vision for each character’s wardrobe to...read more!

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

Orbit is celebrating its 10th year of publishing in the USA and they're having a big ebook sale. You can now get your hands on N.K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season, recent Hugo award winner, for only 2.99$ here. There is a price match in Canada.Here's the blurb:THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS... Show More Summary

David Bradley and Jim Broadbent in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Opening

Both David Bradley (Argus Filch) and Jim Broadbent (Professor Slughorn) featured in the first episode of the new season of Game of Thrones this week, and a slight Harry Potter reference didn’t go amiss amongst fans of our beloved series!...Show More Summary

‘Harry Potter’ Cast in Film News and Clips: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ and More!

The Harry Potter cast continues to lend its talents to the film industry’s most anticipated and acclaimed films. This week alums featured in news and clips for the WWII epic Dunkirk, the next eagerly-awaited Star Wars installment, The Last Jedi, Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to one of Disney’s most beloved musicals, and the hippy-era...read more!

More Previews of ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ Illustrated Edition by Jim Kay

We’re eagerly awaiting Prisoner of Azkaban as Jim Kay’s next instalment in the illustrated Harry Potter series, and after a first look at the cover by Pottermore (which features a glowing Knight Bus), Bloomsbury have released more previews of chapter pages and page layouts for the book. This title page (presumably featuring the outside of an Azkaban cell)...read more!

RIP Martin Landau

American actor Martin Landau has sadly passed away at the age of 89. Landau was an actor with a long and storied Hollywood career, making his major film debut in North by Northwest (1959). In 1966 he began appearing on the television series Mission: Impossible, first as a recurring guest star and then as a series regular. Show More Summary

BABYLON 5 Rewatch: Season 1, Episodes 11-12

Earthforce One, clearly inspired by the real-life Air Force One and almost certainly the inspiration for Battlestar Galactica's Colonial One (which was designed by some of the same people). A11: Survivors Airdates: 4 May 1994 (US), 25...Show More Summary

Theater Round-Up: Tickets and First Look for Imelda Staunton’s ‘Follies,’ Jack Thorne Adapts ‘The Children’s Monologues’ and More!

This week’s theater round-up covers more exciting news for both Imelda Staunton and Jack Thorne, as well as the upcoming preview performance of movement director Steven Hoggett’s latest production! Leaky already reported that the National Theatre plans to broadcast Imelda Staunton’s Follies throughout international theaters Nov. Show More Summary

Emma Watson Interviews Latest “Shared Shelf” Author Margaret Atwood

Emma Watson’s “Our Shared Shelf” book club has achieved worldwide recognition since its inception in 2016. Most recently Watson announced the “Essential Feminist Bookshelf” which includes the 1984 dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, by renowned Canadian author Margaret Atwood as reported here by Leaky. Show More Summary

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