Leaky Con 2012

Fellow Harry Potter Fans,

Leaky Con 2012 is coming up! This year the conference is taking place in Chicago on August 9th through August 12th at the Hilton Chicago. Events at the conference include a quidditch tournament, panel discussions with best-selling authors such as Holly Black and John Green, a Q&A session with actors from the Harry Potter movies including Evanna Lynch, podcasts, and more! Visit leakycon.com if you want to learn more about the event.

Comment below if you'll be there!

New Administrative Staff & Development Team Announcements

I'm happy to announce new moderators, promotions for existing staffers, and last but not least some awesome additions to our development team.

New Jr. Mods

Benz - Jr. Admin
Juan - Sr. Mod
Kilian - Sr. Mod

Dev Team Additions
Ashika - Senior Game Scenario Writer
Kahlan - Chief Content Editor
Pam - Game Scenario Writer
Ven - Senior Graphic Designer (personal friend of mine)

For those of you who don't remember what the dev team is. They're basically people who help build out parts of the game. They're different from moderators in that on HL they're just like any other player but different from normal players as they help make the magic happen behind the scenes. :)

May T-Shirt Winners

May T-Shirt Winners

The winner of our May Top Contributor Prize was Nimue.

The winner of our May T-Shirt Raffle was Salazar.

The winners will receive their choice of designs available on http://hogwartslive.spreadshirt.com/

The Top Contributor Prize and T-Shirt Raffle will continue again for the month of June so be sure to check out the Candy Raffle on the lefthand side of the main site under the -Global- section.

New Villages! And a RACE!

We have just brought back our Ministry of Magic, Spinner's End, and No. 12 Grimmauld Place!

The Ministry is open to any Witch/Wizard and higher, regardless of alignment. No. 12 Grimmauld Place is only open to those Witches and Wizards who are of good alignment, and Spinner's End is only open to Witches and Wizards who are evil. To make it a bit clearer, good players can't get to Spinner's and evil players can't get to No. 12 Grimmauld Place.

In addition to these villages, we have added one new race: Death Eaters.

As the name implies, this is for players who are or who wish to be EVIL. If you are good and you choose this race, you will become evil INSTANTLY. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Also, to follow along with the books, this race is only open once you have attained 7 VEs. In other words, only to Witches and Wizards and higher.

Have fun and thanks for playing!

April T-Shirt Winners

April T-Shirt Winners

The winner of our April Top Contributor Prize was AnakinFinnegan.

The winner of our April T-Shirt Raffle was DonovanReno.

The winners will receive their choice of designs available on http://hogwartslive.spreadshirt.com/

The Top Contributor Prize and T-Shirt Raffle will continue again for the month of May so be sure to check out the Candy Raffle on the lefthand side of the main site under the -Global- section.

Staff Suggestions

We will be taking suggestions for new staff members until Saturday, May 5th. Please take into consideration the attitude of the player you are suggesting, their ability to follow the rules, how they treat other players, and if you know they have been banned before, do not suggest them.

Please petition your suggestions.

Just to clear something up...we are not asking you to vote for new staffers, we're only asking for SUGGESTIONS. So if you're one of those people that keeps asking other players to "vote" for you, STOP. Getting a bunch of your friends to petition your name does not increase your chances of being considered for staff.


Friday the 13th Surprise

Just noticed today was Friday the 13th. Well, what better day to start a new Hogwarts Live tradition? Or even better, how about two?

So what are they?

Monthly Top Contributor Prize
If you're the top contributor for the month you'll get to pick out your very own, custom, Hogwarts Live T-shirt from hogwartslive.spreadshirt.com. If you live outside the US we'll cover shipping up to $15 (USD). Check out this page for a list of countries we can ship to.

Monthly T-shirt Candy Raffle
Same deal as above except you have to win a contest. Just head on over to the Candy Raffle page under the Global section on the left side of the site and exchange your every flavor beans for raffle tickets. Beans can be won through special events or acquired through the Prefect's Lounge under Buy Candy.

The prize winners for each month will be announced after that month has ended.

Check out some of our T-shirt designs:


Special Pet's

Happy Easter to those who celebrate the holiday! The Killer Bunny of DOOM and a Baby Chick are available for a limited time only in the pet shop. :)

And the winner is....

It's a tie! After multiple times counting(by multiple people), the votes were correctly counted as 35 for Option 1 and 35 for Option 2.

Option 1 - SmartWitchSarah
One does not simply please WitchyWoman

Option 2 - Hera
I don't always brag about never being muted, but when I do, staff are always there to prove me wrong.

Thank you again to everyone who participated! Winners will be contacted shortly by staff.

Alpha Testers Needed

April Fools!

Yes, this was an april fools day joke, we have not written a blatant rip-off of Angry Birds, and when and if we decide to branch into mobile gaming, you can be sure we won't target platforms like Blackberry or WebOS first. What wasn't a joke? The Bean Raffle of course! Congratulations to AmberWood who wins the Stuffed Pygmy Puff.

Also, it seems that Peeves was in on the April Fools day fun. He broke into the hall of records and somehow made everyone a Hufflepuff. We have unsorted everyone, report to Hogwarts and you can be sorted into your respective houses once again.

We hope you enjoyed our April Fools day fun as much as we did

Pygmy Puff TossOver the years we've received the same criticism over and over again "Why isn't HogwartsLive a graphical game? Text is boring!" Well we've been listening, and we've been working for many months now on a brand new graphical game exclusively for the BlackBerry Playbook and HP Touchpad platforms. We are currently seeking Alpha testers for the new HogwartsLive Pygmy Puff Toss!

In our first graphical game, our completely original gameplay consists of using a catapult to toss pygmy puffs from Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes at Dudley Dursley, who has inexplicably regained his pig tail. In order to protect himself from the onslaught, Dudley has used household furniture items from Number 4 Privet Drive to construct barricades.

We are sure you've never played any games like this at all and will agree it is very original and engaging.

If you are interested in testing out the HogwartsLive Pygmy Puff Toss, and have a BlackBerry Playbook or HP Touchpad, please leave a message in the comments and we'll get back to you soon. We have a highly limited number of beta test slots available, please post your interest today only.

Please note that the details of the game are highly secret, and if you are approved to be an Alpha Tester, you will be required to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement.

UPDATE: In celebration of the announcement of the Alpha Test of the HogwartsLive Pygmy Puff toss, we are Giving away a stuffed Pygmy Puff just like the one shown above. Head on over to the Candy Raffle and trade in those Bertie Botts Every Flavoured Beans for your raffle tickets. But hurry, this raffle is for today only, ending at Midnight tonight Pacific time!

The Stuffed Pygmy puff comes to you straight from Zonkos at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando Florida (we purchased this, WWoHP and Universal Orlando are not sponsors of this raffle)