Catherine

Catherine Williams

Contributor


Catherine joined Leaky in October 2011 just after the launch of LeakyNews. She is a North Carolina native currently living in Florida, where she is a PhD student in musicology (aka professional music nerd). In her limited free time, she plays fiddle in Irish trad band Sligo Line. She is a fan of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Buffy, Doctor Who, ASOIAF, Disney, and, obviously, music.

By Catherine

J.K. Rowling Shares Celestina Warbeck’s Biography

This morning on the Today Show, J.K. Rowling appeared to announce a new backstory appearing on Pottermore: Celestina Warbeck! Rowling explained on Pottermore that Warbeck is one of her “favorite ‘off-stage’ characters” from the series, so naturally we’re excited to learn More…

Fan Activism at Work

A continuation of last year’s “Can Fandom Change the World?” panel, this year’s “How Fandom is Changing the World” focused on current projects and various branches of charitable works found throughout the fandom community (using the term fandom loosely here). More…

Nerdy Songwriting at LeakyCon

The Songwriting for Geeks and Nerds panel was one of the mid-day panels on day one of LeakyCon programming, featuring wizard rockers Adam Dubberly, Lauren Fairweather, and Matt Maggiacomo, and geeky ukelele-ist Molly Lewis. Sans moderator, the panelists immediately opened More…

ICYMI: Big Changes at the Harry Potter Alliance

In case you missed it with all the Harry Potter-related excitement in the past few weeks, the Harry Potter Alliance is currently undergoing some exciting changes in leadership. First, founding Executive Director Andrew Slack was named an Ashoka Fellow, receiving three More…

Karen Gillan on Nebula, Fight Scenes, and Going Bald

With the Guardians of the Galaxy release date coming soon, several news sites who had the opportunity to visit the film set last year are releasing interviews and exclusives. Today’s interview comes to you from the lovely folks at /film, who More…

Everybody to the Limit: Homestar Runner is Returning

After the popularity of this year’s Homestar Runner April Fool’s Day segment, the creators behind the viral flash site have announced that they plan to begin releasing new material later this year. Need a reminder, a flashback to your early 2000s More…