Canon discussion

Minor Canon Error on Pottermore?

So who won the 1966 Quidditch World Cup? According to Rowling’s history of the event on Pottermore, it was Australia:

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4 Ways Pottermore Facts Connect with Other Canon

Pottermore is a gold mine of interesting canon facts. Some of these are brand new but other facts just relate events and characters we’ve encountered before. Some other facts are clearly included to answer fan questions or explain perceived mistakes in canon. Here … Continue reading

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3 Cool Things We Learn About Harry in GF9

Let’s admit it: sometimes it seems that Harry is something of a bumbler in the early books. He fails to ask the most obvious questions of the adults around him. He barely manages his schoolwork and doesn’t seem to be able to … Continue reading

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How many Quidditch World Cups have there been anyway?

For the past couple of months (according to The Daily Prophet in Pottermore) the 427th Quidditch World Cup took place in the Patagonia Desert in Argentina.  Since April 12, 2014, J.K. Rowling has been progressively giving us the story of … Continue reading

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The REAL “new Harry Potter short story”

So hey, I’ll bet you noticed that Rowling wrote a New Short Story and posted it on Pottermore. It would be hard not to notice, since it’s been talked about all over, even in the Muggle news. I rushed online … Continue reading

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Hogwarts Letter mysteries: Who delivers them and when?

Everybody knows that your Hogwarts letter should arrive on your eleventh birthday. But careful reading suggests that no, it doesn’t. Harry’s only did by coincidence. The first letter actually arrived on July 24. It was only because of

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5 Canon Facts That Don’t Appear in Both the UK and US editions

Most of the differences between the US and UK editions are very minor, simply changes to phrasing or terms to make the text easier to understand for American readers. However, a few differences are a little bigger than that. In … Continue reading

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The time the US editors screwed up a Harry Potter book

Way back in the late 90s, the Harry Potter books came out in Britain first, long before the US editions. In fact, it took a whole year for Philosopher’s Stone to be Transfigured into Sorcerer’s Stone. During that year, the … Continue reading

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Who says Quidditch is stupid?

Quidditch is awesome! Quidditch is exciting! Quidditch is the best sport in the world! Those Bludgers flying around, trying to smash into people! The Keepers hanging from their brooms to block a 10-point shot! The Seeker making a spectacular diving … Continue reading

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9 Interesting Canon Facts from Pottermore

In her writing on Pottermore, Rowling has revealed a lot of new information about the wizarding world and the characters in it. Here are a few interesting tidbits:

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“Which part of ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ did you think was light and fluffy?”

Here are a few very interesting Rowling quotes for your reading pleasure. I’ve added my own thoughts here and there. About the first chapter of Philosopher’s Stone: “The very, very earliest drafts of the first chapter of ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ have … Continue reading

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Where did the time go?

Most long-term Lexicon readers will be familiar with the infamous Missing 24 Hours problem. It was a very popular topic of discussion way back in the day. This mystery first came to light in 2001

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