Archive for the ‘Essays’ Category

New essay! House-elves in DH

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

House-elves really came into their own in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — this fact, and some similarities between the characters of the house-elves and the theme of the greatness of servitude in the Christian gospels, was not lost on new Lexicon essay contributor Leanne Bruno. Enjoy!

Astronomy essay update

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Greetings! Check out Mike Weinstein’s essay, Astronomy in the Harry Potter Series—it’s been updated with analyses of a couple of astronomical references in Deathly Hallows.

Down to the wire essays. . .

Friday, July 20th, 2007

I’ve just posted the last essays that will be published before Deathly Hallows, and they should definitely keep our Pensieve humming! An active LiveJournaler, Felicity, has allowed the Lexicon to publish three essays setting forth her theories on Horcruxes: one about the Horcrux described as “Something of Ravenclaw’s or Gryffindor’s,” another about the Hufflepuff Cup, and a third about Nagini. Because the essays make predictions about Horcruxes and presumably (!) Deathly Hallows will reveal all about about them, I’ve rushed the essays into print, so to speak, in the interest of getting them out there, and will be updating the essays through the evening with links to Lexicon sources as indicated.


More food for thought . . . Bendable vow essay

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

A new Lexicon contributor, D.B. Fwoopersong, has some theories about just what happened the night Snape supposedly made that Unbreakable Vow . . . enjoy!

‘Nother essay, shipping

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Here’s a bonbon for all you shippers out there — a wicked fun and wildly speculative essay about potential relationships in the Marauder Era, by new Lexicon contributor hpboy13. Enjoy!

New essays! Platform 9 3/4 and Muggle magic

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

It’s been awhile, but I have a couple of new essays posted, authored by a regular contributor, Ravenclaw Rambler. He’s got some ideas about the location of Platform Nine-and-Three-Quarters, as well as some thoughts on “muggle magic.”

Keep checking back for new essays all this week, as I have a backlog I am trying desperately to clear before the release of Deathly Hallows; we Lexicon staffers are going to be mighty busy updating the Lexicon in the days and weeks after Deathly Hallows comes out!

A Guest Appearance

Monday, April 9th, 2007

I’ve just posted an essay by Quentin Lowagie, webmaster of the Harry Potter Lexicon counterpart in French, L’Encyclopédie Harry Potter. Quentin visited London last year, took some fabulous pictures of London sights related to the world of Harry Potter . . . et voilà, je vous présente Harry Potter in London: Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, the Leaky Cauldron, etc. Enjoy!

New essay! Astronomy in HP

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

I know it’s been awhile, but I have finally posted another new essay. This one is from astronomer and past Lexicon contributor Mike Weinstein: Astronomy in the Harry Potter Series. Enjoy!

‘Nother New Essay, In Search of . . . The Burrow

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

Here’s a new essay speculating on the whereabouts of yet another iconic Harry Potter location from the prolific and entertaining Ravenclaw Rambler: In Search of . . . The Burrow.

New essay! Wizard Money

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

Greetings on T-167 days and counting until Book 7 publication! I have an essay for any math wonks out there (that’s “maths” to Jo and others in the U.K.): check out our new essay on Wizard Money from a fan in Russia, Anton Generalov aka “XAHrOBEP” (pronounced “Hangover”).

And another essay . . . the physics of magic

Monday, January 1st, 2007

I’m just trying to make up for lost time over my busy holiday season! Here’s another great essay, this one by Dr. Immo Garrn, adapted from a presentation he made at the offsitePatronus conference in Copenhagen during the Summer of 2006 about the physics of magic.

Happy New Year! essay: In Search of . . . the Hut-on-The-Rock

Monday, January 1st, 2007

. . . and here’s another essay by Ravenclaw Rambler, this one going In Search of . . . the Hut-on-The-Rock. Enjoy!