<< February, 2008>>

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February in Harry Potter History......

1992 (PS)
22nd - Quidditch match between Hufflepuff and Gryffindor which Snape referees.

1993 (CS)
1st - Hermione leaves hospital 
Mandrakes are getting secretive and moody. 
14th -  Valentine's Day- Lockhart's Very Special Valentine's Day.  Harry talks to Tom Riddle by means of the diary.

1994 (PA)
3rd - Lupin and Harry discuss the Dementor's Kiss over a bottle of butterbeer.  Harry finally gets the Firebolt back.  Scabbers disappears, Crookshanks is blamed.
5th -  At the Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw Quidditch match, it is a clear, cool day with a light breeze.  Gryffindor wins in spite of Malfoy, Flint, Crabbe, and Goyle trying to sabotage Harry by wearing a Dementor disguise.  Sirius Black rips Ron's bed curtains trying to get to Scabbers.
6th - Security is tightened in the castle, security trolls guard the Fat Lady, whose picture has been repaired and rehung. 
8th - Neville receives a Howler from his Gran.  Harry and Ron visit Hagrid.
11th - Buckbeak's hearing in London.
12th - Hogsmeade weekend.  Harry gets caught by Snape after Malfoy spots him in Hogsmeade.  Hermione receives word from Hagrid that Buckbeak will be executed.

1995 (GF)
22nd - A brown owl returns with Sirius' note asking Harry the date of his next Hogsmeade weekend.  Harry sends it off with a reply. 
24th -  The Second Task takes place at 9:30 a.m. in the lake.  Harry and Cedric are tied for first place with 85 points each.

1996 (OP)
14th -  Valentine's Day- Harry and Cho go to Hogsmeade, have coffee at Madam Puddifoot's.  In The 3 Broomsticks, Harry sees Hagrid, with new injuries, meets Hermione, Rita and Luna. Harry gives Rita an interview for Quibbler. 
16th - Hermione analyzes Harry and Cho's date.  Ron has a bad Quidditch practice.
21st - Quidditch match: Gryffindor loses to Hufflepuff, 240-230 (Ginny catches Snitch).  In his dream, Harry almost pushes open the mysterious corridor door.
23rd - March issue of  Quibbler appears with Harry's  interview.  Harry gets loads of letters.  By midmorning, Educational Decree #27 makes possession of the Quibbler an expulsion offense. 
24th - Before Transfiguration class  Cho says sorry, kisses Harry.  Seamus changes his mind about Harry.  The Quibbler reprints fastest-selling-ever issue. 
Harry dreams of being Voldemort and questioning Rookwood, Avery wrongly told Voldemort that Bode would be able to remove "it," Rookwood putting Voldemort on right track.

1997 (HBP)
1st - First Apparition lesson.  Harry overhears Draco talking to Crabbe.

1998 (DH)
entire month - (Indeed the entire winter) Harry, Ron, and Hermione travel the countryside in their tent.


February Birthdays

3- Warwick Davis: Professor Flitwick (1970)
4- John Kearns: HP Lexicon staff 
6 - Arthur Weasley
8- John Williams: Composer (1932) 
8- Roger Lloyd-Pack: Barty Crouch (1944)
12- Afshan Azad: Padma Patil (1988) 
16- Belinda Hobbs: Floo Network Editor (1964)
17- Bonnie Wright: Ginny Weasley (1991) 
21- Alan Rickman: Professor Snape (1946) 
22- Julie Walters: Molly Weasley (1950) 
25- James and Oliver Phelps: Fred and George Weasley (1986) 
27- Timothy Spall: Peter Pettigrew (1957) 
28- Alfred Burke: Headmaster Armando Dippet (1918) 


Events & Reminders

2008

June 19-21, 2008: Convention Alley 2 - Ottawa, Ontario Canada

July 10-13, 2008: Portus 2008, Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas

July 13 - 18, 2008: NIU Muggle Academy summer camp, sponsored by Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois USA

July 25-27, 2008: Accio 2008, Magdalen College, Oxford UK

August 7-11, 2008: Terminus sponsored by Narrate Conferences, Inc.- Chicago, Illinois USA

November 14-16, 2008: As-yet-unnamed conference sponsored by Northern Illinois University, Illinois USA

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film will be released in theaters
November 20 – Germany, Netherlands
November 21 – Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, UK, USA
November 26 – Belgium, France
November 27 - Australia
November 28 - Bulgaria, Poland, Russia, Spain
December 6 - Japan

2009

May 21-24, 2009: “LeakyCon”, Boston, MA

June 26-29, 2009: Sectus 2009, Bodelwyddan Castle, Wales CANCELLED

July 23-26, 2009: “Level Two 2009”, San Jose, California

December 1, 2009: Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park opens at Universal Studios, Orlando Florida

2010

July 15-18, 2010: Infinitus 2010 at “Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park", Universal Studios, Orlando Florida

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film to be released in theaters


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PLS GEWQ JL KQ HEMQDSB XD PLS OQJ DMXQAFBP VXJG ZQ KQHESYQ PLS JQAF JL JSMA SR XA ZP KLLCY, EAF XD PLS LDDQAF ZQ, PLS LDJQA JSMA SR EY E AEYJP HGEMEHJQM.


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