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22 February, 2003


I know some of you have decided that I must have given up on the Lexicon, what with the lack of entries here. It’s true that I haven’t been spending as much time on the site as I did before, partly because I’m getting closer and closer to being “done” until the next book comes out, and partly because I’m working on a book which is taking a lot of my time. But there have been changes and additions happening over the last two months, mostly small changes rather than whole new pages. I’ve updated the Order of the Phoenix page to include the new release date. I’ve also been editing the pages for some of the other books(although I seem to have misplaced my copy of Quidditch Through The Ages!). If you wander through the Lexicon, you’ll discover new information here and there.

Of course, when June 21 rolls around, I’ll be extremely busy. What fun it will be to have a whole new book’s worth of material to write about! In the meantime, there are new facts turning up every so often. For example, the latest edition of Disney Adventures magazine includes a complete list of all 101 Famous Wizards cards from the Chamber of Secrets game. In the introduction to the list, the magazine states that these were invented by Rowling herself, which means that they must be considered canon. I am working on verifying that this is true, but in the meantime, I’ve started adding the considerable amount of information from those cards into the Lexicon. This will take quite some time, since almost every card includes information which applies to more than one Lexicon page. Also, there are some inconsistencies between the cards and the information given in other places in the canon.

All of this will keep me happily working as we all wait for June 21.

Oh, one more thing. I have finally found a picture of Snape that I like well enough to include on the Snape page. The other one that’s there has bothered some people because they think it makes the Potions Master look too nasty and gross. Personally, I think a lot of people romanticize that character too  much, but I will agree that the picture that was there made him look very bad. So I’ve added an alternative picture, a beautiful drawing by Bridget Haines called The Dark Mark.


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