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With the new year comes a new Wizard of the Month… Harvey Ridgebit This is a new canon character, but the Peruvian Vipertooth and the dragon sanctuary in Romania are not. So is this the reservation where Charlie works? Would Charlie’s occupation be Dragonologist then? hmmm… Edit: At 9:30… Read More
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As most folks do at this time of the year, we have looked back at the events of the past year on the Lexicon and marveled at it all. To quote Dumbledore from the first Leaving Feast “Another year gone! … What a year it has been!” 🙂… Read More
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I started playing around with Google Trends yesterday, and came up with some fun results I wanted to share. For those who don’t know, it’s a set of statistics about where (in what countries and cities) different terms and phrases are most commonly Googled. First, “Harry Potter” is most frequently… Read More
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The Do Not Disturb sign is back on the Door today. The Door was open for a full week this time. I’ve now completed a page in the Guide to JKR.com detailing the puzzle behind the Door Opening #7. I included some screenshots of the candle in the… Read More
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Please join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday today, December 27th, to Steve Vander Ark, HH, CWWEA-ld, MMM, KCL, SM, Gurg Headmaster of the HPLexicon, Chief Warlock of the Wizarding Examinations Authority- Lexicon Division, Minister for Muggle Magic Keeper of Canon and Lists… Read More
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As part of our quest for the possible meanings of ‘hallows,’ Lexicon friend Bandersnatch kindly agreed to assemble some information for us. The result is an excellent essay which gives us some context for the new book’s title. Enjoy: The Grail Hallows and Harry Potter… Read More
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As John said, we’re trying to research this with more authoritative sources than are usually found free on the web. Some brilliant research and theorizing is being done, but here at the Lexicon we want to be cautious and make sure we’re giving you the best tools we can. One… Read More
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Good morning! We’ve been working around our already jammed holiday schedules to do some site updates with the new book title. We’ll be abbreviating it site-wide as DH, as you probably could have guessed. I’ve got a brand-new page up and running: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Lisa has… Read More
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Christmas decorations have appeared on Jo’s site again this year. So far they seem to be mostly the same as the past two years; the only major differences I notice are the cards on the Extra Stuff bulletin board, and the snowman globe in the Links… Read More
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We at the Lexicon would like to wish a very special happy birthday today to one of our very special staffers, Lisa Waite Bunker. Lisa takes care of the character pages and the artists here on the Lexicon as well as managing AccioQuote! (the newly merged website of… Read More
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We have another new canon character from the WotM calendar on Jo’s site… Laurentia Fletwock. We’ll be updating the relevant Lexicon areas shortly. Lisa here: I have now updated the Wizards page with graphics (click for the fullsize version) and commentary on the possible name origins. Thanks to readers… Read More
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While the staff is all insanely busy right now, I thought I’d spotlight another gem from the deep recesses of the Lexicon vaults. The Muggle Encyclopedia holds treasures untold and I invite you to explore through its pages. Penny compiled this amazing resource of information that’s a wealth of… Read More
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This was another tangent that blew up into a two-day project, but we now have a new page with details on owl post and a newly edited page with lots of new information on owls. As always, send additions if you find them!… Read More
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Yes, the exchange rates on the old one were out of date, so… I got out my wand and swished it a few times. I hope you enjoy this updated version! I’ve added a few more currencies from around the world, including the Romanian New Lei, the… Read More
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“Canon fodder” will be an intermittent series of posts about cool stuff that can be found in the dark corners of the Lexicon. Wizard Currency Converter: Have you ever wanted to give a gift certificate in Galleons, Knuts and Sickles, but didn’t know the exchange rate? The Lexicon has a… Read More
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… and we have a new Wizard of the Month. Lorcan d’Eath 1964 – present Heartthrob singer, part vampire, nineteen weeks at number 1 with hit song ‘Necks to You.’… Read More
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Jo has come through in the true spirit of Halloween, giving us a Treat on her official website! I updated the Guide to JKR.com as they appeared. 🙂 The new additions today were: in Extra Stuff-Miscellaneous: Spell Definitions and Diary entry #9. Read More
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I’ve been taking a break from my big project, working on fixing broken links and minor errors and so forth. Then last night, Belinda and I started chatting about some of the Lexicon’s “forgotten” pages, that don’t really have a section and so are in a bit of disrepair, and… Read More
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About a week ago I was studying through the first few chapters of PS and realized that I hadn’t done justice to the Muggle zoo, having ignored the reptile house and zoo restaurant despite writing an entry for every other building in the books. So I went ahead and added… Read More
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I know that the character A to Z lists are very very long and I have been meaning for a while to give certain characters their own pages so that their A to Z list entry can be shortened. So here goes: Lavender Brown, Seamus Finnegan, Ernie Macmillan, Griselda Marchbanks,… Read More