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The Wizard of the Month on JKRowling.com is once again a new canon character. Lisa has added Hambledon Quince to the Lexicon wizards pages, and I’ve updated the Guide to JKR.com. Now what to do with the new mention of the planet Mars? Perhaps we’ll compile all the astronomy,… Read More
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It’s funny that I haven’t posted here in a while, because I’ve probably worked harder on the Lexicon in the last two weeks than ever before. You’ll hear more about that in the near future, but tonight I’m taking a break as Clint does some serious programming over in our… Read More
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Steve has just created an “explainer” page compiling all the information about how we calculate dates for Snape, Lily and the Marauders. A few months ago you could still find Lexicon birthyears for James, etc. that said c.1960 or c.1961. These dates had implications for how many years he and… Read More
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We got some illuminating comments about my recent work on Fred and George’s page. They raised several “Weasley” issues, mainly ones having to do with Prewett and Weasley names on the Black Family Tree — so I’ve been revising all of the Weasley pages to clarify what is canon and… Read More
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With the many references to stars and constellations throughout the books (especially with the Black family), I wondered about the stars that appear in the window on Jo’s site. So I asked an expert! Check out the page on Day/Night changes in the Guide to JKR.com for a bit of… Read More
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Next to Snape and Dumbledore, I probably get the most mail about Fred and George’s page. Not for suggestions or errors, but because the whole page badly needed to be updated and reorganized. Well, I am almost finished with it (I’m still fact-checking stuff from books 5 & 6), so… Read More
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The Wizard of the Month calendar on Jo’s website: jkrowling.com has been updated with another birthday. This marks the third year in a row that she has wished Percy Weasley a happy day… hmmmm……… Read More
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Dobby actually has 2 new pages. One for character information, and one for his quotes! I will be adding artwork, but the pages are essentially finished. Comments and corrections appreciated! One quote that struck me as interesting was this one “Dobby likes Professor Dumbledore very much, sir, and is… Read More
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After walking—or rather riding—up the staircase to the Headmaster’s office, one knocks on the door, enters, and is greeted not only by the face of the Headmaster, or Headmistress, but by soft snores coming from the wall. We are first introduced to the Headmaster’s office, and the decorations it contains, in Chamber of Secrets (CS12). Here,… Read More
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I’ve moved twice this summer so I haven’t been around much, but Lumos re-invigorated me just as I was starting to settle down so I’m excitedly diving back into my sections again. 🙂 I’ve been messing around with the gazetteer some this morning, updating a few entries and so forth. Read More
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I just added a bit of historical background to the character entry for Mungo Bonham. It turns out that there was a real St. Mungo who was an early Bishop of Scotland (also called St. Kentigern) who evangelized pagans c. 600 in the Glasgow area. One local tradition even holds… Read More
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Paula here. I’ve just posted a new essay, 20 Heads are Better Than One: 1000 Years of Headmasters. New Lexicon contributor Zachary Seymour discusses what it means for Dumbledore’s to have joined the Pantheon of moving portraits in the Head’s office — and what it may mean for Harry to… Read More
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More new canon! Wheeee! I have just finished uploading to the Quick-Quotes-Quill what I hope are definitive versions of the press conference and readings Jo did in New York last week. These transcripts use the best from other fansites with corrections and extra research, so I hope you will… Read More
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We’d like to join Jo in wishing Ginny Weasley a Happy Birthday! As she has done for the past two years, Jo posted this birthday wish on the Wizard of the Month Calendar of her website: jkrowling.com today. Read More
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Welcome to the brand new What’s New page. I know it looks pretty much like the old one, but there is one important difference. This page is set up as a blog, which means that you can subscribe to get the RSS feed in your favorite RSS newsreader. Look for… Read More
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Once again the Wizard of the Month on Jo’s site, Erica Stainwright, is a new canon character. This has been the case for the past four months, providing us here at the Lexicon with fresh new canon to incorporate! (We always get excited over new canon.) Also this week… Read More