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Professor Koniphorus Swamp is at it again, writing about the flora and fauna in the world of Harry Potter as no other essayist! Be sure to have a look at her new essay, speculating about the surprising importance of one of the most boring critters in the Potterverse: Flobberworms. Read More
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The new Wizard of the Month for October is now on Jo’s site, Idris Oakby. This gives us another new canon character along with a new canon organization. Am I on new canon overload? Nah, not possible!… Read More
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Hi everyone, I have been collecting bits and pieces that may be of use to people taking the W.O.M.B.A.T. It has *no* commentary, just canon and bits from reference books. Crib sheet: http://www.hp-lexicon.org/wizworld/wombat/cribsheet.html The Lexicon staff commentary is also in the works and will be posted this afternoon (I’m… Read More
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I’ve created a page of Instructions for working the puzzle behind the Door, including pictures, and updated most of the relevant pages in the Guide to JKR.com with the other additions from today. We will be working on our commentary of the W.O.M.B.A.T. grade 2, as Steve said, and… Read More
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Just noticed that the door is open on jkr.com. No time to explore further (Real Life and all that…), but you know we’ll be all over it! Watch for more…… Read More
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Jo has added to her site today: 2 News articles, 3 Rumours, Diary entry #8, and a new Fan Site Award. I’ll finish updating the Lexicon later today. I had to leave for work right in the midst of the update.. ARGH! So yes, the door is open… Read More
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I just got back last night from London where I spent a glorious, magical day visiting the studios where they are busy filming the latest Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Warner Bros reps took us on tours of the sets, let us watch filming,… Read More
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It is my very great pleasure to announce the posting of a new essay, Snape’s Eyes, by Edward M. Kern, Associate Professor of History at Lawrence University. If you attended Lumos 2006, you may recognize this essay — it was originally presented at Lumos in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July… Read More
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Presented at Lumos 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada 29 July 2006[*] How wonderful it is that the second chapter of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is titled “Spinner’s End.” Wonderful, because, if read ironically, it refers not only to a place, but to Severus Snape’s fate, a rubric revealing that the… Read More
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Hi, this is a minor change, but I just updated all the links on our index page of Lexicon artists. Some of the website links no longer worked, some had moved, etc. Read More
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Jo has updated her website in the News section, in Extra Stuff- Miscellaneous (a NAQ ‘Never Asked Question’) and her Diary. I have the Guide to JKR.com updated. 😀 Wheee! It’s wonderful to hear from her! Thanks Jo! I’d also like to point out a fairly new feature I’ve… Read More
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Makani made my day today. It was an OK day. Pulled weeds, went to work, grocery shopped and came home, but something made me check my subscriptions to “friend’s” Livejournals and Harry Potter fanartist Makani (Heather Campbell) had posted no fewer than 5 new Potter drawings (3 canon and 2… Read More
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Hi, everyone. I hope that everyone’s enjoying the new Timelines! This project has been in the works since February, and there’s a lot to it. Permit me to put on my Knight Bus Tours hat for a moment and tell you about some of the great things the new Timelines… Read More
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We here at the Lexicon are delighted to announce the new and amazingly improved Timeline of the Wizarding World. For quite a few months now we’ve been working on this incredible resource, which combines the detailed and carefully researched information from the original timeline with a powerful search tool called… Read More
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With the addition of the zoom feature in the Scrapbook on JKRowling.com it’s now easier to view the minute details of the Potterania extra content. On the “Very early page of Philosopher’s Stone” you can see the faint shadow of backwards typewritten words. This is probably typed on… Read More
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I’ve just finished updating the page Map of Hogwarts in the movies ; by Quentin Lowagie, the webmaster of the Lexicon in French (L’Encyclopédie Harry Potter). Quentin does a marvelous job of mapping out the buildings and grounds of Hogwarts as it appears, and changes, through… Read More
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You may remember the funny introduction to Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them where Scamander writes about how hard it has been to figure out what is a beast and what is a magical being. Well, John and I have been wrestling with the same question because we’ve been… Read More