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Order of the Phoenix 10-27 Canon Celebration

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Order of the Phoenix 10-27 Canon Celebration

Between having to appear before the Ministry to explain his Patronus charm, many of his fellow students doubting Voldemort’s return, and butting heads with the new Ministry-sent DADA professor, Harry’s been on the defensive….and it’s taking a toll on him.

Will Harry be believed at last? And the strange dreams he’s been having–will anyone help him figure out what they mean?

If you’re ready to find out, jump in with us!


OP 10: The Transformation Begins by Steve VanderArk

OP 11: Of Loss and Beginning by Steve VanderArk

OP 12: Is It Monday Again? by Steve VanderArk

OP 13: Unsettled School Days by Steve VanderArk

OP 14: Visualizing Hogwarts by Steve VanderArk

OP 15: Secrets in the Years by Steve VanderArk

OP 16: Conversations by Steve VanderArk

OP 17: Wait, What? by Steve VanderArk

OP 18: Hats, Cloaks and Curfews by Steve VanderArk

OP 19: And So It Begins by Steve VanderArk

OP 20: About the Cloak by Steve VanderArk

Harry pouring a memory into the pensieve.OP 21: Prefects, Mistletoe and Hogwarts by Steve VanderArk

OP 22: In Essence Divided by Steve VanderArk

OP 23: Tears and Robes by Steve VanderArk

OP 24: Memories in the Pensieve by Steve VanderArk

OP 25: Hitting the Bottom by Steve VanderArk

OP 26: Things Are Looking Up by Steve VanderArk

OP 27: Dull March into Squally April by Steve VanderArk

Valentine’s Day by Ashmita Shanthakumar

Reader’s Guides:

These guides were originally written in 2003 and 2004, right after the book came out. Since that time, a few edits were made here and there but basically the text remained the same. To get ready for this Canon Celebration, our editors have been revising each one. We’ve added fan artwork to the Guide which illustrates the text. At the bottom in the Commentary section we’ve added a gallery of additional artwork. So even if you’ve read our guides before, please give them another look. And if you’re doing a re-read of the first book, have the Guide to each chapter open as you go! I’m sure you’ll find a lot of information you didn’t know.

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 10

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 11

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 12

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 13

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 14

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 15

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 16

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 17

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 18

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 19

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 20

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 21

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 22

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 23

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 24

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 25

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 26

Reader’s Guide to Chapter 27


Fitting the books into the real-life calendars isn’t easy! In fact, it’s impossible. But that didn’t stop us:

Day by day calendar of events in the book

Text Changes of the Editions and the Years

Differences between the British and American versions

Edits and changes to the text


The Death Eaters: A Guide to Who Was Where by Liam

Voldemort’s Agents, Malfoy’s Cronies, and Hagrid’s Chums: Friendship in Harry Potter by Harald Thorsrund

Prejudice: A Great Theme of the Books by Steve VanderArk

The Complications with Memory by Suzanne Foster

The “Wand Order Problem” by Steve Beers

Interesting Artwork

We have hundreds and hundreds of pieces of fan artwork in our collection. Some subjects get a lot of depictions — Diagon Alley is a favorite topic, for example, and, well, of course it is! But there are a few pieces which illustrate more unusual moments in the text. Here are a few examples:

Mimbulus mimbledonia, the password to the Gryffindor dorm (OP10)

Harry and Seamus argue about whether to believe the Daily Prophet (OP11)

Ron accusing Cho of not being a “true” Tutshill Tornados fan (OP12)

Harry checking in with Sirius (OP14)

D.A. members signing their names to the list (OP16)

showdown in the corridor (OP17)

Dobby returning a healed Hedwig to Harry (OP18)

Luna in her lion’s head hat (OP19)

“How was [your first kiss]?” “Wet” (OP21)

arriving at St. Mungo’s (OP22)

“God Rest Ye Merry Hippogriffs” (OP23)

“Are you calling me a coward?” (OP24)

Harry and Cho at Madam Pudifoot‘s (OP25)

a young Severus Snape “shooting down flies” (OP26)

Firenze teaching his first Divination class (OP27)

Artwork Challenge

We have tons of images of the Dementors and Divination. Snape and Potions lessons are another very popular topic. However, we have very few of the House ghosts apart from Nearly-Headless Nick or of Dean, Lee, and Seamus. Our Artwork Challenge for all you fan artists out there is to depict one of the lesser known characters in the series. If we really like your work, we may feature it in the Lexicon! Here are some suggestions from these chapters:

Send your artwork to [email protected]. By submitting it, you are giving us permission to display your work on the Lexicon. We would like to include your name with your artwork so you are properly credited, so when you send your work let us know what name to use. Please also include a way to get a hold of you so that if we decide to feature your work as part of our regular collection we can contact you for more details. All artwork we display remains the property of the artist and they retain all copyright.

Coming up next week…

We will delve into the last ten chapters of Phoenix, 28-38, and finally get some much-needed exposition on Harry’s background and other important topics.

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