• Article We're in the process of creating a whole new Harry Potter Lexicon, as many of you know. There are currently 27 editors working on the project, all fans who are eager to share their knowledge of canon with the fan community. This truly is a fan project, and an international one. We have editors of all ages and from all over the world: Thailand, France, United States, Spain, Argentina, and more. As part of that process, I've been going through the Harry Potter timeline. I originally created this timeline in 2001 after the two schoolbooks came out and when Electronic Arts added a hundred new characters to the Harry Potter universe with dates of when they lived. Read More
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Pottermore is a gold mine of interesting canon facts. Some of these are brand new but other facts just relate events and characters we've encountered before. Some other facts are clearly included to answer fan questions or explain perceived mistakes in canon. Here are a few particularly fun tidbits of canon information that make connections to elsewhere in canon: Read More
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Let's admit it: sometimes it seems that Harry is something of a bumbler in the early books. He fails to ask the most obvious questions of the adults around him. He barely manages his schoolwork and doesn't seem to be able to write an essay without relying on Hermione. And he comes up with lame excuses for not telling Dumbledore what he knows, which usually compounds the problem. It's as if he's wandering around in a daze most of the time. Of course, when you remember that he's only eleven when he starts Hogwarts, it does make sense. Think about the eleven-year-old boys you know. They're probably not that different. There are those moments, however, when Harry's true strength and inherent talent shines through, even in the early books. Three such moments occur one right after the other in Goblet of Fire chapter 9 as the trio escape the chaos at the campsite by running into the woods. Read More
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The Wizard of the Month on Jo’s site for June (Daisy Hookum) and July (Tarquin McTavish) were both new characters. Most of the WotM have been from the Famous Wizard Cards, but occasionally she has given us these charming additions to the canon. Podcast:… Read More
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All information about the Black family is currently being revised due to the publication of portions of a marvelous hand-drawn Black family tree that Jo is auctioning off to benefit Book Aid International. For now, you can read more at The Leaky Cauldron. We haven’t had this much new… Read More
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Numerous people have been writing and asking us to clarify dates for Snape, Lily and the Marauders. I have added information to Snape’s page with our latest thinking and links to the evidence we used to arrive at our calculation: Notes on Dates for Snape, Lily and the Marauders: 1959 or… Read More
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The character pages have been updated with new info through chapter 15. They aren’t finished yet, but I have started whole pages on Rufus Scrimgeour and Horace Slughorn. Voldemort’s page has new sections: “Followers,” and “Victims.” Podcast: Play in new… Read More
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Neville has his own page now, so hopefully it will be easier to find information on him. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:04:44 — 59.3MB)… Read More
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I am in the process of adding new characters: Alecto; Amycus; Aubrey, Bertram; Belby, Marcus; Belcher, Humphrey; Benson, Amy (Muggle); Bishop, Dennis (Muggle); Burke, Caractacus; Cadwallader; Chorley (Muggle); Cole, Mrs. (Muggle); Coote, Ritchie; Cresswell, Dirk; Cuffe, Barabas; Damocles [Uncle]; Flume, Ambrosius; Gaunt, Marvolo; Gaunt, Merope; Gaunt, Morfin; Golpalott; Greyback, Fenrir;… Read More
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We now have a “bookquotes” page for Petunia and the Dursley family, and more complete listings for Neville and Draco, all due to Asphodel (aka Lori Damerell, she of the magic fingers)! Coming soon: a more complete listing of quotes by Lord Voldemort, courtesy of Lady Stratford. Podcast:… Read More
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I have created 13 new pages listing book quotes for most of the major characters. Also, the pages for Draco, Ron, Hermione, Sirius, and Ginny have all been reorganized and enlarged! New sections include information on the actors who play the characters in the movies and new artwork. I hope they are… Read More
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I have been working on expanding the pages for the main characters. I am adding interior navigation (similar to a Table of Contents), quotes pages, expanded name research, new artwork, and more that I can’t think of right now. So far the Dumbledore, Hagrid and Snape pages are done. Podcast:… Read More
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Did some updating on the new guide to Jo’s website. Then I noticed that she’d added Bill’s birthday on November 29. I figured I’d quickly add that to the timelines… But wait. If Bill was born on November 29, that means he turned eleven the year BEFORE he started Hogwarts. And… Read More
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Just a quick note. I’m on vacation, currently in Quebec City, and I happen to have internet available in my hotel, which is pretty darn nice. I had a wonderful time at Convention Alley and now I and my family will be vacationing in Canada for a few days. I… Read More
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It’s official. Blaise Zabini is a wizard. As with Professor Sinistra, one of the translation teams needed to know the gender of that particular character because in the language they’re working with, it matters for their choice of words (in this case Portuguese). I didn’t know the answer, athough I… Read More