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I’ve been cleaning out my inbox, and have made a number of corrections suggested by our readers. Most notably, the birth and first year dates for Cedric have been changed, and Katie Bell now has her own, expanded page. More corrections & additions coming. Read More
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The updated and re-organized Black family pages are finished! If you had bookmarked the old pages you will need to update them. New Black family page New Black family tree New location of Sirius page… 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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Just thought I’d keep y’all up to date on what we’ve been working on. Aside from the usual (and fairly boring) site management stuff, Michele and I have been exapnding the Reader’s Guides for various chapters of the books. I have been working my way through Philosopher’s Stone lately and just added… Read More
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Take a look at our Lexicon Christmas Card, which I uploaded this afternoon. Everyone hasn’t had a chance to sign it, but I decided to make it live anyway because it’s almost Christmas and I wanted all of you to see it. Read More
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No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. Laura’s fabulous Marauders artwork has been temporarily removed. We realized that the main menu page has changed a lot in a year and the old Christmas page didn’t include all the new links and buttons. So we’re working on adding Laura’s artwork… Read More
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We’ve been working on updating the reader’s guides lately (particularly those for Goblet of Fire, for some reason), and areas referenced by them. Strictly British is now a section rather than a single page, and is gradually acquiring new material. You also may have noticed that Which Wizard‘s links have been undergoing… Read More
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Congratulations to artist Makani (Heather Campbell), who is now a staffer for our sister site The Leaky Cauldron. Makani’s artwork has been drawing quite a lot of attention due to her drawing skills and laugh-out-loud cartooning. See the entries below (September 11 & 18) for links to some of Makani’s… Read More
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I hope you noticed the boooo-tiful new Hallowe’en artwork created for us by Laura Freeman! Poor Myrtle looks like she’s about to dive into the U-bend! Can you guess that book this scene is from?… Read More
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John here, with a new essay. It’s written by Ravenclaw Rambler, and is called “In Search of Little Whinging.” It’s a look at the location of Little Whinging and Privet Drive, with a different interpretation from the one previously presented by Nik the Hermit in an equally wonderful essay, “Surrey: Showing… Read More
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We have a really cool new addition to the site, and a fantastic reference tool at that. Mrs Muggle has given us permission to post her detailed compilation of Potterwords, which is a usage guide to all of the abbreviations, capitalizations, punctuation, and spellings used throughout the books. Even if… Read More
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I’ve just finished a reorganization of the Bestiary, along with giving it a bit of a face lift. The old pages will stay up for a little while as we work to update links across the site. We also have a new page with lots of information on giants. Read More
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I am beginning to redesign and revise the character timelines! So far Dumbledore‘s and Snape‘s are pretty much finished. My goals with these revisions is to make the timelines easier to use, more complete, and as precise as possible on the dates. Read More
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We have four more artist mini-portfolios to tell you about: Sebastian Theilig, Tea with Voldy, Jeannine Delleré, and Cassie Songer all now have pages about them and their artwork. Read More
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More art news! As you know, we have agreements with many different artists who allow us to display their stunning artwork. Until now, there has been very little information about them, so we have begun creating “biography/mini-portfolio” pages for the artists who want them. So far there are pages for … Read More