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Thanks to Trish Drasnin, I have now posted the synopses of all four Daily Prophet newsletters which Jo wrote in the late 1990s for Bloomsbury. Sorry, I don’t have permission to reprint them word for word (although Jo, if you’re reading this, please consider letting me do so!). However, I have… Read More
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Well, you might already see one thing that’s new…the font on this page. We’re gradually changing every page in the Lexicon to this new font, Georgia, since it’s designed to be particularly easy to read on a web page. Josh and I are changing each page that we edit, so… Read More
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I’ve done a lot of editing of the timeline, thanks to helpful suggestions and error-checking from a lot of you. Thanks so much for helping out. I also added a new page, a “year calendar,” which lists birthdays and other dates of importance through the year. This will obviously… Read More
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Okay! It’s done! It took me four days, but I’ve finished a complete update of the timeline. There have been a lot of corrections and additions (and I’m still working on adding some of the information about who won the House and Quidditch Cups for the last ten years). And… Read More
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I was delighted to see the answer to another of my Open Letter questions on Jo’s website today. I have added the October 17 birthday to Flitwick’s page along with the first name Filius for sure. It’s just nice to know. Thanks, Jo. I have also turned on the link for… Read More
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I’m doing more editing today–nothing huge to report yet, although we’ll see what I get done. I do want to mention that the graphic on the main menu page for the sixth book has been  missing the hyphen ever since I created it. That’s because when the title was first… Read More
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Ah, the fun of switching servers. I think I’ve caught all the really bad errors — like missing six or seven main character pages and transferring an out of date version of the “Explore the Wizarding World” page and forgetting to transfer the entire atlas section. Josh has been going… Read More
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First of all, many thanks to Jo Rowling for taking the time to answer a couple of the questions on the Open Letter which I posted on the main page a few weeks ago. We’re all very grateful for the information. We’ll get that integrated into the Lexicon as soon… Read More
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I’ve updated the text menu to keep up with the fancy graphics one. Both main menus now include links to the letter which I wrote to Jo Rowling on the advice of her solicitor, a letter asking for some factual details about the Wizarding World. They also include links to the Floo page,… Read More
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Let me just say that I have nothing but high praise for the staff of PhoenixSong.net. A few days ago I wrote about a disturbing thread which appeared on that website recently. The posts on that thread made some extremely nasty insinuations about the Lexicon and about Penny, who is… Read More
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I’ve just uploaded something that I’ve been working on for the last week. It’s a new analysis of the Weasley children’s ages which includes sort of the history of Gryffindor Quidditch over the last decade or so. I finished it this weekend while camping at Ludington State Park in Michigan. Go… Read More
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A few of the cooler new things on the Lexicon: added a site to the page for the first film which gives 360° virtual tours of various sites in Britain, including some HP film locations added a new site to the Resources page which had me laughing out loud…it’s a dictionary of… Read More
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As usual, there has been a lot of editing over the last few weeks. I’ve been working through a backlog of hundreds of emails to find fixes and additions that needed to be made. Josh has been doing the bulk of the editing. You might spot some of the changes… 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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More big news. The Lexicon is now being translated into Chinese. A team is forming to begin work and they hope to have the site operational within six months. I also just have to take a moment to express the best wishes of the Lexicon staff to Jo and Neil… Read More
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More and more new stuff. added some information to the page of Titles and Honorifics added even more new information all through the pages of Wizards added a new website to the Resources page pretty much finished the Non-Wizard Characters page, which includes Grawp and Karkus as well as all the Hags,… Read More
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Many, many edits and additions: additions to the Gazetteer of Wizarding Britain additions to the Encyclopedia of Potions additions and edits to each of the Wizard pages new essays: Sibylls, Porthia, and Prophecy additions to the page of titles and honorifics additions to the Quidditch Encyclopedia new page listing … Read More
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What’s new indeed! We were delighted and a bit stunned to discover that the Lexicon was chosen by Jo to receive her Fan Site Award. I can’t even tell you what an honor it is to know that Jo actually visits the Lexicon every so often while writing her books,… Read More
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New stuff all over the place and a couple of really cool new things. Here are the main changes and additions: I’ve finally added the Stinging Hex, so you can all stop emailing me now 🙂 New page of spells, the ones from the films and games. I made this… Read More
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It’s Memorial Day weekend and we’re camping for a few days. Every year, this weekend marks the beginning of the time when my schedule settles down quite a bit and I get a lot more time to work on the Lexicon. A few years ago, I created both the Bestiary… Read More