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July 14th, the date that marks the release of Deathly Hallows as one week away. ONE WEEK! Just 7 days. Seven, the most powerfully magical number of all. This is sure to be the longest list we’ve created yet, as there are many times the number 7 is mentioned. (For… Read More
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The HP Lexicon is happy to promote the fund raising efforts of fellow Potter fans to help put our beloved books (literally) into the hands of blind readers. The National Braille Press is magically making Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows available in braille the… Read More
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Today being July 13th means there are 8 days to go before the release of Deathly Hallows. How many examples of the number 8 can we find relating to Harry Potter? The Hogwarts library closes at eight o’clock in the evening. Neville Longbottom showed his first sign of magical ability… Read More
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I’ll be participating in a huge Harry Potter event in the town of Monroe, Michigan, this coming Saturday. I’ll be speaking at noon at the library and later in the day participating in a Q&A session. There is a lot more going on with events to interest people of all… Read More
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Yesterday was sure a lot of fun, coming up with all the tens. Here we are on July 12th, which means Deathly Hallows is 9 days away. How many occurances of the number 9 can we find associated with Harry Potter? A few to get us started: The Hogwarts Express… Read More
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A small group of obsessive nitpicking Harry Potter fans (true Lexicon friends!) who call themselves the HPNs have found a fun way to pass the time waiting for the final book. They’ve been scouring the books for occurrences of the number corresponding to the number of days left. Let’s join… Read More
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Here they are, recordings of the entire A&E show have been posted to YouTube. You ask, what am I talking about? The Lexicon’s Supreme Mugwump Steve Vander Ark was interviewed by the Arts and Entertainment Network along with John Granger (Who Killed Albus Dumbledore?, Looking for God… Read More
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In honor of Jo’s latest Wizards of the Month, I thought it was high time I updated my lame-o page on the Hogwarts founders. Isn’t it interesting to compare how they have been depicted? Can anyone think of an information category that I’ve left out? Later edit: they’ve been revised… Read More
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The Wizard of the Month calendar on JKR.com has changed to display the wizard for July 2007 as: Godric Gryffindor Medieval (precise dates unknown) One of the four famous Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Godric Gryffindor was the most accomplished dueller of his time,… Read More
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Continuing our tradition of joining in the birthday wishes posted on Jo’s site… The Wizard of the Month calendar has changed to Happy Birthday Dobby for June 28th. Read More
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A new book has appeared in the Links section of Jo’s website, entitled Missing Madeleine. Please LOOK, read, and spread the word about this tragic story. We are praying for her safe return. Editorial: For those who would criticize Jo for giving this publicity to the plight… Read More
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We haven’t talked much about the Portkey lately, what with the lead up to the new film and book and game and soundtrack and who knows what all. However, the team has been working dilligently behind the scenes, adding more and more content. Here are a few cool new additions:… Read More
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Lately I’ve receieved a few emails along these lines: hey, the lexicon is a great site and i love reading almost everything on it. however a lot of the stuff is outdated – there are questions and debates on stuff that has been answered in later books, details tht have… Read More
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Owls are arriving with the results of WOMBAT 3 on Jo’s official site. Text from all certificates is now posted on the WOMBAT – results page, images on the way! EDIT:The page is now complete with screenshots of the WOMBAT wall and images of all the certificates. Read More
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The WOMBAT results delivery clock on Jo’s official site shows that the Results are in the post. You can see this by clicking on the WOMBAT card and entering your Student ID code. In the past this has meant we would receive the results within a day! If… Read More
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A few weeks ago, Budget Travel asked me to write an article for their website, sort of a “travel guide” to locales in the Harry Potter world. The guide is now live on their site. I think you’ll enjoy it, so wander over and take a look. Read More
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Well we’ve finally managed to post the text of WOMBAT grade 3 exam with our Lexicon staff commentary. John Kearns joins us this time with his added insight, and Lisa returns for a second time with her perspective. Steve and I have been overwhelmed in real life the past… Read More
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I meant to post this last week, but got distracted by the terrific cover art. Red Scharlach has released new artwork of Madam Rosmerta — in the style of Toulouse Lautrec’s poster art. New Lexicon artist Sloan de Forest (cf: Eileen Prince) has sent us her drawing of Luna… Read More