To celebrate in true Lexicon fashion, we’re having a Canon Celebration from July through December of 2020. Explore the magic with us!
Every week we’ll be celebrating part of the Harry Potter canon. We can’t cover everything, of course, so we’re focusing on the novels, which most people consider to be “primary canon.” Between each book we’ll spend a week celebrating a particular topic.
A blog post will go out each Sunday with a collection of links to parts of our collection. We’ll link to essays, artwork, Reader’s Guides, related entries, and more. We’re creating new podcasts as well as linking to existing ones. Every week, a new link below will go live giving you a treasury of places to go and things to see.
Calling all Artists and Writers!
Are you an artist and would like to get involved? Starting the week of July 12, watch for the art challenge on the blog post. Are you a writer? Consider submitting an essay for us to publish. After all, the Lexicon has been featuring the best of Wizarding World art for two decades and has always been the go-to resource for essayists and fanfiction writers.
Here’s the schedule!
Introduction podcast and blog post
- July 5-11: The first five chapters of Philosopher’s Stone
- July 12-18: Chapters 6 through 17 of Philosopher’s Stone
- July 19-25: Quidditch!
- July 26-August 1: Chamber of Secrets chapters 1 through 5
- August 2-8: Chapters 6 through 12 of Chamber of Secrets
- August 9-15: The end of Chamber of Secrets, chapters 13 through 18
- August 16-22: Classes and Teachers
- August 23-29: Prisoner of Azkaban, first five chapters
- August 30-September 5: Chapters 6 through 11 of Prisoner of Azkaban
- September 6-12: Chapters 12 though 22 of Prisoner of Azkaban
- September 13-19: The History of the Wizarding World
- September 20-26: Chapters 1 through 10 of Goblet of Fire
- September 27-October 3: Goblet of Fire chapters 11 through 18
- October 4-10: Chapters 19 through 37 of Goblet of Fire
- October 11-17: The School Books and the Famous Wizard Cards
- October 18-24: The first nine chapters of Order of the Phoenix
- October 25-31: Order of the Phoenix chapters 10 through 27
- November 1-7: The last eleven chapters of Order of the Phoenix
- November 8-14: Wizarding Life and Organizations
- November 15-21: The first six chapters of Half-Blood Prince
- November 22-28: Half-Blood Prince chapters 7 through 24
- November 29-December 5: Chapters 25 through 30 of Half-Blood Prince
- December 6-12: Canon Celebration: Rowling’s Websites, Interviews, and Tales of Beedle the Bard
- December 13-19: The first 8 chapters of Deathly Hallows
- December 20-26: Chapters 9 through 25 of Deathly Hallows
- December 27-January 2: The last chapters of Deathly Hallows
Check back every week as new collections go live!