• Creature Dementors are horrible, spectral magical creatures, hooded and robed, which feed on positive human emotions and leave only the negative ones. Dementors drain ‘peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them,’ according to Professor Lupin (PA10). Even before a Dementor is seen, its presence is obvious;… Read More
• Event When Professor McGonagall saw Harry fly for the first time, she knew he would be a natural Seeker for the Gryffindor team. On the day of his first practice with Gryffindor Captain Oliver Wood, a brand new Nimbus 2000 arrives for Harry, courtesy of McGonagall. It is accompanied by a… Read More
• Event The first week of September is a very eventful period in Hogwarts and Wizarding World history. For British witches and wizards, the date of September first brings fond memories of boarding the Hogwarts Express for the nine-hour journey to Hogwarts in Scotland. They arrive after dark. Just for the record,… Read More
• Event First, Harry and Dumbledore briefly discuss Mundungus and Draco, and Dumbledore discusses Merope Gaunt with Harry again. Together, they then view a memory of Dumbledore’s, in which he visits Tom Riddle’s childhood orphanage to invite him to Hogwarts. Dumbledore learns Riddle’s history and discovers that he has already been using magic, hates… Read More
• Event September 19, 1991 — Harry brings his new Nimbus 2000 broom to the Quidditch pitch at 7 pm. While waiting for Gryffindor Quidditch Captain Oliver Wood to show up, Harry flies around the goal posts, reveling in the responsiveness of the broom. When Wood arrives, he complements Harry’s… Read More
• Event Draco challenges Harry to a duel the evening of their first flying lesson. Draco suggests midnight in the Trophy Room. In reality, Draco is setting Harry up to be caught out of bed after hours and has no intention of dueling anyone. Harry, with Ron in tow as his second,… Read More
• Event Harry discovers that Professor Snape actively dislikes him when he embarrasses Harry in front of the rest of the class. However, some of the information Snape gives him was valuable later on, such as the ingredients for Wolfsbane Potion and the proper use of a bezoar to avoid poisoning. Read More
• Event He kicks off the ground a bit too vigorously, shoots straight up into the air, then falls off his broom. Madam Hooch takes him to the Hospital Wing, where, as Neville put it later, “Madam Pomfrey mended it in about a minute” (PS9). Read More
• Event Madam Hooch instructs the First Years in the basics of flying, using twenty of the school’s sub-par brooms. Neville injures himself falling off his his broom, and Madam Hooch escorts him to the Hospital Wing. While the class is thus unsupervised, Harry and Draco fight it out on brooms… Read More
• Event Harry takes Ron to visit Hagrid in his hut near the forbidden forest. While Fang slobbers all over him, Harry tells Hagrid about his classes and that he thinks Snape hates him. Harry reads a Daily Prophet article about the break-in at Gringotts which had happened on July 31. Read More
• Image Snape raises his eyebrow while Hermione raises her hand to answer the question. Read More
• Image Hermione, Neville, Ron, and Harry are out of bed, heading for the Trophy Room and a faceoff between Harry and Draco Malfoy (PS9). Read More
• Image advertisement for the Nimbus 2000 racing broom – Harry Potter’s first received a Nimbus 2000 so he could join the Gryffindor Quidditch team… Read More
• Event Mad-Eye Moody’s first Defence Against the Dark Arts class for the fourth years is a demonstration: “You can put those away,” he growled, stumping over to his desk and sitting down, “those books. You won’t need them.” They returned the books to their bags, Ron looking excited. He proceeds… Read More