• Source Pottermore is a website by J. K. Rowling intended to become the permanent online home for Harry Potter. The site opened for a limited beta release in September of 2011 and for the general public in April of 2012. The website as originally conceived was to be… Read More
• Source These are the interviews which are used as sources for canon information. Each interview is listed chronologically, with the abbreviation used in the Lexicon: 1998 25 July 1998: “Harry Potter Charms a Nation.” Electronic Telegraph (ET) 1999 early spring 1999: amazon.co.uk (AmazonUK) 29 January 1999: The Independent, “The… Read More
• Source Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth book in the series, was published in 2000. For the first time, bookstores held midnight release parties. The Harry Potter phenomenon was in full swing. Unfortunately, the scene in the graveyard provoked a strong anti-Potter response from some conservative Christian groups who… Read More
• Source The screenplay for the film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”… Read More
• Source Voldemort tells his fighters to return to him. Voldemort asks Harry to meet him in the Forbidden Forest within the next hour or he will join the battle and kill everyone who tries to conceal Harry. While everyone goes to the Great Hall, to mourn the dead and treat the wounded, Harry heads towards Dumbledore’s… Read More
• Source Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth book in the series. The first four Potter novels came out one per year and the long wait for the fifth book built up the interest to a fever pitch. During the intervening three years the first two of the… Read More
• Source Leslie Stahl’s “60 Minutes” interview with Rowling, 12 June 2003. Read More
• Source The series of five films, beginning with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which tell the story of Newt Scamander’s adventures around the globe and the rise to power and eventual defeat of Gellert Grindelwald between 1926 and 1945 (JKR:Tw). The screenplays are by J.K. Rowling. The titles of each… Read More
• Source Culpeper’s Complete Herbal, published in 1653, is a source Rowling used as a reference for herbs and other plants. She told “60 Minutes”: “I used to collect names of plants that sounded witchy, and then I found this, ‘Culpeper’s Complete Herbal,’ and it was the answer to my every prayer: flax… Read More
• Source The Tales of Beedle the Bard ‘Translated from the original runes by J. K. Rowling’ Hand-written and illustrated by Rowling and sold at auction 13 December 2007 Rowling created seven copies of this book. Six copies were given to people who had been especially close to the Harry Potter series… Read More