• Sports and competitions The Annual Broom Race of Sweden is a dangerous 300-mile race between Kopparberg and Arjeplog, first run in the 1100s, and which has since become a popular international event. The spectators Apparate between the start and end points, missing the hazardous dragon reservation that lies in-between (QA2). Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Bring Back Our Baskets! is an article about Quidditch published in the Daily Prophet on 12 February 1883, recording the unhappiness of the fans who preferred baskets (which were unregulated as to size) to the new standardised goal hoops brought in by the Department of Magical Games and Sports… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories Brookshire is almost certainly a fictitious county in England, home to the town of Crawford and therefore to Robert Wood. Robert is a (presumably fictitious) Muggle fan of J. K. Rowling, who writes to her on www.jkrowling.com in the F.A.Q. Poll section. Read More
• Sports teams Quidditch team based in Chudley (thought to be the Muggle town of Chudleigh in Devonshire, England) robes: orange (CS3, QA7, Pm) home: Chudley logo: two black Cs and speeding cannonball (CS3, QA7) club motto: “We shall conquer” (pre-1972), “Let’s all just keep… Read More
• Event Harry is in the Hospital Wing regrowing all the bones in his arm and hears them bring in Colin in the middle of the night. The next morning, Ron and Hermione start working on brewing Polyjuice Potion (CS10). Read More
• Event In their first Defense Against the Dark Arts class as second years, Harry and his classmates are tested on minutiae about their new professor. Many students do poorly on this quiz focused on details from Lockhart’s books, but Hermione answers every question correctly. Many students are not taking Lockhart seriously… Read More
• Character Doris Crockford was a witch in the Leaky Cauldron on July 31, 1991, who was just so delighted to meet Harry Potter that she came back more than once to shake his hand (PS5). Read More
• Source In the late 1990s, Bloomsbury created an Official Harry Potter Fan Club and invited children from Britain to join. There was never a United States chapter of the Club. One of the perks for joining the Club was several issues of The Daily Prophet, a three-page newsletter detailing goings-on in the wizarding world. Each of these… Read More
• Source Oct 1st, 1999The Daily ProphetPrice: 7 Knuts Page 1 – Headlines: MINISTRY IMPOSES RESTRICTIONS Plans to restrict Hallowe’en celebrations, the one time of year wizards can be “out and about” without arousing the suspicions of Muggles, were announced by Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge. Read More
• Character Gonçalo Flores played Chaser for the Brazilian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Character The Liechtenstein National Quidditch team’s mascot is a huge Augurey named Hans who has his own fan club. High-spirited American fans at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup temporarily kidnapped Hans, which prompted the Liechtenstein manager Ferdinand Jägendorf to issue a statement saying ‘Das finden wir nicht lustig’ (‘we don’t find that funny’). Read More
• Quote “The funny thing is that I did always think that, if it ever did get published, it was a book for obsessives….. And I did think if people liked it they would probably like it obsessively…. but I thought that it would be an obsessive few – I never guessed… Read More
• Magical objects Enchanted colourful badges of ribbon, worn to show support for your Quidditch team. They shout the names of the players until the charm wears off during the next day or so (GF7, GF8). Read More
• Headlines and advertisements A Quidditch article published in the Daily Prophet on 22 June 1884, recording the introduction of the new “Stooging Penalty”, a rule to outlaw more than one Chaser at a time entering the scoring area. Quidditch fans were very unhappy with the Department of Magical Games and… Read More
• Character A man on Platform Nine-and-Three-Quarters who was particularly interested in Harry and got him to autograph something (CC1.4). Read More
• Event J K Rowling’s new website for Harry Potter fans (http://www.pottermore.com) was originally launched in July 2011, with limited access to a group of beta testers. It was opened to all fans in April of 2012. Read More
• Sports and competitions Quidditch, “the sport of warlocks,” is the premier sport of the wizarding world. Everyone follows Quidditch. Quidditch is a fast, dangerous, exciting game in which two teams flying on brooms compete for points scored by throwing a ball–the Quaffle–through hoops on either end of a large grassy pitch. Quidditch… Read More
• Quidditch An international Quidditch competition held every four years. The first Quidditch World Cup was held in 1473, with the final match being Transylvania v Flanders (PS11, QA8). The 1994 World Cup was held in Devon in a new stadium built on Dartmoor (GF6). The final match… Read More