• Publications The Daily Prophet is the newspaper of the Wizarding World. It has been in existence since at least 1883, since Quidditch Through the Ages cites its coverage of Quidditch from that time (QA6). The current editor is Barnabas Cuffe (HBP4). It has offices in Diagon Alley (DP,… Read More
• Character Darius Smackhammer played Seeker for the United States National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014. Smackhammer was considered to be the “outstanding player” from the US team at the 2014 tournament (Pm). A controversial but close-fought match against Jamaica ended when the opposing… Read More
• Character Darren Floyd was a Beater on the Welsh National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014. During the 2014 tournament, the skills of the Welsh team were overshadowed and possibly distracted by the controversy surrounding their volatile manager, Gwenog Jones (Pm). Winning their first… Read More
• Moors • Quidditch places Dartmoor is an area of moorland in Devon, in South-West England. The moorland is capped with many exposed granite hilltops known as tors, providing habitats for Dartmoor wildlife. The entire area is rich in antiquities and archaeology (Wikipedia). Appearances Dartmoor was the location of the Quidditch… Read More
• Character Dennis Moon was a Chaser for the New Zealand National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014. During their initial match at the 2014 tournament, Moon collided with Bulgarian Chaser Bogomil Levski, with whom he had a long-standing feud. Referee Georgios Xenakis deemed the collision deliberate, and… Read More
• Source Harry explores more of Grimmauld Place, finding a letter from his mother in Sirius’ room, then discovering that Sirius’ brother Regulus was the mysterious R.A.B. Hermione remembers seeing the locket two summers before. Harry calls Kreacher, and Kreacher reveals that while he took the locket, it was then taken from… Read More
• Character Fernando Diaz was a Chaser for the Brazilian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. A youthful Brazilian team went all the way to the finals in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament, with Diaz and his fellow Chasers Alejandra Alonso and Gonçalo Flores leading the way (Pm). In spite of… Read More
• Sports and competitions The Dom is the “ball” (actually the gallbladder of a goat) used in playing Aingingein, a predecessor of the game of Quidditch. It may or may not have actually been an enchanted object (QA2). 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 July 31, 1998 The Daily Prophet Price: 7 Knuts Page 1 – Headlines: MUGGLES NOT AS STUPID AS WE THINK, SAYS MINISTRY REPORT Report tells that Muggles notice things like “crop circles,” which are really entries in the Annual International Wizard Gardening Competition‘s… Read More
• Source Feb 8th 1999The Daily ProphetPrice: 7 Knuts Page 1 – Headlines: ENQUIRY AT THE IMPROPER USE OF MAGIC OFFICE The disappearance of a Muggle “tube train” led to the suspension of a Ministry of Magic employee. [Cornelius Fudge is incidentally revealed as a Gobstones… Read More
• Source June 1st, 1999The Daily ProphetPrice: 7 Knuts Page 1 – Headlines GOBLIN RIOTS ERUPT IN CHIPPING CLODBURY B.O.G. (Brotherhood of Goblins) supporters ran riot during a meeting with representatives from the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. The goblins used illegal… Read More
• Character Dimitar Draganov was a Beater for the Bulgarian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More