1993-1994 – The year of the Dementors, Sirius Black, and learning about the Marauders.

The Daily Prophet runs a small article announcing the winner. In it we find out that the Weasleys will use the gold to travel to Egypt where Bill Weasley works as a curse breaker for Gringotts. They will be in Egypt for a month, returning to England a week before… Read More
Percy Weasley is very proud and pleased with himself when he is appointed Head Boy shortly before the start of his seventh year at Hogwarts (PA4). Read More
Marge insults Harry’s father, and Harry’s deep anger leads to uncontrolled magic. Marge inflates like a balloon and floats up to the ceiling. Knowing he’s in trouble with the Dursleys for blowing up Marge and believing he’s expelled from Hogwarts for performing magic outside of school, Harry grabs his school… Read More
He does his homework out in the open, eats free ice creams, picks up his books, and repeatedly stops by Quality Quidditch Supplies to admire the Firebolt. (PA3)… Read More
A week after Harry arrives in Diagon Alley, the shop displays a prototype of “the most magnificent broom he had ever seen in his life.” It’s a Firebolt, reputed to be the fasted broom in the world. At the end of the placard giving the details of the broom are… Read More
Harry, Ron, and the Hermione are all staying at the Leaky Cauldron. Hermione buys Crookshanks. That night, Harry overhears Mr. and Mrs. Weasley in conversation – and learns that Sirius Black is after him. Read More
She buys him at the Magical Menagerie in Diagon Alley, using the ten galleons her parents gave her for an early birthday present. The witch in the shop said that Crookshanks had been there for ages, that nobody wanted him. Read More
In Hagrid’s first Care of Magical Creatures lesson, Harry approaches, bows, and wins the trust of the hippogriff Buckbeak. Draco, on the other hand, taunts the creature, which promptly retaliates with very sharp claws. Read More
Everyone thinks Sirius Black wants to kill Harry. Dumbledore sends all of the students to sleep in the Great Hall overnight so that the teachers and staff can search the school. Snape thinks Lupin is helping Sirius sneak into the castle. Read More
The Gryffindor Quidditch Team loses to Hufflepuff when Dementors invade the pitch. The effect of their presence causes Harry Potter to fall off his broom, and Cedric Diggory grabs the Snitch. Harry’s Nimbus 2000 is blown into the Whomping Willow and smashed to bits… Read More
Because Ravenclaw beats Hufflepuff in their Quidditch match, the Gryffindor team is not out of the running for this year’s Quidditch Cup. This helps Harry Potter feel a little bit better about him falling off his broom when they played Hufflepuff earlier in the… Read More
On the last Saturday before the Christmas Holiday, there is a Hogsmeade trip. Along with an unspecified number of fourth-through-seventh years, all the third years besides Harry are allowed to go to the village to enjoy themselves and do some Christmas shopping. (PA10) Thanks to his invisibility cloak and the… Read More
Fred and George know that Harry desperately wants to go to Hogsmeade but he is not allowed because escaped convict Sirius Black is on the loose and the castle is surrounded by Dementors. So they decide to give him the Marauder’s Map, which they discovered in Filch’s filing cabinet under… Read More
Harry wakes up to a pile of presents at the foot of his bed. Among them is a long thin box with no note attached. When Harry opens it a brand new Firebolt rolls out of the wrappings.  Harry and Ron are in shock. They discuss who could have possibly sent… Read More
Because Slytherin did not beat the Ravenclaw team by a large margin in their Quidditch match, Oliver Wood tells Harry Potter that it means that Gryffindor will be in second place for the Quidditch Cup if they also beat Ravenclaw in the next match (PA12). Read More
Gryffindor v Ravenclaw in Harry Potter’s third year is the first Quidditch match where he is allowed to fly on his new Firebolt broom, which was given back to him only in time for one practice session with the team (PA13). It is a “must win” situation… Read More
The Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures considers the fate of the Hippogriff and sentences him to death. Read More
In this match, the Slytherin team members resort to dirty tactics to try and beat Gryffindor’s team in the last Quidditch match of the year. However, in spite of Slytherin’s efforts to foul and cheat, Harry Potter catches the Snitch and Gryffindor wins the Quidditch… Read More
Harry and Hermione lead the hippogriff away while the execution party – an elderly member of the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures, Walden Macnair (the executioner), Dumbledore, and Hagrid – is busy inside Hagrid’s hut. Prompted by Dumbledore, Harry and Hermione used Hermione’s Time-Turner to return to the time… Read More
Buckbeak is scheduled to be executed at sundown; Sirius Black is captured and held to receive the Dementor’s Kiss. With Dumbledore’s guidance, Harry and Hermione use a time-turner to travel back three hours and free Buckbeak. Harry then casts a Patronus Charm to save himself and Sirius from the Dementors,… Read More
“Gryffindor house, meanwhile, largely thanks to their spectacular performance in the Quidditch Cup, had won the House Championship for the third year running. This meant that the end-of-term feast took place amid decorations of scarlet and gold, and that the Gryffindor table was the noisiest of the lot, as everybody… Read More
Ron Weasley, who supports the Chudley Cannons, accuses Cho Chang of being one of Tutshill Tornados fans to have only begun following the team since they started winning. Cho coolly answers that she has been a fan since childhood. Hermione Granger starts arguing with Ron afterwards,… Read More