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
Oliver Wood says that “Gryffindor hasn’t won for seven years now.” He is taking into account the fact that no Cup was awarded last year when he says this (so that it agrees with other such comments in the book, quoted below). The last time Gryffindor won the Quidditch Cup,… 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
The Gryffindor Quidditch team loses to Hufflepuff when Dementors cause Harry 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
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
The Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures considers the fate of the Hippogriff and sentences him to death. 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