Yesterday, the Harry Potter Wiki held our second and final [Book Club] chat. We had a provocative discussion of chapter nine through the end of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Topics included favorite characters, mythological symbolism, and questions for J.K. Rowling. As you will see from the transcript below, this group knows Harry Potter so well and it made for really interesting and insightful commentary.
And feel free to join the conversation in the comments below!
• 5:01 Nblonkenfeld let's start! Straight with the first question. Many novels of high fantasy borrow from the traditional stories of fairytales, myths and legends. The dog Fluffy which guards the trapdoor at Hogwarts School resembles Cerberus, the three-heads dog which …Read more >
On June 30th, which Harry Potter event did NOT occur?
- A) 1997: Albus Dumbledore is killed.
- B) 2009: The video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is released.
- C) 2010: Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is released.
- D) 1997: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is published by Bloomsbury.
- E) They all occurred.
The Harry Potter Alliance launches the Climate Crisis Horcrux, its 7th and final horcrux in their Deathly Hallows Campaign, tonight at 7pm EST at livestream.com/ imaginebetter.
The broadcast will also feature a live segment from MuggleCast and a wizard rock show by The Whomping Willlows, Justin-Finch-Fletchley, and Lauren Fairweather.
The Harry Potter Alliance, which is dedicated to fighting the global Climate Crisis, is hosting two contests in partnership with Splashlife. The first is for the best ideas to defeat global warming. The second is an emblematic piece of artistic expression to represent this fight. Each contest has a $1000 prize!
You can learn more at facebook.com/ imaginebetter
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Now that the seemingly interminable wait for the official Pottermore announcement is over (it came and went faster than a Riddikulus spell), I'm curious about everyone's reaction to the website unveiling. Especially given the news leak that Pottermore was a combination MMO and real-life treasure hunt.
So tell us what you think of Pottermore now that the red velvet curtain has parted by voting below.Read more >
You know that there's magic in the air when an actor writes a fan letter.
And that's exactly what Alan Rickman, who has played Severus Snape for over a decade, has done. With the wildly successful Harry Potter franchise coming to a close after the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II in July, Rickman has taken out a page in Empire Magazine to express his gratitude to J.K. Rowling for his wondrous experience. It's an incredibly thoughtful and poetic missive that every Muggle will want to read...
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