Author Archives: Keith

Future Animagus


Dear Professor McGonagall, How long does it take to learn how to become an animagus? How will I know what animal I will be? Read More »

Quidditch Tryouts


Dear Professor McGonagall, How old must a student be to try out for Quidditch? As Potter was the youngest player on our team in centuries, I understand there is less chance for younger hopefuls, but is there a minimum age required? What age would you recommend? Are there certain ages you would assign to different positions as Seekers have to be fast (and small) and beaters have to be strong? and if a player is selected for a position they were not aiming to get (ex. Chaser instead of Beater) can they decline? Read More »

Scholastic releases the back cover art by Kazu Kibuishi for “Order of the Phoenix”

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We have been seeing these back cover pieces come out regularly in preparation for Scholastic's release of the set on August 27. Here now, is the latest one to be revealed for Book 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Read More »

Lumos and LeakyCon Bring Charity Magic to London this week


Lumos, the charity founded and chaired by J.K. Rowling to end the systematic placement of children in so called "orphanages" around the world, has teamed up with LeakyCon, a fan conference which grew from the website The Leaky Cauldron, to bring its message and mission to the core worldwide Harry Potter fan community. Read More »

A Free Elf


Dear Mr. Malfoy, It is hard to prepare your own food, wash your own clothes and clean up after yourself? Read More »

Rubber Duck


Dear Ronald Weasley, What exactly is the function of a rubber duck? Read More »

Freedom For All


Dear Ronald, Are you really the treasurer of S.P.E.W.? What caused you to decide to join the organization? What can I do to help the poor house elves? Read More »

The Grandparents


Dear Harry Potter, Whatever happened to both sets of your grandparents that Dumbledore couldn't send you to one of their homes when you were a baby? In your biographies by J.K. Rowling, she failed to mention the fates of Lily and James' parents. I hope I did not bring up an unpleasant subject, but as a concerned Potter supporter, I feel it is my right to know. Read More »

Shazzy Shampoo


Dear Professor Lockhart, Do you use shampoo on your luxurious hair or do you simply magic it clean and gorgeous. Would love some ideas on how to keep my hair looking great like yours. Shazzy Read More »

Remember Nothing


Dear Professor Lockhart, I have the worst memory ever. I try and look back on my childhood, and I can't remember a thing. At this point I don't know if I ever had one. Have my memories been obliviated from my mind? Even now, things like names, places, and dates are hard for me to remember, and they are all new memories. Is there anything i can do? I'm tired of walking around feeling like I am in an empty shell. What are some things I can do to improve my memory. I have a remembrall but I forget what I am suppose to remember. I am so confused... I can't remember Read More »

Young Student


Dear Hagrid, Is it possible to have a unicorn as a pet? Sincerely, Young Student Read More »

Grateful Gryffindor


Dear House-Elves, Is it fun working in the kitchens? Read More »

Ravenclaw Traits


Dear Professor Flitwick, I've always thought of myself as a Ravenclaw, but recently I've been wondering: What traits are valued in Ravenclaw besides for intelligence? Does one need to do well in school to be a Ravenclaw? Or can they just be creative and inquisitive? Thanks so much, Em Read More »

Gryffindor versus Ravenclaw


Dear Professor Sprout, I've been asked into Hogsmeade by two boys. One is a strong, handsome Gryffindor, the other a witty and intelligent Ravenclaw. I like them both, so who should I choose? Read More »

The Dueler


Dear Professor Flitwick, Is it true you dueled before becoming a professor at Hogwarts? If so, did you duel anyone interesting? Read More »

Curious about Drarry


Dear Professor Snape, What are your thoughts on Drarry? Do you think it's meant to be? Read More »

In the Name of


Dear Professor Snape, What was your initial reaction when you learned Harry Potter named his second son in your honour along with the Headmaster's? Read More »

Different Life Circumstances


Dear Professor Snape, Though I'm sure you'll scoff at me for asking you to dwell in the past, suppose the Dark Lord had been defeated in truth all those years ago in Godric's Hollow. That would have left you free to pursue a life free of the perils of a double agent, free from having to perform Occlumency at every waking moment, able to express your emotions if you saw fit. If that had been the case, how might your life have been different? Where do you think you would be now? Read More »

Hogwarts Enrollment


Dear Professor McGonagall, I am just wondering if I may be enrolled in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Read More »

Headmistress McGonagall


Dear Professor McGonagall, I have read that following the Battle of Hogwarts, you became the new headmistress of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Do you enjoy being the headmistress? What is your favorite part of Hogwarts? Who do you think will succeed you as the new headmaster/headmistress of Hogwarts? Read More »