There’s no question about it: “Harry Potter” has made its mark on literary culture. At Yallwest this year in sunny Santa Monica, we asked some of today’s most popular YA authors how the “Potter” series inspired them on their own journeys to publication.
- Wed, Sep 18
- Elizabeth Spriggs's birthday (RIP)
- Thu, Sep 19
- Hermione Granger's birthday
- Fri, Sep 20
- Sian Thomas's birthday
- Elayna Mae Darcy's birthday
- Harry receives his Nimbus 2000
- Sun, Sep 22
- Tom Felton's birthday
- “Well, that was a bit stupid of you, seeing as you don’t know anyone but me who’s been possessed by You-Know-Who, and I can tell you how it feels.”
- September 10, 2007 – Harry Potter is named the highest-grossing motion picture franchise of all time, with $4.47 billion in ticket sales.
Did You Know
- When Arthur Weasley takes Harry Potter to the Ministry of Magic, they must first dial a secret code into a telephone keypad. He enters the number 62442. The letters underneath those numbers on a standard mobile phone spell out the word “magic.”