The Three Broomsticks

“The Three Broomsticks” is the place for the most up-to-date opinions, analysis, and theories from our in-house editorialist, hpboy13! He tackles the toughest questions in the Potter fandom. Ever wondered if Harry Potter qualifies as a feminist text? Or whether Ron or Hermione was a better friend to Harry? Pull up a chair in the Three Broomsticks, grab a butterbeer, and see what Irvin has to say on these contentious topics!

 

  • Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Repeating the Potter Series (November 21, 2017) - Pure-blood supremacy, the Deathly Hallows, and potential werewolves: Might the new "Fantastic Beasts" films be disappointingly similar to "Potter?"
  • Redrawing the Map of Wizarding Europe (November 9, 2017) - Ever wonder why wizard and Muggle national borders differ? hpboy13 explores the in-depth history and geography of the wizarding world!
  • Hippolytus… Lestrange? (November 1, 2017) - If Newt's brother is named Theseus, how might the myth of Theseus and Hippolyta foreshadow what will happen in the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts" films?
  • The Dying of the Red Moon (October 4, 2017) - There are Dramione and Luneville, but what about the Red Moon? hpboy13 argues that a Luna/Ron ship is not one that sails.
  • The Yew Wand (August 17, 2017) - If a wand's allegiance changes when it is defeated, then who is the master of Voldemort's wand now? Hpboy13 explores the question of one of the most powerful wands in the wizarding world.
  • Where Newt Got His Memory-Wiping Idea (July 15, 2017) - We all know that Rowling tends to hide foreshadowing where we least expect it. Could a Pottermore entry about Quidditch history have a connection to Newt's memory-wiping in "Fantastic Beasts?"
  • State of the Fandom: MISTI-Con 2017 (May 31, 2017) - Fan conventions are the perfect place to gauge the state of fandom. hpboy13 reflects on the HP fandom based on observations from MISTI-Con 2017.
  • Lord Voldemort’s Happy Ending (May 2, 2017) - We know Voldemort wanted power and the ability to live forever. But what if there was something else he wanted, too? hpboy13 takes a look at what is possibly Voldemort's deepest motivation and ambition.
  • Borgin, Burke, and the Half-Blood Prince (April 20, 2017) - hpboy13 once again blows our minds by pointing out some serious foreshadowing - this time with how the items at Borgin and Burkes give us clues to what goes down in "Half-Blood Prince".
  • The Foreshadowing of Borgin and Burkes (April 17, 2017) - Here's a theory: What if the objects Harry sees in Borgin and Burkes foreshadow events in the rest of the series?
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