Release Date: December 18, 2007
J.K. Rowling is on PotterCast! This is part one of her appearance; the rest will be up next week. We’ll have a transcript up as soon as we can.
In this landmark show we talk about:
-The morals of Beedle the Bard
-Who was right about Horcri?
-Who made the first Horcrux?
-Creating a Horcrux vs. splitting the atom
-Will Jo tell us how to create a Horcrux?
-The things that made her editor look like she wanted to vomit
-The Scottish Book and its potential date of publication
-Baby pictures for the Dawlish entry
-Dumbledore and homosexuality in the wizarding world
-The recklessness and blindness that comes with love
-Madam Hooch fanfic
-Is Harry kinda not really a Horcrux?
-Was Harry the not-so-much-a Horcrux damaged in CoS??
-The pain in Harry’s scar explained in more detail
-Dumbledore’s “in essence divided” spell
-Neville. Just Neville. The Boy it Could Have Been.
-Matthew Lewis as Cormac McLaggen?
-Thrice defying the Dark Lord explained
-The missing 24 hours, and how Dumbledore found out what happened in Godric’s Hollow
-“You either get to be right, or you get more stories!”
-“I’ve got a bit of a problem with this myself…maybe they’ve got a point.”
-How the Scottish Book would be laid out, and more info about what will be in it
-“It’s about doing the absolute definitive, giving people everything guide.”
-Hannah Abbott’s backstory: Muggleborn or pureblood? And running the Leaky Cauldron
-The Web site and the WOMBATs – are there more WOMBATs? The secret agenda that got book seven info online.
-Jo: “I win!”
-The Trio: Did they graduate Hogwarts?
-Hogwarts graduation traditions, and Jo’s feelings on not writing a ceremony