A Very Helpful List of Harry Potter Internet Sites

Prof. Philip Nel of Kansas State University has compiled a list of useful Harry Potter Internet Sites for his English 440 class on Harry Potter. I am disappointed that Sword of Gryffindor and HogwartsProfessor.com didn’t merit a mention but, of course, if you’re reading this, you don’t need to learn about those two sites. And it is a grand list even without us, no?

I post Prof. Nel’s list as a point of information and to ask the All-Pro’s if, in your wanderings about the World Wide Web, you have found other lists we all should know about or other quality sites you think Prof. Nel should add to his excellent collection (besides the ones already in the right hand column in the HogPro links box).

Let us know by writing below!


  1. I’ll need to go over this carefully, but at first glance, he missed a couple of my favorite wizard rockers (or wrockers, as they say): The Weasel King and The Hermione Crookshanks Experience, as well as the important charity initiativeWizard Wock EP of the Month Club.

    It’s a very useful list, but I’m surprised he doesn’t have a separate category for podcasts, which are increasingly important in the HP community. We all know the Hog’s Head Pub Cast from Sword of Gryffindor, but there’s also PotterCast (which boasted some key interviews with J.K. Rowling last year), WizardRock.org, The Wrock Club, Atriumcast Wizardrock Style, etc.

    Thanks for the heads up about Nel’s list!

  2. John,

    About a year ago I discovered http://www.pottersaurus.com, a wonderful little interactive site for Harry Potter readers. The father-daughter team compiled a list of words during their reads together and this list became *Pottersaurus* in published form. While the site isn’t given over to updated blurbs about HP, the vocabulary resource is quite nice. British terms not common in American English are also included.

    PJ, acclimating to home after hugging grandchildren for a week…

  3. JohnABaptist says

    Nothing to add to the discussion except for the humbling observation that I graduated from K-State with a degree in Electrical Engineering in August of 1967. I must say I wasted a delightful hour running down the building where Prof. Nel has his office (It was a lawn when I went there) and checking out my old haunts (they are still there although some of the names have changed.)

    I firmly maintain that it could not possibly have been 40 years since I last wandered those grounds! Someone must surely have monkeyed with the calendar again!

    JAB, wondering where the time went.

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