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Old April 17 2012, 03:37 AM   #1
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JK's Potter Encyclopedia still a go

Even before the final Harry Potter novel was published there were whispers that JK Rowling was planning to do a Harry Potter Encyclopedia which, far from being a concordance, was basically going to fill in a lot of backstory and answer questions left open by the books. She even went so far as to sue a guy who tried to publish his own.

The idea died out after a while and with the announcement of her new non-fantasy novel it looked like it might not have been happening. But CNN is reporting that her next project appears to indeed be the encyclopedia:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/16/showbi...html?hpt=hp_t3

Check out the user comments - obviously not too many Potter fans in the CNN crowd! Me, I've always considered this the 8th book and a final word. I'm not interested in Rowling writing another Potter novel, but something like this is cool.

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Old April 17 2012, 03:39 AM   #2
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Re: JK's Potter Encyclopedia still a go

Good. I've been hoping this would still be happening.
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Old April 17 2012, 03:45 AM   #3
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Re: JK's Potter Encyclopedia still a go

Good to read. I've definitely been waiting for this.
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Old April 17 2012, 07:58 PM   #4
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Re: JK's Potter Encyclopedia still a go

From the article comments:
But they didn't say when the encyclopedia movie is coming out.
I , but then I thought "hmm, maybe it could work..."

Seriously, would definitely buy this.
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Old April 18 2012, 05:22 AM   #5
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Re: JK's Potter Encyclopedia still a go

Excelent! I was afraid this idea morphed into Pottermore, which I have no interest in.
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Old April 18 2012, 11:19 AM   #6
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It was I believe, once thought that Pottermore would have contained the Encyclopaedia, but this doesn't seem to be the case.
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