#Potterweek: What is Canon? Discussing The Cursed Child, Fantastic Beasts, and more.

Happy Birthday, Harry + Jo!

The first seven books of the series gave us all the story we needed. Or did they? With the additions of Pottermore, Twitter, The Cursed Child, and Fantastic Beasts, JK Rowling has many outlets to share more information about her universe. But does it all “count?”

What is Canon?

Is canon anything that comes from JK Rowling? Is it anything that was approved by JK Rowling? Books vs movies? First 7 or everything afterward? I’m joined by Elayna of SpeakBeasty and Paul of Blokebusters. We discuss our feelings about this and our thoughts on the new elements introduced by The Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts.

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More Episodes from Potterweek

This is our third year of Potterweek. Here’s a recap of what’s coming up this year and what’s already on the feed:

Potterweek 2017

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie commentary with Nicole of We the ImmigrantsGeeky Gatherings, How to Fangirl for Adults, and Common Room, and Debbie of The Geeky TwinYou Haven’t Seen, and Common Room!

Race in Potter with Robyn of Geek Girl Strong and Mimi Mondal.

We Hate Quidditch with Nathan of Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights (and Channel: Superhero) and Fitz of SO MANY PLACES (also heard on our Star Wars Rewatch episodes)!

Potter as YA with Greg of Adventures in Poor Taste!

Neville Longbottom: The Boy Who Could Have Been with Melissa of Readerly Geek!

Potterweek 2016

7/25 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie commentary with Megan Gotch aka The Nerdy Girlie and Katie Elhoffer of Elhoffer Designs. Big kudos to our podcasting intern Kristen!

7/26 Hermione: Our Favorite Know it All GirlBoss with Amanda of Great Beer Adventure!

7/27 The Dursleys: A Look at Harry’s Only Living Family Members with Kris of No Extra Words!

7/28 Relationships in Potter: Ginny + Harry, Snape/Lily/James with Alice of Girl Who Roams and Kayla of Epicfied!

7/29 Villains in Potter with Akua and Ashley both officers of Geek Girl Brunch NYC. Also of A Stylish Jedi and You Haven’t Seen respectively.

7/30 Magic vs Muggle: How Each World Views the Other with Jada an officer of Geek Girl Brunch NYC and Julia Perkins (soon to be featured on our Lost rewatch podcast!).

7/31 Religion in Potter with Stefani and James (my friends from work!).

Potterweek 2015

#Potterweek with The Modern Geek Show: An Attempt

#Potterweek #PotterPotpourri Draygons, S.P.E.W., and Fan Fiction

7 Magical Moves: Harry Potter #SwishandFlex Workout Sheet

#Potterweek: Ashley and Debbie from You Haven’t Seen?!

#Potterweek #PotterHouse Special Ep with the IGGPPC’s Charm Bomb

#Potterweek #PotterPonderings: Lessons Harry Learned

#PotterPeeps: Is Severus Snape a Hero?