The authors' works, including this project, were featured in an article in The Wall Street Journal discussing the growth in popularity of fandoms.
In 2007, a web-based novel, James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing, was written by a computer animator named George Lippert.
I read someone once who said, "If she didn't want us fantasizing about her characters, she needs to stop having these handsome men portraying them." And that's the truth: It's very hard not to look at Alan Rickman [Professor Severus Snape] and Jason Isaacs [Lucius Malfoy] and not get erotic thoughts. You want to write stories about the characters that J. is not writing, about their love lives that you don't see in the book.' Prior to the publication of Deathly Hallows, much of the energy of the Potter fandom was devoted to speculation and debate about upcoming plot and character developments.
To this end, clues from the earlier books and deliberate hints from J. Rowling (in interviews and on her website) were heavily scrutinised by fans.
The next site was the Harry Potter Lexicon, an online encyclopedia Rowling has admitted to visiting while writing away from home rather than buying a copy of her books in a store.
She called it "for the dangerously obsessive; my natural home." The third site of 2004 was Muggle Net, a web site featuring the latest news in the Potter world, among editorials, forums, and a podcast.
In the story, the protagonist Andrea Sachs is ordered to retrieve two copies of the next installment in the series for her boss's twins before they are published so that they can be privately flown to France, where the twins and their mother are on holiday.
The first site to receive the award was Immeritus, a fan site mostly devoted to Sirius Black, and about which Rowling wrote, "I am so proud of the fact that a character, whom I always liked very much, though he never appeared as much more than a brooding presence in the books, has gained a passionate fan-club." although in 2010 the website came back online again albeit with a lot of content missing.
Potter Cast has also interviewed Matthew Lewis (the actor who portrays Neville Longbottom), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Jamie Waylett (Vincent Crabbe), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell (directors of the first four films), Arthur A. The two sites are friendly rivals and have aired several combined episodes, which they call "The Leaky Mug", a separate podcast released on a separate feed from time to time.
Levine and Cheryl Klein (editors of the books at Scholastic), and the author of the book series, J. Live joint podcasts have been held in New York City, Las Vegas, and California.
From time to time, hosts on one podcast will appear on their counterpart.