Our utmost apologies for the delays recently! The week before last, Mehera was tragically sick and the show was cancelled. Last week, Sara was traveling. But finally, we’re back and happy to present our special show on two of the Potterverse’s most lovable characters: Ron Weasley and Dobby the House Elf.
Why these two, you ask? Well, dear readers, just last Wednesday, Ron turned 31 years old! (The math: Harry’s parents tombstones say Oct. 31, 1981. Harry was 1 when his parents died, putting his birth at July 31, 1980. Ron, also in Harry’s year, had to have been born then on March 1, 1980. School begins in your eleventh year—1991. This confirms outside reports that the books take place in the years 1991-1997. Finally, it’s currently 2011… and ta-da! Happy 31st birthday, Ron!)
As for dear little Dobby, estimates by the Lexicon put his death somewhere in March, and so this year, a kind soul created a Facebook event to declare March 1 Dobby Remembrance Day. It caught on, eventually having thousands of event attendees. And so it is.