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.
Produced by The Leaky Cauldron, it differed from Muggle Cast with a more structured program, including various segments and involvement of more people on the Leaky Cauldron staff compared to Muggle Cast.
British staff member Jamie Lawrence tells a British joke of the week, and host Andrew Sims reads an email sent to Muggle Net with a strange request or incoherent talk (dubbed "Huh?! Muggle Cast is currently the highest rated Harry Potter Podcast on the Internet.
The Muggle Cast website will continue to serve as a resource for other Harry Potter fans who want to rediscover the show.
From time to time, hosts on one podcast will appear on their counterpart.
Some fans will use canon established in the books to write stories of past and future events in the Harry Potter world; others write stories that have little relation to the books other than the characters' names and the settings in which the fan fiction takes place. Net, there are over 733,000, while ao3has 88,821 stories on Harry Potter as of January 2016.
By the fourth Harry Potter book, the legions of fans had grown so large that considerable security measures were taken to ensure that no book was purchased before the official release date.