- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages are released in Japan for the Game Boy Color.
- Emma Kaylan joins the PPC.
- Douglas Adams passes away.
- The first annual Towel Day is celebrated.
- The 54th and final Animorphs book, The Beginning, is published.
- Xena: Warrior Princess concludes its seven-year run.
- Final Fantasy X is released for the PlayStation 2.
- Golden Sun is released in Japan for the Game Boy Advance.
- Star Trek: Enterprise premieres on the UPN television network.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (the film) premiers in London.
- Super Smash Bros. Melee is released in Japan for the Nintendo GameCube.
- Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring premieres in London. This event heralds the beginning of a Lord of the Rings fanfic explosion and the Real World creation of the PPC.
- Radix is recruited and joins the Department of Internal Affairs.
- Amber Dashel joins the PPC at the age of 17 and becomes a member of Finance.
- Agent Dana Trent transfers to the DBS.
- Camilla Sandman's story "A Year in the Life," co-written with Sim, is nominated for multiple Water Rats Fan Fiction Awards. "A Year in the Life: May" wins Most Outstanding Romance.
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