Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Harry Potter Website From J.K. Rowling: Pottermore

“The owls are gathering…Find out why soon.”

Tomorrow at noon London-time, J.K. Rowling will turn the "On" switch on her latest Harry Potter creation: Pottermore. (Click on the owls on the website, and it will lead you to a YouTube video post from Ms. Rowling.) Pottermore is a gaming site for Harry Potter fans, but rumor has it that several real wands are hidden throughout the United States and the U.K. as real-life prizes in the virtual game. Says Ms. Rowling, "The site is 'not a new book' and 'not directly related' to the upcoming movie."

There has been a fair amount of drama leading up to the launch of Pottermore: on June 15th the author sent coordinates to ten Harry Potter fan sites leading fans on a scavenger hunt. The coordinates had to be entered at another website, secretstreetview.com (using Google Maps), and those could be zoomed in on to reveal the letters of Pottermore.com

Our tweens already have their tickets to the midnight showing of the last movie, and this new game has them cheering even more.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW! I am a total HP geek and this is even more awesome! I cant wait till the opening to play on it! Thx Ms. Twixt! Now I have some thing to keep me in HP spirit while I wait for the last part of the movie! (AHHHH!)

Anonymous said...

OMG! I just saw went to the youtube video! The opening is so soon! I wonder how she made the animation cover the whole page and have the owls move when you mouse over them! SO COOL!

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