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