New From Pottermore Insider: E-books, Dueling, and...
The Pottermore Insider posted today, and discussed the feedback, beta testing, dueling and more. Pottermore has decided to extend the beta period until the end of October, so new members will have time to spend on the site. All beta users will be sent a survey in the coming weeks for site feedback. According to the post, all feedback has been very helpful, and they are “tweaking”...
Official: All Pottermore Welcome Emails Sent!
Finally! The waiting is over! We all have been waiting for this moment for a long time! All the Pottermore welcome emails have been sent out. We thought this day would never come. I know this is not really early-access for those who got it today, but just remember how lucky you are to be part of the one million beta testers of JK Rowling’s Pottermore! You will not be disappointed! And for...
New Feature: Comments
In a few previous posts, we have asked you to answer questions or share your opinions in our comment section. It took us awhile to notice we don’t have a comment section! This was obviously a bad mistake on our part! SOOO, for we found out how to add the comment and reaction feedback box, and is now ready to use! This is only phase 1 of many changes! Stay tuned and remember, this is the...
Stay Connected with Pottermore News!
In the coming months, Pottermore News will be going through lots of changes including new features! All we’re saying is BIG things are coming…. BIG things! Stay connected with us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest news, spoilers, and clues about our new website!
We have spoiled the first book.
We’re done. We are finished spoiling the first book, all 17 chapters. But don’t worry, (we don’t see why, really) we are not going anywhere. We will stick with you until the very end, and if you do the same, consider yourself SPOILED! We will be celebrating the worldwide release of Pottermore very soon, in October, and the release of Chamber of Secrets and all the other books as...
JK Rowling: The Philosopher's Stone
It was the title that caused all the trouble. But here, we’re not talking about the title, but rather the stone itself. JK Rowling has shared some of her thoughts on Pottermore about the Philosopher’s Stone. She also writes about the Elixir of Life, Nicolas Flamel, and even Sir Isaac Newton. Put all those together and you have a MUST-READ! Click here for the link to JK Rowling’s...
JK Rowling: Nicolas Flamel
JK Rowling shares some interesting details about Nicolas Flamel on Pottermore, including a dream she experienced while writing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone in US). It also includes some history about Flamel. Click the link below for her thoughts about the famous alchemist. JK Rowling’s Thoughts: Nicolas Flamel
New Info. and Thoughts: Mirror of Erised
The Mirror of Erised is one of the most important objects in the Harry Potter series. It’s the first time you understand Harry and how he is feeling. JK Rowling knew that, obviously, and wrote some new information on the Mirror of Erised. Attached below is her thoughts on the Mirror of Erised. To read the knew information click “Mirror of Erised” below. You will be linked to our...
JK Rowling: The Original Forty
Arguably the most interesting JK Rowling thought piece from Pottermore, the ‘Original Forty’ lists the original forty characters created for the Harry Potter series. She explains that she wrote the list to have some of the characters in Harry’s year “at her fingertips”, and although some characters have changed names, most of them are the same. Two of the characters...
New Info. and Thoughts: Hogwarts School Subjects
Whether your great at Herbology or terrible at Potions, I think we can all agree that Hogwarts school subjects are far more interesting than Reading and Math. You would much rather spend hours doing potions then forty minutes in social studies. It seems that even the history of Hogwarts school subjects is more interesting then history class itself. Go to our Facebook page (Pottermore News) and...
New Information: Familiars
This is one of the lesser known topics in the wizarding world. Have you ever heard of familiars? I didn’t either until reading about it on Pottermore. We have made it easier for you, and have copied and pasted it straight from Pottermore.com. The concept of ‘familiars’ has existed in British folklore for many hundreds of years. Familiars are animals (some say animal-shaped...
New Info. and Thoughts: Professor Quirrell
Who would suspect p-p-poor, st-stuttering P-Professor Quirrell would get a full Pottermore profile! Well, JK Rowling had seen a need of more Quirrell, and she wrote it. Read the full Pottermore Quirrel profile here at our GoogleDocs page. Also included is some of JK Rowling’s thoughts included the origin of the name. Read below: Quirinus was a Roman God about whom there is not much...
New Information: Professor McGonagall (FULL)
Over the entire first book experience, there is information on Professor McGonagall. It tells the tale of an early heartbreak, marriage complications, her friendship with Dumbledore, and much more. We previously posted her backstory, but later realized it was only a third of what was written. The whole story is separated into three chapters (7,8,15) on Pottermore, but we have them all together...
New Info. and Thoughts: Toads
Remember Trevor? Neville Longbottom’s pet toad? If you didn’t, it wouldn’t be surprising, for toads, after-all, are the least popular student pet. They have been forgotten over the course of the series. But, if you dig into your minds, you will remember Trevor. He was reason Harry, Ron, and Hermione met. He is practically the symbol of their friendship (exaggeration). Trevor may...
New Information: The Hogwarts Express
This new collection of information includes the history of the Hogwarts Express, other transportation to Hogwarts, and interesting new tidbits. Did you know that in the early days of Hogwarts, students came to Hogwarts anyway that worked for them? The International Statute of Secrecy of 1692 also had a great effect on transportation, as you may expect. Those are only a couple of new things you...
GoogleDocs Page Down (Updated)
Unfortunately, our email was hacked and deleted. The email was used as our GoogleDocs address so all of the links are not working, as you might have notice. Please be patient as we try to figure out. Google is working to fix it. UPDATE: Our GoogleDocs page is now up and running. We will be adding the information to it and changing the links on previous posts.
JK Rowling: Platform Nine and Three-Quarters
Always the witty writer, JK Rowling has written an interesting piece on Platform Nine and Three-Quarters which includes her reasoning behind “Nine and Three-Quarters” and King’s Cross. You can read it below: In choosing the number of the concealed platform that would take young witches and wizards to boarding school, I decided that it would have to be a number between those of...
New Information: Wands
JK Rowling has written 5,600 words of new information on only one topic - wands. She talks about the core of a wand, the countless wand woods, even the flexibility of wands. It is a great thing if you want to learn about your specific wand; and everything about it. The amount of information is almost overwhelming, and unthinkable that just one person thought of all of this whole new magical world...
New Information: Mr. Ollivander
On Pottermore, there is a lot of information on characters. But who would ever think about Mr. Ollivander? Well, theres more to the beloved wandmaker than you think. Included in the profile is a short summary of his life, information like his wand core and birthday, and even the origin of the name “Ollivander”. Read the information here in it’s entirety on our GoogleDocs page.
New Information: Clothing
There is a lot of information on wizard clothing on Pottermore. Included in this includes the proper wear when wizards are around Muggles, wizards’ opinions about Muggle clothing, and wizard clothing laws in the International Statute of Secrecy. Since there is a large amount of information on the topic, we did not attach it to this post. You can find it here at our GoogleDocs page.
JK Rowling: Ghost Plots
There might be more Potter than we thought of, even more than Pottermore. JK Rowling has written many plots were not developed, or were cut for the books. She explains below about all of her “Ghost Plots”: This is a personal expression, which has nothing to do with tales of the dead. Over the seventeen years that I planned and wrote the seven Harry Potter books (not to mention...
Backstory and JKR Info: Vernon & Petunia Dursley
JK Rowling has extensive backstory about the Dursley, which includes how the two met, backstory on their relationship with the Potters, and most importantly, what they saw in each other. We all know they are just beautiful people. Read all the new information here at our Google Docs page. JKR also shared some of her thoughts of the Dursleys and the origin of the name: Vernon and Petunia were...
Update About Us
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