Good morning! Sorry about the lack of posts – I’ve been very busy, but I did want to report about the announcement from London by J.K. Rowling about the new Pottermore website. And yep, I’m damn excited. Basically, Pottermore centers around the series (finally) going digital, but the website is expected to be much more than that. AP has the full report, but here is just an excerpt:
The project unveiled in London lets Potter fans delve into the world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Sections let users shop for wands in Diagon Alley, travel to Hogwarts from the imaginary Platform 9 3/4 at London’s King’s Cross train station and be sorted into Hogwarts school houses by the perceptive Sorting Hat. Along the way are wand fights, games and new information about characters beloved around the world, including Harry’s reviled relatives, the Dursleys.
Head over to the AP link above for all the information, then visit Pottermore and submit your email. Make sure to check back on July 31 to see if you might get to enter the site early!
UPDATE: Mugglenet has the full transcript of J.K. Rowling’s press conference, but if you want to see her personal announcement on video, head over to the Pottermore YouTube site!