Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pottermore :)

So the news of Pottermore has just been announced! (About 2 hrs ago) And it isn't a real life scavenger hunt like some people thought yesterday. It's actually a website where J .K.Rowling and her fans work together to create more stories centered around Harry and his world. With help from the the-leaky-cauldron.org it's been deciphered that Pottermore is:
  • An interactive new web site and reading experience with more than 18,000 new words from J.K. Rowling: Much more to come.
  • JKR behind the scenes filming the video picture.
  • An online experience to read, interact with and share the Harry Potter stories. Exclusive writing from J.K. Rowling and more.
  • Pottermore will feature information J.K. Rowling has been “hoarding” for years about Harry Potter.
  • Pottermore will be the exclusive place to purchase the digital audio books and, at last, eBooks of the Harry Potter series.
  • Pottermore was developed in association with the leading digital company, TH_NK
  • Pottermore was also created in partnership with Sony
  • One million fans will get access to a beta on July 31, Harry’s birthday. It will be open for all in October 2011.
  • J.K. Rowling said this morning that there is a lot more content to come for the Pottermore site, and she will develop it as it grows.
  • You will follow the story, get sorted into a house and get a wand (one of 33,000 possible combinations) – all crafted by JKR.
  • JKR is excited to include a long backstory on McGonagall – her childhood, ministry career, early heartbreak…
  • JKR said if you’re not sorted into Gryffindor you get even more exclusive content about your house.
  • Chamber of Secrets story to debut in 2012.
  • There will be info on Minerva McGonagall’s long friendship with Dumbledore
  • Also mentioned that Vernon and Petunia met at work, backstory also on Pottermore.
 Kind of like all the websites about Harry now, except Rowling is actually participating here. I know I probably didn't do the actual site justice, so have a look at the video yourself :)

 
I must admit, its not what I expected though... But I'll still be entering my e-mail to recieve newsletters lol

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