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Pottermore: Live Coverage of 2014 Quidditch World Cup

Posted by Lilysowl On April - 15 - 2014

According to the Pottermore Insider,  “Hot off the Presses!”, at the Daily Prophet offices in Diagon Alley (which was recently opened at Pottermore.com), is Ginny Potter’s live report of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup at the Patagonian desert, transcribed by J.K. Rowling herself.

Read about the opening ceremony of the tournament, and why it is bound to reignite the debate about restricting mascots ‘to herbivores, creatures smaller than a cow and nothing that breathes fire.
There is a report about why the Argentinian Council of Magic has come under fire from Chief Consulting Magizoologist, Rolf Scamander.  Read his interview with the Daily Prophet.
As the official Daily Prophet Quidditch correspondent, Ginny Potter relayed a firsthand report to J.K. Rowling about the eventful first match of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup between Norway and Ivory Coast, which was played on Sunday. The last time these two teams met, the match lasted for five days. Learn which team was victorious this time around, and read more post-game analysis.
This indeed is exciting news for Pottermore members.  Be sure to read your copy of the Daily Prophet.  If you are not a member, please click here to register for free.

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Pottermore: Ravenclaw Won Fifth Pottermore House Cup!

Posted by Lilysowl On April - 11 - 2014

Pottermore - RavenclawEven though the announcement was made quite a few days ago, being a Ravenclaw myself in the world of Pottermore, I still had to post the Pottermore Insider’s announcement that Ravenclaw House won the fifth Pottermore House Cup.  The prize is 24 hours of early access to the final installment of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire section of Pottermore – when it is available –  for site members who are enrolled in Ravenclaw House.  Also, a desktop wallpaper/banner has been created for the winners.

Ravenclaw members of Pottermore.com’s office team have been displaying it on their computers and devices.  Click here to download it.

Pottermore.com is a virtual site officially approved by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling where fans can experience all seven books.  It gives them the opportunity to learn about Harry’s world by discovering exclusive new writings by the author herself as they go through similar challenges that Harry had.  There is no fee to sign up to be a member.  Click here for more information about the site.

Way to go, fellow Ravenclaws!

 

Source:  Pottermore Official Facebook Page

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Pottermore: November Sale for First HP E-book & Audio

Posted by Lilysowl On November - 10 - 2013

Pottermore ShopDuring the weekend, I went to the Pottermore Shop to make my first e-book purchase for my Kobo e-reader.  That was how I discovered the sale the site was having on the e-book and digital audiobook editions of the first Harry Potter book.  Naturally, I couldn’t resist purchasing the e-book for the sale price of $3.99 instead of the regular price of $7.99.  For those who prefer the digital audiobook edition, the sale price is $14.99 instead of the regular price of $29.99.  This sale event will be held until the end of November.

Since the e-book was my first purchase at the Pottermore Shop, I was quite pleased over the simplicity of the downloading options.  The purchaser could download the e-book file directly to a computer or choose to transfer it to a preferred reading device.  I would certainly recommend making a purchase on the site.

In fact, our webmistress suggested that it would be good to take advantage of the sale to purchase holiday gifts, for the downloads do have the “Gift” option.

 

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Video Trailer: Pottermore at Playstation Home in April

Posted by Lilysowl On March - 18 - 2013

Pottermore Originally, Sony partnered with J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books, to develop the interactive site Pottermore where fans can relive the boy wizard’s world and become a student themselves at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  Now, Playstation has announced on their blog that they are integrating the site for Playstation Home.  It will be available for Harry Potter fans in April.

Here is the trailer with more details:

 

Source: IGN

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Prisoner of Azkaban now on Pottermore!

Posted by Dijares On December - 20 - 2012

Prisoner of Azkaban in PottermoreThe first few chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban are now on Pottermore! They include more background information from J.K. Rowling, Crookshanks, Sir Cadagon, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and more!

Check it now now!

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Prisoner of Azkaban on Pottermore Thursday

Posted by Dijares On December - 17 - 2012

Prisoner of Azkaban in PottermoreWe previously told you that the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban would be on Pottermore soon.  It has now been announced that the third book in the Harry Potter series will be on Pottermore this Thursday, December 20th.

They had also published a poll asking fans what part of the book do they want to see the most.  The winner of the poll was Hagrid’s First Lesson.  They published a screenshot from that scene, which you can see below.

Hagrid's First Lesson

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Prisoner of Azkaban Ch 1 at Pottermore Soon!

Posted by Dijares On December - 14 - 2012

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanAn update from the Pottermore Insider was posted today to announce that chapter one of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will soon be available on Pottermore.

They also included a poll asking which moment you would like to see most:

  • The large dog
  • The rat
  • The Hippogriff

Go vote here!

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Update: Pottermore: Last Chapters of CoS Next Week

Posted by Dijares On October - 30 - 2012

PottermoreThe Pottermore Insider have stated that chapters twelve through eighteen from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be live on Pottermore next week. These updates have a lot of new and exciting things, including more exclusive content from J.K. Rowling.

Brewing Polyjuice Potion, accessing the Slytherin common room and uncovering the secret of Tom Riddle’s diary are amongst the many exciting Moments awaiting you.

These concluding chapters will also contain brand new exclusive content from J.K. Rowling, including material on the Chamber of Secrets; its origin and history.

UPDATE: The Pottermore Insider announced that the final chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be released tomorrow, October 31 at 12:00pm GMT (7:00am EST) “for Harry Potter and Pottermore fans to explore”.

Click here for more information about Pottermore.

 

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Chapters 5 – 11 of CoS Now on Pottermore

Posted by Dijares On September - 18 - 2012

PottermorePottermore Insider have announced that chapters 5 through 11 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets are now available on Pottermore.

Fly back to Hogwarts, encounter the Whomping Willow and test your herding skills by recapturing the Cornish pixies. Venture into Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom, learn about the legend of the Chamber of Secrets, and much more.

As well as the next chapters and Moments to explore, you will also find additional new features on Pottermore.

Pottermore Students will now be able to update their status on their profiles and there are new Pottermore Badges to discover and add to your collection.

Go check it out on Pottermore here!

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JKR Teaser Excerpt on Peeves from Pottermore

Posted by Dijares On September - 5 - 2012

PottermoreThe Pottmore Insider has said that the Chamber of Secrets section of Pottermore will be available soon. But in the mean time, they’ve given us a little teaser from one of the many excerpts that JK Rowling has done on Pottermore on Peeves the Poltergeist.

“…Sure enough, Peeves is the most notorious and troublesome poltergeist in British history.  Unlike the overwhelming majority of his colleagues, Peeves has a physical form, though he is able to become invisible at will.  His looks reflect his nature, which those who know him would agree is a seamless blend of humour and malice…”

JK Rowling Peeves Excerpt

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