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This great Harry Potter-themed digital escape room relies on math, reading and critical thinking skills.
Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling served up a scary treat to her fans for Hallowe’en last week.
She published a new story chronicling the background of one of her most famous evil villains, Dolores Umbridge.
She published the story on her Harry Potter website, Pottermore.com and on a news website called Today.com.
J. K. Rowling is writing a new movie set in the wizarding world.
It won’t feature the character Harry Potter, but it is inspired by one of the boy wizard’s textbooks: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, “written” by fictional author Newton Scamander.
Warner Brothers film studios told Rowling they wanted to make a movie based on the fictional textbook, used by Potter and his friend, Ron Weasley.
The new movie will feature the adventures of a 21-year-old Newton Scamander.
Scamander is an expert in Magizoology, the study of magical creatures.
The Ryerson University quidditch team is going to a tournament in Ottawa this weekend.
You heard right – the Ryerson quidditch team.
You may remember quidditch as the game Harry Potter and his friends play in the popular series of books by J. K. Rowling.
She invented the game, just as she invented Harry Potter’s world.
Fans of Harry Potter in England, the United States, Canada and other countries have created a “muggle”* version of the game.
One Ryerson player says it’s kind of a mish-mash of rugby, flag football, basketball and hide-and-seek all rolled into one great game.
Players don’t fly, of course, but they do have to run on the field with brooms between their legs. Not only is that difficult, but it can make the game a bit rough.
Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has finally revealed some of what Pottermore.com will have on it.
But it will be a bit difficult to understand exactly what will be on the new website until it’s fully up and running and that won’t be until October for most people.
One million lucky Harry Potter fans will be able to test the Pottermore site in a sneak preview starting on July 31, Harry’s birthday.
In a YouTube announcement and during a media conference in London, England, Rowling revealed that Pottermore will:
•Include more information and “back story” on some of the Harry Potter characters including Professor McGonagall (her childhood, ministry career, early heartbreak and her long friendship with Dumbledore), and how Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon met (at work, apparently).
•Include more than 18,000 words about Harry Potter and the characters, written by Rowling.
•Include a Pottermore shop where you can buy Harry Potter ebooks (digital books).
Or more accurately… what is author J. K. Rowling up to?
The answer is: a mysterious new website called Pottermore.
A few weeks before the launch of the final Harry Potter movie (Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2), Rowling put up an intriguing website at www.pottermore.com.
She also began a Twitter account, twitter.com/pottermore, which has more than 75,000 followers.
It offers no clues as to what the website will be about.
It merely has the words “Pottermore” and “Coming soon…” with J. K. Rowling’s signature.
Another Harry Potter adventure?
Might Harry Potter be called into service again, to keep the wizarding (and Muggle) world safe from the likes of Voldemort and his accomplices?
The answer is: “maybe.”
Platform 9-3/4 really exists. Here’s a magical picture from the muggle world. This picture was taken at the real-life King’s Cross station in London, England. Harry Potter fans will recognize Platform 9-3/4 as the magical spot in the wall Hogwarts […]