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POTTERMORE! Anyone excited?
By contemp_is_rad
On Thu Jun 23, 2011 06:57 PM

www.pottermore.com

And from here www.telegraph.co.uk . . . :



Pottermore will offer new background material about the characters, places and objects so familiar to JK Rowling's loyal fanbase.

The author said the project had enabled her to give something back to readers by enabling them to build their own experience around the Harry Potter stories.
Announcing the launch of the Pottermore website today, she said: "I wanted to give something back to the fans that have followed Harry so devotedly over the years.
"Pottermore is a way for the creativity to live on and a way for me to be creative on a platform that did not exist when I started writing the books."

Rowling stressed that she was keen to promote the literary experience and encourage reading above all else.
The project will launch in October but one million fans are being offered the chance to shape the development of the website throughout the summer.
From today, readers can register for the online challenge and those selected will gain early access to the site on July 31, Harry Potter's birthday.

The eagerly anticipated project will allow readers to shape their own experience by answering questions, being sorted into their own house at Hogwarts and picking up new information and facts along the way.
There are opportunities for fans to play games, add comments and drawings, mix potions and interact with other characters as they move through each story. Their profiles grow as they progress.

The material has been carefully edited to avoid spoilers as participants make their way through each "moment" or experience.

Rowling said she had more than half of the new material in note form and had literally dug it out of boxes. The rest, she has written especially for the project.
She added: "I knew that in 1998 I was generating more material than would ever appear in the books.
"I knew there was a demand for eBooks but I wanted to be more than that. I wanted to pull it back to reading, the literary experience, the story experience."
The author admitted that she had "never cried for any man" the way she cried when she finished the Harry Potter series but insisted there would be no more books.
Rowling has developed the project in association with Sony and TH_NK a digital agency.
She added: "There was no other way to do it than to do it myself."

The Pottermore site will sell all Harry Potter books, eBooks and audio books in several languages from October.
The entire series will gradually be unveiled as part of the interactive project over at least two years.
Such was the excitement surrounding the Pottermore project that it had 85,000 followers on Twitter before anyone knew what it was.
Rowling published the seventh and final Harry Potter book in 2007. It sold 11 million copies on the first day alone.
The final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, is released next month.



Ok... I'm totally desperate to be one of the people who can enter early!!!

And, did you like the announcement video? I thought the music and the animation were really great! Magical and whimsical!

I'm listening to the mugglecast discussion of it now :)

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By yeahyeahyeahmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:21 AM
hah i woke up today and the first thing i did was download mugglecast!

and i'm kind of disappointed. I really wanted a book!
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By xBallet_babex
On Fri Jun 24, 2011 01:29 AM
I LOVE Harry Potter, but I'm kind of glad she's done with the books and not drawing it out and scrambling to find material. That's how I felt about the short story book, it was just a way to get more money. I have mixed feelings about the website. I REALLY want to see it, but I'm wondering if it's just another money making tactic of mediocre quality that was pumped out to keep the Harry Potter world alive (not that it really needs help!).

I would love it if she let Harry Potter go, especially after shes made so much off of him, and started writing something else though. I'm sure TONS of people would run out to buy more books she wrote, even if they weren't about Harry Potter. She is so creative and created a whole new world, and I would love to see what else she could create. I AM really curious about Pottermore and I hope its awesome.

PS. The second part of the 7th movie comes out soon. Do you guys have tix for the midnight showing? I do! :)
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By Crazy_Clairemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jun 24, 2011 06:48 AM
It'll be really interesting to read back stories about some of the characters. And it seems like it'll be quite a cool website. :)

Claire.
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By contemp_is_rad
On Fri Jun 24, 2011 07:35 AM
I'd be happy to read more about Harry, or off-shoot stories. I'd be equally happy to read something else by JKR :)

Oh, yes... I definitely have my midnight screening tickets!! Now to find a costume to wear... last time ever - it should be epic!
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By onegirlbandmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:19 PM
I too hope to be one of the lucky ones to have early entry! Looks like it is going to be quite neat. The sorting process sounds really neat! I don't think that this is going to be a money making tactic, as Jo said that it is free and is a way for her to give back to her fans. I would assume that we would have to pay for the ebooks, but that makes sense. The rest of the site is free!

Can't wait to get all the new info tidbits! For once, I am hoping NOT to be sorted into Gryffindor! :D
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By balletsfriendmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jun 24, 2011 04:13 PM
onegirlband wrote:

For once, I am hoping NOT to be sorted into Gryffindor! :D


Haha when I was talking to my sister about it I crossed my fingers, looked to the heavens, and said, "PLEASE don't let me be Slytherin!!!"
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By Cadbury_Eatermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:41 AM
I want to be sorted into Ravenclaw w00t.

Anything HP I get a lil excited for :)
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By boleyngrrl
On Sat Jun 25, 2011 01:01 PM
Yay yay yay yay YAY!!!!!! I cannot WAIT for July 31st! I registered my email either yesterday or two days ago and now I am really excited!!!

Now all I have to do is call my college and find out if I can organize an 'excursion' to see the midnight premier during orientation... CURSE YOU OVERNIGHT!!!

*Not Hufflepuff not Hufflepuff I don't want to be a glittery vampire!!!!!!*
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By dancingrl247
On Sun Jun 26, 2011 09:16 PM
I was kind of disappointed that this was the announcement. I mean, a website? There are tons of those dedicated to HP already. I guess I don't really get it. I would love to get more background information on all the characters, but how do we get it? Are we going to have to log on and read the books and get the information as we go or is there going to be general pages we can go look at? It kind of just sounds like a glorified computer game to me. Again, sorry, but I just don't what the big deal is.
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By Fayetmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Jun 28, 2011 05:57 AM
I don't like this too much. It seems a bit like a way to get more money out of the Potterverse.. no, that's not for me. I'll stick with my good old fanfiction. There's better writers out there than Mrs. Rowling, although she of course had the imagination to invent the universe.. but other people do better things in there.

Nope, Ma'm. I'm already a Slytherin, you don't need to sort me again.
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By Martha_Cecillemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Jun 28, 2011 06:13 AM
Yeah, I just subscribed for the website :) thank you for sharing!

Do you guys ever tried fanfictions on harry potter? (fanfiction.net) the is a huge amount of story. Well, not written by jkr herself, but there are great stories between them and also stories of not well known characters like fleur or choo.
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By celticprincessmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Jun 28, 2011 07:45 AM
boleyngrrl wrote:


*Not Hufflepuff not Hufflepuff I don't want to be a glittery vampire!!!!!!*


As a Hufflepuff, I FIND that compleatly offensive! It's not our fault that he joined the dark side! :P Oh well, at least we still have Tonks to be proud of :D
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By celticprincessmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Jun 28, 2011 07:46 AM
BTW I am wicked excited for Pottermore :)
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By dancingrl247
On Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:06 PM
AVPM reference ftw :D
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By boleyngrrl
On Wed Jul 27, 2011 08:44 PM
celticprincess wrote:



As a Hufflepuff, I FIND that compleatly offensive! It's not our fault that he joined the dark side! :P Oh well, at least we still have Tonks to be proud of :D


And Hagrid! Don't forget Hagrid. :D
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By celticprincessmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Aug 05, 2011 06:54 AM
I got early access!!!!
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By mandakp
On Fri Aug 05, 2011 06:10 PM
What the hell is a Hufflepuff??
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By alwaysonmytoesmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Aug 05, 2011 06:23 PM
^What is this...I don't even...

Clearly we're on this thread talking about Harry Potter...if you're not familiar with it, what's the point of posting something like that? I'd say JFGI, but that's rude...no but really, how about a Google search?

Anyhow, I'm super excited! I got in a few days ago and I can't wait until we can beta test!
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By Moonlitefairy06member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Aug 05, 2011 06:28 PM
^ Go watch a Very Potter Musical, alwaysonmytoes. Then you'll get it.
re: POTTERMORE! Anyone excited?
By mandakp
On Fri Aug 05, 2011 07:50 PM
alwaysonmytoes wrote:

^What is this...I don't even...

Clearly we're on this thread talking about Harry Potter...if you're not familiar with it, what's the point of posting something like that? I'd say JFGI, but that's rude...no but really, how about a Google search?

Anyhow, I'm super excited! I got in a few days ago and I can't wait until we can beta test!


You call yourself a harry potter fan, for shame :P Seriously though, AVPM, do it.
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By celticprincessmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Aug 05, 2011 08:28 PM
Hufflepuffs are particularly good finders! :D

Watch this video > www.youtube.com . . .
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By alwaysonmytoesmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Aug 05, 2011 09:23 PM
OMG I totally knew that...this is highly embarrassing, lmao. I haven't slept in almost 36 hours now so I'm going to blame it on that but wow. That's really shameful. I love AVPM!

Ugh. I'm gonna go hide under a rock now...I apologize to you all. :P
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By mandakp
On Sat Aug 06, 2011 05:52 AM
haha that's okay, obviously you just have to rewatch it!!
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By Cadbury_Eatermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Aug 26, 2011 06:41 AM
So guys :)

What houses you get sorted into and what wands? What animal did you pick?

I got sorted into Gryffindor (swear I'm still a Ravenclaw), 10 and 3 quarter inch, elm wand with unicorn core, hard and I got a screech owl for my pet.
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