With the summer theatrical release of the last half and final film of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the world believes the magic has finally come to a close. What we did not know is that J.K Rowling was not planning on making it disappear just yet.
In mid June Pottermore.com brought viewers to a Youtube page with a countdown clock surrounded by animated owls, with a promise of a special announcement from Rowling which left fans guessing.
Recently into the week of June 23rd the website pottermore.com was created with the official news—which featured a video with Rowling herself revealing her plans for the future of the world of Harry Potter: Rowling is calling it an “online reading experience like no other” with one of the most important features being the books available as digital audio as well as electronic. The new website will also feature interactive activities all ages can access, create, enjoy and share.
In addition, Rowling reveals in the video that there is so much more to the Potter world that was never revealed or introduced. Yes, Deathly Hallows is the last and final book in the series but that is not the end of the wizarding world as we know it. What kinds of information has she been “hoarding for years” that somehow did not make it into any of the books? It is exciting to know that there is more to be said about the series, because although it ended, the people, places, and events fans fell in love with have more to tell.
Pottermore.com will be officially functional in October. As of now fans can visit the website and enter their email address for the chance to register for the site early, although Rowling calls this “a lucky few.”
Visit www.pottermore.com on July 31st to find out how you can register and take part in the new online Harry Potter experience.
While you’re waiting, don’t forget to catch the conclusion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in theatres July 15th.