JK Rowling's Pottermore WebsiteUniversal Orlando: JK Rowling just opened up a new website called PotterMore....let the speculation begin...
From Jeff ElliottCheck out the site: www.pottermore.com
Posted June 17, 2011 at 11:51 AM
If you click on a link it takes you to a youtube countdown that shows basically the same thing...
Annoucement is for Wednesday June 22.
"The Associated Press talked with Rowling spokesperson Rebecca Salt about the project. Salt did say the site is not (repeat: not) a reference to a new book nor is it "directly related" to the upcoming Potter movie, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." Alas, the Rowling camp isn't saying anything else."
I am going to do some more research, but I feel that the news has ended at this point and the speculation has begun.
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From Jeff ElliottI am wondering if this is the contractually obligated expansion to WWoHP...?
Posted June 17, 2011 at 9:00 AM
From Tim WI kinda feel like it is gonna be that rumored Potter Encyclopedia. However, i could see it being an online game as well!
Posted June 17, 2011 at 2:16 PM
From Robert NilesI'm guessing a Harry Potter-themed MMORPG.
Posted June 17, 2011 at 4:54 PM
From Carrie HoodAccording to the rumormills on the MMO circuit we're all thinking the same as Robert. Harry Potter MMORPG, which naturally I'll play!
Posted June 17, 2011 at 7:16 PM
So I'm keeping my fingers crossed for that one!
From TH CreativeI'm guessing a Harry Potter-themed (Insert Random Capital Letters Here).
Posted June 17, 2011 at 7:56 PM
From Ashleigh NoadI wouldn't have thought Rowling would allow Harry Potter to be branded as an online game like that. Then again, I never thought she'd allow for the theme park attractions to happen either.
Posted June 19, 2011 at 7:03 AM
I'd love to see a Harry Potter Encyclopaedia!
From Andy MilioWow TH :P
Posted June 19, 2011 at 10:31 AM
but yeah, I'm going with either MMORPG or encyclopedia
From TH CreativeBreaking: Muggle-Park-Insider website announces launch of "Potterless site" --- 1/3rd less calories and higher in anti-occidents.
Posted June 19, 2011 at 6:12 PM
Grrrr.... I hate those occidents.
From Tim WM.ultiplayer O.nline R.oleplaying E.xperience, as stated by a few sites.
Posted June 19, 2011 at 7:40 PM
From TH CreativeM-O-U-S-E ....."
Posted June 20, 2011 at 12:52 AM
From Jeff ElliottFrom Orlando Business Journal:
Posted June 20, 2011 at 9:44 AM
"A Universal Orlando official said the theme park has nothing to do with J.K. Rowling's pending project, reports Central Florida News 13. The author of the Harry Potter series has a new website, pottermore.com, and is expected to make an announcement Thursday morning.
Rowling's U.S. publisher, Scholastic, said it's not a new book."
The plot thickens....
From Barbara SimsI'm still laughing at TH's response! I had no clue what those random letters meant either!
Posted June 20, 2011 at 12:51 PM
From TH CreativeA Sims-like role playing game would make ZILLIONS. However Ms. Rowling (as in "rolling-in-the-Dough") once went to court to stop a guy from publishing a Potter-based encyclopedia. She indicated at the time she already intended to create an encyclopedia. So maybe an on-line, fully interactive Potter encyclopedia.
Posted June 20, 2011 at 12:54 PM
In an unrelated/related story, ya know her first husband who left her? Do you think at one point, every day, the guy stops what he's doing and thinks "Damn it!"
From Andy MilioThat last part of your post made me laugh, TH
Posted June 20, 2011 at 4:36 PM
From James RaoQuoth the house elf, "Pottermore?"
Posted June 21, 2011 at 2:41 AM
As for the first husband, if Rowling was tough to live with before Potter, can you imagine what she would be like to deal with now?!
From Jeff ElliottWhoa, James, we are getting literate here....LOL!
Posted June 21, 2011 at 6:21 AM
From TH CreativeBREAKING: News is leaking out of the cauldron. It's only a rumor but I'm hearing chatter about "hippos playing Quidditch."
Posted June 21, 2011 at 8:36 AM
Fingers are decidedly crossed!
From Terri PierceTears, I have TEARS, coming out of my eyes!
Posted June 21, 2011 at 8:34 PM
"Insert random letters here"
From Jeff ElliottOk.....how do I explain this....
Posted June 23, 2011 at 11:30 AM
Pottermore looks to be an interactive reader experience with Harry Potter....where people who visit the site have a say in the shaping of the experience....
....not available until October.....
From Andy MilioNo MMORPG? Lame :'(
Posted June 23, 2011 at 1:45 PM
From Robert NilesThe more I read about this... the more it seems like, well, a bit of a virtual theme park - a virtual space in which readers can experience the story together.
Posted June 24, 2011 at 12:13 AM
Wonder how it plays with WWOHP? (If at all.)
From Victoria Jurkowskivirtual theme park eh? sounds like all the heartbroken fans of vmk will have a new place to hang out, now that theyre all teenagers. did anyone else actually register their email address for updates? I tried to yesterday but the system was overloaded. if it's overloaded just from people signing up for updates, I shudder for opening day. I had to get on in the middle of the night just to put my email in.
Posted June 24, 2011 at 5:29 AM
From Andy Milio^I just submitted mine, sounds ok now that I read that article
Posted June 24, 2011 at 6:02 AM
From Jeff ElliottQ&A From Pottermore
Posted July 20, 2011 at 9:00 AM
Q: Will Pottermore be available in multiple languages?
Q: So Pottermore isn't a massively multiplayer online role-playing game like World of Warcraft, or a social network game like Farmville?
Q: Isn't there a House Cup that we compete for by earning points?
Q: Would you say Pottermore is a social network for fans of Harry Potter?
Q: I saw the Sony logo at the top of Pottermore.com. What's Sony's involvement with the site?
Q: Is Pottermore the Harry Potter encyclopedia?
Q: Once I've been sorted, will I be able to change houses?
Q: What formats will the ebooks be available in? Will I be able to read them on my iPad/Sony eReader/Kindle?
Q: I’ve submitted my email to the Pottermore website, does this mean I’m registered with Pottermore.com?
Q: What's going to happen on 31 July?
From Jeff Elliottdeleted - double post
Posted July 20, 2011 at 9:02 AM
From Andy MilioI just don't understand what it is. It's not social networking, it's not a MMO, but it has something to do with games and Houses? What?
Posted July 20, 2011 at 9:15 AM
From Alan HiscuttI am told thats its more like an interactive journey through he books, an almost unique experience to each of us depending on what house we are in, our choices and how we dictate the story.
Posted July 20, 2011 at 11:09 AM
Of course This might just be pottergander (see what I did there?) but it sounds fun and i for one am quite interested to see it.
anything at this time is speculation but knowing JK, she wouldnt let her name nor that of Potter be linked to anything that wasnt good. Films, theme parks, merchandise. So far its all been pretty top notch IMO.
From Melissa KosztownyI got registered as one of the early betas! we don't get in though till after this week to help shape the website. It loks like it will be a sort of walk along with reading the books. with lots of new information added.
Posted August 3, 2011 at 8:35 AM
From Eric SI got registered this morning too!! I'm excited, but I probably won't get in for a month or so if they do like a sliding scale.
Posted August 3, 2011 at 12:13 PM
From Andy MilitoI forgot it was releasing on the 1st, I tried to register but it was full :P
Posted August 3, 2011 at 3:33 PM
From Samantha McCraeGot signed up early on tuesday :) Can't wait!
Posted August 4, 2011 at 4:58 AM
From Christy HallI'm excited to say that I, too, got registered early Tuesday. I am amazed (though I probably shouldn't be given the popularity of the franchise) how quickly the registration spots are filled each day - in a matter of minutes it seems! Wow!
Posted August 4, 2011 at 5:49 AM
From Adam NodjomianWhat kind of usernames did you guys get? Mine is AsphodelShield55. I researched it and asphodel it is a plant used in many potions including Draught of Living Death.
Posted August 4, 2011 at 9:29 AM
From Melissa Kosztownybladewing53, its alright, the best of the options it gave me
Posted August 4, 2011 at 9:46 AM
From Eric SMine is FireboltThestral something. I don't remember the numbers.
Posted August 4, 2011 at 9:52 AM
From luke raineyJust signed up now :D im bladevine something
Posted August 4, 2011 at 10:23 AM
From Mark FairleighYeaaaah, I don't think Universal has to worry about Pottermania dying off anytime soon.
Posted August 4, 2011 at 10:44 AM
From Melissa DonahueI just registered today -- I'm DragonWing198. I wanted something that is easy to remember (and spell)!
Posted August 4, 2011 at 11:50 AM
From Christy HallI'm CentaurWillow-something-something. Can't remember the numbers already...
Posted August 4, 2011 at 12:12 PM
From Christy Hall^ Hey Dominick, that's a pretty cool name!
Posted August 4, 2011 at 3:30 PM
From Victoria JurkowskiI signed up today! My username is PurpleDragon260. I'm really curious to see what happens with this
Posted August 4, 2011 at 8:45 PM
From Samantha McCraeI had a bad bunch of usernames to choose from - I went with SunQuill133
Posted August 9, 2011 at 3:32 AM
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