GUYS. Are you on Pottermore? Maybe you were way back when it originally kicked off and you found yourself underwhelmed. I hear that. I wasn’t totally stoked on Pottermore when it first launched, but with the release of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie coming out, the Potter more has been completely re-vamped and it is AWESOME. They’ve completely re-done the Sorting Hat quiz (which I feel is actually far more accurate now), and the site is generally a lot more user friendly.
Still, you might be apathetic towards joining, which I understand. After all, do you really need to join another geek website? Are you really interested in re-taking the Sorting Hat quiz and finding your world rocked by getting assigned a new house? Maybe not. But with Pottermore’s latest release, I think you’re gonna get on the Pottermore bandwagon pretty quickly. What’s the Pottermore news? It’s a brand new series called “The History of Magic in North America”. Get excited, Potterheads!
So what exactly is “The History of Magic in North America”? It’s a brand new series–written by JK Rowling, of course–that will features stories about the wizarding world across the pond from Hogwarts. So it looks like we won’t have to wait much longer to get the dirt on the American wizarding school, Ilvermorny! The series launches this week, and kicks off tomorrow with the first piece going live on Pottermore at 2:00 pm GMT (if you aren’t in Britain, 2:00 pm GMT would translate to 9:00 AM EST). Even better, we’ll get a new piece every day at 2:00 pm GMT every day until March 11.
It’s going to be an epic week, you guys. I cannot WAIT to have some new Rowling writing waiting for me every morning this week. I’m also hoping that it gets me a bit more used to hearing the phrase No-Maj. Compared to Muggle, it just doesn’t seem to have the same ring to it, but I’m hoping repetition will help it start sounding a bit better.
BUT STILL! I can’t wait for my first North American magic history lesson. If you aren’t on Pottermore, be sure to join up to read the new stuff from Rowling herself, and be sure to come back here this week and to my Twitter so we can talk about the new stories!
Are you on Pottermore? Do you like it more now, or did you prefer it before the relaunch? How do you feel about the word No-Maj? What’s your burning question about the North American wizarding world? Let me know in the comments!