June 16, 2011

The Owls Are Gathering: Pottermore

If you're a Potterfile like I am, then you've noticed that the internet has been abuzz recently with news of an "announcement" soon to be made from author J.K. Rowling. A new website, Pottermore, features a pair of owls bookending the cryptic message: "Coming Soon", along with what appears to be the author's signature. There is even a Youtube page counting down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until said announcement will be made.

We don't know much about the content of this news; all that has been revealed is that it's not in reference to a new book, but will be "something equally exciting", according to MuggleNet. My guess? Pottermore will be a sort of encyclopedia of information about the Harry Potter series, detailing the complete backstory of all the important characters who appear in the book, and maybe even some of the minor ones, as well. Rowling has intimated before that she would release something like this, so perhaps now is the time for her to do so. Either way, I think all Potterfiles will be in for a serious treat! Is my excitement transparent?

{Images via Pottermore and J.K. Rowlin's YouTube page}


Caroline {treat yourself well} said...

oooooh sister it better be an encyclopedia (and not a virtual reality game)!

All I want to know- are more and more and more details about the Potter world and the people in it. She made me fall in love with a world- I have been waiting for this encyclopedia for 4 years!

yay Potterphiles!

Lindsay said...

dork, I love you.

Joanna said...

Caroline: Yes, I'm so with you! Fingers crossed that it's an encyclopedia of Harry Potter goodness.

Lindsay: :-)