Well, J.K. Rowling made her big announcement yesterday. The mysterious Pottermore is going to be a free, online "experience" — which really means she hasn't told us much at all.
The Guardian reports that as part of the site, there will be at least "18,000 words about the novels' characters, places and objects, with more to come. From Professor McGonagall's love for a Muggle as a young woman, to how the Dursleys met (Petunia was working in an office); from new information about Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff houses, to details about wand wood."
According to the Guardian, the website will open first to the million users who register first on July 31 — Harry's birthday. These users will help shape the site, with its full launch to all users to take place in October.
At least while we're waiting, we'll have July 15 to keep us busy. Or July 13, 14 and 15, if you're so inclined to join in on Cinemark's marathon.
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Harry Potter fans at the Indy and around the world are all a-twitter over the new Pottermore website.
No one really knows what's going on with it, as J.K. Rowling isn't speaking, but even the Associated Press, via the Washington Post, missed this morning that if you click on the owls, they take you to a YouTube page, counting down the days until an announcement from Ms. Rowling herself.
My theory? It's something related to Edgar Allen Poe's Nevermore. The name ... the birds ... Of course, I've been wrong many times before.
Any other thoughts?