Today, the Pottermore Insider announced that the fifth Pottermore House Cup will be awarded on Sunday, March 30. As they have done for the past few Cups, Pottermore will be hosting House Pride Week beginning on March 17. The house days are as follows:
Hufflepuff: March 20
Slytherin: March 21
Gryffindor: March 22
Ravenclaw: March 23
For this Cup, Pottermore is inviting users to upload videos to YouTube, Vine, and Instagram with the hashtags #GryffindorPride, #HufflepuffPride, #SlytherinPride, and #RavenclawPride. More details will be given on the Insider on March 14.
Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, and Slytherin have already won the Cup, with the badgers and lions taking one each and the snakes claiming two. Who will win this time?
Are you excited for this House Cup? How will you be supporting your house? Let us know in the comments!
We posted last weekend about the exclusive Gilderoy Lockhart audio clips that Pottermore revealed during their panel at Orlando's "A Celebration of Harry Potter," and those clips have now been officially added to the Pottermore site!
Even though eager fans were able to listen to the clips early at outlets like Entertainment Weekly and The Guardian, the audio snippets have now been added into specific moments in the story. In the clips, J.K. Rowling reveals Lockhart's family history, one of his failed business ideas, and the house he was almost Sorted into. You can find the clips in Chamber of Secrets moments "Valentine's Day" and "Lockhart's Office."
Be sure to let us know what you think of this new content!
It’s been a busy few days for Potter fans with all the new information coming out of the "Celebration of Harry Potter" event in Orlando. Now, Pottermore has added new exclusives to the mix, revealing several exciting new clips and treats for all Potter fans!
Firstly, three exclusive clips were revealed to all at the event of J.K. Rowling talking about Gilderoy Lockhart and his past. Pottermore Insider states that
“... J.K. Rowling discusses this flamboyant character’s family background, his failed business idea and where the Sorting Hat nearly put him during his time at Hogwarts. The audio reveals her mischievous sense of humour as she pokes fun at the excesses of celebrity, with echoes of today’s celebrity endorsement culture.”
And most excitingly, these clips will be available on Pottermore in the next few days for everyone who didn’t get to be at the event this weekend!
Secondly, a video was released at the event, which shows exactly how a Moment gets created, from its inception to its final design. The video demonstrates this by using the Moment “Snape’s Dark Mark,” which will be featured in Chapter 36 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire when the final installment of the book is released. Tom Hodgson, the creative director of Pottermore, explained more about the video to the audience:
"I’m going to use this Moment to demonstrate our thought process when blocking out the scene and the positioning of the characters: As we have shown the hospital wing several times before - Harry always seems to end up there! - we concentrated on choosing an interesting angle that we have not seen before. We knew how we wanted the room to look – its dimensions, the windows, the bed, the flagstone floor - so the challenge was how to present and position the many characters in the scene. We spent a lot of time blocking it out – establishing where the different characters might be that made sense in terms of the scene... [...] We painted two options for Bill - one on the bed and one on the edge of the scene. After some debate, we decided that the bed wasn’t the way to go [because] the bedside was getting very crowded with Bill, Sirius and Harry all jostling for space. We moved Madam Pomfrey because she was obscuring Bill’s ponytail, and once Harry’s positioning was correct we could place Padfoot in a protective pose.”
Watch a video of how a Moment is created below:
And finally, Pottermore has released exclusive house-themed desktop backgrounds for all users to show their house colors on computers, smartphones, and tablets. The backgrounds are available on the Pottermore Insider to download now!
Have you checked out Gilderoy's backstory already? What do you think? Let us know what you think about these exclusives in the comments!
Today, the interactive Harry Potter companion site, Pottermore, released the next installment of chapters from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Back in October, Pottermore opened up the first ten moments from Goblet of Fire and shared some amazing information on things like the Floo network, colors, and Portkeys. Now we have a whole new set of moments to look up, and we will update this post as soon as we can with some of the new information provided by author J.K. Rowling.
Are you excited for this new section of chapters to be opened? Let us know in the comments below.
Pottermore, the digital platform for Harry Potter, will be taking part in "A Celebration of Harry Potter" at rhe Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida from January 24-26, 2014, and presenting an exclusive audio clip from J.K. Rowling.
Pottermore’s creative director, Tom Hodgson, will appear on a panel during the event to give a behind-the-scenes look at the online experience Pottermore.com, to reveal beautiful new artwork from the next installment of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and to preview an exclusive audio clip from J.K. Rowling, in which she gives a mischievous and somewhat unexpected backstory to one of her most colorful Harry Potter characters.
In addition to this panel event, Pottermore will have a booth within the Harry Potter expo area at "A Celebration of Harry Potter," where fans can experience Pottermore.com for themselves, watch an artist illustrate upcoming creatures, and sample the Harry Potter eBooks and digital audio books.
"A Celebration of Harry Potter" is a special event hosted by Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment that will celebrate all of Harry’s adventures and bring the films, books, and digital world of Harry Potter together in an exciting three-day event.
Tom Hodgson will be taking part in a Pottermore panel on Saturday, January 25, and the Pottermore booth at the Harry Potter expo will be open throughout the weekend, giving demos and a peek behind the scenes for eager Harry Potter fans from across the world.
MuggleNet's Keith Hawk, Kat Miller, and Jessica Jordan will be attending this event, so be sure to say "hello" if you are going!
"Journey through a mysterious, enchanted garden, guided by Zygmunt Budge - an accomplished potioneer. Overcome dangerous obstacles and thrilling challenges to find out if you have what it takes to become a potions champion as you compete for the elusive Golden Cauldron. Tilt, touch and rotate your Wonderbook, and use your PlayStation Move motion controller to chop, crush and grind ingredients for your magical concoctions. Integrate your Hogwarts™ house and use your very own wand when you link to your account on Pottermore.com - the free, immersive and interactive website from J.K. Rowling."
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