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Jun 23 2011 10:48 AM EDT 9,329

Pottermore: Our Top-Five Wish List For J.K. Rowling’s New

‘Harry Potter’ author’s site is still cloaked in
mystery, but there are a few things we’d like to see on her Web creation.

There’s a lot of “Harry Potter”-related excitement going around these days,
what with the release of the eighth and final film, “Harry Potter and
the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
in just a few weeks, and our own Harry Potter World
heating up. And on Thursday morning (June 23) in London, “Potter”
creator J.K. Rowling made an official announcement about the mysterious “Pottermore”
she introduced last week.

The site will deliver a
free, online reading experience including, according to a press release,
“extensive new material about the characters, places and objects in the
much-loved stories” and a digital capability in which “the storyline will be
brought to life with sumptuous newly commissioned illustrations and interactive
‘Moments’ through which you can navigate.”

“[It’s] a way I can be creative in a medium that didn’t exist when I started
the books back in 1990,” Rowling told reporters during the press conference.

That’s exciting stuff for “Potter” fans, considering the books have long
since been completed and the final film hits theaters this summer. But at this
point, with no Muggle having yet explored the site, we don’t know exactly
what Pottermore will offer. Here are five things we hope we can see and
do while playing in Rowling’s latest fantastical creation — now or in the

Open Class/Character Development System

No matter your house, heritage or O.W.L. scores, with the appropriate amount
of training or playing time, you too can become an esteemed member of the
wizarding community. No matter how basic or inexperienced you are when you begin
exploring “Pottermore,” there should be opportunities for advancement and/or
shifting skill sets. If you want to be an animagus, an auror, a healer, or even
a professional Quidditch player, you need only put in the time.


Speaking of professional Quidditch players, there ought to be a recreational
area in “Pottermore” where characters learn, play and eventually compete against
one another at the hugely popular game. Instead of pitting competitors and teams
against one another based solely on their houses, it would be great for players
to be able to assemble themselves into teams.

Virtual Place to Unwind, Be Entertained

One of the main reasons Rowling’s masterworks have so many millions of fans,
is because she’s created a world so magical and alluring, that we all dream of
apparating into the Three Broomsticks for a butterbeer or taking a walk through
Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes. It would be great if Pottermore featured a
competition-free area for socializing in and around virtual versions of
Rowling’s most beloved fictional shops and assorted hotspots.

Annual “Pottermore” Gatherings

Although Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter is currently a perfect
place to mix and mingle with fellow Potterphiles, we would love an annual event
in the vein of GenCon or Comic-Con, where fans from all over the world meet to
share in everything Harry Potter. In addition to pointed panel discussions on a
variety of subjects, why not also host a few live action duels in the spirit of
the tri-wizard tournament? Maybe an attempt at a grounded game of Quidditch or

Special Guest Stars And/Or Participants

It’s nearly impossible to assemble the entire “Harry Potter” film casts for
“Pottermore” participation, but perhaps before they all move on from their
Potter associations the actors can record special interactive greetings and
messages, to be carefully placed throughout “Pottermore”? Maybe Daniel Radcliffe
and company can pre-record video messages of encouragement for players? Alan
Rickman could instruct a brief beginner-level Defense Against the Dark Arts
Class? We’ll even settle for video clips from the movies popping up every now
and again. Also, if Rowling is taking the time to make this special
announcement, we’re hoping she’s going to stay involved enough that she’ll
consider recording some messages as well.

from:  http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1666299/pottermore.jhtml


J. K. Rowling was born on July 31st, 1965 according to www.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._K._Rowling

July 31st, 1965

July 31st

7 + 31 +2+0+1+1 = 42 = her personal year from July 31st, 2011 to July 30th, 2012 = Everybody loves J. K. Rowling.





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