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Old June 16th, 2011, 11:54 am
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Re: Pottermore

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If it was a social networking site or massive online game then I don't think JKR would be as involved as she seems to be.
I agree, it seems so unlike her. She never touched her Twitter account, never made a Facebook page, and in her books computer games are only ever associated with Dudley Dursley. I can't imagine she would become so invested in a project that would keep people glued to their screens all day. And she has always said that pen and paper are her top priority.

So I'm putting my faith in her continuing to hold these same values. She did get excited about things like the amusement park, but never said it was as exciting as a new book and was never personally leading the project, like she appears to be here. This announcement has her name all over it, much more than Warner Bros or anything.

But if it's not an online encyclopedia and/or fansite where she occasionally interacts with fans, I'm totally flummoxed as to what it could be....


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Old June 16th, 2011, 12:00 pm
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Well, this is all very exciting. I have no idea what Pottermore will be, but I can't wait to find out!


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Old June 16th, 2011, 12:03 pm
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Just because she hasnt talked much about the computer games, doesnt mean she wouldn't. I could totally see her writing for a computer game, an mmorpg.
And people remember. The Socialfansitething was only created on this forum from the fake pictures, I doubt it will happen.


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Old June 16th, 2011, 12:05 pm
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New quote from Leaky via the Wall Street Journal:

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A Harry Potter fansite, the Leaky Cauldron, said it got a preview of the new site reporting that “it is one of the most amazing, engaging, and breathtaking additions to this fandom imaginable.”
How long do you think she is going to make us wait??? Yesterday's announcements seemed to indicate it would all happen on June 15 and 16, but so far it looks like there have been no new updates today. I know it's early in America, but it's midday in Britain!


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Old June 16th, 2011, 12:12 pm
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Re: Pottermore

I'm so intrigued! Was keeping up with all the news on twitter last night, is all very exciting I'm hoping for some sort of Encyclopeadia too, at least something that can be added too and so wouldn't get boring after a while a game or social network wouldn't interest me that much but I agree it doesn't sound very like JKR. As for those pictures, Will Dunn posted the link to them on twitter last night but has deleted the post and then tweeted someone saying that it leaked and that he shouldn't have posted it.

Also, is the icon in the address bar on Pottermore the sorting hat? I'm trying to figure out what it is

Eeee, new news!


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Old June 16th, 2011, 12:33 pm
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It certain is intriguing. I really hope it's the encyclopaedia but I'm not holding my breath on it. Hope we get information soon i found myself staring at a 'do not disturb' sign for the first time in years wondering what on earth is going on!


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Old June 16th, 2011, 1:00 pm
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I just heard about this through Tumblr about twelve hours ago...there was speculation about buying the books on E-Readers, but I'm sure GoogleBooks has most of them - even in their entirety.

Besides an interactive Encyclopedia, I can't imagine what it could be!


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Old June 16th, 2011, 1:12 pm
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Re: Pottermore

I think a MMORPG is actually pretty likely here. You have to bear in mind that this sort of game is something a bit different - it's supposed to be a fully-immersive world you can interact with, and that involves a huge amount of detail. Were such a thing ever to be created for HP - and most big franchises do have one, including Star Wars, Star Trek, LotR and The Matrix - the best way to do it properly is to involve JKR, as she has all those details.

I also don't buy the idea that JKR has a problem with computers. She was given an unusual level of control in terms of the merchendise, so clearly she didn't have a major problem with the WB and the Lego video games. Plus her website, which she used as the main way of communicating with fans, and her recent statement regarding e-books.

No, I think this is probably the leading contender at the moment.


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Old June 16th, 2011, 1:13 pm
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Re: Pottermore

I wonder... with all the legal issues involving the Encyclopedia already... and the fact that there are HP wikias out there...
I do hope this is HER take on things and that we find in depth information on the characters... IF it is "The Scotish Book" in an interactive format...
If it's a social network I feel a bit sorry about all the other fan sites, 'cause people would want to concentrate on her site instead of spreading across the whole web, like it is today...
I don't know what to think... I'm excited but a bit skeptical.
I kind of hope it's not a game... games are very time consuming for addictive people (like me LOL)
Oh I can't wait to find out! This suspense is killing me!


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Old June 16th, 2011, 1:19 pm
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As a Scot, a hope it's The Scottish Book!

But a don't knoooow!! a'd be happy if it wis a MMORPG aswell...or prequel books. Just no another fansite! Unless it has the encyclopedia innit...but JK is an author, a'd think she would publish it in paper an' give the money to charity.

A DON'T KNOW! lol
A'm too excited! A haven't been this excited since 2007! All the clues about the Pottermore site just reminded me of the times a spent here on MuggleNet waiting for Order, Half-Blood & Deathly Hallows coming out!! lol

a hope JK tells us all wit it is VERY SOON, or a might just have to bounce over to Edinburgh an' go looking for her! lool

Oh aye, an' wit's with her website? People are saying they see the old Do Not Disturb door an' a time turner? It's been years since a used this site....a can't remember wit's wit. but a see nothing outta the ordinary here

FOUND IT! go to "?" then set the time turner to todays date then spin it an' the signs there. oh JK ye' know how to get us gooing!

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EDIT* OK..maybe it's been like this for years on her site. a don't think it's going to open anytime soon



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Old June 16th, 2011, 1:41 pm
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Re: Pottermore

I don't know what's so "ZOMG this is the best thing ever" about a MMORPG site...

I so hope it's going to be something else. I rather deal with a FB type of thingy. But interactive encyclopaedia would be most awesome.


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Old June 16th, 2011, 1:43 pm
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Re: Pottermore

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I think a MMORPG is actually pretty likely here. You have to bear in mind that this sort of game is something a bit different - it's supposed to be a fully-immersive world you can interact with, and that involves a huge amount of detail. Were such a thing ever to be created for HP - and most big franchises do have one, including Star Wars, Star Trek, LotR and The Matrix - the best way to do it properly is to involve JKR, as she has all those details.
Exactly my thoughts. If we're right that it is an MMORPG, and that JKR is involved, this just means that it'll be a really good game. It means WB took the time and effort to make this immersive, detailed, and accurate to every little nook and cranny.

The font looks like a game logo, the description of "Pottermore" on the tradmark site fits with an MMORPG, and so far all the comments from websites support this idea as well. I think this is what it is.


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Old June 16th, 2011, 1:51 pm
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but it says " Harry Potter and Pottermore Publishing Rights © J.K. Rowling " so its something published.


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Old June 16th, 2011, 2:02 pm
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But its not a book and apparently the description leads me to believe its an mmo.


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Re: Pottermore

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I don't know what's so "ZOMG this is the best thing ever" about a MMORPG site...

I so hope it's going to be something else. I rather deal with a FB type of thingy. But interactive encyclopaedia would be most awesome.

Hahahaha... I have to say a LotRo type of MMORPG would be pretty cool, but I prefer the encyclopedia. Online and bookversion... There are just too many things I want to know about the characters.

A book with short stories like the one about James and Sirius a while ago would be awesome too.. But since it's not a book...


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I'm so intrigued! Was keeping up with all the news on twitter last night, is all very exciting I'm hoping for some sort of Encyclopeadia too, at least something that can be added too and so wouldn't get boring after a while a game or social network wouldn't interest me that much but I agree it doesn't sound very like JKR. As for those pictures, Will Dunn posted the link to them on twitter last night but has deleted the post and then tweeted someone saying that it leaked and that he shouldn't have posted it.
Were these the same pictures that were posted on this thread, or different pictures?


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Old June 16th, 2011, 4:44 pm
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Re: Pottermore

I am hoping that it is some type of version of an online encyclopedia, although I would be equally excited if it were a collection of short stories about other characters in the Potter Universe.

I have been pouring over JKR's official website to see if there are any new hidden clues that might offer tidbits of information to the new site.


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Old June 16th, 2011, 4:44 pm
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Re: Pottermore

HEY! check this out...

https://twitter.com/users/show/pottermore.xml

search the page for "created_at" and between the first two finds you will see ">Mon Jul 20 18:16:54 +0000 2009

That Pottermore Twitter account has been around for 1 year, 10 months, and 27 days!


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Old June 16th, 2011, 4:46 pm
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There are now OWLS on www.pottermore.com. If you click on them, it takes you to Youtube, where it says that the announcement will occur on June 23 at 12:00pm. Check it out!


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Old June 16th, 2011, 4:49 pm
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HEY! check this out...

https://twitter.com/users/show/pottermore.xml

search the page for "created_at" and between the first two finds you will see ">Mon Jul 20 18:16:54 +0000 2009

That Pottermore Twitter account has been around for 1 year, 10 months, and 27 days!
And check this out: http://www.trademarkia.com/pottermore-77788415.html

Looks like the trademark was registered on July 23, 2009. I guess this whole project has been in the works for nearly two years then.


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