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What the hell is JK Rowling plotting with "Pottermore"?

Jun. 16, 2011by: Paul Tassi

Mysterious things are happening on the internet today as JK Rowling opened up a new website, Twitter page and YouTube channel teasing something called "Pottermore."

The website is only a coming soon page, the Twitter has two tweets, and the YouTube page isn't actually functional, but it is counting down to a "big announcement in about a week" from JK Rowling herself.

Now, a few cautionary notes. Scholastic, the book publisher, has come out and said that no, this is not a new book, crushing any dreams you might have of seeing the further adventures of Harry Potter. Also note that this is very close to the release of the final film, and the whole thing could be a viral marketing stunt.

Harry Potter has eight movies, video games, a theme park, what else could he possibly get if not another book? Though "it's not a book" is probably exactly what I would say if I wanted people to think that it wasn't a book, even if it was.

So, any sleuthing on those sites turn anything up? What are your theories?

Extra Tidbit: Don't even tell me you couldn't craft a new series based on the end of the final book. Just do it Rowling!
Source: Pottermore

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12:05AM on 06/18/2011

Okay, enough now!

I know exactly what she's plotting... to make more money. Okay JK, you've made enough now. You and your offspring will live for generations just on the royalties from the movies alone nevermind the books.

Twitter: @RonnySinatra
I know exactly what she's plotting... to make more money. Okay JK, you've made enough now. You and your offspring will live for generations just on the royalties from the movies alone nevermind the books.

Twitter: @RonnySinatra
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1:30AM on 06/17/2011

Broadway.

It's obviously going to be a Broadway show from the music of Paramore(sp?) ..I hope not. If the rumors of a new HP story is true then by all means I'm all balls excited. Hope it's a story.
It's obviously going to be a Broadway show from the music of Paramore(sp?) ..I hope not. If the rumors of a new HP story is true then by all means I'm all balls excited. Hope it's a story.
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1:27AM on 06/17/2011
Anything HP is cool with me so long as Jo has something to do it. I bet this is some sort of HP themed social site.
Anything HP is cool with me so long as Jo has something to do it. I bet this is some sort of HP themed social site.
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11:45PM on 06/16/2011

Looking forward to this

The Harry Potter series had its growing pains but it ended on a really high note. I'll be interested in what J.K. Rowling comes up with.
The Harry Potter series had its growing pains but it ended on a really high note. I'll be interested in what J.K. Rowling comes up with.
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10:06PM on 06/16/2011

anyone else notice?

the clock on YOUTUBE is inconsitant? i'm looking at it now and its 6days 8 hours, earlier i saw it 6days 7hours?

a role play game would be nice, i'm not into rpg but at least it wouldnt have the chance to spoil the existing series.

i would like to see Rowling announce she's working on a new series, different story and setting entirely but still with her complexity and depth she put into HP.
the clock on YOUTUBE is inconsitant? i'm looking at it now and its 6days 8 hours, earlier i saw it 6days 7hours?

a role play game would be nice, i'm not into rpg but at least it wouldnt have the chance to spoil the existing series.

i would like to see Rowling announce she's working on a new series, different story and setting entirely but still with her complexity and depth she put into HP.
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6:35PM on 06/16/2011
Could be an MMO. Could be E-Books, I was thinking maybe E-Books with bonus chapters of side-stories. But it has a logo, so it could be a game called "Pottermore".

There is a hunt for secret street view with coordinates. The first if you zoom in goes to Manchester Station with a silver letter "M" photoshopped in. There will apparently be more coordinates released to make a word.
Could be an MMO. Could be E-Books, I was thinking maybe E-Books with bonus chapters of side-stories. But it has a logo, so it could be a game called "Pottermore".

There is a hunt for secret street view with coordinates. The first if you zoom in goes to Manchester Station with a silver letter "M" photoshopped in. There will apparently be more coordinates released to make a word.
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3:38PM on 06/16/2011
Bet she announces the potterverse encyclopedia :)
Bet she announces the potterverse encyclopedia :)
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7:13PM on 06/16/2011
I was thinking the exact same thing. It makes sense, so I hope we're right.
I was thinking the exact same thing. It makes sense, so I hope we're right.
11:47PM on 06/16/2011
yea :)
yea :)
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3:13PM on 06/16/2011
I really wish she would write another saga, but based on the marauders' time at Hogwarts (Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew-aka Wormtail, and James Potter). Of course the finale would have to end tragically, but I would love to read/see that.
I really wish she would write another saga, but based on the marauders' time at Hogwarts (Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew-aka Wormtail, and James Potter). Of course the finale would have to end tragically, but I would love to read/see that.
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4:37PM on 06/16/2011
so like the star wars prequels
so like the star wars prequels
5:38PM on 06/16/2011
Ever been laid?
Ever been laid?
9:59PM on 06/16/2011
Well, I guess you could compare it to them...although I certainly hope they would turn out much better.

@countem

I certainly have! Don't worry. You'll get there. :)
Well, I guess you could compare it to them...although I certainly hope they would turn out much better.

@countem

I certainly have! Don't worry. You'll get there. :)
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2:56PM on 06/16/2011

meh

I've never liked Potter even though i admittedly have never bother to delve into the universe. That alone is enough for me to not care, the fact taht it can't even spark the slightest interest with all of the many products based on it that have already come out.

It will be interesting to do a "where they are now" in like 15 years for ppl like Rowling and that chick who wrote Twilight to see if they managed to stay fresh or just held on to these one or two sucessful endevours
I've never liked Potter even though i admittedly have never bother to delve into the universe. That alone is enough for me to not care, the fact taht it can't even spark the slightest interest with all of the many products based on it that have already come out.

It will be interesting to do a "where they are now" in like 15 years for ppl like Rowling and that chick who wrote Twilight to see if they managed to stay fresh or just held on to these one or two sucessful endevours *cough-Lucas-cough*
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4:01PM on 06/16/2011
Gee. That makes sense...
Gee. That makes sense...
5:41PM on 06/16/2011
Please don't use Rowling and Twilight in the same sentence.
Please don't use Rowling and Twilight in the same sentence.
6:05PM on 06/16/2011
I'll do what ever i damn well please, thank you very much. The reason i lump them together is that to me they are just 2 popular things that i have no interest in. But if you want to turn it into a dig at eithers writing then i guess that's your choice.
I'll do what ever i damn well please, thank you very much. The reason i lump them together is that to me they are just 2 popular things that i have no interest in. But if you want to turn it into a dig at eithers writing then i guess that's your choice.
10:39PM on 06/16/2011
For someone with supposedly no interest in Potter, you sure are commenting a lot on this story.
For someone with supposedly no interest in Potter, you sure are commenting a lot on this story.
11:44PM on 06/16/2011
No less a figure than Stephen King once said, "Don't ever compare Stephenie Meyer and Joanne Rowling. Joanne Rowling can write!"
No less a figure than Stephen King once said, "Don't ever compare Stephenie Meyer and Joanne Rowling. Joanne Rowling can write!"
7:00AM on 06/17/2011
Man, I hate to defend a guy at -37 but gonna try...

First, JKR is a hack. Her first two novels are so parallel as to make the 2nd one uninteresting.

Her failure to have developed her world BEFORE writing about it led to major inconsistencies in how the rules of magic work and the nonsensical way in which the magical world is hidden in our own.

Third, her statements that she knew all along where the story was headed are in direct contrast with the meandering nature of books 5 and 6 (forced
Man, I hate to defend a guy at -37 but gonna try...

First, JKR is a hack. Her first two novels are so parallel as to make the 2nd one uninteresting.

Her failure to have developed her world BEFORE writing about it led to major inconsistencies in how the rules of magic work and the nonsensical way in which the magical world is hidden in our own.

Third, her statements that she knew all along where the story was headed are in direct contrast with the meandering nature of books 5 and 6 (forced to take up "1 school year" and the meandering nature of the first half of book 7, plus the hurried-up ending of book 7). She clearly did NOT know what to do.

Additionally, her failure to understand how to use basic narrative tools, such as foreshadowing, made a number of events in the book fall flat. Neville fails to kill Bellatrix? Are you kidding me? And Harry receives a mirror to communicate with Sirius and NEVER USES IT? What's the point? She clearly introduced the mirror in a "Checkhov's Gun" form and then failed to follow-through.

Last, Stephen King may be prolific, but his writing isn't really that great either. I wouldn't put him on the stand as a character witness in a "who is a good author" trial.

5:59PM on 06/18/2011
except for the fact that he does use the mirror.. JKR may not be the best of writers but she's certainly better than Stephany Mayer
except for the fact that he does use the mirror.. JKR may not be the best of writers but she's certainly better than Stephany Mayer
2:46PM on 06/16/2011
The Guardian is speculating that this is the rumored Harry Potter MMO, with Pottermore meaning "Potter Massively Online Roleplaying Experience."
The Guardian is speculating that this is the rumored Harry Potter MMO, with Pottermore meaning "Potter Massively Online Roleplaying Experience."
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2:53PM on 06/16/2011
I can't see it being an MMO. They take more then 5 years to develop them and the idea that they've been able to keep it's development under wraps for this long. However if it an announcement that they are going to make one then i'd still say keep dreaming cause if these things happened as planned many of us would be playing Star Wars: Old Republic right now :(
I can't see it being an MMO. They take more then 5 years to develop them and the idea that they've been able to keep it's development under wraps for this long. However if it an announcement that they are going to make one then i'd still say keep dreaming cause if these things happened as planned many of us would be playing Star Wars: Old Republic right now :(
3:23PM on 06/16/2011
I don't think its going to be a huge MMO that takes "5 years" it will more likely be something in the sense of Club Penguin or Hello Kitty Online.
I don't think its going to be a huge MMO that takes "5 years" it will more likely be something in the sense of Club Penguin or Hello Kitty Online.
6:06PM on 06/16/2011
Well then i think we have a differing view on what qualifies as an MMO, heh
Well then i think we have a differing view on what qualifies as an MMO, heh
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