Prisoner of Azkaban coming to a close on Pottermore

We know that many of you have been looking forward to exploring the concluding chapters of the third book in the series – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – on Pottermore.com, and we are delighted to tell you that the finishing touches are being applied, and the chapters will be ready for you to explore in the coming weeks.

If you’re curious about the Moments to come, you’ll find a glimpse of one of them below. What do you think this black and white sketch depicts? You can discuss your thoughts in the Great Hall or common room on Pottermore.com, or let us know your theories on our Facebook page if you have an account, or via Twitter with the hashtag #PrisonerOfAzkaban.

PoA

Source: Pottermore Insider

Any guesses as to what the picture is of?

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J.K. Rowling’s handwritten Order of the Phoenix notes revealed

They’re scribbly and hard to read, but seeing the author’s original thoughts written down on paper is undeniably cool.

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Here’s a link to a larger, clearer image.

The image was found via Buzzfeed!

Anti-Hunger Campaign!

Bonnie Wright and Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) are trying to promote an anti-hunger campaign! Very inspirational! ;D

Harry Potter actress Bonnie WrightBill Nighy and his Love Actually director Richard Curtis are among the stars teaming up for a major campaign against world hunger.

Social rights activist Desmond Tutu and computer magnate Bill Gates are also backing the If Campaign, which maintains there is enough food to feed the world but not everyone has access to it.

The Enough Food for Everyone If campaign will officially launch in London on Wednesday (23Jan13), with stars including Wright, Nighy and singer/DJ Lauren Laverne due to attend the kick-off event.

In a post on her Twitter.com page, Wright writes, “What If we could end world hunger!? Get tweeting, campaigning, talking, shouting! Today we launch Enough Food If.”

MDG : IF campaign against hunger and enough food for everyone

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Pottermore Snape week commences with poll

This week the Insider is honoring the famed Potion’s master, Severus Snape, with quizzes and fan art, including a recently posted poll on favorite Snape quotes.

This week is all about Severus Snape, Harry’s curiously antagonistic Potions teacher.

From the moment Harry meets Snape in his first year of Hogwarts, he forms a strong dislike for the punishing and severe professor. However, whilst Harry detests the Hogwarts Potions master, we know that many of you are firm fans.

Today, we’re asking you to place your votes for the most memorable quote from Snape. Books One and Two, and the first section of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban are available to explore on Pottermore.com, so we’ve taken quotations from those first three books. What are your favourite lines; which quote do you think sums up his character the most?

The results will be revealed this Friday, so get voting now for your winning quote.

We’ll also be testing your knowledge of Snape throughout the week with quizzes and sharing your fanart, so return to the Insider for more. If you’ve got a Facebook or Twitter account, take part in our Snape week there too.

Head to the Pottermore Insider to take the poll!

Snape, Snape, Severus Snape

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban revealed on Pottermore

The first chapters of PoA have officially arrived!

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The first chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban have now been unlocked on Pottermore.com.

Board the Knight Bus, enlist the help of Sir Cadogan, attend a Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson, and much more.

There are also five new exclusive content entries from J.K. Rowling to discover, including additional information on Aunt Marge.

Remember that you need to progress through Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on Pottermore.combefore you can explore Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. You will also need to collect all the items from your second-year shopping list, which can be found in Chapter Four, Moment One of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Share your discoveries with the Pottermore community and get the conversations going in your common roomsand the Great Hall. If you have a Twitter or Facebook account, you can join us there too.

What are you looking forward to the most?

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Pottermore to release sneak peek of POA magical moment

On Friday, we asked you to choose the Moment that you would like revealed in our sneak peek of the upcoming chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Your votes are in and your chosen Moment is Hagrid’s First Lesson:B3C6M3_Animation_01SM_cropped

In this Moment, Harry, Hermione, Ron and their classmates attend Hagrid’s first Care of Magical Creatures class and encounter the impressive Hippogriffs in their paddock.

We can now officially confirm that you’ll be able to explore this Moment in full for yourself from this Thursday, 20th December, when the first chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will be released on Pottermore.com.

Please make sure that you’ve collected all the items on your second-year shopping list in order to progress to the third book and explore these first chapters on Pottermore.com.

Share your excitement by spreading the news in the Great Hall and your common room. If you have Facebookand Twitter accounts, join the conversations happening there too!

Source: Pottermore Insider

Pottermore updates on new features and surprises

There are two exciting developments hitting Pottermore. First, something strange brewing in the Divination classroom, and second, a magical winter wonderland in Diagon Alley.

Pottermore tea leaves

We want to hear your predictions and what you think they mean for your future.

Share your predictions with the Pottermore community and get the conversations going in the Great Hall and your common room or share them with us on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll retweet our favourite predictions throughout the week and share a selection here on the Insider too.

Those at the Pottermore team have so far seen and predicted the following:

‘I think it looks like a camel. I think that means I’m going to go on holiday somewhere sandy. And ride a camel.’
‘A dog’s head – Puppy for Christmas!’
‘It looks like an egg yolk in the bottom of a cup. No comment.’
‘It’s a four-legged chicken. Maybe I’m seeing my Sunday roast dinner…’

Tell us what you see in the tea leaves….

What do you see? From a distance I see Hagrid standing in the middle of a group of spiders on the left and a knight riding a unicorn on the right… Hm…

Winter in Diagon Alley

 

Here’s what will greet you every time you shop in Diagon Alley! Pretty, isn’t it?

Source: Pottermore Insider