Harry Potter Fans, It’s Here: Pottermore Details Revealed!

Harry Potter fans REJOICE! It’s June 23rd, and you know what that means: J.K. Rowling made her announcement about the ever-mysterious Pottermore! As reported earlier, the Harry Potter author was to take to YouTube to announce the details of the highly anticipated Pottermore.

So what IS Pottermore exactly?

Time reports that the site is “e-book meets interactive world” and will continue the story of the young boy wizard. It will also reveal background details on characters and settings J.K. says she’s “been hoarding for years.”

Pottermore isn’t a game: it’s a series of illustrated environments, themed around “moments” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (material from the other novels will be added with time).

The site launches July 31st (on Harry Potter’s birthday, of course), in which one millions fans can compete in an online challenge to gain early access. Pottermore is open to the public for free on October 1st.

Here’s what is described on the newly updated Pottermore website:

“Pottermore is a free website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books.

Come back on 31st July to find out how you can get the chance to enter Pottermore early.”

Here’s what the website reveals about joining Pottermore:

“Pottermore is open to all in October. Leave us your email address now and we’ll notify you when registration has opened.”

Watch J.K. Rowling talk Pottermore details here:

Are you stoked for Pottermore? Will you be one of the million to participate in the online challenge on July 31st?