5 things to love/hate about the new Pottermore

Pottermore unveiled its new website today. Even though I will so completely miss Pottermore in its “original and best” form, there are many things that I’m loving so far about Pottermore in its newest iteration. 1. Mobile accessibility (but with less to do on the desktop version) Finally, I can access Pottermore on my smartphone and my tablet. But is…

Another James Potter Goes to Hogwarts

James Sirius Potter (or James Potter II), Harry and Ginny Potter’s firstborn son, boarded the Hogwarts Express at King’s Cross station today. This makes James two years older than his younger brother, Albus Severus Potter, who we know from the Deathly Hallows epilogue, “Nineteen Years Later”, will board the Express to Hogwarts in 2017. We know this,…

Pottermore: New Moments in Sorcerer’s Stone

In an article on FictionRow from July 31st, Pottermore: Azkaban, Chapters 16-22, one section details the new and updated moments from the Sorcerer’s Stone: Because the “locations” and “quizzes” have been removed from the storyline and were given their own featured place within Pottermore, new moments were needed to replace them. Brand-new moments (moments that…

Pottermore: Azkaban, Chapters 16-22

A complete redesign, both when logged in and logged out. New articles about werewolves, time-turners, and the Patronus Charm. Remus Lupin’s backstory, complete with details surrounding his relationship with Nymphadora Tonks. Pottermore definitely gave fans a reason to come back today. What new features came with the “logged-in” redesign? Now, when logged in, you are presented…

Pottermore: Azkaban, Chapters 1-15

It has been nearly three months since the release of Chapters 8-15 on Pottermore. As I wrote in the Chamber of Secrets review article, I really only visit Pottermore to experience the artwork and sounds that each new Moment brings, and to read new information written by J. K. Rowling. Included in the first Prisoner…

Pottermore: PlayStation Home

Finally, Harry Potter fans have something akin to an MMORPG. I have been waiting for this to happen for years. It is a work in progress, yes, but as it continues to grow, and more spaces are released, we may even have a fully-fledged Hogwarts one day. What spaces are available now? And what exactly…

Pottermore: Azkaban Coming Soon

In preparation for the imminent release of the first few chapters of Prisoner of Azkaban, the Pottermore Insider has been asking its readers to guess what they can see in the tea leaves (from Divination classes taught by Professor Trelawny). The latest picture (above) is much clearer than the first one, and in it, I…