The History of Magic in North America: 1920s

Well, kids, we've reached the end of our magical journey with Pottermore's Magic in North America series. If you haven't, be sure to check out my quick hits from 14th-17th Century, 17th Century and beyond, and the history behind Rappaport's Law. Today's history lesson focuses on the 20s--which is, of course, the time period in … Continue reading The History of Magic in North America: 1920s

The History of Magic In North America: 17th Century and Beyond

So...yesterday's Magic in North America story from JK Rowling got some serious backlash. If you're unsure why there was such an outcry from Native American people, I'd check out A Tribe Called Geek and Dr. Adrienne Keene to hear about the entire thing. Plus, you should probably just follow A Tribe Called Geek anyway, because … Continue reading The History of Magic In North America: 17th Century and Beyond

Quick Hits on The History of Magic in North America: 14th Century-17th Century

As I mentioned yesterday, Pottermore is releasing a new piece from JK Rowling about the history of magic in North America from today through the 11th. So if you haven't checked out the new stuff on Pottermore, TURN BACK NOW, because I'm going to be talking about today's magical history lesson. I'll wait, and give you … Continue reading Quick Hits on The History of Magic in North America: 14th Century-17th Century

If You Aren’t on Pottermore Yet, It’s Time to Join

GUYS. Are you on Pottermore? Maybe you were way back when it originally kicked off and you found yourself underwhelmed. I hear that. I wasn't totally stoked on Pottermore when it first launched, but with the release of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie coming out, the Potter more has been completely … Continue reading If You Aren’t on Pottermore Yet, It’s Time to Join

Getting Sorted Into Slytherin Isn’t a Bad Thing

I'm sure you've heard the rumbling around the Harry Potter fandom. After the re-launch of Pottermore, many fans have discovered that the Sorting Hat quiz was re-invented as well. Many of us took it, and the results shook us to our core. Sure, maybe we fudged our answers the first time around and took the new Sorting … Continue reading Getting Sorted Into Slytherin Isn’t a Bad Thing

J.K. Rowling Needs to Write More Harry Potter-Related Stories

In early July, J.K. Rowling published a short story to Pottermore. It was written from the perspective of journalist Rita Skeeter, chronicling Harry Potter and friends at the Quidditch World Cup. It was brief, it raised more questions than it answered, but ultimately, the reaction of the Harry Potter fandom was unanimous: Today on Pottermore, … Continue reading J.K. Rowling Needs to Write More Harry Potter-Related Stories

JK Rowling Posted a Short Story About Harry Potter on Pottermore and the Fandom Exploded

It's been rough for the Harry Potter fandom since Deathy Hallows Part II came out. With no new content, we became a bit angry... The silence from the wonderful world of Hogwarts was too much. Unsure of how to fill that Harry Potter-shaped void in our lives, we did what we could to make due, creating new content in whatever way we could. Still it was obvious that the silence was driving us mad...