“Harry Potter Go” game? Fans petition and whether it worked

Nearly 50,000 fans so far have petitioned for a Harry Potter version of the augmented reality app game “Pokemon Go.” Did it work?

One of Niantic’s senior developers said to JTHX News:

“We have acquired the rights for the app. The demand for this title was absolutely insane, so we figured we’d give it a shot. If we’re lucky we might see a launch by early 2017, but it’s hard to tell this early in the project.

We want to do something with schools of witchcraft and wizardry, similar to Pokéstops in Pokemon GO. As well as a quest system, and possibly large scale completely interactive events, but no promises. That’s all I can say.”

Sounded promising! However, The Telegraph UK posted the following “No Go: Harry Potter version of Pokemon Go isn’t happening any time soon” which states that JTHX News may not be a reliable source. Bummer.

What does your Ilvermorny House say about you?

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There has been a lot of speculation on what the new Ilvermorny houses released mean (you can now get sorted online on Pottermore), and whether there is any equivalence between Hogwarts Houses and Ilvermorny Houses… the last to which J.K. Rowling tweeted a negative response:

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However, what does the combination of both houses say?

Janet Manley of SparkLife presents the “Sorting Key.”

And The Real Protar managed to make a full list of every possible combinations of Hogwarts + Ilvermorny House. So, what do your Houses say about you?

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Learn more about a History of Magic in North America!!

If you ever wondered more about magic in other countries outside of Britain and Scotland (home of the famous wizarding school, Hogwarts), J.K. Rowling released a very enlightening video on the matter. Enjoy it here:

J.K. Rowling has released more information in 4 installments, which can be read and explored on Pottermore here. It is highly detailed and an expansion of the canon wizarding world.

Fantastic Beasts at San Diego Comic Con!!

Exciting news! Comic Con in San Diego releases a new trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!!

The actors of the film gathered in San Diego to answer questions, and correspondents of Pottermore followed them and have posted on the matter.

Furthermore, Pottermore has also released “19 things we spotted in the new Fantastic Beasts Comic-Con trailer.” It is eye opening! Hint: the Thunderbird, representative of the famous Ilvermorny House, makes an appearance!

 

 

From books to movies… Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

Watch J.K. Rowling’s film-writing debut with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which follows the quest of magizoologist Newt Scamander around New York City in search of some escaped magical creatures.

Explore the world via the official movie website herehttp://www.fantasticbeasts.com/

Movie Trailer:

The highly-anticipated film premiers on November 18th, 2016.

Introducing the Eighth Story!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child—the eighth story of the Harry Potter series—is a play written by Jack Thorne based on an “original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany” (http://www.harrypottertheplay.com). On July 31st, 2016 the play had its debut at the Palace Theatre in London, along with a midnight release of the script in bookstores worldwide. To learn more about the play, or to buy tickets to see the show, you can click here and visit the official website of the eighth story.

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Picture the courtesy of Pottermore.