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#1 - June 17, 2011, 11:46 AM
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I was JUST looking at this! So intrigued!
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#2 - June 17, 2011, 11:47 AM

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I saw this last night, too! Very curious and excited! The article I read said it was NOT a new book. Camping out to wait for the announcement.... :motorhome
#3 - June 17, 2011, 11:57 AM
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NOT a book?? wow, now I'm even more curious...

(maybe this was the wrong place to post this then  :confused2 )
#4 - June 17, 2011, 12:16 PM
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hmmm, where was the article you read? I can't find anywhere where they say it's not a book, just that's it's not a Harry Potter book...
#5 - June 17, 2011, 12:20 PM
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Sounds like it's going to be a very interactive Potter-focused website. 
#6 - June 17, 2011, 12:28 PM
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If it's anything less than a new book, I'm going to be pretty disappointed. She hid clues on 10 different fan sites that you had to plug into google maps to get the address to the Pottermore site and then link to the countdown on YouTube with an announcement to made June 23rd at 7 am on Good Morning America...that's a lot of buildup.
#7 - June 17, 2011, 12:37 PM
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I think it's high time for a new book!  (not to be pushy or anything)

I saw the "not a Harry Potter book," but in my sneaky little mind, that still leaves the gate open for books about Potter's kids' generation or something.

I agree that an interactive website would be a letdown, though some kids might feel very differently!

<hopes hopes hopes>
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#8 - June 17, 2011, 01:00 PM
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Oooo, I saw this too!  Very intriguing!  I've long wished for a prequel of the Hogwarts days of James, Lily, Snape, Lupin, Sirius, etc....

And, it does seem like a lot of buildup if it's *not* a new book. 
#9 - June 17, 2011, 01:07 PM

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I agree, there's a lot of potential for spin off series set in the Potterverse. I think the prequel would be pretty awesome, too, but I'm with you on wanting her to write about the next generation as well.
#10 - June 17, 2011, 01:08 PM
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The Leaky Cauldron has been speculating and it says they think it's an encyclopedia of some sort filled with Potter info. Seems like I heard JKR in an interview say she wanted to do a prequel some time ago. I guess we all have to stay tuned.
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I just read an article from about a year ago where she says her daughter has been pressuring her to write book 8. She said it will be more focused around Dudley Dursley's son going to Hogwarts with Harry's kids. But maybe it's too soon to hope for that?? It said book 8 could be completed late 2011.

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#12 - June 17, 2011, 01:55 PM
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*hopes for book. hopes for book. hopes for book*
#13 - June 17, 2011, 02:01 PM

Ooh, crossing fingers!
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My guess is the online encyclopedia.  She'd mentioned that long, long ago.
#15 - June 17, 2011, 02:09 PM
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Online encyclopedia? Meh...
#16 - June 17, 2011, 04:18 PM

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....you should see the frowny face I pulled when I read the words "online encyclopedia" just now....
 :-|

but I will continue to hope for better (bookier) things!
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#17 - June 17, 2011, 04:22 PM
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Hope it's a book !!! really really hoping... 
#18 - June 17, 2011, 04:26 PM

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I'm losing hope that it's a book...the buzz is that it's some kind of multi-player online RPG.

this is what the trademark for Pottermore listed by Warner Bros says:

Providing multiple-user access to a global computer information network; providing on-line chat rooms and electronic bulletin boards for transmission of messages among users in the field of general interest; providing on-line communications links which transfer the web site user to other local and global web pages; providing on-line facilities for real-time interaction with other computer users concerning topics of general interest.

Maybe it's like WikiPotteria, and she's going to let the fans write the online encyclopedia because it's just too much work, lol.

#19 - June 17, 2011, 04:33 PM
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Wait, I was hoping for an World of Hogwarts - WikiHogwarts sounds not fun at all. Bummer.
#20 - June 17, 2011, 04:41 PM
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 :taz:   Me no likey.
#21 - June 17, 2011, 05:05 PM

I'm still crossing my fingers for a new book, even if it seems increasingly unlikely. Just the thought of it is so exciting!  :crossedfingers
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I'd love an encyclopedia. A novel would be great, but an RPG would leave me flat. Of course, I'm not really the proper demographic for RPG games.
#23 - June 17, 2011, 06:11 PM

She DID mention wanting to write a compendium or enclyclopedia when it was all done since she had written a ton of back story and knows what happens to everyone (like who Neville marries, etc.)  She does not seem the lazy type at all, so I can't imagine her making it Wiki.  I think she is properly possessive of her own world and will have wanted to write it all herself.  And I would not turn my nose away from a cool interactive site AND an encylcopedia. 

I DO think she wrapped up the HP story so beautifully in Book 7.  I read it thrice and cried at the latest trailer that just came out.  Without a threat of Voldemort-like proportions or as epic a theme as the HP books, I think it might be hard to write more books in Potterverse, though a prequel DOES sound like the best option if she were to write again of that world.  Snape, Dumbledore, Lily, James, Sirius..we know them all and what's coming for them, so that would be cool to read.
#24 - June 18, 2011, 08:48 PM
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I always thought a chapter book or MG series of the next gen would be fabulous.
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LOL Emerald Gown, I was really only kidding about a Harry Wiki...I know she's been saying she wanted to do an encyclopedia for a while now.  I think the possibility of an interactive game/website is really the most plausible from what I've seen. I'd really love to have her write a new book tho, I'm not even picky about it being a prequel or a sequel. Just something to take us back to the wizarding world...
#26 - June 19, 2011, 03:56 AM
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She mentioned wanting to write an enclopedia of Harry Potter stuff. I hope it's that or even better, a prequel.
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Without a threat of Voldemort-like proportions or as epic a theme as the HP books, I think it might be hard to write more books in Potterverse, though a prequel DOES sound like the best option if she were to write again of that world. 

Alas, I agree. I think we'd all love if it were books, because we just want to hang out with those characters some more. But Voldemort's dead, and Harry deserves a normal adulthood.

I'm assuming Voldemort never sired an heir...  :ahh     Even then -- too derivative. 

That's why I'm really not paying much attention to Pottermore. Sure, I'd look at an encyclopedia if it tells us what happened to everybody. Interactive website? Nah, I'm not the demographic.
#28 - June 19, 2011, 01:31 PM
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Did you guys read the link Arty posted? It sounds like there *will* be a new book set a generation later...
#29 - June 19, 2011, 02:51 PM
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I agree that maybe Harry's story is over...but I do have a real yen for the stories of other characters -- maybe I'm just a total dork fangirl, but I would love, love to hear more about Severus (who won me over pretty early on), Remus, Sirius....I think that what a lot of fans want is not necessarily a return to HARRY Potter-world, but a return to the wonderful magical world Ms. Rowling created, and to the characters (big & small) that we found there.  Sure, it's no longer Harry Vs. The Dark Lord....but, surely there is another story within those walls, waiting to be told.

Or, like I said, maybe I'm just a dorky fangirl!
#30 - June 19, 2011, 03:27 PM

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