Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Special offers are flying in to the Pottermore Shop

Spring is just around the corner, and our March special offer has flown in to the Pottermore Shop!

You can save 25% on selected Harry Potter eBooks for the entire month of March. Whether you want to rediscover The Complete Harry Potter Collection (eBooks 1-7), introduce someone special to the series with a gift of The Harry Potter Collection (eBooks 1-3), or want to start at the very beginning with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: there’s something for everyone.

Unlock the magic of the Harry Potter stories on your tablet, eReader, smartphone or reading app and visit the Pottermore Shop today.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Tickle your taste buds with our new Bertie Bott’s Collectors Badge and Beans...

‘Ron picked up a green bean, looked at it carefully and bit into a corner. 
‘Bleaaargh – see? Sprouts.’
They had a good time eating the Every-Flavour Beans. Harry got toast, coconut, baked bean, strawberry, curry, grass, coffee, sardine and was even brave enough to nibble the end off a funny grey one Ron wouldn’t touch, which turned out to be pepper.’ 
Chapter Six, The Journey From Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

From the disgusting (fish, phlegm, troll bogies and tripe) to the delicious (chocolate, cherry, marshmallow and marmalade), every mouthful is a risk when it comes to Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans. In celebration of Ron’s birthday today, we’ve a present he would certainly relish: you can now earn our new Bertie Bott’s Collectors Badge by finding 35 Every-Flavour Beans on pottermore.com. If you’ve a sweet-tooth you may already have discovered 30, but we’ve just hidden five new flavours in Moments across the site – can you sniff them all out?

To get you started, here’s a little hint to help you find and figure out the flavour of one of the new beans: it’s delicious (although not quite Drooble’s) and its flavour is Moste Potente…

Don’t forget, if you’re super savvy and have completed every Moment on the site so far, take a peek at your Moment progress bar, as it may help you hunt down those missing Beans.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Brand new revelations in Potions Class

We’ve made some changes to brewing in Potions Class, and our new Guide to Potions Class is here to lend an extra helping hand in perfecting your potions.

Whether you need help to Master The Basics, want to Improve Your Approach to brewing or Perfect Your Potions technique, there’s something for everyone – from the beginner brewer to the practised potioneer.

Our Potions Fact Sheet will also tell you everything you need to know about the changes we’ve made, from the number of house points each potion is worth to the time it takes to brew them. It could help you put a bit more strategy in your potion brewing and boost your place on the Potions Class Leaderboard.

As if that wasn’t enough, we’re also giving you a new potion to practice with – Zygmunt Budge’s Beautification Potion.

Hurry over to pottermore.com and examine your Book of Potions to discover the ingredients for a dazzling day.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Harp-toting, card-carrying dwarves might not be how you choose to surprise your Valentine today, but there’s plenty of romantic inspiration to be found in the Harry Potter books.

This Valentine’s Day, we want to hear your favourite romantic quotes and moments from the Harry Potter series. Tell us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram using #PottermoreValentine.

Don’t let us keep you – but to add a little romance to your day, how about serenading your love with some Celestina Warbeck:

‘Oh, come and stir my cauldron,
And if you do it right
I’ll boil you up some hot, strong love
To keep you warm tonight.’

That’s sure to do the trick, but if crooning isn’t your style, why not belt out her power ballads instead?

Friday, 6 February 2015

Happy Birthday Arthur Weasley!

Images submitted by WaveCauldron4452 and SandOwl26272
Today we’re celebrating our favourite Muggle-mad wizard, Arthur Weasley! Arthur is fascinated by all things Muggle, even if he can’t always quite remember their correct names (remember the Dursleys’ ‘ecklectic’ fire?).

To celebrate, we’ve picked out our top five quotes from the Weasley patriarch – let us know your favourite by voting in our poll below, or tell us on Facebook or Twitter

Thursday, 5 February 2015

And the winning house of our Proudest House Contest is...

We’re guessing you’re all on the edge of your seats to find out which house won, just like we were as we diligently counted up all the contributions from last weekend’s Proudest House Contest (we almost wished we had a Gringotts goblin to help us tally the total…).

Join us in officially congratulating Slytherin as the winners of our Proudest House Contest and the recipients of a magical one million house points on pottermore.com!

Well done and thank you to all houses for such passionate and creative displays of house pride; they were an absolute pleasure to behold!

In recognition of the superbly creative and imaginative efforts from all houses across the weekend, we’d like to award some additional house points…

Daring and adventurous displays of #GryffindorPride means that Gryffindor will be awarded 230,000 house points, thanks to submitting 23% of the creative contributions.

Excellent, quite excellent! Ravenclaw’s remarkable #RavenclawPride earned them 230,000 house points, as they were neck and neck with Gryffindor with 23% of the creative contributions.

And we mustn’t forget, 170,000 house points to Hufflepuff for their imaginative and creative demonstrations of #HufflepuffPride.

Slytherin, the winning house, was revealed after sharing 37% of the creative contributions. We’re very proud of your incredible #SlytherinPride, snakes!

What a great time we had seeing your wonderful displays of house pride! We hope that you enjoyed creating them as much as we enjoyed viewing them. Last but not least, we’d like to thank you for your comments about the competition on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram, your feedback is always appreciated.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Our Proudest House Contest Wraps Up

Sadly all good things must come to an end, and as we pack up our booth and head home from 'A Celebration of Harry Potter' in Orlando, we're wishing we had Hermione's Time-Turner to experience it all over again!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who took part in our Proudest House Contest this weekend; we loved seeing your fantastic displays of house pride from both near and far. Once we've counted up submissions from all four houses, we will announce the winning house this Thursday, February 5.

In the meantime, take a look at some more of our favourite moving photographs from the event in Orlando and in our previous post, and keep an eye out for the announcement of the winning house.