Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The final instalment of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has been released

The last chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets have arrived on Pottermore, with Chapters Twelve to Eighteen now ready for you to explore on Pottermore.

Experience Professor Lockhart’s Valentine’s day festivities, survive the spiders in the Forbidden Forest, and of course, confront what’s hidden within the Chamber of Secrets.

As well as these latest Moments, there is also new exclusive content from J.K. Rowling on subjects including ghosts and the history of the Chamber of Secrets.

We hope you have a fantastic time exploring these concluding chapters on Pottermore. If you have Twitter and Facebook accounts, why not retweet and share this news with your friends?

Nous sommes ravis de t'annoncer que les tout derniers chapitres de Harry Potter et la Chambre des Secrets viennent d’être mis en ligne sur Pottermore.

Gli ultimi capitoli di Harry Potter e la Camera dei Segreti sono ora disponibili su Pottermore, pronti per essere esplorati.

Du kannst ab sofort die letzten Kapitel von Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens auf Pottermore erkunden.

Los capítulos finales de Harry Potter y la Cámara Secreta ya están disponibles en Pottermore para que los puedas explorar.

Os capítulos finais de Harry Potter ea Câmara dos Segredos acabam de ser disponibilizados no Pottermore para você explorar.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Exclusive Announcement...

We're pleased to officially announce that from tomorrow, 31st October, 12 noon GMT, the final chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be available on Pottermore for you to explore.

Help us spread the word by telling your fellow Harry Potter and Pottermore fans about the great news.

Pottermore Insider est heureux d'annoncer officiellement qu'à partir de demain, 31 Octobre, 12h, vous pourrez explorer le derniers chapitres de Harry Potter et la Chambre des Secrets sur Pottermore.
Aidez-nous à passer le message, parler en à vos collègues fans d’Harry Potter et de Pottermore.

Il Pottermore Insider è lieto di annunciare ufficialmente che da domani, 31 Ottobre, alle 12 pomeridiane GMT, verrà aperto l’ultimo capitolo di Harry Potter e la Camera dei Segreti per te da esplorare.
Aiutaci a passare parola annunciando la grande notizia ai tuoi amici fan di Harry Potter e di Pottermore.

Der Pottermore Insider blog freut sich offiziell verkünden zu können, dass ab morgen, dem 31. Oktober, 12 Uhr GMT, die letzten Kapitel von Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens auf Pottermore für dich zu erkunden sind.
Helfe uns diese gute Nachricht zu verbreiten, indem du anderen Harry Potter Fans und deinen Pottermore Freunden davon erzählst.

El Pottermore Insider está orgulloso de poder anunciar, oficialmente, que  los últimos capítulos de “Harry Potter la Cámara Secreta” estarán listos para ser explorados a partir de mañana, 31 de Octubre, a las 12 de mediodía GMT.
Ayúdanos a pasar la noticia comentándolo a tus compañeros aficionados de Harry Potter y los Pottermore fans.

O Pottermore Insider tem o prazer deanunciar oficialmente que a partir de amanhã, 31 de outubro, às 12 horas GMT, os capítulos finais de Harry Potter ea Câmara dos Segredos será lançado no Pottermore para você explorar.
Ajude-nos aespalhar a palavra, contando ao seus colegas fãs de Harry Potter e Pottermore sobre a grande notícia.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Top Diagon Alley Shop - Poll Results

'Harry wished he had about eight more eyes. He turned his head in every direction as they walked up the street, trying to look at everything at once: the shops, the things outside them, the people doing their shopping. A plump woman outside an apothecary’s was shaking her head as they passed, saying, ‘Dragon liver, seven- teen Sickles an ounce, they’re mad ...''

- Chapter Five, Diagon Alley, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Last week, we asked you what shop in Diagon Alley would be your favourite shop - the place that you would love to visit the most and where you would spend your Galleons...

Over 15,540 of you voted on the Insider and more than 1,500 of you took part in our Facebook poll.

By a clear margin of over 20%, the winning shop, as voted for by you, our Pottermore fans, was Flourish and Blotts. Take a look at the remaining shops and see where they came in your choice of top shops!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Where would you shop on Diagon Alley?

'There were shops selling robes, shops selling telescopes and strange silver instruments Harry had never seen before, windows stacked with barrels of bat spleens and eels’ eyes, tottering piles of spell books, quills and rolls of parchment, potion bottles, globes of the moon...'

- Chapter Five, Diagon Alley, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Many of you are big fans of Diagon Alley, visiting often on Pottermore to stock up on your potion ingredients.

We'd like to know what other shops have always caught your eye and if you could, where would you shop the most on Diagon Alley?

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

If you followed the spiders, it's time "ter find out some stuff"!

''…but Hagrid stood his ground, took a deep breath and said carefully, ‘If anyone wanted ter find out some stuff, all they’d have ter do would be ter follow the spiders. That’d lead ’em right! That’s all I’m sayin’.'

Chapter Fourteen, Cornelius Fudge, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

You may have seen them here on the Insider and on our Facebook and Twitter pages recently. Yes, we’re talking about our many-legged visitors and if you’ve noticed them, then you may have remembered Hagrid’s advice ‘ter follow the spiders’...

Now, it’s your turn to find out some stuff as we can announce that the final and last instalment of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be released next week.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Moment: Cornish Pixies

Whilst recapturing those escaped Cornish Pixies, we hope you didn’t disturb the Hogwarts portraits or the unsteady bookshelves!

Let us know what other things you spotted in this Moment...

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Update and Moment Sneak Peek

This week, we’ve been putting the finishing touches to the Basilisk’s hiss for the final chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

We’re also delighted to give you an exclusive look at an upcoming Moment from Chapter Eighteen – Dumbledore Returns.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Watch J.K. Rowling answer Harry Potter and Pottermore questions...

If you missed the live webcast with J.K. Rowling last week, we’ve got it here on the Insider for you to catch up with.

In the webcast, J.K. Rowling answered questions about Harry Potter from children around the world. One of the questions she was asked about Pottermore was chosen by you, our Pottermore fans. You wanted to ask her:

'Which Pottermore house are you in?'

Listen to her answer on this question and much more in this webcast.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Moment: Snape's Office

Did you enjoy the continuous supply of sandwiches and identify any of the curious items lining the walls in Professor Snape’s office?

Let us know what you sounds you could distinguish and what potion ingredients you could name...

Friday, 12 October 2012

Character - Professor Gilderoy Lockhart

''Oh, there you are, good,’ said Mrs Weasley. She sounded breathless and kept patting her hair. ‘We’ll be able to see him in a minute...’
Gilderoy Lockhart came slowly into view, seated at a table surrounded by large pictures of his own face, all winking and flashing dazzlingly white teeth at the crowd. The real Lockhart was wearing robes of forget-me-not blue which exactly matched his eyes; his pointed wizard’s hat was set at a jaunty angle on his wavy hair.'

- Chapter Four, At Flourish and Blotts, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Immaculately presented in fine, colourful robes and with a debonair, dramatic attitude, Gilderoy Lockhart stands out from the other teachers at Hogwarts.

Amongst his many touted talents and skills, he’s the author of a series of books that boast of his various adventures in dealing with the darker side of magic.

Our Pottermore Galleries hold a number of brilliant creative interpretations of Professor Lockhart. Here are some of our colourful favourites:
- Gilderoy Lockhart -

by PhoenixWizard70

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Watch J.K. Rowling in a live Webcast tomorrow, Thursday the 11th October…

Tomorrow, Thursday the 11th October, from 5:00pm BST (12:00pm ET/ 9:00 am PT), J.K. Rowling will be answering questions about Harry Potter (including Pottermore) from children around the world in a live webcast.

You can view the webcast on the Scholastic website (for the US version of the site) or on the Bloomsbury website (for the UK version of the site) and watch it live, as it happens.

In the webcast, J.K. Rowling will also be answering a Pottermore-related question that you, our Pottermore fans, voted for at the start of September - 'Which Pottermore house are you in?'.

Find out what J.K. Rowling has to say about her house and more.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Did you hear...The fifth and final puzzle is here to help you find another audio book excerpt

Solve this picture puzzle that spells out another Moment in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to discover where an audio book snippet can be found:

Did you manage to figure out the Moment? If you're over thirteen and have a Twitter or Facebook account, share it with your friends and let us know if you found this puzzle tricky or easy to find.

Keep listening to your Harry Potter audio books for more great reading moments. If you haven't got them, make them a part of your collection by visiting the Pottermore Shop.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Moment: Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom

Did you clean the mirror and find Moaning Myrtle in her cubicle? What else did you see in Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom? Share your findings with us.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Listen up…Solve the fourth clue for another for another audio book Moment

This object belongs in a specific Moment in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Locate the Moment to discover an audio book snippet to listen to:

Do you know where this object is from? Share the location with us if you’ve found it by Tweeting or commenting on our Facebook page.

The Harry Potter audio books are also available from the Pottermore Shop. Add them to your collection if you haven't already got them and listen to more audio moments!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Hear hear…Will you get the third puzzle to an audio book reading?

Solve this anagram to find another location where you can hear an audio book excerpt from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:

Scale Moss Red Dish Out

Can you unscramble the anagram to find the Moment or are you lost for words? Tell us the location once you’ve discovered it by sending us a Tweet or commenting on Facebook.

If you haven't got them already, add the Harry Potter audio books to your collection. You can also find them from the Pottermore Shop.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Lend us your ear. We’ve got a second clue to another audio book Moment...

This Moment is all jumbled up! Can you un-muddle it to reveal another Moment in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on Pottermore, where an audio book reading can be heard?

Will you get the picture or will it remain a puzzle? Let us know when you’ve found where this Moment is by Tweeting on Twitter or commenting on our Facebook page.

You can listen to even more Harry Potter audio books by visiting the Pottermore Shop and adding them to your collection.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Discover audio book excerpts in selected Moments of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

There is now even more to discover on Pottermore. Selected Moments in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone now contain excerpts from the digital audio book for you to enjoy.

Currently the audio excerpts are available in English UK, English US, German and Italian. Pottermore users from the United States are able to hear Jim Dale narrating, German users are able to listen to Felix von Manteuffel, Italian users can hear Giorgio Scaramuzzino and UK users can listen to Stephen Fry’s readings. If Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is not already a part of your audio book collection, you can find it at the Pottermore Shop.

If you haven’t discovered where these audio book excerpts are yet, the Insider is on hand to help you locate the chapters or Moments in which they can be found. Over the next five days, we will be releasing different puzzles that will lead you to each of the audio book excerpts in turn.

Are you prepared for the first puzzle? Get ready to add it up...