Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pottermore Day 3

The launch of J.K. Rowling's much anticipated Pottermore is still a few months off but the site's The Magical Quill Challenge is now underway.
So freshen up your Hogswarts skills and jump right in!
The challenge will identify a million Potter fans who will help shape the Beta site in the run up to its full launch in October.
"7 books, 7 days, 7 chances" is how the challenge is being billed at pottermore.com. If you're not one of the 250,000 fans following pottermore on twitter, you can go straight to the website for latest details on the challenge.
But, sorry, Day 2 registration is now closed.
Here's what the site is posting now:
"Those of you who would like the chance to gain early access to Pottermore must find The Magical Quill and then submit their registration details. Each day, from 31 July to 6 August, a clue will be revealed here. Solve the clue and you will be taken to The Magical Quill. Be quick, The Magical Quill won't be there for long and registration will only be open while spaces are still available each day."
"What is The Magical Quill?
Each day for seven days, from 31 July to 6 August, we will be placing a clue on the Pottermore homepage to help you find The Magical Quill. There will be a new clue every day, and each clue will relate to a different book in the Harry Potter series. On Day 1 the clue will relate to HARRY POTTER and the Philosopher's Stone, on Day 2 the clue will relate to HARRY POTTER and the Chamber of Secrets, and so forth. The clues will also vary in difficulty. On Days 1-3 the clues will be harder, and on Days 4-7 the clues will be easier.
To find The Magical Quill, you need to solve the clue and add the answer to the end of the web address http://quill.pottermore.com This will lead you to a website where The Magical Quill will be located while early access places are available.
Clue: How many books are there in the Harry Potter series? Multiply this number by 10.
Answer: 70
Next, add this number to the end of the website address. In this case it would be http://quill.pottermore.com/70
Then hit 'Return' to go to the website where The Magical Quill is located.
The Magical Quill detects the birth of magical children and writes their name down in a large book. To find out if your name is in the book, you need to find The Magical Quill and then submit your registration details on Pottermore."
Sounds a bit complicated unless you're a devoted Potter fan under the age of 90.
Pottermore is phasing entry to the Beta from mid-August and throughout September in anticipation of heavy traffic .