Pottermore’s Magical Quill Challenge Begins July 31

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Jul 30, 2011

Posted by EdwardTLC

The Pottermore Insider Blog and website have been updated this blog post and link, revealing more about J. K. Rowling’s latest project:
The eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted the hidden link in our ‘You ask, we answer‘ blog post from 19 July, which took you to an interview J.K. Rowling gave in 2000.

In the interview was some interesting information about a Magical Quill, located in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Magical Quill detects the birth of a magical child and writes their name down in a large book.
Every year, Professor McGonagall checks the book and sends owls to the children who are turning eleven, to inform themthat they have a place at Hogwarts.

Each day for seven days, from 31 July to 6 August, we will be placing a clue on the Pottermore homepage to help you locate The Magical Quill. If you find it, you’ll have the chance to gain early access to Pottermore.

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. This will lead you to a website where The Magical Quill will be located while early access places are available. The Magical Quill’s location will change every day.

Example

Clue: How many books are there in the Harry Potter series? Multiply this number by 10.

Answer: 70

Add this number to the end of the website address. (In this case it would be http://quill.pottermore.com/70)

Hit ‘Return’ to go to the website where The Magical Quill is located.

Once you have found The Magical Quill, you will be redirected to Pottermore.com. If the registration process is still open for that day, you will be able to submit your details to register to access Pottermore early.

It’s important to note that finding The Magical Quill does not guarantee you access to registration, as registration will only remain openwhile the early access places allocated for the relevant day, between 31 July to 6 August, are available.

Don’t worry if you don’t manage to register first time. There will be plenty of opportunities to find The Magical Quill as we will be revealing a new clue each day from 31 July to 6 August. For those who miss out on earlyaccess to Pottermore, please note the site will be open to all from October. Keep visiting Pottermore to find out when registration commences.
We won’t be telling you when a clue goes live, so you’ll need to keep a careful eye on Pottermore.com over the seven-day period. However, we will let you know, via Pottermore.com and the Insider, when registration for a particular day has come to an end.
Finally, please note that we will not be enabling early access to the site straight away. Once The Magical Quill challenge is over, we will send successful early access registrants a Welcome email, letting them know whenthey will be able to access Pottermore. We won’t be able to let everyone into the Beta site at the same time, so please be patient with us. You may have to wait a few weeks for your Welcome email to arrive.





1,668 Responses to Pottermore’s Magical Quill Challenge Begins July 31

Avatar ImageTeamRonmione says: Wow! Can't wait!Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: SecondAvatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: So the "7 books, 7 days, 7 chances" isn't the first clue? Dang it! This is driving me crazy! I need to sleeeeeeeeeep!Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: AH refreshing it over and over!Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: Second Avatar ImageLauraKeaton says: So excited. Hoping the first clue isn't posted while I'm sleeping. I can't stay up all night waiting for it.Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: Uh oh Leaky is crashing!Avatar Imagemollythemuggle114 says: 6th comment!! SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS! I hope I'm one of the lucky people! :) :)Avatar Imagealexweasley12 says: HOLY CRAP THIS IS GONNA BE FUUUN !!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: This tottally freaking me out. Question so is the clue avaible at midnight or an specfic time tom?Avatar ImageNargles_in_Jax_FL says: What time zone is Pottermore going by? I live on the East Coast, by the way.Avatar Imagewallflower1971 says: I keep refreshing with hopes of gaining access. Will it be after midnight for those of us in the U.S. before we can get in to Pottermore? Is there a time zone we should go by?Avatar ImageVane321 says: Waiting for the clue :DAvatar Imagestenojoz says: I'm hoping the clue doesn't come while I'm sleeping either...@The Nerd, I think it's just a surprise every day when they are putting up the clue, they said "keep an eye on the Insider" so that's what I'm assuming.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: It's 3am eastern time zone I think.Avatar Imagemartinse08 says: Supper excited. I can't sleep. Can't wait for the first clue.Avatar Imagemscupcke says: eeee! so beyond excited, i feel like im waiting for my letter in the post....Avatar Imagemartinse08 says: and by supper, I mean super.Avatar Imagebweil says: So do you just wait for it to pop up or do you have to look for it and click on things?? Avatar Imageluv2hatelucius says: I know this is nerdy, but I am excited to finally be sorted by the sorting hat!!!!Avatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: yay can't wait!!!!Avatar ImageSlytherin at Heart says: Apparently the 1st clue will be revealed at 3 a.m. EST -_-Avatar Imageweiweitim says: I am dying....Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Now this is exciting, and so much fun!! A bit confusing but I'll figuar it out, I hope. And am I the only one, who til now, has NOT heard of The Magic Quill????Avatar ImageLoopeyLooneyLuna says: eekk!!!!! when does the clue show up????? SO EXCITED!!!!!Avatar ImageLoopeyLooneyLuna says: eekk!!!!! when does the clue show up????? SO EXCITED!!!!!Avatar ImageLoopeyLooneyLuna says: eekk!!!!! when does the clue show up????? SO EXCITED!!!!!Avatar ImageLoopeyLooneyLuna says: eekk!!!!! when does the clue show up????? SO EXCITED!!!!!Avatar ImageLoopeyLooneyLuna says: eekk!!!!! when does the clue show up????? SO EXCITED!!!!!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Now this is exciting, and so much fun!! A bit confusing but I'll figuar it out, I hope. And am I the only one, who til now, has NOT heard of The Magic Quill????Avatar ImageRM Weasley says: I CAN'T WAIT! Will the clue be obvious or do you have to look around? I won't be able to sleep! Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: Saw this in the Mugglenet comments (it's supposedly the email that everyone got at the Pottermore LeakyCon conference.) http://i.imgur.com/kJcOT.jpg If it's true then THE FIRST CLUE WILL BE RELEASED AT 8.AM UK TIME! Sorry Leaky. But, all's fair in love and Potter!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Pottermore page sez it has vanished...Avatar ImageJulietBlack says: This is so freakin cool!!!!!! I will be on the site 24/7 waiting for the clue. Ahhhhh!!!!!! I cant wait!!!!! Ive lost the ability to sleep!!!! Im freaking out but i can too loudly cause then my parents will get pissed... Ahhhhhh!!!!!!Avatar Imageharrypotterluver11123 says: waiting for first clue i hare by vow i will not go to bed to till it is posted its 5:50 in londen right now but i dont know if i have to wait till midnight in the usa to get i thats what its is its totally unfair becuase other country would get to do it before the us but im not sure it works that way i cant sleep i really want to see the clue solve it and have fun on pottermore so i wait wait and wait :)Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: SO EXCITED! I missed it so I hope I can get a chance to enter! SO EXCITED! And does anyone think this is VERY well thought-out?Avatar Imageshi suisen says: Ok, I'm still fairly confused. Is the clue gonna be in the Pottermore main site or the Pottermore blog Insider? O.oAvatar Imagetremikebillie says: It starts in 5 hours from nowAvatar Imagetremikebillie says: its on the website pottermore.comAvatar ImageTanderule says: I'm going on tonight at midnight. I'll be up till one o clock or later. NEVER mess with the Potter nerds!Avatar ImageRadiance says: Oh goodness! All this timezone talk... I'm assuming Pottermore is all going by London time?Avatar ImageEillac says: This is so awsome, JK Rowling is a genius.Avatar ImageASeb0309 says: i have been waiting all night! when is this gonna open?!?!Avatar ImageLuna854 says: I've been so excited to find out what house i'm in! Can't wait for the clue!Avatar ImageGinnyrocks117 says: I cannot get onto the pottermore site! How am I going to get the clue?? :O Avatar ImageLuna854 says: Don't worry it's not the clue isn't on there yet. Just keep trying =)Avatar ImageLuna854 says: Sorry that doesn't make sense. I meant Don't worry the clue isn't on there yetAvatar ImageGinnyrocks117 says: I have been trying ALL day! Believe me!! Avatar ImageLuna854 says: I hope you can get on soon =)Avatar ImageGinnyrocks117 says: Thank! I hope so as well! I am trying to get some people on the forums (Over at harrypotterfanfiction.com) to post a status of what the clue is when it comes the time! Just so people that cannot get onto it gets it as well!! Avatar ImageHarryPotter7777 says: Midnight PST. In Other Words, about half an hour. :DAvatar ImageLuna854 says: that's a good idea. I'll post it on here if I ever get to see it!Avatar ImageGinnyrocks117 says: Okay!! Thanks a ton!! Avatar ImageEillac says: It's supposed to come at 2am here. Can't wait!! I wonder what it'll be.The first 3 clues are supposed to be hard.Avatar ImageLuna854 says: Where is here?Avatar Imagehegwidpotter says: just waiting like all of us !! so exciting :)Avatar ImageGryffindorGirl4Life says: I don't know if I'm going to be able to wait! I'm so freaking excited! I will not sleep until I see the clue!Avatar ImageGinnyrocks117 says: Well here in Wisconsin it is supposed to come out at 2:00... Avatar ImageLuna854 says: The first question is also supposed to be from the first book. I've got my copy right by the computer ready.Avatar ImageGinnyrocks117 says: Yes, first book!! Avatar Imagetibby71 says: Yeah, I have the first book right here, too :)Avatar ImageEillac says: Only a few more minutes... btw I'm in Texas.Avatar ImageEillac says: Only a few more minutes... btw I'm in Texas.Avatar ImageGinnyrocks117 says: I have mine as well! And someone who is on the site right now, when it get's posted PLEASE put it one here!! I cannot get onto the site!! So be an awesome friend and post it!! Avatar ImageGinnyrocks117 says: I have mine as well! And someone who is on the site right now, when it get's posted PLEASE put it one here!! I cannot get onto the site!! So be an awesome friend and post it!! Avatar ImageLuna854 says: I'M SO EXCITED!!Avatar ImageGinnyrocks117 says: I don't think it's now guys... I think it was just a rumor... ): People on the site said nothing happened...Avatar Imageilikekittycrookshanks says: i keep refreshing, and nothing's come up yet...Avatar ImageLuna854 says: I hope it comes soon because it's going to start getting late where I amAvatar ImageEillac says: Nothing happend.... darn. Oh well keep waiting... Leaky crashed for me though. Took forever to get back here.Avatar ImageLuna854 says: ACCIO CLUE!Avatar ImageLuna854 says: It's on!!! How many breeds of owl are featured on the Eeylops Owl Emporium sign? Multiply this number by 49.Avatar ImageEillac says: oh, my gosh! your spell worked!!! I DID IT! Now to wait for the email!Avatar Imageashtree99 says: OH MY GOD! I'm IN!!! :D:D:D:DAvatar Imagelunalovejoy says: i found it already! :)Avatar Imagetibby71 says: Oh my gosh, I'm in, too!! I can't believe it (:Avatar ImageShavedFish says: Horrible usernames you get to choose from.Avatar ImageUltimuted says: I HAVE FOUND THE MAGICAL QUILL YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEA!!!!! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE THE CLUE IS UPAvatar ImageASeb0309 says: i am in!!!Avatar ImageRadiance says: I think I found out too late. It's not letting the page load / finding it. D:Avatar ImageLuna854 says: I'm soo excited! I got in!!Avatar ImageLexitheAuror says: I did it! I registered! It was fairly easy. Don't worry, guys. I worried for a moment because it took me to sony.com with a blank page, but it ended up fine. I guess I just have to wait for an e-mail now to confirm registration. So excited!Avatar Imagegecopeland says: Got in too :DAvatar ImageWeTangoAlone says: HELP! When I catch the quill it says 'congratulations' and 'begin your journey' with an arrow. When I click on the arrow it doesn't take me to the registration page, just to the usual pottermore.com page with the clue. Please help! Is anyone having the same difficulties? Avatar ImageUltimuted says: BTW I have successively logged into Pottermore.com! My name is QuestProphecy124. See you at Hogwarts ;D Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: Woo did it! That was exciting.. was a hard question thats for sure.. just waiting for my email to come now! Avatar Imagegecopeland says: you have to recatch the quill till it directs you to the registration. Keep refreshing the page. Eventually you'll get in.Avatar ImageNaners says: Did it! Just waiting for the email. Has anyone got the email yet? Avatar ImageRadiance says: I'M IN!! And these are horrible usernames. D;Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: Mine is GoldMarauder46 see you at Hogwarts... was weird not getting to have Snunkiebrian as my username it's been my internet name for 10 years!Avatar ImageSamKamHPFan says: I GOT TO REGISTER!!!! YES!!! Avatar ImageWeTangoAlone says: I'm in. For some reason the link to the registration page wasn't active when I first tried.Avatar ImageLuna854 says: @Mel_Australia That didn't happen to me but just keep trying. I hope you get in =)Avatar ImageSamKamHPFan says: MagicPotion126, still waiting for the email........ahhhAvatar ImageAugureysCry says: I'm in, registered, activated, and now waiting for the early invitation email.Avatar Imagegecopeland says: Mine is GoldSparks86....tried to log in, wouldn't let me log in yet :|Avatar ImageLuna854 says: I'm HawthorneCloak36 =)Avatar Imagegecopeland says: Oh yeah, forgot we have to get an email from em first...wonder if we're gonna get in trouble for posting our usernames on here?Avatar ImageLuna854 says: It does say on the site that it may take up to few weeks to get the email =(Avatar ImageThinkblue559 says: Ha anyone gotten the email with joining instructions? I have done it twice and gotten nothing. Not even in my spam folder.Avatar ImageLivi22 says: I'M IN!! Oh my God!Avatar Imagemartinse08 says: I GOT IT!!!Avatar Imagemartinse08 says: I GOT IT!!!Avatar ImageThinkblue559 says: Has anyone gotten the email with joining instructions? I have done it twice and gotten nothing. Not even in my spam folder.Avatar Imagemartinse08 says: I GOT IT!!! Didn't get the email yet though.Avatar ImageEillac says: Wow, the email came fast. I'm so happy that I was reading a page about Diagon Alley! All I had to do was scroll down and count the names! Glad calculators come on computers. Know what you mean about names. I'm OakErised198. It's not so bad, but I'm used to being Eillac!Avatar ImageRikkeBeck says: Waiting for my email as well.. Don't wanna wait until september 30.. I wanna start now! :)Avatar ImageUltimuted says: @Thinkblue559 I got mine within 5 minutes, there probably taking longer to arrive because of the amount of people registeredAvatar Imagegecopeland says: That's the welcome email, you have to get the validation email and validate your registration within 48 hoursAvatar ImageRadiance says: Does anybody know when we'll get our emails? My friend who also got in said she thought she read on one of the registration pages that we won't get them for awhile since this is bound to get crazy...Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Well, much to my surprise I have managed to register, and am now awaiting my email.Avatar Imagemartinse08 says: Got in! Waiting for the email. Exciting, but really frustrating. I hope in comes in the next couple of days if not hours.Avatar ImageMooner says: I got in within the first minute or two. We should all be in the very earliest of invites since it says first come first serve for the invites after the contest is over.Avatar Imagegecopeland says: Sposed to get a validation email and validate your registration within 48 hours. You get a Welcome email that may take several weeks, telling you when you can actually venture into Pottermore. Once you validate your registration all you can do until you get the Welcome email, is edit your account info.Avatar ImageWulfric Ravenclaw says: I've got the question right so all I need to do is wait for my owl!! EKK!Avatar Imageprathouse says: I had to capture the quill 4 times before the popup took me to the "congrats" page. I would think we can change those cryptic usernames at some point. Congrats to all who got it and happy birthday to JR and HP!Avatar ImageRavenQuill says: Waiting for the email is killing me!! I feel like it's the night before my 11th birthday all over again!Avatar ImageEillac says: Have you all gotten to the picture of Privet Drive at night? I got my email really fast, but I can't really do anything but stare at this nice picture. Do we have to wait for a second email?Avatar Imagegecopeland says: @Mooner I got registered before people even started psoting on here and sitll haven't gotten my email yet :o(Avatar ImageAnjani Lily Granger says: That was easy - if this is one of the hard questions, I wonder what the easy ones at the end of the week will be like - "How many letters are in Harry Potter's first name?" :) I'm CentaurPotion67 by the way, yuk! Did anyone NOT tick the "all" button for which books/films you have read/seen by the way?Avatar ImageMooner says: Wulfric....if you have validated your email address, yes you just have to wait for them to start sending out the official invites beginning in about a week.Avatar ImageAnjani Lily Granger says: No email yet, but wasn't expecting one to be honest given what the site said.Avatar ImageSamKamHPFan says: Relief! Got my email (it took about 10 minutes or so!) and I'm fully registered now! I hope I get picked for early access!!! Avatar ImageDfarmer99 says: Hmm I still haven't received my validation e-mail and I registered before all the posts started.Avatar ImageDespina says: I managed to find the quill, I registered and now I'm waiting for my mail!Avatar Imagejazzyjoy10 says: I am frustrated that i cant seem to get to the right page....i keep getting to the sony.com page and thats it...what am i doing wrong or am i too late?Avatar Imageamande says: I registered about 45 minutes ago and still haven't gotten the first email with joining instructions, in my inbox or junk folder! Is anyone else in the same boat, or better yet, has anyone else gotten their email after having to wait this long or longer for it? I'll be so sad if my registration expires because of an email glitch. I can't find anything in the help pages that specifically addresses this or a support email address . . . anyone else?Avatar Imagejderrick says: Got registered, got email, just waiting to see if i get picked for early access. Avatar Imagegecopeland says: Been around 30 mins for me, still no email.....Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: coolAvatar ImageRadiance says: @Amande: I'm hoping the exact same thing. Got in about 40 minutes ago, and still no email. I'm terrified of a glitch. D: About how long are most people having to wait for their emails?Avatar ImageMoony Lupin says: I got in! I am now RiverSword158. Wish I could've chosen though... I won't rememeber that.... Just excitedly waiting for my email now!Avatar ImageNaners says: @amande I've been waiting for almost an hour now and still haven't gotten an email. I really wanted to stay up and wait for the email, but it is 4AM here and I'm exhausted.Avatar Imagegecopeland says: Check that, I been waitin 1 hour and 15 mins.Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: @ amande i've been waiting for over an hour now and still haven't got mine either, guess it's busy.. i presume the whole 48 hour thing will be once they have sent your email and not from when you first registered... hold tight the owls have a long way to fly! Avatar ImageLoopy Lucy says: I got my email but when I clicked the link to activate it said that there was an error and asked me to create a new Pottermore account! Has this happened to anyone?Avatar Imagegecopeland says: now THAT has to suck LucyAvatar ImageEillac says: @Loopy Lucy, yes that happened to me, I just clicked "sign in" at the top of the page and it worked. Hope you can get in!Avatar ImageLoopy Lucy says: ok, i did that and afterwards all i see is a message that says: "To ensure the exciting world of Pottermore is as magical as possible, a million lucky registrants will be given early access to the site to help us shape the experience before the site is open to all in October. If you are selected, please keep checking your inbox, because from 31st July you will receive an email granting you early access to Pottermore!" That can't be right, can it?Avatar ImageRadiance says: Oh, I'm so paranoid. I'm gonna catch the quill again and re-register on another email account, just to be safe.Avatar Imagejazzyjoy10 says: HELP AND FRUSTRATED ABOUT GETTING TO SONY WESITE!!!!!!! GRRRR ARRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageEillac says: @Loopy Lucy, No, I think that's normal, it's what happened to me. I think we have to wait for a second email.Avatar Imagejazzyjoy10 says: can anyone help me with figuring out why i keep gettting onto the sony website?? Avatar Imagegecopeland says: Doubt it works radiance, made one for my niece too, it's kind of our thing to read the books and see the movies together. She hasn't gotten an email for hers yet either.Avatar ImageGryffindorSlytherinTeen says: already in! i just registered! whoop whoopAvatar Imageamande says: @hp82176, can you click on the text that says "now let your journey begin" or whatever? that's what will take you to registration. don't click on anything else on that page.Avatar ImageEillac says: Maybe you live so far away that the owls are taking longer. Gosh, I hope they didn't faint or get eaten by a trestrals or something.Avatar Imagegecopeland says: It's quite possible the mail server crashed now that I think about it. That could be why we haven't gotten an email yer....or we have ta wait till October.Avatar ImageRadiance says: @gecopeland: Alas, it seems you're right. Second account hasn't gotten anything yet either. ):Avatar Imagejazzyjoy10 says: NOO!!! I feel like an idiot OMG i didnt know that...thanks for the info amande i will try tomm Avatar Imagevoldierot says: waiting for the email too. got the answer right: 245. caught the quill on my second try, entered all the info and got the message saying i should check my email account, and yet no email... i guess it's a draw of luck. they let a computer choose out an email address and send out the email. my only question is: will i need to do this all over again tomorrow? i mean enter all my details again? email address, new username? (the one i choose from the 5 they give me is kinda growing on me).Avatar ImageAnjani Lily Granger says: All registrations gone for the day now, Pottermore just tweeted it. That didn't last long! Still no confirmation email for me, at least an hour later...Avatar ImageShinyfox says: I've been waiting for my e-mail for over 1 hour & 30 minutes. I'm giving up and going to bed. I really hope I made it in! Good luck to everyone!Avatar ImageLeolady23 says: WOW Registration only got to last about an hour or so! Avatar Imageprathouse says: Just got my email!!!Avatar Imagevoldierot says: andrewilley, that's odd i've only entered my info less then 40 minutes ago (my history shows 12:15 as the time i was on stage 6 registration point). I really hope if their system crashed it hadn't lost people's registration info, especially those of us who signed on last. though is it sort of discouraging, i mean you would think they have a storn Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: Finally got my email and i'm fully registered, hope i get the early invite now :) Avatar ImageShinyfox says: @Prathouse You did? *sad* I'm still waiting over here. It looks like you waited an hour or less? *getting very worried now*Avatar Imageluckyleo81 says: I know I'm making this more confusing than it needs to be, but what exactly does everyone see when they log into the site after they have confirmed their registration? Also, if we registered today does that mean we get in early? When I log in a sign says "If you are selected" but on the Pottermore Insider post it says that "you should receive your validation email shortly. Don't forget to click the link in your validation email within 48 hours; this will secure your early access place". Which is it? Avatar Imageultraviolet says: i stayed up til 4am and the clue never appeared :(Avatar Imageprathouse says: I wouldn't worry too much Shinyfox. My other friend hasn't got hers yet either. I activated and logged in and it's the same pottermore.com site as before the login but you can look at your account info. Still exciting!Avatar ImageNydaria02 says: Got my email.. I was so worried it took about 2 hours lolAvatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: "To ensure the exciting world of Pottermore is as magical as possible, a million lucky registrants will be given early access to the site to help us shape the experience before the site is open to all in October. If you are selected, please keep checking your inbox, because from 31st July you will receive an email granting you early access to Pottermore!" That is what mine says @luckyleo81... you'll just have to wait and see if you get another email to invite you in early Avatar ImageNydaria02 says: Got my email.. I was so worried it took about 2 hours lolAvatar ImageAnjani Lily Granger says: Email arrived a few minutes ago, phew! All confirmed now, and settled in at Privet Drive at night. I guess once live registrations for today ended, their email engine could start to catch up with the backlog.Avatar ImageShinyfox says: @Prathouse Thanks for the kind words! I figure I'll just go to bed and when I wake up the owls will have left the letter for me! Here's hoping! @Nydaria I'm glad to see I'm not the only one. If your's took 2 hours then I'm sure mine will appear soon(ish)!Avatar Imageamande says: Got mine too after about an hour and a half. Thanks everyone!Avatar ImageNydaria02 says: @Shinyfox I am sure a owl will have dropped it off before you wake. :)Avatar ImageRadiance says: Oh goodness, I'm so happy to hear that all of your emails finally came through! Makes me much more hopeful. I can now to go bed in the hopes it'll be there in the morning, haha~Avatar Imagehufflepuffluff says: Yes, my validation e-mail took well over an hour to arrive, but all is calm for now on Privet Drive at night, though it appears Dumbledore is on site. Hope I'm one of the one million tp get an e-mail for early access. According to the T&C, it's first-come, first-serve, but there are also allocation limits based on language so that the site can beta test for possible issues.Avatar Imageprathouse says: I'm confused after activating and logging in if I'm 1 of the million accepted for early reg or if there's another hoop to jump through? Didn't I do the work necessary? O-OAvatar Imagemariakingsford says: i have got my email and have activated account. :-)Avatar Imagegecopeland says: Still haven't got mine yet :|Avatar ImageNydaria02 says: Congrats all :)Avatar ImageNydaria02 says: @gecopeland it took me 2 hours I am sure you will get it. Avatar Imagehufflepuffluff says: @prathouse: From the site's help--"After you have registered (by submitting your details and validating your registration via the email sent to you), we will send you a Welcome email letting you know that you can gain access Pottermore. Due to the number of people seeking to register, you may have to wait several weeks before receiving this email." It may be a while before you receive a welcome e-mail providing you with access information. At least you're registered and validated.Avatar ImageAnjani Lily Granger says: So, do we reckon that they limited the numbers early on day one, to keep the load down, or did they really get one-seventh of their quoted one million people in about an hour! That would be nearly 150,000 registrations!Avatar ImageI love my Spectra Specs says: I'm registered! That was definitely one of the best nights of my life :D Now it's time to sleep. Good night, fellow Potter fans <3Avatar Imagevoldierot says: @andrewilley, hopefully you're right.Avatar Imagevoldierot says: never just got mine too :-D yeyAvatar Imageagentzac says: I'm in!! Now just have to wait for the Welcoming Owl...Avatar Imagegecopeland says: What's wierd is I did my neice's after I did mine and she just got hers. I still haven't got mine.Avatar Imageprathouse says: @Floofeather12 thanks for that. I saw that and disregarded it after I received my activation and logged in. :¬) I'm logged in and able to log out and log back in so don't I have access to Pottermore? A second email to further weed out the riff raff seems quite unnecessary if you ask me.Avatar ImageStoenk says: i went there at 11.30 am english time and day 1 was closed alreadyAvatar ImagePotters_pal says: I don't have a clue what to do!!!! Yippeee!Avatar ImageHarry89 says: I am Absolutely LIVID! I accidentally fell asleep while waiting here in the US and I woke up at 6:00am EST to find it closed! Oh well... I guess I'll try tonight/tomorrow. What was the clue anyway?Avatar ImagePeriadoc says: I am so confused right now. How did everyone know what time the clue was going to be posted today? Is it going to be posted at the same time everyday? Are they going to release a different time everyday? Or do I have just have to constantly refresh the website every day all day long???Avatar Imagecamila_black08 says: I love Leaky :DAvatar Imagemoisenallie16 says: @Periadoc I am wondering the same thing! I caved and went to bed, so I am wondering what time tomorrow I am going to have to wake up, or stay up to to get on tomorrow... Avatar Imagetlhorton says: I also went to bed around 0100 and was back on by 0700 EST to find it already closed. That really stinks that it was only open for a couple of hours. If its only going to open at those odd hours then those of us who live on the east coast & have to work have no chance of getting on early.Avatar ImagePeriadoc says: @moisenallie16 and tlhorton I don't mind so much what time it is posted (the perks of being unemployed) I just want to know WHEN so I have at least some kind of chance to get in. I feel its a little unfair when it comes to those who have to work and all that jazz, especially at what seems to be crazy alternating hours.Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Congrats to everyone who got in! What was the clue anyway?Avatar Imageluckyleo81 says: the time will change everyday. i can only assume that this is so (a) people keep interest (b) people in different time zones have a chance and (c) the site doesn't crashAvatar Imageluckyleo81 says: the time will change everyday. i can only assume that this is so (a) people keep interest (b) people in different time zones have a chance and (c) the site doesn't crashAvatar Imageluckyleo81 says: the time will change everyday. i can only assume that this is so (a) people keep interest (b) people in different time zones have a chance and (c) the site doesn't crashAvatar Imageluckyleo81 says: sorry that posted 3 times! my computer decided to have a little spasm!Avatar Imageestrella22 says: I read on another site that the clue was how many types of Owls are sold at the Owl emporium. Multiply it by 45 and you get the answer. Then you put that number at the end of the website they gave and you were sent to registration. Seems as name are given out randomly and you don't get to choose (or not choose from a wide selection)... Hoping to get in tomorrow as I missed registration by about 20 minutes...Avatar ImageLivi22 says: I managed to get on and register and everything but what I don't understand is whether that means I have a place as one of the first million or not! Can anyone help?Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: The instructions are vague - is the clue posted on the Pottermore home page?Avatar Imagelovewizards says: Today's clue was posted in the purple banner at the center of the screen of the Pottermore Homepage.Avatar ImageManveer says: i surely wanna get it but..... what time?/?????Avatar Imagelunalovejoy says: it's been 3 hours and i haven't gotten the email :( will i need to do it all over again tomorrow?Avatar Imagelovewizards says: If you haven't received your email yet, check your email spam box.Avatar Imagecherryzum says: hey guys. Longtime podcast listener, first-time leaky register/comment :-) yay! anyway,I feel so sorry for those of you who were unlucky. I knew that it could happen anytime, and because the initial announcement happened early in the morning in the UK, I figured that was what was likely to happen. It went live around 3 AM central, and closed at almost exactly 5 AM, several of you were so close!!! tomorrow, just a guess, try logging in at maybe 4 AM central time, and then keep your browser open on that site, at all times, if you can manage it.or maybe try to check every hour? It will be open, I'm guessing for at least two hours tomorrow. Just keep your eye on the site, and a chamber of secrets really close by :-)sadly, theycan't give us an exact time, because if they did, they'd have so many people trying to register that it wouldn't even come close to 1 million. This way, it narrows it down. It really stinks, I know. Good luck everyone!!!!!Avatar Imagecherryzum says: hey guys. Longtime podcast listener, first-time leaky register/comment :-) yay! anyway,I feel so sorry for those of you who were unlucky. I knew that it could happen anytime, and because the initial announcement happened early in the morning in the UK, I figured that was what was likely to happen. It went live around 3 AM central, and closed at almost exactly 5 AM, several of you were so close!!! tomorrow, just a guess, try logging in at maybe 4 AM central time, and then keep your browser open on that site, at all times, if you can manage it.or maybe try to check every hour? It will be open, I'm guessing for at least two hours tomorrow. Just keep your eye on the site, and a chamber of secrets really close by :-)sadly, theycan't give us an exact time, because if they did, they'd have so many people trying to register that it wouldn't even come close to 1 million. This way, it narrows it down. It really stinks, I know. Good luck everyone!!!!!Avatar Imageroonwit says: I imagine they will pick different times each day, to distribute them more fairly for people in different time zones.Avatar Imagecherryzum says: iunalovejoy great name by the way :-) what time did you register? I waited over an hour, and two hours isn't uncommon. Perhaps they just haven't gotten to you yet, if it's not in your junk mail? If it said you were magical, that they were sending you an e-mail, and that e-mail address was a valid one, you should get one eventually :-) keep up the hope, I know it's hard. It should be okay.Avatar Imagedsm25 says: lunalovejoy - The site said it could take weeks for you to get your email. Avatar Imagecherryzum says: Girlraven1just to be clear, the clue itself was only posted on the website for two hours. I think the clue will only be posted when registration is available each day, though that's just a guess. The answer for today was 245. You got it by finding out that there were five types of owls listed on the sign, and multiplying it by 49. I don't think these are things that even HP experts are likely to know offhand, at least for the first couple days, so keep those books by your computer!Avatar Imagecherryzum says: Deb25 , I'm afraid you're slightly mistaken. It will take weeks to receive a second e-mail, this one referring to when you can access the site early. But, the first initial e-mail is to confirm/verify your initial registration, so that should only take a few hours.Avatar Imagecherryzum says: Livi22-((ROAR!!)sorry. We don't 100% know yet. The good news is that we are all in the same situation right now. no one appears to know anything!! I would , however,strongly assume that the news is good for you because the website said that once you register, you will be contacted twice, once confirming your registration, and once, weeks later,telling you when you can access the site. I know that the message that your get when you register is unclear, but the help message is much more clear. I think Joe may have just wanted to play with the wording, but that's just a guess :-) I hope I'm right.Avatar Imagecherryzum says: Livi22-((ROAR!!)sorry. We don't 100% know yet. The good news is that we are all in the same situation right now. no one appears to know anything!! I would , however,strongly assume that the news is good for you because the website said that once you register, you will be contacted twice, once confirming your registration, and once, weeks later,telling you when you can access the site. I know that the message that your get when you register is unclear, but the help message is much more clear. I think Joe may have just wanted to play with the wording, but that's just a guess :-) I hope I'm right.Avatar ImageMatea says: dang, missed it! damn coffee time with my friends! this is so great, super excited about it! Avatar Imagevera says: I did it three times, two with the explorer and one with the chrome because no email would come. I checked the inbox 4 hours later and I got one email but when I tried to activate the account my password wasn't accepted. I was very careful to write down both username and password so I know it is the correct one. I'll have to try again tomorrow though I am certain that they will change the time to make it easier for people all around the world to enter. All the technical things make it harder than it should be. Either the work load is immense or their systems don't work. Avatar Imagevera says: I did it three times, two with the explorer and one with the chrome because no email would come. I checked the inbox 4 hours later and I got one email but when I tried to activate the account my password wasn't accepted. I was very careful to write down both username and password so I know it is the correct one. I'll have to try again tomorrow though I am certain that they will change the time to make it easier for people all around the world to enter. All the technical things make it harder than it should be. Either the work load is immense or their systems don't work. Avatar Imagevera says: I did it three times, two with the explorer and one with the chrome because no email would come. I checked the inbox 4 hours later and I got one email but when I tried to activate the account my password wasn't accepted. I was very careful to write down both username and password so I know it is the correct one. I'll have to try again tomorrow though I am certain that they will change the time to make it easier for people all around the world to enter. All the technical things make it harder than it should be. Either the work load is immense or their systems don't work. Avatar ImageTheHeirOfSlytherin2 says: Aw, man! Day 1 registration is closed?! ALREADY!!?? Grr. But I did find the clue on a news site and figured it our pretty easily. I might be out of luck, because the question is only available in the book, because I only have Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Half-Blood Prince, and Deathly Hallows. I'm gonna have 3 other chances. Wish me luck!Avatar Imagelunalovejoy says: KatieBell77 - lol thanks. the interviewer for the deathly hallows 2 premiere wrongly called luna that and i thought it was hilarious (he also accidentally called the weasley twins the neville twins T__T) i registered around 4 hours ago. i hope it'll come soon otherwise i'm gonna have to register again tomorrow sighAvatar Imagelunalovejoy says: TheHeirOfSlytherin2 - i just googled for today's answer eventhough i have the book with me because it's faster :DAvatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Thanks KatieBell77 -- looks like I'm in for a late night watching the webpage!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: My eyes are glued to the screen :D I really can't wait. Thank you JK Rowling.Avatar Imagefftlpunkchick says: Thank you for not just posting the link to the magical quill (when the clue was solved) like mugglenet. Your action (or lack of? I guess) speaks volumes. Thank you. Siriusly.Avatar Imageratorr2 says: Ugh! I stayed up until 1:30 am (8:30 am London time) and finally decided to go to be. When I got up this morning I find that the clue appeared just after I went to bed and missed it be just a few minutes. :-(Avatar Imagecherryzum says: You guys are so, so welcome! It brings me happiness to perhaps be able to help out fellow HP fans that seem just as obsessed as I am!!!! Girlraven1 good luck. Word to the wise, I don't think you have to constantly watch the webpage, just keep it open constantly, and maybe check every hour after midnight UK time. Which is four hours ahead of Eastern, by the way. It will be open for a while, I'm guessing. I had time to go downstairs, come back upstairs, find the book, find the reference, and take my time registering. The key is making sure you get there with plenty of time to spare, so just make sure you check regularly. It helps if you get there right when it opens, of course, but you should have plenty of time. BTW, if you're sure that registration is still open, and you can't get through, don't worry. Just keep refreshing the page. This happens to me a couple times. Keep trying until it says registration is closed.Avatar Imagejedisakora says: It's only 10am and the first day registration is already closed! :CAvatar Imagelovewizards says: For those who are already registered. The message you get after logging in has changed to something much more clear... Congratulations! You’ve successfully validated your early access Pottermore account. You will be one of the lucky few to shape the experience before the site opens to all in October. You may have to wait a few weeks for your Welcome email to arrive as we can’t let everyone into the Beta site at the same time. We look forward to seeing you Avatar Imagelovewizards says: This is now on the Pottermore Blog: However, if you have been successful in registering during The Magical Quill challenge, we can confirm you will gain access ahead of the site opening to all in October, so please be patient! Avatar Imagecherryzum says: vera, poor thing. It sounds like something that happened to me. Let me try to explain, and maybe it will help you. If you tried to type in your username and password before you got your registration e-mail, or before you confirmed your registration, it probably didn't work. I know because I was concerned that I wasn't getting my e-mail, and I tried the exact same thing. When it wouldn't let me in, I felt really uneasy. This is very important: unless I'm very much mistaken, you don't need to supply your username or password to verify your registration. It sounds like you got registered, and just were waiting for the e-mail. Once the e-mail comes, you have 48 hours to click on a supplied link, which will supposedly ensure your early admission. So find the e-mail and click on the link. Be patient, because it might take a while to get the e-mail. One final thing you might check, was the e-mail address you supplied the correct one? My guess would be that you did, so I would just keep looking. I hope this helps! I know it can be frustrating.Avatar Imagesirius33 says: I cannot wait!!! I hope I get in!!Avatar Imagejoe11093 says: I was able to register and i got my validation email :D i now have a username and everything, just waiting to get my Welcome email. i can't wait :DAvatar Imageginnygirl423 says: Missed it! I didn't know what time zone it was in. Avatar Imageginnygirl423 says: Missed it! I didn't know what time zone it was in. Avatar Imagevin-cenza says: The Potterheads on Tumblr and I were all freaking out - you should have seen my dashboard! And I've got about five pages devoted to Pottermore and how it was over demand on my own Tumblr. I was only allowed until 12,30am to stay on my laptop, so I went on my iPod after that, and I just feel asleep, even though I tried really hard to stay awake. I pulled an all-nighter that night before, and didn't get to sleep until around 6.30am, so maybe instead of staying up all night the night before I should have done it earlier! I really hope I can get onto it tonight.Avatar Imagecamila_black08 says: I can't sleep... I'm supper excited... sleep is impossible! I have to drink a lot of coffe. A LOT of coffe.Avatar Imagecherryzum says: lovewizards thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagemuggleborn525 says: As of 8am PST registration for day 1 is now closed :( It looks like I'm going to have to stay up tonight and try for day 2 at midnightAvatar ImageMooner says: You have at least 8 hours to sleep before "tomorrow" in London....LOLAvatar Imageginnygirl423 says: Oh, I'm so confussed. I got the clue, and posible answers but i think I'm doing something wrong.... Avatar Imagestenojoz says: Dang it! I went to bed right before! So dumb for not checking Leaky before....I was just sooo tired. Went to bed waaay too late the night before. Well, I just wonder if it's going to always come out after the whole world is Aug. 1st? That way I shouldn't even bother trying until 2 am central time? Or would they do it while we in the States are still 'in' July 31st technically.Avatar Imageginnygirl423 says: Can someone please help? I got my clue, I'm typeing in answer, and it keeps bringing be to road runner.com. I'm doing someing wrong right? HELP!!!Avatar Imageginnygirl423 says: Stenojoz, the clue is... How many breeds of olw are featured on the Eeylops Owl Emporium sing? Multiply this number by 49Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: grr i have such a busy day!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i wont have time to sit in front of the computer waiting for the clue:(Avatar Imagestenojoz says: Thanks Ginnygirl...but I know what the clue was, but it's closed now, according to Pottermore. It was open for about 2 hours I think, but it went up right after I went to bed last night. So I've just got to pull an all-nighter tonight, I guess.Avatar Imagecedesalexis says: So my question is how is this going to work? As this is going live at the same time everywhere is it based on Pacific Time as it was just past midnight on the 31st when the 1st clue was revealed? In Hawaii it wasn't even the 31st yet, so they won't get a clue today unless tomorrow's clue comes even earlier and they probably weren't expecting it on the 30th as it was only about 10pm their time. So apparently it is possible to NOT get a clue everyday or potentially get 2 in one day if one come's out later and the next one come's out earlier. As much as I would love to be a beta tester I am not going to sit at my computer 24/7 to wait for a clue to be revealed. Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: Would it be too much to ask that people who have discovered the clue and its answer NOT post them in public places like this before the day's registration window is closed? It's really not fair to give away a shortcut when so many people have been playing by the rules and sitting at their computers for hours refreshing their screens waiting for the Quill to appear.Avatar Imagecamila_black08 says: In addition to coffee, my clever plan is to sleep now, wake up tonight and stay 'till tomorrow night awake. But if the clue appears just I'm at school... maybe I'll... forget.Avatar ImageNaners says: I was able to register last night (or should I say very early this morning since it was like 3AM here, lol). Didn't get an email after an hour of waiting so I just went to bed hoping that when I woke up I would get it. Woke up 6 hours later and checked my email, still no email :( Just wondering did anyone else use a yahoo email account? Wondering if maybe Yahoo didn't let it go through? Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: can someone please please help me???? i am really really confused!!!!!!!!! ik that a clue will appear and that u will have to get the correct anwser to find the magical quill but i am really confused about the whole registration/email thing!!!!! and has the first clue already gone up yet??? Avatar Imagelunalovejoy says: ginnylove101, the first clue had gone up and registrations for day 1 is closed. you will need to try again tomorrow for day 2. Avatar Imagelunalovejoy says: naners, me too :( i'm using a yahoo account and it's been 7 hours since i registered, still no email.Avatar ImageLeolady23 says: @Naners I used a yaho account and I haven't gotten my email either! I'm going to be so mad if I have to do it over again!Avatar ImageLeolady23 says: @Naners I used a yaho account and I haven't gotten my email either! I'm going to be so mad if I have to do it over again!Avatar ImageNaners says: @ginnylove101 once you find the magical quill you will be taken to a registration page. you just fill it out and then wait for an activation email once you receive the email you click the link to activate your account and then you just wait for them to send out a second email that lets you know if you are among the lucky ones who get to experience Pottermore early. (that email they say could take up to 2 weeks to get) Not everyone will get the second email so it is just a waiting game. The 1st clue has already been up and it is closed. Now we're just waiting on the 2nd.Avatar ImageNaners says: Yeah, i really don't want to have to stay up all night again tonight, lol. Hmm, I think if i haven't gotten an email before the 2nd clue I'm going to try a different email server.Avatar Imagecedesalexis says: I didn't get registered, but did you Yahoo email users check your junk box? ...just a suggestion, if you haven't already.Avatar ImageLeolady23 says: Pottermore insider did say that if you do register during the magic quill quest you will get early acess. You just have to wait a bit because everyone can't get in at the same time. Also you have to make sure you vaildate your email. Also for those of us who have not gotten their email we have 48hrs after we register to get that validation email other wise we have to do it again.Avatar ImageLeolady23 says: Yes I have been checking both since I sent my info in. :-(Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: thanks guys!!! but what i really need to know is when the next clue will go up in america!! my parents are strict so unless i have a pretty specific time they prob wont let me!!! Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: thanks guys!!! but what i really need to know is when the next clue will go up in america!! my parents are strict so unless i have a pretty specific time they prob wont let me!!! Avatar ImageLeolady23 says: @ginnylove I'm sorry to say there is no set time. Avatar ImageDoziami says: You actually don't get a second email informing you that you were chosen to get early access. Instead, you see this message on Pottermore once you've signed in after validating your registration: "Congratulations! You’ve successfully validated your early access Pottermore account. You will be one of the lucky few to shape the experience before the site opens to all in October. You may have to wait a few weeks for your Welcome email to arrive as we can’t let everyone into the Beta site at the same time. We look forward to seeing you." Hope that does away with any doubt. Avatar ImageNaners says: Yup, I've been checking both inbox and spam folder since I've registered. @ginnylove101 I'm not sure when the next clue will be put up. I think it is random. Not sure if it is going to be about the same time as the last clue was since I think they want to make it fair for everytime zone they will do it at different times everyday. I'll be upset if the other clues appear while i'm at work if i never do get the email from the first clue. :(Avatar Imagepolyjusposhun says: Amazed that I was able to get registered. Am very happy about it and can't wait to see what happens next. I do think that if there are fan sites posting a link straight to the quill (which I am glad to see this site did not do) defeats the purpose of having a question you have to figure out how to answer and it not at all fair to those who are doing this the honest way. Let's hope that anyone on a fansite that may have done that will not continue that and it was just a case of their enthusiasm temporarily blinding their better judgement.Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: ok well if anyone finds out anything about the time...... please notify me!Avatar Imagegecopeland says: @ Dooziami, yes you will get a second email. You get a Welcome email letting you know what date you can actually enter Pottermore. Go read the Help page on Pottermore.Avatar Imagegecopeland says: OK so I woke up after teh whole 2st clue craze and here's the deal. I never got the validation email for mine and I used a Yahoo email. I DID get the one I set up for my niece about 20 min later and for hers I used my hotmail account. Figured her birthday is Sept 26th and it will be a cool early bday present for her. Yahoo = Bad, Hotmail = Good. LOLAvatar Imagegecopeland says: whoa I can't type after I just wake up. meant 1st clue not 2st clue lol.Avatar ImageDoziami says: @gecopeland I was referring to everyone expecting a second email informing them they've been chosen for early access. You won't get one- the Welcome email is different from being told they've been chosen as the "lucky few." The Welcome email (which I mentioned in the post) informs you WHEN and HOW you can access the Beta. Avatar Imagegecopeland says: @Doziami yes your second email is the Welcome email which tells you when you can use Pottermore. If your account validated, you are one of the lucky chosen few.Avatar ImageDespina says: I'M IN!!!!!!!! I MADE IT!!!!!!!!!! My account has been validated, I'm one of the lucky few!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imageskylercharm says: I can't wait for the next pottermore quil challenge. Avatar Imagealex12csu says: It have been 10 hours since i have registered and i still didnt get the e-mail :(( Avatar ImageTheGryffindorFox says: Do you guys reckon it's going to open at 8am (London time) every day? I hope not, because I have to be at work at 8 and I'll never get a chance to do it, dammit!Avatar Imagesboyer06 says: I missed todays chance :( booAvatar Imageginnygirl423 says: Hey GinnyLove, I think in American the secound clue will END at 7:00, I'm not so sure when it starts, but if you are up before 7:00, I think you will be goodAvatar ImageShinyfox says: =( It's been over 10 hours for me. I used a yahoo e-mail... I am... so... crushed right now...Avatar ImageDoziami says: Yahoo! dropped the ball... most, if not all, of the people who registered using Yahoo! have yet to receive their validation emails. Hopefully they do before the 48 hours are up. Avatar ImageSmitch says: I SHALL have my chance at early registration! Let's see how long it takes. Please, please, PLEASE! Nothing is ever easy in the wizarding world - always an adventure! And we wouldn't have it any other way, right everyone?! So exciting. Avatar ImageShinyfox says: I made a hotmail account and will continue to stalk the pottermore site... I am just... WOW after all that? I Really hope I get an e-mail before the 24 hours are up -crosses fingers- But congrats to everyone that got in and got their e-mail! I'm really happy for you! Here's hoping I can join your ranks soon! =DAvatar ImageElwood J. Blues says: I used a Yahoo! email address too. I'm. So. Frustrated. I wish they'd fix it so I get my Welcome email. It's so messed up.Avatar Imagegraziboi says: To those of you with Yahoo Mail, I FINALLY received my email. I completed my registration a little after 4am and just received the email 11 hours later a little after 3 pm. Don't fret! You will get your email! :)Avatar ImagePatronus 27 says: I received the e-mail. I'm in the site!!! :-)Avatar ImageLeolady23 says: Well thats good to know! I was thinking I would need to use gmail!Avatar ImageSigourney1990 says: Amazing! :) I'm not too worried if I don't get into Pottermore early because it will be opening for everyone, but it will be fantastic to try.Avatar ImageRadiance says: To everyone using Yahoo, do not fear! I panicked after my first main Yahoo account didn't receive the email, so I re-caught the quill last night and registered again with my secondary Yahoo account. And I got the confirmation email on that one! Still no word on my first account...but at least I know I'll be in on one. Avatar ImageRadiance says: ALSO! To those of you who had the chance and caught the quill... I just made a group for us. <3Avatar ImageIssy2322 says: I am eager and attentive to each site update Avatar Imageasti says: It took 8 hours for my email to arrive via Yahoo............ I think they will all arrive in the end, fingers crossed.Avatar ImageElwood J. Blues says: I'm so anxious about it. I wish I'd get it already :pAvatar ImageElwood J. Blues says: I'm so anxious about it. I wish I'd get it already :pAvatar ImageEeyore says: I tried several times and was about to give up. Then I got a screen that said the site was overloaded and couldn't take any more at that time. I'm not sure why I did try about 15 minutes after that, but I got to register. Then it took a long time, at least 45 minutes, before I got an email to validate my registration. I guess that still isn't a guarantee that I'll get in, but at least I'm closer than I was. So now I'm checking my email more often and have all my fingers and toes crossed. :-DAvatar ImageEeyore says: Actually, I guess I did get in. I got the Congratulations! message and that I'll have to wait a few weeks to get another email. Oy, that's what happens when you read things at 2 am. Cool!Avatar Imageluckyleo81 says: @ eeyore, if you validated your registration in the e-mail you should be a better tester. log into pottermore and you should see a banner that says congrats. Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Missed it :( Try again tomorrow :)Avatar Imageprathouse says: Got my activation on my Gmail an hour after registering...my wife's Yahoo account has not received it as of 12 hours later. That's strange that Yahoo is having problems unless Pottermore's email system is grouping domains and sending at different times but that seems stupid. Perhaps Yahoo is the Errol of email addresses ;¬)Avatar Imagegecopeland says: For those of you who got stuck like myself wondering what happened to that owl after being one of the very first to register....I finally got to validate mine.12 hours later exactly, to the minute. I made my niece's account 20 minsor so after mine and I was able to validate hers after an hour or so. So again..Yahoo email : BAD Hotmail email: GOODAvatar Imagegecopeland says: I got mine,s he'll get hers Prathouse. 12 hours later exactly. The poor owls are just worn out.Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: lol please tell me when anyone finds out what time the next clue will go up!!Avatar Imagegecopeland says: @ginnylove101 you have to stay up and go by the 3 rule! 1.drink a coke 2. go bathroom. 3. refresh the page! Rinse and Repeat as needed. I started watching the page about 2:30 am central and the clue didn't show up until 3:30 am central. I went by the 8 am London time strategy that most of the web was talking about.Avatar Imagegecopeland says: Yahoo email validations DEFINITELY were handled by Errol. LIke Ron said: Bloody Menace!Avatar ImageElwood J. Blues says: See, I used an @sbcglobal.net address. I'm so worried about not getting it. ds;fjds;fj;adsfjdjfjAvatar Imagewiz witch says: I'm NOT excited, I'm annoyed. People like me can't stay up until 4 AM ect., it's not fair! :'(Avatar Imageprathouse says: Since the UK and the US are the largest markets I'm sure the clues will cater to those markets. My guess is another 9am-ish UK clue then 2-3 9am-ish west coast US clues to make it convenient for all of North America.Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: @gecopeland lol but my parents r pretty strict sooo i dont have the option of staying up all night!!Avatar Imagegecopeland says: Aww Wiz, the times wil probably change each day. Just have to watch that site like a hawk!Avatar Imagewiz witch says: Ohhhhh right, I will! :D I thought we had to stay up until midnight like every night to get in. xAvatar Imageprathouse says: My wife's Yahoo just got it at 4:27 central time...13 hours later. Hooray!Avatar Imagehermionegranger100 says: What time did the registartion stop at? I'm so mad that I totally missed it!! Avatar Imagegecopeland says: It only lasted 1 hour I think, maybe 2.Avatar Imagegecopeland says: Holy crap I just realized I have been a member for 6 years on this site.....Avatar ImageLeolady23 says: @Hermionegranger100, they have a certain amount of ppl that can get in each day to reach the 1mil that are suppose to have early access. So about an hr or so after the clue went up it was closed. As for Yahoo email users are people starting to get them?Avatar Imageginny-luna-mygirls says: i found it Avatar Imagewallflower1971 says: Congratulations to those lucky ducks who were able to register. Wish me luck! :o)Avatar Imagegecopeland says: Yeah Leolady, we finally got ours, unfortuantely..... Errol was handling the delivery duties for us.Avatar Imageginny-luna-mygirls says: and got in Avatar ImageHiren58 says: Ahh I missed it!!! So I'm doing all I can for tomorow!!!. Avatar ImageLeolady23 says: @Gecopeland I guess I have to wait a little longer because mine still hasn't come. I'm glad they are giving us 48 hrs because I guess they knew they had to send Errol with some of the letters. LOLAvatar Imagegecopeland says: Question of the day for thsoe of us that got in: Was the question too easy or are we just really really dedicated Potter Freaks? I think both :PAvatar ImageLeolady23 says: I agree it was both, Altho more so dedication because as soon as I read the question I knew exactly what chapter to go to no problem! lolAvatar ImageNaners says: Congratulations! You’ve successfully validated your early access Pottermore account. You will be one of the lucky few to shape the experience before the site opens to all in October. You may have to wait a few weeks for your Welcome email to arrive as we can’t let everyone into the Beta site at the same time. We look forward to seeing you. Wooo! FINALLY got my email after like 11-12 hours. So glad too because I have work tomorrow and can't sit in front of computer all day. I used yahoo so maybe yahoo is slower than the other email services. Hopefully everyone will get their email soon! Avatar Imagegecopeland says: Errol strikes again!Avatar ImageNaners says: @gecopeland I thought the question was pretty easy. I had to look it up in the book, but I knew exactly where to look and it took me all of a minute to look it up, haha. I'm glad I was able to get in on the first clue because I haven't read the second book nearly as much as all the others, so I probably would've skipped that one.Avatar Imagegecopeland says: I just remembered the store front had 5 owls and an empty perch. I wasn't sure if they were different breeds so I sorta took a guess at it. I read and watch too much Harry Potter and remember the most insignificant thingsfor no reason.(until this point obviously lol) I know at least 5 people I've watched movies with wouldn't even remember Hagrid's dog guarding the Chamber of Secrets name was Fluffy.Avatar ImageRadiance says: 13 hours later and my main email still hasn't gotten the invite... Glad my secondary account got it, or else I'd probably be hyperventilating right now. :/ Silly Yahoo and Errol.Avatar ImageElwood J. Blues says: I'm about to be hyperventilating. I only signed up one account and I haven't gotten an email for it yet. I dunno what's happening unless they are grouping domain names together and sending them out like that. The problem is that the help section of Pottermore is vague. Do I have forty-eight hours to get the email or once I get the email do I have forty-eight hours to click the link? I'm so confused and freaked out :pAvatar Imagegecopeland says: Here's a random quesiton that might pop up in the future for the contest...How many galleosn did harry's wand cost? :P Don't even ask me why I remember this one either.Avatar ImageElwood J. Blues says: @gecopeland, it was either 7 or 14 galleons. I don't remember.Avatar Imagegecopeland says: You have 48 hours from the time you recieve the validation email Elwood.Avatar Imagegecopeland says: 7 was the answer Elwood, good guess!Avatar ImageLeolady23 says: Elwood you have 48 hrs from the time you signed up so. If you haven't received it by tomorrow then you need to retry again with a different