Pottermore Blog Gives Additional Info on Magical Quill Challenge

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Aug 02, 2011

Posted by Mel

The Pottermore Insider blog has answered a few more questions with regards to the Magical Quill Challenge. Of particular interest might be the time frame during which the fourth clue will be posted:

So far, all the clues have appeared in the early hours of the morning
in my time zone. Will this continue for the remainder of The Magical
Quill challenge?

We know that Harry Potter fans around the world are taking part in the
challenge, so we will be varying the times that the clues are revealed.
We can tell you that tomorrow’s clue (Day 4) will be released between
2.00pm and 6.00pm BST.

Additional questions are included here. For your reference 2:00 pm BST is 9:00 am EST and 6:00 am PST.





171 Responses to Pottermore Blog Gives Additional Info on Magical Quill Challenge

Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: I'm not going to be able to sign up early :( Good luck to everyone who tries!Avatar Imagealexweasley12 says: OMG SO HAPPY !!! NO 6AM TOMORROW !!Avatar Imagemesorin says: so happy!! i got mine today, at 5am!!Avatar Imagemesorin says: so happy!! i got mine today, at 5am!!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: I got in already! WHOOO! :D Good luck to everybody else and thank you so much to Jo!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I already have an account but I'm glad they're making it eaiser for those who haven't :)Avatar ImageTheGryffindorFox says: Yessssss, might be in with a chance now!Avatar ImageDaniicruz says: Aweeesoomeee Avatar Imageginnyw7 says: Geez thanks I sure hope i get in! I have been trying EVERY day but just cant find the right time :(Avatar Imagehandhrfan18 says: FINALLY! I CAN HAVE A CHANCE! <3Avatar Imagehellostarshine_1981 says: I got in on the first day...Good Luck to everyone!!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Okay so thats 7 am my time, not bad! I might be able to put this off! :DAvatar ImageImablack says: I started checking every 15 minutes beginning at the start of the time window at 4am. It opened up at six and I got right in! Woo Hoo! Have your GoF books ready, You have to be quick. I friend of mine said she tried at 6:30 and all the places for the day were already taken.Avatar Imagebookworm1118 says: Good luck to everyone! I got it on the second day at 5am. Then my mom found out I was up and on my laptop that early... Not good. Bye-bye late night fanfic reading. Avatar Imagescottw says: awww I don't have it. I don't know, because if I'm 34. I love Harry Potter. I don't know if it is okay for me use Pottermore to open quill? I wonder. And what time tomorrow? Thank you! Avatar ImageDirectorbeme says: YES! I am so determined now! Bring it on magic quill!!!Avatar ImageDirectorbeme says: YES! I am so determined now! Bring it on magic quill!!!Avatar ImageDirectorbeme says: YES! I am so determined now! Bring it on magic quill!!!Avatar Imageratorr2 says: I stayed up all night and got mine at 4:15 am. I don't think age makes a difference.Avatar Imagejbug1304 says: I was able to get mine on Monday :) I hope everyone that hasn't been able to sign up will be able to soon.Avatar Imagetlhorton says: I'm curious as to why my kids all received a second email with their username and I only received the first one that took me to the site to register, so of course I don't remember what my username is now. Is it so that I will have their information for them since they are under the age of 13?Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I bet that is why tlhorton but I could be wrong. I didn't get a second email either. I am so thrilled to have been able to register the first night. Avatar Image1prod4 says: Hi HP’s Followers! I would like to present a little and modest app (edited by myself) for android phones, to keep HP universe in your pocket! - Read and remember the events of each of the 7 volumes! - Learn from the last HP’s news (movies, JK Rowling surprises, …) - Visualize the best picture of Harry and pick one into your wallpaper! - Discover the UK places where HP movies were shot! Please feel free to make any suggestion to improve the app! TO DOWNLOAD Type: Harry Potter Fan App Or Click on: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.appsbuilder32096 Price: 1,49€ / ~2$ / 1,10£ If you don't like, you can be reimbrused during the next 15 minutes (but don't forget to leave me a message to improve the app) :-)Avatar ImageReady for some quidditch says: Got mine a 5 am this morning food luck to everyone else!!!Avatar ImageReady for some quidditch says: my bad *goodAvatar ImageMom Weasley says: Oh this is good news!! I'm an elder witch and it took I don't care to mention how many cups of coffee to stay up until after 3:00 am this morning waiting on the 3rd clue! That was MISERABLE, but I got in! I'm so glad at least tomorrow people here in the states won't have to sit up all night for this opportunity. Good luck fellow Leakians!Avatar Imagepeeves16 says: i hop i can get in! i have been trying and i cant figure out the right time!!!:(Avatar ImageDidir says: It was 3 am in California, and I'd been checking at 1 am, 2 am, and wham! But, elaborate complicated process for sure. And the final email took another 45 minutes to arrive. I'm Auntie Muriel's age, so this was tough. But worth it!Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Good luck everybody -- I had to be up all night to finally register at 5:30 am.Avatar ImageDlcohm7 says: I'm out again :( have to work all day,was hoping it was going to be 7am EST,would have been perfect.Well I almost got it this morning just didn't subtract the number.Got my nap in later.Off thursday,so being that Order is still my fav book,please,please I have to get it for that one! good luck everyone else tomorrow.Avatar ImageFullofWrackspurts says: I also got it at 5am on the second day! thank you job for making me get up so early. Good luck to everyone else! I'm SO excited! :)Avatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: I got mine on day 2!!!! I'm so happy!!! :D Avatar ImageFilmgirl152 says: Soooo around 11pm if you're in eastern Australia I think...Hope to get it this time - been stuck on a train the last times.Avatar Imagescottw says: I ask a question. I'm 34 years old. Is that okay for me to use quill? I love HP. I don't know the policy? If so, what time it will start on EST? Thank you.Avatar Imagescottw says: I ask a question. I'm 34 years old. Is that okay for me to use quill? I love HP. I don't know the policy? If so, what time it will start on EST? Thank you.Avatar ImageOzaDole says: I'm 40 and got in his morning. There are no age restrictions. We are all young at heart!Avatar Imagescottw says: Thank you, OzaDole. But what time to start open 4 days? I will challenge it. :)Avatar Imagescottw says: Your time is 9 00 AM EST. :) I can't wait. :)Avatar Imagearianneross says: Good luck to everyone! :)Avatar ImageFeorge says: I had to get up early for work and decided to giver her a go at 5AM. I was surprised to get in and find the magic quill. And the latter part was made all the more difficult since I was using an adblocker that removed it. Thankfully, I turned it off and reloaded the page.Avatar Imagenitaro48 says: For people who have already got in... are the questions super hard? I'm asking because I don't have my Harry Potter books with me right now and I need to know if they'll be vital to getting in. If there's any way of answering my question that would be great! Thanks!Avatar Imageroseteaxx says: Yay!!!! I was preparing to wake up at 4am (as I've not been allowed to for the past couple of days) and now I can wake up at 9!! So happy :)Avatar Imagespongeboy1985 says: stayed up until 2 am pacific on monday can't wait to be let into the betaAvatar Imagespongeboy1985 says: @nitaro48 I answered day 2's question which was What chapter did Professor McGonagall cancel the Quidditch match and divide that number by 48. Luckily I had a copy of Chamber of secrets and skimmed for the part I knew hermione had been attacked and I found the part where Harry and Ron go into the forest so I flipped back and found it chapter 14Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: good luck to everyone who tries in the morning!Avatar Imagekunoichininjagirl says: *squee* Got mine at 5 am on the second night! x3 Can't wait for them to start signaling us to log in. Good luck to everybody!Avatar ImageLaLuney says: I can't wait! I had to work the past few days in the morning, so now I can finally go for it!Avatar ImageGryffindorAtHeart says: Nitaro..If you aren't able to figure out the answer, pay attention here, somebody is likely to post it. They have every other night, anyway.Avatar ImageRhemas says: Got in 2nd day...Yeah Me!Avatar ImageRhemas says: Um it was multiply, not divide the answer, btw it was 588. rhemasAvatar Imagekatthecrap says: Good luck to everyone! <3Avatar Imagemencia says: I'm not going offline today i'll wait until it comes up and I sign up!Avatar Imagemencia says: I just realized that our time is exactly the same as BST so their 2pm is ours tooAvatar Imageminervaxy says: So sad I didn't get the e-mail ... and it's 24 hours now.... and it should have worked... Got myself a gmail-account now *hehe* Good luck everyone!It's sure to be worth it! Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: SO IT STARTS AT NINE DARN IT AND i WAS SO READY FOR SEVEN.Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: ACCIDENTLY hit caps lockAvatar Imagesilverkacy says: When is the clue coming on!Avatar ImageFree Elf says: What gives??? It's after 9!!!Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: It's 9:05Avatar ImageNundu says: So I'm on the site, refreshing like crazy and it's still telling me Day 3 registration is closed. It's 8:08 AM (Central Time)! ARRRRGGGGHHH!!!Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Any idea what the clue might be? I'm looking through GOF for ideas. Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: Something easy I hope. I made post-it notes on every chapter.Avatar Imageroonwit says: Although we are in the clue window now, we don't know when it will appear, and it might not be for another 3 hours.Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: I hope notAvatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Me too, but I'm prepared! This will probably be the only time I'll be able to try. Fingers crossed!Avatar ImageFree Elf says: Why isn't the clue up yet!?!?!? I can't take the anticipation! Avatar Imageroonwit says: I don't know whether it is any guide, but the last clue appeared in the middle of the clue window.Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: they probably want to ensure that the folks who really try and are diligent are the ones who get it. It's frustrating but fair, I think. Do you think they'll go after the people trying to sell spots? I hope so!Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 7 eastern time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Oooh, I wish they would post the clue! I'm so worried it will take forever to figure it out!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I'm ready for you. Today I will get an accountAvatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: I hope we all do! It's so exciting!Avatar Imagepurpleleafgirl says: Still waiting!!! :D I really want to get in!!!! :)Avatar Imagenitaro48 says: AHHHH! Hurry up already... the anticipation is killing me! I really hope everyone gets in today :)Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: me tooAvatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: That is a cool avatar, nitaro! I've got to get one set up. Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: I could have gotten in yesterday but I got sick.Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: I can't stand it! Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: Lets hope for ten o clock. Accio clue!Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: got my GOF copy, my notes, the Mugglenet lexicon opened and ready at the search site - am I forgetting anything? Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: Where do you put in the answer?Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: Where do you put in the answer?Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: Where do you put in the answer?Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: Where do you put in the answer?Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: Where do you put in the answer?Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: Oops didn't mean to put it in five timesAvatar Imagesilverkacy says: Do you put it in google like this? www.pottermore.com/70Avatar Imageroonwit says: silverkacy: You enter the URL http://quill.pottermore.com/ into your web browser. That will take you to another site where you need to get the magical quill. If you do that successfully it will take you back to Pottermore to register.Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: I think it's the site, not you. I think you put a forward slash after pottermore.com/answer - that's my understanding. It's still not up!! AHHHHHH!Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: HELP? PLEASE.Avatar Imageefairy says: I'm dying here.Avatar Imageroonwit says: silverkacy: That should have been http://quill.pottermore.com/your answer . The site ate a bit of my reply.Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: Thank you so much!Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Oh, I was missing an important part! Sorry!Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: Thank you LovesLaborLost and roonwitAvatar ImageDaveZee says: So happy that they are changing up clue times a bit, so I have a chance to get registered, too! :)Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: Accio clue!Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: okay, I've opened a second browers and typed in the address except for the answer and didn't hit enter, so it's ready to go when I've got the answer. That way I won't have to waste time typing the address. LOL!Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: 10:15 or earlier pleaseAvatar Imagenitaro48 says: Been waiting for an hour! Come on clue, we need you!Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: I just want to say Good Luck everyone! I hope you all get in!Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: It's 10;08 I can feel it getting closerAvatar Imagesilverkacy says: I've been waiting since 7! Hurry up!Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: Thank you LovesLaborLostAvatar Imagesilverkacy says: We all can do thisAvatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Okay, now I've got to say it - Accio Clue!Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: I have my dog next to me Shes good luckAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: Every day that this starts later on in the day, the amount of time it remains open gets shorter & shorter... Get in there as soon as you can!Avatar Imagenitaro48 says: Oh before 10:30 please! I'll have to go then... Nooooo! Clue, come on!Avatar Imageefairy says: I stayed up all night the first night, set an alarm the second night...I'm so ready for this.Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: ah, puppy! Rub her head for all of us!Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: OK I willAvatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: efairy, sounds like you've earned it for sure! This is the only time I've had to try. Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: Her name is PepperAvatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: could this really go on for 3 more hours! I don't know if my heart can take it! Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: I tried yesterday go efairy but i got the bug its over nowAvatar Imageefairy says: I am not leaving the computer today until I get in!!!Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Silverkacy, could it have been nerves? I'm feeling a little sick myself right now!Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: Me neitherAvatar Imageefairy says: Hope you are better now, kacy!!Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: I threw up and got really dizzy but maybeAvatar Imagesilverkacy says: Thanks efairy I am. I hope everyone gets in!Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: that sounds terrible. I'm glad you're better today!Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: So close now. Pottermore is missing out if we don't get in early. It deserves people like us!Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: Thanks LovesLaborLostAvatar Imagesilverkacy says: I think Jo is teasing us.Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: 112 clue is upAvatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: I don't understand - I found the quill but it's not taking to the site to register! Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: it isnt workingAvatar Imageefairy says: same here, I'm so confused! Avatar Imagenitaro48 says: Why won't it take me to the site?????Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: This isn't fair! I found the quill! Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: can someone do it for me pleaseAvatar Imagesilverkacy says: I cant find quillAvatar Imagesilverkacy says: [email protected]Avatar Imageallprostar31 says: i don't see the quill Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Now all I get is the Sony site. What the hell happened????Avatar Imagenitaro48 says: What is happening. I found the quill and nothing is happening? Arrrgghh!Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: Won't take me to siteAvatar Imagesilverkacy says: is the answer 112?Avatar Imageefairy says: I don't see a quill, just the sony store. Am I doing it wrong?Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: I gotta tell you, this is making me hate Pottermore. I find the quill, get this big CONGRATULATIONS - I'm jumping up and down in my chair, and then I get taken back to the CLUE? WT*?Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: I gotta tell you, this is making me hate Pottermore. I find the quill, get this big CONGRATULATIONS - I'm jumping up and down in my chair, and then I get taken back to the CLUE? WT*?Avatar Imagetrontech says: I keep getting something about "page vanished" when I try 112. If I got "Sony" I'd think I was making progress!Avatar Imageefairy says: So confused.Avatar Imageallprostar31 says: there was a problem, they changed it. Just go to http://quill.pottermore.com/112 now and you'll get in Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: I don't know what happened - I kept going back to the Sony page and all of the sudden - I'm taking to register! I'm REGISTERED! I LOVE Pottermore!Avatar Imageefairy says: I am in! WildElm176!Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: YIPPEE!!! - That was so weird - I honestly don't know how or what happened. Did everyone make it???? 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 ImageLovesLaborLost says: Oh, yeah, I'm PixieThorn6 - I love that name!Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Yay efairy! I'm so glad!Avatar Imagenitaro48 says: Ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod!!!!! I GOT IN!!!! So excited right now you don't even know! I'm SilverWing156. I'm so happy they fixed the problem! I wasn't working and then suddenly it did! WOOOOOOO! So happy! Congrats to everyone that got in!Avatar ImageThe Mad Muggle says: I don't know what happened either, but I now know that Sony page inside and out. At least I made it in.Avatar ImageNundu says: Whoop!!! I had to close my internet completely, opened again and typed http://quill.pottermore.com/112 directly into the address bar I got to a page saying 'overwhelming response' that kept refreshing itself. After about 10 refreshes, I was in! Hurrah! Good luck to those who haven't made it yet. Keep trying. Getting to that Sony window was darned annoying!Avatar Imageminervaxy says: Finally gotten my mail.I'm in too :-) So excited! @LovesLaborLost: It was the same with me today. Odd, but certainly not complaining *squee*Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: I did it after I calmed down and stopped screaming at J.K.Avatar ImageSherette7769 says: Me TOOO!!!! I love my name to .... PixieDraconis203!!! For those who haven't got in yet ... KEEP TRYING ... Cheering you all on!!Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Mad, that really did make me laugh out loud. I'm sure Sony is thrilled. SO glad you and nitaro and efairy made it! Kacy, did you get in?????Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Congrats, Kacy and everyone who is in - keep trying everyone, if you're not in yet!Avatar ImageMr.Bones says: I got in through Internet Explorer, Firefox kept giving me that sony store sight. I guess they didnt make the link available at the start or something. Anyway, i signed up, for some reason most of my account names had the word Nimbus in it, and i am now waiting for the email....Avatar Imageroonwit says: registration has closed againAvatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Registration for Day 4 is closed! I feel so lucky. Yeah! Know of anyone who registered earlier who got their offical welcome email? What is that like? I got my registration one and completed that part. Avatar Imagetrontech says: I suspected Firefox wasn't right for this job so I also had a tab going in Internet Explorer. Firefox got through and I am ShadowKnight202. Congrats to all who made in it that scant 30 minute window. See you on Pottermore!Avatar Imageefairy says: I am waiting on my registration email...Avatar Imageefairy says: Nevermind, just got it! I have Dumbledore on Privet drive, watching the warm, lighted houses. I am so happy. I hope they let me in sooner than later.Avatar ImagePhoenix1946 says: Wow, that was a short window. I was checking every 10 to 15 minutes begining at 8:00AM EDT and found it open at 10:15AM EDT. It closed at 11:00AM EDT. Now I am waiting impatiently for the confirmation e-mail !!Avatar ImageCordelia Bushweed says: I AM ONE OF THE LUCKY FEW!!!! I WILL HELP BUILD POTTERMORE WOOOHOOO!!!!! I get to meet my fav characters, ron, ginny, luna, and more!!!!!!!! BEST DAY EVER!!Avatar Imagetrontech says: It's been 6 hours since I got in and I haven't stopped smiling! Best day in a very long time!

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