BBC Video Shows New Glimpses of Pottermore Privet Drive Moments, Wand Selection

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Aug 09, 2011

Posted by EdwardTLC

A video has come online from the BBC showcasing a few new looks at some of the features and moments set to be a part of Pottermore, J. K. Rowling’s new Harry Potter project. The video, which can be watched right here, gives us a glimpse at some of the sorting procedures users may go through to obtain a wand, a Privet Drive moment, and a quick shot of what appears to be more backstory for the Dursleys. The report also features comments from Ms. Rowling from the day of Pottermore’s reveal on her decision to make Pottermore an online experience and the inclusion of e-books.
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64 Responses to BBC Video Shows New Glimpses of Pottermore Privet Drive Moments, Wand Selection

Avatar Imageahaque521 says: OMG!!!! AWAITING WELCOME LETTER!!!!!!!!! 1ST COMMENT!Avatar Imagetrip_le_threat says: Loved the video! Makes me more excited to receive my letter!Avatar Imageselenialovegood says: Oh my GEEEE!!!! I really can't wait for this!!!! So excited(and I just can't hide it!)!!!Avatar Imagebutterbeerbottle says: i cannot wait to answer those questions and get my wand!!!!! Avatar Imageahaque521 says: i hope my welcome letter comes soooon!!!!Avatar Imageathena lupen says: i cant wait until i get my letter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imageathena lupen says: i cant wait until i get my letter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagevale56796 says: Dobby thinks hogwarts is not safe! Hes keeping our letters from us! hahahaAvatar ImageElwood J. Blues says: Has anyone else noticed that the "sign in" button on Pottermore has disappeared? I've registered my account (WombatAvis94) on the second clue day, but the sign in button is gone. Does everyone experience this or is it just me?Avatar Imageahaque521 says: its not just you... i noticed that to... i heard that no one can sign in untill they recieve their welcome letterAvatar Imagekingsleyisawesome says: What LetterAvatar Imageroonwit says: The sign in button went yesterday when they went back to the "sign up to be notified when registration for October starts" version of the site.Avatar ImageTheGryffindorFox says: Dobby, get your backside here with my letter now! lol I'm very excited. The wand choosing thing on Pottermore looks rather cool, did anybody notice that bit in the video?Avatar Imagekingsleyisawesome says: What letter Avatar Imagekingsleyisawesome says: I Didnt Get any Letter Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Now I'm even more mad I didnt get in early>:{ I'm most excited for the backstory parts, to start learning more about the characters we love, and hate lol, so much. :)Avatar Imagejyassa says: Thats so coolAvatar Imagehe_who_must_not_be_nicknamed says: Heh, it's kind of like waiting for our Hogwarts letters. :) I don't mind the wait. Avatar ImageEllorgast says: Kingsleyisawesome, if you managed to get an early account on Pottermore, then you will receive a welcome letter sometime this month. None of us know when the letters will arrive, but we do know that they will be staggered so that the 1 million new accounts are activated gradually. That's what we're all excited about; we won't get to do any of this stuff until the letter arrives in our inbox.Avatar ImageEllorgast says: The wand selection looks like so much fun! I wonder how many questions there are for it.Avatar ImageLulyLovegood says: omg! I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagecamila_black08 says: Yeah, the sign in button. It evaporated Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: Yes! I can't wait for Pottermore! It seems really interesting and I love to see all the stuff Jo has hidden from Muggles for over a decade now! (Technically two decades)!Avatar Imagesera409 says: whoa do you get to become like a wizard or something????Avatar ImageEeyore says: I got in the first day (FeatherPixie80), and I liked looking at the page that said congratulations. I'm sorry that the sign in button is gone, but maybe that means that we'll start getting our welcome e-owls sooner rather than later. I hope.Avatar Imagejacket says: I can't wait to get my welcome letter! I've been checking my e-mail constantly! I hope it comes soon!Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: I'm ready!Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: I'm ready!Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: I'm ready!Avatar ImageMatea says: Oh mi Gosh, this feels like resurrection! wand selection looks interesting!Avatar ImageCatherine says: So can't wait!!!!!!Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: I need to have my wand hand measurements ready. I don't know them off hand. Finger tip to elbow and that sort.Avatar ImageCorruptedNethicite says: Dobby, if I find out that your holding my letter, I will...I will... use the crucio curse on you.Avatar ImageTarana says: I really want to see the Pottermore site, but I still want the Scottish book. Btw, that bit of interview was from a larger one, she gave on 23 June. You can watch it here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_9520000/newsid_9521100/9521173.stm I wrote the transcript in the comments here: http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2011/6/23/full-text-from-j-k-rowling-pottermore-press-conference?page=2 Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: I wouldn't care for a Scottish book. But i would like another harry potter book. You all can keep the Scottish book. I am a harry potter fan.Avatar Imagerettophantom says: I take it no one has recieved their letter yet then? I registered on the first day, and everyday that I don't get my welcome letter is like realizing Sirius won't be a ghost over and over. It is that level of dissapointment! Gaaaah!Avatar Imagebeewell says: Awesome video! So excited and waiting for my letter. This is going to be one fantastic adventure for us fans.Avatar ImageDavidTheUnready says: meanwhile waiting patiently for the letter and hoping I can remember my password ... Avatar ImageHogwartsForever says: God, I wish they'd just Tweet something at the very least...Avatar ImageLilly Malfoy says: I want my Welcome letter!!!Avatar Imagefargles says: must be patient............... ITS TOO DIFFICULT!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imageshi suisen says: I'm so excited about Pottermore!!! I hope I can get the letter~ *prays*Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: coolAvatar Imageazaadpotter says: When ami going to get my letter?Avatar ImageTalenami says: I entered only on day four, so I guess I'll receive my welcome letter quite late, but I can't help refreshing my mail every ten seconds, lol... In the meantime, I was thinking that this way of spacing out our enties will create a big problem to the Pottermore staff, as far as sorting is concerned! The first ones in will surely spread - through fansites or twitter or facebook... - notice of the questions they have been asked in the sorting procedure. By the second or third wave, I think, the whole lot of HP fans will know which answers will most likeky lead to Griffindor House! From then on, the Pottermore staff will have an hard job of keeping the four houses balanced! How do you feel about that?Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: I thought they would be worded in such a way the quiz would be difficult to decode. I will take what ever house it sorts me into. Leaky be sure to post spoil warnings when people type the questions from the sorting. Is there a house at hogwarts where honesty is valued? Please you lot don't spoil the sorting by posting questions from the quiz.Avatar ImageKorpikuusama says: I don't mind waiting at all, since now there's at least some hope for this fall, lol.Avatar ImageRosie016 says: I am so excited! Pottermore is turing out to be more than I expected!Avatar Imagemencia says: When will my letter come, this is so exciting kind of like waiting for the hogwarts letter, can'r wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagemencia says: meant can't Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: No doubt there will be a direct link included in the letter... Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Wow this looks amazing!! I really can't wait. I'm glad JK Rowling is opening up to the digital age. Sad to hear that there will be definately no more books about Harry Potter. Does this mean the enyclopedia is a no no?Avatar Imageroonwit says: Letters are being sent out now. They say you have been selected for early access, though there is no specific information on when you can access the site. There is some suggestion that day 1 registrations are getting their letters first, presumably followed by day 2, day 3 etc. probably later in the evening.Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: POTTERMORE Insider has been updated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageViccy6 says: OMG! Can`t wait! :D:D:DAvatar ImageNinath says: I'm getting nervous, I don't have the second mail yet, so hopefully it doesn't get lost somewhere on the wayAvatar Imagerettophantom says: Argh!!!!!! Just got my Congratulations letter, not to be confused with Welcome letter, which I of course did, and spent a good 5 wasted minutes jumping around and screaming, thinking I could start using Pottermore, only to actually read the message and realize I was not done waiting... It says they're activating between mid-August and end of September... End of September is basically October... not much of an early access. I was day 1 so hopefully I won't have to wait quite so long. LOVE Jo for giving me something else to be excited for though! Isn't waiting for HP things fun?!!Avatar Imagerettophantom says: Argh!!!!!! Just got my Congratulations letter, not to be confused with Welcome letter, which I of course did, and spent a good 5 wasted minutes jumping around and screaming, thinking I could start using Pottermore, only to actually read the message and realize I was not done waiting... It says they're activating between mid-August and end of September... End of September is basically October... not much of an early access. I was day 1 so hopefully I won't have to wait quite so long. LOVE Jo for giving me something else to be excited for though! Isn't waiting for HP things fun?!!Avatar Imagehewy says: Great video. Always love to hear her speak. October can not get here soon enough.Avatar ImageTheOtherHorcrux says: Got my Congratulations letter yesterday morning.GAHH CAN'T WAIT!Avatar ImageTheOtherHorcrux says: Actually, I got my Congrats letter two days ago... Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @rettophantom - i totally did the same thing!!! i get email updates on my phone, and it buzzed and said i had one email from pottermore. sad it's not my welcome letter, but i hope i get mine soon!!Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: yes i noticed this in the video a couple of days ago!! so excited for my letter to come! :DAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: Can't wait to read it all!

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