The 'Harry Potter' author added to her magical franchise.
Jk Rowling has added to her already extensive Harry Potter universe by writing a new post for her fansite, Pottermore.com. Rowling may have already written all the Potter books she intends to but that doesn't mean she can't keep building her extraordinary imaginary universe. Entitled History of the Quidditch World Cup, Rowling's new writing details the origins and rich history of Quidditch, the popular sport played on broomsticks.
JK Rowling Has Delighted Her Fans With A New Addition To The Harry Potter Universe.
Half of Rowling's new Potter-based writing was made available today, with the other half scheduled for Friday 21st March. All together, the history will be a 2,400-word account of the magical sport that has seen fans across the world captivated. Harry Potter spent a great deal of his time at Hogwarts school either training for or competing in Quidditch matches, meaning the sport is tightly interwoven into the Potter lore.
Harry Potter fans who have signed up to the free fansite, Pottermore.com, will now have access to the first part of the history, which includes historical background on the tournament, information on its workings and examples of landmark or unusual games such as the "Tournament that Nobody Remembers," an infamous 1877 match played in Kazakhstan's Ryn Desert.
Rowling Will Also Soon See Her Books Transformed Into A Themed Attraction In Orlando.
Next week, wannabe wizards can learn about the intricacies of the Quidditch World Cup, such as "no dragon is to be introduced into the stadium for any purpose including, but not limited to, team mascot, coach or cup warmer." Fans will love how the history ties into events from the Harry Potter books and so-called "infamous tournaments."
One part, titled "Reappearance of the Dark Mark," reads "Possibly the most infamous World Cup Final of the last few centuries was the Ireland-Bulgaria match of 1994, which took place on Dartmoor, England. During the post-match celebration of Ireland's triumph there was an outbreak of unprecedented violence as supporters of Lord Voldemort attacked fellow wizards and captured and tortured local Muggles. For the first time in fourteen years, the Dark Mark appeared in the sky, which caused widespread alarm and resulted in many injuries among the crowd."
The new post coincides with a news release from Universal Orlando Resort announcing that their new Harry Potter-themed area opening at the theme park this summer will allow fans to ride the Hogwarts Express train through the British countryside as the characters in the book and movie series did.
Spread over two large attractions, the new Harry Potter theming will include some of the franchise's most memorable moments, including Hagrid on a flying motorbike, the Weasley twins on brooms, and the Knight Bus speeding through London traffic, according to the Houston Chronicle.