Thursday, July 7, 2011

Quill Reference Disappears From Pottermore Code

Shortly after I discovered a mysterious reference to a "magical quill" in a CSS file, the line of was removed. Though it would be somewhat surprising given the small traffic on this site that a Pottermore team member was tipped off by my last post, but I don't think that it's entirely out of the question. Somebody within Pottermore took notice and removed the line of code that was obviously not supposed to be there yet.

So the question is: what are they trying to hide?

Again, I think this line of code is indication that on July 31st there will be an online treasure hunt that leads to a quill that will ultimately let user (the first million users that is) to sign up for the early preview of Pottermore...the Quill Quest.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Quill Quest is not dead yet

Yesterday J.K. Rowling announced that "Pottermore is a free website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books." It will be a place for people to reexperience the Harry Potter stories with extra information and in an interactive way. Users will get a wand, be sorted into the different Hogwarts houses by the Sorting Hat as it happens in the story, and have access to additional details not printed in the books. Pottermore will also be the exclusive place to purchase the stories digitally as an ebook or audiobook. No where in the announcement did Rowling mention a treasure hunt.

However, the Quill Quest has not been completely ruled out yet, though maybe re-imagined.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Quill Quest - A Harry Potter Treasure Hunt (RUMOR)

J.K. Rowling's new project, Pottermore, was teased on June 16th with a simple "coming soon" message and a countdown via Youtube. In the past week as the countdown nears zeros there has been much speculation about the project. Ideas ranged from a new book (which it's definitely not) to an online Harry Potter encyclopedia to an online role playing game. Today, less than 24 hours from the official announcement, some information about Pottermore has been leaked. What particularly caught my eye is a possible Pottermore memo that mentions the Quill Quest.