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Pottermore's Magical Quill Challenge Begins July 31

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
July 30, 2011, 10:33 PM

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.

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1619 Comments

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There’s no image on the right side for me. :(

Posted by Egor on August 02, 2011, 06:42 AM report to moderator
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from left to right? have been doing that for ages now, keeps saying i didn’t levitate it. keeps falling down, i am Ron!!!

Posted by SPEWmember7 on August 02, 2011, 06:45 AM report to moderator
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i dont know if its fun or sad that i’ve caught the quill every day. (don’t worry i only have one account). but i guess thats the upside of being in europe this week!

Posted by luckyleo81 on August 02, 2011, 06:46 AM report to moderator
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1642 Points

finally on pottermore :)

yes, guardian is the correct page,and on the tight side there’s an image of pottermore saying the quill is here, and you levitate it with moving your mouse left-right.

Posted by Matea on August 02, 2011, 06:46 AM report to moderator
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To levitate the quill you move the mouse left and right under it (I think).
Egor: You may need to turn off any advert blockers.

Posted by roonwit on August 02, 2011, 06:47 AM report to moderator
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441 Points

i wish we could have picked our own user names…i didn’t like any of my options

Posted by purplehogwarts on August 02, 2011, 06:47 AM report to moderator
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i dont know if its fun or sad that i’ve caught the quill every day. (don’t worry i only have one account). but i guess thats just a great perk of being an american in europe this week!

Posted by luckyleo81 on August 02, 2011, 06:48 AM report to moderator
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Huge thanks roonwit. That was my problem.

Posted by Egor on August 02, 2011, 06:49 AM report to moderator
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73 Points

I’m in! I got my account!!!

Posted by Nevilla on August 02, 2011, 06:50 AM report to moderator
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Help, it keeps falling down, have been trying for 20 mins. could someone who has succeeded doe it for me, I could give you my e-mail addy. going insane trying and failing!! :(

Posted by SPEWmember7 on August 02, 2011, 06:52 AM report to moderator
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64 Points

I’m a happy camper now. :o)

Posted by wallflower1971 on August 02, 2011, 06:53 AM report to moderator
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Yes!!! I made it! Finally

Posted by Ninath on August 02, 2011, 06:53 AM report to moderator
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Yes!!! I made it! Finally

Posted by Ninath on August 02, 2011, 06:53 AM report to moderator
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ScaleSnidget143 was the best option I got for my username. Yep, the other options were worse.

Posted by Egor on August 02, 2011, 06:54 AM report to moderator
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SPEWmember, move your mouse back and forth where the arrow is, and it will levitate.

Posted by Nevilla on August 02, 2011, 06:54 AM report to moderator
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