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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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45 Points

Please help: kabuki1@gmx.de

Posted by SPEWmember7 on August 02, 2011, 06:54 AM report to moderator
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Moony guarian.co.uk was the right apge to go to

Posted by gecopeland on August 02, 2011, 06:56 AM report to moderator
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Yes SPEWmember, move your mouse back and forth at the bottom. Don’t follow the quill up.

Posted by Egor on August 02, 2011, 06:56 AM report to moderator
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Just waiting for my email now. Hopefully it won’t be too long; I used a gmail account.

Posted by Egor on August 02, 2011, 07:01 AM report to moderator
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Thanks for all your advice, keeps falling down. Afraid I may be a Squib! Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp!

Posted by SPEWmember7 on August 02, 2011, 07:01 AM report to moderator
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should get the validation within seconds Egor

Posted by gecopeland on August 02, 2011, 07:05 AM report to moderator
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@SPEW make sure when you’re moving your mouse you remain under the feather, and don’t move too fast

Posted by purplehogwarts on August 02, 2011, 07:08 AM report to moderator
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I am giving up! So sad!!!!!

Please someone enter my address for me!!!!!!

:(

Posted by SPEWmember7 on August 02, 2011, 07:08 AM report to moderator
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whats address SPEW

Posted by gecopeland on August 02, 2011, 07:09 AM report to moderator
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I’ve found the quill every day too. If these are the hard clues, they certainly don’t take very long to look up the answer in the book as long as you know the rough order of each story – and at my age I guess I’m really more of an enthusiastic reader rather than an avid fan, LOL. Good luck to everyone else, keep on levitating that feather quill!

Posted by andrewilley on August 02, 2011, 07:09 AM report to moderator
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It still hasn’t shown up. I did use a school gmail account, so it ends in “.edu”. Are those slower to show up?

Posted by Egor on August 02, 2011, 07:11 AM report to moderator
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it is

kabuki1@gmx.de

Posted by SPEWmember7 on August 02, 2011, 07:14 AM report to moderator
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Egor: Mine took 15 minutes, on day one, but it can take a long time even if you don’t use yahoo. Check your spam folder just in case.

Posted by roonwit on August 02, 2011, 07:15 AM report to moderator
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Just keep shaking your mouse quickly left and right to make the feather rise (pretend you’re waving a magic wand if that helps – swish and flick – recanting “Wingardium Leviosa” is entirely optional). It doesn’t need a click and doesn’t need to be anywhere too specific as long as you stay inside the Pottermore box.

Posted by andrewilley on August 02, 2011, 07:16 AM report to moderator
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you are now BloodWolf91 SPEW i’ll email the pass to you

Posted by gecopeland on August 02, 2011, 07:16 AM report to moderator
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