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    Spoiler Warning: If you have not read all the books in the series then this Insider entry may contain information that could spoil your enjoyment of later books.

    We’re looking forward to reading the full J.K. Rowling interview in Emma Watson’s guest edit of Wonderland magazine, out on Friday, February 7, to learn more about her thoughts on the relationship between Hermione, Ron and Harry.

    News reports have flagged some interesting details of the conversation in advance, where J.K. Rowling reflects on the relationship between Hermione and Ron at the end of the book series, suggesting that perhaps Harry and Hermione could have been better suited.

    It made us think of the first time Ron and Hermione appear together in the books, and how their relationship develops throughout the series. Could you have imagined that from such an indifferent first meeting, one of Ron’s greatest fears would be to lose Hermione to Harry?

    Let us know what these new reflections from J.K. Rowling mean to you.  If you have an account, leave your comments on our Facebook page, or on Twitter using #Pottermore.

    Relive the moment when Hermione and Ron first meet on the Hogwarts Express by listening to the audio snippet below, taken from Chapter 6 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, or visit the Moment ‘The Journey to Hogwarts’ on Pottermore.com where you can also share your thoughts.

    If you’d like to listen to the full digital audio book, it is available to buy at the Pottermore Shop.



    Note: Anyone in the world is able to listen to these audio snippets, however publishing restrictions may determine whether you are able to purchase the Jim Dale or Stephen Fry version of the English language books.


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    Today we’re celebrating the birthday of Arthur Weasley! As head of the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office, Arthur is always amazed by the everyday gadgets used by Muggles. Why not submit a drawing of Arthur using the gadget you think he’d be most fascinated by?

    You can find a tutorial on how to upload drawings to Pottermore.com here, and perhaps find inspiration with this drawing submitted by glowelm30534, showing Arthur fascinated by… a plug!




    Happy birthday Arthur Weasley!

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    [Updated: You can now read the full interview on J.K. Rowling’s official website]

    In an interview in Emma Watson’s guest edit of ‘Wonderland’ magazine, J.K. Rowling discusses the concept and inspiration for her upcoming projects, which include writing a screenplay on the life and adventures of Newt Scamander, author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and collaborating on a theatre production set during Harry Potter’s early years as an orphan and outcast.  The article also revealed more about J.K. Rowling's thoughts on the relationship between Hermione, Harry and Ron.

    On Wednesday, we asked you for your thoughts about the author’s revelations on the relationship between Hermione and Ron. We were fascinated to read your responses.

    Some feel that Ron and Hermione are a fundamentally incompatible couple, but many agree with the sentiment voiced by both Emma Watson and J.K. Rowling at the end of the interview: that in the end, an ‘uptight’ person like Hermione needs a relationship with someone who ‘takes life, or appears to take life, a little more light heartedly’.











    In the interview, J.K. Rowling also discusses Hermione’s role as the heroine of the Harry Potter series.

    It is her strength, loyalty and bravery that make her a true Gryffindor, but what do you think Hermione’s bravest moment was throughout the seven books? Vote in the poll below, or share your thoughts with your fellow Pottermore users on our Facebook page if you have an account, or on Twitter using #Pottermore.


    Spoiler Warning: If you have not read all the books in the series then this poll below may contain information that could spoil your enjoyment of later books.

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  • 02/14/14--02:50: Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • We’re almost certain most of you have never had a surly, harp-carrying dwarf deliver a musical Valentine’s message to you in front of half of your school, so you might be unaware of the acute embarrassment it can cause.

    To remind you of what you are missing out on, we’re sharing the following passage from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:

       All day long, the dwarfs kept barging into their classes to deliver Valentines, to the annoyance of the teachers, and late that afternoon, as the Gryffindors were walking upstairs for Charms, one of them caught up with Harry.
       ‘Oy, you! ’Arry Potter!’ shouted a particularly grim-looking dwarf, elbowing people out of the way to get to Harry.
       Hot all over at the thought of being given a Valentine in front of a queue of first-years, which happened to include Ginny Weasley, Harry tried to escape. The dwarf, however, cut his way through the crowd by kicking people’s shins, and reached him before he’d gone two paces.
       ‘I’ve got a musical message to deliver to ’Arry Potter in person,’ he said, twanging his harp in a threatening sort of way.
       ‘Not here,’ Harry hissed, trying to escape.
       ‘Stay still!’ grunted the dwarf, grabbing hold of Harry’s bag and pulling him back.
       ‘Let me go!’ Harry snarled, tugging.
       With a loud ripping noise, his bag split in two. His books, wand, parchment and quill spilled onto the floor and his ink bottle smashed over the lot.
       Harry scrambled around, trying to pick it all up before the dwarf started singing, causing something of a hold-up in the corridor.
       ‘What’s going on here?’ came the cold, drawling voice of Draco Malfoy. Harry started stuffing everything feverishly into his ripped bag, desperate to get away before Malfoy could hear his musical Valentine.
       ‘What’s all this commotion?’ said another familiar voice, as Percy Weasley arrived.
       Losing his head, Harry tried to make a run for it, but the dwarf seized him around the knees and brought him crashing to the floor.
       ‘Right,’ he said, sitting on Harry’s ankles, ‘here is your singing Valentine:
      
      ‘His eyes are as green as a fresh pickled toad,
       His hair is as dark as a blackboard.
       I wish he was mine, he’s really _________,
       The hero who conquered the Dark Lord.’

       Harry would have given all the gold in Gringotts to evaporate on the spot. Trying valiantly to laugh along with everyone else, he got up, his feet numb from the weight of the dwarf, as Percy Weasley did his best to disperse the crowd, some of whom were crying with mirth.

    How well do you remember this embarrassing moment of Harry’s? Or was it so humiliating that you chose to forget? Let us know by identifying which word we removed from the passage and answering in the poll below:



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    If you’re following the RBS Six Nations you’ll be gearing up for the match between Scotland and Italy this weekend.

    In an exclusive new entry on Pottermore.com (found in the Moment ’The Golden Stadium’ in Chapter 8 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), J.K. Rowling reveals why many in the wizarding world are avid supporters of the Scottish rugby team, despite being forbidden from participating in Muggle sports themselves.

    The extensive entry reveals the history behind the worldwide wizarding appreciation of the Scottish rugby team, as well as the magical community’s general derision of Muggle sports like cricket:

                 “Unfortunately, cricket found little favour with wizardkind.  As the chief sports writer in the Daily Prophet wrote in 1902: ‘a Beater who is unable to fly defends three sticks instead of a hoop, while a Snitch without wings is thrown at the sticks. That’s it. Sometimes for several days’. Rugby held more appeal. Wizards could not help but admire the strength and courage of Muggles prepared to engage in a sport so brutal, without recourse to Disapparating out of the way, or access to Skele-Gro to repair broken bones. It must be admitted that there was an edge of sadism to some wizards’ enjoyment.”

    Find out more about Angus Buchanan, the Squib* who went on to become famous across both the Muggle and wizarding world – an historical achievement – and whose career is still celebrated today by the Wizarding Supporters of Scottish Rugby Union (WSSRU):
                
    “The WSSRU, which exists to this day, has both Scottish and foreign wizarding members.  They meet on the eve of every Scottish international match to toast Angus’s memory and anticipate a happy eighty minutes of watching Muggles trample each other into the mud.”

    You can read the full entry from J.K. Rowling on Pottermore.com, as well as over fifty other pieces of exclusive writing, including sub-plots, character backstories and J.K. Rowling’s thoughts on writing the Harry Potter series.

    If you are new to Pottermore.com, you will need to create your free account to access ‘The Golden Stadium’ Moment and read the entry.

    *A non-magical person born to at least one magical parent

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    We’re not sure what birthday presents Ron received in his fourth year at Hogwarts, but his birthday was preceded by a week we think he enjoyed: he became the centre of attention because of his part in the second task of the Triwizard Tournament.

    Today we’re celebrating his birthday by remembering the aftermath of the second task, and how Ron enjoyed this sudden popularity.


    Why not join the celebration by creating a drawing of Ron for Pottermore.com? Uploading your drawing is very easy – you can find instructions here.

    Below are some of our favourite drawings submitted by members of the Pottermore community:


    Image submitted by cielobronzo7152

    Image submitted by lumoserised132

    Image submitted by OwlVine4725

    Image submitted by quillbuscador5341

    Image submitted by sunice13839

    Image submitted by witchspirit23372 

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    The winners of the fifth Pottermore House Cup will be announced on Sunday March 30, and we know many of you would like to help your house’s chances of victory but may need some help when it comes to brewing potions and mastering spells.

    If you’d like to learn or improve upon duelling and brewing, why not take a look at these helpful tutorials created by members of the Pottermore community?


     









    If you’re particularly skilled at something on Pottermore.com, why not create your own video tutorial to help other members of the Pottermore community? From sending gifts to submitting drawings, your video could be very helpful to fellow users – and might help to earn your house even more points.

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    Pottermore members who’ve been putting their wands and cauldrons to good use to earn points for their houses will be excited to know that the awarding of the next Pottermore House Cup is almost upon us. Today we can confirm that the winners of the fifth Pottermore House Cup Championship will be announced on Sunday March 30. In the run up to the award ceremony we’ll be kicking things off on Monday March 17 with house pride week.

    What is house pride week?
    During house pride week there will be a day dedicated to each of the four houses, giving their members a chance to show their house pride (even more than usual). You’ll see thousands of Gryffindors, Ravenclaws, Hufflepuffs and Slytherins sharing their pride and we hope you’ll join them.













    This year we’d like to invite you to create a short YouTube, Vine or Instagram video displaying your house pride. The video should include and continue the following phrase: “Hi Pottermore community, I am proud to be a Hufflepuff/Slytherin/Gryffindor/Ravenclaw because…”, and use one of the following tags: #SlytherinPride, #GryffindorPride, #HufflepuffPride, or #RavenclawPride. Come back to the Pottermore Insider on Friday 14, as we’ll be giving you more details on how to take part!


    Important: When creating your video remember:
    • You are representing your house, so make sure you don’t do or share anything that a Head of House would not approve of.
    • Not to share any personal details that could allow others to identify you (including Pottermore usernames!)

    Who will be victorious?
    The hour-glasses will be concealed on Friday March 28 and the House Cup will be awarded on Sunday March 30. Those of you who have been sorted can head to the Great Hall to see the House Cup ceremony for yourselves. Will Gryffindor or Hufflepuff match Slytherin’s run? Will the snakes gain their third win, or will Ravenclaw soar to victory for the very first time in Pottermore history?


    How to earn points for your house
    With so few points separating the four houses, it’s time to make one last push on behalf of your house. You can earn points by collecting items in Moments (excluding Galleons), successfully brewing potions and winning wizard duels against members of other houses. You may also want to rally your fellow house members in your common room as every point counts.

    If you’d like to learn or improve upon duelling and brewing, why not take a look at  these helpful tutorials created by members of the Pottermore community?

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    Today we are celebrating World Book Day, an event we imagine many Pottermore Insider readers from around the globe are familiar with. For those who don’t know, World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and, of course, the wonderful world of reading!

    Being such an important day for book lovers all over the world, we’re delighted to see that the Harry Potter series has made an appearance in several book polls released today. Harry himself made it into a list of top ten fictional orphans; the Harry Potter series was voted into first position in a poll of favourite books named by under 13s; and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has featured in the official World Book Day’s list of  ‘50 Books That Will Change Your Life’.

    Has the magic of the Harry Potter stories changed your life? Let us know on this Facebook post, if you have an account, or on Twitter using the hashtag #Pottermore. You can also share your thoughts with other members of the Pottermore community beneath the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book page on Pottermore.com

    If you’d like to share the magic of the stories with a friend, you can send the digital editions of the Harry Potter stories as gifts, only at the Pottermore Shop.

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    If you haven’t already seen the tweet from J.K. Rowling, we’ve shared it below. If you’re on Twitter and you’d like to see exciting new writing from the author about the Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore.com, you can retweet this now or use the hashtag #Wizards4ScotlandRugbyTeam to show your support!

    If you’re not on Twitter, you can show your support by commenting beneath the Moment ‘The Golden Stadium’ on Pottermore.com.


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    This year we hope Professor Trelawney can take some time out from predicting the death of her students to celebrate her birthday, which we’re almost certain even she could foresee.

    We’re celebrating Trelawney’s birthday by putting your knowledge of the great Seer to the test with a question we hope you won’t need the Sight to answer: What word is missing from the quote below?

     ‘I would think,’ she said, in a mystical whisper that did not conceal her obvious annoyance, ‘that some of us’ – she stared very meaningfully at Harry – ‘might be a little less _______ had they seen what I have seen, during my crystal-gazing last night.’

    Happy birthday Sybill Trelawney!

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  • 03/10/14--07:11: Happy birthday Remus Lupin!
  • There is no mention of Remus Lupin celebrating his birthday during his time as a Hogwarts professor, but we do know that it was shortly before his eleventh birthday when he found out that he had been accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, despite his condition of being a werewolf. We would imagine that he had a very happy eleventh birthday after this news.

    Can you think of a birthday present for Lupin that could match the excitement he felt on learning that he had been accepted into Hogwarts? Tell us on Facebook, if you have an account, or on Twitter using the hashtag #HappyBirthdayLupin!

    You can learn about this happier time in Lupin’s life, and much more besides, in the exclusive entry by J.K. Rowling on Remus Lupin, on Pottermore.com.

    We’ll be celebrating Lupin’s birthday by showcasing some of our favourite artwork of Lupin submitted by members of the Pottermore community:

    Image submitted by: watchstone25306

    Image submitted by: ashfirebolt23

    Image submitted by: fangasphodel26657

    Image submitted by: midnightnox175

    Image submitted by: pixielight12901

    Image submitted by: wildblood23020


    Happy birthday Remus Lupin!


    Yesterday it was Sybill Trelawney’s birthday and we celebrated here on the Pottermore Insider by putting your knowledge of the great Seer to the test. We'll be revealing the results on Saturday March 15, so you still have time to join in

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    It’s never fun to be beaten in a duel against another witch or wizard but perseverance in this situation now pays off.

    The latest Pottermore Badge – the Rematch Badge – will be rewarded to users who, despite losing a duel, are then able to defeat their adversary in a rematch - added motivation for those who are already duelling determinedly to help their house achieve victory in the upcoming House Cup Championship.

    In order to earn your Rematch Badge you need to ensure that you challenge your opponent to a rematch – and win – in the same login session during which they defeated you.

    Wands at the ready…

    Good luck!



    Le dernier badge de Pottermore, le badge Revanche, récompensera les utilisateurs qui, malgré un duel perdu, seront immédiatement capables de prendre leur revanche sur leur adversaire... Bonne chance !

    Il nuovo distintivo di Pottermore - il distintivo Rivincita - sarà assegnato agli utenti che, pur perdendo un duello, riescono immediatamente a sconfiggere l'avversario in una rivincita... Buona fortuna!

    Das neueste Abzeichen bei Pottermore – das Rückkampf-Abzeichen – belohnt Nutzer, die nach einem verlorenen Duell denselben Gegner in einem unmittelbaren Rückkampf bezwingen können ... Viel Glück!

    La última insignia de Pottermore, "Revancha", premiará a los jugadores que logren vencer a su adversario en una revancha inmediatamente después de caer derrotados un duelo. ¡Buena suerte!

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    Last week we brought you news of J.K. Rowling’s challenge on Twitter, encouraging followers to tweet using #wizards4scotlandrugby for an exciting reward on Pottermore.com.


    Thanks to your impressive response on Twitter, we are delighted to reveal the ‘History of the Quidditch World Cup’, a brand new entry from J.K. Rowling on Pottermore.com. Visit ‘The Campsite’ Moment in Chapter 7 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, where thousands of wizards eagerly await the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, to discover more about this adrenaline-fuelled spectacle.


    Immerse yourself in the rules and regulations of the tournament, governed by the International Confederation of Wizards’ Quidditch Committee, from the structure of the tournament to some of the more unusual and controversial entries in the Quidditch World Cup rulebook concerning on- and off-pitch magic.

    Discover which famous Quidditch player orchestrated one of the most dangerous (and murderous) events in the history of the Quidditch World Cup, displaying “the worst exhibition of temper ever given by an individual player”.

    Find out about other infamous tournaments, including the theories about the mysterious tournament of 1877, which nobody remembers:

                 “In August, however, the wizarding world woke up to the fact that they had no memory whatsoever of the tournament taking place.  Neither those in possession of tickets nor any of the players could remember a single game.  However, for reasons none of them understood, English Beater Lucas Bargeworthy was missing most of his teeth, Canadian Seeker Angelus Peel’s knees were on backwards and half the Argentinian team were found tied up in the basement of a pub in Cardiff.”
         
    In part two of this exciting entry, released next Friday March 21, J.K. Rowling details amusing recaps of Quidditch World Cup games from 1994 through to the upcoming 2014 World Cup. Keep an eye on the Insider to make sure you don’t miss it!

    You will be able to read the full entry on Pottermore.com, as well as over fifty other pieces of exclusive new writing by J.K. Rowling, including sub-plots, character backstories and her thoughts on writing the Harry Potter series. Simply sign in if you have an account, or sign up for free to begin your journey.

    If you love Quidditch, don’t forget to explore other Moments on Pottermore.com, such as ‘The Golden Snitch’, ‘Ron Tries Out the Firebolt’ and ‘The Golden Stadium’.

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    Next Monday will mark the beginning of house pride week, a chance for members of all houses to celebrate, more than ever, the pride of belonging to their Hogwarts house. The exact dates for each house are below:

    Thursday March 20 – Hufflepuff (#HufflepuffPride)
    Friday March 21 – Slytherin (#SlytherinPride)
    Saturday March 22 – Gryffindor (#GryffindorPride)
    Sunday March 23 – Ravenclaw (#RavenclawPride)

    You can get involved in this house pride week in several ways:

    Submit a drawing on Pottermore.com celebrating your house pride and earn points on Pottermore.com to help your house to victory
    Shout your pride out loud in the Great Hall and your common room

    And for our older users:

    Shout your pride out loud on Twitter
    Submit your own video

    Celebrate your house pride day by submitting creative drawings on Pottermore.com, for a chance to have it featured as part of the best of house pride week.

    Don't forget to keep earning those house points by brewing and duelling. The points could be crucial in helping your house win the Cup on March 30!

    If you need help to sharpen your brewing and duelling skills, you’ll find helpful tutorials created by members of the Pottermore community here.


    We’ll be on the lookout for house pride comments in the Great Hall and in the  common rooms on Pottermore.com, and we’ll showcase our favourite on the Insider. If you're in need of inspiration, you'll find below some of our favourite messages from the last house pride week.


     



    If you’re over 13 and have a Twitter account, why not answer our question ‘What makes you be proud to be a member of your house?’ including the hashtag #HufflepuffPride / #SlytherinPride / #GryffindorPride / #RavenclawPride in your tweet. We will retweet our favourite answers and we invite you to retweet your favourite ones too!


    This year we’ve got an invitation for those of you who are 13 years or older: Create a short video on YouTube or Instagram creatively completing the following sentence:

    “Hi Pottermore community, I am proud to be a Hufflepuff / Slytherin / Gryffindor / Ravenclaw because…”

    Make sure you tag your YouTube or Instagram post with #Pottermore and #HufflepuffPride, #SlytherinPride, #GryffindorPride or #RavenclawPride in order for us to see them. During your house’s day we’ll be looking for videos and showcasing the most creative ones on Pottermore’s Twitter, YouTube and, Facebook pages, and also on the Pottermore Insider!

    Remember you are representing your house, so make sure you don’t do or share anything that a Head of House would not approve of!



    Important: When creating your video remember:
    • Not to share any personal details that could allow others to identify you, including Pottermore usernames!
    • You need to be 13 years or older to have a Youtube or Instagram account. Younger users can enjoy the celebrations by commenting in the common room and Great Hall and submitting creative drawings on Pottermore.com.
    • If you visit YouTube or Instagram, you are leaving the safety of the Pottermore community. Remember to always remain safe when online, go tohttps://www.thinkuknow.co.uk for further information and advice.  
    If you would like a little inspiration ahead of house pride week, you can find an example video below.



    Get ready to celebrate your house’s pride day and share your creativity with fellow members of the Pottermore community!

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    House pride week begins this Thursday and Hufflepuff will be the first house in the spotlight.  In the mean time we’d like to kick-start the house pride celebrations by listening to the Sorting song from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, where some of the virtues and values of each house are unveiled by the famous enchanted object – the Sorting Hat.



    These audio snippets are provided courtesy of the Pottermore Shop. Please note that anyone in the world is able to listen to these audio snippets, however publishing restrictions may determine whether you are able to purchase the US or UK versions of the English language books.

    The exclusive writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore.com found in the Moment ‘The Sorting Ceremony’, mentions that although jointly enchanted by all four founders, the hat belonged to only one of them. Do you remember to whom it belonged?



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    Since the first ever Harry Potter book was released there have been many different interpretations of the stories; from the recent Scholastic* book covers illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi, the beautiful interactive Moments you see on Pottermore.com, to the most successful film series of all time.

    Since the cameras finished rolling on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2010, fans of the movies have been given an opportunity to get closer than ever to the inner workings of this famous film franchise. The astounding ‘Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter’ opened its doors back in March 2012, offering visitors the ultimate chance to get up close to the authentic sets from the much loved Harry Potter films. Based in Leavesden, the tour sits within the working Warner Bros. film studios where all eight of the Harry Potter films were originally made.

    Whether you’ve been lucky enough to see the tour for yourself, or whether you have not yet been able to visit, we thought it would interest you to know that Warner Bros. Studio Tour London have just released their first promotional video, which gives fans around the world a glimpse of some of the highlights from the experience. The video, which was shot in Leavesden itself, even brought back together some of the crew alumni who worked on the original Harry Potter films!

    We hope you enjoy it!



    *Scholastic are the publishers of the Harry Potter books in the US

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    Calling all Hufflepuffs! The House Cup will be awarded on Sunday March 30, and in the run up we’re celebrating house pride week! We’ll dedicate a day to each of the Hogwarts houses, starting with the current holders of the Pottermore House Cup – Hufflepuff!

    We know Hufflepuffs aren’t afraid of toil, but will they be able to convert this hard work into creativity for our house pride week challenges by showing their pride like never before?

    We’re asking Hufflepuffs to share their Hufflepuff pride in a number of ways:
    • Submit a drawing on Pottermore.com celebrating your house pride and don’t forget to earn points on Pottermore.com to help your house to victory
    • Shout your pride out loud in the Great Hall and your common room

    Users over 13 can also:
    • Shout their pride out loud on Twitter or Facebook
    • Submit their own video displaying their house pride on Instagram or YouTube


    Celebrate your house pride day by submitting creative drawings on Pottermore.com, for a chance to have one of your drawings featured as part of our ‘best of house pride week’ roundup on the Insider.

    Here are some of our favourite Hufflepuff images so far:


    Drawings submitted by: ShadowCloak102, FlameCloak5754 and BladeAuror205

    Don't forget to keep earning those house points by brewing and duelling. The points could be crucial in helping your house win the Cup on March 30! If you need help to sharpen your brewing and duelling skills, you’ll find helpful tutorials created by members of the Pottermore community here.

    We’ll be on the lookout for house pride comments in the Great Hall and the Hufflepuff common room on Pottermore.com. Make sure you include ‘Hufflepuff Pride’ in your message, and we’ll showcase our favourites on the Insider.







    If you’re over 13 and have a Twitter account, why not answer our question: ‘What makes you be proud to be a Hufflepuff?’ including the hashtag #HufflepuffPride in your tweet. We will retweet our favourite answers and we invite you to retweet your favourite ones too!







    If you are 13 or above, you can create a short YouTube or Instagram video telling the Pottermore community what makes you proud to be a Hufflepuff by continuing the following sentence:

    “Hi Pottermore community, I am proud to be a Hufflepuff because…”

    Then simply add the tags #Pottermore and #HufflepuffPride. We’ll find all the videos created and share our favourite ones here on the Pottermore Insider, and on our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

    Remember you are representing your house, so make sure you don’t do or share anything in your video that a Head of House would not approve of!



    Important: When creating your video remember:
    • Not to share any personal details that could allow others to identify you, including Pottermore usernames.
    • You need to be 13 years or older to have a Youtube or Instagram account. Younger users can enjoy the celebrations by commenting in their common room and the Great Hall and submitting creative drawings on Pottermore.com.
    • If you visit YouTube or Instagram, you are leaving the safety of the Pottermore community. Remember to always remain safe when online, go to https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk for further information and advice.  
    This Hufflepuff has already shared their house pride by creating a video. Why not take a leaf out of their book by creating your own?



    We’ll be updating this blog post by adding some of our favourite submissions, so come back to the Pottermore Insider throughout the day to see more videos by proud Hufflepuffs. You may even find your own displayed here!

    [Updated with some of our favourite videos created by the Pottermore community]








    Finally, if you are 13 or older and have a Twitter or Facebook account, you can download ‘Hufflepuff Pride’ cover images for your social profiles:

    Click here to download the ‘Hufflepuff Pride’ Facebook cover
    Click here to download the ‘Hufflepuff Pride’ Twitter cover

    Facebook cover image (click here to download high resolution image for you to use)
    Twitter cover image (click here to download high resolution image for you to use)

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    We’re delighted to let you know that Bloomsbury* are releasing new children’s editions of the Harry Potter books, illustrated by award winner Jonny Duddle. The new editions will also include highlights of Pottermore.com, so that readers will be able to learn how they can discover more about the world of Harry Potter through Pottermore.com, as a companion to the stories.

    All seven of the new edition print books will be on sale from September 1, 2014 and will also be exclusively available in eBook format at the Pottermore Shop. To see the beautiful illustration of the cover of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and to find out more, visit the Bloomsbury website.


    *Bloomsbury are the publisher of the Harry Potter stories for the UK and the Commonwealth, including Canada.



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    As we announced last week, the second part of J.K. Rowling’s exclusive writing on the history of the Quidditch World Cup is being released on Pottermore.com tomorrow, Friday March 21. Keep an eye on the Insider tomorrow for more information!

    We’re sure many of you are eagerly awaiting the second part of this entry, which reveals new and exciting information about the Quidditch World Cup tournaments from 1990-2014, so we thought we’d give you a hint about what kind of things you can expect to discover.

    As well as announcing where this year’s tournament will take place, and which 16 teams will compete for victory, J.K. Rowling reveals that one very famous player has come out of retirement to play in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup.

    Who do you think this Quidditch player is? Vote in the poll below!



    To remind yourself of who some of these players are, or to brush up on your Quidditch knowledge, you might want to consult your Harry Potter books or, better still, your copy of Quidditch Through the Ages, written by the renowned Quidditch expert Kennilworthy Whisp.  

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