It’s what weeping children and sullen teens have been waiting for since author JK Rowling unveiled the project in June; the official Harry Potter website, Pottermore.com, came online yesterday, to the relief of a select group of fans among those left broken-hearted by the conclusion of the film franchise this summer.
More than a million early-doors “beta” accounts were released to fans around the world. They waited for more than two hours to receive their secret log-in information as the launch was delayed until 4pm.
There has been drama off as well as on the site, with high-tech conmen selling fraudulent Pottermore accounts on eBay for as much as £100. There have been 22 million views of the home page, which contains only a registration form and welcome blurb.
Rowling claims the site is designed for users of all ages, and it is free to join when it officially opens in October.