Belfast Telegraph

It’s Potter mania on wizard’s website

By Harriet Walker

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,, 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.

Belfast Telegraph