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'Harry Potter' Website Pottermore Scheduled to Launch Next Month

2011 Warner Bros. Ent./ Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R.(NEW YORK) -- Harry Potter fans waiting for the official launch of the highly-anticipated website Pottermore just need to be a little more patient.

After a six-month delay, the site is now slated to debut in early April.

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling announced the creation of the website last summer, saying it would provide "an online reading experience unlike any other."  At the time, the website was scheduled to launch the following October.

But that didn't happen after one million fans were invited to test the site and provide feedback.

A new blog post on Pottermore says, "It became clear that our original platform wouldn’t be suitable when millions more users came on to the site.  So we made a big decision: to move Pottermore to an entirely different platform setup."

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J.K. Rowling's Mysterious Harry Potter Website Revealed

Warner Bros.(LONDON) -- After days of speculation and millions of visits to a mysterious Harry Potter-related website of the same name, Pottermore has been revealed.

On Thursday, series creator J.K. Rowling posted a video introduction to the site, which -- contrary to a newspaper report Wednesday -- apparently has nothing to do with finding clues to digging up hidden magic wands in real life.

Instead, Rowling teases that Pottermore -- which will be fully up and running in October -- will give readers "an online reading experience unlike any other.  It's the same story, with a few crucial additions: the most important one is you."

Rowling said she created the soon-to-be interactive site as a way to express how "astonished and delighted" she is by the bespectacled wizard's loyal fans.  "Pottermore will be built, in part, by you," she told fans, and teased "I will be sharing information I've been hoarding for years about the world of Harry Potter."

Rowling said the site will also be the exclusive destination for those who want digital copies of the beloved book series.

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Mysterious Harry Potter Website Secret Revealed?

Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros(LONDON) -- The Times of London may have accidentally discovered what Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling was hinting at when a mysterious website titled Pottermore sprang up online.

The paper claims it was erroneously sent details about the project -- it's apparently an interactive online game that will see Potter fans all over the world going on a treasure hunt for real buried wizard wands.

The website officially launches on Thursday.

The Times points out that, if true, Pottermore is a similar concept to Masquerade, a 1979 children's book that featured clues pinpointing the location of a real golden hare that was buried in the British countryside.

The paper states it's not yet clear whether the hunt "is Pottermore itself, or merely a marketing drive for another product."

Rowling has stated she will not write an eighth Harry Potter book. The last film in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, hits U.S. theaters July 15.

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