Harry Potter fans around the world are rejoicing. On the fan website Pottermore, J.K. Rowling has released a short story that catches up with the beloved wizards at the wizarding World Cup. Katey Rich ’06, editor of Vanity Fair‘s Hollywood, reports on the gossip update that everyone is talking about:
While you’ve been paying attention to the Muggle World Cup happening in Brazil, a far more magical, and we daresay important, sporting competition has been happening in the Patagonian desert. At Pottermore, at least, it is time again for the Quidditch World Cup. The official Harry Potter fan site/online experience has been publishing dispatches from the Cup written by Ginny Potter (née Weasley), but today’s entry is something special— a gossip update, written by J.K. Rowling in the voice of Rita Skeeter, and giving us vague updates on what Harry, Ron, Hermione, and the rest of Dumbledore’s Army have been up to as adults.
Brace yourselves— Harry is almost 34 years old, with “threads of silver” in his hair, but still a little mysterious thanks to his career as a top-secret auror, which leaves him with a suspicious cut on his cheekbone. He’s also still a celebrity— Skeeter describes rumors of his arrival with “excitement beyond anything seen yet,” even leading to a crowd stampede.
You have to be a Pottermore member to read the story, and we confess, the login process takes forever and the link that contains the story has been overloaded all morning— meaning we’re not the only ones who will eagerly jump on whichever Potter crumbs Rowling is willing to give us.
Image: c/o Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Share this link: wesconnect.wesleyan.edu/news-20140715-Katey-Rich
- Rich ’06: movies continue to leave women out
- Katey Rich ’06 on believing and conjuring
- Rich ’06 covers Hollywood for Vanity Fair
- Rich ’06 interviews Turteltaub ’85 about The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
- Katey Rich at Vanity Fair