From MSN's website:
Harry Potter creator JK Rowling is turning sports writer to pen a series of match reports from the fictional Quidditch World Cup.
The writer's fans will be able to read regular updates from the tournament, which first featured in her books about the teenage wizard, on the Pottermore website.
Quidditch - a fictional sport played by the student wizards on flying broomsticks in the best-selling books - is so popular with fans that they have adapted a version of the game that can really be played.
Characters from the books will feature in the reports, which are credited to Harry's wife Ginny who is billed as " the Daily Prophet's Quidditch Correspondent in the Patagonian desert" where the tournament is said to be staged.
It comes after Rowling posted a history of the tournament last month on t he Pottermore site, which includes previously unpublished material about her young hero and also works as a one-stop shop for electronic and digital audio versions of her books.
This is excellent news! I always loved how Quidditch matches were described in the books, and I was sad that they didn't bother (much) in recreating that for the films...
This is the sort of thing people want to see from Pottermore.
On a harry potter related note have people noticed HogwartsIsHere, it basically is what MyHogwarts.uk was trying to be last year (and they are the same people just rebranded). So it's an online hogwarts where you can take classes and do assignments and tests. There's no due dates to the things, but some of the essays they want you to write are time consuming, I think in transfiguration they're being told to write like 4000 words over '4 weeks' for an essay, which is a bit extreme. But you can take it at your own pace.
At the moment Herbology is actually the easiest in terms of work load, just a quiz a week and a post in the discussion boards which I don't think are really checked at all. DADA isn't too bad, nor is Astronomy. I think the worst are History of Magic and Transfiguration.
Well, I can understand why they didn't include the Quidditch matches much in the films, they basically were just filler in the books after all--though incredibly fun filler. :D
It will certainly be fun to get some more to read about.
I've heard of the Hogwarts is Here thing but didn't care enough to join it. I'm biased against things that aren't actually official :P and I waste enough of my time online as it is.
Oh - I get why they didn't include them - same reason they didn't include a lot of other side-plots (though why they never properly explained the Marauders, I'll never get - it wasn't crucial to the story, sure, but it made some things make much more sense) - it still didn't stop me from wishing to see those games, especially the Bulgaria/Ireland World Cup.
If you're a fan of Quidditch by the way, the Quidditch World Cup game (I had it on PS2, but I'm sure it was multi-platform) was excellent fun (though it came out a while ago so probably doesn't look the greatest compared to today's games).
HogwartsIsHere sounds cute! And re the Pottermore QWC reports - I really like what's up there so far, but I wish there was more!
Yeah I never liked the fact you saw none of the Qudditch world cup that was a let down.
And playing Qudditch was always fun on the games, hated the fourth one since you couldn't explore there were basically missions, it sucked, exploring was always the best part.
And definitely need more reports I guess they'll happen progressively.
The World Cup (not that world cup :P) Quidditch final is to be played between USA and Japan. The earlier matches were full of controversy, of course, with stolen mascots, illegal snitch catching, possible keeper cursing, and a mammoth match.
Definitely loving the news reports, and I hope she does more stuff like this in the future.