BREAKING: 3 New Harry Potter Ebooks Coming in September

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Today it was announced, possibly as an apology for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, that three new ebooks will launch in September.

The books, clearly intended to be supplemental pieces for the canonical seven, are under the heading Pottermore Presents and include the following titles:

  • Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics, and Pesky Poltergeists
  • Shorts Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship, and Dangerous Hobbies
  • Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide

According to Amazon’s official description, the first title will have dealings with the origins of Most Hated Villain in History Ever Dolores Umbridge, as well as the truth behind the conversation where Slughorn and Tom Riddle discuss Horcruxes. Also detailed will be the history of Azkaban and other Ministry of Magic-related fare.

The second title will discuss fan favorites Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin, in stories that Marauders fans will excitedly lap up.  We’ll also meet poor Professor Kettleburn, the Care of Magical Creatures professor replaced by Hagrid in the third book.  Sibyl Trelawney will also be featured.  Most of McGonagall’s backstory was detailed on the Pottermore web site quite a while back, but I’m hoping for expansions and details!

The final title is the big question mark of the three, with very little detail promised on Amazon.

I, for one, am really hoping that there is more content in these ebooks than Pottermore provides.  I worry that this means we’re never getting that giant encyclopedia we were always promised, too.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Theater Marquee

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Even though the much hyped play does not even begin previews until June 7, and most Americans won’t even get to read the play until July 31, London’s Palace Theater is already decorated.  Check out the front-of-house decor below.

HPatCC_FoH_full_Come on, that is beautiful and ornate, especially considering that many Broadway marquees really just have the digital Minority Report-like screens in front of the theaters.  I mean, look at that little one in the bird’s nest snitch.  I’m fairly certain that’s supposed to be little Albus hunched inside.

HPatCC_FoH_nestIt’s not surprising that the theater can have such an ornate decor, given that tickets have already been released out through May 2017, the Palace probably has the money to spare on some really, really nice photo ops.

Dragons arrive in Orlando

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The Gringotts Dragon

Here be dragons.

This lovely lady has just been placed on top of Gringotts in Universal Studios’ Diagon Alley.  I’m so excited. She was quickly shrouded in scaffolding, so Touring Plans columnist Hate to Fly managed to get quite a picture.

Rumor is that the opening will be on June 26, but guests might be allowed in as soon as June 7.  If anyone manages to sneak in, please drop us a line at prettynerdythingsblog@gmail.com


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