I was sad that I didn’t do some sort of marathon for the very last Harry Potter movie ever, so I’m super excited about Pottermore because it will be just as fun, if not more. For Harry Potter 7.1 I had a marathon with my sisters. I even had a tag line: 7 Books, 7 Movies, 7 Weeks. We had a blast.
On July 31 there will be a challenge that will allow the first 1 million people who complete it to join early. Part of me really really wants to be one of the first to get onto Pottermore (I already have my screen name picked out:) but the other part wants all the really excited eight year-olds to get on instead of me. Or I’m just telling myself that so I won’t be disappointed if I’m not one of the 1 million lucky people.
So if you watched the announcement, you’ll notice that she gives a hint for how to do the challenge. “Simply, follow the owl.”
I sat at breakfast trying to figure out what she meant, and then I remembered the scavenger hunt she did on June 15 for people to find the letters to Pottermore in a special GPS map at http://www.secretstreetview.com. Various fansites had the GPS coordinates and I played along on June 15. I also wrote them all down, so I decided to check out the website again and low and behold I found an owl in Salem, MA heading west! I followed the owl and I’m so proud that I know what she’s talking about. My hunt hit a dead end, but I’m glad I was going in the right direction. I’m feeling a little Hermione-esque and it’s great fun. I’m going to keep trying and maybe I’ll get lucky!
UPDATE: To read more of my theories and see screenshots and a map, click here.