Pottermore Announces 4 New Stories on American Wizardry


Pottermore just announced in a brand new video that four new stories from J.K. Rowling on North American Wizardry are coming to the site this week.

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Last week our Wizard’s Council met and discussed when we thought the next story from Pottermore, focused on Ilvermonry was coming. Many of us thought it was months away. It turns out all of us were wrong.


And it’s not just going to be the information on Ilvermorny. It’s an entire set of stories, coming this week. As the announcement on Pottermore reads:

At 2pm GMT tomorrow (8th March 2016), we will be thrilled to release the first of four brand new pieces of writing by J.K. Rowling on The History of Magic in North America.

You read that right. Four brand new stories to whet our appetite on the North American Wizarding World will be arriving starting tomorrow, March 8th. This is “the prologue” as it were, to the brand new trilogy of movies that leads off with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them this coming November. Check out the exclusive video from Entertainment Weekly previewing what we will learn.

Starting tomorrow and running all week, one story a day will drop on Pottermore, at 2pm BST. For Americans, that’s 9am EST, 6am PST.

Here is a quick summary of the stories, from the Telegraph:

Fourteenth Century – Seventeenth Century: JK Rowling reveals the origins of the magical community of North America; divulging the truth behind the legend of the skin walkers, wizards within the Native American communities, and wandless magic.

Seventeenth Century and Beyond: Discover why it was far more dangerous being a wizard or witch in North America than in Europe, and the devastating impact of the Salem Witch Trials, and find out about the threatening Scourers: a rogue band of wizarding mercenaries and the lasting effect these vengeful people had on both wizards and No-Majs.

Rappaport’s Law: Witches and wizards live by the rules of the International Statute of Secrecy, but in 18TH-century America the magical community’s laws became even more severe. Discover how one of most serious breaches of the secrecy of the wizarding world led to humiliation for the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA), and the total segregation of wizards and No-Majs.

1920s Wizarding America: Ollivanders in Diagon Alley may be the go-to wandmaker for witches and wizards in the UK, but in 1920s America four great wandmakers served the magical population. Jk Rowling introduces Wolfe, Jonker, Quintana and Beauvais and the wands they made. Read about the part the wizards of America played in the Great War of 1914-1918, and why if you’re a wizard in 1920s America you need a wand permit.

And finally, meet MACUSA’s Madam President Seraphina Picquery, and learn her surprising stance on prohibition…

We’ll be here at 9am for the next four days with links and analysis of the four stories as they arrive.