'Harry Potter' Author J.K. Rowling Launches Mysterious Website

7:42 PM PST 06/15/2011 by THR staff
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Pottermore.com has a logo and the words "coming soon," followed by her signature.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling on Wednesday launched a mysterious website dubbed Pottermore.

Pottermore.com currently features simply a logo along with the message "coming soon" and Rowling's signature.

The launch came after a "Secret Street View" challenge in which 10 Harry Potter-themed websites were given coordinates -- each of which pertained to a different letter in "Pottermore," according to Digital Spy. The letters were then pieced together to reveal the website's URL.

An editor at the Potter site HPANA.com claims to have seen a sneak preview of the site, calling it "breathtaking in scope, detail and sheer beauty."

Meanwhile, a Twitter account also has been set up at twitter.com/pottermore.

The site's appearance comes just weeks before the July 15 release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the final installment in Warner Bros.' film franchise.

Watch a trailer below.

 

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