Harry Potter Quidditch

Attention Potter Fans! (That’s the same as saying “attention everyone.”) J.K. Rowling has written a 2,400 word story on the “History of the Quidditch World Cup” and she’s given it exclusively to Pottermore to post in two parts, half today and half next Friday, March 21st.

Part one, which is going up today, provides historical background about the tournament, information about how the tournament works, and examples of controversial tournaments, including the infamous 1877 match played in Kazakhstan’s Ryn Desert now known as the Tournament that Nobody Remembers.

Part two will feature amusing recaps of some notable recent matches that have been held every four years since 1990. In one section about Quidditch regulations, she writes:

Arghhh, I hope the site doesn’t pull an HBO Go and crash right as we are all getting a taste of some sweet, sweet goodness from J.K. So you guys wait. I’ll read it first and then report back.