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Ready Player One trailer

When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

Ready Player One, the book, can be found here.

Pottermore gets written down in e-books


Pottermore content is coming on e-book for those who don’t wish to seek it out on the site.

Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide dives into the nooks and crannies of the beloved wizarding school itself, unfurling everything from details about the Hogwarts ghosts, to what happens when the Sorting Hat can’t decide on a student’s house.

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Political and Pesky Poltergeists explores the darker roots of the wizarding world. You’ll learn more about the troubles that faced the Ministry of Magic, the horrors of Azkaban prison and enjoy an entirely new original piece of writing by J.K. Rowling on Horace Slughorn.

Finally, in Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, Pottermore celebrates the colourful staff of Hogwarts. There’s more to discover about Care of Magical Creatures teacher Silvanus Kettleburn, as well as another new piece of writing from J.K. Rowling on Minerva McGonagall, and her involvement in the second wizarding war.

So, for those who want to quench their thirst for more knowledge about the wizarding world, such as why the Black family bestow such odd names to their children, how a witch or wizard becomes a portrait, or what J.K. Rowling really thinks about Professor Umbridge, step right this way to find out.

Wile this by no means covers all content (the Sorting and Wand quizzes are the best) it makes things quicker for getting the information you really want from Pottermore. Coming September 6th.

Source: Pottemore

‘Everafter’ a ‘Fables’ series


Beginning this September, a new chapter of the Fables legacy will begin with Everafter: From the Pages of Fables. A new monthly Vertigo comic book —from the creative team behind the acclaimed digital-first series Fables: The Wolf Among Us, writers Matthew Sturges and Dave Justus, with artwork by Travis Moore and covers by Tula Lotay — Everafter takes place after Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham’s beloved Eisner Award-winning series.

Everafter is a spy thriller featuring a covert-ops team whose mission is to save this newly magical world from itself,” explains co-writer Dave Justus. “The story has a uniquely Vertigo flair, filled with twists, double-crosses, and agents willing to give their lives for (fairy) queen and (goblin) country!”

“We’ve always hated that feeling of getting to the end of a great book and wondering, ‘But then what happened?'” says co-writer Matthew Sturges. “Bill Willingham planted so many seeds in the final issue of Fables that it was impossible for us to let it lie.”

In a post-Fables world where magic abounds, it can be wielded for the greater good or used to sow the ideas of anarchy and terrorism. Enter The Shadow Players, a global network of agents—both Fable and mundane—tasked with policing a newly enchanted world and protecting humanity from itself. The series will feature fan-favorite characters, including Bo Peep, Peter Piper, Hansel, and Connor Wolf, as well as exciting new characters and a terrifying new villain.

Everafter is an extraordinary opportunity for us to build onto the stories of characters from Fables that we love, offer new revelations, flesh out the lives of some lesser known characters, and bring brand-new Fables into the mix,” explains artist Travis Moore. “For me, it’s always a joy to get to design new characters; I’m bringing a more dynamic action style to the Fables community than fans have seen from me.”

“The terrific job Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, and Travis Moore did on the comic adaptations of the Wolf Among Us video games made them the perfect team to carry this new spin-off series,” says Fables creator Bill Willingham. “There are some terrific surprises ahead in a world that is no longer mundy. What happens in a world that now knows about Fables and the sharp rise of magic in their midst? Everafter is going to show us.”

Source: ComicVine

First look At Harry Potter family in ‘The Cursed Child’. Why do we care?


Pottermore released the first cast photo for the London England production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play along with glowing praise from J.K. Rowling about the acting on stage. Yes, as every news site has pointed out, they look great. Jamie Parker as Harry and Poppy Miller as Ginny look wonderful however the articles fail to point out (which sadly, Nerd Nation will now point out….) THE WORLD AS A WHOLE WILL NEVER, EVER SEE THIS PLAY! It is in England and even if it travels around the world, Jamie Parker will not be joining the US showing, definitely not the Ohio one. Which is home to Nerd Nation. So all the places, agreeing or not…

Source: Pottermore


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