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Early Beta Testing Access for Pottermore Begins; October Registration to Open Soon

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
August 15, 2011, 11:19 AM

The Pottemore Insider Blog has just been updated to announce that early access to Pottermore has begun for those who found those Magical Quills and signed up for a chance at early access.  The blog post, in part, reads:

We’re excited to announce that early access to Pottermore has begun, so if you’re one of the million people who found The Magical Quill and registered for early access, please read the rest of this Insider  post carefully.
The most important thing to know is that we need to stagger entry to the ‘Beta’ (early) version of Pottermore so we can properly collect all the feedback. To begin with, we’ll be inviting a very small number of people onto the website, so you may not receive your Welcome email straight away.
We’ll be sending those Welcome emails out over the coming weeks and, once yours arrives, you’ll be able to log in and start helping us develop the Pottermore experience.
The blog post continues, describing the way in which beta testers may give feedback to the site, including a feedback button and survey for each beta tester.
Finally, the blog post makes mention of registration for the October.  The post states:
- If you have submitted your email address to be notified when registration is open to all, then you’ll be hearing from us soon, and you'll be able to register for entry in October.
- If you asked to be notified when registration was open to all but also registered for Beta, then you may receive two emails from us. You do not have to register for October if you already have a validated early access (Beta) account. In other words, if you received a Beta ‘Congratulations!’ message then you can ignore the ‘Pottermore registration is now open’ email (although do feel free to forward it to your friends!).
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Woah I can’t wait! I wonder if they’ll allow people in according to the order they signed up in.

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on August 15, 2011, 11:29 AM report to moderator
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I will be checking e-mail every hour!

Posted by Mollycairn on August 15, 2011, 11:31 AM report to moderator
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OMG IM SOO EXCITED!!!! HOPEFULLY MY EMAIL WILL COME SOMETIME IN AUGUST!!!!!!!

Posted by ahaque521 on August 15, 2011, 11:33 AM report to moderator
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I hope so as I signed up on the first day ~ can’t wait to explore the site and be sorted into a house and get my wand :-)

Posted by Luna294 aka Silver on August 15, 2011, 11:33 AM report to moderator
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I am sooooooooooooooooooo super excited!!! I can’t wait for my email I hope I’ll get it soon, 1st week of september at the latest otherwise there was no point in getting early access. thanks for the updates leaky you guys are the best :D

Posted by mencia on August 15, 2011, 11:38 AM report to moderator
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If you signed up on the first day, just go to the site and sign in. You don’t need the email.

Posted by Doziami on August 15, 2011, 11:41 AM report to moderator
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My goodness, I’m totally checking my email every now and then! So excited! The pic above looks absolutely exquisite~ Can’t wait to explore the world of Pottermore~

Posted by shi suisen on August 15, 2011, 11:43 AM report to moderator
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I KNEW it would start today!!
because today i exactly the middle of August :P

Posted by camila_black08 on August 15, 2011, 11:46 AM report to moderator
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Doziami – I went to the site and signed in but just this message appeared ‘Congratulations!
You’ve successfully validated your early access Pottermore account. You will be one of the lucky few to shape the experience before the site opens to all in October.You may have to wait a few weeks for your Welcome email to arrive as we can’t let everyone into the Beta site at the same time.We look forward to seeing you.’
Guess that even if we registered on the 1st day, we still have to wait for Welcome e-mail. Hope it won’t be too long.

Posted by Luna294 aka Silver on August 15, 2011, 11:48 AM report to moderator
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That’s just a technicality- activating the account versus getting the email that tells you that it is activated. Probably won’t believe me, but right before I woke up I had a dream that my Pottermore account was activated. I went to the site, signed in, and it was! I didn’t receive the email saying so until about 10 minutes later.

Posted by Doziami on August 15, 2011, 11:51 AM report to moderator
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I mean, I thought they’d let us know today or tomorrow when they begin to send the Welcome emails, it was an idea mine :)

Posted by camila_black08 on August 15, 2011, 11:54 AM report to moderator
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oh god, can not wait!!!!! I want my welcome email NOW! :D

Posted by LulyLovegood on August 15, 2011, 11:55 AM report to moderator
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Doziami – do you mean that you can already explore the site or just sign in – I don’t think that you can access the various parts until you get the Welcome email.

Posted by Luna294 aka Silver on August 15, 2011, 11:55 AM report to moderator
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…i want to be one of the few chosen to the trial.. i want soooo excited….

Posted by moonfairychyn on August 15, 2011, 11:56 AM report to moderator
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I can explore the site. Just finished Chapter 1- I guess my account was activated mere minutes before the email was sent. Like I said, just a technicality. Also, I think they need to add some sounds/music to the site. It’s kind of dull without it.

Posted by Doziami on August 15, 2011, 12:00 PM report to moderator
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