Pottermore Web Site Up and Running Again after Crashing Due to J.K. Rowling's New Harry Potter Update on Dumbledore’s Army [WATCH VIDEO]

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By Janice Somosot | July 10, 2014 2:31 PM EST

Potterheads or fans of Harry Potter and other characters written by J.K. Rowling can heave a sigh of relief because the Pottermore Web site is up and running again after briefly crashing due to the author's new Harry Potter update about Dumbledore's Army (DA) on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. However, instead of just reading it online, those who want to view it must sign up for a free Pottermore account. Thankfully, it's just a quick and easy sign up to read Rowling's new story about Harry and the gang. It was written through Rita Skeeter and her gossip column at the Daily Prophet.

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File photograph shows British writer JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series of books, posing during the launch of the new online website Pottermore in London June 23, 2011. Britain's best-selling author, "Harry Potter" creator JK Rowling, has donated 1 million pounds ($1.68 million) to the campaign against Scottish independence, saying on Wednesday she believed Scotland was better off staying in the United Kingdom.

According to Mashable, the Pottermore Web site crashed on Tuesday morning, July 8, 2014, but it was quickly fixed by 9:30 a.m. ET.

"Pottermore is currently unavailable. Please come back later and try again," read the message posted at Pottermore when it unexpectedly crashed.

Click HERE or HERE to go to the Pottermore Web site and see Rita Skeeter's column about the reunion of Dumbledore's Army at the Quidditch World Cup 2014 Finals.

Rowling (as gossip columnist Rita Skeeter at the Daily Prophet) wrote about spotting the DA in Patagonia, South America where the 2014 Quidditch Finals is happening. Of course it included seeing their famous leader Harry Potter, who is visibly older with a few white hairs mixed in with his black hair. Harry and company were reportedly at the VIP section of the campsite at the Patagonian Desert.

Harry also introduced his sons James and Albus to none other than the Bulgarian seeker Viktor Krum, who is an old friend of his.

Upon seeing the DA, Skeeter also divulged some gossip about them including relationship blues for Harry and his wife Ginny and Harry's mysterious cut on his cheek.

Here are the other Dumbledore's Army updates posted by Skeeter on her column:

  1. Harry Potter - Almost 34 years old, still famous after all these years, but this time as an Auror for the Ministry of Magic who fights dark wizards much like You-Know-Who a.k.a. Voldermort. He's still wearing round glasses, is married to Ginny Weasley, has graying hair and a cut on his cheekbone
  2. Ron Weasley - Ex-Auror. Currently Co-manager of Weasley's Wizard Wheezes. Has thinning red hair
  3.  Hermione Granger - Department of Magical Law Enforcement Deputy Head. Still married to Ron Weasley and they have two kids, Hugo and Rose
  4.  Ginny Weasley - married to Harry Potter, reporter for The Daily Prophet, assigned to report about the Quidditch World Cup
  5. Charlie Weasley - still involved with dragons and currently unattached
  6. Percy Weasley - Department of Magical Transportation Head
  7. George Weasley - Co-manager of Weasley's Wizard Wheezes
  8. Bill Weasley- married to Fleur Delacour, Their daughter is named Victoire and is reportedly snogging Teddy Lupin, Harry's godson.
  9. Luna Lovegood - married to Rolf Scamander, Newt Scamander's grandson. They have twin sons
  10. Neville Longbottom Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Herbology professor, married to Hannah Abbott who is a Healer and is also applying to become Matron at Hogwarts

Aside from seeing Dumbledore's Army, Skeeter also reported that she saw other celebrities such as The Bent-Winged Snitches band and famous singer Celestina Warbeck.

Now that the Pottermore Web site is up and running again after crashing due to J.K. Rowling's new Harry Potter update on Dumbledore's Army, Potterheads can rejoice once more. Rowling's story being posted on Pottermore coincided with the opening of the Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida on July 8, 2014. Keep reading the International Business Times (IBT) for more updates about J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and company as well as other entertainment, technology, sports, health and business news.


Watch the video about J.K. Rowling and Pottermore below:    

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File photograph shows British writer JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series of books, posing during the launch of the new online website Pottermore in London June 23, 2011. Britain's best-selling author, "Harry Potter" creator JK Rowling, has donated 1 million pounds ($1.68 million) to the campaign against Scottish independence, saying on Wednesday she believed Scotland was better off staying in the United Kingdom.
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