J.K. Rowling published a new Harry Potter story on Tuesday morning, which briefly crashed her Pottermore website. But once it was up and running again, muggles were treated to a Daily Prophet column from tabloid diva Rita Skeeter.
The fictional news story is set at the Quidditch World Cup, but more importantly, it hints at more Harry Potter stories (and scandals) to come.
1. Our World Cup has NOTHING on the Quidditch World CupWhich we now know takes place in Patagonia.
Major celebs were in attendance, including the six most popular members of Dumbledore's Army — Harry Potter, Ginny (Weasley) Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione (Granger) Weasley, Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood.
2. Dumbledore's Army is still popular in the wizarding worldSkeeter notes that crowds "stampeded [toward the area where Dumbledore's Army was reportedly located], tents were flattened and small children mown down."
3. Harry is still called the Chosen OneAnd that's why everyone rushed to the VIP section to see him.
4. Harry is nearing 34 and has two sonsTheir names are James and Albus, in case you missed that tack-on scene at the end of book seven. Harry is also still married to Ron's sister, Ginny.
5. Ginny has a really cool jobShe is a reporter covering the entirety of the Quidditch World Cup. (For the record, Rita doesn't think she's fit for the role.)
6. Harry's round glasses are still a thingAnd so is gray hair, apparently. Skeeter notes:
There are a couple of threads of silver in [Harry Potter's] black hair, but he continues to wear the distinctive round glasses that some might say are better suited to a style-deficient 12-year-old.
7. His scar is still visible — and so is another slash on Harry's face
Along with the zig-zag scar on his forehead, Harry also has a cut over his right cheekbone.