Folks itching to see J.K. Rowling return to the world of Harry Potter are in for a treat today. The author has released the first part of her two-part essay, History of the Quidditch World Cup, which builds out the universe's popular sport.
The one catch is that, to read the essay, you'll need to register for the website Pottermore, but once you do, you'll be treated to 2,400 words of Rowling's whimsical worldbuilding. In addition to general background on the Quidditch World Cup and how it was affected by the International Statute of Secrecy, Rowling describes a few particularly memorable tournaments, with names like "Attack of the Killer Forrest" and "The Tournament that Nobody Remembers." It's good fun, as is always a good bet when Rowling plays in the Wizarding World.
Part Two of the essay will be posted next Friday.