‘Fantastic Beasts’: Discover Ilvermorny, J.K. Rowling’s North American Wizarding School

     June 28, 2016

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling looks to expand her wizarding world even further with the release of David Yates’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them later this year. However, you can get a jump on the new world-building by exploring one of Rowling’s newly revealed schools of witchcraft and wizardry. The history of Ilvermorny, the North American school, is laid out in a beautifully animated video that teases the dramatic story of the institution’s founding, which is further explained in a new short story from Rowling herself.

Harry Potter fans can discover Ilvermorny and its storied history by heading over to Pottermore after watching the intro video below. There, you’ll find the new story titled “Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry” from Rowling, which includes a wealth of information on the school, tales from its founding, the original Houses it boasts, and a new sorting ceremony to help you find the one you might belong to. It’s a great bonus for fans of Harry Potter and a clever way to introduce some of the backstory to Fantastic Beasts. If you like Ilvermorny, it’s a safe bet you can expect a lot more similar content in the months to come.


Watch the video introduction to Ilvermorny below:

For more on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Harry Potter, be sure to check out some of our recent coverage:


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Image via J.K. Rowling/Pottermore/Warner Bros.

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