In the epilogue of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ that took place nineteen years after the Battle of Hogwarts, fans of the young wizard learned that he ended up marrying Ginny Weasley. However, while we learned that Harry’s post-Hogwarts career lead to a post in the Auror department at the Ministry of Magic, we didn’t really get to know what came of Mrs. Potter. That is, until an interview with J.K. Rowling in 2007 revealed that Ginny played Quidditch professionally for the Holyhead Harpies and became the senior Quidditch correspondent for The Daily Prophet when she retired to start a family. Now, thanks to Pottermore, you can take a look at Ginny’s work for the wizarding publication as she reports on the 427th Quidditch World Cup going on this year.
In the Diagon Alley section of the interactive Harry Potter website that expands the story with new information from the author about her beloved characters and the world that they live in, you can find Ginny Potter’s reports from the Quidditch World Cup. Her first article titled ‘Disastrous Opening Ceremony Leads to Questions About Quidditch World Cup Security’ talks about a bloody mess that ensues between two team mascots. Her other work for The Prophet includes more play by play and match analysis, but by the looks of things, Ginny is certainly in the thick of all the World Cup festivities. Here’s an excerpt from that first piece:
“With panic in the stadium and blood now flowing freely from both humans and creatures, it was perhaps understandable that the Nigerian Sasabonsams (vampiric, spindle-legged creatures) became crazed. As they wreaked havoc upon crowd and organizers, the rumor that the Haitian team had brought Inferi as their mascots were proven true. The crowd stampeded as Inferi moved freely through the stadium, attempting to capture and devour anyone who tripped.”
This isn’t the first time that Rowling has expanded on the wizard sport. Back in 2001, she literally wrote the book on Quidditch as she actually penned ‘Quidditch Throughout The Ages’ by Kennilworthy Whisp, which is a favorite non-fiction book of Harry and Ron that appears in her novels. The book, along with it’s companion ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, was written to benefit the charity Comic Relief. Later, once Pottermore was launched, the author posted ‘History of the Quidditch World Cup’, an extensive look at the global event taking place this year in the ‘Harry Potter’ universe. Now, with Ginny on the ground at the competition, we get a whole new look at the sport like never before.
What do you think of Ginny Potter’s work as the Senior Quidditch Correspondent for The Daily Prophet? Are you looking forward to reading more of her work as it’s released on Pottermore? Do you have any predictions about who will take home this year’s cup? Let us know in the comments below.