2015 is a big year for pop culture. Not only do Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to this year from 1985 in the iconic DeLorean, but the next generation of the Potter family embarks on their magical journey through their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as well. That’s right, Harry and Ginny Potter’s oldest son James Sirius Potter will join young witches and wizards from all over London and the surrounding areas yesterday they headed to Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station to board the Hogwarts Express like many others have done on past September firsts. And Potterheads all over the world aren’t the only ones wishing him good luck as a first year student.

Though she wasn’t able to send the 11-year old James off to school in person, ‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling sent her regards to the family via Twitter:

In the canon of the ‘Harry Potter’ films, we see James during the epilogue of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’ (as seen above), which jumps forward in time to the beginning of his younger brother Albus’ first year at Hogwarts in 2017. Already in his third year at the school, James teases Albus about getting sorted into Slytherin (despite there being absolutely nothing wrong with that house). While we learned during that appearance that James has a penchant for mischief just like his uncles Ron, Fred, and George Weasley or his namesakes James Potter and Sirius Black, we didn’t learn much else about him. However, now we know which house he was sorted into thanks to another tweet from Rowling. As an added bonus, the writer also gave us some background on Harry’s godson Teddy Lupin too:

Though his late father Remus Lupin was a Gryffindor, it seems that Teddy takes after his mother, Nymphadora Tonks. This isn’t too surprising since the books tell us that he inherited her metamorphic abilities also.

Celebrating fictional landmarks in characters’ lives is all well and good, but Rowling might be setting a dangerous precedent here. Potter fans are always clamoring for more and more information about their favorite characters. Pottermore is definitely a good place to satisfy that hunger, but Rowling may have just opened the floodgates. Luckily, she’s always been a good sport about this sort of thing, so maybe if we’re all good little witches and wizards (i.e. if we don’t harass her), we might get other updates throughout the school year and beyond.