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J.K. Rowling Confirms the Existence of an American Wizardry School

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I Solemnly Swear that I WILL FIND IT.

Genius, philanthropist, author, and all-around amazing person J.K. Rowling (that’s pronounced “rolling” for you fake fans) takes to Twitter on occasion to interact with her fans. Sometimes, this results in little tidbits about the ever-popular Harry Potter universe. Other times, she’ll share her political stance. On some occasions, she’ll simply support her fans and make them endlessly happy by just conversing with them. Today, though, she did the former and blew the minds of every American fan she’s ever had.

Rowling, in another tweeting spree about the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film, responded to a few fans with these bombshells:

One fan asked “What’s the name of the US school?” Rowling replied:

“That information will be revealed in due course.”

What a tease. But the fans prodded. Another asked if Newt Scamander, the movie’s protagonist, will visit a New York wizarding school. She responded:

“No, but he’s going to meet people who were educated at [name] in [not New York].”

Finally, one fan questioned whether the school’s name had roots in Native American culture. Rowling responded with a few tweets (all quoted as one here):

“If I answer that fully it will reveal the location of the school, but you can take that as a yes! Oh wait – did you mean the NAME is of American Indian origin? It isn’t. The name is of immigrant origin. However, indigenous magic was important in the founding of the school. If I say which tribes, location is revealed.”

I think it’s safe to say this is the greatest news of all time. I’m only a bit saddened that we may not see the school at all in the upcoming film, which recently cast Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander. If they’re still on the hunt for people to play alumni of this school, I’m more than happy to take up acting again.

– Cole