1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Harry Potter spin-off movie that fans are waiting *very* patiently to see, doesn’t hit theaters until November 2016.
The film — which is based on the book written by Rowling — takes place 70 years prior to the Harry Potter story we’re already familiar with. It revolves around the story of Newt Scamander, a famous Magizoologist and the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which was the required text for the Care of Magical Creatures course at Hogwarts.
2. But thanks to J.K. Rowling’s Twitter account (aka the gift that keeps on giving), we have a little more insight into the unnamed school of witchcraft and wizardry in America.
3. Fans already knew about the existence of this school because it was mentioned in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth book in the Harry Potter series.
When Harry walks through the camp site at the Quidditch World Cup, he saw American witches from The Salem Witches’ Institute. Not to mention, in a 2000 interview someone asked Rowling if Americans could attend Hogwarts. She replied, “No, they have their own school. You’ll find out in Book 4. Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland.”
4. There were still some curious inquirers who directed their questions at Rowling on Twitter.
6. Now we know *for sure* that not only is there an American Hogwarts, but that its name “is of immigrant origin.”
8. AND that the school — which apparently is not located in New York City where Fantastic Beasts takes place — has roots in “indigenous magic” which “was important in the founding of the school.”
H/T BuzzFeed News reporter Ellie Hall for her expert Harry Potter knowledge.
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