J.K. Rowling publishes final installment of ‘Magic in America’ series just in time for ‘Fantastic Beasts’


J.K. Rowling has published the third and final installment of her “Magic in America” series on Pottermore today, titled The Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA). The first installment, History of Magic in North America, Rowling wrote about the beginnings of wizarding North America. The second installment, Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, told the story of Isolt Sayre, a descendant of Salazar Slytherin who married a No-Maj and founded the famous North American wizarding school.

The third and final installment focus on The Magical Congress of the United States of America or MACUSA (pronounced mah•coo•sah) for short. On Pottermore, you can read about how the American equivalent of the Ministry of Magic was founded, the history of MACUSA’s famous leaders, and the original twelve American Aurors who enforced its laws. In addition, Pottermore put together a companion video which highlights why Rowling was so eager to explore the wizarding life in the U.S. Check it out!

‘After the Potter books, this was always where I was interested in going,” says J.K. Rowling. “If I ever did anything, this is what I wanted to do.” With MACUSA playing such an important role within the Fantastic Beasts film that it’s only fitting that Rowling would do a piece exploring their background.

What did you think of the writing? Excited for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them yet? Sound off in the comments section below!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them magically hits theaters on November 18th.

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