Thanks to everyone for a wonderful event!

Jun 06, 2004

Posted by: Melissa Anelli | Comments


I’m on a plane now, about halfway between New York City and Miami, a few thousand feet in the air, glancing out the window in hopes of seeing a man on a flying motorcycle…
And it’s June 6, and in book-chronology, today is ten years to the day from the moment Harry learned that, to paraphrase Into The Woods, rodents can be vile and ‘madmen’ can be good – and so can the werewolves who care so fiercely about them.

It’s coming on midnight UK time now, as I write this, but I won’t be able to post for another hour, once we’ve landed.

So I wanted to take this moment to thank everyone who made yesterday’s POA IMAX NYC overwhelming and spectacular! Of course, Melissa, my TLC cohort who helped coordinate and co-organize, Megan and Kristin and BK who kept the inspiration going, and everyone who helped us at the theater: Aimee and Amy, who flanked me at the table, Gwen and Katie and Carrie and Anna and Victoria who handled directional and distributional activities, Ali and Scott who rescued me, Liss and Lisa and Jori who helped with crowd’s movement, and, Cheryl, without whom none of us would’ve been there, in a sort of roundabout way. And I know I’m forgetting people, as I don’t have any photos to remind me right now.

Kudos to the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression who sold tonnes of shirts and buttons to support free speech and the right of everyone to write what they dream about and read what they choose, including and especially Harry Potter books!

And of course, thanks to all of you who came to the show – who were so patient in line, and who cheered and shrieked and laughed and swooned through the film. What a wonder to see this show with all of you!

A few of you asked if we’d do it again for Goblet of Fire – when we have a release date, we’ll talk.

We’d love to collect the pictures everyone took – if you could send them to [email protected] we’d really appreciate it (and under 100kb per photo is most appreciated). Thanks again for coming – and we hope to see all of you again!

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