J.K. Rowling to Sign Copies of “Deathly Hallows” in London July 21


May 23, 2007

Posted by SueTLC

J.K. Rowling has updated her website with news regarding a book signing for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on July 21. Our favorite author has announced a new contest for fans to attend this moonlight signing of copies of the last Harry Potter book the night of the release where she will also read from the novel. Jo writes:

On July 21st 2007, I shall be doing a mammoth signing through the night! 1700 Harry Potter fans will have the opportunity of having their copy of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ signed by me at the Natural History Museum in London. They will receive a free copy of the seventh Harry Potter book, courtesy of Bloomsbury, my UK publishers. 500 of these fans will also be randomly selected to hear me read from the book at midnight.

To receive tickets for this event, you will need to enter a ballot via the following websites: bloomsbury.com (for UK and Ireland residents) and scholastic.com (for the US). Other English-speaking publishers may also be allotted tickets; keep an eye on their websites.

It has been a long time since I’ve done a signing and had the chance to speak to readers individually, so I’m delighted that we are launching the book in this way. It will be wonderful for me to get the chance to speak to people who have already read a few chapters while in the queue!

Good luck if you’re applying for tickets, and if you’re successful, I’ll see you shortly after midnight on July 21st!

42 Responses to J.K. Rowling to Sign Copies of “Deathly Hallows” in London July 21

Avatar Image says: I hope this means another Memerson (or even just Melissa!) interview with Jo. That would be so awesome. Avatar Image says: Oooh sounds good!Avatar Image says: I'd enter if I weren't going to be five years older than everyone else in the queue..Avatar Image says: Oohhh my god, I'm jealous already. And it really is coming, isn't it?Avatar Image says: Who cares if we're five years (or more!) older than anyone else in the queue! Any chance of a link to the Scholastic ballot? I just scoured the website and cannot find it. :(Avatar Image says: I don't care if I am five years older or 50 years older than anyone else in the queue(which im not, im only 28). To possibly have the chance to meet Jo (however briefly) and actually own a genuine signed copy of the book I would gladly do a lot more than simply queue up for a few hours. Avatar Image says: A lonely british fan wants company? :-( because I can't participate in the contest because I am Spanish ¬¬ but I will be in London anyways. Bloomsbury should count non-english speakers fans too!Avatar Image says: I'm confused... Is this thing only open to UK/Irland/US residents? I'm in Sweden and London's only one hour away if you fly there. We get the Bloomsbery version here so I should be able to use the Bloomsbury ballot no?Avatar Image says: Wow, this seems quieter than the HBP launch (okay 1700 is more than 80, but still). At least it appears that the chance will be open to people of all ages, and I bet if Allen and Unwin, the Australian distributors, aren't allocated tickets to give away, that the media will have competitions and include the flights and all that. We shall have to wait and see!Avatar Image says: YAY!!! Just entered, god- how great would it be!!!! Fantastic way to say bye to the series. Avatar Image says: London is truly where it's at. I'm going to be in London for Sectus, the city will be crazy!!!Avatar Image says: I have already applied (and I am over 30). :)Avatar Image says: I've entered. Man I hope I win, this is seriously once in a lifetime stuff. Man it would be incredible! Avatar Image says: Applied Awesome News I hope i win PLEASE GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im gonna go with my cousins I'm 20 and they are 19 and 16 i really wanna win i'd hug jo to death LOL Anyway i hope to win and ive applied!!!Avatar Image says: Could you give the URL for the ballot?Avatar Image says: Bloomsbury's draw is UK/Ireland only, for Individuals or families (up to 4 members) children must be 8+ and a family group must have an adultAvatar Image says: And, as usual, they always ignore the non-english speaking countries. Avatar Image says: I hope this competition is open to other Europeans as well. I'm already flying to England to be there when the book is released, so I hope I can enter the competition. It would be an amazing experience.Avatar Image says: Xena> its in Harry Potter > Events!Avatar Image says: YES YES YES YES!!!! Adults can apply!!!!!!!!!!!! Woooooooooooooooooooo!Avatar Image says: It says winners must be under 21??? What's up with that?Avatar Image says: I hope Jo reads this comments! Like the HP fan from Sweden, I will fly to the UK for the midnight release of the book and yet we can't enter the prize draw for tickets... This because only UK and Ireland citizens can apply! Why not people from other European countries? I feel this is a big disappointment... Not a good move from Bloomsbury/J.K. Rowling! :(Avatar Image says: Not fair! I'm 40! :( Boo hoo for all of us over 21! Avatar Image says: Enterd, Have flights booked to edinburgh, but will be changing them if i get in or maybe i might do anyway. DO you we know if there is going to be anything else going on locally around the National History Musuem? Avatar Image says: I have entered but my family keep telling me it is VERY unlikly that i will be one of the lucky people!! If I did win a place then it would be a great birthday gift as my birthday is on the 20th of July!!! Avatar Image says: Sorry folks but this is bugging me to no end... If I order Deathly Hallows from Amazon, which shipping option should I choose to have the book arrive on the 21st? Super saver or Express?Avatar Image says: Am I the only person who saw "JK Rowling" and "sign" an almost leaped at the keyboard to go to her web site and the Room of Requirement? Just me?Avatar Image says: OMG!That would be the best thing in the world to be able to get your book signed AND listen to her read it!!!!!!!!!! Avatar Image says: oh gosh i'd give anything to go =/Avatar Image says: I'm so disappointed... I'm 24. I started reading this when I was in high school. It's totally not fair to exclude all the adult HP fans from these events! *grumble grumble*Avatar Image says: yes! finally a good reason for not yet being 21! though i'm sure the odds are impossible. never hurts to try!Avatar Image says: US and UK only. Oh, now ! Anyway, i can't really afford going to London.Avatar Image says: I wish I could apply for British citizenship. :) But I don't think they need Russian programmers, so. I wish it were done later than the release night, though. First, there is a huge possibility of spoilers(people talking to each other, somebody opening the last chapter right away, etc), and second, it would mean that she would answer more questions about the seventh book. Because these opportunities to ask Jo questions are so few and far between, it is really sad; I know the books will be loved centuries from now, so I'd rather hear as much as possible from the author's mouth, while she is still alive... er, available.Avatar Image says: It's only open to those 21 and younger on Scholastic's site. Apparently on Bloomsbury's site it doesn't matter how old you are to enter. *growls* Wish I lived in the UK now. Just because I'm 24, doesn't mean I'm not still aching to to go!Avatar Image says: EEEEK!!! omg I SOOO WANNA GOO! JUST GONNA ENTER NOWAvatar Image says: Hey guys it says under 21...i turn 21 on june 2nd?! think bloomsbury will disquaify me?!?! :'( it's sad because i've been reading the books since they came out...which would have made me what 10ish...how sad is that! they should have put the age limit to 25 or something BOO on them :'(Avatar Image says: It's so unfair it's only for UK/US residents. Hey, I'd happily jump into a plane to get there, doesn't take long from northern Germany... I WANNA GO!!! Any chance they might let people from other European countries enter at a later time?Avatar Image says: It would be nice to put huge widscreen panels outside the museum for those who cannot enter (the mayority uf us) so we could enjoy the reading of our beloved Jo outside. It would be more than fair to do so. Who could organize this ?? Avatar Image says:

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