Bloomsbury’s JKR “Midnight Signing” Winners Beginning to be Notified

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Jun 19, 2007

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As we previously reported, Bloomsbury’s competition for fans in the UK to attend the “Midnight Signing” with author J. K. Rowling has closed and the very, very lucky winners are starting to receive word that they have been selected. Owls have been going out with the great news, so if you’ve applied, be sure to keep a weather eye on your inbox for the prize email. The email being sent out by Bloomsbury contains all the information winners would need to know to accept their prize, and begins as follows:

18th June 2007

Dear (super lucky Harry Potter fan’s name),

J.K. Rowling and the Moonlight Signing, Friday 20th/ Saturday 21st July 2007

We are delighted to confirm that you have been selected in the prize draw to attend JK Rowling’s book-signing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at London’s Natural History Museum on the night of 20th/21st July 2007. This email contains important information so please read thoroughly and use the link at the end to respond.

If you are among the lucky winners, be sure to contact us at [email protected] with your thoughts and reactions to receiving the email, so we may share it with Potter fans around the globe.

Congratulations to everyone who won and thank you Katherine!





72 Responses to Bloomsbury’s JKR “Midnight Signing” Winners Beginning to be Notified

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How EXCITING it must be for the winners. Oh, how I would love to be a Brit right now!

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congrats to all of the winners! If luck is on my side I may just get to join you. (common scholastic, please pick me!)

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Congrats to all the winners. I hope all the lucky Leaky readers who attend this event will report back on their experiences.

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Has everyone already got emails now then? I’ve been checking my email since monday morning and no news for me or my friends how sad! Good luck to everyone else!

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I had a dream about the Scholastic one last night! How weird! becomes anxious

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Wow, HermyG13, that is freaky. Maybe your Inner Eye is telling you something…

Congrats to the Bloomsbury winners! I’m just crossing my fingers for the Scholastic one.

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Whoops, didn’t mean to post that 4 times. Sorry!

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On an other note but yet related, in Canada, the art cover is different from all of the others.

How strange…

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I’ve been eagerly checking my inbox recently! I really really really want to win,if just so I can tell leaky about it! Good luck to everyone else who has entered :)

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The rumour is that they are sending out the invites today and tomorrow, and it sounds like today’s batch was sent out around about lunchtime.

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Congratulations to all the winners! Have fun and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience! hugs

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lols

Edward you must have pasted this from LL because there’s a mistake at the start, it says June rather than July ;)

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Oh, how cool! God luck to everyone!!! I wish I had the chance to see Jo up close, just seeing her in person would be a dream come true.

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I have won I have won!!!! oh my god!

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So the US ones should be sent out today right? It would be nice if someone answered me, I’ve been wondering for awhile now!

Thanks! And Congratulations to the Bloomsbury winners!

Rachel

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Congrats Wimbly! Maybe I’ll see you there? ha ha yeah right, I never win these things. But CONGRATS!

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I was wrong! They’ve actually put June instead of July, how amusing.

Congratulations Wimbly!

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Rachel- someone said that Scholastic’s winners would be notified on June 26th I think, but don’t take that as correct =)

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I got my email at 1.20pm!! Good luck to all awaiting results. andddd Congratulations to all other winners :D what are your times? mines 10pm

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Rachel- someone said that Scholastic’s winners would be notified on June 26th I think, but don’t take that as correct =)

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I got my email at 1.20pm!! Good luck to all awaiting results. andddd Congratulations to all other winners :D what are your times? mines 10pm

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Thanks Becca!

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I wish they send more invitations tomorrow… I want to go!!! :-(

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wooooow wimbly you are soooo lucky and i am so jealous right! i want to win sooo badly it’s not even funny! i seriously thing i would die if i won…keeping my fingers crossed for the scholastic one though :)

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What sorta kinda bugs me is that this was only open to people under 21. Being 24 that really killed my hopes. What about the older fans too?

Oh well, I will just go stalk her in NYC come October.

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OMG!!! OMG!!! i have won, i have won, i have won. i only found out like 10 minutes ago but i’m so excited. But there is a glitch i applid for 2 tickets but i’ve only got one and i really hope bloomsbury sort out my tickets time. OMG!!!! this is the first thing i’ve won in my whole entire life.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OH WOW! I am sooo happy for you pygmy_puff_luva!!! and the other two so far! Way to go guys! We should give you all a list of questions to ask her for us.. hah.. seriously though. I pray I can be one of the Scholastic winners! Oh please!!!! I will even be in NYC.. but actually the week before. AHHH what timing.. Congrats again you all! :)

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“All winners will be selected by a random drawing. Winners will be notified on or about June 21, 2007”

That’s for the USA winners, oh please let one of them be me!

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I won 4 tickets cant beleive it only for the signing but i am going to meet JK wow!

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I won! My signing time is 4.30 in the morning! I’m so exited… I’ve just been grinning all day.

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Congratulations, winners! You’ll let us know, how it’s been, won’t you? Why doesn’t Jo do a world tour? ;o) UK and USA have their events, but what about us in the Netherlands?

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I won!!! So happy :) My signing time is 1am. That seems super early to me. Top bannana! :)

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Congrats guys! Maybe, in the very, very, VERY unlikely event that Scholastic picks my name in the raffle, I’ll be there too! knocks on wood.

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The fact is -sadly -the fans in the US have long suffered stoically in the way they have been comparatively ill treated .

For example -they get Jim Dale reading the books and he is no more than adequate whereas Stephen Fry (who is a genius)reads what are the authorised versions for everyone else !

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Congratulations to all the winners! jeez it’s going to be one brilliant night. am jelous X’s a thousand

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I was shaking with excitement when I read my email, I’ve got four tickets to meet JK at 4.30am.

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Wow – they start all the way at 10? Mine’s at 4 in the morning – think I may internally combust whilst waiting!

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Congrats to all you lucky winners. I really wish I had won to bad there will never be such a event like this EVER. Well anyway congrats to all who won and sympathies to all who dident.

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Congratulations to everyone tat got tickets! I wish I was that lucky oh well,now I won’t need to make an excuse to take the day off uni :)

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Oh my…congratulations to all of you who won! I am competely jealous. I will be curling up in my bed on Friday night, waiting for the knock on my door the following Saturday that will herald the arrival of my brand new, never read book 7. I hope we get some first hand accounts in the forum or something like it. To all who won, have tons of fun and cherish the moment!!!

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The 10pm one will be for the reading. They are probably trying to get everyone there early enough to ensure the reading can start exactly on time.

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Does poor JK really have to sign 1700 books in one night? I mean, I’m praying that one of them is mine, but jeez! My hand would fall off!

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Well, she did handwrite the books so Im sure her writing hand is quite strong lol! I seriously cant wait though! im so excited!

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Hi – we live in New Zealand & my mother lives in the UK and (unbeknown to us) entered my two kids – who are huge potter fans (as are we all) .... well in the middle of the night we got a phone call from my Mum – SHE WONTO THE READING AS WELL…. so now we’ve just got to find the money to get them there – but we’ll do it somehow. This is amazing!!!!

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Gabby, that’s awesome – I’m so happy for you!!!! I’m a New Zealander as well – that sounds amazing, have a great night and CONGRATULATIONS!!

My congratulations and best (jealous!) wishes go out to all others who’ve won!! :)

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Allen and Unwin Harry Potter Moonlight Signing competition now open! Good luck to all who enter – I just did (:

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I won a ticket for the 4:30 signing slot, so hopefully I’ll see some of you there, I shall be wearing a MuggleNet tee and carrying a massive digital SLR, so will be easy to spot :p

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Congratulations to all you lucky lucky fans! Please do write in and tell us WORD FOR WORD what happened when you met Jo so we can all live vicariously through you. Being in the US and over 21, I had NO shot. I’ll be stalking Jo in NYC in October like everyone else haha. (poor jo)

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Omg! i am so happy for you guys that have won. You are the luckiest people in the world!!!! anyone wanna sell me a ticket? for a millllion dollars? lmao. goooddd i am sooooooo jelous! I wish it was open to people outside UK like… New zealand perhaps! cries

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Gabby and Angela – Wow Angela thats awesome! I live in NZ too!

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I found out I got tickets for me and my 8 year old son – to the reading, too! We are SO lucky. But trust me, you DON’T want to be me right now! I have to break the news to my 6 year old daughter this morning that she was too young to be allowed in!!!

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Hey Roonwit, how do you know the 10pm one is the reading? I thought that was announced yet?

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congrats to all the winners :D

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I won tickets yesterday for me and my boyfriend. I was so excited but no one was at home to tell. So I just jumped around for ages having celebrations on my own! I’m gonna wear a wizards hat but have no idea what im gonna say to JKR especially as it’ll be 4:30 in the morning!

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Hope: It makes sense that the 10pm slot id for both reading and signing, since it is only practical to sign books straight after the reading. Also people who have got invites are suggesting that this is in fact the case.

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Like more people in this comments I wish I was a Brit. A pity that people from mainland Europe couldn’t enter. I hope to see all fellow non-Brits in line for DH midnight July 21st! :)

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I got an email last night saying I’d won tickets for myself, my 10 year old daughter and 8 year old son to the reading and signing! We were all so excited we didn’t get any sleep at all last night. I still can’t quite believe it’s true – I printed out the email and I’m taking everywhere with me! LOL.

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I wonder if their going to screen this on the tv, like they did at Edinburgh castle with HBP

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crosses fingers Cant wait until I get home to check my emails! Congrats everyone who’s won and I hope I’ll be joining you! Squee!

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Neil- no, very unfrotunately I don’t think they are as in the email to the winners it says that no press people will be allowed into either the reading or the signing =(

Congratulations LilyRose!!

I so badly want to gooo =(

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Neil- no, very unfortunately I don’t think they are as in the email to the winners it says that no press people will be allowed into either the reading or the signing =(

Congratulations LilyRose!!

I so badly want to gooo =(

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It is unclear whether it might be televised. There was certainly something you had to tick on the application form about consent to being filmed, and the FAQ information might just apply to general press access, and not the coverage they organized themselves (I would imagine any coverage would be of the reading, and not the signing.

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I understood from the news article on Leaky that most of the e-mails just said book-signing. Ours said reading and book-signing (10pm arrival), so I am hopeful that this is for the reading too, though I am not getting over excited about that (yeah right!!!) until I am sure.

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cristyn- id get excited if i were you- you’re going to the reading(!!!!!) and Im going to the signing- now start planning your outfit!

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Becca – In the email I recieved it indicated that when I accepted my ticket, I was also accepting that the event would be recorded and photographed for publication and broadcast.

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This is what it says about filming on the email =)

‘Press photographers will be present at the Museum and the Event will be filmed for broadcast or other use. By confirming your attendance at the Event on the linked response form and by attending the Event, you consent to your inclusion and that of your party members in such filming.’

You’re not allowed to take your own photos, but you can download ones from the Bloomsbury site after the event.

Congratulations to all the winners!!

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I know I shouldn’t be but I’m still kinda hopeful – I never win things like this. I wonder if you can hear her reading from outside though, i might attempt it.

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I don’t think I’ve won cries Now I’ll just have to stay at home,all night… :( I’m more than a little upset…

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wow! theres a loada people in this comment box who’ve won! why not me :( lucky guys! well done

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I was so shaky when I read the email and I cud not complete a sentence when i tried to tell my friends… ” Harry…JK Rowling, signing, entered into draw, got ticket… Can’t believe it! Oh my god!...” Things like this never happen to me. EXCITED !!! U THINK !!! xx

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I couldn’t believe that I actually won. I emailed Bloomsbury to make sure it wasn’t a hoax. I have four tickets to the signing and the reading – our time slot is 10 pm. We will be on holiday in Wales on the 20th, so we’re making a special trip back to London for the event. Best of all we each get a personally signed copy. None of us can wait! I really feel for all the fans who didn’t win. I never win anything! This is absolutely brilliant!

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I’m checking my email compulsively >.< Good luck everyone! :)

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