JKR to Read from “Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows” in New York, Will Sign Books and Answer Questions about Harry Potter Series

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Aug 24, 2007

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Previously we told you about the Open Book Tour author J.K. Rowling would be undertaking this fall here in the United States, making three appearances for school children only at schools in Los Angeles, New Orleans, and New York City. She will also be appearing at Carnegie Hall in New York on Friday October 19 at 7pm, and as a reminder, tickets for this stop are available to the public via a special sweepstakes which will close in one week on August 31.

Scholastic has now updated with information that Jo will be reading from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the event in NYC, and ” will answer questions about the entire series. Following the reading and Q & A, Ms. Rowling will be signing books for audience members. In order to make sure that she is able to sign a book for everybody, she will only sign one book per person. Each person will receive a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but, if an audience member chooses to bring a favorite copy of any book in the series, Ms. Rowling will sign that instead.”

If you wish to attend what is sure to be a wonderful event, you still have time, and you may enter this contest (ONE ENTRY PER PERSON ONLY) by printing out the entry form, here (PDF) and submitting your entry by mail to Scholastic, attn: J.K. Rowling and the Open Book Tour Sweepstakes 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012. One thousand pairs of tickets will be given away to this event, and for more information and rules, click here. Good luck everyone!





32 Responses to JKR to Read from “Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows” in New York, Will Sign Books and Answer Questions about Harry Potter Series

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NO Way!!! Oh I am so gonna be there! No if I can only get a cheap airfair.

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i want to go so bad!!! i am sooooooooooooooooo ganna win that contest

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Now only if she came north of the border…

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Melissa, will you and Emerson be doing another interview with JKR? If so, will we be given an opportunity to submit questions through TLC?

thanks! b

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I wonder will they tell us what schools are going i want to no which ones in LA im praying its myy scool thoe i doubt shed really do a highschool o well crossing my fingers?

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Oh why can’t J.K.R. visit more places, like Virginia or North Carolina? Since she’s done with the series, she can do an all-state tour (or at least visit most of them) if she wants to.

Melissa, Sue, John… I envy you guys. You’ve had the privilege to meet J.K.R. god knows how many times? Will the Carnegie Hall reading be your tenth time meeting her? ;-)

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Oh no. Not again.

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Oh God. This makes me feel even worse than I already do about not living in Brooklyn anymore… * sigh *

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Only school children? There goes the chance for any good questions to be asked. sigh

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A shame they never learn… I complained before, because of the London Midnight Signing, that only children and also only UK and Irish could enter. And in the USA it’s the same, no foreigners allowed! I’m glad that I’m not going to school anymore.

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Why are you glad you’re not going to school anymore? I hate nothing happening here Down Under. JKR never comes here and there’s never any chances to meet the set or anything; it’s as if we’re isolated from the rest of the world Potter-wise.

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I will be sending my form in TODAY. My fingers will be in a permanently crossed state for the next week!

Cliff, I have to say I think school kids ask some very interesting questions. Not putting down the kinds of questions we hear from adults, but hearing from the littler ones is a nice change.

LOVE Ya JKR!!!!!

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I can’t imagine what would happen if I win. Oh. My. God. I will have to take medication for shock or something. :o

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Oh man, I really hope I win this…then again so does another few million people, so odds are pretty slim.

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i think thats soooooooooooo cool!

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Why are these events only for children? JKR doesn’t consider the books ‘children’s books’ and Scholastic must know by now that quite a few adults are fans. Sigh.

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I could be wrong, but maybe they hope that limiting the signings to school children lessens the chance for adults to get signed copies of the book and immediately turn around and sell them on eBay.

That might happen anyway but I would hope that parents would be less tempted to snatch their child’s signed copy out of their hands to make a quick buck selling it online.

Signed book or not, I would love the chance to personally thank JKR for such a wonderful series. Given the chance, I would tell her that an unexpected effect of listening to the audio books is that find that I am always getting hungry. Her descriptions of food are a little-discussed element in the books. But as with everything she does it very well.

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that would be soo cool.. but i live in canada..darn o well.. if i was there i would treasure that book from her soo much i would put it in plastic and conseal it in a vault lol. but i would probably plasctic cover it lol. i bet when bonnie wright ( who plays ginny weasly) was reading the kiss scene with dan she was like o hell yeah j.k is an amzing writte .. i would be lol . good luck all

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i think children ask interesting questions as well as adults, but it is a matter of opinion. Anyway, if you live in the US, you can still participate in the sweepstakes. And I think it is annoying how they limit potential contestants to America. Maybe JKR will do a tour sometime in Australia… who knows? I wish that it would be open to Canadians and Mexicans too. It’s like, “If I lived 20 minutes South of here…” Oh well. Hopefully you’ll get a chance some day.

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I so hope I win a ticket!!! October 19th is my birthday so it would be the ultimate birthday present!!!

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Well, I agree with Cliff. Having read so many JKR interviews over the years, (young) school children normally ask the same general things that Jo has already answered a million times: “How’d you come up with the idea for Harry Potter? Do you have any tips for young writers?” etc etc. But if they’re including high school kids in the mix then I think we might get a few interesting nuggets from this.

And I’m American but I do agree, it’s rediculous that these contests always limit themselves to people of one nationality or the other, I never understand it. Sorry to everyone outside of the USA… hopefully Jo’s other publishers will put on a tour like this in the future!

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I would never ever want to take away anything from the kids but I just wish that she could have a signing for the children and then take the time not much mahybe an hour or two just to sign some for adults after all we are the ones who “PAY” for the books our children read. Anyway thats just my little rant..ok im done I wish luck to all those who can enter…

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Well, again it comes down to the problem of limiting the number of attendees in a group. I understand, it’s apparently a small venue. I hope they can find some way for her to appear on TV while she’s here, that way everyone can truly see her even if they don’t get to meet her. Another great thing would be letting Melissa or some other webmaster of a fan site (or more than one) interview her—I was really excited to read the interview Melissa and Emerson did, it’s time for another one.

I don’t know that there’s a way that’s fair to everyone, because so many, many of us want to see her, and she has a limited amount of time.

I’m not going to enter, I can’t bear having to choose which of my children would go (or the choice being made for them, whatever, one of them would be left out) and I can’t send them together by themselves, so our best solution is to hope there will be some TV or internet appearances, and hope that those who do go send reports back to fan sites and we get to hear about it that way.

Good luck to all of you who are able to enter!

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omg!!! i hope i win!!!!!!! Jo is sooooo awesome!!!!!!!!

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That would be awsome to be able to go and listen!!!!!!!! I so wish I could go but I don’t live close enough to where they are being held. :( Maybe someone could videotape it for all the people that can’t go and see it. That would be awsome!

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Everytime I see news about this I get depressed… She’ll be so close and yet I won’t be able to go, it hurts bad…

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“Having read so many JKR interviews over the years, (young) school children normally ask the same general things that Jo has already answered a million times: “How’d you come up with the idea for Harry Potter? Do you have any tips for young writers?” etc etc.”

Or the all time favourites: “Who’s you favourite character?” and “how did you come up with Quidditch?” ::sighs again:: Oh well.

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OWWWWWWW!!! I wish i lived in Los Angeles, New York City, or New Orleans!!!! So unfair that i live in England!!!! I totally agree with you Cliff!!! School kids always ask the same questions!!! If i was at the book tour to ask her a question, it would be a question that was unique!!! God i sound sooooo posh!!! lol! I’ve already met her, well seen her and got her autograph at the europiean premiere of harry potter 5!!!! Which was awesome!!!!!! But i its not the same as talking to her!! :(

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Everyone’s lamenting the fact that JKR is only doing this for skool kids, but the NYC Carnagie Hall event is open to everyone, any age.

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JKR has a life… this is her time to relax, and it’s unfair to expect her to travel the states and the world.

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oh wow i so want to win!!!

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I don’t know why they are calling it Open Book Tour. More like, Get Your Hopes Up, Then We will Smash Them Tour.

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