J.K. Rowling Visit to Canada October 23

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Sep 17, 2007

Posted by SueTLC

For those disappointed that they will not be seeing Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling on her Open Book Tour next month, fear not! Fans now have another chance to see our favorite author as there is news today that Jo will be appearing in Toronto, Canada on October 23.

The Globe and Mail reports that a new contest is being launched TODAY via Canadian Harry Potter publisher website Raincoast. The paper states that Jo will be appearing “at the Wintergarden Theatre in downtown Toronto. It’s an all-ages event hosted by Toronto’s International Festival of Authors and Rowling’s Canadian publisher, Vancouver-based Raincoast Books. Ms. Rowling will read from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, entertain questions from fans and autograph complimentary copies of “Deathly Hallows.” This venue has 950 seats, and pairs of tickets will be made awarded each day to fans on-line. They’re asked to go to www.raincoast.com/harrypotter/ where an entry form and rules are posted. From these submissions, 10 pairs of tickets will be chosen at random daily.”
TO ENTER CLICK HERE.

UPDATE: Raincoast let us know they have now updated their blog with more on this event, including this following quote:

“J.K. Rowling has always given priority to her fans”, said Allan MacDougall, CEO of Raincoast Books, “and we and the IFOA have tried to plan an event that reflects her values. The Winter Garden event will be intimate, interactive and something that her Canadian fans will never forget. We are thrilled to have her in Canada again.”

Good luck to all who enter!





31 Responses to J.K. Rowling Visit to Canada October 23

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oooh, I’m speachless! Yes!

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I’m so excited! I just hope there isn’t an age limit for entrants! I live in Toronto – it would be totally amazing to be able to go.

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Me too! :) But the website doesn’t have ANY information yet!

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Guys! You can now enter (see link below). Good Luck! :) https://services.raincoast.com/scripts/b2b.wsc/event-ballot.htm

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OMG my daughter is going to go mental with excitement! I HOPE HOPE HOPE we get tickets!!!!

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I wish she’d do something where we could BUY tickets, because I never win contests! Good luck to all of you Canadians though! :D

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Amy S- I agree!! I think the reason she doesn’t do that is because she doesn’t want to exploit the fans or anything, but she could donate the money to charity. Mehhh buys Canadian passport on the black market

Jo look really pretty in the picture on that website =)

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Not that i’m complaining really, but you should mention that you have to be a resident of Canada and 7 years or older. ‘Course, it tells you on the site, but, oh well. And Sue, if you see this, what’s you avatar? I can’t tell.

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THANK YOU LEAKY! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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Well, dobby up there answered my wishes and gave me a canada tour date, but why did they have to make in on an f’ing tuesday morning!!! I live too far out of Toronto, and it isn’t even at night, so I’d have no time to drive there and would miss school!!!!

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OH MY GOD. my heart stopped when i read this.. I MUST GO.

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gasp

I’m entering! Now I may actually get to see Jo! I missed the New York reading, so this might be my chance… And it’s in my own country!!!

faints

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yeah, it does kind of stink that its just open to canadian residents. she really doesn’t come near michigan where i live but i would’ve driven to toronto to see her if i could’ve won. cries lol

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I wish I lived in Cananda now! Good luck you guys!

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squee! i just entered

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Well, I’ve entered for today and so has my husband (really for me, he’d like to see Jo but mostly wants to see me that happy :). I just wanted to post because there is another way to get tickets: you can apply through the Ontario Library Association. Note that this method is mainly aimed at younger readers and the adults accompanying them (young being between the ages of 9 and 15). More details here:

http://www.accessola.com/ola/bins/content_page.asp?cid=1572

Good luck to my fellow Canadians!

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I should also note that the OLA draw seems to be aimed at institutions – schools and libraries. So, if you happen to be a teacher, administrator or librarian/library tech, this is the draw for you! :)

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I got so excited when I saw this and was just about to enter but you have to be a resident of Canada. That stinks. lol I thought I would have another chance to possibly meet her.

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ahhhhhh….I was sooooooo happy until I saw u have to be a resident of Canada!!! :(

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I hear ya Maria, I was psyched ‘til I saw that you have to be a resident of Canada…darn.

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oh, thank you purlgurl, I was about to enter through that link, than realised, that you do need to be an institution, too bad! But I’ve entered my son and myself on the Raincoast website! Good luck to all of us. Guys, come one, in the States you had more chances to win something, you did have your chance at Midnight reading, and reading in NY, they have selected as far as I remember just one lucky winner for the Moolight reading from the whole Canada, and look how many lucky fans can go and see her in NY.

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ha-ha, I guess I got over excited! Midnight reading, not Moolight, and I meant then, not than. Sorry!

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YES! shes finally coming to Canada! im sooo damn psyched and happy!!! wooooo!! i really hope i win and get to see her!!!

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SSSSSSQQQQQUUUUUEEEEEE…I just entered OH MY GOSH praying Please pick my name…please pick my name….can’t afford to buy tickets, but can’t afford to loose this chance praying

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Ok, so now I’m really regretting that I didn’t move to Canada after Bush was re-elected. GAH. Congrats to all of the Canadians, that’s super exciting!

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I had to share this- I am going to the New York reading!!! Scholastic called yesterday- I could hardly believe it! I came here to see if anyone else had gotten a call!

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OMG…just dropped in to catch up on the news and download the latest potterwatch..ooops pottercast…and OMG…I am in Ridgeway (90k to Toronto, 10 to Buffalo) I am sooooooooooooooo hoping to be able to get in…the Wintergarden theatre is so intimate…PLEEEESE!!!!!! pick me & my son…

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thanks to purlgurl, I just applied on behalf of the school too, will let you know if it works out, will post everyday between now and then to try…, I have three under age 12, all would argue to go! JK in CA, how cool is that??? Welcome home to your long lost relatives, JK!

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Alas, I am on the other side of Canada. :( (On the west coast of BC. No way I’m getting to Toronto just to see JKR.) Sigh.

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AHAH! I win!

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Okay, now that I’ve calmed down. I won! I can’t wait to go – I’ve been hoping and hoping that JK would come to Canada, so this is the chance of a lifetime! I can’t think of anything to ask her though, so if you have any questions you really want answered, comment, and I’ll see if I can muster up the courage to talk to her!

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