Scholastic, Raincoast Posts Names of NYC Open Book Tour Sweepstake Winners

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Oct 02, 2007

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Previously we told you Scholastic had begun notifying the winners of the sweepstakes to see J.K. Rowling on her Open Book Tour here in New York October 19. The US publishers of the Harry Potter novels have now posted some of the confirmed names of these winners (first name only, with age and state of residency). To see this list, click here, then on the box on the right side. This stop in New York is one of four total appearances Jo will be making here in the US this month, three for school children in Los Angeles, New Orleans and NYC, and this one at Carnegie Hall in New York City. JKR will be reading from “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” answering questions, and autographing copies of the beloved Harry Potter books.

Also, Raincoast, the Canadian Publishers of the Harry Potter series, have now posted the winners of their contest to see Jo when she makes a stop at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 23. To see the lucky winners to the Canadian contest, click here. At this appearance in Canada, Jo will also be reading from “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”

Congratulations to the lucky winners!





26 Responses to Scholastic, Raincoast Posts Names of NYC Open Book Tour Sweepstake Winners

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i see a wide range of ages. from what i saw 7 to 60.

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Yeah, I saw a pretty big of range too! Congratualtions everyone, you guys are SO lucky!

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WOW…..I would have done anything to have won that!!!!! :(

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All but one from Ontario? That seriously irks me.

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Wow that really annoys me that only one person from Maine won..

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Scholastic only has 375 of the 1,000 names listed so far. So there are more names to come.

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You counted them all, Clark? THAT shows dedication… I didn’t do that. I scrolled down to my state first. Then I finished my homework.

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Whew! I was so scared that my affidavit didn’t get in on time, but my name is on there!

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has everyone that won been notified? I swear I am one of those people- based on location, name & age- how can I be sure?! ARGH!

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Rest assured, all the names are not up yet, because mine is not there yet and I have faxed and mailed my release form in!! I CANNOT wait for this (even if we can’t take photos in Carnagie Hall)! Can’t wait to see all the other winners!

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Mine is not up there yet… i faxed in two copies and mailed in two copies… they better have gotten mine on time becuase i already bought my airline ticket!!!

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I’m bummed I didn’t win but congrats to all who did. You better report back to Leaky with EVERYTHING that happened! :)

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Hmm… there’s an “Elizabeth, 18” under Massachusetts, and I think that might be me… even though that’s not my state (but it’s my college address). I sent in all the forms!! So I should be good…. I’m SOOOOOOOOO EXCITEDDDDDDDDDDDD.

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Congrats to everyone! Hopefully they are still contacting more people. :)

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What a hoot seeing all the “mature” winners on the list! Harry rocks even with the AARP crowd!

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I’m on of the winners! But, my name hasn’t been posted on the list yet! Congrats to the other winners. And I’m really sorry to those less fortunate.

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Phew, we made it on to today’s list. Still never got a FAX thru!

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They are now up to 708 names.

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Well I am almost one of those AARP members..only 4 more years….My name is on it and I paid for plane tickets hotels etc. Can’t wait to see the fans. Less than 2 weeks. KMRN

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Okay, guys, I’m not a freak, really. I’m just a scientist; this is what I do. Here are the stats so far: 792 people on the list (including me!!!). The bulk of the group is under 30, but there is a significant chunk between 30 and 65, and nearly 10 over 70. There are prominent peaks in the data at the ages of 11-12, 15-18, and 23-24.

My theory is that the first peak represents new Harry Potter fans, the second represents readers who are around Harry’s age in Deathly Hallows, (and right around the best age to read the series, in my opinion), and the third peak represents the stalwart fans who were around 13 when the first Harry Potter book came out. This sort of nerdy thing interests me, but I’m not sure why… :-)

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I feel I must defend myself in advance, and say that this was, like, a 5-minute project. I didn’t spend all day working on these statistics, or anything… :-)

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I am broken-hearted:( I missed a couple of phone calls from unknown numbers where they didn’t leave a message, and all I would get when I called back was an answering service…so it might have been the call from them sweepstakes people. Nonetheless… Congratulations to all the winners! Enjoy the event :)

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I’m pretty sure they always left a message if they didn’t get through to people, so don’t worry that you missed a call from them. Sorry you didn’t win, though. :-(

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I am on the list! There are just two of us Tennesseans. I was also interested in the wide age range of winners- I saw one winner in their 80s!

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Correction- looks like there are 4 now. And rock on, people coming from Hawaii!

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If there’s someone who should like to take my questionnaire to the event or read it and keep it in mind while he/she is listing his/her own “things to ask”, I would be glad and thankfull. i’m living in Belgium, so, I don’t have the chance to participate on the “open book tour”. my adress is katty dot geltmeyer at pandora dot be. I sent my questionnaire to hpforgrownups too, so perhaps you already received it.

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