J.K. Rowling to Attend Special Dinner with Mrs. Obama in London


Mar 31, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The President of the United States Barack Obama is making a diplomatic visit to the United Kingdom, and there will be a special dinner held for the spouses of those attending the G20 summit, which will take place this week. Sarah Brown, wife of the UK Prime Minister, is hosting the event tomorrow night for Michele Obama, wife of the President, at 10 Downing Street, and among the guests will be Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. The Times reports that “seated on one side of Mrs Obama will be J. K. Rowling, the author; on the
other will be Kelly Holmes, the double Olympic gold medallist.”

The paper continues:

Mrs Brown is in charge of the spouses’ programme and has given much thought to
tonight’s table plan. Rowling, the Harry Potter author who wrote the first of her best-selling books
when she was living on benefits as a single mother in a mice-infested
Edinburgh flat, has long been a vocal Labour supporter. Last year she gave
£1 million to the party…The menu, prepared by the chef Jamie Oliver, will feature seasonal produce
including Welsh lamb, Jersey Royal new potatoes and asparagus from Cornwall
or the Isles of Scilly.”

You can read more on this event here from the Guardian. Readers will recall both the Obamas have spoken several times in the past (video on YouTube here) about being Harry Potter fans, and reading the books with their daughters. We are hoping to have photos from this event, and will update with more when we can.

86 Responses to J.K. Rowling to Attend Special Dinner with Mrs. Obama in London

Avatar ImageAccioSarah says: Fantastic!Avatar ImageAccioSarah says: Heehee, that was my first time being the first to comment. but really, that is fantastic, and I can't wait to hear more about it, and see pictures!Avatar Image3 Weasly Twin says: I guess the Jobama shippers will have fun with this! lol Avatar Imagepenguin1124 says: that is so cool!Avatar ImageStarlysh says: I kind of want them to become BFFs. XDAvatar ImageEeyore says: Very cool. Wouldn't that be fun to be sitting across the table from both of them - famous women with influence in various ways, mothers of young children. Bet the conversation is fascinating if they actually get to talk at all freely.Avatar Imagearkapain says: JObama! Now we just need to get them on Pottercast. It's really pretty cool though, Jo and Michelle Obama in the same roomAvatar Imagecallicott3 says: Wow!Avatar ImageTheCrogePodge says: Jobama! Jobama!Avatar ImageChaseT says: Whaat?? Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: Woohoo!! That';s pretty damn cool :]. Avatar ImageGryfindorprincess09 says: Ha ha I love the Jobama name. I think that is so cool. Avatar ImageBrad Ausrotas says: Obama is already so cool, but this is just too amazing.Avatar ImageGryfindorprincess09 says: That fact that Obama admits to being a Harry Potter fan makes him so much more cooler than I thought he was. Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Wow, that's going to be a pretty historic meeting! Avatar ImageLavendergirl says: Oh wow this is so cool! Jobama! :DAvatar Imageroonwit says: It seems from the article Sarah Brown is picking famous, influential and achieving British women to join the wives of the leaders, and Jo is an obvious choice, not least because she is a family friend of the Browns, so can be supportive in this potentially stressful situation.Avatar Imageavrenim says: this is so awesome. and i agree, him being a harry potter fan is the icing on the cake!Avatar ImageProfessorCharms says: Two women I would love to have dinner with! :) Avatar Imagemollywobbles23 says: Awesome! Two of my favorite ladies!Avatar ImageAlexandra_Isis says: interesting...Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Oh my gosh!!!! Our prez is an HP fan!?!?!?! We have the best country! You rock Obama! XDAvatar ImageAccioAmanda says: Jobama! Now I like Obama even more now since he likes Harry Potter, Haha. Now if we could just get out of this recession...Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: Wish I was there to meet them both. Obama should ask JKR to read to the summit crew bfore they start. It might inspire them to do some good in the world.Avatar ImageGlowstick says: Thanks Leaky for this news bite. It would be interesting to later learn that this dinner would turn out into its own separate summit for issues that we deem appropriate (and I am afraid that I would embarass everyone with my eating habits, like Ron would if he were present).Avatar ImageElwood_magic says: cool! I'm interested to know what they'll wear. Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: This is just wonderful. I do hope that the two of them engage in deep conversation on many of the issues currently facing the world and enrich each other with their convergent and divergent opinions on them. Hopefully tons of pictures and videos infiltrate the media with this dinner tomorrow.Avatar Imagekira902k says: awesommeeAvatar ImageTonks1 says: OH WoW, Oh Wow, Oh Wow, Oh, WOW!!!!!!! I would love to be able to meet and spend time with both ladies. This is just awsome!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagemisskittyfantastico says: I was sure this was an April Fool's joke (JoBama being the ship that it is) but I guess not! That's really cool!Avatar ImageErinM says: I hope the Obama family takes Dan up on his offer to have the Obama children tour the set. How cool would that be for them? (And for all of us,,,let's be real!)Avatar Imageravenclanna says: Jobana FTW!!Avatar Imagescarletti1 says: omg... two of my favoritest people in the world are sitting next to each other and i'm going to be in london at the same time! That's super exciting!Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: OMFG! this is big..Avatar Imagecghambright says: Whew GO JO!!! That's a pretty powerful table to be sitting at, but JKR definitely deserves to be there. I mean she's very active in charitable causes and I dont' even have to tell you guys what she's done for the literary world!! Go JO!!!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Cool. I would love to meet them both one day =]Avatar ImageSir Nicholas says: OHhhh how fantastic is that?! I so happy we finally have a President and first family that everyone WANTS to be around. I didn't know Obama was a Potter fan! I'm squee-ing out! That just makes him even MORE cool, if that's at all possible!Avatar Imagelinnie95 says: Wow, I wish I could be a fly on the wall. This rocks.Avatar ImageKatetheKeeper says: This is so cool!Avatar ImageJohn-Robert says: jobama. ;].Avatar ImageChinagrrl says: omg!!!!!! lucky michelle, lucky jo! too fun - my 2 favorite people in the world get to meet. i hope michelle can set up a chat with jo for sasha and malia :)Avatar ImageChinagrrl says: omg!!!!!! lucky michelle, lucky jo! too fun - my 2 favorite people in the world get to meet. i hope michelle can set up a chat with jo for sasha and malia :) and they get to eat jamie oliver's food ... mmm!Avatar Imagejoelface says: That's really cool. I don't know why I'm so excited about it! I think I'm just jealous of Michelle Obama - dinner next to Jo! I'd be so very nervous!Avatar ImageCatherine says: OMG!!!!!OMG!!! (i hope this isnt just a rumor like the dreaded inogoration one)Avatar ImageLeander21 says: thats right :D michele is an icon in america and the icon in england i believe is jo LOL so the could bring america and england even closer together hahaAvatar Imageemmalily says: wow this is gonna be great! Squee! :-)Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Ohhh Mrs. Obama is so lucky! lolAvatar ImageBookworm Jen says: This news is very cool...but I admit, I can't help wondering if it's an April Fool's Day joke. Well, I hope not; I'll look forward to hearing more about it. :)Avatar ImageBradyboy says: Very cool. Jobama rules. Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: That would be a really cool dinner to attend!Avatar ImageTabitha_potter says: lol... best april fools ever!!!Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: Thats pretty cool. The Obama girls will probably get some autographed stuff I would think. I think it's pretty cool that President Obama read all the Harry Potter books with his oldest daughter! Avatar Imagegoodenough says: Of course!! :D That's so cool.. lolAvatar Imagebecmajec says: haha coolAvatar ImageDrome says: Is this a joke? :DAvatar Imagedarkveela says: This is really beyond cool *grins insanely* Jobama! *shakes head* great stuff, great times :)Avatar ImageCellar Door says: Mr. and Mrs. Obama FTW! Also: "We are hoping to have photos from this event, and will update with more when *we can.*" LOL, pun!Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: omg John Noe was right. This day is the last day of earth. It is JoBama!Avatar Imagejalawood says: COOLNESS! Agreed with the person who wants them to become BFFs. I think Obama should take a fifteen minute break from being president sometime and be an extra in the backround of Deathly Hallows.Avatar ImageMera004 says: Yesss! :D Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: oh that's awesome! I wonder if it will be on TV...Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: LOL Jobama ^_^Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: Oh wow!Avatar Imageluna333hermione says: oooo wow! I guess being the president's wife has its advantages. Lucky!Avatar ImagePollytomat says: :)))) I imagine Obama watching Harry Potter movies in the White House between important meetings )))Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: Wow....that's great! And funny, somehow it makes me crack up...Avatar ImageGraymayne says: Let's face it, Jo is more famous than anyone else in that room, including Michele Obama.Avatar Imageele0206 says: I bet Obama's daughters don't like Twilight...heheAvatar Imageangelac123 says: AWESOME!!!!! Go Jo! :DAvatar ImageJustSuperMione says: This is the coolest EVER dinner party... I'd have LOVED to be invited to this!!! In the UK we have a programme called Come Dine With Me... and it's competative dining... THAT party would win hands down - and I wonder who was swapping autographs?Avatar ImageRiverwings says: WOAH!!!! Jo is totally gonna heat up the temperature there! :)Avatar Imagesavingharry says: That's a smart idea. The Obama girls are supposed to be big HP fans. That would be a treat for them to find out their mom got to talk to Jo. It's weird how the importance of kids' parents usually don't faze them. I'm sure they would be like, "Yeah, our dad is the president and all, but our mom got to meet JK Rowling!" lol.Avatar ImageDobbyandWinky says: AWESOMEAvatar Imagefloridianhp says: alright..cooollAvatar Imagemugglemom4 says: There are Jobama shippers?Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: Michele Obama is lucky!! Thats cool that our first family likes harry potter!!Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: Michele Obama is lucky!! Thats cool that our first family likes harry potter!!Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: Michele Obama is lucky!! Thats cool that our first family likes harry potter!!Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: Michele Obama is lucky!! Thats cool that our first family likes harry potter!!Avatar ImageLoSushi says: Amazingggg!! Obama just keeps getting awesomer. Avatar Imagecrossbones217 says: That is sooo awesome!! Wish I could be there!Avatar Imageellamia says: all i can say is WOWAvatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Ohhh that's so cool! :D xAvatar Imagefantasylover12001 says: I would LOVE to sit at that table while this is going on...just think of the conversation...I mean, what WOULD these women talk about??? Avatar Imagebecmajec says: what a powerful lunchAvatar Imagenoe_lover_42 says: ok cool :)

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