LeakyCon: 10 Harry Potter Signed Books Preview

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Apr 29, 2009

Posted by Melissa Anelli

LeakyCon 2009 is around the corner, so here is a sneak preview of that special one-of-a-kind collection of Harry Potter books, donated by Scholastic and signed by J.K. Rowling, that one lucky LeakyCon registrant will win. Here are some pics (you can see them all in our galleries (they are heavily watermarked for security):







The books, as you can see, came with security/authenticity tags, and are individually wrapped in bubble paper for safety; they will stay this way until they change hands with their new owner.

We’ve also put up a video on today’s PotterCast Vlogs (it has just gone live, so the HD portion will begin shortly):

Remember that you may only enter to win this set as a registrant at LeakyCon. Register here.


Other important info:

Remember our tickets are selling out fast, and if you’re waiting at all now’s the time: Register here.

REMINDER: Tickets to ALL of our keynotes are going fast (and keynotes do not clash with ANY other programming: there is no chance that when signing up for one you will miss anything else). Here, again, are the links to our other two terrific panels:

Editors and Authors: Cheryl Klein and John Greenclick here to read about it, click here to register.

Nosh with the Nerdfightersclick here to read about it, click here to register.

Q&A with Michael Goldenberg – click here to read, click here to register.

REMINDER ABOUT OUR TWITTER CONTEST: We are extending the Twitter contests for our Keynote presentations. If you twitter the following phrases you or the registrant of your choice (so tell your friends to do it) may win a free ticket to the corresponding keynote. (And do not wait to see if you’ve won to buy a ticket: if you already have a ticket and you win, we will refund you; the winners will be announced the week before the conference). Copy and paste these into your twitter:

#1:
Michael Goldenberg, screenwriter on HP5, is keynoting @leakycon2009! Go here for details: http://tinyurl.com/d9ba8g – more @leaky!
(don’t worry, the first phrase we asked you to use will enter you as well)

#2:
Nerdfighters @leakycon2009! Go here for details: http://tinyurl.com/cd4eb8 – more @leaky!

#3:
Cheryl Klein and John Green on writing @leakycon2009 – go here for details: http://tinyurl.com/cmjk2w – more @leaky!

Thanks and good luck!

Don’t forget, the main LeakyCon registration includes:

Welcome Feast
Leaving Feast
The Rocking Charity Ball
THREE enormous wizard rock shows with more than 15 bands performing
All in-conference programming
Vendor Room
Podcasts, including live PotterCast, Spellcast, Spinnerscast and more
Film screenings
And a lot more – an unbelievable value that is unparalleled anywhere. LeakyCon is a charity conference, with all proceeds benefiting Book Aid International and the HP Alliance.

We will see you there!





84 Responses to LeakyCon: 10 Harry Potter Signed Books Preview

Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Wow. It would be an honor to acquire these books! I envy all of those eligible to win these who are attending LeakyCon! Congratulations to whomever does obtain these books.Avatar ImageLoonyLoopyLunaLovegood says: Zomg...that makes me so excited. Less than a month! Just so you know, the video says it is set to private. You may want to fix that. :)Avatar Imageiconshero says: Who ever gets these books is my new Hero! Avatar ImageDaphne Blake says: BITCHIN'Avatar ImageMelissa Anelli says: The person who wins this book set is going to be incredibly lucky, we just hope we can get pictures of the moment they find out they've won! And I hope everyone is getting their LC registrations and keynotes in order because they are FLYING...Avatar Imagebudgie says: I wish I could go!Avatar Imageelaphantluv34 says: I really really want to go, and I"m sure (with some convincing) my parents would let me, but...there is a lot going on with us, and I'm not sure if they would want to make 6 trips in/out of Boston for a Harry Potter convention. We only liv an hour away, so we wouldn't stay in a hotel.Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Why does work always have to get in the way of fun? This would be soooo cool to win... I'm jealous all ready!!Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: That will be one lucky person!Avatar Imagesessionka says: WOW!!!!Avatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: Oh my gosh, those are gorgeous! Someone is going to be extremely lucky!Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Wow, that is so cool! I wish I could go!Avatar ImagePewterWolf says: (Excuse me while I mop up the pool of drool I've just made) Whoever wins all those books is one VERY lucky person! Dang me not being able to go! *pouts* LeakyCon UK, anyone?Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: wow that is amazing! too bad i can't go to leaky con :[Avatar Imagebuthagrid says: Ok, I have officially started saving for LeakyCon 2011!Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: I wish i could go!!! who ever wins will be the luckiest person in the world i hope who ever gets they appreciates them and takes care of them!!! i want them so bad!!!! oh well!!Avatar ImageAriel says: wow I wish I could go!Avatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: Wow!!! That's all I can say, WOW!!!Avatar Imageamparisey says: I cant go to LeakyCon this year :'( but i hope to go in 2011Avatar Imageamparisey says: I cant go to LeakyCon this year :'( but i hope to go in 2011Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: i wana go!!!Avatar Imagerebel says: shiny! Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: Honestly, I would die for those. Amazing! Congratulations to whoever does end up winning them. I will envy you forever.Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: thats so cool i wish i had one or the whole thing! lol jk i wish i could go!Avatar ImageMiss Freewind says: When I saw the pics of the books, I did this little girly squeal. (I am a little embarrassed about that actually.) I am so happy that I am going to LeakyCon 2009. I would have a heart attack if one my friends or I won the books. I would be happy if one of friends won the books because I would be content just being able to touch one of the books.Avatar ImageRightLeftMiddle says: i wish i could get those they are like the most beautiful things i have ever seen!!! i wish i could go :(Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: that is an awesome prize!Avatar ImageRhiannon7 says: I wonder if I can put a Confundus Charm on the Leaky staff so I can win these. I will start practicing now!Avatar Imagepadfoot4ever12 says: Oh my god, I would love love LOVE to have these. I seriously can't wait for Leakycon! :]Avatar Imagepadfoot4ever12 says: Oh my god, I would love love LOVE to have these. I seriously can't wait for Leakycon! :]Avatar Imagepadfoot4ever12 says: sorry for the double post!Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: I think I'd have to buy a special environmentally controlled space if I won these. You know, something like where the Declaration of Independence is stored. It would be great! Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: I wish I could go to LeakyCon!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Oh, snap! That is one helluva prize! Wow.Avatar Imagecghambright says: I want one!!! Wow! Talk about a prize! If I won one of those it would seriously make my life! lol. Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: i wish i could go. :[ *cries* lol not really but i'm still sad! but it'll be way cool for the people there :]Avatar ImageCatherine says: i have one word for who ever wins those: LUCKY!!!!!! it would be such an honour to hold those books in my hands! let alone own them! i wish i could go this year!!!!!! i hope Jo does something like this for leakycon 2011!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: To win those books would be the best thing ever! Avatar ImageErinM says: That would be amazing!Avatar ImageDanielleD says: not fair! not fair! not fair! this is not nice to tourture me like this!Avatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: iAvatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: i wish i could goAvatar Imagechey291996 says: I wanna go so bad! Whoever wins will be the luckiest person ever!!!! :(Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: I can't go as well!!!!!!Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: I would LOVE that! sob, I can't goAvatar ImageLemonFaerie says: Want want want... I am overcome with book lust for that set, OMG how amazing that would be!Avatar Imagejonfrog says: awesome sauce Avatar Imagejoelface says: *moans longingly*Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: wow they look so good! i wish i owned a copy of beedle the bard!Avatar Imageavrenim says: now i REALLY wish i could go to leakycon! I want those books!!Avatar Imagecalliet2b4g says: who ever wins those books is very lucky good luck to everyone!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: WOW! Someone is bound to get lucky! I bet that person is the nicest since only the nicest one deserves this. Again... WOW!Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: I think it is funny that she propped up the harry potter books with her own harry potter books!!! Under HBP and DH is another copy of HBP, and under GOF and OOTP is another copy of OOTP!! *hehe*Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: I think it is funny that she propped up the harry potter books with her own harry potter books!!! Under HBP and DH is another copy of HBP, and under GOF and OOTP is another copy of OOTP!! *hehe*Avatar ImageWeasleyRavenclaw says: Oh how I wish that I was going!!Avatar ImageLifeInAPizzaBox says: omg i wonder how you winAvatar ImageLifeInAPizzaBox says: ah why would they be the American covers UK version is sooo much nicer ah well its still BEYONDE awesomeAvatar ImageJersey says: Man I am so jealous of everyone going. Those books would have a place of honor in my collection. I wonder if you can win the books just by registering. It might be worth the money just to have a shot at the books. Damn my job and everything to do with it!!Avatar ImageIcklEshAIrAkIns says: .i really hope i could go, but seeing as my country is so far, i think ill just have to watch who wins..Avatar Imagedumblydorr729 says: My fingers and toes are all crossed. I don't think I've ever won anything in my life!!! I'm hoping this will be my one win. :)Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: Ahh I'd love to win those books, but I can't go to LeakyCon. :(Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: LLLP cries a little right here. GOD! I want to go so bad and now THESE come??? I would have kept these books open in a glass case and read them knowing JKR held them in her hands! Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: OMG...I would kill someone for these books! LoL. Not really, but I'd probably think about it long and hard. HAHA... It would be so amazing to win this set of 10 signed Harry Potter books. I would love to have just ONE of them. :pAvatar Imageeruanna317 says: Amazing.... yeah, I can't wait to see the face of the person who wins when they find out. That's going to be incredible.Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: i would honestly kill for those books!! just to even touch them would be great.. i really really wish i could go :0( anyone wanna give me a birthday present to leaky con?? along w/ a plane ticket.. & a place to sleep..Avatar ImageArithmanceer says: you know that beer commercial with the girls screaming about the closet and the guys screaming (and dancing) about the beer cooler? well i'm screaming (and dancing) about this. so awesome. Avatar Imagelollifant says: Wow, just seeing pictures of all these signed books gives me chills :p How special it will be when someone actually owns them!! I so wish I could go to Leakycon... stupid exams!Avatar Imagekingdom says: ah i wish i could go! i live all the way in florida and i have finals coming up... grr!! good luck to those can actually attend though! it would be amazing to win this set, i know i would cry lol... but again, good luck guys!Avatar ImageSnapesSilverDoe says: Wow lucky Leakyconners to have a chance to own those books!Avatar ImageBenjaminAllen says: Is there any verbage preventing the winner auctioning these off for charity?Avatar Imageluna.quibbler says: omg i wan them!!!!!!!!!!! please please do the same thing for leakycon 2011 jo!!! Avatar Imagebecmajec says: wow they look awesome!Avatar Imagehopkinsdancr22 says: It's so beautiful!Avatar ImageShane says: This is really exciting. I'm glad everyone (at the con) will have a chance for them!Avatar ImageKimmyBlair says: I'm drooling over those books. The whole thing is just amazing! Thank You JK and congrats to whoever wins them!Avatar Imagemewthree says: i often wonder that if i, a 45 yr old man was to approach JKR with full hogwarts uniform and robes with a full set of hard back books, would she be willing to just sign them and think nothing of the scene.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: That is just way too cool!Avatar ImageSirEdwardsGuardian says: OMG! *bites hand* I wants!Avatar ImageAimeeLOVE says: I want those so bad, they look amazing! I'm definitely coming to LeakyCon 2!!!!!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: These are gorgeous. Avatar Imagehuffledor says: Great picsAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: wow!!! whoever wins those are soooo lucky!!! good luck!!!!!Avatar ImageCatherine says: I WANT THOSE!!!!!Avatar ImageiLoveDolores says: you have no idea how i long for these books :D when i saw them my stomach did somersaults! they are the most beautiful things i have ever seen. whoever wins is the luckiest person in the world. it seems so unfair to me that all the awesome harry potter stuff happens in either the UK or the US. I don't get any chance to win any of this cool stuff :(

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