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JK Rowling and Scholastic Donate One-of-a-Kind Set of Signed Harry Potter Books to LeakyCon

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Posted by: Melissa
April 22, 2009, 12:46 PM

Only 29 days left until LeakyCon 2009, and today we have another huge announcement:

J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter, and Scholastic, the publisher of the Harry Potter books in the US, have donated a signed 10-book set of American Edition Harry Potter books for fundriaising at LeakyCon. This set is the only one like it in the world. It includes all seven Potter novels as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Scholastic donated the books for our charity conference, and J.K. Rowling has signed them.

Again: This priceless, collectible set of Harry Potter books does not exist anywhere else in the world - it is a one-of-a-kind item donated for LeakyCon and ONLY REGISTERED LEAKYCON GUESTS will have a chance at bringing the set home. You can register for LeakyCon here.

We will have more details on how to enter to win the set, including pictures of the set, before the conference.



MORE IMPORTANT REMINDERS!:

In addition to registration, which is flying, tickets to our two announced keynotes are going FAST, so make sure to amend your registration to include:

Q&A with Michael Goldenberg: A special first - a discussion with the scribe behind the screenplay for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Join us as we discuss the process of adapting the most popular book series of all time to film, followed by a Q-and-A session. We are also doing a special competition on Twitter: If you tweet the phrase "Michael Goldenberg, screenwriter of HP5, will be keynoting @leakycon2009, visit http://www.leakynews.com for details!" you will be entered to win a ticket (you should NOT wait to find out if you won to buy a ticket: if you win and already have a ticket we will reimburse you!). ($60 ticket includes high-quality catered lunch; register at this link.)

Nosh with the Nerdfighters: John and Hank Green of Vlogbrothers fame have built a community around the idea that smart is the new cool, and that brains will always (if eventually) win over brawn. Naturally, the Harry Potter community was the first to catch on to their awesome ideas and has been a huge part of their growth. Come for what's sure to be a hilarious and enlightening time. ($30 ticket includes cookies and snacks as well as programming; register here).

Remember, 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.

You can see our slate of programming at this link.

Remember you can register for the conference here; you can get a room at our special rate (running out!) at this link.

Remember: The absolute ONLY way to be entered to win the set of signed books is to be registered at LeakyCon.

We have one more keynote to announce and lots more to highlight before LeakyCon: See you in Boston in 29 days!

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131 Comments

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739 Points

WOW. That would be amazing to own!!

Posted by LunaLovesPudding on April 22, 2009, 12:49 PM report to moderator
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733 Points

First a Michael Goldenberg panel and now a full set of signed HP books :) I can’t wait for LeakyCon!

Posted by Melissa Anelli on April 22, 2009, 12:50 PM report to moderator
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2043 Points

:-( i want to go but cant make it

Posted by GinnyRose2004 on April 22, 2009, 12:52 PM report to moderator
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216 Points

:( I can’t win them from here in the UK…but hooray for someone who can!!

Posted by EmmaLouise on April 22, 2009, 12:52 PM report to moderator
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1095 Points

That’s so cool. I wish I was able to go. : (

Posted by Gryffindorprincess09 on April 22, 2009, 12:53 PM report to moderator
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685 Points

OH MY GOD THAT’S AMAZING!

Posted by annathebold on April 22, 2009, 12:53 PM report to moderator
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308 Points

I can’t handle the excitement!!!! Stop with the news! Too much! :O

Posted by Amy Snow on April 22, 2009, 12:53 PM report to moderator
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685 Points

OH MY GOD THAT’S AMAZING!

Posted by annathebold on April 22, 2009, 12:53 PM report to moderator
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685 Points

OH MY GOD THAT’S AMAZING!

Posted by annathebold on April 22, 2009, 12:53 PM report to moderator
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166 Points

This is so awesome! I’m so happy for you guys!

Posted by on April 22, 2009, 12:54 PM report to moderator
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427 Points

!!!!!!!

This is so awesome.

I feel like awesome has lost it’s meaning a bit because everyone says it so much, but this really, really is AWESOME.

So freaking cool.

I WANT TO GO!

Posted by Olivia on April 22, 2009, 12:54 PM report to moderator
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685 Points

I did not mean to comment three times, sorry.

Posted by annathebold on April 22, 2009, 12:55 PM report to moderator
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28416 Points

All I can say is WOW and well done Leaky!

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on April 22, 2009, 12:55 PM report to moderator
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2926 Points

WOW, I would love to go to LeakyCon just for this.. great prize! unfortunately I can’t come.

Posted by Niphai on April 22, 2009, 12:55 PM report to moderator
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24135 Points

How awesome would that be to own the set of books! WOW!

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on April 22, 2009, 12:56 PM report to moderator
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