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

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.


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 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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93 Points

This is so amazing if only i were a year older and i could go to leakycon and have a chance to win the prizes. sad face now i am going to go and sulk

Posted by Will Landry on April 22, 2009, 01:01 PM report to moderator
170 Points

omg that was nice of jo! :L really jealous.. us in england will just have to cry. because i cant go :(

Posted by hannah abbot ;) on April 22, 2009, 01:04 PM report to moderator
1480 Points

I wish I could go. Stupid important exams >___<

Posted by omgitslouise [WBM] [Ravenvlog <3's Me] on April 22, 2009, 01:05 PM report to moderator
595 Points

This is such an amazing gift. Thank you, Jo and Scholastic, for the amazing prize!

Posted by MJLeakyCon on April 22, 2009, 01:06 PM report to moderator
680 Points

WANT! That is so cool!!!

Posted by KimmyBlair on April 22, 2009, 01:06 PM report to moderator
152 Points

O.M.G. I mean really. Oh, My, GOD!!!

This is fantastic!! What a huge raffled prize! This is amazing, and I am so excited to be a part of it. I can’t wait to see the look on the person’s face who wins (unless that person is me, in which case I won’t see my own face, but, well…you get the gist!)

Posted by Questauthor on April 22, 2009, 01:07 PM report to moderator
12100 Points

This is so awesome. I wish I was going, but I will definently be at Leakycon 2011.

Posted by lilhpchick20 on April 22, 2009, 01:15 PM report to moderator
74 Points

Someone is going to have a really awesome, one-of-a-kind,collectible to enjoy for the rest of their life!!

Posted by marymackie on April 22, 2009, 01:18 PM report to moderator
1623 Points

OH MY GOD! (Sorry, but yes, I am yelling!) That is incredible; I sooo want that set!

I keep thinking I can’t possibly get any more excited about LeakyCon, and then you announce something else AMAZING! :D

Posted by Bookworm Jen on April 22, 2009, 01:20 PM report to moderator
15914 Points

Oh my! Someone is bound to me very, very lucky! I am jealous! Please, please, at least post what they look like here. :)

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on April 22, 2009, 01:23 PM report to moderator
1865 Points

Wow, congrats to the LeakyCon planners for getting such an incredibly amazing gift from JK Rowling and Scholastic!

Posted by ProfessorCharms [ROAR] on April 22, 2009, 01:25 PM report to moderator
107 Points

thnxs jkr and scholostic

Posted by hbp will be betterthan tdk on April 22, 2009, 01:28 PM report to moderator
5668 Points

that is wicked cool

Posted by rebel on April 22, 2009, 01:28 PM report to moderator
114 Points

Aww wish I could go — damm living in the UK

Posted by SuzyLee on April 22, 2009, 01:30 PM report to moderator
400 Points

Seeing as that I cannot attend, i am nervous to see what other goodies are in store in the next 29 days :/

Posted by But Hagrid... on April 22, 2009, 01:31 PM report to moderator
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