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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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208 Points

W-O-W… That’s AMAZING!!!…. I want to go….!!

Posted by Rita_Dumbledore94 on April 22, 2009, 01:35 PM report to moderator
208 Points

how i wish i could go there….

Posted by Rita_Dumbledore94 on April 22, 2009, 01:35 PM report to moderator
1812 Points

OMG the person who gets that set of books will be SOOOOOOO lucky!!!!!!
i’m jealous already!!!

Posted by Freya-Storm on April 22, 2009, 01:45 PM report to moderator
498 Points

I feel like I have died and gone to hell.

I am not going to LeakyCon, because for many reasons I cannot possibly go.

This will undoubtedly be a fabulous Con for all fans who attend and for the charities it will benefit.

And I am not going.

steps out to howl in frustration at the setting sun

steps back in

I shall be looking forward to all Con reports – written, photographed, podcasted and vlogged and even audioboo:ed, if you are jumping on that train. If I cannot go I’ll be damned if I’m not going to come as close to being there as possible!

Posted by Isabell |OoM4| |*Squee!*| on April 22, 2009, 01:47 PM report to moderator
118 Points

That is incredible! I want it!! Gimme gimme gimme!

Posted by MadameSuede on April 22, 2009, 01:50 PM report to moderator
1040 Points

OMG OMG OMG! How super amazing is that? Unbelievable. I have run out of words to adequately express the awesomeness that is LeakyCon… definitely worth getting on a P-L-A-N-E for. :)

Posted by Headmistress LemonFaerie on April 22, 2009, 02:11 PM report to moderator
643 Points

It’s insane all the great announcements you all are making!!!!! Way to go!!! I can’t wait.

Posted by Sallene on April 22, 2009, 02:16 PM report to moderator
138 Points

Oh my goodness, that’s amazing! 29 DAYS!

Posted by The Lost Diadems on April 22, 2009, 02:18 PM report to moderator
117 Points


Posted by cowashee on April 22, 2009, 02:20 PM report to moderator
379 Points

Omg! I would love to have those books! It will be amazing just to see them.

Posted by Wendy McCoury on April 22, 2009, 02:26 PM report to moderator
1884 Points

Wow!! That is fantastic!!

Posted by Neil in Scotland * ROAR! * on April 22, 2009, 02:30 PM report to moderator
1973 Points

WOO! I honestly hope that it isn’t an auction…no way I would win then. However, an auction would probably raise more money than a raffle…

Posted by u on April 22, 2009, 02:30 PM report to moderator
923 Points


So not fair! I’m not going (wrong country and lack of funds!) but am… sigh but still, WOW! Leaky, how on earth did you do it?!

Posted by PewterWolf on April 22, 2009, 02:51 PM report to moderator
595 Points

@PewterWolf I guess it was magic. ;)

Posted by MJLeakyCon on April 22, 2009, 02:54 PM report to moderator
656 Points

i’m so excited to find out when the raffle drawing will be! like Questauthor, i want to be there to see the face of the person that wins! i’m breathless with excitement!

Posted by Arithmanceer on April 22, 2009, 02:57 PM report to moderator
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