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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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878 Points

i have work i cant go. :( can i just buy a registration??!

Posted by Celtise [TTW] on April 22, 2009, 03:01 PM report to moderator
285 Points

Well holy damn. It’s a shame the bidding will be absolutely outrageous.

Posted by Brad Ausrotas on April 22, 2009, 03:01 PM report to moderator
1048 Points

still cant get over this LAAAAHHHHHH!!!

Posted by Addie (madampenna) on April 22, 2009, 03:05 PM report to moderator
2224 Points

I would love to be able to go. :(

Posted by on April 22, 2009, 03:07 PM report to moderator
481 Points

I want. I really want!!

Posted by WickedPhan on April 22, 2009, 03:08 PM report to moderator
481 Points

I want. I really want!!

Posted by WickedPhan on April 22, 2009, 03:08 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

This is just marvelous! Whoever will obtain these books will be the envy of the entire fandom, and I must offer my congratulations to them in advance!

Posted by Kirk on April 22, 2009, 03:10 PM report to moderator
302 Points

Oh, wow. Just…. Wow.

Posted by loquaciouskook on April 22, 2009, 03:20 PM report to moderator
302 Points

Oh, wow. Just…. Wow.

Posted by loquaciouskook on April 22, 2009, 03:20 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

:( I will never own them!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on April 22, 2009, 03:37 PM report to moderator
9765 Points

Oh my goodness! Good luck to all who are going! regrets not being able to go

Posted by maera-kyrie on April 22, 2009, 03:44 PM report to moderator
5489 Points

i wish i could go! :(

Posted by avrenim [WBM!] on April 22, 2009, 03:53 PM report to moderator
2121 Points

Wow…it sucks to be us that can’t go right now! :-(

But that’s cool, and it’s a great gesture from Jo and Scholastic. Now all we need is for someone to finally get off their butts and do a Con here in the UK (hello, home of HP!) so we can have some of the fun too! _

Posted by Bookworm_Weasley {HS} {ROAR} on April 22, 2009, 03:56 PM report to moderator
256 Points

Just woah. I want this. If I win, I think I may die from this awesomeness. Just WOAH. and YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY Jo and Scholastic are so awesome for doing this for us.

Posted by LizzieTLC on April 22, 2009, 03:59 PM report to moderator
474 Points

;_; i dunno what i’d do if i won those. Jo and Scholastic are incredible for doing this for LeakyCon and charity.

Posted by Courtney Quirke on April 22, 2009, 04:01 PM report to moderator
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