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Posted by: Melissa
May 09, 2009, 12:32 PM

In two weeks, the first ever HP screenwriter-fan chat will be taking place at LeakyCon 2009 in Boston, MA. Today, we're asking you to take part, even if you can't go to the conference.

We're taking your questions ahead of time: leave a question for Michael Goldenberg, scriptwriter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, here in this thread, and we'll pick out the best ones to be asked during the keynote.

That keynote, by the way, is selling out fast. You can register for LeakyCon here, or amend your registration to include the keynote here.

Here is the entire schedule of events for LeakyCon:

Thursday
Friday Morning
Friday Afternoon and Evening
Saturday Morning
Saturday Afternoon and Evening
Sunday

Keynotes

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

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

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

We are also holding a drawing for a signed one-of-a-kind collection of all 10 American-Edition Harry Potter books, donated by Scholastic and J.K. Rowling. For pics and video of the set, click here.

Remember, leave your question in a comment on this thread and we will pick the best ones to be asked at the conference.

See you there!

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Was it difficult writing OotP knowing already everything that happened in Half Blood Prince? (As far as not getting ahead and giving too much away)

Posted by Courtney Quirke on May 18, 2009, 05:16 AM report to moderator
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For a movie this big that appeals to such a large audience, sometimes a production company will push for more action or comedy in place of important exposition. Was it difficult compromising certain scenes that were important to the plot for others that would appeal to larger audiences?

Also, how difficult is working within the time constraints? What do you think are the easiest bits to get out of the way when you’re deciding what to keep and what to leave out?

Posted by Courtney Quirke on May 18, 2009, 05:51 AM report to moderator
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