Sunday, June 24, 2007

Harry Potter Par-tae!

Well, the entling apparently did NOT win a trip to J.K. Rowling and the Moonlight Signing at London’s Natural History Museum, on July 21st. There were ONLY 40,000 plus other entries. I note that a 17 year old girl in the area did get the call.

Hokey smokes, look at the line up B&N and Disney Publishing has put together for July 20 at Barnes & Noble Union Square in Manhattan!

Dave Barry (via video) and Ridley Pearson
Eoin Colfer (via video)
Rockstar Rick Riordan
Jonathan Stroud
Cinda Williams Chima (anybody read her books?)
Uber Narrator, Jim Dale

They will be webcasting the event.

Update: B&N is rescheduling the authors. They are now saying "each author will be individually rescheduled at a later date." -- from Mickey News

I have been listening to Book 6 so I will be ready. The entling has been reading them in reverse order, as is her tradition.


Michele said...

I feel kind of embarrassed to admit this, but I'm not that excited about the final Harry Potter book coming out...

I feel like a complete traitor for saying this...

Camille said...

I know what you mean. I am looking forward to reading the end of the story but I think I am already feeling some post Potter blues. This has been such a ride and now it is at an end.

The HP phenom has been such a focus for readers and enthusiasts. Think how many years HP has been with us. Will it renew itself for readers in decades to come like LOTR?

Michele said...

I think that rather depends on how JKR ends it, to be honest...

I'm feeling slightly resentful of the fact that I'll give up a day when I could be writing or reading something else, or even watching more "Doctor Who" to read it - which is somewhat odd - I can't quite come to terms with the fact that I'm really cross it's coming out, even though just 7 months ago, I was really excited... I guess that marks my move from "mere" reader of fiction to a purveyor of fiction...

CindaChima said...

Hi, Camille. I enjoy your blog. I used to sew all my own clothes before I became a writer. Now I don't hardly even do repairs.

And I am looking forward to HP7, though I'll have to re-read the last book because I have a memory like a sieve.

Signed, Cinda Williams Chima, author who was supposed to be at the Big Harry Potter Party in NYC
BTW, my book, The Warrior Heir, is on the 2007-2008 Lone Star Reading list. Check it out!! CWC

Camille said...

Hi Cinda,
I realized this weekend while I was shelving my TBR books that I have the ARC of Wizard Heir on my shelf. I picked it up at TLA. I will need to get Warrior Heir because I get to book talk the Lone Star list at my local jr. highs every year. The Lone Star is probably my favorite reading list of all time. It always has the BEST books! Congratulations!