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Evanna Lynch, Sue Upton, and More Join HP Alliance's "Accio Books": Live Chat Sunday at 1pm EST!

Posted by: Melissa
February 25, 2009, 11:36 PM

Sunday, to celebrate the launch of "Accio Books," a new house-themed effort to galvanize Harry Potter fans to donate books to those who need them most, the HP Alliance will host its third live Dumbledore's Army meeting. This meeting, which will take the place of a live chat at this channel on Ustream, will feature the new heads of HPA's Hogwarts houses, who will be heading up the HPA effort.

Evanna Lynch, otherwise known as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, will serve as the head of Ravenclaw house!
Our own Sue Upton, she of all yellow, will be the head of Hufflepuff!
Wizard rock pioneer Paul DeGeorge (from Harry and the Potters) will head Gryffindor!
Brian Ross (Draco and the Malfoys) will serve as head of Slytherin!

ALL the head of houses will be on the call - which will be SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 1pm Eastern - as it will mark the kick off of the "Accio Books" campaign, and the HPA's House Cup competition. On Sunday you will be able to sign up at and start donating books!

During this effort, every book you donate to a local organization will get your house five points. You will get 10 if you send them to the HPA for donating to this youth village in Rwanda, and 15 if you donate Harry Potter books to the village.

The books can be new or used so long as they're in good shape.

Details on how to sign up will come on Sunday: you will have a prefect and Head of House to whom you will report. Your heads of houses, listed above, will ALL be on a conference call on Sunday to discuss the effort and the importance of donating our used books to those who need them most.

The campaign will last until March 31, so make sure to join us on Sunday to get all your details and get in on the action early!

At Sunday's chat, just like tonight, we will be taking questions and feedback from the chat present in the UStream room. However, because of the high volume expected, we will be more frequently taking questions and comments from The HP Alliance's Twitter account, which you can follow now. You can start leaving your questions there by posting a message that begins with @thehpalliance. Staffers will be monitoring this account and taking down questions throughout the weekend.

Questions may also be emailed to

If you were at tonight's meeting you know how fun and informative these calls are: We will see you there on Sunday!

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492 Points

Yay! We got Evanna! Actually, all the heads of houses are great.This going to be awesome!

Posted by Bella1951 (WBM) on February 26, 2009, 10:31 AM report to moderator
85 Points

Awesome, shall be showing their support!

Posted by Professor Alan Rickman on February 26, 2009, 10:38 AM report to moderator
1642 Points


Posted by HuffleWahine on February 26, 2009, 10:54 AM report to moderator
1822 Points

very cool! I will have to go through my books and see what I would like to donate:)

Posted by ChrissyPuff on February 26, 2009, 11:16 AM report to moderator
114 Points

And this is why Ravenclaws are awsome we got Evanna :D

Posted by SuzyLee on February 26, 2009, 11:20 AM report to moderator
2926 Points

SQUEEEEE… Evanna is awesome.. I hope I can be there!

Posted by Niphai on February 26, 2009, 11:21 AM report to moderator
2235 Points

OMG Evanna Lynch will be there. . . . . . n she’s gonna serve as the head of my team Ravenclaw. . . . GREAT !!!!

Posted by Sidish_black6 [WBM] on February 26, 2009, 11:50 AM report to moderator
3700 Points

Great idea – can those of us outside the US donate books??

Posted by Minerva McGonagall on February 26, 2009, 12:40 PM report to moderator
150 Points

You should definitely donate books if you’re outside the US! What you can do is find somewhere local in need of books, and send your donations there. We’ll have a form on the HP Alliance website so you can tell us how many books you donated and who you donated them to.

There will be more info on how you can do this coming soon.

Posted by Karen Bernstein on February 26, 2009, 12:47 PM report to moderator
1013 Points

Okay, we automatically win. We got Evanna Lynch.

My apologies.

Posted by Dawlish and the Archies {WBM!} on February 26, 2009, 12:48 PM report to moderator
1274 Points

This is such a great idea. We have a book donation thing here in my area and I was going to donate soon when i got the chance. I also love doing that ‘book on a bench’ thing, where you just leave a book on a bench of other people to pick up and read.

Posted by Sirius_Craic on February 26, 2009, 12:55 PM report to moderator
6690 Points

wow that is really cool! i hope i can make it for the chat

Posted by levi-OH-sa, not levio-SA [neville♥myhero] on February 26, 2009, 01:01 PM report to moderator
15914 Points

Evanna! This is way cool!!! Yes! Time Zones! Ugh!

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on February 26, 2009, 01:09 PM report to moderator
394 Points

Do we know yet how the books need to be shipped? I’d love to start a community collection, but I don’t know how I’d ship all of the books to the HPA.

Posted by gandhfan on February 26, 2009, 02:03 PM report to moderator
1630 Points

Hmmm… would that make it 6:00pm in england?? :D If so the chances are i’ll be there :D x

Posted by ChantyBabez on February 26, 2009, 02:17 PM report to moderator
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