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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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3263 Points

That’s insane! I want them SO bad! Great job on getting them, though.

Posted by siriuslysirius11 {*SQUEE*} on April 22, 2009, 06:07 PM report to moderator
3463 Points

Oh I wish wish wish wish wish I could go!!!!!

Posted by BeAchL0veEr05 ☼ on April 22, 2009, 06:12 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

i wish i could go! that’s so awesome for LeakyCon!! agghh.

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on April 22, 2009, 06:18 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

wow!!!! this makes me really feel bad because i cant go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on April 22, 2009, 06:23 PM report to moderator
2573 Points

If I could only go!! What an amazing thing to own. (gasp and sign!)

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on April 22, 2009, 06:26 PM report to moderator
2064 Points

That is so awesome!! :D I wish i could go..

Posted by hp29 [ROAR!] on April 22, 2009, 06:31 PM report to moderator
415 Points


Posted by kira902k on April 22, 2009, 07:10 PM report to moderator
1980 Points


Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on April 22, 2009, 07:15 PM report to moderator
709 Points

just the possibility of owning these books would be amazing! :D
i really can’t wait for leakycon!!!

Posted by padfoot4ever12 on April 22, 2009, 07:20 PM report to moderator
315 Points

To all of you who are going to LeakyCon….. I hate you all.

And I mean that in the best possible, highly jealous, half serious, way. I think I need chocolate now…my not being able to go feels like a Dementor has entered the room.


On the non-jealous side of things, this is absolutely AMAZING for the Con. I am happy for all of you who are going to get the chance to pick that set up.

Posted by Ilzairspar on April 22, 2009, 07:29 PM report to moderator
2475 Points

Ahh Vlogbrothers are going to be there? Please tell me that this will be recorded/podcasted for those not in the US :(

But those books, wow, I can’t get over how awesome Jo is for doing this.

Posted by Kamidee {ROAR!} [TZS] on April 22, 2009, 07:45 PM report to moderator
791 Points

I Wish I was going!!! :’(

Posted by DanielleD on April 22, 2009, 07:51 PM report to moderator
9124 Points

Wow! I wish I could go.:(

278 Points

another reason to want to go. gaaaaaaaaaaah money

Posted by Bre on April 22, 2009, 08:23 PM report to moderator
674 Points

That’s really cool, wish I could be there!

Posted by joelface on April 22, 2009, 08:51 PM report to moderator
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