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LeakyCon: 10 Harry Potter Signed Books Preview

Posted by: Melissa
April 29, 2009, 02:19 PM

LeakyCon 2009 is around the corner, so here is a sneak preview of that special one-of-a-kind collection of Harry Potter books, donated by Scholastic and signed by J.K. Rowling, that one lucky LeakyCon registrant will win. Here are some pics (you can see them all in our galleries (they are heavily watermarked for security):


The books, as you can see, came with security/authenticity tags, and are individually wrapped in bubble paper for safety; they will stay this way until they change hands with their new owner.

We've also put up a video on today's PotterCast Vlogs (it has just gone live, so the HD portion will begin shortly):

Remember that you may only enter to win this set as a registrant at LeakyCon. Register here.

Other important info:

Remember our tickets are selling out fast, and if you're waiting at all now's the time: Register here.

REMINDER: Tickets to ALL of our keynotes are going fast (and keynotes do not clash with ANY other programming: there is no chance that when signing up for one you will miss anything else). Here, again, are the links to our other two terrific panels:

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.

REMINDER ABOUT OUR TWITTER CONTEST: We are extending the Twitter contests for our Keynote presentations. If you twitter the following phrases you or the registrant of your choice (so tell your friends to do it) may win a free ticket to the corresponding keynote. (And do not wait to see if you've won to buy a ticket: if you already have a ticket and you win, we will refund you; the winners will be announced the week before the conference). Copy and paste these into your twitter:

Michael Goldenberg, screenwriter on HP5, is keynoting @leakycon2009! Go here for details: - more @leaky!
(don't worry, the first phrase we asked you to use will enter you as well)

Nerdfighters @leakycon2009! Go here for details: - more @leaky!

Cheryl Klein and John Green on writing @leakycon2009 - go here for details: - more @leaky!

Thanks and good luck!

Don't forget, 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.

We will see you there!

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3048 Points

Wow. It would be an honor to acquire these books! I envy all of those eligible to win these who are attending LeakyCon! Congratulations to whomever does obtain these books.

Posted by Kirk on April 29, 2009, 02:33 PM report to moderator
1973 Points

Zomg…that makes me so excited. Less than a month!

Just so you know, the video says it is set to private. You may want to fix that. :)

Posted by u on April 29, 2009, 02:34 PM report to moderator
2308 Points

Who ever gets these books is my new Hero!

Posted by iconshero [GftW] on April 29, 2009, 02:42 PM report to moderator
733 Points

The person who wins this book set is going to be incredibly lucky, we just hope we can get pictures of the moment they find out they’ve won!

And I hope everyone is getting their LC registrations and keynotes in order because they are FLYING

Posted by Melissa Anelli on April 29, 2009, 02:54 PM report to moderator
12005 Points

I wish I could go!

Posted by budgie on April 29, 2009, 02:59 PM report to moderator
1372 Points

I really really want to go, and I"m sure (with some convincing) my parents would let me, but…there is a lot going on with us, and I’m not sure if they would want to make 6 trips in/out of Boston for a Harry Potter convention. We only liv an hour away, so we wouldn’t stay in a hotel.

Posted by elaphantluv34 on April 29, 2009, 03:02 PM report to moderator
23113 Points

Why does work always have to get in the way of fun? This would be soooo cool to win… I’m jealous all ready!!

Posted by oldenoughtoknowbetter♎ROAR♎OoM1, CW on April 29, 2009, 03:05 PM report to moderator
8256 Points

That will be one lucky person!

Posted by spicefan78 OoM1 {ROAR!} on April 29, 2009, 03:09 PM report to moderator
928 Points


Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on April 29, 2009, 03:17 PM report to moderator
6176 Points

Oh my gosh, those are gorgeous! Someone is going to be extremely lucky!

Posted by The Silver Doe on April 29, 2009, 03:19 PM report to moderator
2579 Points

Wow, that is so cool! I wish I could go!

Posted by Wendelin the Weird on April 29, 2009, 03:33 PM report to moderator
923 Points

(Excuse me while I mop up the pool of drool I’ve just made)

Whoever wins all those books is one VERY lucky person! Dang me not being able to go! pouts LeakyCon UK, anyone?

Posted by PewterWolf on April 29, 2009, 03:33 PM report to moderator
6690 Points

wow that is amazing! too bad i can’t go to leaky con :[

400 Points

Ok, I have officially started saving for LeakyCon 2011!

Posted by But Hagrid... on April 29, 2009, 03:38 PM report to moderator
3031 Points

I wish i could go!!! who ever wins will be the luckiest person in the world i hope who ever gets they appreciates them and takes care of them!!! i want them so bad!!!! oh well!!

Posted by Horcruxalej on April 29, 2009, 03:43 PM report to moderator
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