How do you get to Carnegie Hall? The answer is: write books, sell fifty quintillion copies, have them turned into mega-movies, and have the whole thing turned into a theme park. Practice? Bah.
So yes, J.K. Rowling is going to be at Carnegie Hall on Friday, October 19th. She's going to read from Book 7, do a Q&A, and sign copies.
That's nice, you say, but we're busy reading Book 7 and underlining the good bits. Why should we care?
Because a thousand folks can win a pair of tickets to be there.
July 30th, the contest opens up. Anybody 7 and up can enter the contest at www.scholastic.com/harrypotter. For all the details, the rest of press release follows after the jump.
If you win because we pointed this out to you, send us a pic of you at the event. That's all we ask.
Update: If you want a direct-direct link to the contest, go here. Thanks to Susan P. for passing that our way.
Starting July 30th, U.S. fans (ages 7 and older) can enter the sweepstakes* by printing out and completing an entry form available at www.scholastic.com/harrypotter or by printing their name, home address and phone number on a sheet of paper and mailing the entry to:
Attn: J.K. Rowling and the Open Book Tour Sweepstakes
New York, NY 10012
Entries must be received by August 31, 2007. (Please remember that the rules allow only ONE ENTRY PER PERSON; multiple entries will be disqualified.) One thousand lucky winners will be selected by a random drawing and winners will be notified on or about September 14, 2007. The complete rules are attached and available at www.scholastic.com/harrypotter.
The J.K. Rowling Open Book Tour will include three events to be held for schoolchildren in Los Angeles, New Orleans and New York City, in addition to the event at Carnegie Hall for sweepstakes winners. School districts in the host cities will select which schools and which children will participate. (Please note there are no public tickets available for these school events.)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Entries must be received by August 31, 2007. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. Void where prohibited.