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Gallopin' Gargoyles!

I am back from an excellent conference in beautiful Montreal (though, alas, with a stomach virus as a souvenir), and I look forward to catching up with everyone as soon as possible.

While I was away, I received a welcome shock: I learned that I had won the Scholastic Open Book Tour Sweepstakes. I'll be at Carnegie Hall next month for an evening with J.K. Rowling, during which she will read from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, answer questions from the audience, and sign books. Gallopin' gargoyles!


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Sep. 24th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
Sorry about the virus, but whoo hooo about that excellent shock you received! What an amazing opportunity -- not only JK Rowling, but Carnegie Hall! *squees*
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks, on both counts! I'm all a-squee about Rowling at Carnegie Hall. I called Scholastic back to confirm, because I couldn't believe I'd actually won. ;)
Sep. 24th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Boo on virus, congratz on sweepstakes! Drink lots of fluids, and have fun next month!
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! Will do, on both counts. :)
Sep. 24th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
Damn the flu's!

But sounds like you get to use the Flue Network with Ms. Rowling..

:: ok bad pun... lol ::

Sounds like a fun adventure! Enjoy!
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
LOL! That was so bad it was good. :) Thanks so much!
Sep. 24th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the win! Sounds like it's going to be a really cool event :))
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'm just in awe that I won. I'll be sure to post a review of the event when it's over.
Sep. 24th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
OMG... Don't tell valancourtbooks about the Rowling thing... Isn't that the event he was crushed he didn't win tickets to? It sounds AMAZING! :::turnsgreen:::

Welcome home... Um... I went a little posting-mad while you were gone. :::hides:::
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
Awwww! I'm still aghast that I won - I had to call back to confirm it, just to be sure. ;) I can't imagine the odds against it. To say I'm excited is an understatement. I can't wait to tell my students.

I love it when you go posting-mad...!!!
Sep. 24th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
Wow,that is sooooo exciting. I would love to see her in person. Lucky you.

Well lucky cept for the virus bug thingie. Hope you feel better soon!
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'm not feeling much better yet, but as long as I stay over here and food stays way over there, far away, I think it will be okay. ;) And I still can't believe I won the sweepstakes. I'll be sure to report back on the event - I hope she gets some great questions that allow her to talk about all sorts of details from the series.
(no subject) - sailingwest - Sep. 26th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 24th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
Woah! Congratulations and I really hope the evening goes well.
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'll be sure to report back on how it went and what she said. I still can't believe that I'm going!
Sep. 24th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's fantastic! Congratulations.

Also, I hope you feel better soon. :)
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! The tummy still isn't all that happy, but if I had to get a stomach virus to balance out the universe after winning the sweepstakes, I'm all for it. :)
Sep. 24th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
How cool! Best wishes for that.
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'm really excited.
Sep. 25th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
Welcome back!
always nice to see you in LJ land.
and Congrats!

Sep. 26th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Welcome back!
Thanks so much! :)
*hugs back*
Sep. 25th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
Congratulations!! that is so great! Hope it is as fun as it sounds.
Sep. 26th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I can hardly believe I won. It will mean so much to get to hear her reading from her work. I can't wait to hear her answer Q&A. I'll be sure to report back!
Sep. 25th, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC)
I guess the virus was necessary to help balance out the good fortune of having won the sweepstakes.
Sep. 26th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
LOL! It seems that way. And if so, I'll take the virus gladly.
Sep. 25th, 2007 01:26 pm (UTC)
A stomach virus, how awful! That is wonderful to win the sweepstakes to hear JKR read.
Sep. 26th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'm so excited about the sweepstakes, the stomach virus can't even manage to put me in a bad mood. :) Off food, yes, but in a bad mood, no.
Sep. 25th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
That's just fantastic (J.K. Rowling, I mean)! I'm so excited that you have this amazing opportunity and hope that you get better soon!
Sep. 26th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'm really amazed and thrilled about it. And thanks for the good wishes, too - I hope to be, well, eating again sometime soon. ;)
Sep. 25th, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC)
WOW! Congratulations!!

(Don't forget to write a long, detailed post on the event!)
Sep. 26th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I am still having a tough time believing that I won. :)

I'll definitely post a review of the evening when I get back. Thanks for being interested! I'm especially anxious to take note of her answers during Q&A; now that the series is completed, she seems to be willing to share all kinds of interesting details.
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