Sitting here at my computer I’m wondering how I’m going to make the most of this huge event. As I said before, I’m not much of a Harry Potter fan myself, but am endeavoring to enjoy this final piece of pop culture by covering it for those who love it. I locked down a camera man for tomorrow who will be hopping in a car with me to take footage of the various local events for the new book release. Don’t fret, I’ll have the video up here for everyone to see without a doubt. I did wake up this morning with a bit of the *sniffle sniffle* and am hoping it exits my system fast. The last thing hundeds of eager Harry Potter fans are going to want is to catch my cold and end up using the precious pages of their book as kleenex.
As you have probably guessed, the tubes of the Internet are popping with a constant flow of data for the Harry Potter book release. I almost wonder why I’m even writing as these words are being swallowed up by the hundreds of articles, guides, blog posts, and forum topics about tomorrow night. Ah well, if you can’t beat em, join em eh?
I have found out that a digital copy of the book has leaked on the Internet so far as I can see at this point. I will say nothing more about it though because I want to make sure we keep the integrity of the Deathly Hollows as J.K. has politely asked us. I’m sure some of you will try and sneak around to find stuff (*cough cough digg.com cough*). Whether you’re a cheater, a die hard, or just along for the ride, we have 2 more fine suggestions for ways to celebrate this “man-on-the-moonesque” event. Here’s day 3 of suggestions on how to have fun on Friday night. Oh, and if you didn’t catch Part 1 and Part 2, they’re linked right there.
Harry Potter Build-a-Wand – I’ve never had a wand to wiggle myself. Surely, there’s an art to making one. I’ve heard reports that some people will be customizing their own to look unique to their own needs. We suggest you bring a whole lot of materials and set up shop in line for everyone to see. If you really are creative, you can show yours off for some bonafide oohs and aaahs. See if you can’t get some others to join in.
Get Sorted Out – Ah, the infamous Sorting Hat. You wouldn’t be a true Potter fan if you didn’t belong to a house. If you’re going to represent your Potter culture, bring a sorting hat and get sorted out. Once you’ve done this, you can have competitive games to prove your worth and loyalty. I highly doubt this type of even has been overlooked before.
Well, I’m saving the most important ideas for tomorrow, so keep yourself connected to the blog and we’ll see if we can’t give you ideas for a good time. ’til then….