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The Hour Of Potter Approaches

The long, dark world nightmare is almost over. The Deathly Hallows releases in a little over twelve hours, P-Hour if you will (and no, John, that isn’t the time after lunch when you go to the bathroom). And people are already queuing up for the book. A queue. For a book. A book that has millions of copies already published.

The New York Times, not content to wait in any prole queue, obtained a copy from a respectable street vendor, and has already published a review. Rowling and company are not happy, even though there are no spoilers in the review. What I don’t understand is how the NYT review and ‘other events’ in the U.S. can be likened to the Boston Tea Party.

And you can also consider this post a reminder of the Harry Potter Outreach Program. If you are attending a midnight release party, why not take along some print outs of our list, available at the above link, and hand them out to prospective readers? The Christian Science Monitor wonders, “What’s next for Potter fans?“. Well, surprisingly enough, we have a list! And more suggestions in the comments! And if you do go to a release party, and if you take pictures, you can upload them to the Harry Potter Release Parties Flickr group. I’m just sayin’.

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5 Comments on The Hour Of Potter Approaches

  1. They can’t really complain about the NYT. How many thousands of copies have been sent out early? Heck, it’ll be on the net a couple of hours after the book officially gets sold–scanned, OCR’d and ready for downloads.

    Not that I’m saying you should download such a thing, mind you…


  2. Sorry Fred, it’s already on the net! I’m sure you could go to Scrape Torrent and find an OCR copy.


  3. I’m glad I’m not the only one confused by the Boston Tea Party reference. I read that line 3 or 4 times yesterday and never figured it out. And I’m as well-versed in Colonial/Revolutionary history as a non-professional historian can get.

  4. joshua corning // July 20, 2007 at 9:32 pm //

    for those of us who will never read the book can you guys at SF Signal tell us who dies so we won’t have to wait for the movie….

    Or the more likely scenario…go to some other blog

  5. For those who haven’t read a Harry Potter book and don’t plan to, you can find out how the series ends at wikipedia.

    I haven’t read the books, but from what I’ve picked up from watching 2 of the 5 movies and general net conversation, it seems like it’s real.

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