The only news-conference for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be given to 70 cub reporters between the ages of 8 and 16 on Sunday July 17.
These lucky young journalists will hear JK Rowling read from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince just after midnight on July 16 in the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. They will each be given a signed copy of the book and a day to read it before being able to ask Jo questions about it.
The reporters will be chosen in competitions being run by newspapers, bookshops and libraries from Britain, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Click here to find out how to enter Bloomsbury Publishing’s competition.
I’m very jealous and wish I were 23 years younger.
I’m even more jealous of Emerson, one of the brains behind MuggleNet, and Melissa, one of the brains behind The Leaky Cauldron. They have been invited to Jo Rowling’s HOUSE to interview her about the book. They totally deserve the opportunity, they have been working on their excellent sites for a very long time. (Check out their sites to read their reactions upon receiving a phone call from Jo. I’m surprised they were able to keep breathing.)
I’m just a little jealous and wish I had started a Harry Potter blog five years ago. (Of course I hadn’t read any Harry Potter books yet and I only discovered blogging last December.)