Submitted by: Kurt (SoSF Fan)
Bloomsbury Publishing is delighted to announce that now everyone will be able to hear J K Rowling read from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in a live webstream from the Natural History Museum in London at the precise moment it is published – 12.01am bst on Saturday 21st July 2007
Ten years after publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone the publication of this, the final book in the series, returns to where it all began: with a book, the author and her readers.
The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows launch event is completely oversubscribed and no further tickets will be issued but Bloomsbury encourages fans to log on to the webstream to join in the experience. The streaming will be available for a further two weeks at Bloomsbury.com.
JK ROWLING AND THE LIVE CHAT
Harry Potter fans will be invited to put their questions to JK Rowling in a web chat 2.00-3.00pm (BST) on Monday, 30th July. Questions may be submitted one week in advance or live on 30th July at Bloomsbury.com.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling published on 21st July 2007 and also on audio book read by Stephen Fry, published simultaneously.
Since the times are in BST (aka London) time zone, by my calculations, that’s approximately 7:00 EST, 5:00 MST, and 4:00 Pacific.
And an update from the Leaky Cauldron website/blog/podcast:
Bloomsbury Updates With More on JKR “Deathly Hallows” Reading and Webchat Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
UK Harry Potter publishers Bloomsbury have updated their website with a few more details regarding upcoming events relating to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
As we told you previously, Jo will be reading from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at a special release event in London this Friday at midnight, and this reading will be webcast for fans to hear around the world. Bloomsbury now says that you can log onto their site (www.bloomsbury.com) from log in from 23:50 BST for this reading.
Also, the following week, Jo will be holding a live webchat on Monday July 30, and the Bloomsbury site now says you can register to take part in this chat and submit early questions starting 23rd July.
More details when we get it. Thanks much Roonwit!