Harry Potter: Celebrating 10 Years in Style!
Yesterday, I was complaining about the Half-Blood Prince movie being pushed back, but it seems Harry Potter can never fail me for long. Today, Scholastic announced that the 10th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone will be celebrated with an all day Read-a-Thon on September 23rd at Scholastic's headquarters in NYC.
Scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Eastern Time (way early!), people will be taking turns reading passages of the book out loud all the way through to the end (approximately 7 p.m. Eastern Time), which has given the event its name — Harry Potter Cover to Cover Day!
If you're in NY you can come and read a part. The readings are first come, first served and the first 100 readers will get a free copy of the special anniversary edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Now, THAT is totally worth waking up early for! Everyone who reads will get a free commemorative souvenir. And the coolest part of all — when it's your turn to read, you get to do it sitting in the very same throne that J. K. Rowling sat in when she was at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. Just make sure to bring a parent if you're under 18 — you won't be allowed to read without them!
For a preview of the event space, click on the image above. The designer, John Ebbert, created this rendering so that Scholastic could see what the final space will look like. This image will also be used as a guide during the actual set-up on September 15th — and we'll be live-blogging with updates as the installation takes place!
If you're not in NY, don't fret. The event will be broadcast via a live webcast right here on THE STACKS. Check in throughout the day (September 23rd) to join in on the excitement.
— Carly H. STACKS Staffer