According to my talk with my old pal Diane (the manager) at BN:
A. Wristbands will be given out starting at 8PM for people who have pre-ordered book. Your name will be checked against a list and crossed out before you are given your wristband. If you haven't pre-ordered you'll get a different colored band and have to cross your fingers that there are copies left over.
B. At the OOTP it was 2AM when the last available copy was given out and they expect an even bigger crowd this year.
C. No pre-payment being accepted however one can arrive at 8pm for the band and come back closer to midnight to wait in line.
D. No line numbers, just the bands.
E. Plenty of adults as well as all staff in costume, costume contests, trivia contests, activities, etc.
F. Call 704-554-7906 9am-10pm Barnes & Noble at Sharon Corners if any questions. Current Mood: excited
After talking to the husband today, he doesn't want me to buy the audio version of HBP because he'll probably get it as a free selection from audible.com later on. And he was disdainful of me not being able to wait three hours to start reading. I managed not to bring up the various movies he's seen at midnight releases and on the first day or his weekly trip to the comics shop, somehow.
He also nixed the idea of the hotel room, but that's more understandable.
He did say that if someone in the fan circle wanted the audiobook he had no objection to me picking it up to deliver to them. So.....anyone interested in getting the audiobook? I'll only need to listen to the first disc. *bats eyelashes*
Or, if you all know of any other LJ/HP fans in the Triangle or Triad that might be interested in going to Charlotte, tell them to shoot me an email at ssudderth at gmail dot com. Current Mood: frustrated
HBP is coming!!!
I've just pre-ordered my book (well technically 2, I'm getting one for my 58 y/o mom too) and it was super easy! She wanted to make sure I knew they were doing a release party at midnight and the books would not be held for 2 weeks....no problem honey, I got you covered.
Need a headcount...approximate of who's coming to the pub. I'm going to call them here in the near future and find out about reservations....so who's in???
Welcome to HBP_NCRelease!
This is the community where all Potterphiles (regardless of HP philosophy) can come together for an HP/LJ evening of JK Rowling goodness!!!
You must request membership in this community if only because there will be people who (by necessity) will have to list personal info. I want to make sure everyone is legit and we'll f-lock all of our posts as well.
The current plan for July 15th is to meet at Sir Edmund Halley's British Pub
for some British Fare, Guinness (if you're old enough), and HP conversation before heading just down the way to the Barnes and Noble for the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!
If you are in/near/around or can be in the Charlotte, NC vicinity for the HP Release we invite you to join us!!! I promise I'll approve your membership in the community as soon as I ensure you're not a stalker :)
After you've joined the fun, prop us on your LJ!! The more the merrier!!! Current Mood: excited