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Jul. 15th, 2007 | 02:45 pm
posted by: ziasudra in nyc_hpslashers

Less than a week until Deathly Hallows! :D

Most of us seem to have ordered our books around three main locations: Union Square B&N, Books of Wonder, and Long Island. So I made a poll, hoping it would help facilitate any pre-midnight release get-together. It's free for all -- you see someone getting their book at the same place as yours, feel free to arrange something with them.

For those of you who prefer set plans, I do have one get-together idea: I live 10-15 minutes' walk away from Union Square, and 15-20 minutes' walk from Books of Wonder. I plan to be home from work by 6 p.m. on the 20th, and anyone is welcome to stop by my apartment for dinner (it'll most likely be take-out/delivery) and/or listening to JKR's reading until we need to head to our respective book parties. For HBP, I arrived Books of Wonder at around 9 p.m. I plan to do something similar this time.

My apartment's open whether only 1 of you decide to show up or if 10 of you do, just be sure to let me know ahead of time so I know to expect you.

Now onto the poll...

Poll #1021879 July 21 Getting-My-Book Poll (no spoilers)

I will be getting my book at:

Books of Wonder
6(54.5%)
Union Square Barnes & Nobles
1(9.1%)
Long Island
2(18.2%)
Other
2(18.2%)

If other, where?

I'm interested in getting together around 6-ish at a place near Union Square/Books of Wonder

Yes
4(44.4%)
No
2(22.2%)
Maybe
3(33.3%)

If yes or maybe: I'm going to want to listen to JKR's reading of DH via streaming video, starting 7 p.m. EST. (Meaning: I don't mind ordering take-out dinner delivery so I can listen to JKR in the comfort of someone's apartment.)

Yes
3(60.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
Something else I'll tell you in the comments
2(40.0%)

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ziasudra

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from: ziasudra
date: Jul. 15th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
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Not a bad fan at all. I had to double- and triple-check the dates myself to make sure I had taken the correct dates off from work for the book.

Glad you'll be joining us :)

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SilentAuror

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from: silentauror
date: Jul. 16th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
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I'd love to come, but I have an opera that night. And as I live way uptown, going all the way down to Union Square wouldn't be my first choice, as getting back that late would be a pain. It would have been fun, though!

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ziasudra_fic

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from: ziasudra_fic
date: Jul. 19th, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
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I know what you mean. If I don't so close to Union Square, I think I'd avoid that place as well.

Hope you'll have fun at your opera and at whichever book party you'll attend!

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Fiendling

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from: fiendling
date: Jul. 17th, 2007 05:29 am (UTC)
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cant do anything beforehand since my family is visiting and well be doing stuff :P but i should get to books of wonder around 9... or later. no idea.

as soon as i get my book, though, im outta there. hahaha. dont want to hear spoilers and i gotta get back to family anyway since we're all staying together in one room and i cant go to bed late and... argh. im gonna take it slow i think so... ANYWAY YAH!! ill be at books of wonder :D

also will probably be seeing mary grandpre the next day.... i think. i hope!

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ziasudra_fic

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from: ziasudra_fic
date: Jul. 19th, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
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Cool. I emailed you my info just in case, although we'll probably be at Books of Wonder already by 9. I'm also going to get to the bookstore early on Saturday for Mary GrandPre, so we might bump into each other then!

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the only jets fan in northern california

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from: countouttheday
date: Jul. 19th, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
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I am not positive, as I haven't reserved a copy, but am planning on doing the Books of Wonder thing on Friday. I'd love to meet you guys beforehand, though may be a bit later than six, depending if I decide I want to run home and switch out of work stuff first. Also, I'm inviting a couple friends to get the book with me and don't want to invite them over to your place if that's not cool. (they're both RL friends, but one has dabbled in fandom in the past and the other knows all about it and is cool with it despite being a straight guy.)

Anyway, will let you know for sure when I know what's going on, but definitely look forward to seeing you guys on Friday.

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ziasudra_fic

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from: ziasudra_fic
date: Jul. 19th, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
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I'm fine with extra people showing up at my place, so no worries there :)

From my experience working at the book release for HBP, there should be plenty of books left for you to buy even if you haven't yet pre-ordered. You just might be put in a different line to get your book. It was disastrous last time because of the way they handled all the credit card charges, but it seems like they're doing it differently (and more efficiently) this time.

Oh and I just sent out an email with details, etc. I get to have my work cell again (the same one I carried around wtih me during PR), so getting a hold of me will be much easier. Or you can always call Cedar *g*

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the only jets fan in northern california

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from: countouttheday
date: Jul. 19th, 2007 09:59 pm (UTC)
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Actually, my friend ordered one for me. So yay. And I will invite my book-getting friends to join me at your place, though I am not sure that they will make it over that early.

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ziasudra_fic

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from: ziasudra_fic
date: Jul. 19th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Yay indeed :)

It'd be best if you can come over before 8. I know I'll want to listen to as much of JKR's reading as I can (assuming my computer works *crosses fingers*), and if it rains, I don't fancy standing outside for hours just to get soaked. But I'm not sure when people will want to mass migrate over to the bookstore, so I'm going to say I'll be at my apt until 8 for sure, and then maybe for a bit longer afterwards.

See you tomorrow :D

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