Monday, July 9, 2012
If you don't know what LeakyCon is, let me explain. Ohohoho let me explain. Also give me a minute so I can cackle evilly for effect.
LeakyCon is a giant Harry Potter conference that takes place every year, and has been going on for three or four years (pfft, details.) It is run by the webmistress of leaky.com, Melissa Anelli. It has panels, wizard rock (Wrock), authors, actors, and so much more. This year, Evanna Lynch (Luna), as well as the actors who played Nigel and young James Potter. The Vlogbrothers will be there, as well as the inimitable Maureen Johnson, who is running the LeakyCon Lit program, which deals with all the literary events.
Best of all, in my opinion, Figment.com will be there with a writing lounge. Figment is everyone's favourite writing site and you better check it out now.
Anyway, there are so many other things also happening that naming them would take longer than I have the energy to write out. And Lily and I are going. If you are ALSO going, please FIND US. I will be tweeting about it on the thing that you tweet on. I hope to also be blogging about it, but I don't know if that's possible.
I can hear some of you crying in the corner and saying that we shouldn't blog about it because you can't go and you'll be jealous, but I don't feel bad. This is the first, and probably last conference I will get to go to, and I want to enjoy it to the best of my ability.
On a non-related note, I'd like to do a giveaway sometime soon, but I can only do that if we have enough followers. Perhaps a bit of LeakyCon swag would tempt you?
Anywho, cheers, and DFTBA!
Monday, March 12, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
While they haven’t announced the exact date, Pottermore has finally gotten specific at when the site is going to be coming to the public. If you weren’t one of the beta-testers, you will get to join Pottermore in early April 2012.
According to their blog, the reason behind the delay was that they needed to create a new platform for the site and that platform is finally up and running. It was also announced that Pottermore is going to be getting some new features in the coming months in response to the feedback from the beta testers.
You can read more about this on the Pottermore insider
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Anyone who likes Harry Potter enough to even visit this site probably already knows about The New Book. Now that I've finally calmed down enough in my fangirling to write a semi-coherent blogpost, I thought I would go over everything we know about this book and add some speculation of my own.
- It's being published by Little, Brown Book Group (who also happens to be Jackson Pearce's publisher)
- The New Book's genre, title, and release date have not yet been announced; we know that the book is going to be targeted at adults though.
- In response to the numerous questions about her book on twitter, she said: "As you may have heard, I have a new book out later this year. Very different to Harry, although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much"
- Her official website has been taken down and replaced with a signup sheet for future updates about the book. It is being “refreshed and redesigned and will be relaunched later this spring.”
After looking through several past interviews and statements in hopes of getting a clue of what she is working on, I discovered a few more relevant facts on what she might be working on and am thinking it might be a crime novel. The facts I based this off are
- She has always wanted to write a crime novel
- David Shelley, has admitted that he will be working with her directly and is very excited about it. He has edited and published a large amount of successful mystery/crime novels.
- Andrew Sims from Hypable also caught a few comments by other crime writers about the prospect of her novel being a crime novel. He writes:
“The crime world is all aflutter at the prospect, in any event. “Wouldn’t it be funny if JK Rowling’s first novel for adults turned out to be a crime story set in Edinburgh? My word yes,” tweeted Ian Rankin. “Might explain why she left the neighbourhood (me, McCall Smith, Atkinson near-neighbours) and moved across town … She’s certainly a fan of the traditional whodunit.”
“Nice to see that JK Rowling has such good taste in editors. I guess I’m willing to share David Shelley… Do you think her choice of Mr David means she’s writing a thriller/crime novel?” wondered McDermid, adding: “If Mr David inspires JKR the way he does me, we’re in for something rather tasty.”
In other news, I’m going to be on a medical leave from school until the end of the year. I don’t know how this is going to effect my blogging (or rather not-blogging) yet though. I’m also teaching myself how to make crepes and planning about blogging about my failures (and successes) in that area.