As we continue to recover from all things Harry, check out Alan Hamari's BrookfieldNOW blog. Alan was at our Brookfield shop blogging away as hundreds of eager fans (and parents and friends) awaited the final book. Thanks to our own Ken Favell for posting the link!
7/21/2007 12:16:59 AM
End of the line
Well, it's done. Almost four hours later, I finally get my paws on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."
7/21/2007 12:01:02 AM
And they're off!
After a store-wide countdown followed by raucous applause, the Potterphiles finally get their books.
7/20/2007 11:55:45 PM
I'm going to be here a while...
All I can see is a swarm of people stretching back to the door. I couldn't get out of here if I wanted to.
7/20/2007 11:50:37 PM
T-minus 10 minutes
7/20/2007 11:43:20 PM
The Killing Curse ... with a smile
7/20/2007 11:35:02 PM
7/20/2007 11:12:32 PM
We're tackling the big questions here...
7/20/2007 10:50:55 PM
7/20/2007 10:33:57 PM
"It's surreal that it's the last one"
7/20/2007 10:13:09 PM
7/20/2007 10:00:37 PM
Long line already
7/20/2007 9:35:45 PM
The best costumes I've seen so far
Brookfield's Harry Potter fans are pretty creative, I've got to give them that.
7/20/2007 9:30:07 PM
A little Muggle creativity
7/20/2007 9:10:54 PM
Here they come...
7/20/2007 8:56:23 PM
7/19/2007 1:39:56 PM
Only two days away
It's only two days until the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," but the New York Times has already posted its review of the final book in J.K. Rowling's teenage wizard series.
7/18/2007 8:16:30 PM
The countdown begins...
Well, I guess I can’t hide it anymore. With the release of the final book in the wildly popular “Harry Potter” series this Saturday shortly after midnight, I’ve come to grips with the fact that I’m a huge fan (or is that fanatic?) of J.K. Rowling’s rollicking and wonderful series of books following the adventures of everyone’s favorite teenage wizard.
Even though I was a little late to the game, I’ve read all the books (more than once), seen all the movies (most of them more than once) and think I’d probably fare pretty well in a Harry Potter trivia contest.
So, what better way to celebrate the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” than with my own people – rabid Harry Potter fans?
I’ll be spending the night at the Harry W. Schwartz store in Brookfield, talking to fans, trying to find the most original costume, testing my Harry Potter knowledge and eagerly awaiting the stroke of midnight, when the fate of Harry and his Hogwarts pals will finally be revealed.
Will the wait be worth it? Will Harry survive? Should I be this excited? Join me right here, starting at 9 p.m. Friday, as I find out. (And don’t worry, I won’t ruin the ending for you.)