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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Release Date Announced 371

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Croakyvoice writes "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, the seventh and final book in the best-selling series, has been scheduled for release at 12:01 a.m. on July 21, 2007, Scholastic announced today." A deluxe edition for collectors and enthusiasts is also planned with a simultaneous release.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Release Date Announced

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  • by Tebriel (192168) on Thursday February 01, 2007 @10:32PM (#17853954)
    I'm sure someone will have posted spoilers to the internet months in advance, and if you care about Harry Potter, you'll have inadvertently stumbled upon them and cursed loudly.
    • I'm sure the T-shirt printers are getting ready: "Harry Potter dies on page 573, I just saved you 15 hours and $29."
      • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 01, 2007 @11:28PM (#17854466)
        I'm sure the T-shirt printers are getting ready: "Harry Potter dies on page 573, I just saved you 15 hours and $29."

        It's going to be hilarious when you're torn limb from limb by a horde of enraged 12 year old girls.
        • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

          by DarkAxi0m (928088)

          It's going to be hilarious when you're torn limb from limb by a horde of enraged 12 year old girls.
          ..>mmmm i had a dream like that once :S
    • by porcupine8 (816071) on Thursday February 01, 2007 @11:00PM (#17854264) Journal
      I've honestly never seen an honest-to-god HP spoiler. Where do you find them? There's always tons of speculation, but the only real info is whatever JKR releases on her site - which is rarely to never anything really useful. There were some supposed "spoilers" of Dumbledore's death, but there were just as many sites saying it was going to be Hagrid (or one of several other characters).
  • by thesupermikey (220055) on Thursday February 01, 2007 @10:32PM (#17853966) Homepage Journal
    Just letting people know i started camping out in front of my local Barnes and Noble This afternoon. If anyone could bring me some coffee, that would be super-sweet.

    Im going to get back to writing my erotic fan fiction where Hairy and lee adama from Battlestar Galactica become close friends (wink wink)
  • So... (Score:2, Funny)

    by Hsensei (1055922)
    wonder when the "Harry dies on page..." shirts come out?
    • by wasted (94866)

      So, wonder when the "Harry dies on page..." shirts come out?
      1. Set up Cafe Press account to sell "Harry Dies on Page ...?" shirts.
      2. Advertise by posting on Slashdot.
      3. Avoid lawsuits by .....?
      4. Profit!

      Can someone help me with step 3?
  • by jlechem (613317) on Thursday February 01, 2007 @10:34PM (#17853978) Homepage Journal
    I can finally kick my habit of dirty nasty but delicious harry on ron on hermoine on snape fanfics and get into some real book reading?
  • by j00r0m4nc3r (959816) on Thursday February 01, 2007 @10:34PM (#17853984)
    I can't wait to eat a bowl of Deathly Hallows. I might even mix in some C3POs if I'm feeling saucy.
  • Harry kills Voldemort on page 608!

    Nooooooooooooooooo. You bitch.
  • by Frogbert (589961) <frogbert@@@gmail...com> on Thursday February 01, 2007 @10:38PM (#17854018)
    1. Harry goes to school.
    2. After a few weeks something weird starts to happen.
    3. Ignore it until just before the school year ends.
    4. Find out what was causing whatever was weird to happen.
    5. Defeat it/Showdown with Voldemort.

    But seriously I love the books.
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by Broken scope (973885)
      I think you for got 2 steps. N: ?????????? N: PROFIT?!
    • by ocbwilg (259828) on Thursday February 01, 2007 @11:05PM (#17854314)
      1. Harry goes to school.

      Ha! You're obviously wrong, as Hogwart's was closed at the end of book 6 and Harry wasn't planning on going back anyways! Loser!
      • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

        by melikamp (631205)
        GP is spot-on.

        1. Harry goes to school. 2. After a few weeks something weird starts to happen.

        The doors are locked, teachers and students are nowhere to be found, Quidditch match seems to be canceled.

        3. Ignore it until just before the school year ends.

        Harry wonders the halls and checks the owl-mail every half an hour.

        4. Find out what was causing whatever was weird to happen.

        After adding up all of the clues he gathered throughout the semester, Harry decides to check the Message Board. It reveals that the s

    • Judging from the end of the last book, I think step 1 will not apply to this book.

      Some others:

      Something magical happens during summer break.
      Hagrid says something he's not supposed to.
      There's a confrontation with Malfoy.
      Harry and friends break school rules, lie about it, then are praised for saving the day by their teachers.

    • by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 02, 2007 @12:17AM (#17854780)
      Missed one:
      2.5 Harry stars in the school production of Equus, and gets rave reviews.
  • by GFree (853379) on Thursday February 01, 2007 @10:40PM (#17854032)
    Unless this new Harry Potter book has some gratuitous Microsoft/Vista-basing incorporated somehow, it has no place on Slashdot!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 01, 2007 @10:40PM (#17854034)
    "A deluxe edition for collectors and enthusiasts is also planned with a simultaneous release."

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Deluxe Edition
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Ultimate Edition
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Home Premium Edition
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Home Basic Edition
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Business Edition
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Enterprise Edition ...

    Don't think it won't happen.
  • by edwardpickman (965122) on Thursday February 01, 2007 @10:42PM (#17854070)
    All jokes aside it's impressive accomplishment to go from a single mother on the dole to the most successful author of all time and she's still relatively young. The big question really has to be what next?
    • by Bwana Geek (1033040) on Thursday February 01, 2007 @10:50PM (#17854168) Journal
      I'm guessing we go 2 or 3 years with nothing, then out comes Harry Potter Jr. and the Redundant Storyline of Destiny.
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by R_Ramjet (994878)
      Welcome Back Potter?
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      All jokes aside, I know what she should do. I think she should write a book of short stories. With her imagination, she probably has a zillion of them. And the book would be of sufficiently different type that it would be hard to compare to Harry Potter. It also improves the odds of there being *something* that most people would like, so it wouldn't be the inevitable reaction of, "this book is okay, but it's not as good as Harry Potter."
  • by nebaz (453974) on Thursday February 01, 2007 @10:44PM (#17854088)
    I'm sure the producers of the fifth Harry Potter movie are jumping for joy, as their movie [yahoo.com] comes out very close to that time (July 13). The publication of the last book would generate much more buzz about Harry Potter than any thing they could come up with for the movie on it's own.
  • missed opportunity (Score:4, Interesting)

    by jtcm (452335) on Thursday February 01, 2007 @10:45PM (#17854100)

    I can't believe they're not releasing the book 2 weeks ealier!

    The 7th book should really be released on 7/7/07.

  • Spoilers... (Score:5, Funny)

    by penguin_dance (536599) on Thursday February 01, 2007 @10:55PM (#17854224)

    I've got the scoop the story:
    "The school and Harry's friends are scandalized when he shows up to the prom naked on a horse."

    Ooops...sorry, wrong story [equustheplay.com].

  • by OzPeter (195038)
    Barry Trotter [amazon.com] is more fun to read, but the really best thing is that the books are about one tenth the size for the same entertainment.

    • The books are good, and I can also give a thumbs up to the Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody audiobook. They guy reading it does a fantastic job.

      My girlfriend and I were listening to it for the heck of it and making fun of just how well he's able to sound like some of the characters from the Harry Potter movies.
  • I cant wait (Score:2, Informative)

    by indraneil (1011639)
    I agree that the basic storyline has always been the same, but I find it readable none the same and it is to the credit of JKR that she manages to keep me as hooked now as I was, a decade ago (when I was a teen).
    The difference between the two editions is not in the content but in the book binding and the covers of the same
    You may see the differences in covers here [bloomsbury.com].
    The top row is the children's version, incase, you fail to get it!!

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