Monday, July 18, 2011

Something Potter This Way Comes!

Have I got a surprise for you!! This week I'm joining seven other fabulous bloggers who can't get enough Harry. Figuring that most of you feel the same, we've created #PotterChat, complete with blogfest, scavenger hunt contest with fabulous prizes, AND interactive twitter chats ALL WEEK LONG! Here are the detes: 

Can't let go of the excitement of seeing Deathly Hallows Part 2? On pins and needles until the opening of Pottermore and hoping you'll be one of the lucky early entries?

Then join our #PotterChat every day this week for fantastic blogging and Tweeting on all things Potter! Each day, some of our lovely and extremely interesting bloggers will bring you a new post on Potter sure to help quench your craving for that golden Harry Polyjuice. Then, at special designated times on Twitter, join us for a #PotterChat, where you can discuss live with the bloggers and other fans all things Potter -- your review of the movie, your expectations for Pottermore, whatever.

But BEST OF ALL -- is the PotterChat Scavenger Hunt. Follow the clues from one blog to another and collect the Q&A answers. When all answers have been revealed, e-mail the answers with the name of the blog they were found on to First correct entry gets first choice of prizes, second entry gets second choice, and so on.

Here are our fabulous Bloggers with links to their blog and Twitter:


PotterChat Announcement!

Writability by Avalon Jaedra on Top Five Favorite Harry Potter Moments (9:30 a.m. Eastern)


Jami Gold, Paranormal Author by Jami Gold on Harry Potter and Beyond: What Inspires You to Write? (8:30 a.m. Eastern)

Bekah Snow's blog by Bekah Snow on Heroes Worth the Read: Ways to Make Your Characters Jump into Readers' Hearts (7 a.m. Eastern)


Alivia Anders; Musings of a Microwaving Burrito Enthusiast by Alivia Anders on Why We Still Feel Sympathy for the Bad Guys

Kiki Hamilton, Author, by Kiki Hamilton on The Magic of Harry Potter: People, Places and Things (10 a.m. Eastern)


Paranormal Point of View by Lisa Gail Green on How To Leave 'Em Wanting More! The Wonderful World of Potter (7 a.m. Eastern)

Lyn Midnight: Against the Odds, by Lyn Midnight on The Boy Who'll Live Forever... in Fan Fiction (9 AM Eastern)


HarryPotterforWriters by S.P. Sipal on Coming Home to Theme (9 a.m. Eastern)

Final Round-up and Prize Winners

Here's the schedule for our one-hour #PotterChats on Twitter each day. We've tried scheduling for various time zones. Simply follow the owl...I mean the hashtag!  :-)

  • Monday: 9 pm Eastern
  • Tuesday: 4 pm Eastern
  • Wednesday: 11 am Eastern
  • Thursday: 9 pm Eastern
  • Friday: 5 pm Eastern (where we'll reveal the prize winners!)

Scavenger Hunt Prizes:

Scavenger Hunt List of Clues:
Here are the clues that you will have to follow and find throughout the week. Once you have visited all 8 blogs and found ALL 8 clues, please e-mail your list of answers and which blog they were found on to

Please note: You cannot submit your entry until 9 a.m. Eastern on Friday, when all 8 answers have been revealed on the blogs!
  1. In Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone, when Professor McGonagall introduces Harry to Oliver Wood saying that she's found him a Seeker, she also notes that Harry caught the Remembrall in a dive that even who could not have done?
  2. In Chamber of Secrets, who helped get Harry out of trouble in Filch's office by persuading Peeves to crash the vanishing cabinet on the floor above?
  3. In Prisoner of Azkaban, what shape did Dean's Boggart take?
  4. In Goblet of Fire, what does Dobby reveal to be his pay per week for working at Hogwarts?
  5. In Order of the Phoenix, the Weasley twins planted this outside of Umbridge's office before leaving Hogwarts.
  6. In Half-Blood Prince, during Dumbledore's visit to Tom Riddle's orphanage, he instructs Tom to empty items out of his box in his wardrobe.  Name one of the three items mentioned.
  7. In Deathly Hallows, this gift was the end of Peter Pettigrew.
  8. In Deathly Hallows, on the radio show Potterwatch!, although he wanted to be called "Rapier," Lee Jordon initially introduced one of the Weasley twins as... (this name).

    Thanks for visiting and for playing! We look forward to a wonderful week with lots of fun!
    photo credit Pretty interesting post for HP fans. Creepy though!


    1. What fun! I still haven't seen the movies yet! I'll go tweet!

    2. I'm going to see the final movie in a week or two. I didn't know there was a HP book for writers. Man, this is an educational blog, Lisa. Love it!

    3. Wow, this is so cool! For me, it's like reading Japanese, but still...

      I'm tweeting now :D

    4. Laura - I ASSUME you read the books though! I hope. If not you must correct this egregious error immediately.

      Stina - Susan's blog is AMAZING. It boggles my mind the stuff she comes up with using HP.

      Julie - :P I will convert you to Potter. Religion I don't touch, but Potter? Hmm...

    5. Yay for the opportunity to continue rolling in Potter love! I'll have to figure out how to blog on my Smart Phone so I can keep up. Going to tweet this.

    6. Sounds like too much fun to miss. And wow, awesome prizes!

    7. Yay! I'm so glad there are other people who are as crazy about HP as I am :)

      Sarah Allen
      (my creative writing blog)

    8. Leslie - if anyone can do it, you can!

      Heather - Yay!!! I'll be looking for you at PotterChat!

      Sarah - You better believe it!

    9. I just watched Part I of the Deathly Hallows this weekend. Love the scavenger hunt idea. It will help ease our withdrawal from the era of HP.

    10. Very cool! It's so hard to believe the last movie is out!

    11. Bethany - I hope you'll do it!

      Megan - YES, we don't want it to end either!

      Jemi - I know. I get all choked up every time I think about it.

    12. It's going to be a blast! Looking forward to Jami's and Bekah's posts tomorrow.

      And thank you, Lisa, for your sweet comments! :-)

    13. How delightful!

      It'll be another weekend following this one before I get to DH2 (thanks, Comic Con!), but I'm so very much looking forward to it. :D

    14. What a fun idea! I'll definitely check out your posts. I <3 HP!

    15. What a fun contest and scavenger hunt! I will definitely visit the blogs - some news ones I haven't heard of yet but so glad to see Harry Potter for Writers on the list too. Did you see the AMAZING first chapter analysis of the Sorcerer's STone a few weeks back??!!!??

    16. Susan - I am very excited about this!

      Jeff - :D

      Deb - It was awesome!

      Ghenet - Yay! I'm glad you're game.

      Margo - OH YES, Susan is amazing. That was one of my favorites too.

    17. I'm waaay behind in the HP frenzy. Have to see the third one before the fourth one and that's not happening just yet.

      Have fun. But then you are already.

    18. Fun! I'll be seeing (I hope) the final HP movie this weekend.