We are going to the HP Party at the Barnes N Noble in Clearwater, FL. Last time I didn't plan ahead, this time I am getting there an hour before 6pm to wait in line for the armbands so I can be one of the first to go in at midnight. Last time we were number 354. We got home around 2am.. not this time.
I have pre-ordered the Deluxe edition through Amazon but I'm going to the Borders at the Pike here in Long Beach to get another copy and experience the party. I've never been to one before.
Still don't know if my wife is coming.........
The kids and I are leaving within the hour to pick up our wristbands at Barnes & Noble in Redlands. They had 6000 reservations last week, and started handing out wristbands at 9am this morning, but I wasn't about to go sit in the crowd. I'm hoping they'll be somewhat cleared out by the time we get there. The party starts at 8pm, so my son and I will probably hit it about 8:30, 9:00...
8am tomorrow morning, it's delivered by Owl Post (the Royal Mail) to my humble abode. I'm taking Monday off work so I can read all day Sunday and Monday.
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I called one of the two Borders that I plan on going to and they've only handed out 20 wristbands so far and they said it's pretty slow as of now.
I'm on hold with the other Borders to see how they're handling the event today. I want to make sure I go to something that's having a good party and turn out!
Just got off phone with 2nd Borders and because I didn't reserve a copy I won't be getting a wristband. I'll have to wait until after everyone gets their books to purchase mine. I knew that was going to happen. I can still go and experience everything and just wait till 1:00am or 2:00am, depending on how crowded it is, to get my book though.