The Saturday Post: A Harry Potter Finale, YA saves & more

* Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 premiered in London on Thursday, and the festivities included several thank you speeches from the primary cast & crew. J.K Rowling summed everything up with this beautiful statement:

The stories we love best do live in us forever. Whether you come back by page or by screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.

If you missed it, here are some highlights:

Who’s got their tickets for the movie already? We’ve got Harry Potter goodies planned for every day next week!

* Speaking of Harry Potter … have you heard about The Potter Games yet? All will be revealed on Monday, 7/11/11 at 11pm ET — but first, there is a special message from Lord Voldemort:

* The fine folks at NextMovie are looking for YOUR photos with the Harry Potter cast members for a special edition of MyCeleBFF.

* More kerfluffle from the WSJ article about YA lit — first, Maureen Johnson debated the writer of the article on NPR. Then, Scott Westerfeld responded with a brilliant blog post about how the people it’s really important to reach with the truth about YA are parents!

* Remember hearing about the letter from Jace to Clary that was included in special B&N editions of City of Fallen Angels by Cassie Clare? Well, you can now read the letter online! Plus check out the latest teasers for City of Lost Souls.

* Our friends at The Readiacs have  cool contest — a chance for you to win a meet & greet with the band 100 Monkeys. Go enter now!

* The line-up of YA & MG authors at Wordstock 2011 is really amazing. I’ve updated the line-up here! Will you be coming?

* The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler has gotten an official cover. I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of this book, and I must tell you, it’s pretty fantastic:

For the comments: Any news we missed? Share it below!

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