We all counted down to 9:01am and the boxes were opened. Madam Pince clutches her copy here.
The Snook looks pretty happy for somebody who's never read one of the books! (He's listened to them on tape.)
I didn't get the chick in the lion helmet at first, but now I think she may have been going for a "Luna Lovegood" thing...
Some people just plonked right down and started in on the book.
Meanwhile the rest of us huddled for warmth around the clearing full of fire dancers. This guy set his pants on fire!
The juggler entertains an enthralled crowd. This is a pretty nice picture, if I do say so myself.
Madam Pince can't resist sneaking a peek in the book...
"What do you think, Hedwig? Should we dive in?"