You've read the books. You've seen the movies.
And you've still got a good five days before "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the seventh and final novel in the wildly popular series by J.K. Rowling, hits the shelves.
That means five more days of pondering whether Harry Potter will die, whether Professor Snape is good or evil, where the horcruxes are and a host of other questions left hanging after the sixth book was released in 2005.
For many, those questions likely will mean no sleep Friday night and Saturday morning until the entire book is read.
"I can't even wait for this book to be out," says Elisabeth Jobst, who will be an eighth-grader at Tonganoxie Middle School. "Oh, the anticipation."
To help combat that anticipation - or perhaps add fuel to the fire - we consulted our own panel of Potter experts to get their predictions for the final book. There were authors, the producer of a Potter podcast, librarians and local readers of all ages.
To read their responses, check out the links below.
- Answers to the Journal-World's Harry Potter predictions survey, sorted by respondent
- Answers to the Journal-World's Harry Potter predictions survey, sorted by question
- The top five unanswered questions (07-15-07)
- Get your 'Potter' party on (07-15-07)
- Practical magic (07-15-07)
- Mike Neighbors, a rural Lawrence resident, is co-creator of the Pottercast podcast. Check it out by clicking here.
- Take a quiz to find out which house you would fit into at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry by clicking here.
- Lawrence Journal-World page 1D for 07-15-07 (.pdf)
- Lawrence Journal-World 'Double Truck' pages 4D-5D for 07-15-07 (.pdf)