UPDATE 12/3/2010: The giveaway is closed. The winners list is published here.
Did you know that there may be hidden Asian symbolism embedded within Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (and previous Harry Potter films)? Whether or not J.K. Rowling intended for this, the Harry Potter franchise is so popular and so textured that people are finding all kinds of connections to existing cultures around the world.
The seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series– Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1— is coming to theaters and IMAX on November 19. This a much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two full-length parts.
Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction–the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort’s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them.
But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive. Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale–the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks. Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became “the Boy Who Lived.” No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.
Director: David Yates
Writers: Steve Kloves, Based on the novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Producers: David Heyman, David Barron, J.K. Rowling
Executive Producer: Lionel Wigram
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Julie Walters and Bonnie Wright.
This film has been rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence, frightening images and brief sensuality.
Ok, ok, so you just want to know how you can win some free Harry Potter 7 gear? Read on!
What you could win from 8Asians & Warner Bros: An Harry Potter 7, Part 1 Prize Package!
What’s in the Harry Potter 7, Part 1 Prize Package?
A Harry Potter hat, USB flash drive, and t-shirt (sorry, you don’t get to pick the size), like in the picture.
How do you enter?
Answer a trivia question* about the movie and supply your contact info at this Google Docs form: http://bit.ly/8Asians-HP7part1
Question #2. The Leithifold, a carnivorous beast can be found on what Asian Island?
B. Papua New Guinea
Question #3. Why did Quidditch never catch on within the majority of Asia?
A. Games involving flight seemed too dangerous.
B. Magic carpets are the main source of flying transport.
C. Brooms only fly within Western Europe.
D. Goal scoring is culturally unappealing.
Question #4. The Occamy, two legged serpentine-bodied creature with wings is native to what South Asian country?
Can I enter more than once? Yes! But pay attention! The trivia question will change throughout the run of this giveaway, so please check back often! (Please enter ONE TIME per trivia question!)
Why do I have to fill out a form to enter the giveaway? We’re just trying to capture all the info needed to fulfill the prizes faster. And also, this way the answers to the trivia questions don’t get posted in the comments.
BONUS: Leave a short comment here sharing some thoughts about why you want to see this film or why you want to win the prize. (Doing this doesn’t increase your chances of winning, but it certainly doesn’t hurt!) Plus, “Like” 8Asians on Facebook to be the first to hear about an additional giveaway for a premium giveaway item!
Hurry, we will be announcing winners until all the prizes are gone so the sooner you enter, the better!
TWELVE lucky winners will be selected and contacted until the prizes are gone.
Rules for entering:
1) Please be in the US only. Sorry, we will not be shipping anywhere else!
2) Contributors to 8Asians and their immediate family members are not eligible to win.
Prizes courtesy of: 8Asians and Warner Bros.