LeakyCon 2009: Announcing Our Programming

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Apr 20, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

With LeakyCon 2009, our first ever Harry Potter convention, just around the corner, we are proud to announce our full schedule of programming. With a variety of events, from informal session to serious academic discussions to Wizard Rock concerts and more, Leaky Con has a jammed packed list of events planned for our convention which is taking place next month May 21-24th at the Boston Park Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts. With proceeds to benefit charity, registration for Leaky Con is going fast, so be sure to register today!

THURSDAY NIGHT:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Welcome Feast!!
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Wizard Rock, Evil Night! featuring Draco and the Malfoys, The Parselmouths, Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills and Swish and Flick
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Vendor Room Sneak Preview: 9PM

FRIDAY MORNING:

Informal Programming:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>AlleyCast/SpinnersCast Podcast – A Mixed Cast of PodCasters!!
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>The Hufflepuff In All Of Us – Sue Upton
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Wand Making and Lighting – James Hinsey
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Frak’s Fan Art Factory – Frankie Franco III
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Achieving Performance Perfection with Potter: Improv Workshop – Leah Cornish
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Wizard Rock – Releasing A Record
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Wizard Rock – Booking Shows and Promoting Your Band
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Fan Art and Craft Gallery Displays Open!

Youth Programming:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>So You Want To Be On PotterCast?
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Wizard Rock Roundtable

Academic Programming:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Harry Potter Alliance: Meeting for Chapter Organizers – Karen Bernstein
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Harry Potter Alliance: Introduction to the Harry Potter Alliance – Andrew Slack
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Harry Potter Alliance: Not In Harry’s Name
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Harry Potter Alliance: Darfur and Human Rights
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>The Deathly Hallows is The New Yin Yang – Debi Baron
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Filk Workshop – MJ Harper, Nina Deboo, and Ann Skinner
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>The Chosen One: Love’s Victory Over Death – David Gras
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Muggle Magic – Ruth Roulston
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Similarity Between The American Deaf and The Wizarding World – Ana Gondring
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Order of the Phoenix: Let’s Discuss, Reading Group Style – The Lily & Stag Staff
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Publishing Original Novels – Lisa Wright DeGroodt & Addie Caliendo
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>THE MAGICIANS: Fantasy Literature in the Post-Potter World – Lev Grossman

FRIDAY AFTERNOON:

Special Events:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Keynote Luncheon – TBA – $50
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Nosh With The Nerdfighters and DFTBA CD Release Party – $30

Featured Events:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Imagining a New World – Andrew Slack, Peter Gould and a special guest
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Harry, A History Q & A – Melissa Anelli

Informal Programming:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>We Are Wizards Screening
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Wizard Rock: Live Sound and Recording (hands-on training)

Youth Programming:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Fun Sized Frak Art Factory – Frankie Franco III
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Youth and HPA – Karen Bernstein

Academic Programming:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Fawkes As A Symbol of Faith and Resurrection – Julia Katz
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Demonization of Wealth, Power and Prestige In The Wizarding World – Jennifer Gentile and Amanda Martinez
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Harry Potter, Prejudice, and Bigotry – Michelle Schultz
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Jewish Values and Ethics in Harry Potter – Benjamin Beck
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>The Wizard Rock Community Panel – moderated by Freya Fridy
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>The Mythic Foundations of Fantasy – Julie Hahnke
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Author Panel & Open House

FRIDAY EVENING:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Rock Night in the Imperial Ballroom – Wizard Rock Concert Event
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>featuring Harry and the Potters, The Whomping Willows, Gred and Forge, and Tonks and the Aurors

SATURDAY MORNING:

Informal Programming:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Fair Fortune Musical
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Live PotterCast
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Wizard Rock: Community Building
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Wizard Rock: Songwriting Workshop – Lena (The Butterbeer Experience)
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Costume Making 101 – James Hinsey
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Costume Making 201 – James Hinsey

Youth Programming:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Wizard Rock Roundtable

Academic Programming:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Harry Potter Alliance: How to Start Your Own HPA Chapter – Karen Bernstein
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Harry Potter Alliance: What Would Dumbledore Do? – Andrew Slack
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Harry Potter Alliance: HP Alliance, HPA U, and the New Media Alliance – Andrew Slack
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Still Conjuring Her Self: Further Thoughts on Hermione’s Self-Determination – Gwendolyn Limbach
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>The Impact of Fathers in Harry Potter – Heidi Schubert
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Dissecting the Distortion: What Mature Readers Bring to the (Library) Table – Elisabeth Carnell
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Unique Inventions of The Wizarding World – Debi Baron
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Tales of Morality to Inspire the Young and Old – Christina Semmens
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Being an Adult Fan of a Children’s Book Series – Shelly Parey and Jennifer Frisbie

SATURDAY AFTERNOON:

Special Events:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Keynote Lunch – TBA – $60

Featured Events:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>The Eyes of Deathly Hallows: Harry Potter’s Corrected and Transforming Vision – John Granger
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>TBD Wrock Afternoon – featuring The Remus Lupins, The Moaning Myrtles, The Mudbloods and RiddleTM.
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>We Are Wizards Screening and Q&A With Josh Koury, Director

Academic Programming:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Harry Potter Alliance: The HPA and Equal Rights for Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Class
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Harry Potter Alliance: Umbridge and Civil Liberties – Andrew Slack
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Harry Potter Alliance: The HP Alliance and Media Reform
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Career Advice: Re-Imagining the School Story – Karin Westman
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Snape Rehabilitation: Dr. Cynthia Cynical (a.k.a. Nina Deboo with Leaky’s Scribbulus Staff)
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Literary Value in the HP Series – Lisa Pikaard
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Hearing the Music in Harry Potter – Becky Kolaski
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>How Young Is Too Young For Harry’s Readers? – Vickey McKinley
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Comedy in Harry Potter – David English
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>How to Deal with Deatheaters After the War (Model UN) – Allyson Zachanoff and Katie Brand
  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Harry Potter and UK Law – Expelliarmas

SATURDAY EVENING:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>The Rocking Charity Ball to be held in the Castle at Park Plaza

SUNDAY MORNING:

  • style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Farewell Breakfast




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