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




54 Responses to LeakyCon 2009: Announcing Our Programming

Avatar ImageSareptheRavenclaw says: Wish I was going. : ( Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: I am so excited for LeakyCon. The programming sounds great; I wish I could go to ALL of the events! It's going to be tough to choose among them. See you in a month. SQUEE! :DAvatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: I am so excited for all of this, I don't even know what else to say...ONE MONTH!!! Can't wait!! SQUEE!!!!Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: I am SO jealous right now! Have fun everyone! Sounds awesome!!!Avatar ImageThe Sorting Hat says: You people all have fun...(DARN IT!!!)Avatar ImageLuna Ravenclaw says: :( I all looks so fun...Avatar Imagepenguin1124 says: I can't wait!Avatar ImageMarieMoM says: This depresses me even more. Have fun, everyone going....Avatar Imagecedriclove94 says: I REALLYYYY WANT TO GO!! darn living on the other side of the world!! I want to get taught art by Frak!! Coem to Australia LOLAvatar Imageloquaciouskook says: 31 days! I am standing here beside myself.Avatar Imagecbm says: Excellent job on the program!! It sounds like a great time! I hope I can make it next year!Avatar Imagekira902k says: it sounds amazing! I don't understand a lot of it, but I'm SO excited. I hope there's time for me to do everything I wanna do, because there seems to be a lot happeininga t the same time, and I don't want to miss anything great programming, leaky!Avatar ImageJersey says: Maybe next year.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: As it seems safe to say from above that the programming at LeakyCon is going to be fantastic, I can only register one thing: envy for those who are going! Have fun to all who are able to attend!Avatar Imageunderthefairytales says: Waaah, I'm SO depressed that I can't go. :[ I'll be in Baltimore at the time. And that Saturday is my birthday, too! D: Any chance any of this is going to be recorded or documented in some way? I sooo wish I was going. As it is, I'll be on a plane for my 19th birthday instead of doing ALL OF THESE AMAZING THINGS!Avatar ImageLemonFaerie says: Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait! Avatar ImageLoonyLoopyLunaLovegood says: Are we going to get descriptions of everything? That would help tons. :) One month!Avatar ImageLoonyLoopyLunaLovegood says: Also, will we be getting a time schedule at some point? I tend to be a bit too organized for these things. Avatar Imageheartless_wench says: Wow... impressive. I would have liked to have gone to this. I did volunteer, but I never heard from anyone. Oh well. Is everything only for registered attendees? I see there's a vendor room, and I'd also love to go to Melissa's HaH talk. Avatar ImageQuestauthor says: heartless_wench, you do have to be registered to volunteer, just so you know. If you are not registered, you can go to the vendor room, but we are not selling day or session passes. Maybe in 2011, but not this time around, sorry! Shoshana Lovegood, of course we'll be putting out more detail later!Avatar Imageheartless_wench says: Hey... thanks Questauthor! Yeah, I figured i'd have to be registered for the sessions. I didnt realize that you had to be registered to volunteer. Again... oh well. LOL. Cool that you've got John Granger. I've heard him talk twice and he is fascinating. Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: UGHHH i wish i could go :[Avatar ImageCourtney Quirke says: BRB BEING EXCITED!Avatar Imagelutherjw says: "TBA" must be the special JoBama appearances... O_o :D I hate that I won't be able to make it to LeakyCon this year ... will almost definitely be in Florida in 2011 though...Avatar Imagekenmarekestrels93 says: Damn I wish I could go so badly!!! Avatar Imagebuthagrid says: This all looks like a crazy amount of fun! Unfortunately I won't be able to make it, but I will try with all my power to make it to LeakyCon 2011!Avatar ImageLady of the Lake says: Reading that sent me on a roller coaster of emotions that ended with envy. Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Wish I was going!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: I'm jealous! 2011 come already!!! (I will go to LeakyCon 2011 by hook or by crook! :P)Avatar ImageAugury Feather says: I would and still will kill you all to go to this. Oh why am I stuck on a giant Island on the other end of the world (australia) :(Avatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: :( This program sounds amazing!... SOMEBODY TAKE ME WITH YOU!Avatar Imagebecmajec says: man that sounds awesome. i wish i could go. but alas, sydney is quite far away from boston :(Avatar ImageShane says: Mmmmm. "So excited" doesn't even cover my feelings.Avatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: This all looks fantastic - any idea of what times are going to be? I'm just curious as to how many things in each section we might be able to do.Avatar ImageHollyLime says: I wanted to go so badly, but school, time and money wouldn't allow me to.Avatar ImageMJLeakyCon says: We'll post a chart with the exact times later this week. Be sure to be checking LeakyCon.com daily for updates. :)Avatar Imageirishdancer says: I'm beyond jealous of anyone going! it sounds so amazing. Leakycon 2011! :D hahaAvatar ImageMeri says: I really really want to come to LeakyCon, but seeing as I don't even live in the US, it's not going to be possible for me :( Have fun everybody, and put up lots of pictures and videos for us less fortunate!Avatar Imageapril_showers says: I WANT TO GO! Stupid logistics. Stupid money. Ugh. It sounds amazing though, guys. Seriously. I want to attend every event. Y'all are awesome.Avatar ImagePureblood-Slytherin says: I can't wait for next month now.. i'm trying to decide which ones i wanna attend.. lol.. Avatar ImageCeltise says: Bring Leaky Con to the UK!Avatar ImageProf_Tofty says: A Fair Fortune Musical? Ouch. Now I want to go. :PAvatar Imageliv-wa says: I WANT TO GO SO BAD! I will definitely be at leakycon in 2011...there is no way I am missing it. My entire summer will be planned around that event.Avatar ImageKaraDawlish says: KEYNOTES WHEN ARE YOU ANOUNCING THEM? At least tell us when... The suspense...Avatar ImageSally_Zaar says: Aww man, this looks awesome! I hate that i can't go coz of Uni Finals :'( Bet everyone who does go will have the BEST time though! Avatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: OMG! How did I miss this yesterday? The rss feed on you home page must be wonky... I can't wait to find out who the other guests are!!!Avatar Imagegrednforge7 says: ahh, sounds so fun!! But I'm taking classes over the summer so I cant go. But I'll diff try for LeakyCon 2011!!!!Avatar ImageKatetheKeeper says: Why do I have to be too young to go!!! I hope I can go in 2011...Avatar Imagetaekwondochik44 says: Ugh. I wish I could go. LeakyCon 2011 in Orlando! Definitely gonna be at that one! This year's looks incredible though. :(Avatar ImageSeacoastmuggle says: I feel enriched already :) - will this be put on the LeakyCon Page?Avatar Imageluna101 says: if we're under 18 can we go to all the different programs (with a parent), or are we limited in anyway to the youth programs?Avatar ImageQuestauthor says: Seacoastmuggle, it is up on the leakycon main page, and is posted in the leakycon forum as well. Luna 101, as a youth you are not limited to youth only events. It's more the opposite; only youth can attend those events designated in the youth track. It's up to you and your chaperone to determine what events you will be attending. hope that helps!Avatar ImageSwmDude says: This sticks i wish it was during the summer so the High School students could go :(Avatar Imagethirdeye says: I was wondering, will the the programing taped (audio and/or video) to archived? It be nice if it were. Also might help in promoting future LeakyCons. Interesting minds want to know.

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