LeakyCon Schedule Released!

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May 07, 2009

Posted by Melissa Anelli

We are less than TWO WEEKS from LeakyCon 2009, and things are getting even more exciting. We’ll have another big announcement for you soon. In the meantime, here’s the schedule of events, so those of you registered can start getting your schedules in order:

Thursday
Friday Morning
Friday Afternoon and Evening
Saturday Morning
Saturday Afternoon and Evening
Sunday

We’ll be highlighting much of the programming in coming days. In the meantime, here are some reminders:

Registration is here.

Tickets to ALL of our keynotes are going fast (and keynotes do not clash with ANY other programming: there is no chance that when signing up for one you will miss anything else). Here, again, are the links to our other two terrific panels:

Editors and Authors: Cheryl Klein and John Greenclick here to read about it, click here to register.

Nosh with the Nerdfightersclick here to read about it, click here to register.

Q&A with Michael Goldenberg – click here to read, click here to register.

We are also holding a drawing for a signed one-of-a-kind collection of all 10 American-Edition Harry Potter books, donated by Scholastic and J.K. Rowling. For pics and video of the set, click here.

REMINDER ABOUT OUR TWITTER CONTEST: We are extending the Twitter contests for our Keynote presentations. If you twitter the following phrases you or the registrant of your choice (so tell your friends to do it) may win a free ticket to the corresponding keynote. (And do not wait to see if you’ve won to buy a ticket: if you already have a ticket and you win, we will refund you; the winners will be announced the week before the conference). Copy and paste these into your twitter:

#1:
Michael Goldenberg, screenwriter on HP5, is keynoting @leakycon2009! Go here for details: http://tinyurl.com/d9ba8g – more @leaky!
(don’t worry, the first phrase we asked you to use will enter you as well)

#2:
Nerdfighters @leakycon2009! Go here for details: http://tinyurl.com/cd4eb8 – more @leaky!

#3:
Cheryl Klein and John Green on writing @leakycon2009 – go here for details: http://tinyurl.com/cmjk2w – more @leaky!

Thanks and good luck!

Don’t forget, the main LeakyCon registration includes:

Welcome Feast
Leaving Feast
The Rocking Charity Ball
THREE enormous wizard rock shows with more than 15 bands performing
All in-conference programming
Vendor Room
Podcasts, including live PotterCast, Spellcast, Spinnerscast and more
Film screenings
And a lot more – an unbelievable value that is unparalleled anywhere. LeakyCon is a charity conference, with all proceeds benefiting Book Aid International and the HP Alliance.

We will see you there!





70 Responses to LeakyCon Schedule Released!

Avatar ImageMelissa Anelli says: Hurrah the LeakyCon schedule! I can't wait!Avatar Imagemaria_djtc says: That's great! I wish I could go.Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: ugh I want to gooo :(Avatar Imageunderthefairytales says: Wow, I REALLY wish I was going to this! Especially since that Saturday is my birthday and there is so much epic going on that day! Unfortunately, I'll be in Baltimore, not Boston. :[ Hope everyone who IS going has an amazing time, though!Avatar Imageunderthefairytales says: Wow, I REALLY wish I was going to this! Especially since that Saturday is my birthday and there is so much epic going on that day! Unfortunately, I'll be in Baltimore, not Boston. :[ Hope everyone who IS going has an amazing time, though!Avatar Imagetreebeliever says: Oh man, this schedule is really awesome!Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: Can't go. Other side of the world, you know... I'll be there at LeakyCon 2011 however! Shazam!Avatar Imageloony_slytherin says: Ahhhhhhhhh Why do I have to be in another country??!?!?! FAILAvatar ImageKara000 says: OOoo why must I be in australia and pooor :(:(Avatar Imageimaxchen says: Have fun at LeakyCon! Wish I could come!Avatar Imageimaxchen says: When are you PotterCasters going to do a world tour? I'm waiting for dates in continental Europe...Avatar Imageimaxchen says: When are you PotterCasters going to do a world tour? I'm waiting for dates in continental Europe...Avatar Imagecabo says: I second imaxchen - go on a world tour. Please please pretty please. We'll do a fundraiser or something so you could come to Europe. You can sleep on my couch :-) It's so unfair to be stuck on another continent while sth. this grand is going on. I am definitely going to leakycon 2011!Avatar ImageRavenclawRid says: sounds like fun! wish i could go!Avatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: I'm with Melissa!! Hurrah!!!! I was just discussing this with my pal Emma about when we might get this!! Time to start planning!!!Avatar ImageTarsieS says: Hurrah for the schedule! Thank you!Avatar ImageBrad Ausrotas says: I'm actually going, yeye. Can't wait, Melissa.Avatar ImagePrisoner Of Azkaban says: I would love to see one of these in the UK. England more specifically. I would be there in a heartbeat. Hope you have fun whoever goes though :(Avatar Imagesallene says: Whoohoo! It's awesome to see the time blocks! Thanks!Avatar ImageVerity Weasley says: I'm so jealous. It sounds amazing. If only it was in Australia!Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: Hooray! I'm so excited. Of course, I'm at work right now, so I can't take too much time to pour over the schedule, but as soon as I get home tonight, I will start plotting everything out. I want to fit in as much as possible! :DAvatar Imagebecmajec says: jealous of all those going!Avatar ImageSnapesSilverDoe says: awesome, lucky everyone who is going! I can't wait for the podcastsAvatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: I third imaxchen. World tour! World tour! World tour! Avatar ImageKimmyBlair says: So much great programming! DAH!! What to choose!Avatar Imageloquaciouskook says: OH! I volunteered, but I'm not flying in until 5 p.m. Wish I had known so much else would be going on on the first day.... I thought there wasn't anything until the Feast.Avatar Imagehermy65 says: :( i wanna go, but can't! :(Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Awww congrats to everyone who's going!Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: That sounds great. I wish I could go. Looking forward to the podcasts though. Have fun everyone who’s going. Avatar ImageMysteryloverAnne says: I am like a kid in a candy store.....how can I choose?Avatar ImageProfessor Cassandra says: Leakycon sounds so awesome...I wish I could go.Avatar ImageAsi says: Oh it's a real pitty!!! I hope that someday it'll happen so that I'll be able to visit LeakyCon or some other that kind of event!!!! Those who are going to LeakyCon , Have a good time!!!!Avatar ImageNaners says: That looks like a lot of fun. I'm bummed I can't go :(Avatar ImageIt must be bunnies says: I wish I could go. It looks like fun. Any plans for something like this in the UK?Avatar Imagewhitemudfounder says: 2 weeks! I can't wait. I wish everyone could be there.Avatar Imageloquaciouskook says: Changed my flight! Still missing the volunteers meeting, probably, but will have time to sort that out, I hope. I'm with MysteryloverAnne. Licorice Wands or Sugar Quills or Fizzing Whizbees or even Cockroach Clusters???!!!!! There is simply too much Awesome to make decisions.Avatar ImageStarlysh says: Another big announcement soon?? What POSSIBLY more awesome can you give tell us, Leaky? :DAvatar ImageGarden State Geek says: Did I miss Sue Upton's program on the schedule? Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: Never mind. I found it! Avatar Imageshaidydreamer says: Yippee for a schedule! I'm super excited, but I do have a few annoyances... The main one is just that it's difficult to tell what time things actually start on the schedule; it looks pretty, but it's hard to read. My other frustration is just that there are so many things going on that it's hard to pick!! On the whole, that's a wonderful thing, but I'm actually genuinely peeved that there are really cool things during the live pottercast as well as the afternoon wrock concert. I mean, those are things that nearly everyone probably wants to do, but they'll be forced to miss out on (my opinon, of course) some of the most interesting discussions of the whole conference! Oh well, I'll get over it. on the whole-- YAY LEAKYCON!!!!!Avatar ImageEKindy says: yay! I am sooo excited! Avatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: I've been waiting for this! Thanks so much!!Avatar ImageR-for-H says: I wish I could go :(Avatar Imagehopekor says: I really wish I could go. Sounds like fun. :(Avatar Imagevicky granger says: I can't believe how lucky you guys all are ! Sometimes I think living in the States would be so much easier ! =(Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: This sounds great! I wish I could go.Avatar Imagelurking_llama says: Siiiigh, it is sooky for me that I am both a poor student and not in America. I fail.Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: This LeakyCon updates makes me depressed. I will go to 2011 no matter what happens! XDAvatar Imagebroken says: very nice. looking forward to the reports from it.Avatar Imagehopkinsdancr22 says: ah man I can't go! Hopefully I can go to leakycon 2011Avatar Imagefelixfelicis11 says: I wish I could go! But I'd have to go by myself because I'm the only one within one hundred miles who is obsessed enough...Avatar Imagehpftw says: woooooot! wish I could go! Have fun everyone!Avatar Imagelau399 says: I'm so sad I can't go!!!!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Looks amazing!Avatar Imagegoodenough says: Argh.. I'm so jealous of you all. I Hate living in Norway! Anyway, I really hope you alle have a great time, and film and recored it all :)Avatar ImageLifeInAPizzaBox says: ahhh im so excited!!Avatar ImageLifeInAPizzaBox says: ahhh im so excited!!Avatar Imagejords says: Wait, you have a bigger announcement than the signed books AND the keynotes??? Or did I miss something? 2 weeks to go - can't wait!!! My SIL and I are attending together - great family bonding!!!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I hope everyone that gets to go has a really awesome time!Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: sweet!Avatar Imagebrentbrehony says: Have everyone who is going!!! Maybe next one. Leaky is the best!!!Avatar Imagetourdefrance says: It really sounds like Crufts (the dog show) for Harry Potter fans to me.. and Crufts was brilliant :DAvatar ImageDavid_uk says: Lena's workshop at the same time as Pottercast? Really? Ugh. So I have to choose between something that would normally be a can't-possibly-miss event and a friend. Being a Hufflepuff I guess I'll go with my loyalty to Lena, and I'm sure Sue will understand, but really... can't you reschedule that? Pottercast would be something practically everyone will want to go to with the event being Leaky's own, and there shouldn't be much on at the same time imo.Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: It's breaking my heart that I can't go!Avatar ImageMJLeakyCon says: @David Wood - Sorry we spent hours on the schedule...weeks really, and there are just some things that couldn't be avoided. I know that's a disappointment, but not having programming against our own programming would mean some people wouldn't even get the chance to present at the conference. When weighing that, we decided we'd rather give people the opportunity versus not. Hope you understand.Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: ooooh!! wish i could go!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Wow. All of the events sound totally intriguing! I wish that I were able to attend!Avatar ImageKatherine Angeli says: I did not join Twitter because my parents won't allow me.Avatar ImageGriffie says: Man how I wish I could go too! BUT I am one way or another going to go to LeakyCon 2011! How could I not, with it being in conjunction of the 2nd Deathly Hallows movie AND The park?!? *starts saving now*Avatar ImageMona-momo says: To bad I'm a poor college student who lives in Chicago and has to work!!!! Major bummer!!!!

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