LeakyCon ’09: Ministry of Magic to Perform on PotterCast


May 10, 2009

Posted by Melissa Anelli

LeakyCon is coming and we are not yet done with announcements and surprises: We’re thrilled to announce a PotterCast first today: Wizard rock band Ministry of Magic is set to appear on and perform at the LeakyCon 09 PotterCast (which is Saturday morning the 22nd and free with a conference registration). The band will be performing acoustically as well as sitting down for an interview, and we can’t wait. See you there!

And now a bunch of helpful info!

LeakyCon is May 21-24 in Boston, MA, and we are almost out of tickets. You can register here before we are forced to close it.


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:

Q&A with Michael Goldenberg – click here to read, click here to register. (Remember to ADD YOUR QUESTION HERE, even if you are not going to the conference.)

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.

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. Schedule of Events:

Friday Morning
Friday Afternoon and Evening
Saturday Morning
Saturday Afternoon and Evening

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!

55 Responses to LeakyCon ’09: Ministry of Magic to Perform on PotterCast

Avatar ImageEnricoDc says: Cool!Avatar Imageneopolitandreams17 says: I WISH i could bloody come, but i live in sweden and it cost a hell of a lot to get to Boston... Make sure you guys take pictures for us non-attenders :) GOD THIS IS SOOO NOT FAIR :( *irones my handes*Avatar ImageMelissa Anelli says: Ministry of Magic on PotterCast at LeakyCon....it's three times awesome. Can't wait!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: OMG, I wish I could go!! :(Avatar Imageneopolitandreams17 says: You are having a LeackyCon 2010 or 2011 right right?!?! Then maybe... Anyways, this sounds totally exciting you guys are so lucky! Have fun.Avatar ImageFresca says: LeakyCon sounds great! I wish I could make it, but to all of you who can go, have a blast!Avatar Imageacciolove says: OMG This is amazing news!!! I really hope they play "I <3 Weasleys"Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: I love them!!! It would be so much fun! Keep in mind all you LeakyCon goers... you're the lucky ones ;].Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Cool! Avatar Image-PhoenixTears- says: Ah, that sounds amazing! Too bad I can't make it to Boston, I really hoped I could. :(Avatar ImageMuggleQueen says: Aw now I *REALLY* wish I could go to leakcon!! Stop teasing us Melissa! :P That's so awesome though, I can't wait to hear that PC xDAvatar Imagebudgie says: It would be fun to go. Sigh!Avatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: i hope they live stream the MoM concert so that we can all rock out to "the bravest man I ever knew"Avatar ImageBre Sartain says: "The Bravest Man I Ever Knew" is my absolute favorite song. They better release that Pottercast on itunes!Avatar ImageLily_Phoenix says: I'm soooo excited! I can't wait to see all of you!!Avatar ImageSueTLC says: Just me speaking now but I want to say this: Over the years PotterCast has been so bleeping lucky to be joined by so many talented wonderful groups, like we will be again this summer. I've gotten to see so many great groups and speak to them along the way at the various cons and shows. All are fabulous, very diverse and unique in the most joyful sense possible, and I urge you to check out the various groups if you havent yet, I think you will be astonished at the talent and high quality of music. However, the guys in the Ministry are all very talented, and for me personally, when Mark from the Ministry sings, it's like this amazing, miraculous, dare I say.. magical sound, truly so. Daft I know, but he really is quite talented, they all are; it is a true honor they are joining us! I know that everyone who might want to can not make it to Leaky Con, but please, if you have not registered yet, now is the time. As for PC I have a feeling yall will be able to hear this at some point, so fear not! :) Thanks again for your continuing support of PotterCast! Sue xxxxxAvatar Imagelily11 says: I wish I could go! :(Avatar ImageCatherine says: OMG!!! that's so unfair! i cant go untill 2011 and MoM is my favourite wizrad wrock band!!!!Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: Sweet!Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! A near perfect day!Avatar ImageMJLeakyCon says: This news post makes me smile. It will be great to have Ministry of Magic at LeakyCon on PotterCast! Whoo-hoo!Avatar ImageNayNay3782 says: cool beans:P sounds fun!Avatar ImageCampusanis says: I was all sad, because it looked like they'd only play at the Venom Club after the Con, but now this! You guys (w)rock so much, I'm so much more excited now!!Avatar Imagebutterbeer bottle says: I wish I could go! Oh well, hope you guys that are going have fun.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: that would be so cool to be able to goAvatar Imagediablitaroja says: I love MOM. Can't wait to listen to that PotterCast.Avatar ImageCourtney Quirke says: I wanna go to two things at once. :'(Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: They are such a fantastic band! I am jealous of those who will enjoy their performance at LeakyCon! Have fun.Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Ohhh how exciting! It just sounds better and better every time! I wish I could go!Avatar Imagemoglet says: Ministry of Magic on Pottercast, oh wow, I really like their music, as I cannot usually listen live (time difference normally prevents) I hope you will get this onto Leaky a.s.a.p. after the event.Avatar Imagebellyrox says: Man, I wish I could go to LeakyCon!! Oh well, I'll have to hope that LeakyCon 2011 falls during uni holidays, because I'd be keen to fly over for it and make a big holiday out of it!Avatar Imagebellyrox says: Man, I wish I could go to LeakyCon!! Oh well, I'll have to hope that LeakyCon 2011 falls during uni holidays, because I'd be keen to fly over for it and make a big holiday out of it!Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: I can't go and you're just making this harder every day.M.O.M. on Pottercast? Legen..... wait for it... dary!Avatar ImageiLoveDolores says: Leakycon sounds amazing. i wish i could go :(Avatar Imageloony_slytherin says: Once again, can't believe I'm not going! :(:(:(Avatar ImageMysteryloverAnne says: I was wondering if they were going to be there....I am so psyched to go!Avatar ImageR-for-H says: SOunds cool.. TOo bad I can't go :(Avatar ImageLady of the Lake says: I am all sorts of jealous. But at least I can listen to PotterCast at home. If I'm not working. Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: awww i wanna go!! but leakycon is kind of at an inconvientent time. kids in the UK aged 15-16 will be doing their Standard Grades of GCSE's or IGCSE's so if they wanted 2 go they wouldnt be able 2 go.Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: I love MoM! Sigh...Avatar Imagetayfayday says: so awesome! so happy to hear about this! cannot wait! only 10 days now!!!Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Melissa, stop torturing those of us who really really really want to go to LeakyCon but can't, sigh. MoM is one of my all time favorite bands. You MUST release this PotterCast on iTunes so we can all hear it. Avatar Imageiconshero says: Seems like its cool!Avatar Imagekerosenestar says: I wish I could go! I didn't have a computer at my possesion while I was out of town, I missed the memo and I am going to something else. It sounds bloody brilliant! Tell all the ones left behind all the details! Avatar ImageGreenLightening says: Squee! I asked MoM why they weren't performing at LeakyCon when they had a concert here at Notre Dame and they told me it was because they werent accept on the set list! I thought that was absurd. So I signed up for their after LeakyCon show, and now I'm going to get to see them twice!Avatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: I'm so excited! I was disappointed when I saw they wouldn't be performing, but this sounds great!Avatar Imageundisputedfan says: I wish i could participate, however i live in London, why can't there be at least one Leakycon in England!!! i wish someone could film it live on T.V!!!Avatar Imageundisputedfan says: I wish i could participate, however i live in London, why can't there be at least one Leakycon in England!!! i wish someone could film it live on T.V!!!Avatar Imagefresh-pickled toad says: I LOVE MoM!!! GAH i wish i could go see them live, they must be amazing well whoever gets to see them i hope you have fun!!Avatar ImageKatherine Angeli says: Well, I can't go to Boston because I live in the Philippines. . .anyway, it's okay.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Cool! Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: Dance time!!! this would be loads of fun to go toAvatar Imageiconshero says: I want to go :-(Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: still cant travel anywhere now but wish i could go but that is lifeAvatar ImageDavid_uk says: *sigh* Another bit of awesome I'll miss. Please just move Lena's workshop.

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