LeakyCon Love

May 27, 2009

Posted by Doris

This weekend I experienced the love that was LeakyCon 2009. There were so many wonderful presentations to attend, friends to meet for the first time, friends to see again that it was too big for just a few days. LeakyCon was truly the Con made of awesome.

I saw so many awesome presentations, but I can only mention a few of them here. While I really looked forward to DavidEnglish’s presentation, the room was full so I had to sit in the hallway and listen with the ever incredibly awesome Bel.

(Yes, I did meet DavidEnglish!)

The Lily and Stag staff held a wonderful presentation that allowed all of us to experience first hand what they offer virtually. The discussion was fun, filled with depth and best of all I finally got to meet some of our incredible reading group staffers. They will be sorting into new groups on June 20th, if you want to check out what our incredible reading groups have to offer.

I was able to help write my first Filk this weekend. Written to the tune of “Benny and the Jets,” Hagrid and his pets will surely be a huge hit! SeverineSnape, Aislinn and MJLeakyCon promise they’ll record our filk later. I also watch Dr Cynthia Cynical, the author of Snape: Good or Bad in Bed. Her presentation was funny and enightening. Of course, I don’t have a Snape obsession!

*Hides I love Snape T-shirt under bed*

Really, I don’t have a Snape problem!

One of the greatest experiences I had this weekend was meeting the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) staff in attendance. Andrew Slack is well, amazing. (He does a great Obama impersonation as well.) Karen and Katie from HPA, equally amazing, were also there. I’ve enjoyed getting to know these guys over the past few months, and I adored hearing about some of the campaigns HPA is working on.

Not in Harry’s Name is a wonderful campaign that teaches us about Fair Trade chocolate. Check out the Common Room at HPA for more details. I will admit I’ve found a new love for chocolate, but only Fair Trade chocolate for me from now on.

The What Would Dumbledore Do campaign asks us to look at Dumbledore’s example and help put into words the lessons we’ve learned from him. You
place lessons on cards and give them to the HPA staff, who will compile
them into a group of 100 lessons. I LOVE this project! The English
teacher in me loves the text to real world connections, the person in
me loves thinking that Dumbledore’s lessons will help us make this
world a little better.

My greatest hope is that we’ll all work together to make this world a better place.

Dumbledore taught Katiezell to “Believe in Second Chances.” (Thanks for allowing me to use your work in my blog Katiezell)

One of the greatest joys of my otherwise boring life is the wonderful staffers here at Leaky. Meeting many of them, or seeing them again, was truly one of the highlights of this weekend. Every member of our staff is an intricate part in how Leaky works, but more importantly, each person is a truly wonderful person. I am truly honored to call this staff my family. I adore you guys, and already miss you terribly. I look forward to 2011.

Love all of you guys – can’t wait to see you in 2011!

Doris

Check out related blog posts:

Karen Bernstein’s blog from The Harry Potter Alliance
Delana’s (Overcast) blog
Nerdworld Blog
Can’t Escape Snape at LeakyCon





6 Responses to LeakyCon Love

Avatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: LeakyCon was really wonderful, I love hearing about all the things other people did that I didn't get a chance to do. I would've liked to have been at that Filk workshop!Avatar ImageDorisTLC says: The Filk Workshop was inspiring, I've already got a couple of filks in mind. Hopefully I'll have time to work on those this weekend. It's time to start planning for 2011.Avatar ImageLucilla says: That sounded wonderful! I'm wishing for LeakyCon 2011!Avatar ImageDorisTLC says: Lucilla it will be here before you know it. I hope to meet you there.Avatar Image3 Weasly Twin says: I agree with Lucilla, I wish it was here! LeakyCon 2009 sounded amazing. Can't wait!Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: i'm happy that everyone had such a great time, but i still can't believe i had to miss it so...see you in 2011, doris, for sure! it sounds like it was awesome.

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