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Michael Goldenberg to Keynote at LeakyCon 2009

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Posted by: Melissa
April 21, 2009, 07:00 PM

Today marks 30 days until LeakyCon, our first ever Harry Potter conference taking place May 21-24 in Boston, MA. To celebrate we will have a highlight or an announcement for you every day until then: to kick it off, today we're thrilled to announce another of our keynotes!

The Saturday afternoon keynote will feature screenwriter Michael Goldenberg, who wrote the 2007 adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!

This is a first-of-its-kind, absolutely unmissable event for Harry Potter fans which promises to be an entertaining and enlightening look at the process behind adapting the world's best-selling series for the big screen, as well as screenwriting and adaptation in general. In addition to Harry Potter, Mr. Goldenberg is the scribe behind the beloved films Peter Pan (2003), and Contact (1997). The event will take the form of a moderated discussion (I will serve as moderator) followed by question-and-answer session.

A ticket to this event includes a high-quality, catered lunch and spots are limited. The event is an absolute steal at $60 and can be purchased at this link. ONLY REGISTERED GUESTS may purchase a keynote ticket so register for LeakyCon now (at this link).

Remember, 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 and unparalleled value. And the entire conference is for charity, benefiting Book Aid International and the HP Alliance. You can see our slate of programming at this link.

Keynote are special events that provide additional insights and programming that are only available at the conference, and you can register for them at the time of your main registration!

IN ADDITION we are running a small competition. Simply Twitter the phrase "Michael Goldenberg, screenwriter of HP5, will be @leakycon2009! http://www.leakynews.com for details!" and one person who does so will win a FREE TICKET to the keynote for themselves or the registrant of their choice (so tell your friends to do it!). Go now! And remember to follow @LeakyCon2009 on Twitter. (If you win and have already bought a ticket, we will refund you: better to buy your ticket now than wait!)

Remember you can register for the conference here; you can get a room at our special rate (running out!) at this link.

Our other announced keynote, Nosh with the Nerdfighters, featuring John and Hank Green of Vlogbrother fame talking about community building and the HP phenomenon, is selling out fast. You can amend your registration to add this event here.

Another big announcement coming tomorrow... see you in Boston!

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44 Comments

Melissa_thumb
733 Points

I am so ridiculously excited for Michael Goldenberg at LeakyCon :)

Posted by Melissa Anelli on April 22, 2009, 10:05 AM report to moderator
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86 Points

How exciting! I was just thinking about something I’d like to ask him the other day!
I signed up and Twittered! ::crosses fingers::

Posted by Autumn on April 22, 2009, 10:15 AM report to moderator
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325 Points

Wow I’m so excited. I hope this will not overlap with the Wrock that is on in the afternoon as i really wont to do both. :)

Posted by kirsten on April 22, 2009, 10:39 AM report to moderator
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15914 Points

Cool-o! :D

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on April 22, 2009, 10:45 AM report to moderator
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643 Points

WOWOWOWOWOW! You all are just awesome! This is going to be amazing.

Posted by Sallene on April 22, 2009, 11:20 AM report to moderator
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595 Points

Don’t worry…we aren’t overlapping keynotes with anything. Keynote lunches are taking place during the natural “lunch breaks”. No other programming is competing with the keynote lunches.

Posted by MJLeakyCon on April 22, 2009, 11:41 AM report to moderator
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9765 Points

I get more jealous of not being able to attend every day…x)

Posted by maera-kyrie on April 22, 2009, 12:40 PM report to moderator
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13596 Points

This sounds very cool.

Posted by Garden State Geek on April 22, 2009, 05:05 PM report to moderator
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3463 Points

Wow, that’s really cool that you guys can get awesome people to show up to LeakyCon!

Posted by BeAchL0veEr05 ☼ on April 22, 2009, 06:56 PM report to moderator
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2588 Points

That is incredible news! Man, I wish I was going!

Posted by phantomdave79 on April 22, 2009, 09:42 PM report to moderator
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23113 Points

Wish i could go!!!

Posted by oldenoughtoknowbetter♎ROAR♎OoM1, CW on April 23, 2009, 01:36 AM report to moderator
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347 Points

I’ve been trying to register for this event and I can’t make my Registration Profile to work or show how to do it.

Posted by davidenglish on April 23, 2009, 10:09 AM report to moderator
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2308 Points

Cool!

Posted by iconshero [GftW] on April 28, 2009, 12:31 AM report to moderator
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2308 Points

Cool!

Posted by iconshero [GftW] on April 28, 2009, 12:32 AM report to moderator
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