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LeakyCon Highlight: Frak's Art Factory

Posted by: Melissa
April 24, 2009, 12:08 PM

Only 27 days until LeakyCon 2009 (registration is here), and today we have the first of many highlights!

Today's feature is Frak's Fun Sized Art Factory! At this special one-of-a-kind workshop, Leaky's main illustrator, professional art teacher and PotterCast co-host Frak will offer easy-to-follow steps and guide you through the process of bringing your vision of the characters to the page! Attendees make several sketches and bring home their tutorials as well as their brand new character art.

This workshop is free and comes with the price of registration for the conference. There will be two sessions: one for anyone who wishes to attend and one aimed at registrants aged 14-17.

Reminders and links!

J.K. Rowling and Scholastic have donated a full 10-book set of signed American Edition Harry Potter books for fundriaising at LeakyCon. This world exclusive set is only available to registrants of LeakyCon. More info here. You can register for LeakyCon here.

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 value that is unparalleled anywhere. LeakyCon is a charity conference, with all proceeds benefiting Book Aid International and the HP Alliance.

Tickets to our keynotes are going fast! Here's all the info you need:

In addition to registration, which is flying, tickets to our two announced keynotes are going FAST, so make sure to amend your registration to include:

Q&A with Michael Goldenberg: A special first - a discussion with the scribe behind the screenplay for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Join us as we discuss the process of adapting the most popular book series of all time to film, followed by a Q-and-A session. We are also doing a special competition on Twitter: If you tweet the phrase "Michael Goldenberg, screenwriter of HP5, will be keynoting @leakycon2009, visit for details!" you will be entered to win a ticket (you should NOT wait to find out if you won to buy a ticket: if you win and already have a ticket we will reimburse you!). ($60 ticket includes high-quality catered lunch; register at this link.)

Nosh with the Nerdfighters: John and Hank Green of Vlogbrothers fame have built a community around the idea that smart is the new cool, and that brains will always (if eventually) win over brawn. Naturally, the Harry Potter community was the first to catch on to their awesome ideas and has been a huge part of their growth. Come for what's sure to be a hilarious and enlightening time. ($30 ticket includes cookies and snacks as well as programming; register here).

You can see our full slate of programming at this link.

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


We have one more keynote to announce and lots more to highlight before LeakyCon: See you in Boston!

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9765 Points

O_O Gahh I wish I could be there!

Posted by maera-kyrie on April 24, 2009, 09:09 PM report to moderator
10022 Points

I wish I could go! I like seeing really cool fan art!

Posted by BlackCat13 on April 25, 2009, 09:40 AM report to moderator
6176 Points

Very exciting, Frak’s thing sounds cool! I’m getting more and more excited about LeakyCon every day!

Posted by The Silver Doe on April 25, 2009, 11:51 AM report to moderator
138 Points

Oh, I can’t wait to go to the fun-sized one! It sounds epic! :D

Posted by The Lost Diadems on April 25, 2009, 04:27 PM report to moderator
872 Points

I wish I could go!

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on April 26, 2009, 06:35 PM report to moderator
13596 Points

I love Frak’s work. I’ll have to swing by while I am at LeakyCon.

Posted by Garden State Geek on April 26, 2009, 07:25 PM report to moderator
206 Points

Ugh! How I wish I could go! Frak is awesome!

Posted by penguin_freak on April 27, 2009, 10:03 PM report to moderator
1616 Points

I really really wish I was going

Posted by Jersey on April 27, 2009, 10:46 PM report to moderator
2308 Points


Posted by iconshero [GftW] on April 27, 2009, 11:57 PM report to moderator
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8069 Points

I wish I could go too. Hopefully he will do this at leakycon 20011 too.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on April 29, 2009, 09:07 AM report to moderator
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