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A different kind of fan conference

LeakyCon 2014 is taking place from July 30—August 3, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida!

The idea for LeakyCon was born on the eve of what some said was the end of the Harry Potter fandom. It was 2007, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows had just been published, and a small group of staff members from popular Harry Potter fan site The Leaky Cauldron sat in a crowded hotel room during Prophecy, a fan convention in Toronto, Canada.

Reliving their experiences from the weekend, the Leaky staffers, including LeakyCon’s future Executive Directors Melissa Anelli and Stephanie Dornhelm, decided that by combining their favorite aspects of existing conventions with the special feeling of community found within Leaky, they could plan a conference for Harry Potter fans that was unlike anything anyone had seen before. And so, LeakyCon was born.

The first LeakyCon took place two years later in Boston as a Harry Potter convention, and now, five conventions and two continents later, Leaky has grown with us as we’ve come to realize just how much we all truly have in common. In 2014 we will return to Orlando, a very special place for us, where we realized the immense potential for powerful experiences that occurs when you mix fandom, community, and belonging.

In past years, LeakyCon has hosted incredible talent, including Broadway veteran Anthony Rapp, many Harry Potter actors (Evanna Lynch/Luna Lovegood, Devon Murray/Seamus Finnigan, and more), and A Very Potter Musical creators Team StarKid. In addition to special guests, at LeakyCon you’ll jam out to rock concerts with the likes of Harry and the Potters, The Whomping Willows, and Hank Green. If you’re a fan of young adult literature, LeakyCon Lit (headed by New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman) is perfect for you!

from the fans

Four years and five conventions have given us the amazing opportunity to provide guests with awesome experiences, friendships, and memories that will last a lifetime. See what some of our guests have to say…

let’s get nerdy.

We take pride in having some of the most uniquely geeky programming around. Our programs change every year and many of them are run by our attendees themselves. Past programs have included everything from book clubs, improv lessons, shipping discussions, Disney sing-a-longs, and crafting tutorials, to a showing of Twilight: Breaking Dawn with live commentary from Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman, and Buffy’s Amber Benson. It doesn’t get much more uniquely geeky than that!

From: July 30, 2014 13:00
To: August 03, 2014 13:00

Orange County Convention Center, North Building, 9400 Universal Blvd, 32819, Orlando, United States


Entertainment, Non-Profit



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+1 (347) 404-5325


Part of LeakyCon: GeekyCon 2015

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