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Thursday, June 27
 

10:00am

LeakyCon First Annual Fittie 5K Run/Walk
Limited Capacity seats available

Nerds? Running? You got it. We are nerds and geeks but we are active and fit, too. It's the first-ever LeakyCon fun walk/run with all the craziness and excitement that you'd expect from LeakyCon. Surprises in store!

Thursday June 27, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
South Parking Lot of Oregon Convention Center

12:00pm

18+ Meetup
A meet-up for attendees 18 and over to meet age-appropriate friends.  Being a "grown-up" is completely optional.

Moderators
Thursday June 27, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
C125-126

12:00pm

Leaky First-Timers Meetup
So you're finally here at LeakyCon! We're so glad to see you!  Now what are you going to do while you're here?  Join us as we give some tips about getting the most out of your LeakyCon experience.  Meet other ickle firsties and share why you are so excited to be at your first LeakyCon.

Moderators
KK

Keith Kurson

Keith Kurson is 23 years old and lives in San Francisco. When he isn't working on making things for the Internet he is scoping out the best burritos in the world. Find him @keithkurson.

Thursday June 27, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
C120-122

12:00pm

Men's Meetup
Almost as rare as seeing a unicorn at Leakycon, this is a meetup for the quieter and more gentle gender.

Moderators
Thursday June 27, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
C124

12:00pm

Tumblr Meetup
Tumbl on over to meet some of the fans who make this online community so vibrant, hilarious and animated.

Moderators
CM

Colin Mueller

Colin Mueller is a sophomore at Penn State University, studying Information Science and Technology. This is his third LeakyCon, and he has been involved with the fandom since before he hit teenagedom. Colin will also be attending LeakyCon London this August. In his free time, Colin is an avid Whovian, queer activist, and world traveler. You may recognize him by his ungodly height and perfect hair.

Thursday June 27, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
C123

1:00pm

LGBT Meetup
This is a great place for members of the LGBT community to get together.  LGBT allies are welcome too.  Hang out, share what you're excited about at LeakyCon and make lots of new friends.

Moderators
KK

Keith Kurson

Keith Kurson is 23 years old and lives in San Francisco. When he isn't working on making things for the Internet he is scoping out the best burritos in the world. Find him @keithkurson.
CM

Colin Mueller

Colin Mueller is a sophomore at Penn State University, studying Information Science and Technology. This is his third LeakyCon, and he has been involved with the fandom since before he hit teenagedom. Colin will also be attending LeakyCon London this August. In his free time, Colin is an avid Whovian, queer activist, and world traveler. You may recognize him by his ungodly height and perfect hair.

Thursday June 27, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
C120-122

1:00pm

Presenter Meetup
Whether you're a first-time presenter or a seasoned pro, this is the place to meet the people who make our formal programming so special.  The programming staff will be on hand to answer questions and give updates.  You'll also have time to share tips on speaking, preparing and interacting with your audience and make a few new friends while you're at it.  Maybe you'll even find a co-presenter for the next LeakyCon.

Moderators
avatar for Amudha Venugopalan

Amudha Venugopalan

Amudha Venugopalan cannot sit still. When she's not working for Leaky, Mudha is working on her second degree in Marine Zoology, falling deeper into fandom madness, writing, or feeding her insatiable coffee addiction. If she somehow manages to find free time, you can bet she's on a trip to the ocean.

Thursday June 27, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
C124

1:00pm

Rocker Meetup
This is your chance to meet some of your favorite rockers in a more intimate setting.  Hang out with other fans and talk before things get loud and crazy at the show.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Maggiacomo

Matt Maggiacomo

Matt was born in 1979 and spent the first six years of his life exploring the wilderness of Tarkiln, RI. This one time, he caught a bullfrog so big that his mother exclaimed, "I reckon that's the biggest dern bullfrog I EVER saw." But Matt's favorite activity was...

Thursday June 27, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
C123

1:00pm

Slash Meetup
This meet-up is for those who love canon or fanon slash ships.  This will be a great place for slashers to talk about their favorite ships and the fanfics that make them great.

Moderators
KK

Keith Kurson

Keith Kurson is 23 years old and lives in San Francisco. When he isn't working on making things for the Internet he is scoping out the best burritos in the world. Find him @keithkurson.
CM

Colin Mueller

Colin Mueller is a sophomore at Penn State University, studying Information Science and Technology. This is his third LeakyCon, and he has been involved with the fandom since before he hit teenagedom. Colin will also be attending LeakyCon London this August. In his free time, Colin is an avid Whovian, queer activist, and world traveler. You may recognize him by his ungodly height and perfect hair.

Thursday June 27, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
C125-126

2:00pm

Disney Singalong
Let your voice be heard! The Disney Sing-A-Long meetup brings together the many of us who love Disney movie songs. Enthusiasm and a love for singing are all that's needed.

Moderators
Thursday June 27, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
C120-122

2:00pm

Fanfic Meetup
Do you spend your days looking for Snape fanfiction?  Are you addicted to alternate universes?  Come and gather with others just like you who enjoy a good, non-canon fan fiction to fill the Harry Potter void.  Readers, writers and Betas are welcome!

Moderators
avatar for Krista Domin

Krista Domin

Krista Domin is a Ravenclaw, thanks to Pottermore.  She has presented at Leaky in 2011 and 2012.  Krista is a graduate of UCF and holds an MA in Education and English.  Harry Potter kept her sane through grad school.  When not reading or researching she enjoys all crafts, but she focuses on sewing and knitting.  

Thursday June 27, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
C125-126

2:00pm

Inside the Age Line - 30+ Meetup
A meet-up for the more seasoned crowd.  Come along if you want to meet mature fans like yourself.  Open to individuals 30 and above.

Moderators
Thursday June 27, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
C124

2:00pm

LeakyCon Alumni Meetup
Welcome home to another LeakyCon!  For those of you who are veterans, this is the place to reminisce and reunite with your LeakyCon friends.  Make some plans for the weekend that would make Fred and George proud.

Moderators
KK

Keith Kurson

Keith Kurson is 23 years old and lives in San Francisco. When he isn't working on making things for the Internet he is scoping out the best burritos in the world. Find him @keithkurson.
CM

Colin Mueller

Colin Mueller is a sophomore at Penn State University, studying Information Science and Technology. This is his third LeakyCon, and he has been involved with the fandom since before he hit teenagedom. Colin will also be attending LeakyCon London this August. In his free time, Colin is an avid Whovian, queer activist, and world traveler. You may recognize him by his ungodly height and perfect hair.

Thursday June 27, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
C123

3:00pm

Aussie/Kiwi Meetup
If you are a native of the lands of the Antipodean Opaleye or the Wagga Wagga Werewolf, this meet-up is for you! Swing by to meet some fellow Woollongong Warriors or Thundelarra Thunderer fans (or even just some Muggle footy fans)! This gathering may be followed by a journey to the nearest watering hole for a bevvie and some tucker. Only jandals or thongs allowed!
Beware: lifelong friendship may evolve. You have been warned.

Moderators
Thursday June 27, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
C125-126

3:00pm

Party of One Meetup
For those brave souls who traveled to Portland on their own, this is a great place to meet others who did the same. Find a new friend (or two) with whom you can share the LeakyCon experience or get advice from those who like to experience LeakyCon solo.

Moderators
KK

Keith Kurson

Keith Kurson is 23 years old and lives in San Francisco. When he isn't working on making things for the Internet he is scoping out the best burritos in the world. Find him @keithkurson.

Thursday June 27, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
C120-122

3:00pm

What Are You Reading?
With so many amazing new books and series out there, how are we to sort it all out?  Come hear about what your fellow fans are reading now.  Share your favorite books from this past year.  We're sure you'll come away with a mile-long wish list of both old and new books that you can't live without.

Moderators
CM

Colin Mueller

Colin Mueller is a sophomore at Penn State University, studying Information Science and Technology. This is his third LeakyCon, and he has been involved with the fandom since before he hit teenagedom. Colin will also be attending LeakyCon London this August. In his free time, Colin is an avid Whovian, queer activist, and world traveler. You may recognize him by his ungodly height and perfect hair.

Thursday June 27, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
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4:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open
Get your merch, relax in the LeakyLounge, check out our signing area and the Quidditch pitch, meet up with your friends, and in general get ready for a weekend of awesome!  Exhibitors include:
  • Evie Tees
  • Midnight House Elves
  • Sock Dreams
  • Amery Studios
  • GeekBadge
  • LeakyCon
  • The Basket Tree
  • Skahfee Studios
  • Eve Believes
  • Royal House of Whimsy
  • GeekStar Costuming
  • Smithology: The Art of Handcrafted
  • Northwest Press
  • Mud In My Blood
  • Hungarian Wand Shop
  • Kiss Products, Inc.
  • Poison Threads
  • DFTBA
  • Iguana Comics
  • Portland Browncoats
  • The Whomping Willows
  • House of Wormwood and Mosshollow
  • Costume Avenue
  • The Ministry of Magic
  • Tonks & the Aurors
  • The Consulting Fangirl
  • Tassels and Treasure
  • Twyst & Tangle Wireworks
  • The HP Alliance
  • Casey Robin Studios
  • Android Sheep
  • IQA: International Quidditch Association
  • Team StarKid
  • Envy.   This.   Stuff
  • Whimsic Alley
  • Harry and the Potters
  • Finding Hogwarts
  • MuggleNet
  • Portland Geek Council
  • Oxfam America
  • Shelterbox
  • NaNoWriMo
  • PETA2
  • Uprise Book Project
  • SMYRC

Thursday June 27, 2013 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Exhibit Hall C

5:00pm

Opening Ceremony
Every year we open LeakyCon in our own crazed wizardly way. As usual, we aren't listing who is in this one just yet. You will just have to come and see! Put this in your schedule. You'll notice no one is listed on this! That's because it's all a surprise! (So if you know, be a good human and don't tell. :)

Thursday June 27, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D

7:00pm

The Wizard Comedy Jam
Harry and the Potters host this comedy hour with Harry Seinfeld, Joe Moses, and Andrew Slack. 

Speakers
avatar for Joe Moses

Joe Moses

Joe Moses first rose to Internet stardom portraying Severus Snape in StarKid Production's A Very Potter Musical. He is the creator of the viral sensations The Potion Master's Corner and The Joe Moses One-Man Showses (JMOMS). Since its original run in August of 2011, the ever-changing JMOMS has sold out theaters in NYC and across the country. Joe stays connected to his fans and releases new content using social media sites, where he... Read More →
avatar for Harry and the Potters

Harry and the Potters

Harry and the Potters are a wizard rock band made up of brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge. They started the band in 2002, when Joe was 15 and Paul was 23, and they played their first show in a shed in their parent’s backyard. Harry and the Potters are often referred to as the first wizard rock band. They have released numerous albums since their inception including their self titled album Harry and the Potters, Priori Incantatem, and Voldemort... Read More →
avatar for Harry Seinfeld

Harry Seinfeld

You don't want to know.
avatar for Andrew Slack

Andrew Slack

Andrew is a teacher, social organizer and human rights activist, comedian, actor, and writer. He spent years performing sketch comedy for hundreds of colleges across the US, only to stop touring so that he could devote himself full time to the HP Alliance, which he co-founded in 2005. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University, Andrew is dedicated to learning and extrapolating how modern myth, new media, and expressive therapy can... Read More →


Thursday June 27, 2013 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Portland 252/253

7:00pm

Singalong Meetup with Dominic, TItus, and Curt
Speakers
avatar for Dominic Barnes

Dominic Barnes

Dominic Barnes has been gracing your living rooms for only two years, but he has loved every single second of it and is honored that the fans have brought him to where he is today! He has appeared on the TV show Greek, and he had an extremely brief stint on ABC’s Suburgatory. You probably know him best as the sassy dancin’ fool Warbler Trent on FOX’s hit TV show Glee!
avatar for Titus Makin, Jr.

Titus Makin, Jr.

Titus Makin Jr. was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He found an interest in gymnastics, dance, and acting at a young age. He attended The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (School of Film and Television) for a two-year professional training program. Titus is currently a reccurring  character on Fox’s hit show Glee, and he also co-starsin the new ABC Family original movie A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song.
avatar for Curt Mega

Curt Mega

Curt Mega is an actor, singer and writer originally from Dallas, Texas. He guest starred as Nick the Warbler on Fox’s Glee (seasons two and three) and was the featured soloist on Billy Joel’s "Uptown Girl” in the episode “The First Time” (season three). Stage work includes Damn Yankees with Richard Kind and the Texas regional premiere of The Light in the Piazza. He has been seen in national commercial... Read More →


Thursday June 27, 2013 7:00pm - 7:50pm
C124

8:00pm

Rock Concert!
LeakyCon music events are always epic - don't miss this one! Featuring:

Ministry of Magic
Alex Carpenter
Tonks & the Aurors
Lauren Fairweather
Kirstyn Hippe


Speakers
avatar for Tonks & the Aurors

Tonks & the Aurors

Tonks & the Aurors is a wizard rock band founded in August 2007 and originally based out of Ann Arbor, MI. Fronted by Steph Anderson, the band quickly gained popularity among wizard rock fans after Matt Maggiacomo of the Whomping Willows dubbed Steph “The Bruce Springsteen of Wizard Rock.” Tonks & the Aurors has been extremely prolific in its musical releases, and it has gained attention from news sources such as TIME... Read More →
avatar for Alex Carpenter

Alex Carpenter

Alex Carpenter is a Californian musician who hangs out with and sings about Courageous Wizards, Eccentric Time Lords and Rebel Tributes. He spends a lot of time pondering things at 221B Baker St. Alex enjoys the pursuit of all things nerdy, and above all he wants you to Be Brilliant.
avatar for Lauren Fairweather

Lauren Fairweather

Lauren Fairweather is a full-time nerdy musician, YouTube partner (devilishlypure), and wizard rocker. Her songs feature catchy melodies over acoustic guitar or ukulele and cover a variety of topics including, most recently, "The Prince’s Tale" chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Lauren is also a member of prominent wizard rock band The Moaning Myrtles and groundbreaking collaborative YouTube channel fiveawesomegirls. In... Read More →
avatar for Kirstyn Hippe

Kirstyn Hippe

Kirstyn Hippe is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the first winner of LeakyStars last year in Chicago. She spends a lot of time on the internet, let's be real here... She really likes Broadway musicals and Harry Potter, among other things such as Doctor Who, Nerdfighteria, Sherlock, and StarKid. She'll be a freshman at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, in the fall of 2013.
avatar for Ministry of Magic

Ministry of Magic

Ministry of Magic is a dance pop band that truly believes music is the most powerful form of magic. MoM combines a passion for J.K. Rowling's writing with a dynamically upbeat mix of strings, pop, rock, and dance, which will get you celebrating and dancing to songs about the greatest characters and themes of Harry Potter. Band members include Luke Conard, Jason Munday, Aaron Nordyke, Ryan Seiler, and Mark and Jeremy Jennings.


Thursday June 27, 2013 8:00pm - 11:50pm
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D
 
Friday, June 28
 

8:00am

Autograph Lottery Drawing and Photo Booth Ticket Session

LeakyCon 2013 Signing & Photo Booth Procedures

Hey everyone: this is very important info that applies to every LeakyCon guest! The ONLY way to assure a safe and speedy signing procedure for everyone is below, and we are counting on your participation!

LeakyCon is one of very few conferences that offers autograph sessions at no additional cost; however, registration for LeakyCon does not guarantee you access to any autograph session. In an effort to eliminate waiting time and run the signings at LeakyCon 2013 more efficiently, we have borrowed a procedure from one of the only other conferences to offer free signatures, a large conference you may have heard of called Comic-Con.

Please note the following procedures only pertain to regular guests and most autograph events.  LeakyCon Lit signings are only open to those LeakyCon guests who have registered for Leaky Lit.  Fandom rock signings will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are a RockStar, then you have a special plan in place, and the following only concerns you if you would like to enter the drawing for an additional signing pass.  

Access to all autograph sessions will be granted via drawings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Attendance at this drawing is the only way to assure your spot in the signing, unless you are a RockStar (see above).

Drawing Times:

Friday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 9:30 AM: Team StarKid
  • 12:00 PM: Scarlett Byrne, Devon Murray, Jackie Emerson, Tom Lenk, Ellie Darcey-Alden
  • 2:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 6:00 PM:  Anthony Rapp, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Julia Albain

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 1:00 PM Devon Murray
  • 2:00 PM Ellie Darcey-Alden

Saturday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Jackie Emerson
  • 12:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 1:00 PM: Devon Murray, Scarlett Byrne, Ellie Darcey-Alden, Curt Mega, Dominic Barnes, Titus Makin
  • 2:00 PM: Tom Lenk, Amber Benson, Anthony Rapp

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 12:00 PM Scarlett Byrne
  • 1:00 PM Jackie Emerson
  • 2:00 PM Tom Lenk & Amber Benson


Sunday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Team StarKid

So here’s how it works:

Drawing Procedure

  1. Please line up in the Exhibit Hall at the time listed above to enter the drawing for the signing pass you wish to have.  There will be multiple lines, each marked with the pass you may obtain.
  2. There will be a volunteer at the front of each line with a mystery bag of passes.
  3. When you reach the front of the line you will pull a pass out of the bag.
  4. You will either pull a winning or a non-winning pass.
  5. If you pull a winning pass, then you have gained access to that signing and should reconvene at the Exhibition Hall at the time of the signing.
  6. If you pull a non-winning pass, then put it back in the bag. You have not gained access to that signing and should try again the next day or you may return to the end of the line if you wish.

There will be enough passes in the bag to help assure that all of the signings are full and that no one waits in line unnecessarily.

All of the drawings for the day’s signings and photo booths will take place at the same time. When you arrive for the drawing, you should choose the signing session you are most interested in and stand that line first. Once you have drawn a pass for that signing, you may stand in the other line, if you like. (For example, On Friday you could head to the Team StarKid line, draw a pass, and then join the HP Actors line for a chance at that signing.) This should be a very fast process so please don’t worry about not getting on the line you want!

Ok, so you have your pass... what next?

Signing Procedure

  1. If you won a pass at the morning lottery, please line up at the signing room at the allotted signing time. There is no need to line up early. Everyone who receives a pass will be granted access to the appropriate signing.  However, it is recommended that you line up closer to the beginning of the signing rather than closer to the end.  The signing will end at its appointed time, and we need to move things along - we know you’re ready to go to your next bit of programming, so we don’t want to hold you up!
  2. You may only have one item signed at each signing. You may not bring in items from your friends who didn’t get passes. One person - one item. This is the only way we can get things going with the speed they need to be respectful to everyone.
  3. After you get your items signed, please leave the signing area promptly.
  4. You may not take photographs or videos of yourself with our special guests, or engage in any other activity that will hold up the lines. If you do so, then your pass may be revoked.

Please remember that there will be a lot of LeakyCon guests at each signing. Respect your fellow fans - they are just as excited as you are!

We want to allow as many guests to attend each signing as possible, but in order to do so, we need your help. We need your patience, your calm, and your awesome attitude. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

Our signing procedure is adapted from the one used at Comic-Con, of which we at LeakyCon are big fans. If they can get through that many people fairly, we can work together to make it happen, too!


Friday June 28, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

9:00am

Friendship and Fandom
Fandom of all types, whether of StarKid, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, or something else, creates close friendships and sparks creativity. The moderators at this session plan to embrace those friendships and develop your ideas through three breakout stations: arts and crafts, a family-friendly "group fanfic" written one line at a time, and a Sharing & Caring group, in which individuals will choose both serious and funny scenarios from a hat and discuss them in an open-minded and secure forum.

Moderators
CC

Camille Campbell

Camille Campbell is a college student who enjoys reading and theater. She can most likely be found spending time with her niece. She is a self-proclaimed online shopaholic. When not studying and working in Massachusetts, she is frolicking through the streets of New York City or Chicago. She would love to live in a city with friends and a couple of dogs with silly names. This is her second LeakyCon.
KD

Katie Devine

Katie Devine is a fun loving gal in her early 20s with a passion for Broadway and Disney. Her influences include Tessa Netting and Celia Keenan-Bolger. She's a lover of animals and time machines cleverly disguised as Police Boxes. Friends describe her as “fun and vibrant”; she describes herself as “human with arms and stuff.” She is a repeat LeakyCon attendee.
FL

Ferrell Lamothe

Ferrell Lamothe is a 24 year old from the Boston area who has a passion for film and art. She plans to move to Chicago for grad school. This is her first LeakyCon, and she is really excited to meet everyone. She also would like to share with the world that she is the Lord of the Monkeys.
AM

Amie-Leigh Mcfarlane

Amie-Leigh is a 23-year-old writer and filmmaker from Cape Cod. She has been a fangirl since she was three years old and devouring her dad’s comic books. She is a Hufflepuff and will help you FIND all the fun in every situation. She also lives off of rice and chocolate pudding. She hopes one day to play an American companion on Doctor Who or a demon on Supernatural. This is her second LeakyCon.
CS

Cori Spears

Cori Spears is a 2013 high school graduate from Western Massachusetts. She is a singer and a cheerleader. She loves New York and Broadway. She has plans to attend Emmanuel College to continue her education. Her love of Broadway helps her in her quest to amuse and entertain friends in a musical format. This is her first LeakyCon. 

Speakers
M

MASK

MASK (Massachusetts StarKids) was formed in early 2012 by Nicole Vancura as a way for Massachusetts-based StarKid fans to communicate. Over the past year, we have expanded throughout New England, New York City, and even Chicago! Together, we have organized flashmobs at the Boston Apocalyptour and Six Flags New England, attended LeakyCon '12, organized a Boston Glow* event, attended Airport For Birds in Chicago (where we met honorary MASKie Joe... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am
C125-126

9:00am

How Do You Leakycon?: A Little Help for Firsties from Those Who Have Been There and Done That

So you’ve never been to LeakyCon before, and you’re super excited about your first con, but you’re not really sure what’s going on or how to make the best of it? Have no fear, darling Firsties, we at Leaky take care of our own. Come mingle with a few veterans who have attended the con before and know the ins and outs and learn about some tips and tricks to make your con experience a little easier.

 


Speakers
avatar for Dani Palmer

Dani Palmer

Dani Palmer runs the Little Leaky Things blog, writes for the unofficial Leaky Portland blog, and spends much of her remaining time writing in other various capacities -- often in the form of advice, Q&A, and other talk about the LeakyCon experience. She attended LeakyCon 2011 and 2012 and is thrilled to be back and to take a more involved role this year.


Friday June 28, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am
C124

9:00am

Tribe StarKid: Fandom as Ecclesia for the Millennial Generation

In Urban Tribes, author Ethan Watters describes how it is that members of the Millennial generation cultivate a family of choice, a community he labels an urban tribe. The urban tribe itself comes to represent an ideal community to young adults, one which not only lends meaning and purpose to their lives, but which calls them into the process of meaning-making themselves. By analyzing Team StarKid, we can create a case study model for how Millennials expand the concept of urban tribes into vibrant ecclesia.

 


Speakers
avatar for Rev. Heather Godsey

Rev. Heather Godsey

Rev. Heather Godsey is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) who is currently in her tenth year of campus ministry. She has interests in interfaith dialogue, gender studies, pop culture, and the intersection of theology and sexualities. She spends far too much time on Tumblr and trying to get her local Starbucks to bring back the orange mocha, while simultaneously hoping that she hasn't become one of those crazy dog... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am
C123

9:00am

Creative Editing for Betas and Writers

Fanfic writer? Creative writer? Poet? Beta reader? This workshop will focus on editing the creative writing of others. It will cover techniques, etiquette, some software features, and the main differences between technical and creative editing. Please bring a short work in progress you would feel comfortable sharing. Editing in MS Word using track changes as well as traditional editing on paper will be discussed.


Speakers
avatar for Krista Domin

Krista Domin

Krista Domin is a Ravenclaw, thanks to Pottermore.  She has presented at Leaky in 2011 and 2012.  Krista is a graduate of UCF and holds an MA in Education and English.  Harry Potter kept her sane through grad school.  When not reading or researching she enjoys all crafts, but she focuses on sewing and knitting.  


Friday June 28, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am
C120-122

9:30am

Autographs: Team StarKid
Please remember that autographs are not guaranteed as part of your LeakyCon experience; this is how we make sure you don't have to pay for them! The following rules apply to all autograph sessions besides Lit:
 

LeakyCon 2013 Signing & Photo Booth Procedures

Hey everyone: this is very important info that applies to every LeakyCon guest! The ONLY way to assure a safe and speedy signing procedure for everyone is below, and we are counting on your participation!

LeakyCon is one of very few conferences that offers autograph sessions at no additional cost; however, registration for LeakyCon does not guarantee you access to any autograph session. In an effort to eliminate waiting time and run the signings at LeakyCon 2013 more efficiently, we have borrowed a procedure from one of the only other conferences to offer free signatures, a large conference you may have heard of called Comic-Con.

Please note the following procedures only pertain to regular guests and most autograph events.  LeakyCon Lit signings are only open to those LeakyCon guests who have registered for Leaky Lit.  Fandom rock signings will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are a RockStar, then you have a special plan in place, and the following only concerns you if you would like to enter the drawing for an additional signing pass.  

Access to all autograph sessions will be granted via drawings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Attendance at this drawing is the only way to assure your spot in the signing, unless you are a RockStar (see above).

Drawing Times:

Friday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 9:30 AM: Team StarKid
  • 12:00 PM: Scarlett Byrne, Devon Murray, Jackie Emerson, Tom Lenk, Ellie Darcey-Alden
  • 2:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 6:00 PM:  Anthony Rapp, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Julia Albain

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 1:00 PM Devon Murray
  • 2:00 PM Ellie Darcey-Alden

Saturday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Jackie Emerson
  • 12:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 1:00 PM: Devon Murray, Scarlett Byrne, Ellie Darcey-Alden, Curt Mega, Dominic Barnes, Titus Makin
  • 2:00 PM: Tom Lenk, Amber Benson, Anthony Rapp

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 12:00 PM Scarlett Byrne
  • 1:00 PM Jackie Emerson
  • 2:00 PM Tom Lenk & Amber Benson


Sunday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Team StarKid

So here’s how it works:

Drawing Procedure

  1. Please line up in the Exhibit Hall at the time listed above to enter the drawing for the signing pass you wish to have.  There will be multiple lines, each marked with the pass you may obtain.
  2. There will be a volunteer at the front of each line with a mystery bag of passes.
  3. When you reach the front of the line you will pull a pass out of the bag.
  4. You will either pull a winning or a non-winning pass.
  5. If you pull a winning pass, then you have gained access to that signing and should reconvene at the Exhibition Hall at the time of the signing.
  6. If you pull a non-winning pass, then put it back in the bag. You have not gained access to that signing and should try again the next day or you may return to the end of the line if you wish.

There will be enough passes in the bag to help assure that all of the signings are full and that no one waits in line unnecessarily.

All of the drawings for the day’s signings and photo booths will take place at the same time. When you arrive for the drawing, you should choose the signing session you are most interested in and stand that line first. Once you have drawn a pass for that signing, you may stand in the other line, if you like. (For example, On Friday you could head to the Team StarKid line, draw a pass, and then join the HP Actors line for a chance at that signing.) This should be a very fast process so please don’t worry about not getting on the line you want!

Ok, so you have your pass... what next?

Signing Procedure

  1. If you won a pass at the morning lottery, please line up at the signing room at the allotted signing time. There is no need to line up early. Everyone who receives a pass will be granted access to the appropriate signing.  However, it is recommended that you line up closer to the beginning of the signing rather than closer to the end.  The signing will end at its appointed time, and we need to move things along - we know you’re ready to go to your next bit of programming, so we don’t want to hold you up!
  2. You may only have one item signed at each signing. You may not bring in items from your friends who didn’t get passes. One person - one item. This is the only way we can get things going with the speed they need to be respectful to everyone.
  3. After you get your items signed, please leave the signing area promptly.
  4. You may not take photographs or videos of yourself with our special guests, or engage in any other activity that will hold up the lines. If you do so, then your pass may be revoked.

Please remember that there will be a lot of LeakyCon guests at each signing. Respect your fellow fans - they are just as excited as you are!

We want to allow as many guests to attend each signing as possible, but in order to do so, we need your help. We need your patience, your calm, and your awesome attitude. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

Our signing procedure is adapted from the one used at Comic-Con, of which we at LeakyCon are big fans. If they can get through that many people fairly, we can work together to make it happen, too!

 

Speakers
avatar for Clark Baxstresser

Clark Baxstresser

Clark is a singer, pianist, and songwriter living in New York City. Since graduating from the University of Michigan in 2010, he has worked with Team StarKid as a music director, pianist, and composer on two national tours and four stage musicals. He currently writes and performs as part of the Brooklyn-based pop outfit TalkFine.    
avatar for Jaime Lyn Beatty

Jaime Lyn Beatty

Raised in the rough and tumble streets of New York City, Jaime Lyn attended LaGuardia Performing Arts High School and holds her BFA in Acting from the University of Michigan.  She is an original member of Team Starkid, the creative team behind the YouTube sensation A Very Potter Musical. In the past three years, StarKid's five original musicals have garnered over 100 million views on YouTube, a devoted... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Brunsman

Tyler Brunsman

Tyler was seen as Cedric Diggory, Lucius Malfoy and Minerva McGonagall in Starkid's A Very Potter Musical trilogy. Currently residing in New York, Tyler has been seen in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular as well as numerous regional productions around the country. Upcoming in 2013: The Wizard of Oz at North Shore Music Theatre (Beverly, MA), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (New York, NY... Read More →
avatar for Britney Coleman

Britney Coleman

Britney is so excited to be back at LeakyCon this summer! A native of Ann Arbor, MI, she received her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. NY credits include Karen O's Stop The Virgens  and most recently Lyrics and Lyricists at 92Y. Regional credits include Dreamgirls (co-production Fulton Opera House/Maine State Music Theater), Dreamgirls (Marriott Lincolnshire Theater), Into the... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Lopez

Lauren Lopez

Lauren Lopez is an actor, singer, dancer and writer who graduated with a degree in theater from the University of Michigan. Lauren now resides in Chicago, IL, where she works with Team StarKid, acts, and doesn't play nearly enough Scrabble. Lauren is a lover of prancing and all things unicorn-related.  She also recently played a small role in Struck by Lightning, written by Chris Colfer. The description for the role was "Hideous... Read More →
avatar for Joey Richter

Joey Richter

Joey Richter will be forever known by Harry Potter fans as Ron in the A Very Potter Musical series by StarKid Productions.  He has since continued to perform with StarKid in Me and My Dick and Starship.  He can be seen in the Disney series Jessie as Officer Petey, a security guard trying to break into acting.  You can see Joey next in the YouTube series School of Thrones and hear him as the voice of Themba in the upcoming movie... Read More →
avatar for Brian Rosenthal

Brian Rosenthal

Brian Rosenthal is an actor/singer currently based in Los Angeles. Regional: Michigan Shakespeare Festival (Julius Caesar, All’s Well That Ends Well), The Peterborough Players (TheTorchbearers, The Foreigner). University of Michigan: Line, Hair, Speech And Debate, Victoria Station, The Diver, etc. Additionally, Brian is a proud company member of Team StarKid (A Very Potter Musical, A Very Potter Sequel, A Very Potter Senior... Read More →
avatar for Dylan Saunders

Dylan Saunders

A San Francisco native who now calls Los Angeles home, Dylan currently appears in the original web series The Clan from Reckless Tortuga Productions. Regional theatre credits include: Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, New Leaf Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, The National Theatre’s Connections Festival, Apostrof Theatre Festival, as well as eight productions as an... Read More →
avatar for Meredith Stepien

Meredith Stepien

Meredith Stepien grew up in Pinckney, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan, where she met her fellow StarKids. After college, she moved to Chicago, where she currently resides. Aside from StarKid productions, she has pursued a life in standup comedy, and she continues to pursue her passion for percussion. She plays music with Nick Gage (composer for Holy Musical Batman) and her band Jim and the Povolos. She loves swimming... Read More →
avatar for Nick Strauss

Nick Strauss

Nick Strauss is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan Theatre School. He is best known as "The Old Snatch" in Me and My Dick and Sirius Black in the A Very Potter Musical series. He loves each and every person that is reading this. He doesn't think you are ready for this jelly.
avatar for Joe Walker

Joe Walker

Joseph Walker lives, acts, and teaches in Chicago, IL. He has worked for StarKid Productions over the last three years as an actor, singer, writer, stagehand, web-designer, airport shuttle, and friend. He is excited to be back at LeakyCon, though he feels a bit sheepish without having a five-hour show to present (see: StarKid at LeakyCon 2012). Very much unlike Peter Pan, Joseph does hope to someday grow up, but in the meantime he plans... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 9:30am - 11:30am
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

10:00am

Not Literally, Literally Live!
You know them from their sharp pop culture parodies on YouTube; now come and see them perform live! From Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, these girls have parodied it all. Their live show is a chance to kick back and have fun and sing along. 

Speakers
avatar for Ginny DiGuiseppi

Ginny DiGuiseppi

Ginny DiGuiseppi co-founded Not Literally Productions with Dana Ritterbusch and Erik Tande in 2011, where she indulges her nerdy passions by making music videos and comedy. She loves to read, write, sing, draw, and argue with other people online. She hopes one day to be a young adult novelist, but will settle for now for being kinda famous on the internet.
avatar for Dana Ritterbusch

Dana Ritterbusch

Dana Ritterbusch is one of the founding members of Not Literally Productions.  Driven mainly by the fandoms that fuel her, she co-creates fan content around the Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones fandoms and more.  Her work has been featured on The Mary Sue, The Huffington Post, i09, and more.  She lives in Denver, CO, where she enjoys lifting, marathoning Netflix, and drinking wine while surfing... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:20am
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D

10:00am

Curt Mega's Buffering
Buffering is a digital comedy series about trying to create something when you have nothing. It's the story of Ben Little (Curt Mega), a guy who fell from being kinda famous to unbearably a nobody. To prove that he’s still talented, he’ll do what every ambitious actor does: make a web series.  Our story is about a few people doing the best they can to put something together if only they can come together. Until then, everything’s buffering...

Speakers
avatar for Curt Mega

Curt Mega

Curt Mega is an actor, singer and writer originally from Dallas, Texas. He guest starred as Nick the Warbler on Fox’s Glee (seasons two and three) and was the featured soloist on Billy Joel’s "Uptown Girl” in the episode “The First Time” (season three). Stage work includes Damn Yankees with Richard Kind and the Texas regional premiere of The Light in the Piazza. He has been seen in national commercial... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Oregon 202/203

10:00am

MuggleNet's AudioFictions Podcast
The MuggleNet Fan Fictions Audiofictions podcast breathes new life into stories written by fans and hand-picked by listeners.  MerMuggle Readers Lupinpatronus (Michael Harle) and theGreatOm (John Jennette) have brought all of your favorite Harry Potter characters with them for a magical auditory experience. Come and learn professional voice acting tidbits that are used by the Audiofictions team, get behind-the-scenes insight on how the show is put together, and witness the writings of fellow fans and the voices of beloved Harry Potter characters being brought to life right before your eyes and ears. With the first ever Audiofictions live panel, the magic lives beyond the podcast and beyond the books!

Speakers
MH

Michael Harle

Michael Harle (Lupinpatronus) is the Project Manager and a MerMuggle Reader for MuggleNet Fan Fiction’s Audiofictions program. Michael’s voice acting skills were brought about when reading the Harry Potter series aloud to his brother, inspiring his voiceover aspirations. Beyond life as a Hufflepuff, Michael enjoys keeping a critical eye on film, playing with LEGOs, reading a good book, and 90s nostalgia bombing.
JJ

John Jennette

John Jennette (theGreatOm) is an artist, animator, and Ravenclaw. He joined the Audiofictions team as a MerMuggle in 2011 and has contributed both art and vocal talent to the show. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and fandom companion, Alyssa.


Friday June 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Oregon 204

10:00am

Tattoo Meetup

There has been a considerable amount of research on the perception of tattoos and how people with tattoos are stereotyped, but there has been little research from the perspective of those who have tattoos. My goal is to change that. Share your stories and I will share my research into the origin, meaning and reasons why we tattoo ourselves and others. I will have some temporary tattoos for those of you who want to experience having a tattoo but have not yet taken the plunge.


Speakers
avatar for Leslie Hathorn

Leslie Hathorn

Lesley Hathorn is a professor of cognitive psychology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She studies how we can use the art of the magic of words to learn about the science of behavior. She is delighted to be discussing Harry Potter in the context of psychology. She has presented at LeakyCon twice as well as at Ascendio. Her blog, “Psychology through Modern Media,” can be seen at psychologyinstruction.com.


Friday June 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
C125-126

10:00am

The (metaphorical) HP Fanfiction Sharing Circle

Participants will share their favorite fanfiction and get inspiration to read new ones. This will be a good chance for fanfiction lovers to branch out in their readings and enjoy a wider variety of subjects, plots, subplots, ships and all of that good stuff.  In addition, participants will start an informal fanfic club to continue after LeakyCon.  


Speakers
JB

Joe (British Joe) Riglar

Hi, I’m Joe! I’m just your regular fanboy, from the North-West of England. (Yes, I’m British. Yes, I have an accent. No, I can’t introduce you to CharlieIsSoCoolLike.) I’m a student with big plans for university and moving to London, so I’m letting my nerd flow while I have the chance. Feel free to come up and hug me, or touch my hair.


Friday June 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
C124

10:00am

Torchwood

This roundtable will discuss all four seasons and the future of the series. We will discuss what we dislike, like, and feel about Torchwood and its characters, as well as whether the fourth season has made U.S. fans feel more connected to the show.  


Speakers
avatar for Marie Tucker

Marie Tucker

Marie Tucker is a sophomore at Seton High School in Arizona. She spends most of her time with her friends, who introduced her to Harry Potter, StarKid, and Torchwood. She loves the ocean and cannot wait to travel the world when she is older.


Friday June 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
C123

10:00am

How to Internet!

Flame wars, comments, sock puppets, trolls, and spoilers . . . oh my! Many YA authors are online, and many YA readers are online. What are the rules? Are there any? Do you feed the trolls? How can we all best communicate? This panel intends to fix the internet . . . or at least reduce your therapy bills.



Moderators
MJ

Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of ten YA novels (including SUITE SCARLETT, SCARLETT FEVER, 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES, THE NAME OF THE STAR, and THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH). She has also done many collaborative works, such as Let It Snow (with John Green and Lauren Myracle), and The Bane Chronicles (with Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan). Maureen has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. She has been nominated... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hank Green

Hank Green

Hank is the executive producer and co-creator of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  He also serves as editor and post supervisor. Hank is one of the most active and prolific leaders of a new generation of Web entrepreneurs and personalities. With more than half a million subscribers, he is the younger half of the Vlogbrothers, executive producer of SciShow and Crash Course, chief trivia officer of TruthorFail, founder and CEO of VidCon, inventor... Read More →
avatar for Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the author of the young-adult works The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, whose sequel Game was recently released. A Leaky first-timer, Barry graduated with a degree in English from Yale University. He worked in the comic book industry for ten years before he began publishing his novels. He has also written a graphic novel, Mangaman, illustrated by Colleen Doran. You can read more about Barry and his... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins is the author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and soon Isla and the Happily Ever After, which comes out this fall. This will be her third LeakyCon after joining us for LeakyCon 2011 and 2012. She is married to Wizard Rocker Jarrod of Gred and Forge, and she believes all books and movies need more kissing. Read more about Stephanie on her website, stephanieperkins.com.
avatar for Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater

After a tumultuous past as a history major, calligraphy instructor, wedding musician, technical editor, and equestrian artist, Maggie Stiefvater is now a full-time writer living in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, four neurotic dogs who fart recreationally, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki. She is the author of the bestselling Shiver trilogy, the Printz Honor Book The Scorpio Races, and The... Read More →
avatar for Kate Schafer Testerman

Kate Schafer Testerman

Agent Kate Schafter Testerman's clients include Maureen Johnson, Ellen Booraem, Stephanie Perkins, Ransom Riggs, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Josie Bloss, and Matthew Cody, among other exciting and acclaimed authors. Kate is a graduate of the University of Delaware’s Honors Program, a former cast member of the New York Renaissance Faire, and an avid collector of shoes. Her interests cover a broad range, including teen chick lit, urban... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Portland 256/257/258

10:00am

“This isn’t a kissing book, is it?” What we talk about when we talk about romance

What’s the deal with romance, anyway? Why is it so appealing to some, and cooties to others? What’s the difference between love stories and romances (or is there one?). Why does romance as a genre get dismissed so often? This panel’s relationship status is, “It’s complicated.”


Moderators
avatar for E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart writes books for kids, young adults, and grown ups too. She’s the author of National Book Award finalist Disreputable History, as well as her most recent novel, Real Live Boyfriends. She also co-wrote How to Be Bad with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. Emily grew up in Cambridge, MA and Seattle, WA. She got her PhD in 19th Century English Literature from Columbia University in New York, where she currently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Coe Booth

Coe Booth

Coe Booth was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from college, she worked with teenagers and families in crisis, which inspired her first novel, Tyrell, which won the LA Times Book Prize. Her other books for teenagers include Kendra and Bronxwood. Coe lives in the Bronx, working as a full-time writer and a part-time writing teacher at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer is the New York Times bestselling author of the werewolf-centric Nightshade trilogy. She most recently released the prequel, Rise. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota, and when she isn’t writing, she does yoga and pairs her books with playlists. Her book Invisibility, which she co-authored with David Levithan, was released May 7. To learn more about Andrea and her writing... Read More →
avatar for David Levithan

David Levithan

David Levithan is the author of Boy Meets Boy and, most recently, Every Day and Invisibility (co-written with Andrea Cremer). He is the co-author of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which in 2008 was adapted into a film starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. He also co-wrote Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green. He is a two-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award, which honors LGBT works. David also... Read More →
avatar for Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and, at 24, became the youngest-ever – and first female – columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. Though her first novel, Attachments, is set in a newsroom, it couldn’t be less of a true story. She met her husband in junior high and can hardly get him to read her books, let alone her email. Her second novel, Eleanor & Park &ndash... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Portland 252/253

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Open
Get your merch, relax in the LeakyLounge, check out our signing area and the Quidditch pitch, meet up with your friends, and in general get ready for a weekend of awesome!  Exhibitors include:
  • Evie Tees
  • Midnight House Elves
  • Sock Dreams
  • Amery Studios
  • GeekBadge
  • LeakyCon
  • The Basket Tree
  • Skahfee Studios
  • Eve Believes
  • Royal House of Whimsy
  • GeekStar Costuming
  • Smithology: The Art of Handcrafted
  • Northwest Press
  • Mud In My Blood
  • Hungarian Wand Shop
  • Kiss Products, Inc.
  • Poison Threads
  • DFTBA
  • Iguana Comics
  • Portland Browncoats
  • The Whomping Willows
  • House of Wormwood and Mosshollow
  • Costume Avenue
  • The Ministry of Magic
  • Tonks & the Aurors
  • The Consulting Fangirl
  • Tassels and Treasure
  • Twyst & Tangle Wireworks
  • The HP Alliance
  • Casey Robin Studios
  • Android Sheep
  • IQA: International Quidditch Association
  • Team StarKid
  • Envy.   This.   Stuff
  • Whimsic Alley
  • Harry and the Potters
  • Finding Hogwarts
  • MuggleNet
  • Portland Geek Council
  • Oxfam America
  • Shelterbox
  • NaNoWriMo
  • PETA2
  • Uprise Book Project
  • SMYRC

Friday June 28, 2013 10:00am - 8:00pm
Exhibit Hall C

11:00am

Alchemy: A Rose by Any Other Name

Alchemy has gotten a bad reputation over the millennia, but this archaic science is a large part of the internal logic and integrity J.K. Rowling creates in her Harry Potter canon.  We will uncover the rest of the Weasley family, the triangle between Harry, Dumbledore and Lord Voldemort, and the lesser known alchemical characters within the series that still played major roles.  Rowling used this structure to create all sorts of puzzles and triangles – come discover them for yourselves.


Speakers
avatar for Leslie Barnhart

Leslie Barnhart

Leslie teaches mathematics and science in Northern Virginia. She lives with her husband, two dogs, two cats, and two kids, who mostly pretend they know very little about the Harry Potter world. The past two summers, she has co-directed a Harry Potter Vacation Bible School summer camp and has begun a Dumbledore’s Army group that meets once a month. She self-published The Christian’s Guide to Harry Potter so that parents can read... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
C123

11:00am

Inside the Writers' Room with the Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Join Bernie, Margaret,  Rachel & Jay for a look at the process on The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: how do you take such a loved and precious property and update it for modern times in a video blog format? No really, HOW? Walk through the scripts, talk through the choices, find out the nitty gritty of the process. For Jane Austen lovers, budding writers, and fans of the series alike, this is a great peek inside the world with the creative team that you won't want to miss. 

Speakers
avatar for Jay Bushman

Jay Bushman

Jay Bushman is an award-winning writer, experience designer, and producer of transmedia and platform-independent entertainment. Named by one publication as “The Epic Poet of Twitter,” Jay is a visionary and an innovator in the transmedia community, continually pushing the boundaries of next-generation entertainment. Jay is the Transmedia Producer and a writer for the hit multiplatform web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and the... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Dunlap

Margaret Dunlap

Margaret Dunlap writes for the small and smaller screens.  Most recently, she worked as a writer and co-executive producer of the Streamy and IAWTV award-winning transmedia series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. She now serves as an executive producer and co-showrunner for Pemberley Digital's follow-up project: Welcome to Sanditon. Her television credits include episodes of Eureka (SyFy) and ABC Family's cult-hit The Middleman. She tweets as... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is one of the writers for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. She previously wrote for a show called Game Room, and in the future she will hopefully write for a show that will most likely not be called Game Room. She also aspires to one day self-publish an extensive collection of fan fiction about becoming BFF with Kat Dennings, as part of a carefully crafted world domination scheme. Additionally, Rachel is not a terminator, which is... Read More →
avatar for Bernie Su

Bernie Su

Bernie is currently serving as executive producer, co-creator, head writer, and director of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Bernie has written several episodes for the scifi/thriller series Black Box TV, now one of the YouTube Premium Channels. He is also known for writing and creating the critically acclaimed series Compulsions, winner of the Clicker Award for Best Original Web Drama as well as the Streamy Award for Best Writing in a Drama Web... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Oregon 202/203

11:00am

Keeping the Blood Pure
The Malfoys, the Weasleys and the Blacks at one point were all pureblood families.  However, some of these families have now been written off as a disgrace to the wizarding world because their ancestors chose love over duty to marry properly. While this may seem cruel to some, this is neither a new nor an extinct concept.  Marriage by choice and arranged marriage will be discussed, as well as the reasons for keeping bloodlines pure, wealth pure, and how advantageous marriage can be.


Speakers
avatar for Krista Domin

Krista Domin

Krista Domin is a Ravenclaw, thanks to Pottermore.  She has presented at Leaky in 2011 and 2012.  Krista is a graduate of UCF and holds an MA in Education and English.  Harry Potter kept her sane through grad school.  When not reading or researching she enjoys all crafts, but she focuses on sewing and knitting.  


Friday June 28, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
C120-122

11:00am

Sorting Other Series: The Hunger Games Edition
After a successful run of Sorting Other Series last year at LeakyCon 2012, Erin is back for more sorting adventures.  Come to this session for some applied learning of house traits as we try to sort the Hunger Games characters into appropriate Hogwarts houses. It might not be as easy as you think, and you might be surprised by your neighbor's opinion! This round table discussion will hopefully get everyone engaged in some exciting conversation as we spend some time dwelling on two fandoms we love.  Also join Erin for her Sorting Other Series: The Pride & Prejudice edition Saturday.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Wert

Erin Wert

Erin is excited to be at her third LeakyCon, and even more thrilled to be bringing back Sorting Other Series! She loves personality tests (ENFJ, Type 2, Hufflepuff), and she probably loves you. When not being a crazy obsessive (making her parents proud), she works as a traveling nurse (making her parents even prouder, but a little lonelier). Her hugs are pretty intense and kind of scary. Ask, and you may even get one for free.


Friday June 28, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
C124

11:00am

SuperWho Meetup

Like Doctor Who? Like Supernatural? Like to squish them together? Join other fans of this oddly popular television series crossover for a relaxed chat. Bring your ideas, your opinions, and your ships. Fans of Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, and all other Doctor Who spinoff series will be eagerly welcomed. Fannish squeeing encouraged! Don't blink, and get the salt.


Speakers
JK

Jen Koch

Jen has been an avid fan of Supernatural for four years, a Doctor Who fan for a bit less, and an eager participant in fandom at large for nearly a decade. An active fanwriter and a frequent participant in the SuperWho community on Tumblr and Ao3, Jen is here for her very first LeakyCon! She is 30 and shares her small Iowa apartment with two cats.


Friday June 28, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
C125-126

11:00am

The Art of Making Sh** Happen
The Art of Making Sh** Happen is an interactive lecture presentation featuring the best (and worst) of what Julia and Corey have learned while being both artists and young business-people. Being creative in the 21st century means taking the road less traveled and taking charge of your projects, which can be daunting. But using their experiences as a springboard, The Art of Making Sh** Happen will inspire, empower, and get you excited about taking an idea and seeing it through to fruition, no matter how big or how small.

Speakers
JA

Julia Albain

Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Julia is an actor, director, producer and writer based in Chicago IL. She received her BFA in Theater Performance from the University of Michigan and is a proud alumni of the school. In recent years Julia produced and directed two national concert tours in association with StarKid Productions and Live Nation, as well as worked on countless other shows, appearances and projects. She is currently signed with Writer's... Read More →
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Corey Lubowich

Corey Lubowich is a Chicago designer and director. He received his BFA in Theatre Design & Production from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is a founding member of the Northshore theatre company ensemble113 and a company member of Team StarKid. Recent projects include Starship with Team StarKid and Little Women with the Department of Theatre & Drama at the University of Michigan. Find out more about Corey at luboworks.com.


Friday June 28, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Oregon 201

11:00am

Authors Acting Badly (*except for Amber and Anthony)

Your favorite authors act out your favorite scenes from your favorite books in a live reader’s theater. They’ve got no time to rehearse, no experience on stage*, no idea whatsoever what they’re doing…what could happen? (Answer: Anything.)


Moderators
avatar for David Levithan

David Levithan

David Levithan is the author of Boy Meets Boy and, most recently, Every Day and Invisibility (co-written with Andrea Cremer). He is the co-author of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which in 2008 was adapted into a film starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. He also co-wrote Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green. He is a two-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award, which honors LGBT works. David also... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amber Benson

Amber Benson

Amber Benson co-wrote and directed the animated web-series Ghosts of Albion for the BBC along with Christopher Golden. The duo then novelized the series in two books for Random House. Amber's first solo novel, "Death's Daughter," was published by Penguin in 2009 with a children's book for Simon and Schuster called "Among The Ghosts" following later that year. As an actress, Benson spent three seasons as Tara Maclay on the cult hit show Buffy... Read More →
avatar for E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart writes books for kids, young adults, and grown ups too. She’s the author of National Book Award finalist Disreputable History, as well as her most recent novel, Real Live Boyfriends. She also co-wrote How to Be Bad with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. Emily grew up in Cambridge, MA and Seattle, WA. She got her PhD in 19th Century English Literature from Columbia University in New York, where she currently... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Rapp

Anthony Rapp

While best known for originating the character of Mark Cohen (off-screen and on) in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, Anthony is also a writer, musician, activist, humanitarian and director. Anthony made his Broadway debut in 1981 in a musical based on The Little Prince. Since then he has also created memorable roles Adventures in Babysitting, Dazed and Confused, A Beautiful Mind, Six Degrees of Separation (stage and film), and more. He... Read More →
avatar for Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and, at 24, became the youngest-ever – and first female – columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. Though her first novel, Attachments, is set in a newsroom, it couldn’t be less of a true story. She met her husband in junior high and can hardly get him to read her books, let alone her email. Her second novel, Eleanor & Park &ndash... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Portland 256/257/258

11:00am

Making &%@$ up: The Art of Fantasy

Wizards, vampires, werewolves, cannibalistic sea horses...the magical creatures of YA are so terrifyingly (and/or swooningly) real that it’s sometimes hard to believe they don’t exist. What does it take to create a magic system or a supernatural menagerie? Where do you even start, when you’re creating an entire fantastical universe from scratch? Is this panel really happening, or did you just imagine it?


Moderators
avatar for Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo, who is joining us for her first LeakyCon, is the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow and Bone, the first book in The Grisha Trilogy. The second book, Siege and Storm, will be released on June 4. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. When she isn’t writing, Leigh works as a make-up artist in Los Angeles under the name L.B. Benson and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer writes young adult novels featuring vampires and other fantastic things. She didn’t start trying to publish until after she had married and had a baby, but she is now the author of the New York Times bestselling The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod and The Slayer Chronicles. “Auntie” Heather doesn’t have fans, she has minions, and she dresses up in costume for Renaissance Fairs... Read More →
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Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer is the New York Times bestselling author of the werewolf-centric Nightshade trilogy. She most recently released the prequel, Rise. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota, and when she isn’t writing, she does yoga and pairs her books with playlists. Her book Invisibility, which she co-authored with David Levithan, was released May 7. To learn more about Andrea and her writing... Read More →
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians, likened to an adult Harry Potter by the New York Times, and the sequel The Magician King. Lev is a journalist and writes for Time as a book critic and lead technology writer. He has also written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Portland will be Lev’s third... Read More →
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Maggie Stiefvater

After a tumultuous past as a history major, calligraphy instructor, wedding musician, technical editor, and equestrian artist, Maggie Stiefvater is now a full-time writer living in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, four neurotic dogs who fart recreationally, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki. She is the author of the bestselling Shiver trilogy, the Printz Honor Book The Scorpio Races, and The... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Portland 252/253

11:00am

Featured Actresses: Jackie Emerson, Scarlett Byrne, and Ellie Darcey-Alden
These lovely ladies have been strong support on some of the biggest blockbusters of our time: Jackie Emerson was inside the circle of tributes for The Hunger Games; Scarlett and Ellie, part of the most elaborate set of mega-films ever. Whether your question interest lies with The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, or Doctor Who, these girls will provide unique perspective about life inside the making of some of the most important cultural markers today and the fandoms that surround them.

Moderators
avatar for Kristina Horner

Kristina Horner

Kristina is a Harry Potter fan, a geek culture enthusiast, and a creator. When she's not enveloping herself in the latest books, tv shows and games, she makes YouTube videos, produces and acts in her web series Job Hunters, and makes daily videos playing console games and board games with her friends for their project Team Hypercube. Kristina is excited about pretty much everything and loves documenting her every adventure.

Speakers
avatar for Scarlett Byrne

Scarlett Byrne

Scarlett began her acting career in 2008, portraying Chloe Daniels in an episode of the British TV drama Doctors. In 2009 Byrne earned the role of Pansy Parkinson in the sixth film in the popular Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and she later reprised her role in the final two films of the series. Her latest role was as Brittany in Lake Placid: The Final Chapter, though she has also appeared in several short videos... Read More →
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Ellie Darcey-Alden

Ellie played Young Lily in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. And in a fandom double-whammy, she recently appeared in the Doctor Who Christmas episode “The Snowmen.” She has been in the TV series Robin Hood and Holby City, as well as the recent film Welcome to the Punch. This is her second LeakyCon!
avatar for Jackie Emerson

Jackie Emerson

Jackie is best known for her portrayal of Foxface in The Hunger Games. From a young age, she pursued her interests in both acting and singing. In 2006, she took part in the Disney recording band “Dev2.0”. She has since then participated in many voice-overs for both radio and television. She has also performed in numerous professional productions with Reprise, the Los Angeles Opera, and LA TheaterWorks. Jackie is an avid... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D

12:00pm

Fanfiction As A Writer's Tool

Many fans express their love of fandom through writing fanficiton. This workshop will cover topics that include writing in canon, creating interesting OCs, avoiding Mary Sues and how to use fanfiction to hone the skills to become a professional writer.

 


Speakers
MM

Muffy Morrigan

Born in California, bestselling author Muffy Morrigan began her writing career at the age of six, when, after completing her first hand-written novel, she attempted to sell it to the neighbors for the lofty price of ten cents. Shortly after that she discovered the joys of fanfiction, and she hasn't stopped since. A popular panelist at science fiction, fantasy and steampunk conventions, she has presented on topics ranging from writing to Victorian... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
C125-126

12:00pm

So You Think You Can Travel in Time?

A presentation on the complications of time travel as seen in Harry Potter and other works, such as Doctor Who, Star Trek, and Back to the Future. Don't let yourself be drawn in by false advertising; get all the facts of time travel before going on an adventure. What is the history (or the future?) of time travel? What methods of time travel are there, and how do they work? What are the adverse effects of time travel?


Speakers
avatar for Shannen Michaelsen

Shannen Michaelsen

Shannen and Colleen Siler are sisters who have been participating in the Harry Potter fandom since the first book was released. This has included making videos, attending cons, and appearing on their local news stations to discuss releases of Potter films. Both are Ravenclaws and Whovians. Shannen attends FSU and lives on Tumblr, and her Doctor Who fan videos have been used at cons worldwide.
avatar for Colleen Siler

Colleen Siler

Colleen and Shannen Michaelsen are sisters who have been participating in the Harry Potter fandom since the first book was released. This has including making videos, attending cons, and appearing on their local news stations to discuss releases of Potter films. Both are Ravenclaws and Whovians. Before Colleen was married in 2011, she told her husband that he had to read all seven books and like them or she wouldn’t marry him (he’s a... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
C120-122

12:00pm

tessaROXX LeakyCon Parody Video
Calling all starfish...Tessa Netting is filming and directing a LeakyCon Fandom YouTube Parody Video to ‘I Love It’ by Icona Pop and wants YOU to be a part of it. Yeah YOU, with the face. Get ready to fangirl, jam out, and ultimately have that gorgeous face on her YouTube channel tessaROXX.

Speakers
avatar for Tessa Netting

Tessa Netting

Tessa Netting is an actor, singer, and parody mastermind who will stop at nothing until all of her dreams and goals are accomplished. Tessa took to YouTube, creating tessaROXX TV, and quickly became nationally known for fusing Broadway and pop culture in her parodies. The most logical next step, in her mind, is television. Last January, Tessa moved to Los Angeles to expand and utilize her talents, both in front of the camera... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Oregon 202/203

12:00pm

Wandlore - A Complex and Mysterious Magic

The magic wand.  No other symbol identifies a wizard more clearly than the instrument that channels his or her most powerful magic. We will look to go beyond the very basic view with which most wizards approach their wands. We will also discuss the importance of wand loyalties and the "feelings" that wands develop.  We will look deeper into the wands of our favorite wizards and attempt to unlock their mysteries.


Speakers
GL

Greg Laslo

Greg Laslo is the founder and Master Wandmaker of the Hungarian Wand Shop. Greg became a fan of Harry Potter by reading the first book to his children nearly 14 years ago and has loved the Potter world ever since. He has been making wands for over seven years, and the study of wandlore and wand properties has been a passion for him.


Friday June 28, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
C124

12:00pm

We're Still Here; Fandoms after series have ended

You discover a series that you really enjoy. You watch faithfully, pre order the books & dvds, investing yourself emotionally. It becomes a part of your life and then, suddenly, BAM! The series ends or is taken off the air! What do the fans of ended series do? Join fans of such serises as Farscape, Firefly, Stargate, Buffy, the Harry Potter books and movies too of course! as they talk about how they keep their favorite series alive via conventions, cosplay, fangroups, and more. Panelists include members of PDXBrowncoats, Harry Potter Alliance and The Signal.


Speakers
KH

Kari Haley

Kari is a chemist in real life and the co-host of the award-winning The Signal, a Firefly and Serenity podcast.
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Kara Helgren

Kara is the President of PDX Browncoats and has been helping to organize their signature event, Can’t Stop the Serenity, since its inception in 2006. She was a writer, audio editor, and producer on the Firefly-focused The Signal podcast and recently started the GrimmPDX podcast (grimmpdx.libsyn.com) with co-host Anna Snyder. A historian and writer by training, she enjoys long talks about Puritans, how Jane Austen was kind of a... Read More →
AS

Anna Snyder

Anna is the secretary of the non profit PDXBrowncoats. She was a writer, producer, voice actor for the award-winning Firefly and Serenity podcast The Signal, and she now co-hosts the GrimmPDX podcast with Kara. Anna is the public relations guru of the PDXBrowncoats as well as Event Coordinator for Stumptown Comic Arts Festival. She is also the creator of Geek the Halls, a holiday craft fair and bazaar. Anna considers Harry Potter one of her first... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Oregon 201

12:00pm

You Better Believe it’s Beautiful Stuff and Team Joey Richter

StarKids! Here is your chance to finally meet in person all of your StarKid friends from Team Joey Richter and BeautifulStuff.us. We’ll be completing a special project to be presented to Joey Richter on behalf of the fandom and watching the premiere of our fan-made video for StarKid. Plus the chance to win fabulous prizes, make some new friends, there may be some singing, and maybe we’ll dance, just give it a chance, and come celebrate everything that is Team StarKid.

 


Speakers
SF

Samantha Fico

Samantha Fico and Amber Wehse are twenty-something Nevada residents who have been longtime fans of Harry Potter and StarKid. Samantha is the creator/head admin of Team Joey Richter and one of the contributing writers to the upcoming "StarKid for Dummies" book.
AW

Amber Wehse

Samantha Fico and Amber Wehse are twenty-something Nevada residents who have been longtime fans of Harry Potter and StarKid. Amber started with the HP page Kwikspell in 2001 and now is the creator of the StarKid fansite and accompanying Facebook page Beautiful Stuff.


Friday June 28, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
C123

12:00pm

Fear and Loathing in the Writing Process: How to stop worrying and learn to love the terror
This panel was pitched by the winner of our “pitch a panel” contest. How do you get over that fear of putting yourself down on the page…and then showing it to other people? How do you overcome all those feelings that prevent you from starting or finishing? What’s it like once the work is out in the world and people comment on it? What are we all SO AFRAID OF?

Moderators
RW

Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman is the author of The Waking Dark, The Book of Blood and Shadow, the Cold Awakening trilogy, and several other books for children and teens. (Maybe you caught the TV miniseries adaptation of her Seven Deadly Sins series... and if you haven’t, you’re missing out.) She grew up in Philadelphia, moved to New York as soon as she got the chance, and, for her very first task at her very first job out of college, was assigned... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amber Benson

Amber Benson

Amber Benson co-wrote and directed the animated web-series Ghosts of Albion for the BBC along with Christopher Golden. The duo then novelized the series in two books for Random House. Amber's first solo novel, "Death's Daughter," was published by Penguin in 2009 with a children's book for Simon and Schuster called "Among The Ghosts" following later that year. As an actress, Benson spent three seasons as Tara Maclay on the cult hit show Buffy... Read More →
avatar for Coe Booth

Coe Booth

Coe Booth was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from college, she worked with teenagers and families in crisis, which inspired her first novel, Tyrell, which won the LA Times Book Prize. Her other books for teenagers include Kendra and Bronxwood. Coe lives in the Bronx, working as a full-time writer and a part-time writing teacher at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins is the author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and soon Isla and the Happily Ever After, which comes out this fall. This will be her third LeakyCon after joining us for LeakyCon 2011 and 2012. She is married to Wizard Rocker Jarrod of Gred and Forge, and she believes all books and movies need more kissing. Read more about Stephanie on her website, stephanieperkins.com.
avatar for Anthony Rapp

Anthony Rapp

While best known for originating the character of Mark Cohen (off-screen and on) in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, Anthony is also a writer, musician, activist, humanitarian and director. Anthony made his Broadway debut in 1981 in a musical based on The Little Prince. Since then he has also created memorable roles Adventures in Babysitting, Dazed and Confused, A Beautiful Mind, Six Degrees of Separation (stage and film), and more. He... Read More →
avatar for Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is the author of the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, which is currently in preproduction for a film with Universal Studios. She has a degree in English from UC Berkeley and studied illustration at California College of Arts & Crafts. Laini attended LeakyCon 2012 in Chicago and is joining us again this year in Portland, where she currently... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Portland 252/253

12:00pm

Is All Fiction Fan-Fiction?

Until a little while ago, publishing didn’t even acknowledge fanfiction. It was hidden away, like Rochester’s wife in the attic. But with the publication of books such as 50 Shades of Gray, which is based on Twilight fanfiction, the topic is now at the fore. But . . . is all fiction fanfiction of a kind? What are tropes, retellings, and archetypes? What makes a story originally? What’s the difference between good plotting and formula? This panel ships you.


Moderators
avatar for Kate Schafer Testerman

Kate Schafer Testerman

Agent Kate Schafter Testerman's clients include Maureen Johnson, Ellen Booraem, Stephanie Perkins, Ransom Riggs, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Josie Bloss, and Matthew Cody, among other exciting and acclaimed authors. Kate is a graduate of the University of Delaware’s Honors Program, a former cast member of the New York Renaissance Faire, and an avid collector of shoes. Her interests cover a broad range, including teen chick lit, urban... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians, likened to an adult Harry Potter by the New York Times, and the sequel The Magician King. Lev is a journalist and writes for Time as a book critic and lead technology writer. He has also written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Portland will be Lev’s third... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Klein

Cheryl is the senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.). In her book Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults, Cheryl leads readers to discover what must be done to polish a manuscript for children and young adult readers. Her impressive editorial experience includes award-winning novels and picture books, such as the final books of the Harry... Read More →
avatar for Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the author of the young-adult works The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, whose sequel Game was recently released. A Leaky first-timer, Barry graduated with a degree in English from Yale University. He worked in the comic book industry for ten years before he began publishing his novels. He has also written a graphic novel, Mangaman, illustrated by Colleen Doran. You can read more about Barry and his... Read More →
avatar for Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and, at 24, became the youngest-ever – and first female – columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. Though her first novel, Attachments, is set in a newsroom, it couldn’t be less of a true story. She met her husband in junior high and can hardly get him to read her books, let alone her email. Her second novel, Eleanor & Park &ndash... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Portland 256/257/258

12:00pm

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Extravaganza
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries returns to Leaky! We just loved meeting the girls of LBD last year; this year, with the whole series wrapped up and a DVD on the way - thanks to a Kickstarter that raised over eight times its goal! - the entire cast, plus the writers and producers, will take some time to reflect on the experience together. It's their first big appearance together! Come join us to talk about this ground-breaking web series and hear insights on how they brought this Jane Austen classic into the world of vlogging.

Moderators
avatar for Kristina Horner

Kristina Horner

Kristina is a Harry Potter fan, a geek culture enthusiast, and a creator. When she's not enveloping herself in the latest books, tv shows and games, she makes YouTube videos, produces and acts in her web series Job Hunters, and makes daily videos playing console games and board games with her friends for their project Team Hypercube. Kristina is excited about pretty much everything and loves documenting her every adventure.

Speakers
avatar for Wes Aderhold

Wes Aderhold

Wes Aderhold plays George Wickham in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries as well as The Lydia Bennet and Domino: Gigi Darcy Series. He has done a number of independent films such as The Box of Shadows, Drug Called Xo and Prick. Television credits include Body of Proof. He is currently repped at The Schiff Co. and Sovereign Talent Group. Fun fact: he went to theater school with Laura Spencer, who plays Jane on the LBD. He's enjoyed being apart of the LBD... Read More →
avatar for Julia Cho

Julia Cho

Julia Cho has performed/toured with various theater companies and is one of the founding members of Artists at Play, a theater-producing collective in Los Angeles.  Upcoming TV appearances include The Newsroom, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the Hallmark Channel Christmas movie The Santa Switch.  Known for her role as Charlotte Lu in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Julia was nominated for a Streamy Award in Best Female... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Clements

Ashley Clements

Ashley Clements is best known for starring as Lizzie Bennet in the hit webseries The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, for which she was nominated for a Streamy Award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy. She's made other web appearances in multiple Geek & Sundry shows and on BlackBoxTV. Her numerous regional theatre credits include Since Africa, Sea of Tranquility, Cyrano de Bergerac, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night... Read More →
avatar for Maxwell Glick

Maxwell Glick

Maxwell Glick has been a working actor in Los Angeles since moving there from New York.  He has been involved with online series and YouTube in many projects, most importantly as Spencer Gilman on the groundbreaking show lonelygirl15 and was nominated for an IAWTV Award for his performance in Night of the Zombie King.  He also starred in the online hit zombie musical Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story... Read More →
avatar for Daniel V. Gordh

Daniel V. Gordh

Daniel Vincent Gordh is a Los Angeles-based actor, best known for playing the role of William Darcy in “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”. Daniel keeps busy between a variety of film, theatre, TV, and web projects. Currently, he is starring in Blip.tv’s “Hipsterhood” and is also currently producing and co-starring in a new webseries for a big network to be released later this summer. Follow him on... Read More →
avatar for Hank Green

Hank Green

Hank is the executive producer and co-creator of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  He also serves as editor and post supervisor. Hank is one of the most active and prolific leaders of a new generation of Web entrepreneurs and personalities. With more than half a million subscribers, he is the younger half of the Vlogbrothers, executive producer of SciShow and Crash Course, chief trivia officer of TruthorFail, founder and CEO of VidCon, inventor... Read More →
avatar for Allison Paige

Allison Paige

Allison Paige plays Georgina "Gigi" Darcy in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Now a Los Angeles-based actor, she has been building her resume with roles on television shows like Heroes and Days of Our lives. Film credits include Fear Not and Nesting, and an epic one-liner in the Dane Cook film Detention. Just recently she wrapped a short headed to Sundance Film Festival called Byron’s Theme, where she plays identical twins along side Michael... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Sean

Christopher Sean

A consummate entrepreneur, Christopher Sean, the co-founder of Between The Lines Productions, has been passionate about the arts and entertainment since he was a child. His unflinching work ethic and innate talent are the secrets of his success -- as are the skills he acquired through many years of martial arts. Christopher has completed master acting classes with preeminent teachers such as Anthony Meindl and Lewis Smith, worked with Julie... Read More →
avatar for Laura Spencer

Laura Spencer

Laura Spencer plays Jane Bennet in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. She is currently recurring on ABC Family's Switched at Birth with various other television credits including 2 Broke Girls and Disney Channel's Jessie. Her first film, Barking Water, premiered at Sundance in 2009. She appears in Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, an adaptation of the popular Italian comic series, and can be seen alongside Dominic Monaghan in The Millionaire Tour. Laura also... Read More →
avatar for Bernie Su

Bernie Su

Bernie is currently serving as executive producer, co-creator, head writer, and director of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Bernie has written several episodes for the scifi/thriller series Black Box TV, now one of the YouTube Premium Channels. He is also known for writing and creating the critically acclaimed series Compulsions, winner of the Clicker Award for Best Original Web Drama as well as the Streamy Award for Best Writing in a Drama Web... Read More →
avatar for Mary Kate Wiles

Mary Kate Wiles

Mary Kate Wiles plays Lydia Bennet in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Sansa Stark in School of Thrones. Mary Kate is from Fayetteville, Arkansas and graduated from USC with degrees in Theatre and English Literature and also studied abroad at The British American Drama Academy in London. She also currently stars as Zelda in Squaresville and can be seen in films Dreamworld and Dark Woods and the soon-to-be released The Sound and the Shadow and... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D

12:00pm

Autographs: Scarlett Byrne, Ellie Darcey Alden, Jackie Emerson, Tom Lenk, Devon Murray
Please remember that autographs are not guaranteed as part of your LeakyCon experience; this is how we make sure you don't have to pay for them! The following rules apply to all autograph sessions besides Lit:
 

LeakyCon 2013 Signing & Photo Booth Procedures

Hey everyone: this is very important info that applies to every LeakyCon guest! The ONLY way to assure a safe and speedy signing procedure for everyone is below, and we are counting on your participation!

LeakyCon is one of very few conferences that offers autograph sessions at no additional cost; however, registration for LeakyCon does not guarantee you access to any autograph session. In an effort to eliminate waiting time and run the signings at LeakyCon 2013 more efficiently, we have borrowed a procedure from one of the only other conferences to offer free signatures, a large conference you may have heard of called Comic-Con.

Please note the following procedures only pertain to regular guests and most autograph events.  LeakyCon Lit signings are only open to those LeakyCon guests who have registered for Leaky Lit.  Fandom rock signings will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are a RockStar, then you have a special plan in place, and the following only concerns you if you would like to enter the drawing for an additional signing pass.  

Access to all autograph sessions will be granted via drawings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Attendance at this drawing is the only way to assure your spot in the signing, unless you are a RockStar (see above).

Drawing Times:

Friday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 9:30 AM: Team StarKid
  • 12:00 PM: Scarlett Byrne, Devon Murray, Jackie Emerson, Tom Lenk, Ellie Darcey-Alden
  • 2:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 6:00 PM:  Anthony Rapp, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Julia Albain

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 1:00 PM Devon Murray
  • 2:00 PM Ellie Darcey-Alden

Saturday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Jackie Emerson
  • 12:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 1:00 PM: Devon Murray, Scarlett Byrne, Ellie Darcey-Alden, Curt Mega, Dominic Barnes, Titus Makin
  • 2:00 PM: Tom Lenk, Amber Benson, Anthony Rapp

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 12:00 PM Scarlett Byrne
  • 1:00 PM Jackie Emerson
  • 2:00 PM Tom Lenk & Amber Benson


Sunday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Team StarKid

So here’s how it works:

Drawing Procedure

  1. Please line up in the Exhibit Hall at the time listed above to enter the drawing for the signing pass you wish to have.  There will be multiple lines, each marked with the pass you may obtain.
  2. There will be a volunteer at the front of each line with a mystery bag of passes.
  3. When you reach the front of the line you will pull a pass out of the bag.
  4. You will either pull a winning or a non-winning pass.
  5. If you pull a winning pass, then you have gained access to that signing and should reconvene at the Exhibition Hall at the time of the signing.
  6. If you pull a non-winning pass, then put it back in the bag. You have not gained access to that signing and should try again the next day or you may return to the end of the line if you wish.

There will be enough passes in the bag to help assure that all of the signings are full and that no one waits in line unnecessarily.

All of the drawings for the day’s signings and photo booths will take place at the same time. When you arrive for the drawing, you should choose the signing session you are most interested in and stand that line first. Once you have drawn a pass for that signing, you may stand in the other line, if you like. (For example, On Friday you could head to the Team StarKid line, draw a pass, and then join the HP Actors line for a chance at that signing.) This should be a very fast process so please don’t worry about not getting on the line you want!

Ok, so you have your pass... what next?

Signing Procedure

  1. If you won a pass at the morning lottery, please line up at the signing room at the allotted signing time. There is no need to line up early. Everyone who receives a pass will be granted access to the appropriate signing.  However, it is recommended that you line up closer to the beginning of the signing rather than closer to the end.  The signing will end at its appointed time, and we need to move things along - we know you’re ready to go to your next bit of programming, so we don’t want to hold you up!
  2. You may only have one item signed at each signing. You may not bring in items from your friends who didn’t get passes. One person - one item. This is the only way we can get things going with the speed they need to be respectful to everyone.
  3. After you get your items signed, please leave the signing area promptly.
  4. You may not take photographs or videos of yourself with our special guests, or engage in any other activity that will hold up the lines. If you do so, then your pass may be revoked.

Please remember that there will be a lot of LeakyCon guests at each signing. Respect your fellow fans - they are just as excited as you are!

We want to allow as many guests to attend each signing as possible, but in order to do so, we need your help. We need your patience, your calm, and your awesome attitude. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

Our signing procedure is adapted from the one used at Comic-Con, of which we at LeakyCon are big fans. If they can get through that many people fairly, we can work together to make it happen, too!

 

Speakers
avatar for Scarlett Byrne

Scarlett Byrne

Scarlett began her acting career in 2008, portraying Chloe Daniels in an episode of the British TV drama Doctors. In 2009 Byrne earned the role of Pansy Parkinson in the sixth film in the popular Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and she later reprised her role in the final two films of the series. Her latest role was as Brittany in Lake Placid: The Final Chapter, though she has also appeared in several short videos... Read More →
avatar for Ellie Darcey-Alden

Ellie Darcey-Alden

Ellie played Young Lily in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. And in a fandom double-whammy, she recently appeared in the Doctor Who Christmas episode “The Snowmen.” She has been in the TV series Robin Hood and Holby City, as well as the recent film Welcome to the Punch. This is her second LeakyCon!
avatar for Jackie Emerson

Jackie Emerson

Jackie is best known for her portrayal of Foxface in The Hunger Games. From a young age, she pursued her interests in both acting and singing. In 2006, she took part in the Disney recording band “Dev2.0”. She has since then participated in many voice-overs for both radio and television. She has also performed in numerous professional productions with Reprise, the Los Angeles Opera, and LA TheaterWorks. Jackie is an avid... Read More →
avatar for Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk is a singer, actor, and playwright who is perhaps best recognized as Andrew from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. As his many fans know, this is just a small part of Tom’s career.  His professional theater career has included Grease and Rock of Ages.  His storytelling comedy show Nerdgasm centers on “geeking out” – a favorite pastime for us all.
avatar for Devon Murray

Devon Murray

You all know him as the lovable Gryffindor and accidental pyromaniac Seamus Finnigan! Devon Murray is making his first appearance at LeakyCon. The Irish actor has been acting since he was a child, appearing in Angela’s Ashes and the TV movie Yesterday’s Children. Devon is a big supporter of Manchester United, and as a horse enthusiast he has competed at show-jumping events.


Friday June 28, 2013 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

1:00pm

Behind Platform 9 ¾: Building Compelling Worlds Through Fiction

J.K. Rowling is a master world-builder.  Creating a believable fictional world requires evoking settings with rich sensory details, constructing logical rules for how the universe operates, and building social, political, technological and ecological structures.  In this panel, five experienced writers will share their world-building secrets with tips about process and exercises participants can use in their own writing.

 


Speakers
KG

Kelly Garrett

Kelly likes to use her writing to play around in the real world, but she always has to add a magical twist. Based in Portland, OR, she uses her educational background in creative writing to craft middle-grade and young-adult mysteries, fantasies, and humorous fiction. Her work has appeared in the Sofa Ink Quarterly.
avatar for Amber Keyser

Amber Keyser

Amber is a former ballerina and evolutionary biologist, who has published four books and many articles for tweens and teens. Currently, she’s the go-to-girl and young-adult novelist for Angel Punk. Amber blogs about critique and the writing process at VivaScriva.com. She is represented by the literary agent Fiona Kenshole. For more information, visit Amber's website atamberjkeyser.com or on Twitter at @amberjkeyser.
avatar for Cidney Swanson

Cidney Swanson

Cidney is a full-time writer of young adult sci-fi and fantasy, including The Rippler Trilogy and the Saving Mars series. Saving Mars was named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012. Cidney is fond of saying that, for her, “every day is NaNoWriMo!” When not writing, she’s easily distracted by shiny things such as books with raised foil on the covers, cleverly packaged bars of chocolate, or Mars set against an inky night sky. She... Read More →
avatar for Emily Whitman

Emily Whitman

Emily loves traveling to different worlds as the author of novels for teens and children. Wildwing, a time-travel tale of mistaken identity, and Radiant Darkness, a retelling of Greek myth with a Persephone who makes her own choices, have received many honors. Emily’s past is checkered with studying history, working in libraries, leading storytimes, writing for educational publishers, and leading writing workshops. She lives in Portland... Read More →
avatar for Cat Winters

Cat Winters

Cat is the author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds, a young adult ghost tale set during the World War I era. She formerly worked in publishing and ran a popular paranormal/horror website for authors and filmmakers, and she recently launched corsetsandcutlasses.wordpress.com with other novelists of YA and middle-grade historical fiction. She lives outside of Portland, OR, with her husband and two kids. Visit her online at www.catwinters.com.


Friday June 28, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
C123

1:00pm

Costume Contest
It's time to debut that costume you've been working on all year long!  Come show off on our stage and see if you can take the title of LeakyCon Best Costume.  If you don't have a costume, come cheer on your favorites and get inspired.

Moderators
Friday June 28, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Oregon 204

1:00pm

The Heroine’s Journey

You know all about the classic hero’s journey—now learn about the heroine’s! We’ll chart the heroine’s journey step-by-step from ancient myths to modern reimaginings like Coraline and The Wizard of Oz. Only after she has defeated her dark side, the wicked witch, can she grow into a bestower of wisdom in this beloved pattern favored by fantasy readers and writers.Like the hero’s journey, this pattern is useful for those who enjoy reading and analyzing literature, and also those who want to write it, especially fantasy and coming of age stories.


Speakers
VE

Valerie Estelle Frankel

Valerie Estelle Frankel has won a Dream Realm Award, an Indie Excellence Award, and a USA Book News National Best Book Award for her Henry Potty parodies. She’s the author of many books on pop culture, including From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine’s Journey in Myth and Legend, Buffy and the Heroine’s Journey, Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in The Hunger Games, Teaching with Harry Potter, and... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
C124

1:00pm

The Wisdom of Albus Dumbledore

Albus Dumbledore was a wise old man. But where did his wisdom come from? How does it apply to the Harry Potter characters? And how does it apply to you? Using our knowledge of Dumbledore’s past and his effect on the future of the Wizarding world we will answer these questions in our presentation of Dumbledore’s most famous quotes.




Speakers
avatar for Shannen Michaelsen

Shannen Michaelsen

Shannen and Colleen Siler are sisters who have been participating in the Harry Potter fandom since the first book was released. This has included making videos, attending cons, and appearing on their local news stations to discuss releases of Potter films. Both are Ravenclaws and Whovians. Shannen attends FSU and lives on Tumblr, and her Doctor Who fan videos have been used at cons worldwide.
avatar for Colleen Siler

Colleen Siler

Colleen and Shannen Michaelsen are sisters who have been participating in the Harry Potter fandom since the first book was released. This has including making videos, attending cons, and appearing on their local news stations to discuss releases of Potter films. Both are Ravenclaws and Whovians. Before Colleen was married in 2011, she told her husband that he had to read all seven books and like them or she wouldn’t marry him (he’s a... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
C120-122

1:00pm

We Are the Hogwartians!
Calling all Sherlockians and Whovians! A performance in which the Master and Moriarty meet, dragging various Doctor Who and Sherlock characters into Hogwarts for a showdown of epic proportions.

Speakers
avatar for Zoe Detlaf

Zoe Detlaf

Zoë Detlaf is thrilled to be making the trek for her second Leaky experience! She's a junior in high school and is planning on majoring in theatre when she goes to college. She can't wait to blend her three main fandoms into one fantastic PotterWhoLock spectacular with the amazing people she's met through theater and this totally awesome convention.
KL

Kristina Lambert

Kristina Lambert is an alumnus of Belmont Abbey College, where she received her BFA in Theater after  writing, directing, and starring in more than 10 plays. She hopes to one day use this to become a part of the world of Hollywood and Broadway. Kristina lives on the Coastal Outer Banks of North Carolina, where she copes with the lack of any active fandom communities on a daily basis. She will celebrate her... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
C125-126

1:00pm

How Books Saved Me

Let’s talk troubles. We’ve all got them: Readers, writers, and most definitely characters. (Pro tip: If you want a happy, uneventful, well-adjusted life, do not live in a book.) Reading and writing can be an escape from the real world, or they can be a field trip straight into your darkest pain. This panel offers straight talk on how sometimes writing hurts…and how it can make life hurt less. 


Moderators
RW

Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman is the author of The Waking Dark, The Book of Blood and Shadow, the Cold Awakening trilogy, and several other books for children and teens. (Maybe you caught the TV miniseries adaptation of her Seven Deadly Sins series... and if you haven’t, you’re missing out.) She grew up in Philadelphia, moved to New York as soon as she got the chance, and, for her very first task at her very first job out of college, was assigned... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo, who is joining us for her first LeakyCon, is the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow and Bone, the first book in The Grisha Trilogy. The second book, Siege and Storm, will be released on June 4. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. When she isn’t writing, Leigh works as a make-up artist in Los Angeles under the name L.B. Benson and... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins is the author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and soon Isla and the Happily Ever After, which comes out this fall. This will be her third LeakyCon after joining us for LeakyCon 2011 and 2012. She is married to Wizard Rocker Jarrod of Gred and Forge, and she believes all books and movies need more kissing. Read more about Stephanie on her website, stephanieperkins.com.
avatar for Anthony Rapp

Anthony Rapp

While best known for originating the character of Mark Cohen (off-screen and on) in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, Anthony is also a writer, musician, activist, humanitarian and director. Anthony made his Broadway debut in 1981 in a musical based on The Little Prince. Since then he has also created memorable roles Adventures in Babysitting, Dazed and Confused, A Beautiful Mind, Six Degrees of Separation (stage and film), and more. He... Read More →
avatar for Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is the author of the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, which is currently in preproduction for a film with Universal Studios. She has a degree in English from UC Berkeley and studied illustration at California College of Arts & Crafts. Laini attended LeakyCon 2012 in Chicago and is joining us again this year in Portland, where she currently... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Portland 256/257/258

1:00pm

What’s It Like Being a Writer?

A day in the life of a writer: champagne, caviar, yacht trips, glamorous parties with glamorous people, capped off by a couple hours of effortless creative inspiration…right? This panel gets down and dirty (maybe literally, for those of us with imminent deadlines and no time to shower) about true daily life of a writer: the procrastination, the perks, the pots of coffee, and most especially, the pajamas. 



Moderators
avatar for Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer is the New York Times bestselling author of the werewolf-centric Nightshade trilogy. She most recently released the prequel, Rise. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota, and when she isn’t writing, she does yoga and pairs her books with playlists. Her book Invisibility, which she co-authored with David Levithan, was released May 7. To learn more about Andrea and her writing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amber Benson

Amber Benson

Amber Benson co-wrote and directed the animated web-series Ghosts of Albion for the BBC along with Christopher Golden. The duo then novelized the series in two books for Random House. Amber's first solo novel, "Death's Daughter," was published by Penguin in 2009 with a children's book for Simon and Schuster called "Among The Ghosts" following later that year. As an actress, Benson spent three seasons as Tara Maclay on the cult hit show Buffy... Read More →
avatar for Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer writes young adult novels featuring vampires and other fantastic things. She didn’t start trying to publish until after she had married and had a baby, but she is now the author of the New York Times bestselling The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod and The Slayer Chronicles. “Auntie” Heather doesn’t have fans, she has minions, and she dresses up in costume for Renaissance Fairs... Read More →
avatar for Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is a young adult novelist and author of Ball Don’t Lie, which was adapted into a film starring Ludacris, Nick Cannon and Emilie de Ravin. His most recent work was the illustrated A Nation’s Hope-The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis. Matt attended the University of the Pacific on a basketball scholarship and earned his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University. He now teaches creative... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Portland 252/253

1:00pm

The Joe Moses One-Man Showses

(People appearing  may change before the show!)

Speakers
avatar for Dominic Barnes

Dominic Barnes

Dominic Barnes has been gracing your living rooms for only two years, but he has loved every single second of it and is honored that the fans have brought him to where he is today! He has appeared on the TV show Greek, and he had an extremely brief stint on ABC’s Suburgatory. You probably know him best as the sassy dancin’ fool Warbler Trent on FOX’s hit TV show Glee!
avatar for Jon Cozart

Jon Cozart

Jon Cozart is an Internet personality with over 46 million views on YouTube.com/Paint, where he takes fandom to a whole new level. His most successful works include Harry Potter in 99 Seconds and After Ever After.
avatar for J.D. Durkin

J.D. Durkin

J.D. Durkin is the creator and host of the late night show Stephen Colbert: Hire Me, which received the Editor’s Pick distinction in amNY and features in TimeOut NY and The Comic’s Comic. He studied writing and long-form improv in Chicago with The Second City in 2008 before continuing in their L.A.-based Conservatory until 2010. He wrote and directed for The Joe Moses One Man Showses, and currently... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Emerson

Jackie Emerson

Jackie is best known for her portrayal of Foxface in The Hunger Games. From a young age, she pursued her interests in both acting and singing. In 2006, she took part in the Disney recording band “Dev2.0”. She has since then participated in many voice-overs for both radio and television. She has also performed in numerous professional productions with Reprise, the Los Angeles Opera, and LA TheaterWorks. Jackie is an avid... Read More →
avatar for Devin Lytle

Devin Lytle

Devin Lytle is an actress currently living in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011 with a BFA in Acting, and she now spends her time auditioning, shooting zombie sequences for Apex, and creating her own YouTube series, Post Grad. Tune in on her channel to see the hijinks of life after academia unfold. Spoiler alert: making bodily noises in public is only funny in theater school.
avatar for Titus Makin, Jr.

Titus Makin, Jr.

Titus Makin Jr. was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He found an interest in gymnastics, dance, and acting at a young age. He attended The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (School of Film and Television) for a two-year professional training program. Titus is currently a reccurring  character on Fox’s hit show Glee, and he also co-starsin the new ABC Family original movie A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song.
avatar for Curt Mega

Curt Mega

Curt Mega is an actor, singer and writer originally from Dallas, Texas. He guest starred as Nick the Warbler on Fox’s Glee (seasons two and three) and was the featured soloist on Billy Joel’s "Uptown Girl” in the episode “The First Time” (season three). Stage work includes Damn Yankees with Richard Kind and the Texas regional premiere of The Light in the Piazza. He has been seen in national commercial... Read More →
avatar for Joe Moses

Joe Moses

Joe Moses first rose to Internet stardom portraying Severus Snape in StarKid Production's A Very Potter Musical. He is the creator of the viral sensations The Potion Master's Corner and The Joe Moses One-Man Showses (JMOMS). Since its original run in August of 2011, the ever-changing JMOMS has sold out theaters in NYC and across the country. Joe stays connected to his fans and releases new content using social media sites, where he... Read More →
avatar for Tessa Netting

Tessa Netting

Tessa Netting is an actor, singer, and parody mastermind who will stop at nothing until all of her dreams and goals are accomplished. Tessa took to YouTube, creating tessaROXX TV, and quickly became nationally known for fusing Broadway and pop culture in her parodies. The most logical next step, in her mind, is television. Last January, Tessa moved to Los Angeles to expand and utilize her talents, both in front of the camera... Read More →
avatar for Joey Richter

Joey Richter

Joey Richter will be forever known by Harry Potter fans as Ron in the A Very Potter Musical series by StarKid Productions.  He has since continued to perform with StarKid in Me and My Dick and Starship.  He can be seen in the Disney series Jessie as Officer Petey, a security guard trying to break into acting.  You can see Joey next in the YouTube series School of Thrones and hear him as the voice of Themba in the upcoming movie... Read More →
avatar for Brian Rosenthal

Brian Rosenthal

Brian Rosenthal is an actor/singer currently based in Los Angeles. Regional: Michigan Shakespeare Festival (Julius Caesar, All’s Well That Ends Well), The Peterborough Players (TheTorchbearers, The Foreigner). University of Michigan: Line, Hair, Speech And Debate, Victoria Station, The Diver, etc. Additionally, Brian is a proud company member of Team StarKid (A Very Potter Musical, A Very Potter Sequel, A Very Potter Senior... Read More →
avatar for Joe Walker

Joe Walker

Joseph Walker lives, acts, and teaches in Chicago, IL. He has worked for StarKid Productions over the last three years as an actor, singer, writer, stagehand, web-designer, airport shuttle, and friend. He is excited to be back at LeakyCon, though he feels a bit sheepish without having a five-hour show to present (see: StarKid at LeakyCon 2012). Very much unlike Peter Pan, Joseph does hope to someday grow up, but in the meantime he plans... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D

1:00pm

Autographs (Rock I): Kirstyn Hippe, Lauren Fairweather, Tonks and the Aurors, Alex Carpenter, Ministry of Magic

No wrist band is necessary to attend a fandom rock autograph session.  Enjoy!


Speakers
avatar for Tonks & the Aurors

Tonks & the Aurors

Tonks & the Aurors is a wizard rock band founded in August 2007 and originally based out of Ann Arbor, MI. Fronted by Steph Anderson, the band quickly gained popularity among wizard rock fans after Matt Maggiacomo of the Whomping Willows dubbed Steph “The Bruce Springsteen of Wizard Rock.” Tonks & the Aurors has been extremely prolific in its musical releases, and it has gained attention from news sources such as TIME... Read More →
avatar for Alex Carpenter

Alex Carpenter

Alex Carpenter is a Californian musician who hangs out with and sings about Courageous Wizards, Eccentric Time Lords and Rebel Tributes. He spends a lot of time pondering things at 221B Baker St. Alex enjoys the pursuit of all things nerdy, and above all he wants you to Be Brilliant.
avatar for Lauren Fairweather

Lauren Fairweather

Lauren Fairweather is a full-time nerdy musician, YouTube partner (devilishlypure), and wizard rocker. Her songs feature catchy melodies over acoustic guitar or ukulele and cover a variety of topics including, most recently, "The Prince’s Tale" chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Lauren is also a member of prominent wizard rock band The Moaning Myrtles and groundbreaking collaborative YouTube channel fiveawesomegirls. In... Read More →
avatar for Kirstyn Hippe

Kirstyn Hippe

Kirstyn Hippe is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the first winner of LeakyStars last year in Chicago. She spends a lot of time on the internet, let's be real here... She really likes Broadway musicals and Harry Potter, among other things such as Doctor Who, Nerdfighteria, Sherlock, and StarKid. She'll be a freshman at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, in the fall of 2013.
avatar for Ministry of Magic

Ministry of Magic

Ministry of Magic is a dance pop band that truly believes music is the most powerful form of magic. MoM combines a passion for J.K. Rowling's writing with a dynamically upbeat mix of strings, pop, rock, and dance, which will get you celebrating and dancing to songs about the greatest characters and themes of Harry Potter. Band members include Luke Conard, Jason Munday, Aaron Nordyke, Ryan Seiler, and Mark and Jeremy Jennings.


Friday June 28, 2013 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

2:00pm

Autographs: Lizzie Bennet Diaries Cast and Crew
If you're a fan of the actors and writers that brought The Lizzie Bennet Diaries to life, you'll want to grab your book, album, poster from the DFTBA booth, or whatever else you want and get here to get your stuff signed

Please remember that autographs are not guaranteed as part of your LeakyCon experience; this is how we make sure you don't have to pay for them! The following rules apply to all autograph sessions besides Lit:

LeakyCon 2013 Signing & Photo Booth Procedures

Hey everyone: this is very important info that applies to every LeakyCon guest! The ONLY way to assure a safe and speedy signing procedure for everyone is below, and we are counting on your participation!

LeakyCon is one of very few conferences that offers autograph sessions at no additional cost; however, registration for LeakyCon does not guarantee you access to any autograph session. In an effort to eliminate waiting time and run the signings at LeakyCon 2013 more efficiently, we have borrowed a procedure from one of the only other conferences to offer free signatures, a large conference you may have heard of called Comic-Con.

Please note the following procedures only pertain to regular guests and most autograph events.  LeakyCon Lit signings are only open to those LeakyCon guests who have registered for Leaky Lit.  Fandom rock signings will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are a RockStar, then you have a special plan in place, and the following only concerns you if you would like to enter the drawing for an additional signing pass.  

Access to all autograph sessions will be granted via drawings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Attendance at this drawing is the only way to assure your spot in the signing, unless you are a RockStar (see above).

Drawing Times:

Friday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 9:30 AM: Team StarKid
  • 12:00 PM: Scarlett Byrne, Devon Murray, Jackie Emerson, Tom Lenk, Ellie Darcey-Alden
  • 2:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 6:00 PM:  Anthony Rapp, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Julia Albain

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 1:00 PM Devon Murray
  • 2:00 PM Ellie Darcey-Alden

Saturday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Jackie Emerson
  • 12:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 1:00 PM: Devon Murray, Scarlett Byrne, Ellie Darcey-Alden, Curt Mega, Dominic Barnes, Titus Makin
  • 2:00 PM: Tom Lenk, Amber Benson, Anthony Rapp

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 12:00 PM Scarlett Byrne
  • 1:00 PM Jackie Emerson
  • 2:00 PM Tom Lenk & Amber Benson


Sunday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Team StarKid

So here’s how it works:

Drawing Procedure

  1. Please line up in the Exhibit Hall at the time listed above to enter the drawing for the signing pass you wish to have.  There will be multiple lines, each marked with the pass you may obtain.
  2. There will be a volunteer at the front of each line with a mystery bag of passes.
  3. When you reach the front of the line you will pull a pass out of the bag.
  4. You will either pull a winning or a non-winning pass.
  5. If you pull a winning pass, then you have gained access to that signing and should reconvene at the Exhibition Hall at the time of the signing.
  6. If you pull a non-winning pass, then put it back in the bag. You have not gained access to that signing and should try again the next day or you may return to the end of the line if you wish.

There will be enough passes in the bag to help assure that all of the signings are full and that no one waits in line unnecessarily.

All of the drawings for the day’s signings and photo booths will take place at the same time. When you arrive for the drawing, you should choose the signing session you are most interested in and stand that line first. Once you have drawn a pass for that signing, you may stand in the other line, if you like. (For example, On Friday you could head to the Team StarKid line, draw a pass, and then join the HP Actors line for a chance at that signing.) This should be a very fast process so please don’t worry about not getting on the line you want!

Ok, so you have your pass... what next?

Signing Procedure

  1. If you won a pass at the morning lottery, please line up at the signing room at the allotted signing time. There is no need to line up early. Everyone who receives a pass will be granted access to the appropriate signing.  However, it is recommended that you line up closer to the beginning of the signing rather than closer to the end.  The signing will end at its appointed time, and we need to move things along - we know you’re ready to go to your next bit of programming, so we don’t want to hold you up!
  2. You may only have one item signed at each signing. You may not bring in items from your friends who didn’t get passes. One person - one item. This is the only way we can get things going with the speed they need to be respectful to everyone.
  3. After you get your items signed, please leave the signing area promptly.
  4. You may not take photographs or videos of yourself with our special guests, or engage in any other activity that will hold up the lines. If you do so, then your pass may be revoked.

Please remember that there will be a lot of LeakyCon guests at each signing. Respect your fellow fans - they are just as excited as you are!

We want to allow as many guests to attend each signing as possible, but in order to do so, we need your help. We need your patience, your calm, and your awesome attitude. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

Our signing procedure is adapted from the one used at Comic-Con, of which we at LeakyCon are big fans. If they can get through that many people fairly, we can work together to make it happen, too!



Speakers
avatar for Wes Aderhold

Wes Aderhold

Wes Aderhold plays George Wickham in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries as well as The Lydia Bennet and Domino: Gigi Darcy Series. He has done a number of independent films such as The Box of Shadows, Drug Called Xo and Prick. Television credits include Body of Proof. He is currently repped at The Schiff Co. and Sovereign Talent Group. Fun fact: he went to theater school with Laura Spencer, who plays Jane on the LBD. He's enjoyed being apart of the LBD... Read More →
avatar for Jay Bushman

Jay Bushman

Jay Bushman is an award-winning writer, experience designer, and producer of transmedia and platform-independent entertainment. Named by one publication as “The Epic Poet of Twitter,” Jay is a visionary and an innovator in the transmedia community, continually pushing the boundaries of next-generation entertainment. Jay is the Transmedia Producer and a writer for the hit multiplatform web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and the... Read More →
avatar for Julia Cho

Julia Cho

Julia Cho has performed/toured with various theater companies and is one of the founding members of Artists at Play, a theater-producing collective in Los Angeles.  Upcoming TV appearances include The Newsroom, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the Hallmark Channel Christmas movie The Santa Switch.  Known for her role as Charlotte Lu in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Julia was nominated for a Streamy Award in Best Female... Read More →
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Ashley Clements

Ashley Clements is best known for starring as Lizzie Bennet in the hit webseries The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, for which she was nominated for a Streamy Award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy. She's made other web appearances in multiple Geek & Sundry shows and on BlackBoxTV. Her numerous regional theatre credits include Since Africa, Sea of Tranquility, Cyrano de Bergerac, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night... Read More →
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Margaret Dunlap

Margaret Dunlap writes for the small and smaller screens.  Most recently, she worked as a writer and co-executive producer of the Streamy and IAWTV award-winning transmedia series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. She now serves as an executive producer and co-showrunner for Pemberley Digital's follow-up project: Welcome to Sanditon. Her television credits include episodes of Eureka (SyFy) and ABC Family's cult-hit The Middleman. She tweets as... Read More →
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Maxwell Glick

Maxwell Glick has been a working actor in Los Angeles since moving there from New York.  He has been involved with online series and YouTube in many projects, most importantly as Spencer Gilman on the groundbreaking show lonelygirl15 and was nominated for an IAWTV Award for his performance in Night of the Zombie King.  He also starred in the online hit zombie musical Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story... Read More →
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Daniel V. Gordh

Daniel Vincent Gordh is a Los Angeles-based actor, best known for playing the role of William Darcy in “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”. Daniel keeps busy between a variety of film, theatre, TV, and web projects. Currently, he is starring in Blip.tv’s “Hipsterhood” and is also currently producing and co-starring in a new webseries for a big network to be released later this summer. Follow him on... Read More →
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Hank Green

Hank is the executive producer and co-creator of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  He also serves as editor and post supervisor. Hank is one of the most active and prolific leaders of a new generation of Web entrepreneurs and personalities. With more than half a million subscribers, he is the younger half of the Vlogbrothers, executive producer of SciShow and Crash Course, chief trivia officer of TruthorFail, founder and CEO of VidCon, inventor... Read More →
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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is one of the writers for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. She previously wrote for a show called Game Room, and in the future she will hopefully write for a show that will most likely not be called Game Room. She also aspires to one day self-publish an extensive collection of fan fiction about becoming BFF with Kat Dennings, as part of a carefully crafted world domination scheme. Additionally, Rachel is not a terminator, which is... Read More →
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Allison Paige

Allison Paige plays Georgina "Gigi" Darcy in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Now a Los Angeles-based actor, she has been building her resume with roles on television shows like Heroes and Days of Our lives. Film credits include Fear Not and Nesting, and an epic one-liner in the Dane Cook film Detention. Just recently she wrapped a short headed to Sundance Film Festival called Byron’s Theme, where she plays identical twins along side Michael... Read More →
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Christopher Sean

A consummate entrepreneur, Christopher Sean, the co-founder of Between The Lines Productions, has been passionate about the arts and entertainment since he was a child. His unflinching work ethic and innate talent are the secrets of his success -- as are the skills he acquired through many years of martial arts. Christopher has completed master acting classes with preeminent teachers such as Anthony Meindl and Lewis Smith, worked with Julie... Read More →
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Laura Spencer

Laura Spencer plays Jane Bennet in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. She is currently recurring on ABC Family's Switched at Birth with various other television credits including 2 Broke Girls and Disney Channel's Jessie. Her first film, Barking Water, premiered at Sundance in 2009. She appears in Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, an adaptation of the popular Italian comic series, and can be seen alongside Dominic Monaghan in The Millionaire Tour. Laura also... Read More →
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Bernie Su

Bernie is currently serving as executive producer, co-creator, head writer, and director of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Bernie has written several episodes for the scifi/thriller series Black Box TV, now one of the YouTube Premium Channels. He is also known for writing and creating the critically acclaimed series Compulsions, winner of the Clicker Award for Best Original Web Drama as well as the Streamy Award for Best Writing in a Drama Web... Read More →
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Mary Kate Wiles

Mary Kate Wiles plays Lydia Bennet in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Sansa Stark in School of Thrones. Mary Kate is from Fayetteville, Arkansas and graduated from USC with degrees in Theatre and English Literature and also studied abroad at The British American Drama Academy in London. She also currently stars as Zelda in Squaresville and can be seen in films Dreamworld and Dark Woods and the soon-to-be released The Sound and the Shadow and... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

2:00pm

Achieving Performance Perfection with Potter: Improv Workshop

After its success at LeakyCon 2009 and 2011, the Gryffinpuff Improv Troupe is back for 2013! This program will work to develop improvisational and performance skills using the works of J.K. Rowling as a starting point. The program will teach classic improv games and help teach stage technique and rules. The program will wrap up by moving into long form games that use Potter situations as a basis.


Speakers
LC

Leah Cornish

Leah works in theater and is a member of the LeakyCon staff. She was a member of the Gryffinpuff Improv Troupe at LeakyCon 2009 and 2011.
SR

Sarah Ryan

Sarah has a masters in library science from the University at Buffalo. She enjoys writing and is a staff member of HarryPotterFanFiction.com. She was a member of the Gryffinpuff Improv Troupe at LeakyCon 2009 and 2011.
HT

Hallie Torrey

Hallie received her masters in applied mathematics from the University of Washington. She enjoys art, especially using ink, acrylic paint and watercolors as mediums. She was a member of the Gryffinpuff Improv Troupe at LeakyCon 2009 and 2011.


Friday June 28, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Oregon 204

2:00pm

Judas Redux
Come discuss the ideas, excitement, and process behind the upcoming remount of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot  being produced and performed by some familiar StarKid faces, and brand new faces as well!  See footage from the original 2008 production (featuring Darren Criss), behind the scenes photos and video, and hear about all of the thrills and challenges of branching out to produce independently, and why the group felt so drawn to return to the play.  Featuring producing team Julia Albain, Corey Lubowich, Joey Richter, Brian Rosenthal, and Lauren Lopez, and possibly more.

Moderators
avatar for Alex Carpenter

Alex Carpenter

Alex Carpenter is a Californian musician who hangs out with and sings about Courageous Wizards, Eccentric Time Lords and Rebel Tributes. He spends a lot of time pondering things at 221B Baker St. Alex enjoys the pursuit of all things nerdy, and above all he wants you to Be Brilliant.

Speakers
JA

Julia Albain

Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Julia is an actor, director, producer and writer based in Chicago IL. She received her BFA in Theater Performance from the University of Michigan and is a proud alumni of the school. In recent years Julia produced and directed two national concert tours in association with StarKid Productions and Live Nation, as well as worked on countless other shows, appearances and projects. She is currently signed with Writer's... Read More →
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Lauren Lopez

Lauren Lopez is an actor, singer, dancer and writer who graduated with a degree in theater from the University of Michigan. Lauren now resides in Chicago, IL, where she works with Team StarKid, acts, and doesn't play nearly enough Scrabble. Lauren is a lover of prancing and all things unicorn-related.  She also recently played a small role in Struck by Lightning, written by Chris Colfer. The description for the role was "Hideous... Read More →
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Corey Lubowich

Corey Lubowich is a Chicago designer and director. He received his BFA in Theatre Design & Production from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is a founding member of the Northshore theatre company ensemble113 and a company member of Team StarKid. Recent projects include Starship with Team StarKid and Little Women with the Department of Theatre & Drama at the University of Michigan. Find out more about Corey at luboworks.com.
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Joey Richter

Joey Richter will be forever known by Harry Potter fans as Ron in the A Very Potter Musical series by StarKid Productions.  He has since continued to perform with StarKid in Me and My Dick and Starship.  He can be seen in the Disney series Jessie as Officer Petey, a security guard trying to break into acting.  You can see Joey next in the YouTube series School of Thrones and hear him as the voice of Themba in the upcoming movie... Read More →
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Brian Rosenthal

Brian Rosenthal is an actor/singer currently based in Los Angeles. Regional: Michigan Shakespeare Festival (Julius Caesar, All’s Well That Ends Well), The Peterborough Players (TheTorchbearers, The Foreigner). University of Michigan: Line, Hair, Speech And Debate, Victoria Station, The Diver, etc. Additionally, Brian is a proud company member of Team StarKid (A Very Potter Musical, A Very Potter Sequel, A Very Potter Senior... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
C123

2:00pm

Mark Reads Harry Potter

The Mark Reads Harry Potter series, started in 2010, has now been read by millions of people.  Since then, series writer Mark Oshiro has started two websites, released numerous eBook compliations of his reviews, and has toured to promote himself.  Join Mark as he discusses how MRHP changed his life, the process of self-publishing, and what he has planned for the future.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Oshiro

Mark Oshiro

Mark, creator of Mark Reads Harry Potter, is a professional Internet nerd and author. Previously a community manager, he now runs and writes both Mark Reads and Mark Watches, and he has released numerous book compilations of his candid reviews. When he's not writing or banning people on the Internet, Mark enjoys vegan food, hikes, riding his bike ridiculous distances, and traveling.  


Friday June 28, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Oregon 201

2:00pm

So You Wanna Make a Video?
Join the team behind Not Literally Productions for a panel about creating content for web. Professional VFX artist and video editor Erik will give you tips on the best ways to shoot footage and edit video, and Ginny and Dana will show you how to streamline the creative process and get eyes on your work. From the concept to the final product, Not Literally will show you how to get your ideas from your mind to the screen.

Speakers
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Ginny DiGuiseppi

Ginny DiGuiseppi co-founded Not Literally Productions with Dana Ritterbusch and Erik Tande in 2011, where she indulges her nerdy passions by making music videos and comedy. She loves to read, write, sing, draw, and argue with other people online. She hopes one day to be a young adult novelist, but will settle for now for being kinda famous on the internet.
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Dana Ritterbusch

Dana Ritterbusch is one of the founding members of Not Literally Productions.  Driven mainly by the fandoms that fuel her, she co-creates fan content around the Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones fandoms and more.  Her work has been featured on The Mary Sue, The Huffington Post, i09, and more.  She lives in Denver, CO, where she enjoys lifting, marathoning Netflix, and drinking wine while surfing... Read More →
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Erik Tande

Erik Tande is a Visual Effects and Motion Graphics artist in Denver, Colorado. He is employed full time by Orion Entertainment, where he is responsible for creating and animating show titles, logos, and episode animations, and he is also the on-set visual effects supervisor for all location and set productions. In 2011 Erik helped create Not Literally Productions with Ginny DiGuiseppi and Dana Ritterbusch, where he plays the roles of... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Oregon 202/203

2:00pm

Swish and Clip: Our Favorite Scenes That Did Not Make The Final Cut

The cuts throughout the films have sparked a lot of discussion and controversy throughout the fandom. What about the scenes that we know were filmed and still cut? From Sirius and Bellatrix dueling to a proper explanation of Priori Incantatem, WB is sitting on a Gringotts-sized vault of footage that we still haven't seen. In this lecture, I will share pictures and other knowledge of some of these scenes, discuss why they might have cut, if they should have stayed, and if we will ever see them.

 


Speakers
avatar for Brian Acunis

Brian Acunis

Brian is a 23-year-old Ohio native film and talk show enthusiast. He is a student at The Ohio State University, and will graduate in December with a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications. He serves on the university’s activities board, planning programming, lectures, and special events for the university’s student body. In his spare time, he can be found searching for post-graduate employment and giving friends lectures about film... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
C120-122

2:00pm

The Wonderful World of Whedon 2.0

Back by popular demand, it's the second annual discussion of the Whedonverse! A round table panel on all of Joss' works, this is for scoobies, browncoats, and avengers of all ages! We will delve into our favorite episodes, characters, ships, battles, etc! If it's Whedon, it's fair game! Other topics are sure to include the sequels to Dr. Horrible and The Avengers, the Firefly Documentary, and whose trench coat reigns supreme!


Speakers
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John David Hounihan

John Hounihan is thrilled to be back at his third LeakyCon in as many years! A diehard fan of Potter, Whedon, StarKid, Doctor Who and much more, he is grateful to Leaky for giving him a place to be himself and never forget to be awesome. Big thanks to his parents Donna and Kevin for their support of his nerdiness in all ways, especially financially, and he hopes everyone has a blast at Portland 2013!


Friday June 28, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
C124

2:00pm

Is YA Lit “Literature”?

Some schools teach modern YA lit alongside The Great Gatsby and Catcher in the Rye; some teachers wouldn’t be caught dead saying the words “Young Adult.” You can now get an MFA in YA writing…unless you go to one of the top MFA programs in the country, where they say “that’s not real writing.” But what is “real” writing? What is literature, and what makes a book “literary”? What does it mean that half the audience for YA is over 18? And what are you supposed to say to your teachers/parents/friends when they tell you drop the kid stuff and try a “grown-up” book? (Other than “#$&@ you!”)


Moderators
RW

Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman is the author of The Waking Dark, The Book of Blood and Shadow, the Cold Awakening trilogy, and several other books for children and teens. (Maybe you caught the TV miniseries adaptation of her Seven Deadly Sins series... and if you haven’t, you’re missing out.) She grew up in Philadelphia, moved to New York as soon as she got the chance, and, for her very first task at her very first job out of college, was assigned... Read More →

Speakers
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Coe Booth

Coe Booth was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from college, she worked with teenagers and families in crisis, which inspired her first novel, Tyrell, which won the LA Times Book Prize. Her other books for teenagers include Kendra and Bronxwood. Coe lives in the Bronx, working as a full-time writer and a part-time writing teacher at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults... Read More →
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Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians, likened to an adult Harry Potter by the New York Times, and the sequel The Magician King. Lev is a journalist and writes for Time as a book critic and lead technology writer. He has also written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Portland will be Lev’s third... Read More →
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David Levithan

David Levithan is the author of Boy Meets Boy and, most recently, Every Day and Invisibility (co-written with Andrea Cremer). He is the co-author of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which in 2008 was adapted into a film starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. He also co-wrote Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green. He is a two-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award, which honors LGBT works. David also... Read More →
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E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart writes books for kids, young adults, and grown ups too. She’s the author of National Book Award finalist Disreputable History, as well as her most recent novel, Real Live Boyfriends. She also co-wrote How to Be Bad with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. Emily grew up in Cambridge, MA and Seattle, WA. She got her PhD in 19th Century English Literature from Columbia University in New York, where she currently... Read More →
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Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is the author of the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, which is currently in preproduction for a film with Universal Studios. She has a degree in English from UC Berkeley and studied illustration at California College of Arts & Crafts. Laini attended LeakyCon 2012 in Chicago and is joining us again this year in Portland, where she currently... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Portland 252/253

2:00pm

The Cover-Up: The secret message of YA book covers

Let’s be honest: We all judge books by their covers. And publishers know it. Which is why books get the covers they do—because publishers are judging readers by the covers they’ll buy. What does that mean for books? How and why does a book get a “boy cover” or a “girl cover”—and what’s the difference? Why is this anything we should care about…and how is it something we can fix?


Moderators
MJ

Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of ten YA novels (including SUITE SCARLETT, SCARLETT FEVER, 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES, THE NAME OF THE STAR, and THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH). She has also done many collaborative works, such as Let It Snow (with John Green and Lauren Myracle), and The Bane Chronicles (with Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan). Maureen has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. She has been nominated... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Klein

Cheryl is the senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.). In her book Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults, Cheryl leads readers to discover what must be done to polish a manuscript for children and young adult readers. Her impressive editorial experience includes award-winning novels and picture books, such as the final books of the Harry... Read More →
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Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the author of the young-adult works The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, whose sequel Game was recently released. A Leaky first-timer, Barry graduated with a degree in English from Yale University. He worked in the comic book industry for ten years before he began publishing his novels. He has also written a graphic novel, Mangaman, illustrated by Colleen Doran. You can read more about Barry and his... Read More →
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Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is a young adult novelist and author of Ball Don’t Lie, which was adapted into a film starring Ludacris, Nick Cannon and Emilie de Ravin. His most recent work was the illustrated A Nation’s Hope-The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis. Matt attended the University of the Pacific on a basketball scholarship and earned his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University. He now teaches creative... Read More →
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Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins is the author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and soon Isla and the Happily Ever After, which comes out this fall. This will be her third LeakyCon after joining us for LeakyCon 2011 and 2012. She is married to Wizard Rocker Jarrod of Gred and Forge, and she believes all books and movies need more kissing. Read more about Stephanie on her website, stephanieperkins.com.
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Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and, at 24, became the youngest-ever – and first female – columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. Though her first novel, Attachments, is set in a newsroom, it couldn’t be less of a true story. She met her husband in junior high and can hardly get him to read her books, let alone her email. Her second novel, Eleanor & Park &ndash... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Portland 256/257/258

2:00pm

Photo Booth: Devon Murray and Ellie Darcey-Alden
Our LeakyCon photo booths are FREE. You show up, a group of you pose, we take the picture and upload it to our Facebook after the conference for you to enjoy. 

However, to take part you MUST receive a wristband from one of the sessions where we allocate them; these happen at the Autograph Signing Lottery and Photo Booth Ticket Sessions, listed on the schedule. They are early each morning, so set your alarm! 

Speakers
avatar for Ellie Darcey-Alden

Ellie Darcey-Alden

Ellie played Young Lily in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. And in a fandom double-whammy, she recently appeared in the Doctor Who Christmas episode “The Snowmen.” She has been in the TV series Robin Hood and Holby City, as well as the recent film Welcome to the Punch. This is her second LeakyCon!
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Devon Murray

You all know him as the lovable Gryffindor and accidental pyromaniac Seamus Finnigan! Devon Murray is making his first appearance at LeakyCon. The Irish actor has been acting since he was a child, appearing in Angela’s Ashes and the TV movie Yesterday’s Children. Devon is a big supporter of Manchester United, and as a horse enthusiast he has competed at show-jumping events.


Friday June 28, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Exhibit Hall Photo Booth Area

3:00pm

Consulting Wizards

This panel will discuss and display several BBC Sherlock and Harry Potter inspired "character teas" made by Cara McGee of Adagio. We will discuss how that character would be sorted/exist in the Harry Potter fandom. Everyone is welcomed to be involved in the sorting discussion. Clips will be used to provide evidence and help encourage discussion.

 


Speakers
SH

Sarah Hambly

Sarah Hambly has been roleplaying within the Sherlock fandom since March 2012.
BM

Bianca McMurray

Bianca McMurray, born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, dreams of travelling the world and one day settling in England. This is her first international trip, and coming to LeakyCon was a must! Though she came to Harry Potter late, through the Order of the Phoenix book release, she quickly became a fan.
SP

Samantha Peeler

Samantha Peeler is currently living in New York with her dogs Buddy, Thor and Loki. She's been a part of the Harry Potter fandom since she was 11 and is always looking for new ways to involve herself. After trying out a number of different degree programs, she has (at long last!) found her calling in Special Effects Makeup artistry, where she hopes eventually to become a part of something as great as the Harry Potter franchise.
SR

Sabrina Ranellucci

Sabrina Ranellucci currently rotates between Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA, where she is working on an acting degree. She first entered the magical world of Harry Potter in the classroom, though she has been writing for and roleplaying in various fandoms since the age of 11 and has been cosplaying since 2005. She's a big follower of sci-fi and fantasy and has volunteered for several conventions. This will be her first panel.


Friday June 28, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
C120-122

3:00pm

Katniss the Cattail: Naming in The Hunger Games

As with series like Harry Potter, names have great significance in Suzanne Collins’s books, referencing sixteen characters out of Shakespeare, all from a particular era of Rome.  Characters have prophetic or appropriate names, but they also have names based on how Katniss perceives them. In her series, Collins unites the power of Shakespeare and Rome to retell an ancient epic of betrayal, violence, and glory on the stage of an apocalyptic future.


Speakers
VE

Valerie Estelle Frankel

Valerie Estelle Frankel has won a Dream Realm Award, an Indie Excellence Award, and a USA Book News National Best Book Award for her Henry Potty parodies. She’s the author of many books on pop culture, including From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine’s Journey in Myth and Legend, Buffy and the Heroine’s Journey, Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in The Hunger Games, Teaching with Harry Potter, and... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
C123

3:00pm

Meet Jon Cozart
Join internet personality Jon Cozart as he talks about his YouTube hits and how he created them.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Cozart

Jon Cozart

Jon Cozart is an Internet personality with over 46 million views on YouTube.com/Paint, where he takes fandom to a whole new level. His most successful works include Harry Potter in 99 Seconds and After Ever After.


Friday June 28, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Oregon 204

3:00pm

Professor Snape: Out of the Darkness and into the Shadows
An interactive discussion on the repercussions of choices made by Severus Snape and how they affected the lives of Lily Evans, Professor Dumbledore and Harry Potter.

Photo sessions with Professor Snape will occur after his sessions in the Oregon Lobby.


Speakers
avatar for Vladimir Snape

Vladimir Snape

Vladimir Snape (from Washingtonville, New York) specializes in performing spot-on impersonations of the character you love to hate from Harry Potter, Professor Snape.  In addition to his programming sessions, Vladimir will be available for photo opportunities throughout the weekend.


Friday June 28, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Oregon 201

3:00pm

The Fellowship of the Feels Meetup

The Fellowship of the Feels is a project involving 40 LeakyCon goers who, separated into six groups, documented their journey before LeakyCon through the very old fashioned system of pen pal lettering. Each group saved their letters and put them into a book. Here we will talk about the our experiences with the fellowship and our own journeys that we went on. The meetup is a celebration of friendship and getting to know people through a lost art form!


Speakers
KV

Katie Van Patten

Katie Van Patten is not a Dalek and hails from a small town in California. Her fandoms include Harry Potter, StarKid, Doctor Who, Adventure Time and Avatar: The Last Airbender. She is the creator of Simply StarKid Starcast, a podcast about Team StarKid. Her hobbies include reading, playing the piano and improv.


Friday June 28, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
C124

3:00pm

Leaky Lit Signing
Please note only those with Lit tickets are allowed into these lines! There will be multiple lines with authors, and you should prioritize those authors that you most want to meet based on these lines.  It is unlikely that everyone will be able to have an autograph from every author.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo, who is joining us for her first LeakyCon, is the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow and Bone, the first book in The Grisha Trilogy. The second book, Siege and Storm, will be released on June 4. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. When she isn’t writing, Leigh works as a make-up artist in Los Angeles under the name L.B. Benson and... Read More →
avatar for Coe Booth

Coe Booth

Coe Booth was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from college, she worked with teenagers and families in crisis, which inspired her first novel, Tyrell, which won the LA Times Book Prize. Her other books for teenagers include Kendra and Bronxwood. Coe lives in the Bronx, working as a full-time writer and a part-time writing teacher at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults... Read More →
avatar for Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer writes young adult novels featuring vampires and other fantastic things. She didn’t start trying to publish until after she had married and had a baby, but she is now the author of the New York Times bestselling The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod and The Slayer Chronicles. “Auntie” Heather doesn’t have fans, she has minions, and she dresses up in costume for Renaissance Fairs... Read More →
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Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer is the New York Times bestselling author of the werewolf-centric Nightshade trilogy. She most recently released the prequel, Rise. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota, and when she isn’t writing, she does yoga and pairs her books with playlists. Her book Invisibility, which she co-authored with David Levithan, was released May 7. To learn more about Andrea and her writing... Read More →
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians, likened to an adult Harry Potter by the New York Times, and the sequel The Magician King. Lev is a journalist and writes for Time as a book critic and lead technology writer. He has also written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Portland will be Lev’s third... Read More →
MJ

Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of ten YA novels (including SUITE SCARLETT, SCARLETT FEVER, 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES, THE NAME OF THE STAR, and THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH). She has also done many collaborative works, such as Let It Snow (with John Green and Lauren Myracle), and The Bane Chronicles (with Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan). Maureen has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. She has been nominated... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Klein

Cheryl is the senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.). In her book Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults, Cheryl leads readers to discover what must be done to polish a manuscript for children and young adult readers. Her impressive editorial experience includes award-winning novels and picture books, such as the final books of the Harry... Read More →
avatar for David Levithan

David Levithan

David Levithan is the author of Boy Meets Boy and, most recently, Every Day and Invisibility (co-written with Andrea Cremer). He is the co-author of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which in 2008 was adapted into a film starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. He also co-wrote Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green. He is a two-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award, which honors LGBT works. David also... Read More →
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E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart writes books for kids, young adults, and grown ups too. She’s the author of National Book Award finalist Disreputable History, as well as her most recent novel, Real Live Boyfriends. She also co-wrote How to Be Bad with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. Emily grew up in Cambridge, MA and Seattle, WA. She got her PhD in 19th Century English Literature from Columbia University in New York, where she currently... Read More →
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Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the author of the young-adult works The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, whose sequel Game was recently released. A Leaky first-timer, Barry graduated with a degree in English from Yale University. He worked in the comic book industry for ten years before he began publishing his novels. He has also written a graphic novel, Mangaman, illustrated by Colleen Doran. You can read more about Barry and his... Read More →
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Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is a young adult novelist and author of Ball Don’t Lie, which was adapted into a film starring Ludacris, Nick Cannon and Emilie de Ravin. His most recent work was the illustrated A Nation’s Hope-The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis. Matt attended the University of the Pacific on a basketball scholarship and earned his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University. He now teaches creative... Read More →
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Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins is the author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and soon Isla and the Happily Ever After, which comes out this fall. This will be her third LeakyCon after joining us for LeakyCon 2011 and 2012. She is married to Wizard Rocker Jarrod of Gred and Forge, and she believes all books and movies need more kissing. Read more about Stephanie on her website, stephanieperkins.com.
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Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and, at 24, became the youngest-ever – and first female – columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. Though her first novel, Attachments, is set in a newsroom, it couldn’t be less of a true story. She met her husband in junior high and can hardly get him to read her books, let alone her email. Her second novel, Eleanor & Park &ndash... Read More →
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Maggie Stiefvater

After a tumultuous past as a history major, calligraphy instructor, wedding musician, technical editor, and equestrian artist, Maggie Stiefvater is now a full-time writer living in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, four neurotic dogs who fart recreationally, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki. She is the author of the bestselling Shiver trilogy, the Printz Honor Book The Scorpio Races, and The... Read More →
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Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is the author of the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, which is currently in preproduction for a film with Universal Studios. She has a degree in English from UC Berkeley and studied illustration at California College of Arts & Crafts. Laini attended LeakyCon 2012 in Chicago and is joining us again this year in Portland, where she currently... Read More →
RW

Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman is the author of The Waking Dark, The Book of Blood and Shadow, the Cold Awakening trilogy, and several other books for children and teens. (Maybe you caught the TV miniseries adaptation of her Seven Deadly Sins series... and if you haven’t, you’re missing out.) She grew up in Philadelphia, moved to New York as soon as she got the chance, and, for her very first task at her very first job out of college, was assigned... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

3:00pm

The Second Annual LeakyStars Competition!
Cheer on the finalists as they compete to become the second LeakyStars winner.  Our first winner, Kristyn Hippe, will be there to perform too!  This is a true celebration of the amazing talent found in fandom. Our judges will be Anthony Rapp of Rent fame, Pat Brady of Team StarKid, and three of our favorite singers from Glee. The winner will not only become our second LeakyStars winner, but will be invited to perform an audition at talent agency CESD, which reps the likes of Darren Criss, Hayden Panettiere, Burt Reynolds, Jim Dale, and many more. Don't miss it!

Speakers
JA

Julia Albain

Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Julia is an actor, director, producer and writer based in Chicago IL. She received her BFA in Theater Performance from the University of Michigan and is a proud alumni of the school. In recent years Julia produced and directed two national concert tours in association with StarKid Productions and Live Nation, as well as worked on countless other shows, appearances and projects. She is currently signed with Writer's... Read More →
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Dominic Barnes

Dominic Barnes has been gracing your living rooms for only two years, but he has loved every single second of it and is honored that the fans have brought him to where he is today! He has appeared on the TV show Greek, and he had an extremely brief stint on ABC’s Suburgatory. You probably know him best as the sassy dancin’ fool Warbler Trent on FOX’s hit TV show Glee!
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Pat Brady

Pat is proud to say she just celebrated her 33rd anniversary of being a talent agent. After going to high school in Glendale, she went on to pursue acting, graduating from UCLA with a degree in Theater Arts and then from San Diego University with a degree in accounting. After some time in the performing arts, Pat decided to become an agent; she found her true calling in the world of animatoin voiceover. She also fell in love with the... Read More →
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Titus Makin, Jr.

Titus Makin Jr. was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He found an interest in gymnastics, dance, and acting at a young age. He attended The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (School of Film and Television) for a two-year professional training program. Titus is currently a reccurring  character on Fox’s hit show Glee, and he also co-starsin the new ABC Family original movie A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song.
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Curt Mega

Curt Mega is an actor, singer and writer originally from Dallas, Texas. He guest starred as Nick the Warbler on Fox’s Glee (seasons two and three) and was the featured soloist on Billy Joel’s "Uptown Girl” in the episode “The First Time” (season three). Stage work includes Damn Yankees with Richard Kind and the Texas regional premiere of The Light in the Piazza. He has been seen in national commercial... Read More →
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Anthony Rapp

While best known for originating the character of Mark Cohen (off-screen and on) in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, Anthony is also a writer, musician, activist, humanitarian and director. Anthony made his Broadway debut in 1981 in a musical based on The Little Prince. Since then he has also created memorable roles Adventures in Babysitting, Dazed and Confused, A Beautiful Mind, Six Degrees of Separation (stage and film), and more. He... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D

4:00pm

Afternoon Meditation
Vedic Meditation is a relaxing, natural mental practice, which delivers benefits to the body and mind. The technique is fun, easy to pick up and learn. Benefits include relaxation, energy infusion and stress relief. Come take a break, try a reallife meditation sitting and enjoy the camaraderie of the group.

Friday June 28, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
C125-126

4:00pm

Harry Potter and Greek Literature

This is a look into the parallels between Greek literature and the seven books that bring us all together. Inspired by the University of Houston class, “The Human Situation,” this panel will look at how Harry Potter and Greek literature have similar views on humanity. In this hour we will try to understand what about these Greek stories have made them classics, and observe these as pieces of literature, and stories of people.

 


Speakers
avatar for John David Hounihan

John David Hounihan

John Hounihan is thrilled to be back at his third LeakyCon in as many years! A diehard fan of Potter, Whedon, StarKid, Doctor Who and much more, he is grateful to Leaky for giving him a place to be himself and never forget to be awesome. Big thanks to his parents Donna and Kevin for their support of his nerdiness in all ways, especially financially, and he hopes everyone has a blast at Portland 2013!


Friday June 28, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
C120-122

4:00pm

Intersectional Feminism and Harry Potter

Can the Harry Potter books be considered a feminist text? Let's talk about it! What stereotypes are present in the books, if there are any at all? And how do they change when the character is of colour, or a squib? Join us in an informal round table discussion about everything female in Harry Potter, from Tonk's romance to how female characters are portrayed in the movies.


Speakers
CM

Chelsea MacKay

Chelsea MacKay intends to study social psychology and gender studies at university this fall. She is an avid reader, proud Slytherin, and native of the frozen North (otherwise known as Canada).


Friday June 28, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
C124

4:00pm

Make it IRL

Get off Tumblr and level up. Learn how to use your magic powers to make IRL gifs happen in your hometown through this interactive workshop.  Recommended for BAMFs interested in HPA chapters, Nerdfighter meetups, increasing awesome and causing a ruckus.


Speakers
LB

Lauren Bird

Lauren has been involved with the Harry Potter Alliance since 2010 as a volunteer and joinied its senior staff in 2013. She vlogs for the HPA’s YouTube channel and has spoken at various conferences on the topics of fan activism and new media.
AC

Ashley Clement

Ashley has been a leader of the Harry Potter Alliance since early 2012 and is currently the organization’s Operations Manager. In her muggle life, she is a graduate student working on a dual masters in social work and public health.
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Paul DeGeorge

Paul is a fandom innovator. He plays in Harry and the Potters, co-founded the Harry Potter Alliance, created the Snitchwich, and orchestrated the Nerds for Obama campaign last fall. He is the Director of Campaigns and Operations at the HP Alliance.
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Andrew Slack

Andrew is a teacher, social organizer and human rights activist, comedian, actor, and writer. He spent years performing sketch comedy for hundreds of colleges across the US, only to stop touring so that he could devote himself full time to the HP Alliance, which he co-founded in 2005. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University, Andrew is dedicated to learning and extrapolating how modern myth, new media, and expressive therapy can... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Oregon 201

4:00pm

The Magic Behind a Harry Potter Christian Summer Camp

In this presentation, you will hear about the hoops required to create a successful Christian-based Harry Potter Summer Camp.  Decorating, costuming tips and shortcuts, curriculum basics, suggestions about staffing and age requirements and priming the community


Speakers
avatar for Leslie Barnhart

Leslie Barnhart

Leslie teaches mathematics and science in Northern Virginia. She lives with her husband, two dogs, two cats, and two kids, who mostly pretend they know very little about the Harry Potter world. The past two summers, she has co-directed a Harry Potter Vacation Bible School summer camp and has begun a Dumbledore’s Army group that meets once a month. She self-published The Christian’s Guide to Harry Potter so that parents can read... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
C123

5:00pm

Can Fandom Change the World?

So, you’re a wizard, a nerdfighter, a gleek, and you never forget to be awesome.  Join Anthony Rapp, Hank Green, and a panel of fandom innovators for a Pizza Party! Also, a conversation on how your fandoms give you the power to change the world. (Pizza not included.)


Moderators
avatar for Andrew Slack

Andrew Slack

Andrew is a teacher, social organizer and human rights activist, comedian, actor, and writer. He spent years performing sketch comedy for hundreds of colleges across the US, only to stop touring so that he could devote himself full time to the HP Alliance, which he co-founded in 2005. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University, Andrew is dedicated to learning and extrapolating how modern myth, new media, and expressive therapy can... Read More →

Speakers
LB

Lauren Bird

Lauren has been involved with the Harry Potter Alliance since 2010 as a volunteer and joinied its senior staff in 2013. She vlogs for the HPA’s YouTube channel and has spoken at various conferences on the topics of fan activism and new media.
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Hank Green

Hank is the executive producer and co-creator of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  He also serves as editor and post supervisor. Hank is one of the most active and prolific leaders of a new generation of Web entrepreneurs and personalities. With more than half a million subscribers, he is the younger half of the Vlogbrothers, executive producer of SciShow and Crash Course, chief trivia officer of TruthorFail, founder and CEO of VidCon, inventor... Read More →
TG

Tamila Gresham

Tamila is the executive director of The Box Scene Project, a fandom-based non-profit she co-founded with Heather Kirkpatrick. The organization harnesses fan passion into activism, raises money for charity, and lobbies for representational equality for LGBT/minority characters, actors and issues on network television. Tamila is a former teacher and currently attends the University of California Berkeley Law School.
DJ

Danica Johnson

Danica is a multi-faceted contributor to the John & Hank Greeniverse of YouTube projects and operations. She's associate producer of Crash Course and art director/set designer for Mental Floss Video, where she regularly makes practical use of her talent as a mixed media, textile, and chalkboard artist. 
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Anthony Rapp

While best known for originating the character of Mark Cohen (off-screen and on) in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, Anthony is also a writer, musician, activist, humanitarian and director. Anthony made his Broadway debut in 1981 in a musical based on The Little Prince. Since then he has also created memorable roles Adventures in Babysitting, Dazed and Confused, A Beautiful Mind, Six Degrees of Separation (stage and film), and more. He... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Oregon 202/203

5:00pm

Okay is Wonderful!: Parents of Harry Potter/StarKid fans who LOVE HP/StarKid too!

This is for parents of StarKid and Harry Potter fans to discuss and show their appreciation for what these fandoms have done for our children. I have seen many pre-teens and teens feeling like outcasts...until discovering the Harry Potter and StarKid fandoms. It has turned kids from depressed outcasts into proud individuals fighting for the good things in life: friendship, love and acceptance. We want a chance to show our own gratitude and mingle with like-minded adults, and maybe do a sing-a-long or two.

 


Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Fairbanks

Stephanie Fairbanks

Stephanie has watched her child blossom in individuality and self-worth through reading the Harry Potter books and discovering StarKid. After watching her daughter rise from depression, she has set out to show other parents the benefits of these wonderful fandoms. As a teacher, her main goal in life is to instill self-efficacy and self-worth in every child.


Friday June 28, 2013 5:00pm - 5:50pm
C123

5:00pm

Pay No Attention to the “Stuff” Behind the Curtain

Fans of certain franchises, such as Harry Potter, always want more. Corporate giants like Warner Brothers are always glad to give it to them – for a price. Along the way, people can get caught up in the hype. Using the Core Principles developed NAMLE, participants in this interactive presentation will explore and discuss questions that can help fans and consumers of all levels examine how the merchandise may distort the message.


Speakers
CL

Cathy Leogrande

Cathy Leogrande is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. She first came to the HP world as a parent, and she watched her son’s literacy skills grow under J.K. Rowling’s spell. She used her experiences to develop and teach Harry Potter: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, a graduate education course that is in its ninth year. As a professor, Cathy is a mashup of McGonagall, Lupin, and Snape... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 5:00pm - 5:50pm
C120-122

5:00pm

The Hogwarts Alumni Event: Devon, Ellie, and Scarlett
We are proud to present Devon Murray, Scarlett Byrne and Elle Darcey-Alden together for our actor's panel.  We'll talk about their experiences on and off the Harry Potter set.  We'll also learn what they have coming up next so we can continue to support these fantastic actors we love. The audience will be able to ask questions so come prepared to step up to the microphone!

Moderators
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Eric Scull

Eric Scull, 25, became interested in Harry Potter following the debut of the first movie, and he quickly found MuggleNet as a suitable means to share his excitement with others. He has contributed to the website since those early days, including co-hosting MuggleNet's flagship Potter podcast, MuggleCast, since 2005. Eight years later, he's still talking Potter and is thrilled to be a recent addition to the Alohomora! podcasting team.

Speakers
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Scarlett Byrne

Scarlett began her acting career in 2008, portraying Chloe Daniels in an episode of the British TV drama Doctors. In 2009 Byrne earned the role of Pansy Parkinson in the sixth film in the popular Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and she later reprised her role in the final two films of the series. Her latest role was as Brittany in Lake Placid: The Final Chapter, though she has also appeared in several short videos... Read More →
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Ellie Darcey-Alden

Ellie played Young Lily in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. And in a fandom double-whammy, she recently appeared in the Doctor Who Christmas episode “The Snowmen.” She has been in the TV series Robin Hood and Holby City, as well as the recent film Welcome to the Punch. This is her second LeakyCon!
avatar for Devon Murray

Devon Murray

You all know him as the lovable Gryffindor and accidental pyromaniac Seamus Finnigan! Devon Murray is making his first appearance at LeakyCon. The Irish actor has been acting since he was a child, appearing in Angela’s Ashes and the TV movie Yesterday’s Children. Devon is a big supporter of Manchester United, and as a horse enthusiast he has competed at show-jumping events.


Friday June 28, 2013 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D

5:00pm

Dance Against the Dark Arts: The Quidditch Trials

Dance Against the Dark Arts team is pleased to present an all-new session combining the storytelling medium of dance with J.K. Rowling's beloved characters and settings. This workshop will focus on the building blocks of dancemaking, explored within the context of quidditch. Wizards and witches of ALL skill levels are welcome, from absolute beginners to those studying for their N.E.W.T.s in dance! Please wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move easily. Participants may want to bring water for hydration. Observers are also welcome to attend.


Speakers
avatar for Maddy Herzog

Maddy Herzog

Dance Against the Dark Arts is made up of Central Ohio natives Madeline Wilson, Alicia Wilson, and Maddy Herzog. They have been performing since they were four, three, and two years old, respectively. Their dance training includes ballet, pointe, tap, modern, lyrical, contemporary, Irish, hip-hop, break dance, swing, stilt-walking, and musicals ranging from Footloose to Oklahoma! Maddy is a high school senior who has performed in shows that... Read More →
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Alicia Wilson

Dance Against the Dark Arts is made up of Central Ohio natives Madeline Wilson, Alicia Wilson, and Maddy Herzog. They have been performing since they were four, three, and two years old, respectively. Alicia is currently a sophomore Dance major. Their dance training includes ballet, pointe, tap, modern, lyrical, contemporary, Irish, hip-hop, break dance, swing, stilt-walking, and musicals ranging from Footloose to Oklahoma!. All three performed... Read More →
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Madeline Wilson

Dance Against the Dark Arts is made up of Central Ohio natives Madeline Wilson, Alicia Wilson, and Maddy Herzog. They have been performing since they were four, three, and two years old, respectively. Madeline double-minored in Dance and Theatre in college. Their dance training includes ballet, pointe, tap, modern, lyrical, contemporary, Irish, hip-hop, break dance, swing, stilt-walking, and musicals ranging from Footloose to Oklahoma!. All three... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
C125-126

5:30pm

The Lying Game

Back by popular demand! Leaky Lit stars go head to head in a game show where the best liars are the biggest winners. 


Moderators
MJ

Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of ten YA novels (including SUITE SCARLETT, SCARLETT FEVER, 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES, THE NAME OF THE STAR, and THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH). She has also done many collaborative works, such as Let It Snow (with John Green and Lauren Myracle), and The Bane Chronicles (with Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan). Maureen has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. She has been nominated... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo, who is joining us for her first LeakyCon, is the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow and Bone, the first book in The Grisha Trilogy. The second book, Siege and Storm, will be released on June 4. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. When she isn’t writing, Leigh works as a make-up artist in Los Angeles under the name L.B. Benson and... Read More →
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians, likened to an adult Harry Potter by the New York Times, and the sequel The Magician King. Lev is a journalist and writes for Time as a book critic and lead technology writer. He has also written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Portland will be Lev’s third... Read More →
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David Levithan

David Levithan is the author of Boy Meets Boy and, most recently, Every Day and Invisibility (co-written with Andrea Cremer). He is the co-author of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which in 2008 was adapted into a film starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. He also co-wrote Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green. He is a two-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award, which honors LGBT works. David also... Read More →
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E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart writes books for kids, young adults, and grown ups too. She’s the author of National Book Award finalist Disreputable History, as well as her most recent novel, Real Live Boyfriends. She also co-wrote How to Be Bad with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. Emily grew up in Cambridge, MA and Seattle, WA. She got her PhD in 19th Century English Literature from Columbia University in New York, where she currently... Read More →
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Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the author of the young-adult works The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, whose sequel Game was recently released. A Leaky first-timer, Barry graduated with a degree in English from Yale University. He worked in the comic book industry for ten years before he began publishing his novels. He has also written a graphic novel, Mangaman, illustrated by Colleen Doran. You can read more about Barry and his... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins is the author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and soon Isla and the Happily Ever After, which comes out this fall. This will be her third LeakyCon after joining us for LeakyCon 2011 and 2012. She is married to Wizard Rocker Jarrod of Gred and Forge, and she believes all books and movies need more kissing. Read more about Stephanie on her website, stephanieperkins.com.
avatar for Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and, at 24, became the youngest-ever – and first female – columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. Though her first novel, Attachments, is set in a newsroom, it couldn’t be less of a true story. She met her husband in junior high and can hardly get him to read her books, let alone her email. Her second novel, Eleanor & Park &ndash... Read More →
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Maggie Stiefvater

After a tumultuous past as a history major, calligraphy instructor, wedding musician, technical editor, and equestrian artist, Maggie Stiefvater is now a full-time writer living in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, four neurotic dogs who fart recreationally, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki. She is the author of the bestselling Shiver trilogy, the Printz Honor Book The Scorpio Races, and The... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Portland 256/257/258

6:00pm

Autographs: Anthony Rapp, Julia Albain, Lauren Lopez, Devin Lytle, and Jaime Lyn Beatty
Actors, writers, authors, musicians: this is a multitalented group any way you slice it.

The books Without You by Anthony Rapp, These Treats Don't Suck by Lauren Lopez and  A Glamorously Unglamorous Life by Julia Albain will be available for purchase. Also find out about Jaime Lyn Beatty's upcoming CD Dolphin Safe Tunes. Devin Lytle is currently producing a YouTube series called "Post-Grad"!

Please remember that autographs are not guaranteed as part of your LeakyCon experience; this is how we make sure you don't have to pay for them! The following rules apply to all autograph sessions besides Lit:
  

LeakyCon 2013 Signing & Photo Booth Procedures

Hey everyone: this is very important info that applies to every LeakyCon guest! The ONLY way to assure a safe and speedy signing procedure for everyone is below, and we are counting on your participation!

LeakyCon is one of very few conferences that offers autograph sessions at no additional cost; however, registration for LeakyCon does not guarantee you access to any autograph session. In an effort to eliminate waiting time and run the signings at LeakyCon 2013 more efficiently, we have borrowed a procedure from one of the only other conferences to offer free signatures, a large conference you may have heard of called Comic-Con.

Please note the following procedures only pertain to regular guests and most autograph events.  LeakyCon Lit signings are only open to those LeakyCon guests who have registered for Leaky Lit.  Fandom rock signings will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are a RockStar, then you have a special plan in place, and the following only concerns you if you would like to enter the drawing for an additional signing pass.  

Access to all autograph sessions will be granted via drawings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Attendance at this drawing is the only way to assure your spot in the signing, unless you are a RockStar (see above).

Drawing Times:

Friday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 9:30 AM: Team StarKid
  • 12:00 PM: Scarlett Byrne, Devon Murray, Jackie Emerson, Tom Lenk, Ellie Darcey-Alden
  • 2:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 6:00 PM:  Anthony Rapp, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Julia Albain

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 1:00 PM Devon Murray
  • 2:00 PM Ellie Darcey-Alden

Saturday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Jackie Emerson
  • 12:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 1:00 PM: Devon Murray, Scarlett Byrne, Ellie Darcey-Alden, Curt Mega, Dominic Barnes, Titus Makin
  • 2:00 PM: Tom Lenk, Amber Benson, Anthony Rapp

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 12:00 PM Scarlett Byrne
  • 1:00 PM Jackie Emerson
  • 2:00 PM Tom Lenk & Amber Benson


Sunday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Team StarKid

So here’s how it works:

Drawing Procedure

  1. Please line up in the Exhibit Hall at the time listed above to enter the drawing for the signing pass you wish to have.  There will be multiple lines, each marked with the pass you may obtain.
  2. There will be a volunteer at the front of each line with a mystery bag of passes.
  3. When you reach the front of the line you will pull a pass out of the bag.
  4. You will either pull a winning or a non-winning pass.
  5. If you pull a winning pass, then you have gained access to that signing and should reconvene at the Exhibition Hall at the time of the signing.
  6. If you pull a non-winning pass, then put it back in the bag. You have not gained access to that signing and should try again the next day or you may return to the end of the line if you wish.

There will be enough passes in the bag to help assure that all of the signings are full and that no one waits in line unnecessarily.

All of the drawings for the day’s signings and photo booths will take place at the same time. When you arrive for the drawing, you should choose the signing session you are most interested in and stand that line first. Once you have drawn a pass for that signing, you may stand in the other line, if you like. (For example, On Friday you could head to the Team StarKid line, draw a pass, and then join the HP Actors line for a chance at that signing.) This should be a very fast process so please don’t worry about not getting on the line you want!

Ok, so you have your pass... what next?

Signing Procedure

  1. If you won a pass at the morning lottery, please line up at the signing room at the allotted signing time. There is no need to line up early. Everyone who receives a pass will be granted access to the appropriate signing.  However, it is recommended that you line up closer to the beginning of the signing rather than closer to the end.  The signing will end at its appointed time, and we need to move things along - we know you’re ready to go to your next bit of programming, so we don’t want to hold you up!
  2. You may only have one item signed at each signing. You may not bring in items from your friends who didn’t get passes. One person - one item. This is the only way we can get things going with the speed they need to be respectful to everyone.
  3. After you get your items signed, please leave the signing area promptly.
  4. You may not take photographs or videos of yourself with our special guests, or engage in any other activity that will hold up the lines. If you do so, then your pass may be revoked.

Please remember that there will be a lot of LeakyCon guests at each signing. Respect your fellow fans - they are just as excited as you are!

We want to allow as many guests to attend each signing as possible, but in order to do so, we need your help. We need your patience, your calm, and your awesome attitude. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

Our signing procedure is adapted from the one used at Comic-Con, of which we at LeakyCon are big fans. If they can get through that many people fairly, we can work together to make it happen, too!

 

Speakers
JA

Julia Albain

Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Julia is an actor, director, producer and writer based in Chicago IL. She received her BFA in Theater Performance from the University of Michigan and is a proud alumni of the school. In recent years Julia produced and directed two national concert tours in association with StarKid Productions and Live Nation, as well as worked on countless other shows, appearances and projects. She is currently signed with Writer's... Read More →
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Jaime Lyn Beatty

Raised in the rough and tumble streets of New York City, Jaime Lyn attended LaGuardia Performing Arts High School and holds her BFA in Acting from the University of Michigan.  She is an original member of Team Starkid, the creative team behind the YouTube sensation A Very Potter Musical. In the past three years, StarKid's five original musicals have garnered over 100 million views on YouTube, a devoted... Read More →
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Lauren Lopez

Lauren Lopez is an actor, singer, dancer and writer who graduated with a degree in theater from the University of Michigan. Lauren now resides in Chicago, IL, where she works with Team StarKid, acts, and doesn't play nearly enough Scrabble. Lauren is a lover of prancing and all things unicorn-related.  She also recently played a small role in Struck by Lightning, written by Chris Colfer. The description for the role was "Hideous... Read More →
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Anthony Rapp

While best known for originating the character of Mark Cohen (off-screen and on) in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, Anthony is also a writer, musician, activist, humanitarian and director. Anthony made his Broadway debut in 1981 in a musical based on The Little Prince. Since then he has also created memorable roles Adventures in Babysitting, Dazed and Confused, A Beautiful Mind, Six Degrees of Separation (stage and film), and more. He... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

6:00pm

Disney Sing-A-Long Jam with Tessa, Jon, Jackie, Curt, and MORE!
Who DOESN’T love Disney songs?! Well, Tessa Netting, Jon Cozart, Jackie Emerson, and Curt Mega are obsessed and want you to join them in singing and dancing to some of their favorites. From ‘A Whole New World’ to ‘Zero to Hero’, they will be performing, jamming, and celebrating all things M-O-U-S-E.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Cozart

Jon Cozart

Jon Cozart is an Internet personality with over 46 million views on YouTube.com/Paint, where he takes fandom to a whole new level. His most successful works include Harry Potter in 99 Seconds and After Ever After.
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Jackie Emerson

Jackie is best known for her portrayal of Foxface in The Hunger Games. From a young age, she pursued her interests in both acting and singing. In 2006, she took part in the Disney recording band “Dev2.0”. She has since then participated in many voice-overs for both radio and television. She has also performed in numerous professional productions with Reprise, the Los Angeles Opera, and LA TheaterWorks. Jackie is an avid... Read More →
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Curt Mega

Curt Mega is an actor, singer and writer originally from Dallas, Texas. He guest starred as Nick the Warbler on Fox’s Glee (seasons two and three) and was the featured soloist on Billy Joel’s "Uptown Girl” in the episode “The First Time” (season three). Stage work includes Damn Yankees with Richard Kind and the Texas regional premiere of The Light in the Piazza. He has been seen in national commercial... Read More →
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Tessa Netting

Tessa Netting is an actor, singer, and parody mastermind who will stop at nothing until all of her dreams and goals are accomplished. Tessa took to YouTube, creating tessaROXX TV, and quickly became nationally known for fusing Broadway and pop culture in her parodies. The most logical next step, in her mind, is television. Last January, Tessa moved to Los Angeles to expand and utilize her talents, both in front of the camera... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Oregon 202/203

6:00pm

Crafter & Fan Art Sale
At the Craft Fair you will find an eclectic assortment of artists with original and handmade fandom inspired items. Aspiring crafters can find inspiration while perusing the tables. Shoppers will be thrilled with the unique items they can find. Offerings from previous years include paper goods, housewares, ceramics, bath products, jewelry, craft kits, accessories, clothing, comics, knits, curios, collectibles, artwork, and so much more! 

Friday June 28, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Exhibit Hall C

7:00pm

Team Quiz
Think you know your Potter, your fandom lore, your geekery? Come here and prove it. Josh Wittge leads a quiz event where the think-they-know-it-alls team up to try and win honor, glory, swag, and most of all, bragging rights. This is always a big hit, so make sure to get there early!

Speakers
JW

Josh Wittge

Josh is a managing editor on LeakyNews.com and is on the logistics staff for for LeakyCon 2013. He proudly ascribes to the identifier of "professional geek" - thanks to jobs in both the video game industry and as a pub quiz host for Geeks Who Drink.


Friday June 28, 2013 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Oregon 202/203

7:00pm

LOUNGE: with Maureen and Robin

In which a very tired Maureen and Robin lounge around and talk too much, because they are tired, and say things they shouldn’t. Come casual. Get casual . . . .er.


 


Speakers
MJ

Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of ten YA novels (including SUITE SCARLETT, SCARLETT FEVER, 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES, THE NAME OF THE STAR, and THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH). She has also done many collaborative works, such as Let It Snow (with John Green and Lauren Myracle), and The Bane Chronicles (with Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan). Maureen has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. She has been nominated... Read More →
RW

Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman is the author of The Waking Dark, The Book of Blood and Shadow, the Cold Awakening trilogy, and several other books for children and teens. (Maybe you caught the TV miniseries adaptation of her Seven Deadly Sins series... and if you haven’t, you’re missing out.) She grew up in Philadelphia, moved to New York as soon as she got the chance, and, for her very first task at her very first job out of college, was assigned... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Portland 252/253

8:00pm

Rock Concert II!
LeakyCon Friday night rock shows: they have always been epic. This one will be no exception! 

Featuring:

The Doubleclicks
Rae Sterling
Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills
Hank Green
Whomping Willows
Harry and the Potters 

Speakers
avatar for The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks are a pair of sisters from Portland, Oregon who play cello, guitar and ukulele and write songs that are all at once snarky, geeky and sweet. The Doubleclicks tour their unique brand of folk music around the country to game stores, concert venues, fans’ homes and pop culture conventions. Angela and Aubrey Webber started their band in 2011 with a 6-month song-a-week YouTube project and the animated music video... Read More →
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Hank Green

Hank is the executive producer and co-creator of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  He also serves as editor and post supervisor. Hank is one of the most active and prolific leaders of a new generation of Web entrepreneurs and personalities. With more than half a million subscribers, he is the younger half of the Vlogbrothers, executive producer of SciShow and Crash Course, chief trivia officer of TruthorFail, founder and CEO of VidCon, inventor... Read More →
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Harry and the Potters

Harry and the Potters are a wizard rock band made up of brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge. They started the band in 2002, when Joe was 15 and Paul was 23, and they played their first show in a shed in their parent’s backyard. Harry and the Potters are often referred to as the first wizard rock band. They have released numerous albums since their inception including their self titled album Harry and the Potters, Priori Incantatem, and Voldemort... Read More →
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Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills

A native of Providence, RI and a veteran of the live performance music scene, singer/songwriter Justin Finch-Fletchley decided in 2006 to focus his music on the phenomenal Harry Potter books. Both solo and with his band The Sugar Quills, Justin has self-released three full-length albums, two live albums, and one greatest hits EP of music written from the perspective of a classmate who witnessed most of the events experienced by Harry, Ron... Read More →
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Rae Sterling

Rae Sterling is a singer-songwriter with a big, soul-style voice and catchy tunes. Her clever lyrics can be a little bit funny and a little bit sad. On guitar or ukulele, Rae Sterling originals are a memorable blend of folk, pop, and soul. A lifelong singer, Rae began songwriting in 2008, picked up a guitar a year later, and got a ukulele for Christmas the year after that. Though her music has been online through Myspace, Facebook, and a... Read More →
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The Whomping Willows

The Whomping Willows is actually The Greatest Band On The Planet. This honor was bestowed upon the band by Treebeard and the Ents of Fangorn Forest, after a weeklong Entmoot. Frontman Matt Maggiacomo has a full-body tattoo of himself, only two inches taller. That’s why he appears to be 5'10'' when, in fact, he is only 5'8''.


Friday June 28, 2013 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D
 
Saturday, June 29
 

8:00am

Autograph Lottery Drawing and Photo Booth Ticket Session

LeakyCon 2013 Signing & Photo Booth Procedures

Hey everyone: this is very important info that applies to every LeakyCon guest! The ONLY way to assure a safe and speedy signing procedure for everyone is below, and we are counting on your participation!

LeakyCon is one of very few conferences that offers autograph sessions at no additional cost; however, registration for LeakyCon does not guarantee you access to any autograph session. In an effort to eliminate waiting time and run the signings at LeakyCon 2013 more efficiently, we have borrowed a procedure from one of the only other conferences to offer free signatures, a large conference you may have heard of called Comic-Con.

Please note the following procedures only pertain to regular guests and most autograph events.  LeakyCon Lit signings are only open to those LeakyCon guests who have registered for Leaky Lit.  Fandom rock signings will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are a RockStar, then you have a special plan in place, and the following only concerns you if you would like to enter the drawing for an additional signing pass.  

Access to all autograph sessions will be granted via drawings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Attendance at this drawing is the only way to assure your spot in the signing, unless you are a RockStar (see above).

Drawing Times:

Friday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 9:30 AM: Team StarKid
  • 12:00 PM: Scarlett Byrne, Devon Murray, Jackie Emerson, Tom Lenk, Ellie Darcey-Alden
  • 2:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 6:00 PM:  Anthony Rapp, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Julia Albain

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 1:00 PM Devon Murray
  • 2:00 PM Ellie Darcey-Alden

Saturday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Jackie Emerson
  • 12:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 1:00 PM: Devon Murray, Scarlett Byrne, Ellie Darcey-Alden, Curt Mega, Dominic Barnes, Titus Makin
  • 2:00 PM: Tom Lenk, Amber Benson, Anthony Rapp

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 12:00 PM Scarlett Byrne
  • 1:00 PM Jackie Emerson
  • 2:00 PM Tom Lenk & Amber Benson


Sunday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Team StarKid

So here’s how it works:

Drawing Procedure

  1. Please line up in the Exhibit Hall at the time listed above to enter the drawing for the signing pass you wish to have.  There will be multiple lines, each marked with the pass you may obtain.
  2. There will be a volunteer at the front of each line with a mystery bag of passes.
  3. When you reach the front of the line you will pull a pass out of the bag.
  4. You will either pull a winning or a non-winning pass.
  5. If you pull a winning pass, then you have gained access to that signing and should reconvene at the Exhibition Hall at the time of the signing.
  6. If you pull a non-winning pass, then put it back in the bag. You have not gained access to that signing and should try again the next day or you may return to the end of the line if you wish.

There will be enough passes in the bag to help assure that all of the signings are full and that no one waits in line unnecessarily.

All of the drawings for the day’s signings and photo booths will take place at the same time. When you arrive for the drawing, you should choose the signing session you are most interested in and stand that line first. Once you have drawn a pass for that signing, you may stand in the other line, if you like. (For example, On Friday you could head to the Team StarKid line, draw a pass, and then join the HP Actors line for a chance at that signing.) This should be a very fast process so please don’t worry about not getting on the line you want!

Ok, so you have your pass... what next?

Signing Procedure

  1. If you won a pass at the morning lottery, please line up at the signing room at the allotted signing time. There is no need to line up early. Everyone who receives a pass will be granted access to the appropriate signing.  However, it is recommended that you line up closer to the beginning of the signing rather than closer to the end.  The signing will end at its appointed time, and we need to move things along - we know you’re ready to go to your next bit of programming, so we don’t want to hold you up!
  2. You may only have one item signed at each signing. You may not bring in items from your friends who didn’t get passes. One person - one item. This is the only way we can get things going with the speed they need to be respectful to everyone.
  3. After you get your items signed, please leave the signing area promptly.
  4. You may not take photographs or videos of yourself with our special guests, or engage in any other activity that will hold up the lines. If you do so, then your pass may be revoked.

Please remember that there will be a lot of LeakyCon guests at each signing. Respect your fellow fans - they are just as excited as you are!

We want to allow as many guests to attend each signing as possible, but in order to do so, we need your help. We need your patience, your calm, and your awesome attitude. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

Our signing procedure is adapted from the one used at Comic-Con, of which we at LeakyCon are big fans. If they can get through that many people fairly, we can work together to make it happen, too!


Saturday June 29, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

9:00am

(Muggle) Quidditch Through the Ages

So much more than the sport from Harry Potter, Quidditch has grown from a simple game played at Middlebury College to an interscholastic phenomenon. A representative from the sport's governing body, the International Quidditch Association, will present on the history of this new sport and will explain everything you need to know to start your own high school, college, or community quidditch team, and to make sure it successfully gets off the ground (no pun intended)!

 


Speakers
LA

Logan Anbinder

Logan is the International Quidditch Association’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Director. He is also the former president of the University of Maryland’s team and acts as one of the IQA’s Convention Representatives. He has given presentations and organized demonstration matches at cons such as Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. You will see him around the LeakyCon pitch as he organizes the LeakyCup for a second year.


Saturday June 29, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am
C120-122

9:00am

Creating Transmedia: Big Stories, Collaboration, and Cross-Pollination

Transmedia storytelling refers to the delivery of story through a variety of media. Typically, story lines are interwoven and connected but not strictly repetitive. Often, fan engagement and participation in the creative process are facilitated by social media. During this panel discussion, we’ll introduce transmedia storytelling and discuss the collaborative work of writers, screenwriters, filmmakers, visual artists, and other members of the Angel Punk creative team.


Speakers
avatar for Kevin Curry

Kevin Curry

Kevin is an award-winning and experienced writer and producer known for exceptional creativity and organization. Kevin’s writing credits range from commercials to screenplays and corporate communications. His diverse background in writing includes multiple awards for video projects, magazines and brochures. He’s an adjunct professor of film and communications at Linfield College and George Fox University.
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Amber Keyser

Amber is a former ballerina and evolutionary biologist, who has published four books and many articles for tweens and teens. Currently, she’s the go-to-girl and young-adult novelist for Angel Punk. Amber blogs about critique and the writing process at VivaScriva.com. She is represented by the literary agent Fiona Kenshole. For more information, visit Amber's website atamberjkeyser.com or on Twitter at @amberjkeyser.
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Jake Rossman

Jake is a social media maven, writer, and producer for Angel Punk. He’s in perennial pursuit of combining creative, social endeavors with savvy business. He spent four years on Wall Street before leaving the banking world to flex his creative muscles. Over the past three years, he has been a part of over twenty theatrical productions and films.


Saturday June 29, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am
C123

9:00am

When Gothic Meets Comic: Exploring the Ghosts of Hogwarts Castle

The nature of Rowling’s ghosts in the Harry Potter series is complex, as their liminal status is twofold: not only are they textually in between life and death, but they are also in between two literary conventions. Ghosts are deeply rooted within the Gothic tradition, but the ghosts of Hogwarts are friendly, ubiquitous, and even comical. This paper explores these ghosts, who hover between being frightful and comical, and their unique influence over Harry throughout the series.


Speakers
avatar for Kelly Orazi

Kelly Orazi

Kelly Orazi has been reading and loving the Harry Potter series since she was 11 years old. Now a graduate student of medieval and fantasy literature, she loves them all the more. Her scholarly work on fantasy has been presented at the Mythopoeic Society's Tolkien conference, Mythcon 43, and on the popular Potter fan site thehogshead.org.


Saturday June 29, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am
C125-126

9:00am

Whovian Meetup

A place for all Doctor Who fans to gather! We will talk about everything related to the show, such as favorite doctors, companions, quotes, and episodes, and what what house we may sort the characters into. We might listen to some Time Lord Rock or swap cosplay ideas. So if you're a Whovian, basically, run (to this event)!

 


Speakers
AA

Ana-Brit Asplen

Ana-Brit Asplen, a Potterhead since the age of two, is a Whovian, nerdfighter, Sherlockian, and die-hard fan of musical theater. In her spare time she enjoys acting, singing, and browsing Tumblr. She is very excited to be coming back to LeakyCon for a second year and hopes to return for many years to come.
BC

Bridget Creager

Bridget is a first time LeakyCon-goer. She's into Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Supernatural, Starkid, Merlin, and much more. In addition to being an avid lover of books and reading in addition to movie marathons and performing, she's super excited to be going to LeakyCon to experience the magic of being surrounded by people like that are just like her.
EP

Emma Popkin

This is Emma's second LeakyCon but first time presenting. She's watched Doctor Who since 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. Some other fandoms she's in are Starkid, Nerdfighter, Sherlock, Glee, and of course, Harry Potter.


Saturday June 29, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am
C124

9:00am

Mina Lima: Making Magic Real
Mina Lima share their experience as graphic designers on the Harry Potter fims! In resopnse to fan curiosity for the design process, they will unravel some of their techniques in creating iconic film props, taking the design from drawing to screen. 

Speakers
avatar for Eduardo Lima

Eduardo Lima

Eduardo Lima received a degree in in visual communications in Rio de Janeiro and worked for several years in editing for the Brazilian film industry. He moved to London in 2001 to pursue a career in graphic design, soon landing a job on the Harry Potter film franchise. Through a happy coincidence, one of his coworkers was Miraphora Mina. The next nine years were spent sitting opposite one another – designing, bantering, and conjuring... Read More →
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Miraphora Mina

Miraphora Mina studied film design at The National Film School, after graduating from Central Saint Martins in Theatre Design. A career in film design followed, and she eventually specialised in graphic and prop design in the art departments of some of the foremost production designers. Through a happy coincidence, she met Eduardo Lima in 2002, when the two of them worked as graphic designers on the Harry Potter film franchise. The next... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 9:00am - 10:50am
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D

10:00am

Leaky Lit Signing
Please note only those with Lit tickets are allowed into these lines! There will be multiple lines with authors, and you should prioritize those authors that you most want to meet based on these lines.  It is unlikely that everyone will be able to have an autograph from every author.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo, who is joining us for her first LeakyCon, is the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow and Bone, the first book in The Grisha Trilogy. The second book, Siege and Storm, will be released on June 4. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. When she isn’t writing, Leigh works as a make-up artist in Los Angeles under the name L.B. Benson and... Read More →
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Coe Booth

Coe Booth was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from college, she worked with teenagers and families in crisis, which inspired her first novel, Tyrell, which won the LA Times Book Prize. Her other books for teenagers include Kendra and Bronxwood. Coe lives in the Bronx, working as a full-time writer and a part-time writing teacher at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults... Read More →
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Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer writes young adult novels featuring vampires and other fantastic things. She didn’t start trying to publish until after she had married and had a baby, but she is now the author of the New York Times bestselling The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod and The Slayer Chronicles. “Auntie” Heather doesn’t have fans, she has minions, and she dresses up in costume for Renaissance Fairs... Read More →
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Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer is the New York Times bestselling author of the werewolf-centric Nightshade trilogy. She most recently released the prequel, Rise. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota, and when she isn’t writing, she does yoga and pairs her books with playlists. Her book Invisibility, which she co-authored with David Levithan, was released May 7. To learn more about Andrea and her writing... Read More →
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Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians, likened to an adult Harry Potter by the New York Times, and the sequel The Magician King. Lev is a journalist and writes for Time as a book critic and lead technology writer. He has also written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Portland will be Lev’s third... Read More →
MJ

Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of ten YA novels (including SUITE SCARLETT, SCARLETT FEVER, 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES, THE NAME OF THE STAR, and THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH). She has also done many collaborative works, such as Let It Snow (with John Green and Lauren Myracle), and The Bane Chronicles (with Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan). Maureen has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. She has been nominated... Read More →
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Cheryl Klein

Cheryl is the senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.). In her book Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults, Cheryl leads readers to discover what must be done to polish a manuscript for children and young adult readers. Her impressive editorial experience includes award-winning novels and picture books, such as the final books of the Harry... Read More →
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David Levithan

David Levithan is the author of Boy Meets Boy and, most recently, Every Day and Invisibility (co-written with Andrea Cremer). He is the co-author of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which in 2008 was adapted into a film starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. He also co-wrote Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green. He is a two-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award, which honors LGBT works. David also... Read More →
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E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart writes books for kids, young adults, and grown ups too. She’s the author of National Book Award finalist Disreputable History, as well as her most recent novel, Real Live Boyfriends. She also co-wrote How to Be Bad with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. Emily grew up in Cambridge, MA and Seattle, WA. She got her PhD in 19th Century English Literature from Columbia University in New York, where she currently... Read More →
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Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the author of the young-adult works The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, whose sequel Game was recently released. A Leaky first-timer, Barry graduated with a degree in English from Yale University. He worked in the comic book industry for ten years before he began publishing his novels. He has also written a graphic novel, Mangaman, illustrated by Colleen Doran. You can read more about Barry and his... Read More →
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Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is a young adult novelist and author of Ball Don’t Lie, which was adapted into a film starring Ludacris, Nick Cannon and Emilie de Ravin. His most recent work was the illustrated A Nation’s Hope-The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis. Matt attended the University of the Pacific on a basketball scholarship and earned his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University. He now teaches creative... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins is the author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and soon Isla and the Happily Ever After, which comes out this fall. This will be her third LeakyCon after joining us for LeakyCon 2011 and 2012. She is married to Wizard Rocker Jarrod of Gred and Forge, and she believes all books and movies need more kissing. Read more about Stephanie on her website, stephanieperkins.com.
avatar for Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and, at 24, became the youngest-ever – and first female – columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. Though her first novel, Attachments, is set in a newsroom, it couldn’t be less of a true story. She met her husband in junior high and can hardly get him to read her books, let alone her email. Her second novel, Eleanor & Park &ndash... Read More →
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Maggie Stiefvater

After a tumultuous past as a history major, calligraphy instructor, wedding musician, technical editor, and equestrian artist, Maggie Stiefvater is now a full-time writer living in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, four neurotic dogs who fart recreationally, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki. She is the author of the bestselling Shiver trilogy, the Printz Honor Book The Scorpio Races, and The... Read More →
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Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is the author of the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, which is currently in preproduction for a film with Universal Studios. She has a degree in English from UC Berkeley and studied illustration at California College of Arts & Crafts. Laini attended LeakyCon 2012 in Chicago and is joining us again this year in Portland, where she currently... Read More →
RW

Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman is the author of The Waking Dark, The Book of Blood and Shadow, the Cold Awakening trilogy, and several other books for children and teens. (Maybe you caught the TV miniseries adaptation of her Seven Deadly Sins series... and if you haven’t, you’re missing out.) She grew up in Philadelphia, moved to New York as soon as she got the chance, and, for her very first task at her very first job out of college, was assigned... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

10:00am

Body Image and a Way-Too-Conscious Culture: Devin and Jackie get real about self-esteem
Hunger Games star (ahem, Jackie Emerson) and Southern belle  Devin Lytle of StarKid fame join forces to discuss the ever present body conscious pressures that exist for the youth of today. Pulling from personal experiences, these two ladies share the power that exists from trusting your own body and loving yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Emerson

Jackie Emerson

Jackie is best known for her portrayal of Foxface in The Hunger Games. From a young age, she pursued her interests in both acting and singing. In 2006, she took part in the Disney recording band “Dev2.0”. She has since then participated in many voice-overs for both radio and television. She has also performed in numerous professional productions with Reprise, the Los Angeles Opera, and LA TheaterWorks. Jackie is an avid... Read More →
avatar for Devin Lytle

Devin Lytle

Devin Lytle is an actress currently living in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011 with a BFA in Acting, and she now spends her time auditioning, shooting zombie sequences for Apex, and creating her own YouTube series, Post Grad. Tune in on her channel to see the hijinks of life after academia unfold. Spoiler alert: making bodily noises in public is only funny in theater school.


Saturday June 29, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Oregon 202/203

10:00am

Civil Rights and Segregation in Harry Potter

Death Eaters wished for there to be segregation based not on wealth or color, but blood status.  Race relations in Harry Potter seem to be more defined by blood status than by actual skin color. This will be a roundtable discussion on race relations within book canon. Parallels to the civil rights movement in the US will be discussed, as well as current ongoing civil rights issues.


Speakers
avatar for Krista Domin

Krista Domin

Krista Domin is a Ravenclaw, thanks to Pottermore.  She has presented at Leaky in 2011 and 2012.  Krista is a graduate of UCF and holds an MA in Education and English.  Harry Potter kept her sane through grad school.  When not reading or researching she enjoys all crafts, but she focuses on sewing and knitting.  


Saturday June 29, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
C120-122

10:00am

Gonzaga's Sorting Tests and Cermony: Not Your Average JK Way

The Harry Potter Club of Gonzaga University has a unique way of sorting their members and then revealing their houses to them. We utilize personality tests to sort members into houses and have created several elaborate scavenger hunts that are used to reveal the member's new houses to them. This program will also leave time for a roundtable discussion on different systems of sorting.

 


Speakers
avatar for Dani Hall

Dani Hall

Dani Hall is a sophomore at Gonzaga University, where she is studying applied communications, psychology and sociology. Growing up, she read the Harry Potter books as quickly as they came out and shared a love for the series with her favorite aunt and sisters. She has now been president of the Harry Potter Club for two years and has enjoyed taking part in such projects as sorting, Quidditch and service projects to increase childhood literacy.


Saturday June 29, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
C124

10:00am

How Does Your Hogwarts House Define You?

Are students at Hogwarts sorted based on who they are or who they could be?  Do we sort too soon? Is the Sorting Hat ever wrong? Join in on a discussion of House traits and how they define us. We explore what the Sorting Hat sees in each student being sorted and whether or not those characters live up to the traits their Hogwarts House is known for. We'll wrap up with a discussion of how we sort ourselves and why we choose the Houses we do.

 


Speakers
avatar for Leigh Davis

Leigh Davis

Leigh Davis is a first year Library Science graduate student at Indiana University who loves fandom, history, event planning, and being an all-around nerd. She's currently working full-time as the Student Services Assistant at Collins Living-Learning Center, a residence hall at Indiana University-Bloomington.


Saturday June 29, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
C125-126

10:00am

MuggleNet Alohomora! Podcast
Alohomora! was crafted to fill the void left in the aftermath of the final Harry Potter movie release. Led by the rotating voices of the weekly podcast, fans can now re-read the books alongside tens of thousands online. The podcast also has a real fan (yes, a real fan! YOU!) come on the show to share their own theories and partake in the fun by being a Guest Fan Host! In their first LeakyCon appearance ever, the hosts, Kat Miller, Caleb Graves, Eric Scull, and Laura Reilly plan to explore themes, ideas, and theories straight from the Potter series. Special fandom guests, including Warwick Davis, Lev Grossman, and Ellie Darcey-Alden, are a staple of this show, so this is one conversation you won't want to miss. Come join them as they Open the Dumbledore!

Speakers
avatar for Ellie Darcey-Alden

Ellie Darcey-Alden

Ellie played Young Lily in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. And in a fandom double-whammy, she recently appeared in the Doctor Who Christmas episode “The Snowmen.” She has been in the TV series Robin Hood and Holby City, as well as the recent film Welcome to the Punch. This is her second LeakyCon!
avatar for Caleb Graves

Caleb Graves

Caleb Graves is a 24-year-old Texas native. He has been an active member of the Potter fandom, mostly through MuggleNet, for the past 8 years and is a co-host of Alohomora!. He currently runs BiblioFiend, a young adult book and adaptation news, review, and discussion website. His hobbies include running, following current events, writing, and searching for a meaning to life following the series finale of The Office.
avatar for Kat Miller

Kat Miller

Kat Miller, a proud Ravenclaw, has been a part of the Harry Potter fandom for most of her adult life. Now, at age 30, she is a host on the wildly popular MuggleNet podcast Alohomora!, and she is also the brand's Publicity Manager. The ten percent of her life that she spends not thinking on, talking about, or reading Harry Potter is dedicated to her photography studio, reading, and petting her two adorable, soft kitties. Purr, purr, purr.
avatar for Laura Reilly

Laura Reilly

Laura Reilly, 18, grew up with Harry Potter and has been an active part of the fandom for almost her entire life. She is now the Video Editor for MuggleNet, and she loves being able to indulge in her obsession every week as a host on the Alohomora! podcast. She’s a proud Gryffindor and journalism student at Rutgers University in her home state of New Jersey. She loves travel and writing more than anything else in the world.
avatar for Eric Scull

Eric Scull

Eric Scull, 25, became interested in Harry Potter following the debut of the first movie, and he quickly found MuggleNet as a suitable means to share his excitement with others. He has contributed to the website since those early days, including co-hosting MuggleNet's flagship Potter podcast, MuggleCast, since 2005. Eight years later, he's still talking Potter and is thrilled to be a recent addition to the Alohomora! podcasting team.


Saturday June 29, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Oregon 201

10:00am

Parallels between Harry Potter and the Arab Uprisings

In our world, undercover groups are protesting unjust authorities, classes of people are living without basic rights, and dissidents of different religious and ethnic groups are standing together right now! Come learn about the current events, with specific focus on the Arab Uprisings, that parallel events in in the Harry Potter books. Returning for its second showing at LeakyCon, but updated with the most current information, this presentation will reveal how relevant Harry Potter’s themes are to the modern Muggle world.

 


Speakers
DT

Danielle Ternes

Danielle Ternes has been studying in Saudi Arabia for five years, and she was a Harry Potter lover and evangelist long before that. Her passions also include promoting social justice and intercultural communication and making pygmy puffs. This is her second LeakyCon as a presenter.
RT

Rachel Ternes

Rachel Ternes lived in Saudi Arabia and is studying psychology at American University in Washington, DC. She is an artist who has been reading Harry Potter since she was six. This is her second LeakyCon as a presenter.


Saturday June 29, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
C123

10:00am

The Chosen Ones: Buffy and Harry Parallels

Sarah and Mark from Mark Reads and Mark Watches are back with their Buffy panel. Mark was in the middle of Buffy last time around so some things were left unsaid...but not this year! Join Sarah and Mark for even more Buffy and Harry Potter fun as we discuss characters, seasons/books, story arcs, etc. If you're a Buffy fan, this is one panel you're not going to want to miss.

 


Speakers
avatar for Mark Oshiro

Mark Oshiro

Mark, creator of Mark Reads Harry Potter, is a professional Internet nerd and author. Previously a community manager, he now runs and writes both Mark Reads and Mark Watches, and he has released numerous book compilations of his candid reviews. When he's not writing or banning people on the Internet, Mark enjoys vegan food, hikes, riding his bike ridiculous distances, and traveling.  
avatar for Sarah Steelman

Sarah Steelman

Sarah is a 21-year-old graduate student in the marriage and family therapy program back in her hometown of Las Vegas, NV. LeakyCon 2013 will be Sarah's eighth HP conference, and her excitement hasn't decreased in the slightest. Apart from Harry Potter, Sarah also loves anything Whedon (with emphasis on Buffy), Nerdfighteria, Doctor Who, and The Hunger Games.


Saturday June 29, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Oregon 204

10:00am

The Second Annual LeakyCup!
LeakyCon's second annual LeakyCup is our Quidditch tournament, run by the fine people of the International Quidditch Association. To compete you must modify your registration and add the LeakyCup.  Our coordinators will contact you with team and game information.

Speakers
LA

Logan Anbinder

Logan is the International Quidditch Association’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Director. He is also the former president of the University of Maryland’s team and acts as one of the IQA’s Convention Representatives. He has given presentations and organized demonstration matches at cons such as Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. You will see him around the LeakyCon pitch as he organizes the LeakyCup for a second year.


Saturday June 29, 2013 10:00am - 4:00pm
Quidditch - Exhibit Hall C

10:00am

Exhibit Hall (Sat)
Get your merch, relax in the LeakyLounge, check out our signing area and the Quidditch pitch, meet up witih your friends, and in general get ready for a weekend of awesome!  Exhibitors include:
  • Evie Tees
  • Midnight House Elves
  • Sock Dreams
  • Amery Studios
  • GeekBadge
  • LeakyCon
  • The Basket Tree
  • Skahfee Studios
  • Eve Believes
  • Royal House of Whimsy
  • GeekStar Costuming
  • Smithology: The Art of Handcrafted
  • Northwest Press
  • Mud In My Blood
  • Hungarian Wand Shop
  • Kiss Products, Inc.
  • Poison Threads
  • DFTBA
  • Iguana Comics
  • Portland Browncoats
  • The Whomping Willows
  • House of Wormwood and Mosshollow
  • Costume Avenue
  • The Ministry of Magic
  • Tonks & the Aurors
  • The Consulting Fangirl
  • Tassels and Treasure
  • Twyst & Tangle Wireworks
  • The HP Alliance
  • Casey Robin Studios
  • Android Sheep
  • IQA: International Quidditch Association
  • Team StarKid
  • Envy.   This.   Stuff
  • Whimsic Alley
  • Harry and the Potters
  • Finding Hogwarts
  • MuggleNet
  • Portland Geek Council
  • Oxfam America
  • Shelterbox
  • NaNoWriMo
  • PETA2
  • Uprise Book Project
  • SMYRC

Saturday June 29, 2013 10:00am - 8:00pm
Exhibit Hall C

11:00am

How the Fandom Helped Me Through

Did Potterheads help you with your self-confidence? Have other StarKids, Gleeks, or Whovians been there for you when you felt you couldn't talk to anyone else? Fandom is a part of our lives, and whether you mildly associate yourself or you're fully submerged, a lot of us have used fandom to get through some tough times.

 


Speakers
avatar for Kayla Campos

Kayla Campos

Kayla is a college graduate and fandom veteran. Her mother gave her Sorcerer's Stone at age 8, and she's been hooked-on-fandom ever since! She's been involved in several support groups for LGBT youth and young adult issues. She currently works with a corporate internship program, hosting meetings, workshops, and team-building events to help students network and grow all across North America. She is a self-proclaimed Slytherin from Dallas with a... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
C125-126

11:00am

Relationships: Canon VS Fanfic

Harry Potter canon is fairly heteronormative, yet the fans have taken this world and thrown it in to slash fanfiction. This roundtable will discuss issues of heteronormativity in canon (in relation to relationships) and discuss how slash fanfic became a dominant force. We will be discussing the evolution of Drarry, Wolfstar, Snarry, and the lack of fem/fem fanfic. We will explore as a group why we feel this may occur.

 


Speakers
avatar for Krista Domin

Krista Domin

Krista Domin is a Ravenclaw, thanks to Pottermore.  She has presented at Leaky in 2011 and 2012.  Krista is a graduate of UCF and holds an MA in Education and English.  Harry Potter kept her sane through grad school.  When not reading or researching she enjoys all crafts, but she focuses on sewing and knitting.  
AR

Abby Ritter

Abby Ritter is a proud Hufflepuff. She is a music therapy major and loves Harry Potter and Doctor Who. She excels in playing the ukulele and singing.


Saturday June 29, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
C120-122

11:00am

The Men of Lizzie Bennet Diaries
What is it about Jane Austen's characters that make us love them so?  The men of Pride and Predjudice are no different.  Come meet the actors who brought these men into modern times with skill, passion and humor. We have a lot of questions to ask them about stepping into the shoes of some of the most and we're sure you do too.  Join us for what promises to be a most memorable panel.

Moderators
avatar for Kristina Horner

Kristina Horner

Kristina is a Harry Potter fan, a geek culture enthusiast, and a creator. When she's not enveloping herself in the latest books, tv shows and games, she makes YouTube videos, produces and acts in her web series Job Hunters, and makes daily videos playing console games and board games with her friends for their project Team Hypercube. Kristina is excited about pretty much everything and loves documenting her every adventure.

Speakers
avatar for Wes Aderhold

Wes Aderhold

Wes Aderhold plays George Wickham in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries as well as The Lydia Bennet and Domino: Gigi Darcy Series. He has done a number of independent films such as The Box of Shadows, Drug Called Xo and Prick. Television credits include Body of Proof. He is currently repped at The Schiff Co. and Sovereign Talent Group. Fun fact: he went to theater school with Laura Spencer, who plays Jane on the LBD. He's enjoyed being apart of the LBD... Read More →
avatar for Maxwell Glick

Maxwell Glick

Maxwell Glick has been a working actor in Los Angeles since moving there from New York.  He has been involved with online series and YouTube in many projects, most importantly as Spencer Gilman on the groundbreaking show lonelygirl15 and was nominated for an IAWTV Award for his performance in Night of the Zombie King.  He also starred in the online hit zombie musical Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story... Read More →
avatar for Daniel V. Gordh

Daniel V. Gordh

Daniel Vincent Gordh is a Los Angeles-based actor, best known for playing the role of William Darcy in “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”. Daniel keeps busy between a variety of film, theatre, TV, and web projects. Currently, he is starring in Blip.tv’s “Hipsterhood” and is also currently producing and co-starring in a new webseries for a big network to be released later this summer. Follow him on... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Sean

Christopher Sean

A consummate entrepreneur, Christopher Sean, the co-founder of Between The Lines Productions, has been passionate about the arts and entertainment since he was a child. His unflinching work ethic and innate talent are the secrets of his success -- as are the skills he acquired through many years of martial arts. Christopher has completed master acting classes with preeminent teachers such as Anthony Meindl and Lewis Smith, worked with Julie... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Oregon 202/203

11:00am

Tom Lenk and Friends: Nerdgasm!
Nerdgasm [n]: The excitement of one’s nerdy or geeky tendencies causing a sensory overload. Right here at LeakyCon, Tom Lenk (‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, Broadway’s ‘Rock of Ages’) and his friends reveal hilarious and shamefully geeky stories from a career spent playing a nerd in theatre, film and reality in his Time Out London Critics’ Choice comedy show.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk is a singer, actor, and playwright who is perhaps best recognized as Andrew from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. As his many fans know, this is just a small part of Tom’s career.  His professional theater career has included Grease and Rock of Ages.  His storytelling comedy show Nerdgasm centers on “geeking out” – a favorite pastime for us all.


Saturday June 29, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Oregon 201

11:00am

What does Your Wand Say About You?

Have you ever wondered what your preferences for a particular wand wood and core tell about you? In this presentation, you will discover your secret connections to certain wand woods or cores, and what they tell about yourself. Each wood and core has a symbolic meaning, and through this lecture and discussion, we will discover what the wands within the canon say about their owners and their spirituality. Hopefully, you'll find out a bit about yourself in the process!

 


Speakers
avatar for Leslie Barnhart

Leslie Barnhart

Leslie teaches mathematics and science in Northern Virginia. She lives with her husband, two dogs, two cats, and two kids, who mostly pretend they know very little about the Harry Potter world. The past two summers, she has co-directed a Harry Potter Vacation Bible School summer camp and has begun a Dumbledore’s Army group that meets once a month. She self-published The Christian’s Guide to Harry Potter so that parents can read... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
C124

11:00am

What Hogwarts House would the Serenity crew be sorted into?

We will have receptacles for each of the crew members and tickets for each of the houses, so guests can drop their proposed house ticket for each crew member. The will be totaled  and the crew will sorted using a Jayne hat.


Speakers
DH

Diana Hildenbrand

Diana is the treasurer and a co-founder of the nonprofit PDXBrowncoats. She is the merchandise coordinator of the Portland Geek Council as well as one of its founding members. She is the rock of our community.
AS

Anna Snyder

Anna is the secretary of the non profit PDXBrowncoats. She was a writer, producer, voice actor for the award-winning Firefly and Serenity podcast The Signal, and she now co-hosts the GrimmPDX podcast with Kara. Anna is the public relations guru of the PDXBrowncoats as well as Event Coordinator for Stumptown Comic Arts Festival. She is also the creator of Geek the Halls, a holiday craft fair and bazaar. Anna considers Harry Potter one of her first... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Oregon 204

11:00am

Publishing 101: Unlocking the Chamber of Secrets

When it comes to getting your book published (not to mention becoming an international bestselling author who collects luxury cars and owns your own private island), is there a secret to success? Authors and editors are ready to share everything they know that you don’t. 


Moderators
avatar for Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer writes young adult novels featuring vampires and other fantastic things. She didn’t start trying to publish until after she had married and had a baby, but she is now the author of the New York Times bestselling The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod and The Slayer Chronicles. “Auntie” Heather doesn’t have fans, she has minions, and she dresses up in costume for Renaissance Fairs... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Coe Booth

Coe Booth

Coe Booth was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from college, she worked with teenagers and families in crisis, which inspired her first novel, Tyrell, which won the LA Times Book Prize. Her other books for teenagers include Kendra and Bronxwood. Coe lives in the Bronx, working as a full-time writer and a part-time writing teacher at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Klein

Cheryl is the senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.). In her book Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults, Cheryl leads readers to discover what must be done to polish a manuscript for children and young adult readers. Her impressive editorial experience includes award-winning novels and picture books, such as the final books of the Harry... Read More →
avatar for Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is a young adult novelist and author of Ball Don’t Lie, which was adapted into a film starring Ludacris, Nick Cannon and Emilie de Ravin. His most recent work was the illustrated A Nation’s Hope-The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis. Matt attended the University of the Pacific on a basketball scholarship and earned his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University. He now teaches creative... Read More →
avatar for Kate Schafer Testerman

Kate Schafer Testerman

Agent Kate Schafter Testerman's clients include Maureen Johnson, Ellen Booraem, Stephanie Perkins, Ransom Riggs, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Josie Bloss, and Matthew Cody, among other exciting and acclaimed authors. Kate is a graduate of the University of Delaware’s Honors Program, a former cast member of the New York Renaissance Faire, and an avid collector of shoes. Her interests cover a broad range, including teen chick lit, urban... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Portland 252/253

11:00am

City of Bones Footage and Cassandra Clare Interview
Sony Pictures will show us exciting new footage from the upcoming film, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and we'll see an exclusive interview with New York Times Bestselling Author Cassandra Clare, answering YOUR questions about her series! Don't miss this exciting event! ***This is the only Lit event open to the whole conference!

Moderators
MJ

Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of ten YA novels (including SUITE SCARLETT, SCARLETT FEVER, 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES, THE NAME OF THE STAR, and THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH). She has also done many collaborative works, such as Let It Snow (with John Green and Lauren Myracle), and The Bane Chronicles (with Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan). Maureen has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. She has been nominated... Read More →
RW

Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman is the author of The Waking Dark, The Book of Blood and Shadow, the Cold Awakening trilogy, and several other books for children and teens. (Maybe you caught the TV miniseries adaptation of her Seven Deadly Sins series... and if you haven’t, you’re missing out.) She grew up in Philadelphia, moved to New York as soon as she got the chance, and, for her very first task at her very first job out of college, was assigned... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare

Before becoming a bestselling author, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York, where she worked at various entertainment magazines -- and even some rather suspect tabloids, reporting on Brad and Angelina’s world travels and Britney Spears’ wardrobe malfunctions. She started working on her YA novel, City of Bones, in 2004, inspired by the urban landscape of Manhattan, her favourite city. She turned to writing fantasy fiction full... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D

11:00am

Autographs (Rock II): The DoubleClicks, Rae Sterling, Justin Finch-Fletchley, The Whomping Willows, Hank Green, Harry and the Potters

No wrist band is necessary to attend a fandom rock autograph session.  Enjoy! 


Speakers
avatar for Paul DeGeorge

Paul DeGeorge

Paul is a fandom innovator. He plays in Harry and the Potters, co-founded the Harry Potter Alliance, created the Snitchwich, and orchestrated the Nerds for Obama campaign last fall. He is the Director of Campaigns and Operations at the HP Alliance.
avatar for The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks are a pair of sisters from Portland, Oregon who play cello, guitar and ukulele and write songs that are all at once snarky, geeky and sweet. The Doubleclicks tour their unique brand of folk music around the country to game stores, concert venues, fans’ homes and pop culture conventions. Angela and Aubrey Webber started their band in 2011 with a 6-month song-a-week YouTube project and the animated music video... Read More →
avatar for Hank Green

Hank Green

Hank is the executive producer and co-creator of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  He also serves as editor and post supervisor. Hank is one of the most active and prolific leaders of a new generation of Web entrepreneurs and personalities. With more than half a million subscribers, he is the younger half of the Vlogbrothers, executive producer of SciShow and Crash Course, chief trivia officer of TruthorFail, founder and CEO of VidCon, inventor... Read More →
avatar for Matt Maggiacomo

Matt Maggiacomo

Matt was born in 1979 and spent the first six years of his life exploring the wilderness of Tarkiln, RI. This one time, he caught a bullfrog so big that his mother exclaimed, "I reckon that's the biggest dern bullfrog I EVER saw." But Matt's favorite activity was...
avatar for Harry and the Potters

Harry and the Potters

Harry and the Potters are a wizard rock band made up of brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge. They started the band in 2002, when Joe was 15 and Paul was 23, and they played their first show in a shed in their parent’s backyard. Harry and the Potters are often referred to as the first wizard rock band. They have released numerous albums since their inception including their self titled album Harry and the Potters, Priori Incantatem, and Voldemort... Read More →
avatar for Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills

Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills

A native of Providence, RI and a veteran of the live performance music scene, singer/songwriter Justin Finch-Fletchley decided in 2006 to focus his music on the phenomenal Harry Potter books. Both solo and with his band The Sugar Quills, Justin has self-released three full-length albums, two live albums, and one greatest hits EP of music written from the perspective of a classmate who witnessed most of the events experienced by Harry, Ron... Read More →
avatar for Rae Sterling

Rae Sterling

Rae Sterling is a singer-songwriter with a big, soul-style voice and catchy tunes. Her clever lyrics can be a little bit funny and a little bit sad. On guitar or ukulele, Rae Sterling originals are a memorable blend of folk, pop, and soul. A lifelong singer, Rae began songwriting in 2008, picked up a guitar a year later, and got a ukulele for Christmas the year after that. Though her music has been online through Myspace, Facebook, and a... Read More →
avatar for The Whomping Willows

The Whomping Willows

The Whomping Willows is actually The Greatest Band On The Planet. This honor was bestowed upon the band by Treebeard and the Ents of Fangorn Forest, after a weeklong Entmoot. Frontman Matt Maggiacomo has a full-body tattoo of himself, only two inches taller. That’s why he appears to be 5'10'' when, in fact, he is only 5'8''.


Saturday June 29, 2013 11:00am - 12:50pm
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

11:00am

Autographs: Jackie Emerson, Tessa Netting
Please remember that autographs are not guaranteed as part of your LeakyCon experience; this is how we make sure you don't have to pay for them! The following rules apply to all autograph sessions besides Lit:
 

LeakyCon 2013 Signing & Photo Booth Procedures

Hey everyone: this is very important info that applies to every LeakyCon guest! The ONLY way to assure a safe and speedy signing procedure for everyone is below, and we are counting on your participation!

LeakyCon is one of very few conferences that offers autograph sessions at no additional cost; however, registration for LeakyCon does not guarantee you access to any autograph session. In an effort to eliminate waiting time and run the signings at LeakyCon 2013 more efficiently, we have borrowed a procedure from one of the only other conferences to offer free signatures, a large conference you may have heard of called Comic-Con.

Please note the following procedures only pertain to regular guests and most autograph events.  LeakyCon Lit signings are only open to those LeakyCon guests who have registered for Leaky Lit.  Fandom rock signings will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are a RockStar, then you have a special plan in place, and the following only concerns you if you would like to enter the drawing for an additional signing pass.  

Access to all autograph sessions will be granted via drawings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Attendance at this drawing is the only way to assure your spot in the signing, unless you are a RockStar (see above).

Drawing Times:

Friday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 9:30 AM: Team StarKid
  • 12:00 PM: Scarlett Byrne, Devon Murray, Jackie Emerson, Tom Lenk, Ellie Darcey-Alden
  • 2:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 6:00 PM:  Anthony Rapp, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Julia Albain

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 1:00 PM Devon Murray
  • 2:00 PM Ellie Darcey-Alden

Saturday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Jackie Emerson
  • 12:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 1:00 PM: Devon Murray, Scarlett Byrne, Ellie Darcey-Alden, Curt Mega, Dominic Barnes, Titus Makin
  • 2:00 PM: Tom Lenk, Amber Benson, Anthony Rapp

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 12:00 PM Scarlett Byrne
  • 1:00 PM Jackie Emerson
  • 2:00 PM Tom Lenk & Amber Benson


Sunday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Team StarKid

So here’s how it works:

Drawing Procedure

  1. Please line up in the Exhibit Hall at the time listed above to enter the drawing for the signing pass you wish to have.  There will be multiple lines, each marked with the pass you may obtain.
  2. There will be a volunteer at the front of each line with a mystery bag of passes.
  3. When you reach the front of the line you will pull a pass out of the bag.
  4. You will either pull a winning or a non-winning pass.
  5. If you pull a winning pass, then you have gained access to that signing and should reconvene at the Exhibition Hall at the time of the signing.
  6. If you pull a non-winning pass, then put it back in the bag. You have not gained access to that signing and should try again the next day or you may return to the end of the line if you wish.

There will be enough passes in the bag to help assure that all of the signings are full and that no one waits in line unnecessarily.

All of the drawings for the day’s signings and photo booths will take place at the same time. When you arrive for the drawing, you should choose the signing session you are most interested in and stand that line first. Once you have drawn a pass for that signing, you may stand in the other line, if you like. (For example, On Friday you could head to the Team StarKid line, draw a pass, and then join the HP Actors line for a chance at that signing.) This should be a very fast process so please don’t worry about not getting on the line you want!

Ok, so you have your pass... what next?

Signing Procedure

  1. If you won a pass at the morning lottery, please line up at the signing room at the allotted signing time. There is no need to line up early. Everyone who receives a pass will be granted access to the appropriate signing.  However, it is recommended that you line up closer to the beginning of the signing rather than closer to the end.  The signing will end at its appointed time, and we need to move things along - we know you’re ready to go to your next bit of programming, so we don’t want to hold you up!
  2. You may only have one item signed at each signing. You may not bring in items from your friends who didn’t get passes. One person - one item. This is the only way we can get things going with the speed they need to be respectful to everyone.
  3. After you get your items signed, please leave the signing area promptly.
  4. You may not take photographs or videos of yourself with our special guests, or engage in any other activity that will hold up the lines. If you do so, then your pass may be revoked.

Please remember that there will be a lot of LeakyCon guests at each signing. Respect your fellow fans - they are just as excited as you are!

We want to allow as many guests to attend each signing as possible, but in order to do so, we need your help. We need your patience, your calm, and your awesome attitude. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

Our signing procedure is adapted from the one used at Comic-Con, of which we at LeakyCon are big fans. If they can get through that many people fairly, we can work together to make it happen, too!

 

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Emerson

Jackie Emerson

Jackie is best known for her portrayal of Foxface in The Hunger Games. From a young age, she pursued her interests in both acting and singing. In 2006, she took part in the Disney recording band “Dev2.0”. She has since then participated in many voice-overs for both radio and television. She has also performed in numerous professional productions with Reprise, the Los Angeles Opera, and LA TheaterWorks. Jackie is an avid... Read More →
avatar for Tessa Netting

Tessa Netting

Tessa Netting is an actor, singer, and parody mastermind who will stop at nothing until all of her dreams and goals are accomplished. Tessa took to YouTube, creating tessaROXX TV, and quickly became nationally known for fusing Broadway and pop culture in her parodies. The most logical next step, in her mind, is television. Last January, Tessa moved to Los Angeles to expand and utilize her talents, both in front of the camera... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 11:00am - 12:50pm
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

12:00pm

Autographs: Lizzie Bennet Diaries Cast and Crew
If you're a fan of the actors and writers that brought The Lizzie Bennet Diaries to life, you'll want to grab your book, album, poster from the DFTBA booth, or whatever else you want and get here to get your stuff signed

Please remember that autographs are not guaranteed as part of your LeakyCon experience; this is how we make sure you don't have to pay for them! The following rules apply to all autograph sessions besides Lit:

LeakyCon 2013 Signing & Photo Booth Procedures

Hey everyone: this is very important info that applies to every LeakyCon guest! The ONLY way to assure a safe and speedy signing procedure for everyone is below, and we are counting on your participation!

LeakyCon is one of very few conferences that offers autograph sessions at no additional cost; however, registration for LeakyCon does not guarantee you access to any autograph session. In an effort to eliminate waiting time and run the signings at LeakyCon 2013 more efficiently, we have borrowed a procedure from one of the only other conferences to offer free signatures, a large conference you may have heard of called Comic-Con.

Please note the following procedures only pertain to regular guests and most autograph events.  LeakyCon Lit signings are only open to those LeakyCon guests who have registered for Leaky Lit.  Fandom rock signings will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are a RockStar, then you have a special plan in place, and the following only concerns you if you would like to enter the drawing for an additional signing pass.  

Access to all autograph sessions will be granted via drawings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Attendance at this drawing is the only way to assure your spot in the signing, unless you are a RockStar (see above).

Drawing Times:

Friday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 9:30 AM: Team StarKid
  • 12:00 PM: Scarlett Byrne, Devon Murray, Jackie Emerson, Tom Lenk, Ellie Darcey-Alden
  • 2:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 6:00 PM:  Anthony Rapp, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Julia Albain

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 1:00 PM Devon Murray
  • 2:00 PM Ellie Darcey-Alden

Saturday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Jackie Emerson
  • 12:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 1:00 PM: Devon Murray, Scarlett Byrne, Ellie Darcey-Alden, Curt Mega, Dominic Barnes, Titus Makin
  • 2:00 PM: Tom Lenk, Amber Benson, Anthony Rapp

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 12:00 PM Scarlett Byrne
  • 1:00 PM Jackie Emerson
  • 2:00 PM Tom Lenk & Amber Benson


Sunday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Team StarKid

So here’s how it works:

Drawing Procedure

  1. Please line up in the Exhibit Hall at the time listed above to enter the drawing for the signing pass you wish to have.  There will be multiple lines, each marked with the pass you may obtain.
  2. There will be a volunteer at the front of each line with a mystery bag of passes.
  3. When you reach the front of the line you will pull a pass out of the bag.
  4. You will either pull a winning or a non-winning pass.
  5. If you pull a winning pass, then you have gained access to that signing and should reconvene at the Exhibition Hall at the time of the signing.
  6. If you pull a non-winning pass, then put it back in the bag. You have not gained access to that signing and should try again the next day or you may return to the end of the line if you wish.

There will be enough passes in the bag to help assure that all of the signings are full and that no one waits in line unnecessarily.

All of the drawings for the day’s signings and photo booths will take place at the same time. When you arrive for the drawing, you should choose the signing session you are most interested in and stand that line first. Once you have drawn a pass for that signing, you may stand in the other line, if you like. (For example, On Friday you could head to the Team StarKid line, draw a pass, and then join the HP Actors line for a chance at that signing.) This should be a very fast process so please don’t worry about not getting on the line you want!

Ok, so you have your pass... what next?

Signing Procedure

  1. If you won a pass at the morning lottery, please line up at the signing room at the allotted signing time. There is no need to line up early. Everyone who receives a pass will be granted access to the appropriate signing.  However, it is recommended that you line up closer to the beginning of the signing rather than closer to the end.  The signing will end at its appointed time, and we need to move things along - we know you’re ready to go to your next bit of programming, so we don’t want to hold you up!
  2. You may only have one item signed at each signing. You may not bring in items from your friends who didn’t get passes. One person - one item. This is the only way we can get things going with the speed they need to be respectful to everyone.
  3. After you get your items signed, please leave the signing area promptly.
  4. You may not take photographs or videos of yourself with our special guests, or engage in any other activity that will hold up the lines. If you do so, then your pass may be revoked.

Please remember that there will be a lot of LeakyCon guests at each signing. Respect your fellow fans - they are just as excited as you are!

We want to allow as many guests to attend each signing as possible, but in order to do so, we need your help. We need your patience, your calm, and your awesome attitude. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

Our signing procedure is adapted from the one used at Comic-Con, of which we at LeakyCon are big fans. If they can get through that many people fairly, we can work together to make it happen, too!



Speakers
avatar for Wes Aderhold

Wes Aderhold

Wes Aderhold plays George Wickham in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries as well as The Lydia Bennet and Domino: Gigi Darcy Series. He has done a number of independent films such as The Box of Shadows, Drug Called Xo and Prick. Television credits include Body of Proof. He is currently repped at The Schiff Co. and Sovereign Talent Group. Fun fact: he went to theater school with Laura Spencer, who plays Jane on the LBD. He's enjoyed being apart of the LBD... Read More →
avatar for Jay Bushman

Jay Bushman

Jay Bushman is an award-winning writer, experience designer, and producer of transmedia and platform-independent entertainment. Named by one publication as “The Epic Poet of Twitter,” Jay is a visionary and an innovator in the transmedia community, continually pushing the boundaries of next-generation entertainment. Jay is the Transmedia Producer and a writer for the hit multiplatform web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and the... Read More →
avatar for Julia Cho

Julia Cho

Julia Cho has performed/toured with various theater companies and is one of the founding members of Artists at Play, a theater-producing collective in Los Angeles.  Upcoming TV appearances include The Newsroom, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the Hallmark Channel Christmas movie The Santa Switch.  Known for her role as Charlotte Lu in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Julia was nominated for a Streamy Award in Best Female... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Clements

Ashley Clements

Ashley Clements is best known for starring as Lizzie Bennet in the hit webseries The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, for which she was nominated for a Streamy Award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy. She's made other web appearances in multiple Geek & Sundry shows and on BlackBoxTV. Her numerous regional theatre credits include Since Africa, Sea of Tranquility, Cyrano de Bergerac, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Dunlap

Margaret Dunlap

Margaret Dunlap writes for the small and smaller screens.  Most recently, she worked as a writer and co-executive producer of the Streamy and IAWTV award-winning transmedia series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. She now serves as an executive producer and co-showrunner for Pemberley Digital's follow-up project: Welcome to Sanditon. Her television credits include episodes of Eureka (SyFy) and ABC Family's cult-hit The Middleman. She tweets as... Read More →
avatar for Maxwell Glick

Maxwell Glick

Maxwell Glick has been a working actor in Los Angeles since moving there from New York.  He has been involved with online series and YouTube in many projects, most importantly as Spencer Gilman on the groundbreaking show lonelygirl15 and was nominated for an IAWTV Award for his performance in Night of the Zombie King.  He also starred in the online hit zombie musical Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story... Read More →
avatar for Daniel V. Gordh

Daniel V. Gordh

Daniel Vincent Gordh is a Los Angeles-based actor, best known for playing the role of William Darcy in “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”. Daniel keeps busy between a variety of film, theatre, TV, and web projects. Currently, he is starring in Blip.tv’s “Hipsterhood” and is also currently producing and co-starring in a new webseries for a big network to be released later this summer. Follow him on... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is one of the writers for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. She previously wrote for a show called Game Room, and in the future she will hopefully write for a show that will most likely not be called Game Room. She also aspires to one day self-publish an extensive collection of fan fiction about becoming BFF with Kat Dennings, as part of a carefully crafted world domination scheme. Additionally, Rachel is not a terminator, which is... Read More →
avatar for Allison Paige

Allison Paige

Allison Paige plays Georgina "Gigi" Darcy in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Now a Los Angeles-based actor, she has been building her resume with roles on television shows like Heroes and Days of Our lives. Film credits include Fear Not and Nesting, and an epic one-liner in the Dane Cook film Detention. Just recently she wrapped a short headed to Sundance Film Festival called Byron’s Theme, where she plays identical twins along side Michael... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Sean

Christopher Sean

A consummate entrepreneur, Christopher Sean, the co-founder of Between The Lines Productions, has been passionate about the arts and entertainment since he was a child. His unflinching work ethic and innate talent are the secrets of his success -- as are the skills he acquired through many years of martial arts. Christopher has completed master acting classes with preeminent teachers such as Anthony Meindl and Lewis Smith, worked with Julie... Read More →
avatar for Laura Spencer

Laura Spencer

Laura Spencer plays Jane Bennet in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. She is currently recurring on ABC Family's Switched at Birth with various other television credits including 2 Broke Girls and Disney Channel's Jessie. Her first film, Barking Water, premiered at Sundance in 2009. She appears in Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, an adaptation of the popular Italian comic series, and can be seen alongside Dominic Monaghan in The Millionaire Tour. Laura also... Read More →
avatar for Bernie Su

Bernie Su

Bernie is currently serving as executive producer, co-creator, head writer, and director of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Bernie has written several episodes for the scifi/thriller series Black Box TV, now one of the YouTube Premium Channels. He is also known for writing and creating the critically acclaimed series Compulsions, winner of the Clicker Award for Best Original Web Drama as well as the Streamy Award for Best Writing in a Drama Web... Read More →
avatar for Mary Kate Wiles

Mary Kate Wiles

Mary Kate Wiles plays Lydia Bennet in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Sansa Stark in School of Thrones. Mary Kate is from Fayetteville, Arkansas and graduated from USC with degrees in Theatre and English Literature and also studied abroad at The British American Drama Academy in London. She also currently stars as Zelda in Squaresville and can be seen in films Dreamworld and Dark Woods and the soon-to-be released The Sound and the Shadow and... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

12:00pm

Angels, Demons, Shadowhunters and Slayers

The coming months will see many exciting movies, from Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments to Laini Taylor’s The Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Why are angels and demons so popular today? Are any of these novels historical portraits, or are they all cruel angels and gorgeous hunks lost in our urban landscapes?  What do teens want to read this year? And what about their parents? Bring your favorite topics and join in the fun.


Speakers
VE

Valerie Estelle Frankel

Valerie Estelle Frankel has won a Dream Realm Award, an Indie Excellence Award, and a USA Book News National Best Book Award for her Henry Potty parodies. She’s the author of many books on pop culture, including From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine’s Journey in Myth and Legend, Buffy and the Heroine’s Journey, Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in The Hunger Games, Teaching with Harry Potter, and... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
C120-122

12:00pm

Dumbledore, The Doctor and Disney

Dive deep into your creativity and past the muggle mindset. This interactive workshop will explore the power of story, our human experiences and the magic of our imagination. Includes activities, discussion and meditation. To paraphrase The Doctor: this may change your life.


Speakers
avatar for Andrew Slack

Andrew Slack

Andrew is a teacher, social organizer and human rights activist, comedian, actor, and writer. He spent years performing sketch comedy for hundreds of colleges across the US, only to stop touring so that he could devote himself full time to the HP Alliance, which he co-founded in 2005. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University, Andrew is dedicated to learning and extrapolating how modern myth, new media, and expressive therapy can... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Oregon 201

12:00pm

Fandom in the Dark Ages (or, What We Did Before Facebook and Tumblr)

These days, anyone can be part of a fandom: do a couple of Tumblr searches, join a few Facebook groups, comment on a Web site, read some fan fiction - hell, write some fan fiction - and you become part of large-and-getting-larger communities all over the world. But back when you had to listen to two minutes of the AOL grind-up noise - or when writing a handwritten letter to the star of your favorite TV show was the only way to interact - fandom operated a lot differently than it did now. Then, two-megabyte video files were an inch wide and took an hour to download: now, hi-res animated gifs basically tell our emotional lives. Pat Brady, Melissa Anelli, and Anthony Rapp were all members of (and in Anthony's case, at the center of) fandoms that lived before this magical get-anything-you-want-instantly age. We'll tell some stories and have some fun together.


Moderators
JA

Julia Albain

Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Julia is an actor, director, producer and writer based in Chicago IL. She received her BFA in Theater Performance from the University of Michigan and is a proud alumni of the school. In recent years Julia produced and directed two national concert tours in association with StarKid Productions and Live Nation, as well as worked on countless other shows, appearances and projects. She is currently signed with Writer's... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pat Brady

Pat Brady

Pat is proud to say she just celebrated her 33rd anniversary of being a talent agent. After going to high school in Glendale, she went on to pursue acting, graduating from UCLA with a degree in Theater Arts and then from San Diego University with a degree in accounting. After some time in the performing arts, Pat decided to become an agent; she found her true calling in the world of animatoin voiceover. She also fell in love with the... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Rapp

Anthony Rapp

While best known for originating the character of Mark Cohen (off-screen and on) in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, Anthony is also a writer, musician, activist, humanitarian and director. Anthony made his Broadway debut in 1981 in a musical based on The Little Prince. Since then he has also created memorable roles Adventures in Babysitting, Dazed and Confused, A Beautiful Mind, Six Degrees of Separation (stage and film), and more. He... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Oregon 202/203

12:00pm

Paper People

Taking a story and applying it to how we view the world is the greatest magic we can create. In John Green's third novel, Paper Towns, we see how much can go wrong when we don't take the time to view people as complexly as we imagine ourselves. Come and learn how Paper Towns is similar to a model of psychoanalytic therapy, Object Relations. 


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Steelman

Sarah Steelman

Sarah is a 21-year-old graduate student in the marriage and family therapy program back in her hometown of Las Vegas, NV. LeakyCon 2013 will be Sarah's eighth HP conference, and her excitement hasn't decreased in the slightest. Apart from Harry Potter, Sarah also loves anything Whedon (with emphasis on Buffy), Nerdfighteria, Doctor Who, and The Hunger Games.


Saturday June 29, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
C125-126

12:00pm

Tales of Beedle the Bard
Vladimir Snape reads the stories of Beedle The Bard. The potions master brings these stories to life with some assistance from audience members. There will be a brief discussion after each story. There will also be a Question and Answer with Professor Snape.

Photo sessions with Professor Snape will occur after his sessions in the Oregon Lobby.

Speakers
avatar for Vladimir Snape

Vladimir Snape

Vladimir Snape (from Washingtonville, New York) specializes in performing spot-on impersonations of the character you love to hate from Harry Potter, Professor Snape.  In addition to his programming sessions, Vladimir will be available for photo opportunities throughout the weekend.


Saturday June 29, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Oregon 204

12:00pm

The Psychology of Twins and Pranksters: Fred and George

Join us as we discuss two of J.K. Rowling’s favorite characters and share the lighthearted fun of why we love harmless pranks, but hate to be the target of them. Born on April Fool’s Day, Fred and George's love of pranks reflected their similar temperament and their distinctiveness from the rest of the family. They were clearly skilled wizards who used their proficiency to create fun and mayhem instead of following their brothers into more serious and responsible pursuits.


Speakers
avatar for Leslie Hathorn

Leslie Hathorn

Lesley Hathorn is a professor of cognitive psychology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She studies how we can use the art of the magic of words to learn about the science of behavior. She is delighted to be discussing Harry Potter in the context of psychology. She has presented at LeakyCon twice as well as at Ascendio. Her blog, “Psychology through Modern Media,” can be seen at psychologyinstruction.com.
LW

Lauraine Woods

Lauraine Woods has been a Harry Potter fan since 1998, manages an national awards program for Canadian journalists, and presented on House-elves at LeakyCon 2012. She also has twin brothers who played tricks. She wasn't sure how she felt about being sorted into Hufflepuff. Embodying Professor Sprout last summer in Chicago was a magical experience. She'd like to spread the positivity and meet some more amazing ‘Puffs in Portland.


Saturday June 29, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
C123

12:00pm

The StarKid Affirmation Takes LeakyCon, Part 2!

Last year we laughed, we sang, and we had totally awesome story time. This year, the best StarKid family on the Internet will meet again at LeakyCon Portland. Come to meet up with the people we love the most, and expect some supermegafoxyawesomehot surprises as well. Bring your beautiful faces and awesome StarKid attitudes! Less than four, and let's do this thing!



Speakers
avatar for Jocelyn Hannusch

Jocelyn Hannusch

Jocelyn is the author of “The StarKid Affirmation,” a pledge that went viral in the StarKid community and brought her closer to some wonderful people. She loves the StarKid community with all her heart, and has the tattoo to prove it! Also... did somebody say Ron Weasley?


Saturday June 29, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
C124

12:00pm

Photo Booth: Scarlett Byrne
Our LeakyCon photo booths are FREE. You show up, a group of you pose, we take the picture and upload it to our Facebook after the conference for you to enjoy. 

However, to take part you MUST receive a wristband from one of the sessions where we allocate them; these happen at the Autograph Signing Lottery and Photo Booth Ticket Sessions, listed on the schedule. They are early each morning, so set your alarm! 

Speakers
avatar for Scarlett Byrne

Scarlett Byrne

Scarlett began her acting career in 2008, portraying Chloe Daniels in an episode of the British TV drama Doctors. In 2009 Byrne earned the role of Pansy Parkinson in the sixth film in the popular Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and she later reprised her role in the final two films of the series. Her latest role was as Brittany in Lake Placid: The Final Chapter, though she has also appeared in several short videos... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Exhibit Hall Photo Booth Area

12:00pm

I Was a Teenage Writer

In which a panel of brave YA authors bring the hilariously embarrassing scribblings of their youth to light (because everyone has to start somewhere).


Moderators
avatar for E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart writes books for kids, young adults, and grown ups too. She’s the author of National Book Award finalist Disreputable History, as well as her most recent novel, Real Live Boyfriends. She also co-wrote How to Be Bad with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. Emily grew up in Cambridge, MA and Seattle, WA. She got her PhD in 19th Century English Literature from Columbia University in New York, where she currently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo, who is joining us for her first LeakyCon, is the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow and Bone, the first book in The Grisha Trilogy. The second book, Siege and Storm, will be released on June 4. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. When she isn’t writing, Leigh works as a make-up artist in Los Angeles under the name L.B. Benson and... Read More →
avatar for Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the author of the young-adult works The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, whose sequel Game was recently released. A Leaky first-timer, Barry graduated with a degree in English from Yale University. He worked in the comic book industry for ten years before he began publishing his novels. He has also written a graphic novel, Mangaman, illustrated by Colleen Doran. You can read more about Barry and his... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater

After a tumultuous past as a history major, calligraphy instructor, wedding musician, technical editor, and equestrian artist, Maggie Stiefvater is now a full-time writer living in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, four neurotic dogs who fart recreationally, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki. She is the author of the bestselling Shiver trilogy, the Printz Honor Book The Scorpio Races, and The... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Portland 252/253

1:00pm

Cycles of Death and Rebirth: Implications for our own Spiritual Journey

Other than the obvious “death” and “resurrection” of Harry himself, did you know that both death and rebirth occur alchemically many times through the series? This presentation will attempt to discuss the key death and rebirth elements within the Harry Potter series, focusing on those found in the last two books of the canon.

 


Speakers
avatar for Leslie Barnhart

Leslie Barnhart

Leslie teaches mathematics and science in Northern Virginia. She lives with her husband, two dogs, two cats, and two kids, who mostly pretend they know very little about the Harry Potter world. The past two summers, she has co-directed a Harry Potter Vacation Bible School summer camp and has begun a Dumbledore’s Army group that meets once a month. She self-published The Christian’s Guide to Harry Potter so that parents can read... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
C123

1:00pm

Hufflepuff Affirmation Meetup

What is a Hufflepuff? We need to meet and find out. If you were sorted into Hufflepuff, and either embraced it or wondered how this could possibly be, come out and meet some of your Housemates. Professor Sprout will be there to welcome you.

 


Speakers
LW

Lauraine Woods

Lauraine Woods has been a Harry Potter fan since 1998, manages an national awards program for Canadian journalists, and presented on House-elves at LeakyCon 2012. She also has twin brothers who played tricks. She wasn't sure how she felt about being sorted into Hufflepuff. Embodying Professor Sprout last summer in Chicago was a magical experience. She'd like to spread the positivity and meet some more amazing ‘Puffs in Portland.


Saturday June 29, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
C125-126

1:00pm

Leaky Con Broadway Babies

La Vie Boheme. One Day More. Lights up on Washington Heights. Kristen Chenoweth. Saturday Intermission Pics. HASA DIGA EEBOWAI! If any of those things mean anything to you, then 1) You're obviously a really cool person and 2) You probably want to meet other really cool people who share your love...I mean PASSION...for musical theatre. Broadway is life, and life is Broadway, and if you love anything and everything about the Great White Way, you've gotta check this out!

 


Speakers
avatar for Jocelyn Hannusch

Jocelyn Hannusch

Jocelyn is the author of “The StarKid Affirmation,” a pledge that went viral in the StarKid community and brought her closer to some wonderful people. She loves the StarKid community with all her heart, and has the tattoo to prove it! Also... did somebody say Ron Weasley?


Saturday June 29, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
C124

1:00pm

School of Thrones: Because prom night is coming!
Game of Thrones's Kit Harington lavishly described School of Thrones as: “I like that one.” Enrich your life by joining stars Mary Kate Wiles, Maxwell Glick, and Joey Richter and creator Zach Grafton for a delightful verbal romp! Ask questions! Hear answers! Also be the first to know what’s next for the students of Westeros Valley High - and know true bliss!

Speakers
avatar for Maxwell Glick

Maxwell Glick

Maxwell Glick has been a working actor in Los Angeles since moving there from New York.  He has been involved with online series and YouTube in many projects, most importantly as Spencer Gilman on the groundbreaking show lonelygirl15 and was nominated for an IAWTV Award for his performance in Night of the Zombie King.  He also starred in the online hit zombie musical Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story... Read More →
ZG

Zach Grafton

Zach Grafton created, wrote and co-directed School of Thrones, and he has created shows with BBC America, Machinima and the Escapist Magazine. He’s currently really into boba. There’s gotta be boba in Portland, right?
avatar for Joey Richter

Joey Richter

Joey Richter will be forever known by Harry Potter fans as Ron in the A Very Potter Musical series by StarKid Productions.  He has since continued to perform with StarKid in Me and My Dick and Starship.  He can be seen in the Disney series Jessie as Officer Petey, a security guard trying to break into acting.  You can see Joey next in the YouTube series School of Thrones and hear him as the voice of Themba in the upcoming movie... Read More →
avatar for Mary Kate Wiles

Mary Kate Wiles

Mary Kate Wiles plays Lydia Bennet in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Sansa Stark in School of Thrones. Mary Kate is from Fayetteville, Arkansas and graduated from USC with degrees in Theatre and English Literature and also studied abroad at The British American Drama Academy in London. She also currently stars as Zelda in Squaresville and can be seen in films Dreamworld and Dark Woods and the soon-to-be released The Sound and the Shadow and... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Oregon 201

1:00pm

Sorting Other Series: Pride and Prejudice Edition

Last year, we had a great conversation as we sought to sort some of our favorite Hunger Games characters. This year, I thought we should take a crack at some of our favorite Pride and Prejudice characters. Is Charlotte a Ravenclaw or a Slytherin? Is Lydia really a Gryffindor? Does the sorting change if we're talking about Pride and Prejudice and the Lizzie Bennet Diaries adaptation? Why? Grab your sorting hat and get ready for some stimulating discussion!


Speakers
avatar for Erin Wert

Erin Wert

Erin is excited to be at her third LeakyCon, and even more thrilled to be bringing back Sorting Other Series! She loves personality tests (ENFJ, Type 2, Hufflepuff), and she probably loves you. When not being a crazy obsessive (making her parents proud), she works as a traveling nurse (making her parents even prouder, but a little lonelier). Her hugs are pretty intense and kind of scary. Ask, and you may even get one for free.


Saturday June 29, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Oregon 204

1:00pm

The Nerdfighter Meetup!

If you know what DFTBA means, you belong at this meet-up.  This is a LeakyCon tradition: Hank Green takes an hour to play some songs, tell some jokes, and talk nerdy to you.  If you've ever needed Harry Potter like a Grindylow needs water, we'll see you there!


Speakers
avatar for Hank Green

Hank Green

Hank is the executive producer and co-creator of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  He also serves as editor and post supervisor. Hank is one of the most active and prolific leaders of a new generation of Web entrepreneurs and personalities. With more than half a million subscribers, he is the younger half of the Vlogbrothers, executive producer of SciShow and Crash Course, chief trivia officer of TruthorFail, founder and CEO of VidCon, inventor... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Oregon 202/203

1:00pm

Buffy the Vampire Alum Panel and Q&A

“It’s wonderful to get lost in a story, isn’t it?” Andrew (Storyteller, 7.16)

Many of us found ourselves lost in the world of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Come reminisce with two of the amazing actors who brought this world alive for us.  Amber Benson and Tom Lenk join us for a look back at their experiences during Buffy.  We’ll also hear about what they have been up to since Buffy saved us from the final apocalypse of the series.  Audience members will be able to step up to the mic and ask questions.


Moderators
AS

Anna Snyder

Anna is the secretary of the non profit PDXBrowncoats. She was a writer, producer, voice actor for the award-winning Firefly and Serenity podcast The Signal, and she now co-hosts the GrimmPDX podcast with Kara. Anna is the public relations guru of the PDXBrowncoats as well as Event Coordinator for Stumptown Comic Arts Festival. She is also the creator of Geek the Halls, a holiday craft fair and bazaar. Anna considers Harry Potter one of her first... Read More →

Speakers
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Amber Benson

Amber Benson co-wrote and directed the animated web-series Ghosts of Albion for the BBC along with Christopher Golden. The duo then novelized the series in two books for Random House. Amber's first solo novel, "Death's Daughter," was published by Penguin in 2009 with a children's book for Simon and Schuster called "Among The Ghosts" following later that year. As an actress, Benson spent three seasons as Tara Maclay on the cult hit show Buffy... Read More →
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Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk is a singer, actor, and playwright who is perhaps best recognized as Andrew from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. As his many fans know, this is just a small part of Tom’s career.  His professional theater career has included Grease and Rock of Ages.  His storytelling comedy show Nerdgasm centers on “geeking out” – a favorite pastime for us all.


Saturday June 29, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D

1:00pm

Photo Booth: Jackie Emerson

LeakyCon 2013 Signing & Photo Booth Procedures

Hey everyone: this is very important info that applies to every LeakyCon guest! The ONLY way to assure a safe and speedy signing procedure for everyone is below, and we are counting on your participation!

LeakyCon is one of very few conferences that offers autograph sessions at no additional cost; however, registration for LeakyCon does not guarantee you access to any autograph session. In an effort to eliminate waiting time and run the signings at LeakyCon 2013 more efficiently, we have borrowed a procedure from one of the only other conferences to offer free signatures, a large conference you may have heard of called Comic-Con.

Please note the following procedures only pertain to regular guests and most autograph events.  LeakyCon Lit signings are only open to those LeakyCon guests who have registered for Leaky Lit.  Fandom rock signings will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are a RockStar, then you have a special plan in place, and the following only concerns you if you would like to enter the drawing for an additional signing pass.  

Access to all autograph sessions will be granted via drawings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Attendance at this drawing is the only way to assure your spot in the signing, unless you are a RockStar (see above).

Drawing Times:

Friday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 9:30 AM: Team StarKid
  • 12:00 PM: Scarlett Byrne, Devon Murray, Jackie Emerson, Tom Lenk, Ellie Darcey-Alden
  • 2:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 6:00 PM:  Anthony Rapp, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Julia Albain

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 1:00 PM Devon Murray
  • 2:00 PM Ellie Darcey-Alden

Saturday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Jackie Emerson
  • 12:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 1:00 PM: Devon Murray, Scarlett Byrne, Ellie Darcey-Alden, Curt Mega, Dominic Barnes, Titus Makin
  • 2:00 PM: Tom Lenk, Amber Benson, Anthony Rapp

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 12:00 PM Scarlett Byrne
  • 1:00 PM Jackie Emerson
  • 2:00 PM Tom Lenk & Amber Benson


Sunday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Team StarKid

So here’s how it works:

Drawing Procedure

  1. Please line up in the Exhibit Hall at the time listed above to enter the drawing for the signing pass you wish to have.  There will be multiple lines, each marked with the pass you may obtain.
  2. There will be a volunteer at the front of each line with a mystery bag of passes.
  3. When you reach the front of the line you will pull a pass out of the bag.
  4. You will either pull a winning or a non-winning pass.
  5. If you pull a winning pass, then you have gained access to that signing and should reconvene at the Exhibition Hall at the time of the signing.
  6. If you pull a non-winning pass, then put it back in the bag. You have not gained access to that signing and should try again the next day or you may return to the end of the line if you wish.

There will be enough passes in the bag to help assure that all of the signings are full and that no one waits in line unnecessarily.

All of the drawings for the day’s signings and photo booths will take place at the same time. When you arrive for the drawing, you should choose the signing session you are most interested in and stand that line first. Once you have drawn a pass for that signing, you may stand in the other line, if you like. (For example, On Friday you could head to the Team StarKid line, draw a pass, and then join the HP Actors line for a chance at that signing.) This should be a very fast process so please don’t worry about not getting on the line you want!

Ok, so you have your pass... what next?

Signing Procedure

  1. If you won a pass at the morning lottery, please line up at the signing room at the allotted signing time. There is no need to line up early. Everyone who receives a pass will be granted access to the appropriate signing.  However, it is recommended that you line up closer to the beginning of the signing rather than closer to the end.  The signing will end at its appointed time, and we need to move things along - we know you’re ready to go to your next bit of programming, so we don’t want to hold you up!
  2. You may only have one item signed at each signing. You may not bring in items from your friends who didn’t get passes. One person - one item. This is the only way we can get things going with the speed they need to be respectful to everyone.
  3. After you get your items signed, please leave the signing area promptly.
  4. You may not take photographs or videos of yourself with our special guests, or engage in any other activity that will hold up the lines. If you do so, then your pass may be revoked.

Please remember that there will be a lot of LeakyCon guests at each signing. Respect your fellow fans - they are just as excited as you are!

We want to allow as many guests to attend each signing as possible, but in order to do so, we need your help. We need your patience, your calm, and your awesome attitude. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

Our signing procedure is adapted from the one used at Comic-Con, of which we at LeakyCon are big fans. If they can get through that many people fairly, we can work together to make it happen, too!


Speakers
avatar for Jackie Emerson

Jackie Emerson

Jackie is best known for her portrayal of Foxface in The Hunger Games. From a young age, she pursued her interests in both acting and singing. In 2006, she took part in the Disney recording band “Dev2.0”. She has since then participated in many voice-overs for both radio and television. She has also performed in numerous professional productions with Reprise, the Los Angeles Opera, and LA TheaterWorks. Jackie is an avid... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Exhibit Hall Photo Booth Area

1:00pm

Autographs: Devon Murray, Scarlett Byrne, Ellie Darcey-Alden, Curt Mega, Dominic Barnes, Titus Makin
***Note, Scarlett Byrne will only be at this session for the first hour. 

Please remember that autographs are not guaranteed as part of your LeakyCon experience; this is how we make sure you don't have to pay for them! The following rules apply to all autograph sessions besides Lit:

LeakyCon 2013 Signing & Photo Booth Procedures

Hey everyone: this is very important info that applies to every LeakyCon guest! The ONLY way to assure a safe and speedy signing procedure for everyone is below, and we are counting on your participation!

LeakyCon is one of very few conferences that offers autograph sessions at no additional cost; however, registration for LeakyCon does not guarantee you access to any autograph session. In an effort to eliminate waiting time and run the signings at LeakyCon 2013 more efficiently, we have borrowed a procedure from one of the only other conferences to offer free signatures, a large conference you may have heard of called Comic-Con.

Please note the following procedures only pertain to regular guests and most autograph events.  LeakyCon Lit signings are only open to those LeakyCon guests who have registered for Leaky Lit.  Fandom rock signings will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are a RockStar, then you have a special plan in place, and the following only concerns you if you would like to enter the drawing for an additional signing pass.  

Access to all autograph sessions will be granted via drawings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Attendance at this drawing is the only way to assure your spot in the signing, unless you are a RockStar (see above).

Drawing Times:

Friday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 9:30 AM: Team StarKid
  • 12:00 PM: Scarlett Byrne, Devon Murray, Jackie Emerson, Tom Lenk, Ellie Darcey-Alden
  • 2:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 6:00 PM:  Anthony Rapp, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Julia Albain

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 1:00 PM Devon Murray
  • 2:00 PM Ellie Darcey-Alden

Saturday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Jackie Emerson
  • 12:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 1:00 PM: Devon Murray, Scarlett Byrne, Ellie Darcey-Alden, Curt Mega, Dominic Barnes, Titus Makin
  • 2:00 PM: Tom Lenk, Amber Benson, Anthony Rapp

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 12:00 PM Scarlett Byrne
  • 1:00 PM Jackie Emerson
  • 2:00 PM Tom Lenk & Amber Benson


Sunday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Team StarKid

So here’s how it works:

Drawing Procedure

  1. Please line up in the Exhibit Hall at the time listed above to enter the drawing for the signing pass you wish to have.  There will be multiple lines, each marked with the pass you may obtain.
  2. There will be a volunteer at the front of each line with a mystery bag of passes.
  3. When you reach the front of the line you will pull a pass out of the bag.
  4. You will either pull a winning or a non-winning pass.
  5. If you pull a winning pass, then you have gained access to that signing and should reconvene at the Exhibition Hall at the time of the signing.
  6. If you pull a non-winning pass, then put it back in the bag. You have not gained access to that signing and should try again the next day or you may return to the end of the line if you wish.

There will be enough passes in the bag to help assure that all of the signings are full and that no one waits in line unnecessarily.

All of the drawings for the day’s signings and photo booths will take place at the same time. When you arrive for the drawing, you should choose the signing session you are most interested in and stand that line first. Once you have drawn a pass for that signing, you may stand in the other line, if you like. (For example, On Friday you could head to the Team StarKid line, draw a pass, and then join the HP Actors line for a chance at that signing.) This should be a very fast process so please don’t worry about not getting on the line you want!

Ok, so you have your pass... what next?

Signing Procedure

  1. If you won a pass at the morning lottery, please line up at the signing room at the allotted signing time. There is no need to line up early. Everyone who receives a pass will be granted access to the appropriate signing.  However, it is recommended that you line up closer to the beginning of the signing rather than closer to the end.  The signing will end at its appointed time, and we need to move things along - we know you’re ready to go to your next bit of programming, so we don’t want to hold you up!
  2. You may only have one item signed at each signing. You may not bring in items from your friends who didn’t get passes. One person - one item. This is the only way we can get things going with the speed they need to be respectful to everyone.
  3. After you get your items signed, please leave the signing area promptly.
  4. You may not take photographs or videos of yourself with our special guests, or engage in any other activity that will hold up the lines. If you do so, then your pass may be revoked.

Please remember that there will be a lot of LeakyCon guests at each signing. Respect your fellow fans - they are just as excited as you are!

We want to allow as many guests to attend each signing as possible, but in order to do so, we need your help. We need your patience, your calm, and your awesome attitude. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

Our signing procedure is adapted from the one used at Comic-Con, of which we at LeakyCon are big fans. If they can get through that many people fairly, we can work together to make it happen, too!

 

Speakers
avatar for Dominic Barnes

Dominic Barnes

Dominic Barnes has been gracing your living rooms for only two years, but he has loved every single second of it and is honored that the fans have brought him to where he is today! He has appeared on the TV show Greek, and he had an extremely brief stint on ABC’s Suburgatory. You probably know him best as the sassy dancin’ fool Warbler Trent on FOX’s hit TV show Glee!
avatar for Scarlett Byrne

Scarlett Byrne

Scarlett began her acting career in 2008, portraying Chloe Daniels in an episode of the British TV drama Doctors. In 2009 Byrne earned the role of Pansy Parkinson in the sixth film in the popular Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and she later reprised her role in the final two films of the series. Her latest role was as Brittany in Lake Placid: The Final Chapter, though she has also appeared in several short videos... Read More →
avatar for Ellie Darcey-Alden

Ellie Darcey-Alden

Ellie played Young Lily in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. And in a fandom double-whammy, she recently appeared in the Doctor Who Christmas episode “The Snowmen.” She has been in the TV series Robin Hood and Holby City, as well as the recent film Welcome to the Punch. This is her second LeakyCon!
avatar for Titus Makin, Jr.

Titus Makin, Jr.

Titus Makin Jr. was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He found an interest in gymnastics, dance, and acting at a young age. He attended The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (School of Film and Television) for a two-year professional training program. Titus is currently a reccurring  character on Fox’s hit show Glee, and he also co-starsin the new ABC Family original movie A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song.
avatar for Curt Mega

Curt Mega

Curt Mega is an actor, singer and writer originally from Dallas, Texas. He guest starred as Nick the Warbler on Fox’s Glee (seasons two and three) and was the featured soloist on Billy Joel’s "Uptown Girl” in the episode “The First Time” (season three). Stage work includes Damn Yankees with Richard Kind and the Texas regional premiere of The Light in the Piazza. He has been seen in national commercial... Read More →
avatar for Devon Murray

Devon Murray

You all know him as the lovable Gryffindor and accidental pyromaniac Seamus Finnigan! Devon Murray is making his first appearance at LeakyCon. The Irish actor has been acting since he was a child, appearing in Angela’s Ashes and the TV movie Yesterday’s Children. Devon is a big supporter of Manchester United, and as a horse enthusiast he has competed at show-jumping events.


Saturday June 29, 2013 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

1:00pm

Marginalization in Harry Potter

This roundtable discussion will talk about the marginalized populations within the Wizarding World. The focuses will be on disability, race, gender, and LGBTQ, and the issues surrounding these populations. The discussion will focus on the book portrayals of these characters, or lack thereof. Discussion on issues such as werewolves, giants, Muggles, and age will also be discussed. Come prepared to talk about your opinions on the books stance on these issues.


Speakers
avatar for Krista Domin

Krista Domin

Krista Domin is a Ravenclaw, thanks to Pottermore.  She has presented at Leaky in 2011 and 2012.  Krista is a graduate of UCF and holds an MA in Education and English.  Harry Potter kept her sane through grad school.  When not reading or researching she enjoys all crafts, but she focuses on sewing and knitting.  
AR

Abby Ritter

Abby Ritter is a proud Hufflepuff. She is a music therapy major and loves Harry Potter and Doctor Who. She excels in playing the ukulele and singing.


Saturday June 29, 2013 1:00pm - 2:50pm
C120-122

1:30pm

The Author House Cup Tournament!

A tournament of (literary) champions! Your Leaky Lit authors like you’ve never seen them before, battling for the ultimate title. This event is too awesome to describe here.  You’ll have to see it to believe it. Trust: YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS. 


Saturday June 29, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Portland 256/257/258

2:00pm

Defending Draco Malfoy: That Potter Boy is an Unreliable Narrator

We will discuss the binary oppositions in the novel that force readers to view Draco Malfoy, Severus Snape, Slytherin House, and other characters as the "bad guys" when maybe they aren't so bad. We will also discuss themes like good versus evil, formation of opposites, and wizard versus muggle society. We will further discuss how to avoid becoming an unreliable narrator in our own life and how the Harry Potter novels show the importance of opposites and different opinions.

 


Speakers
SS

Selina Souza

Selina Souza is a Slytherin who loves to attend cons. She has attended Leakycon 2011, Ascendio 2012, and Misticon. She wrote her masters thesis on Harry Potter and wizarding racism, and is currently working towards her MFA at SNHU. She loves to read YA and would love any good book suggestions!


Saturday June 29, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
C124

2:00pm

Ladies Creating Content on YouTube
Whether you know them from the small screen or the super-small-but-expandable screen, these ladies have worked to create characters and content in a new and (to this day) still somewhat untested medium. Join these ladies to talk about the challenges of creating content and cultivating a fanbase on the Internet, making it work when you have to work hard for it - and having two X chromosomes at the same time.

Speakers
avatar for Scarlett Byrne

Scarlett Byrne

Scarlett began her acting career in 2008, portraying Chloe Daniels in an episode of the British TV drama Doctors. In 2009 Byrne earned the role of Pansy Parkinson in the sixth film in the popular Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and she later reprised her role in the final two films of the series. Her latest role was as Brittany in Lake Placid: The Final Chapter, though she has also appeared in several short videos... Read More →
avatar for Ginny DiGuiseppi

Ginny DiGuiseppi

Ginny DiGuiseppi co-founded Not Literally Productions with Dana Ritterbusch and Erik Tande in 2011, where she indulges her nerdy passions by making music videos and comedy. She loves to read, write, sing, draw, and argue with other people online. She hopes one day to be a young adult novelist, but will settle for now for being kinda famous on the internet.
avatar for Kristina Horner

Kristina Horner

Kristina is a Harry Potter fan, a geek culture enthusiast, and a creator. When she's not enveloping herself in the latest books, tv shows and games, she makes YouTube videos, produces and acts in her web series Job Hunters, and makes daily videos playing console games and board games with her friends for their project Team Hypercube. Kristina is excited about pretty much everything and loves documenting her every adventure.
avatar for Tessa Netting

Tessa Netting

Tessa Netting is an actor, singer, and parody mastermind who will stop at nothing until all of her dreams and goals are accomplished. Tessa took to YouTube, creating tessaROXX TV, and quickly became nationally known for fusing Broadway and pop culture in her parodies. The most logical next step, in her mind, is television. Last January, Tessa moved to Los Angeles to expand and utilize her talents, both in front of the camera... Read More →
avatar for Dana Ritterbusch

Dana Ritterbusch

Dana Ritterbusch is one of the founding members of Not Literally Productions.  Driven mainly by the fandoms that fuel her, she co-creates fan content around the Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones fandoms and more.  Her work has been featured on The Mary Sue, The Huffington Post, i09, and more.  She lives in Denver, CO, where she enjoys lifting, marathoning Netflix, and drinking wine while surfing... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Portland 252/253

2:00pm

Mark Reads Fanfic

The Mark Reads Harry Potter series, started in 2010, has now been read by millions of people.  Since then, series writer Mark Oshiro has started two websites, released numerous eBook compliations of his reviews, and has toured to promote himself.  Mark added reading of Harry Potter fanfic to his last tour to much praise.  He will continue this tradition here at LeakyCon.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Oshiro

Mark Oshiro

Mark, creator of Mark Reads Harry Potter, is a professional Internet nerd and author. Previously a community manager, he now runs and writes both Mark Reads and Mark Watches, and he has released numerous book compilations of his candid reviews. When he's not writing or banning people on the Internet, Mark enjoys vegan food, hikes, riding his bike ridiculous distances, and traveling.  


Saturday June 29, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Oregon 204

2:00pm

Pokemon: Childhood Personified

Pokemon has had a massive impact on many lives. We will discuss how we were introduced to Pokemon, our fondest memories, whether we still play the games and TCG or watch the show, and if we think it’ll still be around when we have children ourselves. Prepare for a nostalgic and feelsy session. I’ll also be handing out packs of Pokemon cards - while stock lasts, of course.

 


Speakers
JB

Joe (British Joe) Riglar

Hi, I’m Joe! I’m just your regular fanboy, from the North-West of England. (Yes, I’m British. Yes, I have an accent. No, I can’t introduce you to CharlieIsSoCoolLike.) I’m a student with big plans for university and moving to London, so I’m letting my nerd flow while I have the chance. Feel free to come up and hug me, or touch my hair.


Saturday June 29, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
C125-126

2:00pm

What Is A Hero? Exploring the Psychology of Heroism

Twelve sub-types of heroes have been identified in psychology. They inspire us,  and when we identify with them, their circumstances can help us make sense of our own lives. Who is your favorite hero from Harry Potter? Join us as we explore the psychology of heroism in the Harry Potter characters and talk about the type of hero that is your favorite character.


Speakers
avatar for Leslie Hathorn

Leslie Hathorn

Lesley Hathorn is a professor of cognitive psychology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She studies how we can use the art of the magic of words to learn about the science of behavior. She is delighted to be discussing Harry Potter in the context of psychology. She has presented at LeakyCon twice as well as at Ascendio. Her blog, “Psychology through Modern Media,” can be seen at psychologyinstruction.com.
MH

Mary-Louise Hathorn

Mary-Louise Hathorn is a junior at the University of Denver, majoring in biology and doing silly science stuff. Her alter ego majors in fangirling and spends most of her time watching YouTubers, scrolling through Tumblr and reading young adult literature. She’s really doing this for the free chocolate.


Saturday June 29, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
C123

2:00pm

Finding Hogwarts with Live Commentary
Finding Hogwarts was born in the year following the release of the final Harry Potter book in the attempt to answer what makes the series and fandom so special. It is a documentary telling the stories of seven of Harry's biggest fans - their experiences including the fan conventions, premieres, midnight releases, and their overseas journey they took together to find Hogwarts. Since its premiere at LeakyCon 2011, Finding Hogwarts has since been updated and enhanced with new material. This screening will include the first and only film commentary performed live featuring the entire "Finding Hogwarts Seven."

Speakers
BB

Bre Bishop

Director, Finding Hogwarts
Bre is the co-creator and director of the documentary 'Finding Hogwarts'. Bre's delve into the Harry Potter fandom began at age sixteen, when she started posting videos on YouTube that chronicled her life as a fanatical Harry Potter fan/crazy person. Through those videos she was able to meet many different people who had taken their love for Harry Potter and used it in creative and interesting ways. 'Finding Hogwarts' was born out of appreciation... Read More →
avatar for Paul DeGeorge

Paul DeGeorge

Paul is a fandom innovator. He plays in Harry and the Potters, co-founded the Harry Potter Alliance, created the Snitchwich, and orchestrated the Nerds for Obama campaign last fall. He is the Director of Campaigns and Operations at the HP Alliance.
FF

Frankie Franco

Frankie Franco III (more commonly known on PotterCast as “Frak”) is from Southern California, earned his BFA in Illustration from California State University Fullerton, and is of the House of the noble and distinguished Rowena Ravenclaw. When he is not obsessing over Potter, Frak works as a freelance illustrator and a high school substitute teacher. In his free time, he draws, draws, and sometimes draws. Frak was honored to join the... Read More →
JN

John Noe

Director, Awesome Guy Productions
John Noe likes to do awesome things. He has been involved with the Harry Potter fandom for 12 years now, and helps keep bar at the Leaky Cauldron as well as hosting the wizarding world's most awesome radio show, PotterCast. John is also the Producer of Finding Hogwarts, a documentary about the Harry Potter fandom. The Potter character John Dawlish was given his first name by J.K. Rowling in his honor, and he would like to remind you of that... Read More →
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Andrew Slack

Andrew is a teacher, social organizer and human rights activist, comedian, actor, and writer. He spent years performing sketch comedy for hundreds of colleges across the US, only to stop touring so that he could devote himself full time to the HP Alliance, which he co-founded in 2005. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University, Andrew is dedicated to learning and extrapolating how modern myth, new media, and expressive therapy can... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Oregon 202/203

3:00pm

Crackpot Theories

Are you convinced Severus Snape is really a vampire? Will no one believe that Dumbledore is Ron from the future? Come and share your theories with us! What makes a theory 'crackpot' anyway?

 


Speakers
CM

Chelsea MacKay

Chelsea MacKay intends to study social psychology and gender studies at university this fall. She is an avid reader, proud Slytherin, and native of the frozen North (otherwise known as Canada).


Saturday June 29, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
C125-126

3:00pm

Is Fanfiction Literature?
The co-hosts of wizard rock podcast The Witching Hour will facilitate a discussion on the literary merit, challenges and significance of fan fiction. From My Immortal to the Draco Trilogy, "fan fiction" encompasses a huge range of written works. Together, we'll explore fan fiction as an educational writing tool, a vehicle for becoming a published author, a huge copyright issue, and a questionably "legitimate" form of literature. Bring your favorite fic, so we can all share!

Speakers
CJ

Claire Johnson

Claire Johnson, originally from Portland, Oregon, is a lifelong Potter fan and a rising senior at Whitman College, majoring in Politics and Art. She joined The Witching Hour her freshman year and has loved all the zany, weird, and fascinating things she has learned about the Potterverse and beyond as a result.
MN

Mehera Nori

Mehera is a member of The Witching Hour crew and was a DJ from 2010 through 2012. Mehera graduated from Whitman College with degrees in politics and Spanish and is currently planning on selling her soul to law school. She spent the last nine months living in Shanghai, China, where she got really good at using chopsticks. Mehera spends her free time crying over Buffy the Vampire Slayer, reading up on how to blend herbal teas, and blogging.
SR

Sara Rasmussen

Sara is a web designer and non-profit communications professional based in Walla Walla, WA. She studied politics as a student at Whitman College, where she started The Witching Hour. She loves having crazy theoretical discussions about tiny facets of the Harry Potter universe. She couldn't possibly choose one favorite wizard rock band, but if you ask, she'll give you a 10-minute breakdown of the best from each subgenre.


Saturday June 29, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
C123

3:00pm

SPEW by Hermione Granger

General info SPEW meeting. Members should check their gallons for more info. Newcomers welcome!


Speakers
JB

Julie Barton

Julie is the Development Director for the Harry Potter Alliance. She has a Ph.D in literature, has worked in charity management and academia, and is now grateful to be outside of the Ivory Tower and "making stuff happen" instead of writing papers on things others are doing.
LB

Lauren Bird

Lauren has been involved with the Harry Potter Alliance since 2010 as a volunteer and joinied its senior staff in 2013. She vlogs for the HPA’s YouTube channel and has spoken at various conferences on the topics of fan activism and new media.
AC

Ashley Clement

Ashley has been a leader of the Harry Potter Alliance since early 2012 and is currently the organization’s Operations Manager. In her muggle life, she is a graduate student working on a dual masters in social work and public health.
avatar for Paul DeGeorge

Paul DeGeorge

Paul is a fandom innovator. He plays in Harry and the Potters, co-founded the Harry Potter Alliance, created the Snitchwich, and orchestrated the Nerds for Obama campaign last fall. He is the Director of Campaigns and Operations at the HP Alliance.
avatar for Matt Maggiacomo

Matt Maggiacomo

Matt was born in 1979 and spent the first six years of his life exploring the wilderness of Tarkiln, RI. This one time, he caught a bullfrog so big that his mother exclaimed, "I reckon that's the biggest dern bullfrog I EVER saw." But Matt's favorite activity was...
avatar for Andrew Slack

Andrew Slack

Andrew is a teacher, social organizer and human rights activist, comedian, actor, and writer. He spent years performing sketch comedy for hundreds of colleges across the US, only to stop touring so that he could devote himself full time to the HP Alliance, which he co-founded in 2005. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University, Andrew is dedicated to learning and extrapolating how modern myth, new media, and expressive therapy can... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Oregon 201

3:00pm

The Expanded Whedon Verse
The Whedon ‘verse is ever-broadening. Buffy has two post-TV seasons in comics and the Serenity crew’s stories are continue in comics and a companion book. Replica companies produce props, costumes, and games. Firefly’s ‘verse spread in fan film & web series. Meet the editor-in-chief of Dark Horse Comics and the artists of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow and Firefly: Float Out.

Speakers
SA

Scott Allie

Scott Allie is Editor-in-Chief for Dark Horse. He has written and edited some of the company’s top-selling books, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer and cult favorites like The Goon, and he continues to collaborate with Mignola, including co-writing the upcoming series B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Abyss of Time.
JP

Jeff Parker

Jeff Parker is a writer and comic book artist whose work included Buffyverse comics from Dark Horse Comics. He has also worked in animation and live-action storyboarding. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
PR

Patric Reynolds

Patric Reynolds left his former life as a Las Vegas high school teacher with a house, a pension, and a new Toyota to go live in the South and learn how to become a comic book artist. Two years later, he has worked with Patton Oswalt and Joss Whedon (Serenity: Float Out), Mike Mignola (Abe Sapien: the Haunted Boy), Marc Andreyko (Let Me In), Steve Niles (The Thing: the Northman Nightmare), and now David Lapham (Exile to Babylon) as a comic book... Read More →
AS

Anna Snyder

Anna is the secretary of the non profit PDXBrowncoats. She was a writer, producer, voice actor for the award-winning Firefly and Serenity podcast The Signal, and she now co-hosts the GrimmPDX podcast with Kara. Anna is the public relations guru of the PDXBrowncoats as well as Event Coordinator for Stumptown Comic Arts Festival. She is also the creator of Geek the Halls, a holiday craft fair and bazaar. Anna considers Harry Potter one of her first... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Oregon 204

3:00pm

Camp NaNoWriMo

A writing workshop with the NaNoWriMo crew. Bring your pen, paper, and creative genius. 


Saturday June 29, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Portland 252/253

3:00pm

3:00pm

Autographs: Tom Lenk, Amber Benson, Anthony Rapp
Please remember that autographs are not guaranteed as part of your LeakyCon experience; this is how we make sure you don't have to pay for them! The following rules apply to all autograph sessions besides Lit:

LeakyCon 2013 Signing & Photo Booth Procedures

Hey everyone: this is very important info that applies to every LeakyCon guest! The ONLY way to assure a safe and speedy signing procedure for everyone is below, and we are counting on your participation!

LeakyCon is one of very few conferences that offers autograph sessions at no additional cost; however, registration for LeakyCon does not guarantee you access to any autograph session. In an effort to eliminate waiting time and run the signings at LeakyCon 2013 more efficiently, we have borrowed a procedure from one of the only other conferences to offer free signatures, a large conference you may have heard of called Comic-Con.

Please note the following procedures only pertain to regular guests and most autograph events.  LeakyCon Lit signings are only open to those LeakyCon guests who have registered for Leaky Lit.  Fandom rock signings will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are a RockStar, then you have a special plan in place, and the following only concerns you if you would like to enter the drawing for an additional signing pass.  

Access to all autograph sessions will be granted via drawings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Attendance at this drawing is the only way to assure your spot in the signing, unless you are a RockStar (see above).

Drawing Times:

Friday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 9:30 AM: Team StarKid
  • 12:00 PM: Scarlett Byrne, Devon Murray, Jackie Emerson, Tom Lenk, Ellie Darcey-Alden
  • 2:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 6:00 PM:  Anthony Rapp, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Julia Albain

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 1:00 PM Devon Murray
  • 2:00 PM Ellie Darcey-Alden

Saturday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Jackie Emerson
  • 12:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 1:00 PM: Devon Murray, Scarlett Byrne, Ellie Darcey-Alden, Curt Mega, Dominic Barnes, Titus Makin
  • 2:00 PM: Tom Lenk, Amber Benson, Anthony Rapp

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 12:00 PM Scarlett Byrne
  • 1:00 PM Jackie Emerson
  • 2:00 PM Tom Lenk & Amber Benson


Sunday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Team StarKid

So here’s how it works:

Drawing Procedure

  1. Please line up in the Exhibit Hall at the time listed above to enter the drawing for the signing pass you wish to have.  There will be multiple lines, each marked with the pass you may obtain.
  2. There will be a volunteer at the front of each line with a mystery bag of passes.
  3. When you reach the front of the line you will pull a pass out of the bag.
  4. You will either pull a winning or a non-winning pass.
  5. If you pull a winning pass, then you have gained access to that signing and should reconvene at the Exhibition Hall at the time of the signing.
  6. If you pull a non-winning pass, then put it back in the bag. You have not gained access to that signing and should try again the next day or you may return to the end of the line if you wish.

There will be enough passes in the bag to help assure that all of the signings are full and that no one waits in line unnecessarily.

All of the drawings for the day’s signings and photo booths will take place at the same time. When you arrive for the drawing, you should choose the signing session you are most interested in and stand that line first. Once you have drawn a pass for that signing, you may stand in the other line, if you like. (For example, On Friday you could head to the Team StarKid line, draw a pass, and then join the HP Actors line for a chance at that signing.) This should be a very fast process so please don’t worry about not getting on the line you want!

Ok, so you have your pass... what next?

Signing Procedure

  1. If you won a pass at the morning lottery, please line up at the signing room at the allotted signing time. There is no need to line up early. Everyone who receives a pass will be granted access to the appropriate signing.  However, it is recommended that you line up closer to the beginning of the signing rather than closer to the end.  The signing will end at its appointed time, and we need to move things along - we know you’re ready to go to your next bit of programming, so we don’t want to hold you up!
  2. You may only have one item signed at each signing. You may not bring in items from your friends who didn’t get passes. One person - one item. This is the only way we can get things going with the speed they need to be respectful to everyone.
  3. After you get your items signed, please leave the signing area promptly.
  4. You may not take photographs or videos of yourself with our special guests, or engage in any other activity that will hold up the lines. If you do so, then your pass may be revoked.

Please remember that there will be a lot of LeakyCon guests at each signing. Respect your fellow fans - they are just as excited as you are!

We want to allow as many guests to attend each signing as possible, but in order to do so, we need your help. We need your patience, your calm, and your awesome attitude. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

Our signing procedure is adapted from the one used at Comic-Con, of which we at LeakyCon are big fans. If they can get through that many people fairly, we can work together to make it happen, too!


 

Speakers
avatar for Amber Benson

Amber Benson

Amber Benson co-wrote and directed the animated web-series Ghosts of Albion for the BBC along with Christopher Golden. The duo then novelized the series in two books for Random House. Amber's first solo novel, "Death's Daughter," was published by Penguin in 2009 with a children's book for Simon and Schuster called "Among The Ghosts" following later that year. As an actress, Benson spent three seasons as Tara Maclay on the cult hit show Buffy... Read More →
avatar for Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk is a singer, actor, and playwright who is perhaps best recognized as Andrew from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. As his many fans know, this is just a small part of Tom’s career.  His professional theater career has included Grease and Rock of Ages.  His storytelling comedy show Nerdgasm centers on “geeking out” – a favorite pastime for us all.
avatar for Anthony Rapp

Anthony Rapp

While best known for originating the character of Mark Cohen (off-screen and on) in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, Anthony is also a writer, musician, activist, humanitarian and director. Anthony made his Broadway debut in 1981 in a musical based on The Little Prince. Since then he has also created memorable roles Adventures in Babysitting, Dazed and Confused, A Beautiful Mind, Six Degrees of Separation (stage and film), and more. He... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

4:00pm

Bonnie Wright's Journey to Senegal: Learn about Oxfam!
British actor Bonnie Wright, best known for her role in the Harry Potter films, travelled to Senegal with Oxfam to draw attention to the growing humanitarian crisis in the country and to the wider food crisis across the Sahel region of West Africa. Oxfam has launched an appeal and is aiming to reach 1.8 million people with emergency assistance across Senegal, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and the Gambia. They will also share a video of Bonnie's trip to Senegal. Come learn about how you can help this amazing organization.

Speakers
CH

Clara Herrero

Clara Herrero is an Outreach Training Program Assistant with Oxfam America and is based out of the Boston branch. Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, we work with people in more than 90 countries to crate lasting solutions. Oxfam saves lives, develops long-term solutions to poverty, and campaigns for social change... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Oregon 202/203

4:00pm

Characters We Love: or Love to Hate: What Makes For Certain Fandoms?

In this interactive workshop, participants will peel back text to examine how and why some characters brought about the fan responses that they did. There was no doubt that Harry, Hermione and Ron would be favorite characters, but who could have foreseen the Draco or Neville love? Yes, we’ll discuss the Blaise Zabini situation, and why poor Hannah Abbott, or Malcolm Baddock, never got the same treatment.


Speakers
CL

Cathy Leogrande

Cathy Leogrande is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. She first came to the HP world as a parent, and she watched her son’s literacy skills grow under J.K. Rowling’s spell. She used her experiences to develop and teach Harry Potter: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, a graduate education course that is in its ninth year. As a professor, Cathy is a mashup of McGonagall, Lupin, and Snape... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
C120-122

4:00pm

S.P.E.W. vs. Dumbledore's Army: How We Respond to Injustice
Hermione may have been the brains behind both S.P.E.W. and the D.A., but their methods are vastly different. We will examine how the Harry Potter series represents these movements, and how complex social issues are handled in other fictional worlds like the DC Universe, Hunger Games, and Doctor Who.

Speakers
MB

Maggie Brevig

Maggie read her first Harry Potter book at a football game when she was 13. With a Master of Social Work and a thirst for macro-level social justice worthy of a Gryffindor, Maggie is a fundraiser for a non-profit lobby in Washington, D.C. (better known as Nuns on the Bus). In her free time, she volunteers for the HP Alliance, consumes way too much media, and edits e-books for the Mark Does Stuff empire.


Saturday June 29, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
C123

4:00pm

Sequelcast
The Sequelcast is a podcast looking at movie franchises one film at a time. In this special live episode at LeakyCon 2013 in Portland, Oregon, we'll take a look at our favorite and not so favorite moments from the Harry Potter films and discuss some of our favorite sights and sounds from LeakyCon.

Speakers
MB

Mat Bradley-Tschirgi

Mat Bradley-Tschirgi is the Host and Producer of the Sequelcast family of podcasts: Sequelcast, Video Game Sequelcast, SequelCommentary and Sequelcast Special. When not watching a movie sequel, he enjoys spending time with his wife Evanna, developing iPhone apps and raising two lazy cats and one feisty dog.
TM

Tony Minsent

EIC, Bowtie Cat
Tony Minsent is the creator of local nerd blog, Bowtie Cat, which has been steadily growing over the past 4 years. While more heavily involved with the video game industry, he also takes time to enjoy all manners of nerdery including movies, comics, and tabletop gaming. He is an alumni of house Hufflepuff.
EW

Eric Windsor

Eric Windsor is a freelance writer who serves as Managing Editor for the video game news website On The Level Gaming. When he's not busy playing games or writing about them, he's also the co-host for the weekly video game podcast Gut Check.


Saturday June 29, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Oregon 204

4:00pm

Steampunk and the Potterverse

Explore the common ground between the steampunk creative movement and the world of Harry Potter. Recent books featuring maverick engineers, corseted adventuresses, and dastardly sky pirates are filling bookshop shelves next door to Harry's exploits. Where did they come from and why should you crack their covers? What does steampunk have to offer the Wizarding world (and vice versa)? Share recs for your favorite steampunk novels and steampunked HP fan works.

 


Speakers
SC

Stephen Couchman

Stephen Couchman is the festival director of the Rose City Steampunk Film Festival (steampunkfilmfestival.com) and the principal organizer and sponsor of GEAR Con, Portland's steampunk convention (pdxgearcon.com). Follow @pdxsteampunkff on Twitter for updates about steampunk happenings in and beyond the Pacific Northwest.


Saturday June 29, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
C124

4:00pm

A Very StarKid Event III
Portland’s A Very StarKid Event will feature performances from the entire Very Potter Musical catalog. We are so excited to welcome these incredibly talented (and hilarious) performers back to LeakyCon. 

Speakers
avatar for Clark Baxstresser

Clark Baxstresser

Clark is a singer, pianist, and songwriter living in New York City. Since graduating from the University of Michigan in 2010, he has worked with Team StarKid as a music director, pianist, and composer on two national tours and four stage musicals. He currently writes and performs as part of the Brooklyn-based pop outfit TalkFine.    
avatar for Jaime Lyn Beatty

Jaime Lyn Beatty

Raised in the rough and tumble streets of New York City, Jaime Lyn attended LaGuardia Performing Arts High School and holds her BFA in Acting from the University of Michigan.  She is an original member of Team Starkid, the creative team behind the YouTube sensation A Very Potter Musical. In the past three years, StarKid's five original musicals have garnered over 100 million views on YouTube, a devoted... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Brunsman

Tyler Brunsman

Tyler was seen as Cedric Diggory, Lucius Malfoy and Minerva McGonagall in Starkid's A Very Potter Musical trilogy. Currently residing in New York, Tyler has been seen in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular as well as numerous regional productions around the country. Upcoming in 2013: The Wizard of Oz at North Shore Music Theatre (Beverly, MA), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (New York, NY... Read More →
avatar for Britney Coleman

Britney Coleman

Britney is so excited to be back at LeakyCon this summer! A native of Ann Arbor, MI, she received her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. NY credits include Karen O's Stop The Virgens  and most recently Lyrics and Lyricists at 92Y. Regional credits include Dreamgirls (co-production Fulton Opera House/Maine State Music Theater), Dreamgirls (Marriott Lincolnshire Theater), Into the... Read More →
avatar for Brian Holden

Brian Holden

Brian Holden is very happy to be coming back to LeakyCon!  Leaky has been a constant in his life ever since Team StarKid's inception! A lot has changed since we debuted A Very Potter Sequel. Most recently, Brian has had the opportunity to create a sketch show with The Second City (Airport For Birds) and he's directing the newest StarKid Production, Twisted! So thanks to all the fans who help make these... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Lopez

Lauren Lopez

Lauren Lopez is an actor, singer, dancer and writer who graduated with a degree in theater from the University of Michigan. Lauren now resides in Chicago, IL, where she works with Team StarKid, acts, and doesn't play nearly enough Scrabble. Lauren is a lover of prancing and all things unicorn-related.  She also recently played a small role in Struck by Lightning, written by Chris Colfer. The description for the role was "Hideous... Read More →
avatar for Joey Richter

Joey Richter

Joey Richter will be forever known by Harry Potter fans as Ron in the A Very Potter Musical series by StarKid Productions.  He has since continued to perform with StarKid in Me and My Dick and Starship.  He can be seen in the Disney series Jessie as Officer Petey, a security guard trying to break into acting.  You can see Joey next in the YouTube series School of Thrones and hear him as the voice of Themba in the upcoming movie... Read More →
avatar for Brian Rosenthal

Brian Rosenthal

Brian Rosenthal is an actor/singer currently based in Los Angeles. Regional: Michigan Shakespeare Festival (Julius Caesar, All’s Well That Ends Well), The Peterborough Players (TheTorchbearers, The Foreigner). University of Michigan: Line, Hair, Speech And Debate, Victoria Station, The Diver, etc. Additionally, Brian is a proud company member of Team StarKid (A Very Potter Musical, A Very Potter Sequel, A Very Potter Senior... Read More →
avatar for Dylan Saunders

Dylan Saunders

A San Francisco native who now calls Los Angeles home, Dylan currently appears in the original web series The Clan from Reckless Tortuga Productions. Regional theatre credits include: Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, New Leaf Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, The National Theatre’s Connections Festival, Apostrof Theatre Festival, as well as eight productions as an... Read More →
avatar for Meredith Stepien

Meredith Stepien

Meredith Stepien grew up in Pinckney, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan, where she met her fellow StarKids. After college, she moved to Chicago, where she currently resides. Aside from StarKid productions, she has pursued a life in standup comedy, and she continues to pursue her passion for percussion. She plays music with Nick Gage (composer for Holy Musical Batman) and her band Jim and the Povolos. She loves swimming... Read More →
avatar for Nick Strauss

Nick Strauss

Nick Strauss is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan Theatre School. He is best known as "The Old Snatch" in Me and My Dick and Sirius Black in the A Very Potter Musical series. He loves each and every person that is reading this. He doesn't think you are ready for this jelly.
avatar for Joe Walker

Joe Walker

Joseph Walker lives, acts, and teaches in Chicago, IL. He has worked for StarKid Productions over the last three years as an actor, singer, writer, stagehand, web-designer, airport shuttle, and friend. He is excited to be back at LeakyCon, though he feels a bit sheepish without having a five-hour show to present (see: StarKid at LeakyCon 2012). Very much unlike Peter Pan, Joseph does hope to someday grow up, but in the meantime he plans... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D

4:30pm

Dance Against the Dark Arts for O.W.L. and N.E.W.T. Students

Dance Against the Dark Arts team is excited to offer a full session of choreography. This workshop will consist entirely of fun and challenging routines set to some of your favorite Wrock songs. Anyone is welcome, but the choreography will be geared toward those with an intermediate to advanced background in dance. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move easily. Participants are encouraged to bring water. Observers are also welcome to attend.

 


Speakers
avatar for Maddy Herzog

Maddy Herzog

Dance Against the Dark Arts is made up of Central Ohio natives Madeline Wilson, Alicia Wilson, and Maddy Herzog. They have been performing since they were four, three, and two years old, respectively. Their dance training includes ballet, pointe, tap, modern, lyrical, contemporary, Irish, hip-hop, break dance, swing, stilt-walking, and musicals ranging from Footloose to Oklahoma! Maddy is a high school senior who has performed in shows that... Read More →
avatar for Alicia Wilson

Alicia Wilson

Dance Against the Dark Arts is made up of Central Ohio natives Madeline Wilson, Alicia Wilson, and Maddy Herzog. They have been performing since they were four, three, and two years old, respectively. Alicia is currently a sophomore Dance major. Their dance training includes ballet, pointe, tap, modern, lyrical, contemporary, Irish, hip-hop, break dance, swing, stilt-walking, and musicals ranging from Footloose to Oklahoma!. All three performed... Read More →
avatar for Madeline Wilson

Madeline Wilson

Dance Against the Dark Arts is made up of Central Ohio natives Madeline Wilson, Alicia Wilson, and Maddy Herzog. They have been performing since they were four, three, and two years old, respectively. Madeline double-minored in Dance and Theatre in college. Their dance training includes ballet, pointe, tap, modern, lyrical, contemporary, Irish, hip-hop, break dance, swing, stilt-walking, and musicals ranging from Footloose to Oklahoma!. All three... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 4:30pm - 5:50pm
C125-126

5:00pm

Magical Beasts and The Law

The Harry Potter story lines are replete with magical and not-so-magical animals. These include basilisks, blast-ended skrewts, bowtruckles, cats, centaurs, dragons, flobberworms, gnomes, hippogriffs, phoenix, werewolves, winged horses, and so many more. Some of them are loved and pampered. Others are misused and abused. This presentation will explore the laws of  muggle society applicable to the care, maintenance, and exhibition of animals, and will discuss how those laws would apply to the creatures in the Wizarding world.


Speakers
avatar for Karen Morris

Karen Morris

Karen Morris is a lawyer, judge and law professor. She is the author of Law Made Fun through Harry Potter's Adventures, a book that seeks to teach about law using vignettes from J.K. Rowling's wonderful series. Karen has made presentations on law-related topics at virtually every Harry Potter conference in the last five years. She prides herself on her collection of witch hats, which far surpasses most.


Saturday June 29, 2013 5:00pm - 5:50pm
C120-122

5:00pm

The Fool in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

Today, the word "fool" is used as an insult to intelligence. Historically, the fool has had a rich and varied literary presence, manifesting not only as characters lacking intelligence or common sense, but also as characters of great wit whose jokes may or may not belie the depths of their emotion and intellect. By tracing their lineage back to Shakespearean fools both natural and artificial, we can gain greater insight into the personalities and purposes of modern fools.


Speakers
avatar for Robin Whittle

Robin Whittle

At LeakyCon 2012, Robin collaborated with her best friend, Maggie Brevig, on both a lecture about technology in magical fantasy worlds ("Sufficiently Advanced Technology") and a roundtable discussion of female teenaged action heroes ("Buffy, Korra, and Katniss: Action Girls in the Media"). She is currently working on a masters degree in literature.


Saturday June 29, 2013 5:00pm - 5:50pm
C123

5:00pm

Photo Booth: Tom Lenk and Amber Benson
Our LeakyCon photo booths are FREE. You show up, a group of you pose, we take the picture and upload it to our Facebook after the conference for you to enjoy. 

However, to take part you MUST receive a wristband from one of the sessions where we allocate them; these happen at the Autograph Signing Lottery and Photo Booth Ticket Sessions, listed on the schedule. They are early each morning, so set your alarm! 

Speakers
avatar for Amber Benson

Amber Benson

Amber Benson co-wrote and directed the animated web-series Ghosts of Albion for the BBC along with Christopher Golden. The duo then novelized the series in two books for Random House. Amber's first solo novel, "Death's Daughter," was published by Penguin in 2009 with a children's book for Simon and Schuster called "Among The Ghosts" following later that year. As an actress, Benson spent three seasons as Tara Maclay on the cult hit show Buffy... Read More →
avatar for Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk is a singer, actor, and playwright who is perhaps best recognized as Andrew from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. As his many fans know, this is just a small part of Tom’s career.  His professional theater career has included Grease and Rock of Ages.  His storytelling comedy show Nerdgasm centers on “geeking out” – a favorite pastime for us all.


Saturday June 29, 2013 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Exhibit Hall Photo Booth Area

8:00pm

 
Sunday, June 30
 

8:00am

Autograph Lottery Drawing and Photo Booth Ticket Session

LeakyCon 2013 Signing & Photo Booth Procedures

Hey everyone: this is very important info that applies to every LeakyCon guest! The ONLY way to assure a safe and speedy signing procedure for everyone is below, and we are counting on your participation!

LeakyCon is one of very few conferences that offers autograph sessions at no additional cost; however, registration for LeakyCon does not guarantee you access to any autograph session. In an effort to eliminate waiting time and run the signings at LeakyCon 2013 more efficiently, we have borrowed a procedure from one of the only other conferences to offer free signatures, a large conference you may have heard of called Comic-Con.

Please note the following procedures only pertain to regular guests and most autograph events.  LeakyCon Lit signings are only open to those LeakyCon guests who have registered for Leaky Lit.  Fandom rock signings will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are a RockStar, then you have a special plan in place, and the following only concerns you if you would like to enter the drawing for an additional signing pass.  

Access to all autograph sessions will be granted via drawings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Attendance at this drawing is the only way to assure your spot in the signing, unless you are a RockStar (see above).

Drawing Times:

Friday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 9:30 AM: Team StarKid
  • 12:00 PM: Scarlett Byrne, Devon Murray, Jackie Emerson, Tom Lenk, Ellie Darcey-Alden
  • 2:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 6:00 PM:  Anthony Rapp, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Julia Albain

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 1:00 PM Devon Murray
  • 2:00 PM Ellie Darcey-Alden

Saturday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Jackie Emerson
  • 12:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 1:00 PM: Devon Murray, Scarlett Byrne, Ellie Darcey-Alden, Curt Mega, Dominic Barnes, Titus Makin
  • 2:00 PM: Tom Lenk, Amber Benson, Anthony Rapp

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 12:00 PM Scarlett Byrne
  • 1:00 PM Jackie Emerson
  • 2:00 PM Tom Lenk & Amber Benson


Sunday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Team StarKid

So here’s how it works:

Drawing Procedure

  1. Please line up in the Exhibit Hall at the time listed above to enter the drawing for the signing pass you wish to have.  There will be multiple lines, each marked with the pass you may obtain.
  2. There will be a volunteer at the front of each line with a mystery bag of passes.
  3. When you reach the front of the line you will pull a pass out of the bag.
  4. You will either pull a winning or a non-winning pass.
  5. If you pull a winning pass, then you have gained access to that signing and should reconvene at the Exhibition Hall at the time of the signing.
  6. If you pull a non-winning pass, then put it back in the bag. You have not gained access to that signing and should try again the next day or you may return to the end of the line if you wish.

There will be enough passes in the bag to help assure that all of the signings are full and that no one waits in line unnecessarily.

All of the drawings for the day’s signings and photo booths will take place at the same time. When you arrive for the drawing, you should choose the signing session you are most interested in and stand that line first. Once you have drawn a pass for that signing, you may stand in the other line, if you like. (For example, On Friday you could head to the Team StarKid line, draw a pass, and then join the HP Actors line for a chance at that signing.) This should be a very fast process so please don’t worry about not getting on the line you want!

Ok, so you have your pass... what next?

Signing Procedure

  1. If you won a pass at the morning lottery, please line up at the signing room at the allotted signing time. There is no need to line up early. Everyone who receives a pass will be granted access to the appropriate signing.  However, it is recommended that you line up closer to the beginning of the signing rather than closer to the end.  The signing will end at its appointed time, and we need to move things along - we know you’re ready to go to your next bit of programming, so we don’t want to hold you up!
  2. You may only have one item signed at each signing. You may not bring in items from your friends who didn’t get passes. One person - one item. This is the only way we can get things going with the speed they need to be respectful to everyone.
  3. After you get your items signed, please leave the signing area promptly.
  4. You may not take photographs or videos of yourself with our special guests, or engage in any other activity that will hold up the lines. If you do so, then your pass may be revoked.

Please remember that there will be a lot of LeakyCon guests at each signing. Respect your fellow fans - they are just as excited as you are!

We want to allow as many guests to attend each signing as possible, but in order to do so, we need your help. We need your patience, your calm, and your awesome attitude. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

Our signing procedure is adapted from the one used at Comic-Con, of which we at LeakyCon are big fans. If they can get through that many people fairly, we can work together to make it happen, too!


Sunday June 30, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

9:00am

LeakyCon Book Club: Will Grayson, Will Grayson
LeakyCon Book Club Reads: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Have you been meaning to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan?  Do you just love it with all of your being?  Either way please come join a discussion on the novel.  Please note this will not be spoiler free, so it is suggested you read the book before joining us.

Speakers
avatar for Krista Domin

Krista Domin

Krista Domin is a Ravenclaw, thanks to Pottermore.  She has presented at Leaky in 2011 and 2012.  Krista is a graduate of UCF and holds an MA in Education and English.  Harry Potter kept her sane through grad school.  When not reading or researching she enjoys all crafts, but she focuses on sewing and knitting.  


Sunday June 30, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am
C124

10:00am

The Giant Team StarKid Panel
How about a little more StarKid before you head home?  You'd like that?  Alright then - join the StarKid team as they share what they've been up to this year and what amazing things they have in store next.

Sunday June 30, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D

10:00am

Quidditch Open Play
Sunday June 30, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
Quidditch - Exhibit Hall C

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Open
Get your merch, relax in the LeakyLounge, check out our signing area and the Quidditch pitch, meet up witih your friends, and in general get ready for a weekend of awesome!  Exhibitors include:
  • Evie Tees
  • Midnight House Elves
  • Sock Dreams
  • Amery Studios
  • GeekBadge
  • LeakyCon
  • The Basket Tree
  • Skahfee Studios
  • Eve Believes
  • Royal House of Whimsy
  • GeekStar Costuming
  • Smithology: The Art of Handcrafted
  • Northwest Press
  • Mud In My Blood
  • Hungarian Wand Shop
  • Kiss Products, Inc.
  • Poison Threads
  • DFTBA
  • Iguana Comics
  • Portland Browncoats
  • The Whomping Willows
  • House of Wormwood and Mosshollow
  • Costume Avenue
  • The Ministry of Magic
  • Tonks & the Aurors
  • The Consulting Fangirl
  • Tassels and Treasure
  • Twyst & Tangle Wireworks
  • The HP Alliance
  • Casey Robin Studios
  • Android Sheep
  • IQA: International Quidditch Association
  • Team StarKid
  • Envy.   This.   Stuff
  • Whimsic Alley
  • Harry and the Potters
  • Finding Hogwarts
  • MuggleNet
  • Portland Geek Council
  • Oxfam America
  • Shelterbox
  • NaNoWriMo
  • PETA2
  • Uprise Book Project
  • SMYRC

Sunday June 30, 2013 10:00am - 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall C

11:00am

Autographs: Team StarKid
Please remember that autographs are not guaranteed as part of your LeakyCon experience; this is how we make sure you don't have to pay for them! The following rules apply to all autograph sessions besides Lit:
 

LeakyCon 2013 Signing & Photo Booth Procedures

Hey everyone: this is very important info that applies to every LeakyCon guest! The ONLY way to assure a safe and speedy signing procedure for everyone is below, and we are counting on your participation!

LeakyCon is one of very few conferences that offers autograph sessions at no additional cost; however, registration for LeakyCon does not guarantee you access to any autograph session. In an effort to eliminate waiting time and run the signings at LeakyCon 2013 more efficiently, we have borrowed a procedure from one of the only other conferences to offer free signatures, a large conference you may have heard of called Comic-Con.

Please note the following procedures only pertain to regular guests and most autograph events.  LeakyCon Lit signings are only open to those LeakyCon guests who have registered for Leaky Lit.  Fandom rock signings will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are a RockStar, then you have a special plan in place, and the following only concerns you if you would like to enter the drawing for an additional signing pass.  

Access to all autograph sessions will be granted via drawings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Attendance at this drawing is the only way to assure your spot in the signing, unless you are a RockStar (see above).

Drawing Times:

Friday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 9:30 AM: Team StarKid
  • 12:00 PM: Scarlett Byrne, Devon Murray, Jackie Emerson, Tom Lenk, Ellie Darcey-Alden
  • 2:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 6:00 PM:  Anthony Rapp, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Julia Albain

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 1:00 PM Devon Murray
  • 2:00 PM Ellie Darcey-Alden

Saturday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Jackie Emerson
  • 12:00 PM: Lizzie Bennet Cast & Crew
  • 1:00 PM: Devon Murray, Scarlett Byrne, Ellie Darcey-Alden, Curt Mega, Dominic Barnes, Titus Makin
  • 2:00 PM: Tom Lenk, Amber Benson, Anthony Rapp

You may also pick up a pass for the following photo booth opportunities:

  • 12:00 PM Scarlett Byrne
  • 1:00 PM Jackie Emerson
  • 2:00 PM Tom Lenk & Amber Benson


Sunday at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:00 AM: Team StarKid

So here’s how it works:

Drawing Procedure

  1. Please line up in the Exhibit Hall at the time listed above to enter the drawing for the signing pass you wish to have.  There will be multiple lines, each marked with the pass you may obtain.
  2. There will be a volunteer at the front of each line with a mystery bag of passes.
  3. When you reach the front of the line you will pull a pass out of the bag.
  4. You will either pull a winning or a non-winning pass.
  5. If you pull a winning pass, then you have gained access to that signing and should reconvene at the Exhibition Hall at the time of the signing.
  6. If you pull a non-winning pass, then put it back in the bag. You have not gained access to that signing and should try again the next day or you may return to the end of the line if you wish.

There will be enough passes in the bag to help assure that all of the signings are full and that no one waits in line unnecessarily.

All of the drawings for the day’s signings and photo booths will take place at the same time. When you arrive for the drawing, you should choose the signing session you are most interested in and stand that line first. Once you have drawn a pass for that signing, you may stand in the other line, if you like. (For example, On Friday you could head to the Team StarKid line, draw a pass, and then join the HP Actors line for a chance at that signing.) This should be a very fast process so please don’t worry about not getting on the line you want!

Ok, so you have your pass... what next?

Signing Procedure

  1. If you won a pass at the morning lottery, please line up at the signing room at the allotted signing time. There is no need to line up early. Everyone who receives a pass will be granted access to the appropriate signing.  However, it is recommended that you line up closer to the beginning of the signing rather than closer to the end.  The signing will end at its appointed time, and we need to move things along - we know you’re ready to go to your next bit of programming, so we don’t want to hold you up!
  2. You may only have one item signed at each signing. You may not bring in items from your friends who didn’t get passes. One person - one item. This is the only way we can get things going with the speed they need to be respectful to everyone.
  3. After you get your items signed, please leave the signing area promptly.
  4. You may not take photographs or videos of yourself with our special guests, or engage in any other activity that will hold up the lines. If you do so, then your pass may be revoked.

Please remember that there will be a lot of LeakyCon guests at each signing. Respect your fellow fans - they are just as excited as you are!

We want to allow as many guests to attend each signing as possible, but in order to do so, we need your help. We need your patience, your calm, and your awesome attitude. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

Our signing procedure is adapted from the one used at Comic-Con, of which we at LeakyCon are big fans. If they can get through that many people fairly, we can work together to make it happen, too!

 

Speakers
avatar for Clark Baxstresser

Clark Baxstresser

Clark is a singer, pianist, and songwriter living in New York City. Since graduating from the University of Michigan in 2010, he has worked with Team StarKid as a music director, pianist, and composer on two national tours and four stage musicals. He currently writes and performs as part of the Brooklyn-based pop outfit TalkFine.    
avatar for Jaime Lyn Beatty

Jaime Lyn Beatty

Raised in the rough and tumble streets of New York City, Jaime Lyn attended LaGuardia Performing Arts High School and holds her BFA in Acting from the University of Michigan.  She is an original member of Team Starkid, the creative team behind the YouTube sensation A Very Potter Musical. In the past three years, StarKid's five original musicals have garnered over 100 million views on YouTube, a devoted... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Brunsman

Tyler Brunsman

Tyler was seen as Cedric Diggory, Lucius Malfoy and Minerva McGonagall in Starkid's A Very Potter Musical trilogy. Currently residing in New York, Tyler has been seen in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular as well as numerous regional productions around the country. Upcoming in 2013: The Wizard of Oz at North Shore Music Theatre (Beverly, MA), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (New York, NY... Read More →
avatar for Britney Coleman

Britney Coleman

Britney is so excited to be back at LeakyCon this summer! A native of Ann Arbor, MI, she received her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. NY credits include Karen O's Stop The Virgens  and most recently Lyrics and Lyricists at 92Y. Regional credits include Dreamgirls (co-production Fulton Opera House/Maine State Music Theater), Dreamgirls (Marriott Lincolnshire Theater), Into the... Read More →
avatar for Brian Holden

Brian Holden

Brian Holden is very happy to be coming back to LeakyCon!  Leaky has been a constant in his life ever since Team StarKid's inception! A lot has changed since we debuted A Very Potter Sequel. Most recently, Brian has had the opportunity to create a sketch show with The Second City (Airport For Birds) and he's directing the newest StarKid Production, Twisted! So thanks to all the fans who help make these... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Lopez

Lauren Lopez

Lauren Lopez is an actor, singer, dancer and writer who graduated with a degree in theater from the University of Michigan. Lauren now resides in Chicago, IL, where she works with Team StarKid, acts, and doesn't play nearly enough Scrabble. Lauren is a lover of prancing and all things unicorn-related.  She also recently played a small role in Struck by Lightning, written by Chris Colfer. The description for the role was "Hideous... Read More →
avatar for Joe Moses

Joe Moses

Joe Moses first rose to Internet stardom portraying Severus Snape in StarKid Production's A Very Potter Musical. He is the creator of the viral sensations The Potion Master's Corner and The Joe Moses One-Man Showses (JMOMS). Since its original run in August of 2011, the ever-changing JMOMS has sold out theaters in NYC and across the country. Joe stays connected to his fans and releases new content using social media sites, where he... Read More →
avatar for Joey Richter

Joey Richter

Joey Richter will be forever known by Harry Potter fans as Ron in the A Very Potter Musical series by StarKid Productions.  He has since continued to perform with StarKid in Me and My Dick and Starship.  He can be seen in the Disney series Jessie as Officer Petey, a security guard trying to break into acting.  You can see Joey next in the YouTube series School of Thrones and hear him as the voice of Themba in the upcoming movie... Read More →
avatar for Brian Rosenthal

Brian Rosenthal

Brian Rosenthal is an actor/singer currently based in Los Angeles. Regional: Michigan Shakespeare Festival (Julius Caesar, All’s Well That Ends Well), The Peterborough Players (TheTorchbearers, The Foreigner). University of Michigan: Line, Hair, Speech And Debate, Victoria Station, The Diver, etc. Additionally, Brian is a proud company member of Team StarKid (A Very Potter Musical, A Very Potter Sequel, A Very Potter Senior... Read More →
avatar for Dylan Saunders

Dylan Saunders

A San Francisco native who now calls Los Angeles home, Dylan currently appears in the original web series The Clan from Reckless Tortuga Productions. Regional theatre credits include: Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, New Leaf Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, The National Theatre’s Connections Festival, Apostrof Theatre Festival, as well as eight productions as an... Read More →
avatar for Meredith Stepien

Meredith Stepien

Meredith Stepien grew up in Pinckney, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan, where she met her fellow StarKids. After college, she moved to Chicago, where she currently resides. Aside from StarKid productions, she has pursued a life in standup comedy, and she continues to pursue her passion for percussion. She plays music with Nick Gage (composer for Holy Musical Batman) and her band Jim and the Povolos. She loves swimming... Read More →
avatar for Nick Strauss

Nick Strauss

Nick Strauss is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan Theatre School. He is best known as "The Old Snatch" in Me and My Dick and Sirius Black in the A Very Potter Musical series. He loves each and every person that is reading this. He doesn't think you are ready for this jelly.
avatar for Joe Walker

Joe Walker

Joseph Walker lives, acts, and teaches in Chicago, IL. He has worked for StarKid Productions over the last three years as an actor, singer, writer, stagehand, web-designer, airport shuttle, and friend. He is excited to be back at LeakyCon, though he feels a bit sheepish without having a five-hour show to present (see: StarKid at LeakyCon 2012). Very much unlike Peter Pan, Joseph does hope to someday grow up, but in the meantime he plans... Read More →


Sunday June 30, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Autograph area - Exhibit Hall C

11:00am

A Surprise Sing-along
We're not sure we can tell you what this one is before we get there!

Moderators
avatar for Kristina Horner

Kristina Horner

Kristina is a Harry Potter fan, a geek culture enthusiast, and a creator. When she's not enveloping herself in the latest books, tv shows and games, she makes YouTube videos, produces and acts in her web series Job Hunters, and makes daily videos playing console games and board games with her friends for their project Team Hypercube. Kristina is excited about pretty much everything and loves documenting her every adventure.

Speakers

Sunday June 30, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Oregon 202/203

11:00am

The NaNoWRiMo Show

The NaNoWriMo crew is here to give you tips on how to get through 30 days and 50,000 words without eating your computer.


Sunday June 30, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Portland 256/257/258

11:00am

Apex Screening and Panel
The cast and creators of Apex will discuss the film and the stories behind making this independent project. Apex deals with a group of lifelong friends who find themselves quarantined in California. Information is scarce; supplies even more so, and while their relationships slowly devolve into past struggles, something far more sinister lurks beyond their luxurious duplex apartment… and inside of them.

Speakers
BA

Brent Antonello

Brent Antonello is a native of Fort Lauderdale, FL, who currently resides in Los Angeles. In 2010, he had the opportunity to work with Derek and Cory on a short film in South Florida. In 2012, he reconnected with Derek and Cory during the early development stages of Apex. He's proud to be a part of this project and grateful to have worked with all of the incredible people involved.
CB

Charlie Barnett

Charlie Barnett stars as Peter Mills, a young new academy graduate who follows a long line of multi-generational firefighters, in NBC's drama Chicago Fire. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he began performing in his hometown of Sarasota, Florida, at the age of seven in opera and musical theatre productions. On the big screen, Barnett has a supporting role in Men in Black 3 with Will Smith and Josh Brolin. Other features include Gayby... Read More →
CB

Cory Braun

Cory Braun is a director currently living in Los Angeles, California. He co-created Apex with Yuri Sardarov and Derek Weissbein. This is their second collaboration together, after the 2011 short film Agoraphobia at 2530 Brian Dr. He hopes you enjoy Apex as much as everyone enjoyed making it.
avatar for Devin Lytle

Devin Lytle

Devin Lytle is an actress currently living in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011 with a BFA in Acting, and she now spends her time auditioning, shooting zombie sequences for Apex, and creating her own YouTube series, Post Grad. Tune in on her channel to see the hijinks of life after academia unfold. Spoiler alert: making bodily noises in public is only funny in theater school.
avatar for Yuri Sardarov

Yuri Sardarov

Yuri Sardarov is an actor based out of Los Angeles. He is currently working on long days at the beach in preparation for the second season shoot of NBC's Chicago Fire. He's thrilled that the journey has come full circle and that Apex is premiering at LeakyCon 2013, and he's thankful for the friendships that made it possible.
DW

Derek Weissbein

Derek Weissbein graduated from the University of Miami alongside his friend and frequent collaborator Cory Braun. With one screenplay to his name, Derek moved to New York to pursue a career in screenwriting and producing. Within his first year, he wrote two more features and co-produced his friend’s directorial debut, Americano, which has garnered some indie festival acclaim. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles, where he currently resides... Read More →


Sunday June 30, 2013 11:00am - 12:50pm
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D

12:00pm

Dr. Horrible Sing-A-Long
Calling all Joss Whedon fans! Here’s your chance to watch Dr. Horrible with a roomful of other fans. Sing along, shout out lines, and discover you’re not the only one who has this awesome web series memorized!

Sunday June 30, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Oregon 202/203

1:00pm

Video Games with Anthony Rapp
Sure, you know him from Rent. Did you know that Anthony Rapp is a video game aficionado who could give you a lecture on the five best video games of the year, the ten best storylines, the best shooters, the worst shooters, why the Bethesda games combat mode is undesirable, why Portal is 100 percent perfect? We've got a Playstation 3, a video game nerd, and an hour to kill. Join Anthony as he walks you through one of his favorites. (If Melissa Anelli comes by you might see a lot of co-op failing at Portal, and their always ensuing rage.) (Game TBA!)

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Rapp

Anthony Rapp

While best known for originating the character of Mark Cohen (off-screen and on) in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, Anthony is also a writer, musician, activist, humanitarian and director. Anthony made his Broadway debut in 1981 in a musical based on The Little Prince. Since then he has also created memorable roles Adventures in Babysitting, Dazed and Confused, A Beautiful Mind, Six Degrees of Separation (stage and film), and more. He... Read More →


Sunday June 30, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Oregon 202/203

2:00pm

The Last PotterCast / Portland Closing
The final event of LeakyCon, and the last full PotterCast. Join John, Frak, and Melissa, as they talk about the memories of the weekend, and bring on special guests for tomfoolery, game playing, and reminiscing. 

You never know who is going to show up on PotterCast, so be sure to be there! 

Speakers
FF

Frankie Franco

Frankie Franco III (more commonly known on PotterCast as “Frak”) is from Southern California, earned his BFA in Illustration from California State University Fullerton, and is of the House of the noble and distinguished Rowena Ravenclaw. When he is not obsessing over Potter, Frak works as a freelance illustrator and a high school substitute teacher. In his free time, he draws, draws, and sometimes draws. Frak was honored to join the... Read More →
JN

John Noe

Director, Awesome Guy Productions
John Noe likes to do awesome things. He has been involved with the Harry Potter fandom for 12 years now, and helps keep bar at the Leaky Cauldron as well as hosting the wizarding world's most awesome radio show, PotterCast. John is also the Producer of Finding Hogwarts, a documentary about the Harry Potter fandom. The Potter character John Dawlish was given his first name by J.K. Rowling in his honor, and he would like to remind you of that... Read More →


Sunday June 30, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Mainstage - Exhibit Hall D