Changes Announced for LeakyCon!
This year’s LeakyCon has only just finished – and I’m sure many of you are still recovering – but we’re already looking ahead to next year’s convention. As this year’s LeakyCon came to a close on Sunday, the organizers announced some changes for next year’s LeakyCon at the closing ceremony. From next year, LeakyCon as we know it will be renamed “GeekyCon”! But fear not because LeakyCon will still exist as a smaller, Harry Potter-focused convention.
Mischief Management, who currently manage LeakyCon, will now manage TWO conventions: GeekyCon, which will cater to all geeky tastes, AND LeakyCon, which will return to its roots as a smaller, Harry Potter-based convention:
Mischief Management will return LeakyCon to its roots as a smaller, Harry Potter-only event held in different locations around the world. LeakyCon 2015 is being planned for the second half of the year with dates and location to be announced in the coming months.
GeekyCon will take place in Orlando next year, from July 30–August 2, 2015. The event will run in the same way as this year’s LeakyCon. From the press release:
Geeks around the world will now have their very own annual convention as LeakyCon, the leading sci-fi/fantasy film, television and book convention, [which] rebranded itself as ‘GeekyCon’ during at the close of its 2014 [ceremonies] in Orlando. The 2015 [convention], now called GeekyCon, will return to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando July 30-Aug. 2 with advance tickets going on sale Aug. 9.
Melissa Anelli, co-executive director, says,
GeekyCon will continue in the tradition of LeakyCon and be a celebration of fandom. GeekyCon brings notable guests and compelling programming together with fans to create a positive and uplifting environment where attendees can enjoy themselves and each other.
Check out the full press release below and find out more on the new website!
What do you think of the changes? Are you looking forward to the two events being separated? Will you go to GeekyCon next year? Let us know your thoughts!