Here’s What’s Happening at LeakyCon Boston
LeakyCon Boston is only a few weeks away, and the programming schedule is finally here! LeakyCon is a great time for the Harry Potter fandom to get together and discuss the latest wizarding world news.
LeakyCon Boston will take place October 11 through 13 at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center. You can nab your tickets to the convention and check out the full programming schedule on the LeakyCon website. Here are a few highlights from the schedule:
Decreasing World Suck: Fan Activism Across the Globe
Sure, you already know about fan activism organizations like the Harry Potter Alliance and Nerdfighteria here in the United States, but how much do you know about fan activism in other countries? Come hear about Pottermania in China, KPop influences on Latin American youth, Twitter activism in South Africa and other instances in which fans transform storyworld elements into real-time ethical and social change.
The LeakyCon 2019 Gender-Expansive Meetup!
“We’re all human aren’t we?” Kingsley Shacklebolt said it best. If having to choose between “M or F” on some form makes you cringe, we have just the meetup for you. Those who identify as agender, intersex, genderfluid, non-binary or any variation under the gender non-conforming umbrella will enjoy our gender-expansive meetup. Meet other LeakyCon attendees, share personal and fandom stories, and make friends to last a lifetime.
Time Travel in the Wizarding World: The When, the How, the Why, and the When
Time-Turners. They pop in the Harry Potter universe as confusing plot devices, but their secret is that they are part of a much larger tradition of time travel in fiction. How do Rowling’s Time[-]Turner’s [sic] work? Are there consistent rules? Why can’t Harry just use one to go back in time and kill baby Voldemort? We’ll cover all that and more. Just remember, if someone offers you the chance to travel through time, don’t do it!
Swish and Clip: Our Favorite Scenes That Did Not Make the Final Cut
The cuts throughout the Harry Potter films have sparked a lot of discussion and controversy throughout the fandom. In this panel, we’ll discuss some of the most[-]talked[-]about cuts, why they may have been cut, why the films are better for some cuts, and scenes that were filmed but didn’t make the final cut. Come ready to share your opinions!
Ridiculous Harry Potter Fan Theories That Ended Up Being True
We talk a lot about all of the fan theories that were wrong…but what about the ones that were right? Ren Hen’s soul splitting theory haunts us to this day, Snape loving Lily sounded like bad fanfic [sic], and who could forget John Noe’s infamous Mr. Blood? Join us while we discuss the shock of finding out who got it right, and if you remember any others, we’d love to discuss!
We’ll see you in October, LeakyCon!