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Thursday, August 8
 

5:00pm UTC

Welcome Ceremony
Every year we open LeakyCon in our own crazed wizardly way. London will be no exception!

Thursday August 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm UTC
Grand Ballroom

8:00pm UTC

Rock Concert I
LeakyCon rock concerts are always epic - don't miss this one! Featuring:
Hank Green
Alex Carpenter
Solitary Snape
Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons
Siriusly Hazza P

Speakers
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 Bri... Read More →
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Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons

Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons was born one dark and stormy November's eve in 2005 when Amy Snow penned her first wizard rock song 'Frozen.' Since then the Irish-born singer song writer has played shows in the USA, UK, Ireland and Sweden and released three albums. Her... 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... Read More →
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Siriously Hazza P

Siriusly Hazza P bring you wizard rock with a vintage twist! Jazz inspired harmonies and lots of sparkle make up this British duo's act.
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Solitary Snape

Solitary Snape is a Wizard Rock Act hailing from the home of Ikea. A swedish newspaper once described them as Wizard Rock's answer to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. We can only assume they only stuck around for one song.


Thursday August 8, 2013 8:00pm - 11:30pm UTC
Grand Ballroom
 
Friday, August 9
 

9:00am UTC

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
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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.

Friday August 9, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am UTC
Grand Ballroom

10:00am UTC

Nerdfighters
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... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:20am UTC
Grand Ballroom

11:30am UTC

Harry Potter Actor Panel I!
It's time to hear from our Harry Potter actors! All the Hogwarts students have been hard at work at other things since leaving the Harry Potter sets behind - and if you think these are all the same kids that you saw at the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, boy are you in for a surprise. Today we welcome Alfie Enoch as a first-time LeakyCon-goer, and we welcome back our friens Evanna, Arthur, Benedict, Ellie, Helena, Rohan, Ryan and Will. We can't wait to hear about what they have been working on. Come and learn how you can support these gifted actors as their careers grow right along with them. 

Speakers
avatar for Benedict Clarke

Benedict Clarke

Benedict Clarke is an actor from London, England. His first professional acting role was young Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.  Since, he has starred in Awkward Façades and the short film In the Wake of Sirens.
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... Read More →
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Alfie Enoch

Alfie played Dean Thomas throughout the Harry Potter films. He recently appeared in the TV series Broadchurch and in the National Theatre’s productions of Timon of Athens and Antigone. The Greenwich Theatre is currently putting on an Alfie’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts... Read More →
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Rohan Gotobed

Rohan received a high merit for his LAMDA Grade 3. Rohan has just started at Grammar School and has become involved in a wide range of clubs: Boy Scouts, drama club, Historical Society, chemistry, book club, sailing, football, astronomy, magic and geography. He is a Year 8 elected... Read More →
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Robbie Jarvis

Robbie Jarvis played young James Potter in the movie adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He has also appeared in the Nickelodeon show Genie In The House and did vocal work for The History Boys. He has also guest starred in episodes of Waking the Dead for... Read More →
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Evanna Lynch

Evanna is best known and well loved for her portrayal of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter movies.  But she hasn't been chasing nargles since the movies wrapped.  She has been busy filming independant films such as Apex and the TV series Sinbad.  Her latest movie GBF premiered... Read More →
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Ryan Turner

Ryan Turner portrayed Hugo Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Ryan's film career includes Love Me Still in which he played Bobby Junior. Ryan has been modelling since he was 5 and has also appeared in multiple ads. Ryan is a fan of football and supports Manchester... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:50pm UTC
Grand Ballroom

1:00pm UTC

Mina Lima: Making the 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... 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... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:20pm UTC
Grand Ballroom

2:30pm UTC

Team Starkid Panel!
Their performance is tomorrow, but they are here today to answer all of your questions! So prepare your arms for your best Hermione impression and get ready for some answers!

Members Team Starkid Participating: 
Clark Baxtresser
Jaime Lyn Beatty
Brian Holden
Lauren Lopez
Joey Richter
Dylan Saunders
Meredith Stepien
Joe Walker
 

Speakers
avatar for Clark Baxtresser

Clark Baxtresser

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2013 2:30pm - 3:20pm UTC
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm UTC

LeakyStars London!
Cheer on the finalists as they compete to become the first LeakyStars London winner.  This is a true celebration of the amazing talent found in fandom. Our judges will be ... The finalists are truly inspiring and talented.  Don't miss it!

Friday August 9, 2013 3:30pm - 4:50pm UTC
Grand Ballroom

8:00pm UTC

Rock Concert II
Another night of rock!  Featured:
Harry and the Potters
The Whomping Willows
Lauren Fairweather
Blibbering Humdingers
RiddleTM

Speakers
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... Read More →
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The Blibbering Humdingers

These mischievous masters of musical hi-jinx will wizard-rock the tea towel right off of your house elf. (eww)  Hailing from Cary, NC, Scott & Kirsten have been singing celtic, folk, and medieval music together since 1992 and formed the Blibbering Humdingers in 2007. They sing... 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... Read More →
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Riddle TM

Hailing from rural Oxfordshire, England, RiddleTM are a twin-sister band who try to capture the essence of the Harry Potter books in their music. Victoria is the lead singer, Georgia plays the guitar and keyboard, and like all good Slytherins they are ready to make you cry with... Read More →
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The Whomping Willows

After being chosen Heir to the Wizard Rock Throne by Wizrocklopedia in 2006, The Whomping Willows was appointed Master of Coin and has since been plotting to overthrow Harry and the Potters and steal their tour van.


Friday August 9, 2013 8:00pm - 11:30pm UTC
Grand Ballroom
 
Saturday, August 10
 

10:00am UTC

Potter Movie Mega Panel!
It's time to bring our Harry Potter actors together to share their film experiences and what it has meant to their lives now that the films are far behind us. We'll catch up with their new projects and see what amazing things they are planning. Then it's all you: we'll have the mic open for an extended Q&A with all these very special guests.

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... Read More →
avatar for Benedict Clarke

Benedict Clarke

Benedict Clarke is an actor from London, England. His first professional acting role was young Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.  Since, he has starred in Awkward Façades and the short film In the Wake of Sirens.
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... Read More →
avatar for Rohan Gotobed

Rohan Gotobed

Rohan received a high merit for his LAMDA Grade 3. Rohan has just started at Grammar School and has become involved in a wide range of clubs: Boy Scouts, drama club, Historical Society, chemistry, book club, sailing, football, astronomy, magic and geography. He is a Year 8 elected... Read More →
avatar for Robbie Jarvis

Robbie Jarvis

Robbie Jarvis played young James Potter in the movie adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He has also appeared in the Nickelodeon show Genie In The House and did vocal work for The History Boys. He has also guest starred in episodes of Waking the Dead for... Read More →
avatar for Evanna Lynch

Evanna Lynch

Evanna is best known and well loved for her portrayal of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter movies.  But she hasn't been chasing nargles since the movies wrapped.  She has been busy filming independant films such as Apex and the TV series Sinbad.  Her latest movie GBF premiered... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Rankin

Christopher Rankin

Christopher Rankin is best known for his portrayal of Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter movies.  In addition to film and television, Chris is a veteran of the London stage.  He helped found Painted Horse, a touring theatre company and acts in many of their productions. He is happy... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Turner

Ryan Turner

Ryan Turner portrayed Hugo Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Ryan's film career includes Love Me Still in which he played Bobby Junior. Ryan has been modelling since he was 5 and has also appeared in multiple ads. Ryan is a fan of football and supports Manchester... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am UTC
Grand Ballroom

11:00am UTC

Who Has it Worse?
TV presenter and author Dawn O’Porter has written the ultimate novel for teenage girls. Best-selling author James Dawson has written the ultimate puberty guide for teenage boys. Together they debate who has it worse in a frank, funny and freewheeling chat.

(Please note, this Lit event is open to the entire conference!)

Speakers
avatar for James Dawson

James Dawson

James Dawson is the award-nominated author of dark teen thrillers Hollow Pike and Cruel Summer. He grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who.  He later turned his talent to journalism, interviewing luminaries such as Steps and Atomic Kitten before writing... Read More →
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Dawn O'Porter

Dawn O'Porter is a broadcast and print journalist who lives in London with her husband, Chris O'Dowd, cat Lilu and dog Potato. She has mande documentaries about all sorts of things, including polygamy, childbirth, geishas, body image, breast cancer, and even the movie Dirty Dancing... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:20pm UTC
Grand Ballroom

3:00pm UTC

A Very StarKid Event - London Edition
A Very StarKid Event - London edition 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!

Please note this will take the format of the APOCALYPTOUR and SPACE Tour in terms of the venue: the Grand Hall will not be all seats but arranged with standing room and scattered tables. Like a club!

Speakers
avatar for Clark Baxtresser

Clark Baxtresser

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... Read More →
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2013 3:00pm - 4:50pm UTC
Grand Ballroom

8:00pm UTC

Esther Earl Rocking Charity Ball
Saturday August 10, 2013 8:00pm - 11:50pm UTC
Grand Ballroom