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Friday 9 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
8:30 AM
8:30 AM CDT - 6:00 PM CDT | 9 hours 30 minutes

Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Saturday - 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Welcome to LeakyCon 2019 Dallas! Upon arrival, please visit Attendee Check-In with a printed copy of your LeakyCon ticket. We will scan your ticket and exchange it for a convention badge, which must be worn at all times during the event.If you received your badge in the mail, you do not need to have your ticket scanned and may continue directly to programming or the Leaky...

9:00 AM
9:00 AM CDT - 10:00 AM CDT | 1 hour

Friday - 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Marauder Preview) Friday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The LeakyCon Marketplace is the hub of the convention where you'll find artists, vendors, and craftspeople showcasing everything from apparel and jewelry to toys, art, and books. Plus don't forget to buy tickets to autograph and photograph sessions. Stop by the official LeakyCon store for a selection of official convention merchandise, includin...

10:00 AM
10:00 AM CDT - 6:00 PM CDT | 8 hours
Crafts

Instructions and materials will be available during Marketplace hours. Materials will be replenished throughout the day while supplies last.Friday Craft: House TiesDesign your own tie and show the world which house you're in.

10:00 AM CDT - 6:00 PM CDT | 8 hours

Friday - 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Marauder Preview) Friday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The LeakyCon Marketplace is the hub of the convention where you'll find artists, vendors, and craftspeople showcasing everything from apparel and jewelry to toys, art, and books. Plus don't forget to buy tickets to autograph and photograph sessions. Stop by the official LeakyCon store for a selection of official convention merchandise, includin...

10:15 AM
10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Do you outline before you start writing or do you just go where the story takes you? If you've ever wondered how authors manage to take the ideas in their heads and turn them into actual books that you can hold in your hands, this is the panel for you.

10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
The Four Houses

Gryffindors, unite! Come share your brave adventures and meet your fellow lions.

10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
The Four Houses

Badgers, unite! Come find loyal friends and discuss how best to sneak into the Hogwarts kitchens.

AJ Solomon

Participant
10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
The Four Houses

Slytherins, unite! Come share your ambitious tales with your housemates, discuss your favorite Slytherins in the Wizarding World, and discover new ways to represent the best Hogwarts House with pride.

Brian Acunis

Participant

Emily Hahn

Participant
10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
The Four Houses

Ravenclaws, come share your intelligence, wit, and wisdom with your housemates!

11:30 AM
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)ASL Interpretation Provided

2018 saw movies premiere based on The Hate U Give, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and Dumplin' and now we're gearing up for the 2019 premiere of Let It Snow on Netflix. Authors Angie Thomas, Becky Albertalli, Julie Murphy, and Maureen Johnson will discuss what it's been like to watch their books be adapted and reach wider audiences than ever before.

11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Muggle WorldFandom

Many of us came to the Harry Potter series as tweens and teens, but what about those who joined the ranks of Potterheads much later in life? What took us so long, what were our impressions of the fandom, and what was it like to be surrounded by superfans scrutinizing our every impression as we made our way through the series? Join Natasha & RoShawn from Unspoiled! Podcast and Mark Oshiro from Mark Does Stuff as they discuss the experience of being adult first-time rea...

11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Character Study

The Weasley family is treasured by many who love Harry Potter. From their funniest pranks to their darkest moments, we cherish how they care for Harry and many other characters in the wizarding world. This will be an opportunity for fans to discuss the Weasley moments that touched their hearts and opened our minds. We will discuss Ron’s role in the trio, Molly’s position as a matriarch, the twins' incredible humor, Ginny’s fierce bravery, and more. People can come with questions and gi...

11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Fandom

Is this your first LeakyCon? Do you want to make sure you're getting the most out of your weekend? Come listen to a panel of veteran LeakyCon attendees share their experiences, tips, and insight on making this weekend a magical one you won't forget!

Kevin R.

Participant

Brian Acunis

Participant

Ally Haley

Participant
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Wider Wizarding World

The Ministry of Magic is often vilified, and rightfully so. Yet, many of their services have the potential to make life in the Wizarding World better, especially at Hogwarts. While a Hogwarts High Inquisitor is an overreach of power, the school sorely needs a teacher certification process and strict requirements for those managing students' care (instead of leaving it to their swayable board of governors and inept magical governing body.) This session will consider the ways in which governmen...

12:45 PM
12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Questions of the Wizarding World

In the Questions of the Wizarding World series, we'll be tackling some of the biggest "How does this work?" questions of the Harry Potter series. Our onstage panelists will start the discussion before turning the conversation over to audience ideas and theories. Will someone share an idea that blows your mind? We can almost guarantee that the answer is yes. Will we leave with a definitive answer about anything? We can almost guarantee that the answer is no, but we'll have a lot to keep...

12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Wider Wizarding World

Mental health issues affect Muggles every day, but what about people of the wizarding world? If Harry and his friends had received therapy at Hogwarts, how might things be different? What about Hagrid, and others released from Azkaban after experiencing frequent visits from dementors? We know Lockhart and the Longbottoms ended up in St. Mungo’s for life, but could there be another option for them? And Lord Voldemort—what might have happened to create such an evil wizard? In this session, we'l...

Laura Sgro

Participant
12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Harry Potter Movies and Other Media

The music and orchestrations of the Wizarding World films have become an iconic part of the Harry Potter fandom. John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, Alexandre Desplat, and James Newton Howard all created truly memorable scores that evoke strong emotions in Jo Rowling's stories. However, every fan has their opinions about which film had the best score, who was the best composer, and whether "Hedwig's Theme" should have been used in Fantastic Beasts. Join us in a celebration and disc...

12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
FandomPodcast

Schubes will be joined by Tiana Benjamin (Angelina Johnson) to discuss the Hogwarts Library Book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, that inspired the new movie franchise! Come listen to them discuss Newt's lengthy introduction to his findings, the best and worst beasts, and lesser know beasts such as the Pogrebin, the Nundu, and the Jobberknoll (yes, those are all really in the book).

12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Influences on the SeriesASL Interpretation Provided

J.K. Rowling has acknowledged Jane Austen as one of her favorite authors and great influences. Join three Janeite Potterheads as we examine the influence of Austen, and how far it reaches in a variety of elements in Harry Potter: names, plot twists, character description and development, and of course romantic narratives.

12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Character Study

Viktor Krum — international Quidditch sensation, brooding teenager, and also The Best Guy. We’ll discuss our favorite under-appreciated Bulgarian, one of the most interesting, but least discussed characters in the series. He has a level head on his shoulders despite the fame, but never gets the respect he deserves. And, in a perfect world, should he and Hermione Granger have had their happily ever after?

12:45 PM CDT - 1:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

12:45 PM CDT - 1:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

12:45 PM CDT - 1:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

2:00 PM
2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Fan Creation

The Harry Potter fandom is full of people who've used the series as a jumping off point for their own creations, including music, jewelry, and so much more. This group of creators will discuss how they pay homage to the worlds they love and the challenges that come with playing in a world that someone else created.

2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Beyond the Books and Films

Whether you want to discuss plot points or suggest fanfic, this is your chance to share your feels about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Our panelists (who all love the show) will be here to analyze and squee and cry with you.

Sierra Fox

Participant

Kylie Madden

Participant
2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Influences on the Series

The Magi, Pagans, Vodousists, Celtic Druids, Wiccans, and many other groups have long had associations with curious lingual expressions and the mysterious power behind them. In this lecture, we will examine the linguistic roots of specific incantations, what it takes to produce magic beyond the spells, and the cultural diaspora of magical language in history. Participants will be able to engage in theorizing and reflection on how they encounter magical words in the Harry Potter Univers...

Em Rademaker

Participant
2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Wider Wizarding World

What do Unbreakable Vows count as Truth? Can the magic of a Vow sense what the truth is, even when the person bound by it (or the caster) doesn't have all the information? How much does personal belief influence the Vow? At what point does a Vow kill the person it's bound to? Does the intent of an action matter when one is bound by a Vow? Or is it only the action itself that matters? We will have a detailed discussion of The Crimes of Grindelwald's Yusuf Kama and Harry Potter's...

Dag Currier

Participant
2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Constant VigilanceASL Interpretation Provided

Can you cast silent spells in the Deaf community and wandless magic in sign language? How do disabled students manage Hogwarts's 142 staircases? Does Madam Pomfrey give Calming Draughts for students with more than exam anxiety? And what about less readily apparent disabilities and spoonies? How can (and do!) Hogwarts professors accommodate their students? Join the Walshes—who've grown up in a family influenced by both disability and the practice of medicine—for a discussion about making the w...

2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

It's weird that we browse the aisles of a bookstore and find each book assigned to a single shelf. Sure, a story about a queer teenager fits in the "LGBT section," but when the protagonist is also a woman and a person of color and a person who uses a wheelchair? The book truly belongs in more than one place.We'll be talking to authors about their own intersecting identities and those of thei...

Nic Stone

Participant

Mackenzi Lee

Participant

Mark Oshiro

Participant

Hafsah Faizal

Participant
3:00 PM
3:00 PM CDT - 3:30 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

3:15 PM
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Film StudiesASL Interpretation Provided

James Payton has seen the Wizarding World from an unusual perspective. From his appearance as Frank Longbottom in the Harry Potter franchise to his work as a stand-in for multiple roles in the Fantastic Beasts films, he's been part of the world we love without most fans ever learning his name. We'll talk to James about his career in the film industry and his favorite experiences from his time on set.

3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Fan Creation

What if there was a special wand called a musical instrument and you could use it to cast spells to make people feel things? Have you ever been inspired to write a song based on the Harry Potter universe? Ever wondered what it was like to tour in a wizard rock band? Can you dance like a Hippogriff? Come to this discussion with some of your favorite wizard rock musicians to learn about the highs and lows of being in a wrock band. We'll hear wild tour stories and ask questions about how ...

3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Character Study

Moral injury is not a new concept, however our understanding of its impact on individuals and societies is still in its infancy. This presentation will address the importance and prevalence of moral injury in the Wizarding World. The presenters will address both the anthropological and psychological perspectives on moral injury in the world after the first Wizarding War, the second Wizarding War, and the struggle against Grindelwald. They will explore moral injury in the characters we love su...

3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Constant Vigilance

Heroines of Harry Potter are often presented as and praised for not being classically feminine, while "feminine" characters are seen as inherently flawed. This is often lauded within fandom, touted as good examples for girls growing up reading these stories. In this panel, we'll discuss how Rowling presents feminine characters like Cho, Fleur, and Lavender, the sexist implications of their portrayals, and the negative effects on fandom.

3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Fan CreationThe Wider Wizarding World

What would an American wizarding school (or more likely, schools) actually look like if our unique history as a nation and our indigenous peoples’ varied traditions were taken into account? Join us as we brainstorm ideas for schools that would reflect their regions and the people who created them.

3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

The "Harry Potter Generation" has grown up and some of its members are now adults creating stories of their own. We'll discuss how our love of Harry Potter inspired our writing and storytelling and continues to influence us to this day.

3:45 PM
3:45 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

3:45 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

3:45 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

3:45 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

4:30 PM
4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Four Houses

Ravenclaw. We want to call it the most misunderstood Hogwarts House, but we know that’s a lie. Come discuss all the weird ways Ravenclaw-ness can present itself, and what being a Ravenclaw in the grown-up world really looks like. Spoiler alert: everyone assumes we’re Slytherins and Hufflepuffs.

Sierra Fox

Participant
4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Influences on the Series

To what extent does the Greater Good justify an action? We'll be comparing Dumbledore's guidance of Harry throughout the series to the Biblical story of Abraham being told to sacrifice his son as a test of faith. Where do Harry and Isaac differ as victims in their respective tales?

Dag Currier

Participant
4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Muggle World

There are many things throughout history that Muggles struggle to explain: little things that are brushed aside as a mystery. From the engineering of the Egyptian pyramids to the influence of dark magic during World War II, join us as we take a closer look at how magic could have played a significant role in Muggle history. We promise this won’t be your usual class with Professor Binns!

4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Constant VigilanceAll Fandoms

The year is 2029, 10 years since you joined the Order of the Phoenix for our world and started fighting back against the white cis-heteronormative patriarchy. Today we're coming together to look back on all we accomplished: what were our goals? Who supported us? And how did we win? We know that imagining is the first step to making – in this interactive session we'll create a vision for changing the world together.

4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
FandomPodcast

#WizardTeam is a weekly Harry Potter podcast for true Potterheads. Each week Bayana Davis and Robyn Jordan do a close reread of the books chapter-by-chapter, discussing anything from our thoughts on the Trio’s Gryffindor behaviors to more obscure facts in the Harry Potter canon, even coming up with some strange and hilarious headcanons of our own. Join us at LeakyCon to learn how we read between the lines to find out about Hedwig's true identity, Hermione's Blackness, and Nagini...

Bayana Davis

Participant

Robyn Jordan

Participant
4:30 PM CDT - 5:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

4:30 PM CDT - 5:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

4:30 PM CDT - 5:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

4:30 PM CDT - 5:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

5:15 PM
5:15 PM CDT - 5:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

5:15 PM CDT - 5:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

5:15 PM CDT - 5:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

7:00 PM
7:00 PM CDT - 10:00 PM CDT | 3 hours
Fan Creation

Whether you're a long-time fan or a new listener of music about the Wizarding World, come rock out at our annual Wizard Rock Concert, featuring:Lauren FairweatherDraco and the MalfoysTonks and the AurorsHarry and the PottersWhile there will be a small number of seats available, this event will be mostly standing room.Doors will open promptly at 6:30 p.m.Quiet Room: The Hippogriff Room (D220/2...

Saturday 10 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
8:30 AM
8:30 AM CDT - 6:00 PM CDT | 9 hours 30 minutes

Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Saturday - 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Welcome to LeakyCon 2019 Dallas! Upon arrival, please visit Attendee Check-In with a printed copy of your LeakyCon ticket. We will scan your ticket and exchange it for a convention badge, which must be worn at all times during the event.If you received your badge in the mail, you do not need to have your ticket scanned and may continue directly to programming or the Leaky...

9:00 AM
9:00 AM CDT - 6:00 PM CDT | 9 hours
Crafts

Instructions and materials will be available during Marketplace hours. Materials will be replenished throughout the day while supplies last.Saturday Craft: House TiesDesign your own tie and show the world which house you're in.

9:00 AM CDT - 6:00 PM CDT | 9 hours

Friday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The LeakyCon Marketplace is the hub of the convention where you'll find artists, vendors, and craftspeople showcasing everything from apparel and jewelry to toys, art, and books. Plus don't forget to buy tickets to autograph and photograph sessions. Stop by the official LeakyCon store for a selection of official convention merchandise, including apparel, accessories, and other must-have souve...

10:00 AM
10:00 AM CDT - 10:40 AM CDT | 40 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

10:15 AM
10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
FandomASL Interpretation ProvidedGame

We're back for another edition of LeakyCon Feud. Guess what our 100-fan survey said and lead your team to victory!

10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
The Muggle World

Fans of the Cormoran Strike novels, join us as we discuss the most recent novel, Lethal White, the BBC series adaptation, what we're shipping, and all the (literally) gory details that make this series so fun. This session is NOT child-friendly. Neither are the novels. Proceed at your own risk.

10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
Fan CreationFandom

From fanzines to fanvids, from the first tropes to the Archive of Our Own, and every Livejournal post in between, fanfiction has a long, wonderful, and totally weird history. Join Cindy Massre as she walks you through the many twists and turns of fanfiction history!

Cindy Massre

Participant
10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Reading about a traumatizing experience can be upsetting, but it can also make readers feel understood and can help them heal. Our authors will discuss the importance of not glossing over the tough stuff, their methods for writing realistically and responsibly, and the examples of the good that can come from writing these kinds of stories.

10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
Character Study

Severus Snape plays an important role in both of Sybill Trelawney's true prophesies. How many things needed to line up for there to be a Boy-Who-Lived? How did one man's immaturity and impulsiveness guarantee the Dark Lord's return? We'll be discussing the countless choices that led to both the initial death and the resurrection of the Dark Lord.

Dag Currier

Participant
10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
Constant Vigilance

Are you part of the LGBTQIA+ community? Are you an ally to the queer community? If so, this meetup is a great place for you to hang out, meet other LeakyCon attendees, and talk all about how fandom, gender, and sexuality collide!Recording is prohibited in this session.

10:45 AM
10:45 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

11:30 AM
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Film StudiesASL Interpretation Provided

From the Yule Ball to the Hogwarts Express, these actors have gotten to work in some of the coolest Harry Potter sets. We'll hear about what it was like to work on the films and how their connections with their characters impacted their views of the series.

11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Character Study

Every villain has a story. Explore how the lineage and environmental upbringing of Thomas Marvolo Riddle sculpted the magical world's most dangerous wizard, devoid of love and desire for human companionship, driven only by the desire for power and everlasting life. Engage in theories that incorporate real-life trauma research with proposed events in his background that made him be who he became.

11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Wider Wizarding World

The legal system in the Wizarding World is built on regulatory might and the threat of severe punishment. Young people are prohibited from doing magic outside school. All people are prohibited from making their presence known to Muggles, and live under constant regulations governing animals, Apparition, etc. The Ministry enforces its decrees with varying levels of punishment, including the threat of time in Azkaban or even a fate worse than death at the hands of Dementors! This discussion wil...

David Denney

Participant
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Constant Vigilance

Trans folks have existed throughout time and space, so it stands to reason that they exist in the wizarding world too. Our program will unpack the pros and cons of being gender-variant at Hogwarts. What would happen if a trans or nonbinary person tried to go up the stairs in Gryffindor tower or touch a unicorn? How would magic change medical transitions? Are there any spells or potions to ease social dysphoria? We’ll use audience participation to start answering some of these unanswered quest...

Rae Mreen

Participant

AJ Solomon

Participant
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

The phrase "love story" can mean lots of different things. Sometimes it means an epic tale that ends with characters riding off into the sunset. Sometimes it means a small-town story about a young person trying to hide a crush from their friends. Our authors will discuss how they write love stories that are compelling and complicated without resorting to clichés.

11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Fandom

Do you or a loved one experience disability or chronic illness? Come join us in a safe space to discuss our experiences, share stories, form friendships, and share our tips for navigating LeakyCon and its accommodations!

11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Workshop – Pre-Registration Required

If you purchased a ticket for Paul Harris Wand Dueling Workshop (Saturday Session A), you may check in outside Ballroom D from 11:15-11:25am. Please have your printed ticket with you.Ballroom D is on the third floor of the convention center. Please remember to allow for travel time.

Paul Harris

Participant
12:30 PM
12:30 PM CDT - 1:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

12:45 PM
12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Fan CreationASL Interpretation Provided

Harry and the Potters have just released their first full-length album in more than a decade. They'll sit down with Mashable reporter and superfan Proma Khosla for a conversation about all things Lumos.

12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Wider Wizarding World

The magic wand. No other symbol identifies a wizard more clearly than the instrument that channels their 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.

Greg Laslo

Participant
12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Muggle World

Sarah and Aimee will share how they created Defense Against the Dark Thoughts, a program that addresses common mental health concerns. Learn more about taking care of your own well being and see a sample lesson from the program! All are welcome!

12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Character Study

Arguably two of the most morally ambiguous and elaborate characters of the series, Severus Snape and Albus Dumbledore are two key players whose actions are at odds with their own words. Join us as we dive into their lives, what made them who they are, and how they are both alike and dislike in the good, the bad, and—dare we say—the ugly.

12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Is there something you've always wanted to know about publishing a book? Now's your chance to hear the truth directly from our guest authors.

12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Fan CreationFandom

This lecture examines the role of fanfiction in the Harry Potter fandom, including all of J.K. Rowling's "extra-texts" that have been added to the canon post-publication. We will specifically discuss Cursed Child and how our perception of fan writings has changed since the play's publication.

Keela Vaughn

Participant
12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Muggle World

Have a Potter tattoo you’ve been dying to show off? Been wanting a magical tattoo but don’t know what to get? Come join us to talk everything about tattoos inspired by the Wizarding World.

Emily Hahn

Participant

Ally Haley

Participant
1:00 PM
1:00 PM CDT - 1:30 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

1:15 PM
1:15 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

1:45 PM
1:45 PM CDT - 2:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

2:00 PM
2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Film Studies

There are hundreds of people working on the Wizarding World films whose stories have largely gone untold. We'll talk to Paul Harris, who choreographed the wand combat in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and James Payton, a stand-in for many roles on the Fantastic Beasts set, and find out about the work that happens before the director yells "action!"

2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Muggle WorldThe Books

A reading and discussion of Harry Potter a Me Ka Pōhaku Akeakamai (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) by the book’s translator Dr. Keao NeSmith (University of Hawaii). Delve into the process of creating words, translating songs to keep the same rhythm, and the response from the community upon publication. This session will be presented in English and Hawaiian.

MJ Wilke

Participant
2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Influences on the Series

In J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, Harry is faced with choices concerning how to wield power and confront evil in his world. In this lecture and discussion, Dr. Russell Dalton explores the ways in which Harry’s enemies—and even some of his allies—view the world as a simple battle between good and evil that attempts to wield power to destroy those enemies through the use of redemptive violence. In contrast, Rowling has Harry repeatedly take an approach that surrenders power and co...

2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Constant VigilanceASL Interpretation Provided

As a fandom, we talk a lot about pureblood and wizard supremacy, but how often do we investigate what lies between the extremes? Using the portrayal of characters like Rubeus Hagrid, Minerva McGonagall, Harry Potter, and Argus Filch, we will examine the intricacies of blood status. Are Hagrid and Lupin true out...

2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Four HousesThe Muggle World

We will be sorting our favorite sitcom characters into Hogwarts Houses and discussing parallels between multiple sitcom stories and Harry Potter.

2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Muggle World

Join us for an in-depth discussion of the tightrope many of us walk as both a business professional and a fan. Are you able to reflect your fandom while at work? We'll discuss some of the unique challenges and hurdles you might face in the corporate world.

Jessi Hill

Participant
2:00 PM CDT - 3:30 PM CDT | 1 hour 30 minutes
Fan Creation

Come wrock out at this acoustic wizard rock show!Featuring: Grace Kendall Abby Ritter

2:15 PM
2:15 PM CDT - 2:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

2:15 PM CDT - 2:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

2:45 PM
2:45 PM CDT - 3:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

3:00 PM
3:00 PM CDT - 3:30 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

3:15 PM
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Questions of the Wizarding WorldASL Interpretation Provided

In the Questions of the Wizarding World series, we'll be tackling some of the biggest "How does this work?" questions of the Harry Potter series. Our onstage panelists will start the discussion before turning the conversation over to audience ideas and theories. Will someone share an idea that blows your mind? We can almost guarantee that the answer is yes. Will we leave with a definitive answer about anything? We can almost guarantee that the answer is no, but we'll have a lot to ke...

3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Character Study

Sure, it's fun to point out the Malfoys snobbishness, but is there more to everyone's favorite Slytherin targets? Join us for a discussion on the Malfoy family and their surprising strengths.

3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Fan CreationThe Muggle World

Whether Harry Potter is your primary fandom or just one of many geeky passions, whether you want to display your fandom subtly or loud and proud for everyone to see, these creators have made clothes that fit your style and taste. Join representatives of Elhoffer Design, Little Petal, and Man Up Cheer Apparel for a conversation about the joys and challenges of being an entrepreneur in everyday geek apparel. Presented by Elhoffer Design. Visit booth 710 to try on an Elhoffe...

3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Muggle World

Are you a Potterhead of Color looking for a safe space to be nerdy with other fans of color? Come to this meetup to hang out and discuss your experiences with fandom, diversity in the Wizarding World, and our love for the Harry Potter books.

3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

The #OwnVoices movement advocates for stories about marginalized communities to be written by people who actually fit the description on the page. Our panel will discuss why #OwnVoices matters, whether there are–or should be–exceptions to the rules, and the work that goes into building fictional worlds as diverse as the world we live in.

Hafsah Faizal

Participant

Angie Thomas

Participant

Nic Stone

Participant

Mark Oshiro

Participant
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Examine the Canon

We'll be taking a look at how we define "canon" in the wizarding world, and how experiencing only certain portions of the franchise (only the films or books, etc.) colors the conclusions drawn by fans. From interviews with J.K. Rowling to deleted film footage and beyond, let's figure out where the line is drawn when it comes to canon. 

Dag Currier

Participant
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Workshop – Pre-Registration Required

If you purchased a ticket for Paul Harris Wand Dueling Workshop (Saturday Session B), you may check in outside Ballroom D from 3:00-3:10pm. Please have your printed ticket with you.Ballroom D is on the third floor of the convention center. Please remember to allow for travel time.

Paul Harris

Participant
3:15 PM CDT - 3:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

3:15 PM CDT - 3:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

3:15 PM CDT - 3:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

3:30 PM
3:30 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 45 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

3:45 PM
3:45 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

3:45 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

4:15 PM
4:15 PM CDT - 4:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

4:15 PM CDT - 4:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

4:30 PM
4:30 PM CDT - 5:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Performance

You probably think of Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy or The Flash's Julian Albert. You may not be as familiar with Tom Felton, musician. Join us for Tom's first-ever LeakyCon concert!

Tom Felton

Participant
4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Character Study

In an interactive lecture, participants are encouraged to bring up their favorite Hogwarts teachers and we will discuss their practices and learning environments and how these qualities impact the students and reveal each teacher's beliefs. We'll work to develop a deeper understanding of the characters in the series as well as the kind of learning experience we each prefer.

Brett Stamm

Participant
4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
FandomThe Muggle WorldConstant Vigilance

In recent years, the Harry Potter franchise has made some controversial decisions that left some fans confused or even upset. How do we contend with these decisions while still supporting a series that has shaped our identities? Join the discussion about walking the fine line of critiquing what you love without completely bashing your spirit.

4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

A line may seem funny in the midst of a deadline-induced writing haze, but will that translate to editors and readers? We'll talk about what makes something funny, how to punch up instead of down, and other tricks we've learned while writing humor. 

4:30 PM CDT - 5:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

4:30 PM CDT - 5:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

5:00 PM
5:00 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

5:00 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

5:00 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

5:00 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

5:30 PM
5:30 PM CDT - 5:50 PM CDT | 20 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

5:30 PM CDT - 6:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

5:30 PM CDT - 6:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

5:30 PM CDT - 6:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

8:00 PM
8:00 PM CDT - 11:30 PM CDT | 3 hours 30 minutes
Fandom

Whether you wear your favorite costume, nicest outfit, or comfiest clothes, come party with your friends and dance the night away at the Esther Earl Ball.While there will be a number of seats in the space, the majority of the room will be a dance floor.Doors will open promptly at 8 p.m.Quiet Room: The Hippogriff Room (D220/227) will be open for the duration of the evening event for those who require a quiet space.

Sunday 11 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
8:30 AM
8:30 AM CDT - 6:00 PM CDT | 9 hours 30 minutes

Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Saturday - 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Welcome to LeakyCon 2019 Dallas! Upon arrival, please visit Attendee Check-In with a printed copy of your LeakyCon ticket. We will scan your ticket and exchange it for a convention badge, which must be worn at all times during the event.If you received your badge in the mail, you do not need to have your ticket scanned and may continue directly to programming or the Leaky...

9:00 AM
9:00 AM CDT - 6:00 PM CDT | 9 hours
Crafts

Instructions and materials will be available during Marketplace hours. Materials will be replenished throughout the day while supplies last.Sunday Craft 1: MandrakesBring a piece of the wizarding world to life – just don't forget your earmuffs!Sunday Craft 2: BookmarksMake a bookmark that shows off your house pride.

9:00 AM CDT - 6:00 PM CDT | 9 hours

Friday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The LeakyCon Marketplace is the hub of the convention where you'll find artists, vendors, and craftspeople showcasing everything from apparel and jewelry to toys, art, and books. Plus don't forget to buy tickets to autograph and photograph sessions. Stop by the official LeakyCon store for a selection of official convention merchandise, including apparel, accessories, and other must-have souve...

9:30 AM
9:30 AM CDT - 11:30 AM CDT | 2 hours
Fan Creation

To be seen for either of our Cosplay Contests, you must check in at Programming HQ on Sunday morning. You will be photographed in costume and these photos will help determine the contestants moving on to finalist judging.If you are selected as a finalist, you will receive further information by your chosen method of communication on Sunday afternoon.For complete details, see leakycon...

10:15 AM
10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
Film StudiesASL Interpretation Provided

From Remembralls to Vanishing Cabinets, the Slytherin Common Room to Malfoy Manor, Tom Felton's work in the eight Harry Potter films spanned a decade of time and the highs and lows of Draco Malfoy's character arc. Come hear about growing up on-set, playing everyone's favorite Slytherin, and his music and acting careers post-Potter.

10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
Examine the Canon

Imagine being a member of the South Asian Diaspora waiting to see a piece of your culture on screen in the Harry Potter Universe: Padma and Parvati Patil's Yule Ball Gowns. Now imagine watching Goblet of Fire and realizing that the twins were dressed in the equivalent of a jersey maxi dress to a fancy-dress ball. Were those colors even what was in the book? (No!) The hosts of the Jilted Indian Podcast discuss why the Patil Twins' Yule Ball Gowns were an insult to the...

10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
The Muggle World

Harry is as magical to students as Hogwarts was to Harry. Join us for a presentation and interactive session on the ways that Harry Potter has been incorporated into classrooms and learning environments. Topics will include effective improv, creating bulletin boards and decorations, and connecting Quidditch to math (in addition to sports).

10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
The Muggle WorldFandom

Have you ever wondered what your Wizarding World life would be like? Come workshop your Witchistory! What was your life like at Hogwarts? Are you Muggle-born or from a mixed family? Who were your grandparents in the wizarding world? How did you discover you had magic? What were your favorite classes? Join us in this collaborative workshop to get it all down. Connect with Alumni in your year, translate real experiences into magical ones, and share your family witchistory!

10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

By the end of this weekend, maybe you'll be inspired to write your own novel. But where do you even begin? Our authors will detail how their first novels grew from ideas into books and will share their advice for getting started.

10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
Character Study

Do you shamelessly love Ron Weasley? Do you feel like Ron got a raw deal in the movies? Do you call him Won-Won and want to tell people how much you love him? If you answered "yes" to ANY of these questions, this is the meetup for YOU! Come and squee with us as we discuss the precious jewel that is Ron Bilius Weasley. There will be love! There will be laughter! There will be validation! There will be crowns! And there will be RIBBONS!!

10:15 AM CDT - 10:45 AM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

11:00 AM
11:00 AM CDT - 11:30 AM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

11:30 AM
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
FandomASL Interpretation ProvidedGame

Can our contestants figure out the words we're thinking of just from their partners' clues? Watch as our teams battle for a thousand Galleons* and eternal glory!*imaginary Galleons

11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Character Study

Join a discussion of Regulus and Sirius Black, including headcanons of their relationship, their similarities and differences, and a look at each of their lives. How did they end up on such different—but ultimately similar—paths?

Holly Renfrew

Participant

Miss Purity

Participant
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Examine the Canon

Hippogriffs? Bowtruckles? Nifflers? Krups? There's a lot to know in the world of magical animals, and we're here to help! This panel will discuss the difference between “beasts” and “creatures” in canonical and supplementary materials as well as what classifies these animals as “magical.”

11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Fan Creation

This meetup is specifically for all the Black cosplayers out there. Come dressed as any Wizarding World character (or original witch/wizard character), especially Black Hermione (!!). This is a gathering for people who often don't see themselves in canon or fandom to show out, take photos, mingle, see each other, and be seen. Come dressed in your best Wizarding gear! 

11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

For many young adults, the most important relationships in their lives are their friendships. Our panelists will examine their favorite types of fictional friendships and why a realistic friendship can be so difficult to write.

11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Muggle WorldKids and Family Day

What is peer pressure? Even if you don’t know what that is, you definitely have experienced it. Do you think Harry’s actions were influenced by his fellow students? Do you think Ron would have dated Lavender if no one else had a girlfriend? And do you think Draco, if his family hadn’t forced him, would be a “bad guy?” We will answer all these questions and more in an open discussion, as well as do some experiments. We hope you’ll come!

Safia Yunus

Participant

Alia Salem

Participant

Sara Bawany

Participant
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Workshop – Pre-Registration Required

If you purchased a ticket for Paul Harris Wand Dueling Workshop (Sunday Session A), you may check in outside Ballroom D from 11:10-11:25am. Please have your printed ticket with you.Ballroom D is on the third floor of the convention center. Please remember to allow for travel time.

Paul Harris

Participant
11:30 AM CDT - 12:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

11:30 AM CDT - 12:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

11:45 AM
11:45 AM CDT - 12:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

12:00 PM
12:00 PM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

12:45 PM
12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Fan CreationKids and Family Day

Check out the cosplay assembled by contestants in our Pygmy Puff Division (age 15 and under.)To enter, please see the information on leakycon.com/dallas-cosplay. All contestants must check in at Programming HQ on Sunday morning to be seen by our judges.

12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Constant Vigilance

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is filled with chilling details on the Ministry's treatment of Muggleborns — anti-Muggle propaganda, Snatchers removing and imprisoning Muggleborns, and the Muggleborn Registration Commission — but the similarities to what immigrants face in our own world are even more chilling. Join RAICES and the Harry Potter Alliance to learn how we can all #StoptheSnatchers.

12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Wizarding World Knowledge & SkillsASL Interpretation Provided

Curious about runes: what they are, where they came from, and how they are used? Join this hands-on workshop that will provide a brief runic history and delve into some of their mystery, and then have some divination fun.

12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Katniss Everdeen is a Gryffindor, right? Whether you agree or disagree, come defend your position at The Great YA Sorting Hat Debate.

12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
FandomFan Creation

Wizard rock is more than a music genre; anyone who has spent more than a few minutes at a show can tell you that. Over the years, a community has formed, and it’s become almost as much about the community as it is about the music. Songs have become rituals and anthems, concerts feel more like family reunions (except they’re the kind you actually want to go to), and most of us have filled our dressers with nothing but t-shirts made by the people whose music fuels our daily lives. Come chat wit...

12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Kids and Family DayGame

Could your knowledge of the series outshine even Hermione? Come show us what you know at our Trivia Contest, open to ages 15 and under. Enter as a team or by yourself and see who will win eternal glory!

Jackson Bird

Other Participant

Katie Bowers

Other Participant
12:45 PM CDT - 2:15 PM CDT | 1 hour 30 minutes
Fan Creation

Come wrock out at this acoustic wizard rock show!Featuring: Hawthorn & Holly

12:45 PM CDT - 1:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

12:45 PM CDT - 1:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

1:15 PM
1:15 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

1:15 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

1:15 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

2:00 PM
2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Film StudiesASL Interpretation Provided

When choreographer Paul Harris was first studying dance, he couldn't have imagined that he'd one day be using those skills to choreograph a duel in the Department of Mysteries. We'll talk to Paul about his background, how he got involved in the films, and what he can teach us about dueling.

2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Four Houses

Welcome back to another year of hufflepuff pride! The panel that filled up last year is back and better than before. Come join us as we celebrate Hufflepuff and everything we are!

Amy Lin

Participant

Hannah Coretz

Participant
2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Wider Wizarding World

Welcome to wandlore and wandmaking! Find out how wands are made and how the wand chooses the wizard. We'll be covering topics such as wand woods, wand cores, wand flexibility, and attributes and characteristics. What does your wand say about you? Come to a crash course in wandlore 101 to find out! (Practical demonstration not included).

Hannah Walsh

Participant

Kaylee Walsh

Participant
2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Questions of the Wizarding World

In the Questions of the Wizarding World series, we'll be tackling some of the biggest "How does this work?" questions of the Harry Potter series. Our onstage panelists will start the discussion before turning the conversation over to audience ideas and theories. Will someone share an idea that blows your mind? We can almost guarantee that the answer is yes. Will we leave with a definitive answer about anything? We can almost guarantee that the answer is no, but we'll have a lot to ke...

2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Character Study

Anthony Goldstein was just another character in the background universe of Harry Potter — until December 2014, when J.K. Rowling thrust him into the representation limelight as the series’ first explicitly Jewish character. Two years later, two more Jewish wixen showed up, this time on the big screen. (Incidentally, their names? Also Goldstein.) However, little is known about our token Jewish wizard. If you look up Anthony Goldstein on the Harry Potter wiki, his page shows a blond-haired, blu...

AJ Solomon

Participant
2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Kids and Family DayThe Muggle World

It's time to sort your favorite Disney characters into one of the four Hogwarts Houses! From Moana to Elsa, bring up your favorites and let us know which house you think they belong in! 

2:00 PM CDT - 2:30 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

2:00 PM CDT - 2:30 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

2:00 PM CDT - 2:30 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

2:45 PM
2:45 PM CDT - 3:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

3:15 PM
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Fan Creation

Check out the cosplay assembled by contestants in our Phoenix Division (age 16 and up.)To enter, please see the information on leakycon.com/dallas-cosplay. All contestants must check in at Programming HQ on Sunday morning to be seen by our judges.

3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Four Houses

You know the drill! Come and join us as we sort superhero characters into their Hogwarts houses!

Hannah Coretz

Participant
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Muggle WorldBeyond the Books and Films

Passionate/ Hot-headed. Empathetic/ Overwhelmed. Confident/ Arrogant. Perfectionist/ Disappointed. What does your Hogwarts House say about your mental health? A Gryffindor (Becky Helms of The Pink Samurai), a Hufflepuff (Danielle Reichman of Little Petal), a Slytherin (Amber Johnson of Galaxy Gear Boutique), and a Ravenclaw (Jane Burson of HUFS) discuss the emotional spectrum and stereotypes aligned with their House and how it personally affects them.

3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Constant Vigilance

Voldemort’s philosophies and actions are extreme, but did wizarding society make it easy for him to thrive? In this panel, we will talk about the Statute of Secrecy, Ministry policies, and general societal attitudes that make it difficult for Muggle-borns to succeed and for Muggles to truly be protected both during and outside of the reign of Dark wizards.

3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Wizarding World Knowledge & SkillsASL Interpretation Provided

Have you ever wondered how all the mystical spells within Harry Potter were created? Ever wanted to create your own spell and sound wicked cool? Ever wanted to learn more about Arithmancy, the mysterious subject used in the art of Spell Creation, spell modification, and partial divination? In this lecture and workshop, you will be guided through the process of creating your own spell after discussing the basic principles behind Spell Creation. We will discuss some basic ideas from mat...

JT Martin

Participant
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Kids and Family Day

Come together and meet new friends by discussing your favorite Wizarding World characters! Whether you love Harry or Newt, Ron or Neville, Hermione or Luna, you'll find someone who loves the same character as you!

3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Workshop – Pre-Registration Required

If you purchased a ticket for Paul Harris Wand Dueling Workshop (Sunday Session B), you may check in outside Ballroom D from 3:00-3:10pm. Please have your printed ticket with you.Ballroom D is on the third floor of the convention center. Please remember to allow for travel time.

Paul Harris

Participant
3:15 PM CDT - 3:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

3:45 PM
3:45 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

4:00 PM
4:00 PM CDT - 4:30 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

4:15 PM
4:15 PM CDT - 4:35 PM CDT | 20 minutes
Photograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

4:30 PM
4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
FandomPodcast

What do you get when you cross PotterCast and Potterless Podcast? We're not entirely sure other than that we know we're going to have fun.

4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Film Studies

The cuts throughout the Harry Potter films have sparked a lot of discussion and controversy throughout the fandom. From a proper explanation of Priori Incantatem in Goblet of Fire to Riddle/Gaunt backstory in Half-Blood Prince, there is a Gringotts-sized vault of backstory and detail that Jo Rowling created that couldn't be fit into the films. 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 som...

Brian Acunis

Participant
4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Wider Wizarding World

Is an Obscurus is the Dark equivalent of a Patronus? These embodiments of magic aren't universal: both are protectors derived from the caster's magic, one is just far more destructive and out of direct control than the other. Does having an Obscurus or fully formed Patronus say something about the innate quality of a Wizard's character? Let's talk!

Dag Currier

Participant
4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Constant Vigilance

In this session, panelists representing multiple ethnic backgrounds discuss the (mis)/representation of their communities within Harry Potter canon and imagine how culture would inform magic, and how magic would inform culture. Through this discussion, we will cross-examine the White, European, pseudo-Christian Wizarding culture of Harry Potter to answer questions like: what would be our culture’s predominant attitude towards magic? How might our rituals and traditions be modifi...

4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Character Study

There are many characters within the Harry Potter canon, but there are some who are not given the credit they deserve. Come join us in a discussion of characters who do not get the love or appreciation they deserve. Some characters discussed may include: Regulus Black, Nymphadora Tonks, Fleur Delacour, Bill Weasley, and Charlie Weasley.

Holly Renfrew

Participant

Miss Purity

Participant
4:30 PM CDT - 5:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

4:30 PM CDT - 5:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

4:40 PM
4:40 PM CDT - 5:00 PM CDT | 20 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

5:15 PM
5:15 PM CDT - 5:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Autograph Session – Additional Ticket Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information or this link to buy tickets.

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