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Brian Acunis

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Participates in 8 items

Brian (he/him) has been attending, volunteering, working, and presenting at fan conventions since 2012. He recently graduated with a Master of Science in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati. When he is not applying and interviewing for full-time work, Brian can be found watching The View, searching for hard-to-find albums on vinyl, or baking his favorite cranberry orange scones.

Sessions in which Brian Acunis participates

Friday 11 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM EDT - 11:15 AM EDT | 1 hour
The Muggle WorldFandom

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!

12:45 PM EDT - 1:45 PM EDT | 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

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Emily Hahn

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2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
Fandom

Let’s discuss fandom fatigue! Do you have a fandom that you loved and aren’t really into it anymore and don’t know why? This round table is for you! We’re going to discuss what fandom fatigue is and what its causes may be, as well as what we can do about it when it happens. We will focus on the Harry Potter fandom but we can talk about other fandoms that have affected us as well!

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

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.

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

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 celebr...

Saturday 12 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
3:15 PM EDT - 4:15 PM EDT | 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

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Brian Acunis

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Leah Cornish

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Sunday 13 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT | 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 famous cuts, why some cuts were made, why the films are better for some cuts, and sc...

Brian Acunis

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

There are many things throughout history that historians can’t explain: little things that don’t add up and are brushed aside as a mystery. Wondering how dark magic influenced World War II? Join us as we take a closer look at how magic has played a significant role in Muggle history. We promise this won’t be your usual History of Magic class with Professor Binns!