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Melissa Anelli

she/her/hers

CEO
Mischief Management
Participates in 8 items

Melissa is the CEO of Mischief Management, which produces LeakyCon, as well as other immersive and community building events for fans. She's a host of the PotterCast and also runs The Leaky Cauldron website. In 2008 she published the New York Times bestselling Harry, A History, a chronicle of the Potter phenomenon. Melissa lives in Brooklyn with her husband and dog. More at melissaanelli.com.

Sessions in which Melissa Anelli participates

Friday 11 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
12:45 PM
12:45 PM EDT - 1:45 PM EDT | 1 hour
Fandom

Did you think we'd let LeakyCon 10! start without a look back at the last decade of magic? 

3:15 PM
3:15 PM EDT - 4:15 PM EDT | 1 hour
Fandom

Our friends and coworkers ask us, "Harry Potter? What's left to discuss?" Clearly, there's still plenty! From the pre-iTunes days of podcasting to the recent renaissance, Harry Potter shows have always been a fixture of the charts. In this session, their hosts will discuss what it's like to be creating new content in 2019 and how their work has cha...

Saturday 12 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM EDT - 11:15 AM EDT | 1 hour
Behind the Magic

They each have their own perspective on what being part of the Wizarding World has meant. We'll gather them all together for a conversation about acting, costars, and being part of the phenomenon.

2:00 PM
2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT | 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 continues to influence our storytelling to this day.

3:15 PM
3:15 PM EDT - 4:15 PM EDT | 1 hour
Fandom

We've compiled a list of characters from Harry Potter to Augusta Longbottom. Now, our contestants will have to give their teammates clues about these characters. Along the way, we'll throw in other challenges, just to keep them on their toes. The team with the most points at the end will win eternal glory and bragging rights.... at least until the next LeakyCon.

4:30 PM
4:30 PM EDT - 5:30 PM EDT | 1 hour
FandomFan Creation

Where would the Harry Potter fandom be without the internet? Next year marks 20 years of The-Leaky-Cauldron.org, and the team is coming together to celebrate our 19 Years Later with a panel featuring Webmistress Melissa Anelli, Creative Director and PotterCast co-host John Noe, Leaky's Senior Editor Emma Pocock and, current editors and writers. 

Sunday 13 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
2:00 PM
2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
Behind the Magic

Our favorite No-Maj is back for his first LeakyCon appearance since the release of Crimes of Grindelwald. We'll ask him about making the Fantastic Beasts films, what it was like to visit some iconic locations in the latest installment, and where he thinks the series may be going next.

4:30 PM
4:30 PM EDT - 5:30 PM EDT | 1 hour
Fandom

Sure, they conducted some interviews and played some games this weekend. But now the PotterCast hosts are together in person to record their landmark 300th episode here at LeakyCon!