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LeakyCon is a series of Harry Potter fan conventions.
It was one of the Harry Potter Symposiums.
The first LeakyCon was created by Melissa Anelli, headmistress of The Leaky Cauldron, hence the name. Eventually, Anelli expanded the convention into a larger producer of fan events, Mischief Management, LLC.
History of Events
The first LeakyCon was hosted in Boston, MA.
Orlando, FL. This convention saw a performance of the Potter Puppet Pals, who would become regular at subsequent conventions.
Chicago, IL at the Hilton Chicago hotel. This convention saw the premiere of A Very Potter Senior Year, the third in the A Very Potter Musical series, in the form of a live staged script reading with performances of the songs. It also saw the return of the Potter Puppet Pals.
For the first time, LeakyCon hosted two event in 2013.
June 27–30, 2013 in Portland, OR at the Oregon Convention Center.
August 8–11, 2013 in London, England at the Grand Connaught Rooms.
July 30 - August 3 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center.
October 19-23 in Los Angeles, California.
August 31 - September 3, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland at the Citywest Hotel. Special guests included Evanna Lynch, Dan Fogler.
August 10-12, 2018 in Dallas, TX at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Guests included Allison Sudol, Chris Rankin, Devon Murray.
In 2019, there were two LeakyCon events.
August 9-11, 2019 in Dallas, TX at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
October 11-13, 2019 in Boston, MA at the Seaport World Trade Center, a return to the original LeakyCon city for the ten-year anniversary. Guests included Dan Fogler, Stanislav Yanevski, Chris Rankin and Luke Youngblood, as well as Wizard Rock bands like Harry and the Potters, Draco and the Malfoys, Tonks and the Aurors and Lauren Fairweather and the Potter Puppet Pals.
Two LeakyCon events were scheduled for 2020, in Orlando, FL and Denver, CO. Both were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Esther Earl Rocking Charity Ball
The Esther Earl Rocking Charity Ball is a dance held during an evening of the convention, after regular programming hours. It raises awareness of This Star Won't Go Out, a charity whose mission was to support families facing childhood cancer. Esther Earl was a Harry Potter fan.
Each LeakyCon typically hosts a big wizard rock concert during an evening of the convention, after regular programming hours.
A Snitchwich is a sandwich invented at LeakyCon 2011 by Harry and the Potters. Snitchwiches became a cult phenomenon among LeakyCon goers and wizard rock fan, spawning merchandise and an hour-long "infomercial" panel at LeakyCon Boston 2019.
The Snitchwich is composed of peanut butter and Golden Grahams between two pieces of white bread. The Snitchwich itself is sold for 3 USD. "Athletic delivery" costs an extra dollar, for which the person selling the sandwich will squish the sandwich roughly into the shape of a Golden Snitch and throw it at the purchasers mouth.
The slogan of Snitchwiches is "catch it in your mouth."