LeakyCon 2017

August 31 – September 3, 2017 • Dublin, Ireland
With everything from interviews with cast members and Hogwarts House meetups to in-depth discussions about the Wizarding World and the Harry Potter fandom, there is something for every type of fan!

Speakers

Schedule

  • 31 August
  • 01 September
  • 02 September
  • 03 September

Abby Ritter

Abby Ritter is many things: a board-certified music therapist, a Hufflepuff/Pukwudgie, a disability and LGBTQ+ activist, and, above all, a professional fangirl. She is a help desk coordinator for both LeakyCon and BroadwayCon, and has been attending Mischief Management conventions since 2012. Her interests include piña coladas, getting caught in the rain, and crying about Commander Lexa and Clarke Griffin to anyone who will listen.

01 September

02 September

Afshan Azad

Padma Patil
Harry Potter Films
Afshan Azad, 28 years old, is a British Bangladeshi actress who is best known for her role as Padma Patil in five of the world-famous Harry Potter films.

01 September

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03 September

Ailsa Speirs

Ailsa Speirs is a fourth-year Hufflepuff at the University of Edinburgh. She is secretary of the Edinburgh University Harry Potter Society after serving previously as Head of Hufflepuff and president. Ailsa has played Quidditch for the Holyrood Hippogriffs--briefly captaining their second team--as well as playing for Team Scotland at Costume Cup.

02 September

AJ Solomon

AJ Solomon (he/him or they/them) is a proud Hufflepuff, volunteer at the Harry Potter Alliance, and second year student at Brandeis University. He doesn’t quite know what he wants to do with his life just yet, but he knows he wants it to involve LGBTQIA+ activism. Currently, he is doing lots of things, including starting a wizard rock band called The Elvendorks and opening a summer camp for transgender youth in Ohio.

02 September

Alfred Enoch

Dean Thomas
Harry Potter Films
Alfred Enoch is an actor, known for his role as Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter films. He has played Philotus in Timon of Athens, and Titus Lartius in Coriolanus, by William Shakespeare, both at the National Theatre. Most recently, he played Wes Gibbins on the ABC drama “How to Get Away With Murder.”

01 September

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03 September

Alice McDougall

Alice McDougall is an astrophysics student at St. Andrews University where she plays for the St. Andrews Snidgets.

02 September

Alice Pearce

Alice Pearce studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida but abandoned that for a crazy dream in LA. She has taken a job to pay the bills in television production and has co-written and directed several fan-plays including Whosical the Musical. Alice has a giant baby of a dog and a queen of a cat named for Anyanka, the vengeance demon.

02 September

03 September

Ali Marie Matthews

Ali Matthews is a linguist and recent graduate from the State University of New York. Although her passion is linguistics, she has also studied education, anthropology, and Deaf studies. She is a passionate ethical vegan and lover of all things books. She has read the Harry Potter series in four different languages and owns them in many others. She speaks seven languages at different levels of proficiency and is always looking to learn more.

01 September

Alix Houllier

Alix is a Ravenclaw and a literary translator. When she was little, she had to hide under her blanket to read her Harry Potter books because her parents thought she was reading them too much. Now she is an editor of La Gazette du Sorcier, the oldest French Harry Potter fansite. Growing up is not so bad after all.

02 September

Aliza Weinberger

Aliza is a proud Hufflepuff who believes that Voldemort was probably born in Eagleton.

01 September

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03 September

Amanda Saxton

Amanda Saxton is a pansexual pizza panda princess. She spends her days in the muggle world as a social worker trying to decrease world suck. She's a Ravenclaw, vegetarian, and feminist killjoy. She particularly enjoys Harry Potter and superwholock. Ten is her doctor. This is her third LeakyCon and first time presenting. She's excited to make her first trip to Europe for her favorite convention and to reunite with some of her best friends.

03 September

Amy Snow

Amy Snow has been on the Wizard Rock scene since 2006. Hailing from Cork, she has played to Harry Potter fans across the USA, UK, Sweden, and Ireland. She is excited to be onstage at LeakyCon again and delighted that this time, it's in her home country.

31 August

Ashley Romans

Ashley Romans has an undergraduate degree from New York City's Pace University acting program. She's lived in a quite a few different locations but made the big move to Los Angeles in summer of 2015. She is currently playing Hermione Granger in the hit web series Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis. Her other credits include: Richard Friedman's Christmas Crime Story (feature film), TV Junkie, and The Devil Lives in Clarkesville County.

03 September

Bayana Davis

Bayana Davis is a Ravenpuff, cofounder of Black Girls Create, and cohost of the Harry Potter podcast #WizardTeam. She came into fandom late, but is a fierce advocate of critical fandom, the increased representation of black women in media, time travel, dragons, and avoiding the AI apocalypse. You can generally find her fangirling on Twitter at @yana_hallows.

01 September

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03 September

Ben LeVon

Ben LeVon is a Fantastic Beast from Michigan, USA. To lure them out, you will need fandom art, music, and apple pie. They are quite good at Quidditch and love talking about their fandoms! In their free time, Ben can be found voice acting, writing music, or spouting off bad puns and metaphors. Earplugs advised. Ben will be talking at both the "Live for Love" and "A Stitch on Quidditch" panels.

02 September

03 September

Bethany McQuiston

Bethany McQuiston is studying psychology at The University of Michigan while (still) waiting for her Hogwarts letter to arrive. She has been obsessed with Harry Potter since her dad started reading her the book sixteen years ago. This is her sixth Mischief Management convention, but first time presenting. Her greatest ambition in life is to become a Weasley and/or use her love of fandom to help others through difficult times. Lumos /

03 September

Brad Ausrotas

Brad Ausrotas was born and raised in the proud nation of Canada. He is a writer, musician, gamer, huge nerd, and chaotic neutral. He is a fan of Harry Potter, A Song of Ice and Fire, craft beer, bands you've never heard of, and fast cars.

01 September

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03 September