October 19 – 23, 2016
Los Angeles

Join thousands of witches and wizards from across the globe as they gather for a weekend-long celebration of "The Boy Who Lived" and the extraordinary impact his story has had on both the Wizarding and Muggle worlds.

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LeakyCon's call for volunteers is now open

We are looking for enthusiastic and hard-working magical folk who have an interest in being a part of the team that helps brings the event to life and often breaks out into sing-a-longs and impromptu dance parties.

In order to volunteer, you must be at least 16-years-old and registered for LeakyCon.
Please complete our volunteer application form to be considered.


All accepted volunteers will be notified shortly after our deadline.

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Your Entire Leakycon Experience In One Magical Ticket

Your ticket for LeakyCon is like your ticket for the Hogwarts Express. Once you’re on board, a truly magical fan experience awaits you! You won’t pay for extras like guest autographs or photographs, and you will get access to all the exciting programs, panels, discussions and special events we can conjure.

There are two types of tickets to LeakyCon: The General Pass and the now sold-out Marauder Pass. If you would like the chance to upgrade your ticket to Marauder status, you can add your name to the waiting list here.

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Under-18 Wizards at LeakyCon

Just as students must be 11 years old to attend Hogwarts, we recommend that all attendees be above the age of 11. All attendees under the age of 18 attending LeakyCon without a registered parent or legal guardian must present a signed and notarized permission form at check in. Please feel free to download the permission form here.

Attendees under the age of 18 whose parents or legal guardians are also attending the convention may forgo the permission form, provided the parent checks in at the same time as the child. Children under five may attend for free with a parent or legal guardian.

Modifications and Cancellations

You can change or modify your registration prior to October 10, 2016, but please note that the last day to request a refund for the cost of your registration is September 1, 2016. To modify your registration, please email [email protected] and be sure to include your Order ID.

To downgrade or cancel your registration, send an email to [email protected] and be sure to include the Order ID you receive after you purchase your pass. Please note the cancellation/refund deadline of September 1, 2016 when choosing to downgrade your pass. It can take 2–3 weeks for the refund to be deposited in your account.

Modifying Your LeakyCon Pass

You can change or modify your registration prior to October 10, 2016, but please note that the last day to request a refund for the cost of your registration is September 1, 2016. To modify your registration, please email [email protected] and be sure to include your Order ID.

Autograph & Photobooth Policy

Autograph and photobooth sessions are subject to guest availability. As such, we can not guarantee that all guests listed will be sitting for autograph and photobooth sessions during the event. Be sure to check the final schedule for a full list of autograph and photobooth sessions.

LeakyCon is one of the very few conventions to offer autograph sessions at no additional charge; however, to keep autographs free, they cannot be guaranteed. In an effort to minimize wait times and run signings efficiently, the following procedures apply to all non-Marauder Pass holders: (If you have a Marauder Pass, the following only concerns you if you would like to enter the drawing for an additional autograph or photobooth pass over and above those guaranteed with your registration.)

Access to autograph and photobooth sessions are granted via drawing unless indicated otherwise by LeakyCon staff. Access to those sessions that are not via drawing will be first-come, first-served. Please keep an eye out for the LeakyCon schedule to see the specific rules for each session.


Drawings will take place on-site at 8 a.m. on the day of the autograph or photobooth opportunity (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the Hollywood room.

Autograph and photobooth sessions will take place in the LeakyCon Marketplace which will be open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

  • 2007

    LeakyCon was conceived in 2007 by the creative minds behind The Leaky Cauldron, the leading online fan destination after which the convention was named. Its founders wanted to create a place where fans could come together to celebrate their common love of Harry Potter in a safe, welcoming and — above all — fun and friendly environment.

    Two years later, LeakyCon became a reality.

  • 2009

    The first-ever LeakyCon took place from May 21–24, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. It featured appearances by Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix screenwriter Michael Goldenberg, Scholastic editor Cheryl Klein, and members of the popular Harry Potter podcast “PotterCast.”

    The weekend also featured performances by Wizard Rock bands, including Harry and the Potters, Draco and the Malfoys, and The Whomping Willows.

  • 2011

    In 2011, LeakyCon coincided with the release of the eighth and final Harry Potter film. Fans celebrated with Harry Potter film stars Evanna Lynch, Chris Rankin, Scarlett Byrne and many others.

    The hugely popular comedy troupe Team StarKid, lead by founding member Darren Criss, performed their most popular tunes, and attendees explored Hogsmeade Village in the newly-opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Resort.

  • 2012

    In 2012, LeakyCon landed in Chicago. The convention that had begun as a celebration of all things Harry Potter had since grown to include many of the other stories that Potter fans loved. From August 9–12, 2012, thousands of fans came together to celebrate those numerous shared passions.

    LeakyCon 2012 featured appearances by YouTube sensations John and Hank Green, Team StarKid, and the cast and creators of the Emmy award-winning web series The Lizzie Bennett Diaries; actors from the hit television show Glee; Harry Potter film stars, Evanna Lynch, Scarlett Byrne, and Robbie Jarvis, among others.

  • 2013

    In 2013, LeakyCon went international, hosting conventions in both Portland, Oregon, and London, England.

    Attendees at LeakyCon Portland continued to celebrate their love of all things fandom, with guests like Rent star Anthony Rapp, The Hunger Games’ Jackie Emerson, Buffy the Vampire Slayer actors Amber Benson and Tom Lenk, and Harry Potter actors Devon Murray, and Scarlett Byrne.

  • 2013

    In London, Harry Potter pride was in full effect, with members of the cast, and crew joining thousands of fans for a truly magical weekend; the first of its kind in Europe!

    Guests included Harry Potter stars Evanna Lynch, Scarlett Byrne, Alfred Enoch, Chris Rankin, Robbie Jarvis, and Ellie Darcey-Alden.

    Attendees also experienced a special LeakyCon-only tour of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.

  • 2014

    2014 saw the return of LeakyCon to Orlando, Florida as we celebrated the opening of Diagon Alley at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Resort.

    Guests included YouTube superstar Hannah Hart, fandom parody masters Team StarKid, and AVbyte, The Fault in Our Stars author John Green, Supernatural actress Alaina Huffman, Doctor Who writer James Moran, and many more!

    It was at LeakyCon 2014 that the now multi-fandom convention was renamed “GeekyCon,” allowing LeakyCon to return to its roots as the Harry Potter fan event it is today!

A magical rate for this magical gathering

We have secured a special, low rate at the Marriott Burbank hotel – the home of LeakyCon 2016 — just steps from the Bob Hope Burbank Airport, and minutes from Hollywood and the many sights and sounds of Los Angeles, Universal City, and the all-new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Bookings for LeakyCon 2016 are being accepted now!

Please Call 1-818-843-6000
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