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Congratulations to Anne Walker! Anne is an exceptional student from North Carolina who used her love for literature and geekery to find her place at school, and helped to feel others included too.

Anne just graduated high school from North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, one of the few public schools in the country where students also live. She took Gram-O-Rama, which combined grammar and sketch comedy. An all-around geek, Anne said she most relates to Steven Rogers because she believes they “share the core belief that every human being is extraordinary and should be treated with respect and compassion.” She loves politics, and her dream presidential ticket would be James Potter and Martha Jones, because they “complement each other by ultimately being driven by power and protection, respectively.” (We’d pay good money to work for that campaign too!)

Anne also uses her time to help others a quality we at LeakyCon highly value. In her recommendation letter, her teacher, Ross White, wrote about Anne’s devotion to a student who was struggling to fit in. It’s safe to say we’ve all been that student and are so thankful to the Anne’s of the world who have helped us find our place.

Anne will be attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the fall, where she will study political science.


arts fellowship


Yulin Kuang is our fellowship winner, and will be using her fellowship to continue a beautiful YouTube series she’s been working on, “I Didn’t Write This.” Yulin takes excerpts from her favorite stories and poems and adapts them into short films. So far she’s filmed a brilliant scene from Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, as well as excerpts from the works of John Green, Shakespeare, and T. S. Elliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.”

In her own words, “’I Didn’t Write This’ is a celebration of literature and filmmaking and fandom, the three great loves of my life.” Yulin got her start writing Harry Potter fan fiction for years, and “I Didn’t Write This” is an extension of that passion.

“I owe so much to literature and fandom for making me first fall in love with reading and dreaming and writing and creating,” she said in her application.

Yulin hopes that her YouTube series will get these pieces of literature stuck in her audience’s head “like a good song.” Her ultimate goal is to direct a feature-length film.

Yulin studied at Carnegie Melon University, where she majored in International Relations and Politics, and minored in film and media studies. She currently lives in California.

You can find her YouTube page, including the “I Didn’t Write This” series, here.

Congratulations to Anne and Yulin! We’re so proud of your accomplishments, your creativity, and your geekery and we can’t wait to see where your next journeys take you.


arts fellowship winner

Amanda Rollins, the 2013 winner of the LeakyCon Arts Fellowship will be showing the results of her photography project, “Fiction Happens” this year in the LeakyCon Marketplace. She has given us a sneak peek of some of her pieces!
From Amanda: Inspired by pop culture and driven by childhood bullying, Fiction Happens is a photography project that encourages you to be whoever you want to be. Over the past year and a half, I have been bringing characters to life in the real world with the help of some amazing cosplayers. I look forward to bringing these photos – and a video, too! – to LeakyCon Orlando 2014!



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