Presenting at LeakyCon
It’s time for you, the biggest Harry Potter fans in the world, to share your knowledge and passion with the rest of LeakyCon!
MARCH 25, 2022
JUNE 3, 2022
Do you have a presentation, paper, panel, workshop or headcanon about the Wizarding World or the Potter fandom? Topics could range from “Hogwarts in the Era of the Marauders” to “How Potter Fans are Changing the World.” We welcome all kinds of proposals from informal discussions to formal academic presentations.
Be sure to read the guidelines below before submitting a program proposal. If you have any questions regarding programming, please send your queries to [email protected].
Frequently Asked Questions
IS THERE ONE FORMAT I HAVE TO FOLLOW? DOES IT HAVE TO BE A PANEL?
Not at all! You create the program you want to run. It can be a panel, a roundtable, a lecture, a meetup, a singalong, or whatever you envision! Just make sure you specify what you’d like to create in your application (i.e. “I’d like to moderate a panel of four people…”)
Helpful hints: a panel consists of 3–5 people with a moderator who leads a discussion, and is often followed by a Q&A session with the audience; a roundtable consists of 4+ people discussing a topic amongst themselves as an audience listens and sometimes chimes in; a lecture consists of one or two people speaking to an audience.
CAN I CREATE A PANEL WHERE WE BRING ON A CELEBRITY?
No, we’re sorry! These are programs that LeakyCon attendees develop on their own, we won’t be able to facilitate celebrity guests for you.
MY PRESENTATION WORKS BEST AS A POWERPOINT. WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO A PROJECTOR?
If your program idea is selected, LeakyCon will work with you to make sure the room is set up for your panel. Most programming rooms will have a basic audio package, including microphones, and a few will have projectors.
WHAT IF I’M NOT REGISTERED FOR LEAKYCON?
LeakyCon presenters will be given a complimentary day pass for the day of their programming. If you have already purchased a registration, our team will be in touch to adjust your registration following acceptance notices.
WHAT ARE LEAKYCON’S HEALTH & SAFETY POLICIES?
Specific health & safety policies for LeakyCon Orlando and LeakyCon Denver will be announced as we get closer to the event. We are continuing to monitor the latest data and public health advice, including that of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and assessing our policies in line with these recommendations and the risk comfort level of our team and the broader community. We are coordinating closely with our venue partner to ensure that all necessary precautions are taken.
As the situation continues to evolve, we strongly urge everyone to refer to the guidelines and protocols as suggested by the CDC and other public health officials. If you are able to be vaccinated, we strongly encourage you to do so as soon as possible. We also encourage you to continue following enhanced risk reduction guidelines, including masking, social distancing, and diligent personal hygiene.
Email us at [email protected] and a member of our programming team will get back to you as soon as possible.