LEAKYCON 2013 FAQ

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WHEN AND WHERE IS LEAKYCON?

LeakyCon 2013 will be held in Portland, Oregon and London, England:
LEAKYCON PORTLAND:
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon
June 27 – 30, 2013

LEAKYCON LONDON:
Grand Connaught Rooms
London, England
August 8 – 11, 2013
WHEN DOES LEAKYCON REGISTRATION OPEN?
Registration for both LeakyCon Portland and LeakyCon London will open on September 1st, 2012
ARE THERE SPECIAL HOTEL RATES?
Yes, we will have special rates with hotels in both Portland and London. The details will be coming soon!
ARE BOTH SITES WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
WHAT SPECIAL GUESTS WILL BE AT LEAKYCON PORTLAND AND LONDON?
As always, all special guests appearances are subject to work commitments, but we can tentatively confirm that we will have actors from the HP films, members of Team StarKid, the Vlogbrothers, LeakyCon Lit, and much, much more.
WILL THERE BE WIZARD ROCK? GAMES AND SPORTS? COSTUME CONTESTS? PODCASTS? PANELS? ESTHER EARL ROCKING CHARITY BALL?
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and...hmm...oh, OF COURSE!
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT REGISTRATION OPTIONS?
We have simplified our registration options for 2013 and lowered our prices to make attending LeakyCon easier and more affordable! Read below:
REGULAR REGISTRATION: Regular registration for LeakyCon includes entrance to the opening ceremonies, formal and informal programming, wizard rock, podcasts, meetups, vendor room, galleries, and a lot more. And, of course, the Esther Earl Rocking Charity Ball.
REGULAR REGISTRATION + LEAKYCON LIT: This pass includes regular registration plus access to all of our LeakyCon Lit programming.
LeakyCon Lit is a unique literary track focusing primarily on Young Adult literature, created and curated by some of the top authors in the industry. It celebrates reading and the power of story, and provides guests with the chance to meet industry leaders, including authors, agents, and editors. Featured guests have included Maureen Johnson, John Green, Lev Grossman, Holly Black, David Levithan, Libba Bray, and more. Stay tuned as we reveal our Portland and London lineups!
ROCKSTAR PASS: This premium pass includes everything in a regular registration plus LeakyCon Lit. In addition, you get fast track to registration, premium reserved seating, a separate line for mainstage events, an extra swag bag full of goodies, and much, much more!
DAY PASS: If space allows, we will open registration for Day Passes at a later date, so please stay tuned to LeakyCon.com for further announcments!
HOW MUCH DOES LEAKYCON COST?
LEAKYCON PORTLAND:
Regular Registration — $140
Regular Registration + LeakyCon Lit —$180
RockStar — $350
LEAKYCON LONDON:
Regular Registration — £150
Regular Registration + LeakyCon Lit — £200
RockStar — £250
Please note, these prices will increase on February 1st, 2013, so don't wait to register!
WHY IS LEAKYCON LONDON MORE EXPENSIVE THAN LEAKYCON PORTLAND?
We are always trying to make LeakyCon as affordable as possible. Our 2013 prices are lower than they have ever been, and while we would like to charge the same amount for both Portland and London, London is simply a more expensive city. LeakyCon is still and will always aim to be a better-priced conference than many conventions, while still providing you with more than you would get anywhere else!
WHAT ARE YOUR POLICIES FOR ATTENDEES WHO ARE UNDER 18?
We have simplified our Under 18 policy so it is easier to attend LeakyCon at any age! Anyone under 18 is welcome to attend LeakyCon; however, just as Harry had to be 11 to attend Hogwarts, our recommended age is 11 and up. Most of our programming consists of panels, discussion groups, and meet-ups, and we find that it is often not suitable or entertaining for children under 11.
If you are under 18 years of age and attending without a parent or legal guardian, you will need to bring a signed and notarized* permission form which will be available on our website in the coming months. If you are attending with your parent or legal guardian, then you will simply need to check in with him or her at the time of registration.
*If you live OUTSIDE of the United States, then in place of notarization, we will accept a photocopy of a government-issued ID of the parent or guardian who signed your form. This photocopy must also be signed by the parent or guardian.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE MY BADGE ONSITE AT LEAKYCON?
Upon arrival, all guests will need to check in and register before attending programming. Please bring with you the following: a printed copy of your registration confirmation (emailed to you when you registered) and, if you are under 18, your signed, notarized parental permission form. We no longer require photo ID to check in; we made this change as a response to demand this year. It has one incredibly important codicil attached: if you lose your printed registration confirmation and someone else uses it to check in, there will be absolutely nothing we can do to assure your entrance. Once a pass is printed, that space is accounted for and cannot be reprinted. Constant vigilance!
Please email [email protected] prior to the conference with any questions regarding these requirements.
MAY I PAY OVER TIME?
No. All purchases must be made in full.
WHEN WILL REGISTRATION CLOSE? WHEN WILL LEAKYCON SELL OUT?
Registration will close when we sell out. We do not know when this will happen as it entirely depends on demand. Be sure to watch our Twitter, Facebook, and LeakyCon.com as we will try to let you know when we get close to selling out; we cannot guarantee this notification, however. We recommend you do not wait a moment longer than necessary.
WHY WAS THERE AN ERROR PROCESSING MY CREDIT CARD
When registering, please make sure you have entered all your information correctly and that your card has a sufficient amount of credit to purchase a registration. Please try a different card if the error persists.
CAN I REGISTER MULTIPLE PEOPLE AT ONCE?
Yes, during the registration process you will be able to register more than one person at once.
MAY I REFUND MY REGISTRATION?
Our refund policies are as follows:
LEAKYCON PORTLAND:
Before May 1st, 2013: Full refund (minus $4 Service Fee)
After May 1st, 2013: No refund
LEAKYCON LONDON:
Before June 1st, 2013: Full refund (minus $4 Service Fee)
After June 1st, 2013: No refund
As we near the conference, it becomes important for us to solidify our numbers to plan properly; this is why we cannot accept refunds after a certain date.
HOW DO I BECOME A PRESENTER AT LEAKYCON?
Every year we invite our attendees to submit programming proposals for panels, events, discussions, meet-ups, etc. that they would like to host or see at LeakyCon. We will make an announcement on our website when the submission period is open, so please be sure to check back for more information in the coming months.
HOW DO I BECOME A VOLUNTEER AT LEAKYCON?
We will open up a call for volunteers in the months prior to the conference. Meanwhile, if you have any questions about volunteering, please email [email protected]
CAN I BRING MY DSLR CAMERA, VIDEO CAMERA, OR OTHER RECORDING DEVICE?
Yes, you may bring with you a DSLR Camera or video camera if you please. However, if your equipment reaches professional standard (external lighting, tripods, large zooms, etc.), you may be asked to sign a waiver. (Or to join our volunteer photography staff!)
WHAT TIME DOES THE CONFERENCE BEGIN/END?
LeakyCon Portland runs from June 27th through 30th, 2013 and London from August 8th through 11th, 2013. We will post the schedule a few weeks out from the event, so please check back at that time for further details on what times events will begin and end!
WHEN IS THE BALL AND WHAT DO I WEAR?
The annual Esther Earl Rocking Charity Ball is always held on the last full night of LeakyCon. Once again it is the Saturday night (of both events) this year. You can dress as formally or as casually as you'd like — just come prepared to dance!
WHEN WILL YOU RELEASE THE SCHEDULE?
We will be releasing the schedule closer to the start of the conference. Please be sure to watch our website, Twitter, and Facebook for more information.
DO YOU HAVE DISCOUNTED RATES AT HOTELS?
We do, in both cities! This information will be released shortly.
HOW MUCH IS PARKING AT THE HOTEL(S)?
Please contact each hotel individually to ask about their parking rates.
WHAT IF I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Please send us an email to [email protected] with your question and we will be happy to assist you!

 

REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 1, 2012

LeakyCon 2013: Oregon Convention Centre Portland, Oregon, June 27-30, $140 and Grand Connaught Rooms, London, England, August 8-11, £150. Registration opens September 1st, 2012.