I will be returning to LEAKYCON! My schedule is below!
Friday, August 9
LeakyCon Party Game Hour
10:15-11:15 AM, MainStage
Moderator Melissa Anelli (PotterCast) | Maureen Johnson | Tiana Benjamin | Georgina Leonidas
You’re going to want to have a lot of Harry Potter facts in your head this weekend, so why not get warmed up this morning? We’ll be testing your memory and your competitive edge. Will you lead your house to victory?
Adaptations: Watching Your Story Come to Life on Screen
Moderator Proma Khosla (Mashable) | Maureen Johnson | Becky Albertalli | Angie Thomas | Julie Murphy
2018 saw movies premiere based on The Hate U Give, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and Dumplin’ and now we’re gearing up for the 2019 premiere of Let It Snow on Netflix. Authors Angie Thomas, Becky Albertalli, Julie Murphy, and Maureen Johnson will discuss what it’s been like to watch their books be adapted and reach wider audiences than ever before.
Signing: 4:30-5PM, Autograph Area
Saturday, August 10
The Truth About Publishing: Author AMA
12:45-1:45PM, Occamy Room (D160/172)
Moderator Maureen Johnson| Becky Albertalli | Nic Stone | Hafsah Faizal | Angie Thomas | Mackenzi Lee
Is there something you’ve always wanted to know about publishing a book? Now’s your chance to hear the truth directly from our guest authors.
Signing: 3:15-3:45PM, Autograph Area
4:30-5:30PM, Occamy Room (D170/172)
Moderator Proma Khosla (Mashable) | Maureen Johnson| Mackenzi Lee | Becky Albertalli | Justin A. Reynolds
A line may seem funny in the midst of a deadline-induced writing haze, but will that translate to editors and readers? We’ll talk about what makes something funny, how to punch up instead of down, and other tricks we’ve learned while writing humor.
Moderator Jim Tavaré (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) | Maureen Johnson| Melissa Anelli (PotterCast) | Mike Schubert (Potterless)
Can our contestants figure out the words we’re thinking of just from their partners’ clues? Watch as our teams battle for a thousand Galleons* and eternal glory!
Signing: 12:45-1:15, Autograph Area