LeakyCon: My 99% Finalized Schedule

It’s hard to believe that in just three short weeks from today, I will be on a plane to Chicago. It’s even harder to believe that it was already a year ago today when I was on a plane back from Orlando. Last year, I attended my first convention, LeakyCon 2011, where I had the…

LeakyCon: “You Are Remarkable”

I am determined to make this my last post about LeakyCon. After I finish this tonight, I’m going to take a break from the Internet (including all social media and my websites/blogs) for a while. I understand that my posts have been few and far between (but wordy) in the first place, but that’s because…

Pottermore: ErisedAuror53

I really hate deadlines. I wrote in my last post that I would finish writing about LeakyCon before July 31st, because I knew that, with the impending beta release of Pottermore sometime on July 31st, which was Harry Potter’s Golden Birthday, I would probably have less time to write afterwards. Now that I know that,…

LeakyCon: While I Was Gone

I interrupt my planned post about my three very full days at LeakyCon with this bulletin: while I was in Orlando, Florida, my car was in St. Paul, Minnesota. Why was it there? Well, I drove from my home in northwestern Minnesota to my friend’s house by St. Paul. Jeff was my college roommate, and…

LeakyCon: Open at the Close

As I wrote about in a previous post, I went to the “Open at the Close” event two weeks ago. I didn’t write about the different shops in the Harry Potter theme park, because I didn’t have the time. I think the most significant part of the park is not really Hogwarts, but Hogsmeade. Honeydukes,…

LeakyCon: A Newbie’s Perspective

This is my first Con. For as long as I have had a website (although I haven’t always taken it very seriously, especially lately) about Harry Potter, I feel less a part of the fandom than I did before, not more. You’d think that by going to a conference, I would get more in tune…

LeakyCon: My First Con Adventure

What is even more exciting for me than preparing for my first Harry Potter convention is that I get to spend over a week with my college roommate, Jeff, or as I sometimes call him, Animal, or JKO2. He’s a pretty cool guy. He’s just spent the last three months backpacking across eastern Europe, the…