LeakyCon Day 4, Part 2

July 17th, 2011 by

So, the reason we had to separate our coverage of LeakyCon Day 4 into two parts was not because we were inspired by the movie adaptations of The Deathly Hallows. Actually, we just had to take a little break to travel to the airport. Because LeakyCon 2011 is now over. And we are very, very sad. :’-(

It’s a good thing we still have plenty of LeakyCon coverage planned for this blog! It’s almost like reliving the magic. Because we are very, very sad. Did we say that already? Very sad. Moving on…

As we mentioned in our last post, LeakyCon Day 4 (yesterday) kicked off with two theatrical performances. For the second event, we were treated to a selection of songs from a group that has created more than one awesome musical based on the Harry Potter books:

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After the singing was done, the group stayed on stage for a Q&A, led by Firenze the centaur — and when he trotted out, we both literally pointed and laughed. That may sound mean, but come on, look at this picture… Wouldn’t you gesture and snicker too?

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After the energetic musical performance, we were all fired up to watch a Quidditch match — until we ventured into the blazing hot Florida sun and almost melted. It’s amazing the athletes were able to play in that weather, but they managed an impressive game!

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In the end, the Butterbeer Monocles (in yellow) beat the Snapes of Wrath (in black).

Then LeakyCon attendees got a chance to scrimmage!

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The match ended with a sudden snitch snatch that no one saw coming, and victory went to the Snitchin’ Snitches over George’s Left Ear.

After all that exhausting Quidditch watching on the sidelines, we were ready for a well-deserved break, so we spent the rest of the day watching Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and another musical inspired by the Boy who Lived. We had to rest up in order to dance properly at the ball that night, right? More on that later, in our continuing coverage of LeakyCon!

— Nancy (Ravenclaw) and Karen (Hufflepuff)

Btw: Karen works at Scholastic and Nancy used to work there, but our jobs are not connected to LeakyCon, sadly. We’re attending for our own enjoyment — and yours — as the ridiculous fans that we are.

2 Responses

  • Christina writes:
    July 21st, 2011 at 1:21 am

    How cool! I made two of the Quidditch pix. It’s a small world after all haha

    • Lolly writes:
      July 29th, 2011 at 2:02 am

      Slam dunkin like Shaquille O’Neal, if he wrote inrfmotaive articles.

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