LeakyCon Day 2

July 14th, 2011 by

After our late night at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, it’s amazing we made it to LeakyCon this morning. But we were immediately rewarded when we spotted some superstar HP characters:

Are Bellatrix and Moody secretly friends?!

Uh oh! Umbridge is in one of her moods!

Wow. Just... wow.

Of course, we also loved all the Hogwarts students we hung out with! Here are a few:

But let’s not forget the most magic-tastic Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff of all time… us, of course:

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After mingling, we spent the rest of the day in various presentations, including screenings of fan-made videos, a puppet show depicting Harry Potter’s life, and a discussion of book-to-movie adaptations:

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And in the evening, we all headed to the movie theater to see The Deathly Hallows, Part 2 — a few hours prior to the official midnight release! But more on that later, when we post a special movie review starring our fellow LeakyCon moviegoers! Stay tuned!

— 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.

LeakyCon Night 1: “Open at the Close”

July 14th, 2011 by

I’m not sure how we did it without Mrs. Weasley being around to nag us, but we are actually awake and out of bed this morning. And why is this such an amazing feat? Because we were out until 1 am last night — partying at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park with our fellow LeakyCon revelers!

The park was open 10 pm to 1 am just for LeakyCon attendees, and it was AWESOME. The event was called “Open at the Close,” and if you don’t know what that refers to, well, just wait until you read The Deathly Hallows (no spoilers here!).

Check out our photo gallery from the night — including lots of dedicated Harryheads wearing Hogwarts attire in the Florida heat. Plus a photo of us with our house colors!

— 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.

LeakyCon Day 1

July 12th, 2011 by

So, you know how we’re always going on and on and on (and on and on) and on and on… and on about how much we LOVE Harry Potter? Well, today we are taking our devotion to the next level. Because today, we head to LeakyCon 2011, a gathering of Harryheads from around the country!

For five days, we’ll join the most dedicated of HP fans in celebrating all things Harry — including seeing the new Deathly Hallows movie, dancing to wizard rock, and exploring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park. Plus, we’ll attend presentations and group discussions on topics such as how to make your own Butterbeer, the books versus the movies, what to expect from Pottermore, and “Why Fred?”

And obviously, we will bring as much of the magic to you as we possibly can. So keep an eye on Kidsmomo for our LeakyCon coverage throughout the next few days!

And it all starts in a mere matter of hours when we get on a plane that will take us to HOGWARTS! Okay, technically, it’s taking us to Orlando. But since — SPOILER ALERT! — Hogwarts isn’t real, we’ll take it. LeakyCon 2011 here we come!

— 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.

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