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Thursday, June 27
 

11:00am

Magical Tarot Card Readings
Free tarot card readings in the Common Room. 
Alice Leung (magical scientist) will ask the universe for advice on your behalf! Bring your questions or conundrums.

Thursday June 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Solano

3:00pm

REGISTRATION
Come by the Registration Desk to pick up your badge and/or buy tickets.

Thursday June 27, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm

3:00pm

COMMON ROOM
The Common Room is the place to kick back, relax, and hang out with other Leviosa attendees!

Play HP "Would You Rather" and other board games

Share/Post your Wizards Unite code for some new friends

Drop off books at the Book Donation Drive table



Thursday June 27, 2019 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Solano

4:00pm

VENDOR ROOM
Vendor room is on the mezzanine level across from the main ballroom .
Vendors:

Geek Regneration
Washosaurus
Cuties Craft Lab
Hungarian Wands
Origami Owl
Kit's Designs
The Philosopher Store
Fox Estacado Arts

see sponsor/vendor section for more information and links to these businesses

Note: Not all vendors will be open for business on Thursday evening.

Thursday June 27, 2019 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Vendor room

6:00pm

Help! I Want to Love Cursed Child
Do you wish you could love Cursed Child? Did the play move you and feel like Potter magic, but in a way that you can’t pinpoint? Need help making peace with aspects of the story? It might be time for a reread or a new perspective.


Speakers
avatar for Mary Markovinovic

Mary Markovinovic

Presenter/Moderator, Team Leviosa
avatar for Jenn Clack

Jenn Clack

Presenter


Thursday June 27, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Trousdale Estates

6:00pm

Card Against Muggles Game Meet-Up
Join Cathy for a game of Cards Against Muggles!

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Leogrande

Cathy Leogrande

Author/Educator, Le Moyne College
Cathy Leogrande is a Professor in the Teacher Education Department of the Purcell School of Professional Studies at Le Moyne College, a Jesuit college in New York. Her teaching and research focus on new literacies and popular culture to provide K-12 teachers skills to address issues... Read More →


Thursday June 27, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Franklin Hills

7:00pm

Welcome! & MOVIE & GAME NIGHT (Snacks served until 8PM)
We'll be welcoming all those who will be joining us for Leviosa.

And then, join us for movies and games!
There'll be Harry Potter (and other) board games and a HP themed trivia quiz. Feel free to bring more board games to play with everyone.

NOTE: SNACKS WILL BE SERVED UNTIL 8:00PM ONLY


Thursday June 27, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Ballroom
 
Friday, June 28
 

9:00am

REGISTRATION
Come by the Registration Desk to pick up your badge and/or buy tickets.

Friday June 28, 2019 9:00am - 7:00pm

9:00am

COMMON ROOM
The Common Room is the place to kick back, relax, and hang out with other Leviosa attendees!

Play HP "Would You Rather" and other board games

Share/Post your Wizards Unite code for some new friends

Drop off books at the Book Donation Drive table


Friday June 28, 2019 9:00am - 8:00pm
Solano

9:30am

Welcome to Leviosa 2019!
Friday June 28, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am
Main Ballroom

10:00am

VENDOR ROOM
Vendor room is on the mezzanine level across from the main ballroom .
Vendors:

Geek Regneration
Washosaurus
Cuties Craft Lab
Hungarian Wands
Origami Owl
Kit's Designs
The Philosopher Store
Fox Estacado Arts
Barnes and Noble

see sponsor/vendor section for more information and links to these businesses

Friday June 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am
Vendor room

10:00am

The Real Deathly Hallows in Welsh Myth
In Welsh Myth, the fairies brought four treasures to Ireland, The Hallows of Britain, which grew into Tarot symbols and the Deathly Hallows. We’ll learn about them all, from the spear that couldn’t be defeated to the sword of total destruction. Only one who is truly worthy, a symbolic king or those who he’s appointed to aid him, can wield these items. Being appointed is not enough: only those imbued with kingship can succeed.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Estelle Frankel

Valerie Estelle Frankel

Author, Pop Culture Author
Valerie Estelle Frankel is the author of over 50 books on pop culture, including Harry Potter and Myth and How Game of Thrones Will End. Many of her books focus on women's roles in fiction, from her heroine's journey guides From Girl to Goddess and Buffy and the Heroine's Journey... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Trousdale Estates

10:00am

Canon vs Fandom
The resurgence of sequels and expansions to existing franchises has started filling in the gaps where fandom and fanfiction once dwelled and thrived. Because of these additions, lifelong fans have been faced with the dilemma on whether to abandon their own headcanons and ideas of where the stories should go and accept the new stories as canon, or to reject them and continue their own speculation. Fantastic Beasts and Cursed Child, namely, have created new stories that have now begun to raise questions of what happens when fandom rejects canon, or when the fandom and canon seem to have different values and goals.

Speakers
avatar for Bayana Davis

Bayana Davis

Presenter, Black Girls Create
Bayana Davis is a proud Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff hatstall born and raised in Oakland, California. She is the cofounder and Editor in Chief of Black Girls Create and cohost of the podcast #WizardTeam. She is a fierce advocate of critical fandom, the increased representation of Black women... Read More →
avatar for Robyn Jordan

Robyn Jordan

Team Leviosa
R

RurouniHime

Presenter
RurouniHime is a long-time ficcer in multiple fandoms - she initially popped her Drarry cherry and is currently drowning herself in Sterek, with a whole crowd of wizards, superheroes, and dreamsharers in between. Ru likes writing, reading, and watching horror films, and when she's... Read More →
avatar for Nancee Lee-Allen

Nancee Lee-Allen

Presenter, Pegasys Partners
Nancee was first introduced to Harry Potter while teaching British Literature at a shelter for runaway and abused teens. She quickly fell in love with the wizarding world, especially the Weasley family. Nancee holds a BA in Communications and Masters in Psychology. Nancee is a member... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Franklin Hills

10:00am

From Harry Potter Fans to Fantasy Writers
An exploration of the journey from reader and fan to published author. Our panel of authors discusses how their experience with the Harry Potter fandom impacted both their lives and careers, leading them to create their own fantasy worlds. Learn how these authors found that a sincere love for and involvement in fandom made them uniquely poised for success in YA Literature.

Speakers
avatar for Tobie Easton

Tobie Easton

Author
Award-winning author Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she's grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. Her Mer Chronicles series (Emerge, Submerge, and Immerse) follows the descendants of the Little... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Schusterman

Michelle Schusterman

Author
Michelle Schusterman is the author of over a dozen books for kids and teens, including SPELL & SPINDLE, OLIVE AND THE BACKSTAGE GHOST, and the series THE KAT SINCLAIR FILES and I HEART BAND. She co-authored the YA novel THE PROS OF CONS with Alison Cherry and Lindsay Ribar, and co-authored... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Ribar

Lindsay Ribar

Author, PenguinTeen
Lindsay Ribar is the author of the YA novels THE PROS OF CONS (co-written with Alison Cherry and Michelle Schusterman); ROCKS FALL, EVERYONE DIES; THE ART OF WISHING; and THE FOURTH WISH. She spent nine years as a literary agent, and now works in contracts at DAW Books. Ask her about... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Main Ballroom

11:00am

Sean Biggerstaff Q&A
Question and answer session with Sean Biggerstaff ("Oliver Wood" in the Harry Potter films)

Speakers

Friday June 28, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Main Ballroom

11:00am

Accio Agent! Tips and Techniques for Finding a Literary Agent
Signing with a literary agent is often the first step to getting your book published. Come find out exactly what agents do, whether you need one, how to query and the mistakes to avoid in the query process.

Speakers
avatar for J.C. Davis

J.C. Davis

Author
J. C. Davis writes all things kidlit, including Picture Books, MG and YA. Her debut novel, CHEESUS WAS HERE, a YA Contemporary, was released in 2017 by Sky Pony Press. Ms. Davis is represented by Mandy Hubbard of the Emerald City Literary Agency. In addition to writing, Ms. Davis... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Trousdale Estates

1:00pm

World Building
What tools and research methods can writers use to craft complex, believable worlds? What essential elements can ground a fictional world in a sense of tangible reality? With maps, customs, religious holidays, economic systems, tech, and much more, author Valerie Estelle Frankel will guide you through the process.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Estelle Frankel

Valerie Estelle Frankel

Author, Pop Culture Author
Valerie Estelle Frankel is the author of over 50 books on pop culture, including Harry Potter and Myth and How Game of Thrones Will End. Many of her books focus on women's roles in fiction, from her heroine's journey guides From Girl to Goddess and Buffy and the Heroine's Journey... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Trousdale Estates

1:00pm

The Snitch, the Stone, and the Sword
Harry undergoes some of his most significant transformations in the series’ first book, whose original title refers to a process of transformation: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. He is repeatedly a catalyst for change—a human Philosopher’s Stone—as well as a human Golden Snitch and Sword of Gryffindor, destroyer of Horcruxes, though he is, paradoxically, a Horcrux himself. An exploration of Harry’s many literal and symbolic transformations.

Speakers
avatar for B.L. Purdom

B.L. Purdom

Presenter
B.L. Purdom (“Barb”) has presented papers and served on panels at Harry Potter symposia and general SF/F conventions across North America since 2003. The author/host of “Quantum Harry, the Podcast” (on Castbox, iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube), based on her book, “Quantum Harry... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Franklin Hills

1:00pm

HP Christmas Ornaments
Limited Capacity seats available

Continue to build your Harry Potter Christmas collection with four new ornaments that you will create.

Speakers
avatar for Betz

Betz

Presenter
Betz is a long time Harry Potter fan, fanfic writer, and conference lecturer, having given lectures on Potion ingredient symbolism, Herbology and craft workshops at many HP cons over the years.


Friday June 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Elysian Park

1:00pm

Sean Biggerstaff Autograph Session
Autograph session with Sean Biggerstaff ("Oliver Wood" in the Harry Potter series).  Ok to take photos!
No cost.

Speakers

Friday June 28, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom D&E

2:00pm

What Harry Wrought: YA Lit After JKR
This interactive presentation will examine the chronology of change in the publishing world from Judy Blume to Laurie Halse Anderson to John Green and more. The impact of Rowling’s series on post-Potter YA books and series will be explored. Participants will discuss and debate how current books build on elements from Harry and friends that resonated with readers. Blurry lines among types of YA books will be addressed, including realistic fiction, fantasy, so-called problem novels, and graphic novel adaptations.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Leogrande

Cathy Leogrande

Author/Educator, Le Moyne College
Cathy Leogrande is a Professor in the Teacher Education Department of the Purcell School of Professional Studies at Le Moyne College, a Jesuit college in New York. Her teaching and research focus on new literacies and popular culture to provide K-12 teachers skills to address issues... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Main Ballroom

2:30pm

The Tools and Talents of Albus Dumbledore
Contrary to the mystique surrounding Albus Dumbledore, he was not omniscient or omnipotent, but he did have a wide array of magical aides in his arsenal. He was a skilled Legilimens. He invented the deluminator, and presumably the magic that allowed Ron Weasley to return to his friends upon hearing his name. We will go through the HP books to spot instances where Dumbledore wielded these tools, and discuss how effective they were.

Speakers
avatar for Irvin Khaytman

Irvin Khaytman

Author
Irvin (“hpboy13” online) has been a prolific member of HP fandom since 2003, and identifies as Ravenpuff. He is the author of The Life and Lies of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. He is MuggleNet’s controversial columnist, over at The Three Broomsticks. He is the Dark... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Whitley Heights

2:30pm

Hanging Out at the Leaky Cauldron: HP Meet-up Groups
Potter is best when shared! Find out how to discover if there's a Harry Potter group near you and if not, how to start your own. We'll present ideas for meet-up events, examples of successful groups, and advice on wrangling all the fun and occasional frustrations of running, maintaining, and participating in an active Harry Potter meet-up group.

Speakers
avatar for J.C. Davis

J.C. Davis

Author
J. C. Davis writes all things kidlit, including Picture Books, MG and YA. Her debut novel, CHEESUS WAS HERE, a YA Contemporary, was released in 2017 by Sky Pony Press. Ms. Davis is represented by Mandy Hubbard of the Emerald City Literary Agency. In addition to writing, Ms. Davis... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Trousdale Estates

3:00pm

The Next Great Adventure: Lessons from the Potter stories on loss, death, and grief
For those of us who cried when Hedwig or Dobby passed, Potter stories reminded us that even fictional deaths can fill us with raw emotion. This interactive presentation uses the Harry Potter Grief Model (Williams & Haley) to explore powerful lessons Rowling provided to help us deal with our grief. Key quotes and reactions will illustrate multiple dimensions of death and loss woven throughout the series, and what we can learn about different stages of acceptance.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Leogrande

Cathy Leogrande

Author/Educator, Le Moyne College
Cathy Leogrande is a Professor in the Teacher Education Department of the Purcell School of Professional Studies at Le Moyne College, a Jesuit college in New York. Her teaching and research focus on new literacies and popular culture to provide K-12 teachers skills to address issues... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Franklin Hills

3:00pm

Fandom Feud! hosted by MuggleNet.com

It's Family Feud with a magical twist! How much do Harry Potter fans agree on topics about the wizarding world? We've surveyed our MuggleNet audience to see! Join a team and put your knowledge of the fandom to the test with questions like "Which spell is the most useful?" and "What place do you visit first at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?"

Speakers
avatar for MuggleNet

MuggleNet

MuggleNet
World's #1 Harry Potter Fan Site!Representing MuggleNet willl be Felicia Grady, Adriana Wilson, Madison Ford, Mary Wojcicki, Tabitha Rees, Zoé Fleury, and Richa Venkatraman


Friday June 28, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Main Ballroom

3:00pm

The Healing Power of CosPlay
We all know that cosplay is fun for both players and their audience, but did you know that cosplay has healing powers? We are going to explore how and why cosplay can help us heal.

Speakers
avatar for Nancee Lee-Allen

Nancee Lee-Allen

Presenter, Pegasys Partners
Nancee was first introduced to Harry Potter while teaching British Literature at a shelter for runaway and abused teens. She quickly fell in love with the wizarding world, especially the Weasley family. Nancee holds a BA in Communications and Masters in Psychology. Nancee is a member... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Trousdale Estates

3:00pm

How to Plan Out a Book Series
In this session, the authors will discuss how they plan out a book series.  

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Schusterman

Michelle Schusterman

Author
Michelle Schusterman is the author of over a dozen books for kids and teens, including SPELL & SPINDLE, OLIVE AND THE BACKSTAGE GHOST, and the series THE KAT SINCLAIR FILES and I HEART BAND. She co-authored the YA novel THE PROS OF CONS with Alison Cherry and Lindsay Ribar, and co-authored... Read More →
avatar for Tobie Easton

Tobie Easton

Author
Award-winning author Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she's grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. Her Mer Chronicles series (Emerge, Submerge, and Immerse) follows the descendants of the Little... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Whitley Heights

4:00pm

YouTube for Authors
Alexa Donne leads this workshop on  how to build your platform on YouTube as an author.

Speakers
avatar for Alexa Donne

Alexa Donne

Author, Leviosa
Alexa Donne is a Ravenclaw who wears many hats, including fan convention organizing, teen mentoring, college admissions essay consulting, YouTube-ing and podcasting. When she’s not writing science fiction and fantasy for teens, Alexa works in international television marketing... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Trousdale Estates

4:00pm

"And my soul, Dumbledore?" The Snape-Dumbledore Relationship
"You disgust me." "You have used me." "Severus...please..." Did Dumbledore use Snape or save him? What was his plan for Snape with the Elder Wand? Join the author of Snape: A Definitive Reading as we delve into the original series, Cursed Child, and the Fantastic Beasts films to understand the highly charged partnership between Dumbledore and his right-hand man.

Speakers
avatar for Lorrie Kim

Lorrie Kim

Author, Snape
Lorrie Kim lives in Philadelphia, PA with her clever, grumpy, magical spouse and their geeky offspring, one born between Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince and one in gestation during the publication of Deathly Hallows.


Friday June 28, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Franklin Hills

4:00pm

Author Signing Session
Speakers
avatar for Irvin Khaytman

Irvin Khaytman

Author
Irvin (“hpboy13” online) has been a prolific member of HP fandom since 2003, and identifies as Ravenpuff. He is the author of The Life and Lies of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. He is MuggleNet’s controversial columnist, over at The Three Broomsticks. He is the Dark... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Schusterman

Michelle Schusterman

Author
Michelle Schusterman is the author of over a dozen books for kids and teens, including SPELL & SPINDLE, OLIVE AND THE BACKSTAGE GHOST, and the series THE KAT SINCLAIR FILES and I HEART BAND. She co-authored the YA novel THE PROS OF CONS with Alison Cherry and Lindsay Ribar, and co-authored... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Ribar

Lindsay Ribar

Author, PenguinTeen
Lindsay Ribar is the author of the YA novels THE PROS OF CONS (co-written with Alison Cherry and Michelle Schusterman); ROCKS FALL, EVERYONE DIES; THE ART OF WISHING; and THE FOURTH WISH. She spent nine years as a literary agent, and now works in contracts at DAW Books. Ask her about... Read More →
avatar for Tobie Easton

Tobie Easton

Author
Award-winning author Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she's grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. Her Mer Chronicles series (Emerge, Submerge, and Immerse) follows the descendants of the Little... Read More →
avatar for Alison Cherry

Alison Cherry

Author
author of THE PROS OF CONS (co-written with Lindsay Ribar and Michelle Schusterman)
avatar for Dana L. Davis

Dana L. Davis

Actress/Author
avatar for Aminah  Mae Safi

Aminah Mae Safi

Author
Aminah Mae Safi is a Muslim-American writer who explores art, fiction, feminism, and film. She's the winner of the We Need Diverse Books short story contest. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her partner and two cats. She is the author of NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom D&E

5:00pm

Sirius-ly Celebate? Sexuality and the Adults of Harry Potter
Many people find Sirius Black to be the sexiest character in the Harry Potter series, though no one knows if Sirius ever had a date! His love life is never mentioned in the books since there are more compelling things to know about him. A large group of fans believe that we never heard about Sirius’ love life since he was quietly dating Remus! This and the “outing” of Dumbledore leaves us with many questions regarding the sexuality of the adults in Harry Potter. During this roundtable, I propose a discussion regarding sexuality and the adult characters.

Speakers
avatar for Nancee Lee-Allen

Nancee Lee-Allen

Presenter, Pegasys Partners
Nancee was first introduced to Harry Potter while teaching British Literature at a shelter for runaway and abused teens. She quickly fell in love with the wizarding world, especially the Weasley family. Nancee holds a BA in Communications and Masters in Psychology. Nancee is a member... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 5:00pm - 6:20pm
Franklin Hills

5:00pm

CRAFT FAIRE
Craft Faire Info
 Interested in selling your crafts?  Click here to sign up: https://forms.gle/arkYigLimbGFbkSY8

Crafters currently scheduled to participate in the Craft Faire include:

Petite Potions https://www.etsy.com/shop/petitepotions
Author Valerie Estelle Frankel  http://vefrankel.com
Casa De Bruja  https://www.etsy.com/shop/CasaDeBruja



Friday June 28, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Laurel

6:30pm

19 Years Later (Video and Panel)
19 YEARS LATER: A SURPRISINGLY DARK SATIRE OF MAGIC
We join Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger Weasley 19 years after we left them. But things are amiss, wizards are disappearing and turning up dead. All must overcome old rivalries and create new friendships if they are to figure out who is behind this and stop them.

This video captured performance will be followed by a Q & A with Director/Actress Kena Worthen ("Ginny")and  Boris Bilic  ("Albus")

The website is mwtheatre.org 







Speakers
avatar for Kena Worthen

Kena Worthen

Director/Actress


Friday June 28, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Trousdale Estates

7:30pm

VIP PARTY (attendance limited)
Meet our special guests in an intimate setting. Open bar included.  

This reception is ONLY open to  attendees with VIP registration or who have purchased an add-on ticket ($60:  https://leviosa2019.org/events/leviosa-2019/ )

Friday June 28, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Main Ballroom

9:00pm

Three Patch Podcast MeetUp
TPP will be at @leviosacon ! Come by the hotel bar Friday night at 9pm to hang out with @FoxEstacado @imjohnlock4life and @ThreePatchCocoa  we’ll be sipping potions and swapping potterlock headcanons


Friday June 28, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Bar
 
Saturday, June 29
 

8:00am

REGISTRATION
Come by the Registration Desk to pick up your badge and/or buy tickets.

Saturday June 29, 2019 8:00am - 7:00pm

8:45am

Welcome to Leviosa 2019
Saturday June 29, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am
Main Ballroom

9:00am

Reading HP Through the Ages
How old were you when you read HP? How did that affect your understanding and which characters most spoke to you? How has your perspective on the story changed at different ages? How do people who “grew up with” Harry relate to HP, versus those who discovered it as adults?
Come for a roundtable discussion with the authors of books about Dumbledore and Snape, which were informed by these differences in perspective!

Speakers
avatar for Irvin Khaytman

Irvin Khaytman

Author
Irvin (“hpboy13” online) has been a prolific member of HP fandom since 2003, and identifies as Ravenpuff. He is the author of The Life and Lies of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. He is MuggleNet’s controversial columnist, over at The Three Broomsticks. He is the Dark... Read More →
avatar for Lorrie Kim

Lorrie Kim

Author, Snape
Lorrie Kim lives in Philadelphia, PA with her clever, grumpy, magical spouse and their geeky offspring, one born between Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince and one in gestation during the publication of Deathly Hallows.


Saturday June 29, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Trousdale Estates

9:00am

LGBTQ in YA panel discussion
A panel discussion on how LGBTQ representation is changing in Young Adult books.

Speakers
avatar for Britta Lundin

Britta Lundin

Author/TV writer
Britta Lundin is a TV writer, novelist, and comic book writer. She most recently wrote on the show Riverdale on the CW. Her young adult novel SHIP IT is out now from Freeform Books. A longtime fanfiction reader and writer, she can track her life milestones by what she was shipping... Read More →
avatar for Alison Cherry

Alison Cherry

Author
author of THE PROS OF CONS (co-written with Lindsay Ribar and Michelle Schusterman)
avatar for Lindsay Ribar

Lindsay Ribar

Author, PenguinTeen
Lindsay Ribar is the author of the YA novels THE PROS OF CONS (co-written with Alison Cherry and Michelle Schusterman); ROCKS FALL, EVERYONE DIES; THE ART OF WISHING; and THE FOURTH WISH. She spent nine years as a literary agent, and now works in contracts at DAW Books. Ask her about... Read More →
avatar for Aminah  Mae Safi

Aminah Mae Safi

Author
Aminah Mae Safi is a Muslim-American writer who explores art, fiction, feminism, and film. She's the winner of the We Need Diverse Books short story contest. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her partner and two cats. She is the author of NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Schusterman

Michelle Schusterman

Author
Michelle Schusterman is the author of over a dozen books for kids and teens, including SPELL & SPINDLE, OLIVE AND THE BACKSTAGE GHOST, and the series THE KAT SINCLAIR FILES and I HEART BAND. She co-authored the YA novel THE PROS OF CONS with Alison Cherry and Lindsay Ribar, and co-authored... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Main Ballroom

9:00am

Silent Auction!


Come bid on Harry Potter, Dr.Who, Supernatural themed board games, HP Art, and other silent auction items in the Common Room. Winners can pick up their items at the ball.

Saturday June 29, 2019 9:00am - 6:00pm
Solano

9:00am

COMMON ROOM
The Common Room is the place to kick back, relax, and hang out with other Leviosa attendees!

Play HP "Would You Rather" and other board games

Share/Post your Wizards Unite code for some new friends

Drop off books at the Book Donation Drive table


Saturday June 29, 2019 9:00am - 8:00pm
Solano

10:00am

Help! I Want to Love Cursed Child
Do you wish you could love Cursed Child? Did the play move you and feel like Potter magic, but in a way that you can’t pinpoint? Need help making peace with aspects of the story? It might be time for a reread or a new perspective.

* Note: change in presenter.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Markovinovic

Mary Markovinovic

Presenter/Moderator, Team Leviosa


Saturday June 29, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Franklin Hills

10:00am

Not Just Another Angry Teen Wizard: Harry Potter, PTSD, and Mental Health
A look at how Harry Potter's confirmed diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues in the Harry Potter books can be used as a tool to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Speakers
avatar for Nancee Lee-Allen

Nancee Lee-Allen

Presenter, Pegasys Partners
Nancee was first introduced to Harry Potter while teaching British Literature at a shelter for runaway and abused teens. She quickly fell in love with the wizarding world, especially the Weasley family. Nancee holds a BA in Communications and Masters in Psychology. Nancee is a member... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Trousdale Estates

10:00am

Sean Biggerstaff Q&A
Question and answer session with Sean Biggerstaff ("Oliver Wood" in the Harry Potter films)

Speakers

Saturday June 29, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Main Ballroom

10:00am

The Inner Magic of Strong, Female Characters in contemporary YA
A panel of contemporary YA authors discuss their 2019 novels and how their strong, female leads possess their own form of magic — resilience during real life trying times. Moderated by Farrah Penn of BuzzFeed Books.

Moderators
avatar for Farrah Penn

Farrah Penn

Author/Editor
Farrah Penn is a YA author currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. When she’s not writing books, she can be found creating content for BuzzFeed, running @BuzzFeedBooks on Instagram, and talking too much about her dog. 12 STEPS TO NORMAL is her first novel.

Speakers
avatar for Britta Lundin

Britta Lundin

Author/TV writer
Britta Lundin is a TV writer, novelist, and comic book writer. She most recently wrote on the show Riverdale on the CW. Her young adult novel SHIP IT is out now from Freeform Books. A longtime fanfiction reader and writer, she can track her life milestones by what she was shipping... Read More →
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Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Brok

Authors
Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka are the authors of ALWAYS NEVER YOURS, IF I'M BEING HONEST, and the forthcoming TIME OF OUR LIVES. They met in high school and fell in love over a shared passion for Shakespeare. Austin went on to study English at Harvard so he could continue... Read More →
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Dana L. Davis

Actress/Author
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Aminah Mae Safi

Author
Aminah Mae Safi is a Muslim-American writer who explores art, fiction, feminism, and film. She's the winner of the We Need Diverse Books short story contest. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her partner and two cats. She is the author of NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR... Read More →
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Maurene Goo

Author
MAURENE GOO is the author of several acclaimed books for young adults, including I Believe in a Thing Called Love and The Way You Make Me Feel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and cat, Maeby.
avatar for Sarah Enni

Sarah Enni

Author
Sarah Enni is an author, podcaster, and journalist living in Los Angeles. Her debut young adult novel, Tell Me Everything, is out now. You can read her short story in the New York Times best-selling villain anthology, Because You Love To Hate Me, out now.She created and hosts the... Read More →
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Bridget Morrissey

Author
Bridget Morrissey lives in Los Angeles, California, but hails from Oak Forest, Illinois, a small yet mighty suburb just southwest of Chicago. When she's not writing, she can be found coaching gymnastics, reading in the corner of a coffeeshop, or headlining concerts in her living room... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Whitley Heights

10:00am

VENDOR ROOM
Vendor room is on the mezzanine level across from the main ballroom .
Vendors:

Geek Regneration
Washosaurus
Cuties Craft Lab
Hungarian Wands
Origami Owl
Kit's Designs
The Philosopher Store
Fox Estacado Arts
Barnes and Noble

Note: Not all vendors will be open for business on Thursday evening.

Saturday June 29, 2019 10:00am - 7:00pm
Vendor room

11:00am

For Better or Worse: The Place of Harry Potter References in Current Political Discussions
This presentation will engage participants in conversation around the place of Harry Potter references and J. K. Rowling herself in the political arena since 2016. The focus of the session will not be on a particular political perspective, but on the positive and problematic use of fictional symbolism to build or subvert real efforts and actions. Discussion questions will explore how Harry Potter references have been used – or misused – by groups with divergent agendas to push emotional buttons in an already divided world.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Leogrande

Cathy Leogrande

Author/Educator, Le Moyne College
Cathy Leogrande is a Professor in the Teacher Education Department of the Purcell School of Professional Studies at Le Moyne College, a Jesuit college in New York. Her teaching and research focus on new literacies and popular culture to provide K-12 teachers skills to address issues... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Trousdale Estates

11:00am

StarKid Panel/Q&A
Speakers
avatar for Joe Moses

Joe Moses

StarKid Productions
avatar for Dylan Saunders

Dylan Saunders

StarKid Productions
avatar for Jaime Lyn Beatty

Jaime Lyn Beatty

StarKid Productions
avatar for Brian Rosenthal

Brian Rosenthal

StarKid Productions
avatar for Jeff Blim

Jeff Blim

StarKid Productions


Saturday June 29, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Main Ballroom

11:00am

Promote Your Work!
What are the wackiest ways people promote their books? Or comics? Or art? Which methods really draw fans to the table? Posters? Silly hats? Contests? Parties? Do book trailers, Facebook advertising, eBay, really work? Where do you get reviews? Valerie Estelle Frankel, editor of Self Promo Stories: Authors’ Boldest, Cleverest & Wackiest Strategies to Sell their Books will share her favorites and send you off with all kinds of unconventional ideas.

Speakers
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Valerie Estelle Frankel

Author, Pop Culture Author
Valerie Estelle Frankel is the author of over 50 books on pop culture, including Harry Potter and Myth and How Game of Thrones Will End. Many of her books focus on women's roles in fiction, from her heroine's journey guides From Girl to Goddess and Buffy and the Heroine's Journey... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Franklin Hills

11:00am

Retellings & Remixes: Making Old New Again
If you love mashups and remixes, this is a great session for you.  Authors Alexa Donne, Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Brok talk about retelling old stories.

Speakers
avatar for Alexa Donne

Alexa Donne

Author, Leviosa
Alexa Donne is a Ravenclaw who wears many hats, including fan convention organizing, teen mentoring, college admissions essay consulting, YouTube-ing and podcasting. When she’s not writing science fiction and fantasy for teens, Alexa works in international television marketing... Read More →
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Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Brok

Authors
Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka are the authors of ALWAYS NEVER YOURS, IF I'M BEING HONEST, and the forthcoming TIME OF OUR LIVES. They met in high school and fell in love over a shared passion for Shakespeare. Austin went on to study English at Harvard so he could continue... Read More →
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Tobie Easton

Author
Award-winning author Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she's grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. Her Mer Chronicles series (Emerge, Submerge, and Immerse) follows the descendants of the Little... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Laurel

11:00am

Scrapbooking with Peeves
Create your own mini photo album to display your muggle pictures of the Leviosa fun!

Speakers
avatar for Peeves

Peeves

Crafty Poltergeist
peeves is a very crafty poltergeist and loves to share the scrapbooking love. there will be NO scissor juggling in the classroom.


Saturday June 29, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Elysian Park

11:00am

Sean Biggerstaff Autograph Session
Autograph session with Sean Biggerstaff ("Oliver Wood" in the Harry Potter series).  Ok to take photos! 
No cost.

Speakers

Saturday June 29, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Laurel

11:30am

Tessa Netting Panel
Leviosa welcomes Tessa Netting!   She's an actress,  popular Harry Potter YouTuber and most of all a great Ravenclaw.   Come listen to her talk about her love for all geeky.

Learn more about her at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEikmdl9igAhUzNzJg12Dhg  

Speakers
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Tessa Netting

Actress/Presenter
Tessa Netting is an actress, YouTuber, host, proud Ravenclaw, and all around geek.  See her full bio at: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4738229/bio 


Saturday June 29, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Whitley Heights

12:00pm

Tessa Netting Autographs
Autographs available for Tessa Netting during the session for an additional $20 fee.

Speakers
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Tessa Netting

Actress/Presenter
Tessa Netting is an actress, YouTuber, host, proud Ravenclaw, and all around geek.  See her full bio at: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4738229/bio 


Saturday June 29, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Whitley Heights

12:00pm

#Wizardteam Live
#WizardTeam is a weekly Harry Potter podcast for true Potterheads. Each week Bayana Davis and Robyn Jordan do a close reread of the books chapter-by-chapter, discussing anything from our thoughts on the Trio’s Gryffindor behaviors to more obscure facts in the Harry Potter canon, even coming up with some strange and hilarious headcanons of our own. Join us as we chat live at LeviosaCon!

Speakers
avatar for Bayana Davis

Bayana Davis

Presenter, Black Girls Create
Bayana Davis is a proud Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff hatstall born and raised in Oakland, California. She is the cofounder and Editor in Chief of Black Girls Create and cohost of the podcast #WizardTeam. She is a fierce advocate of critical fandom, the increased representation of Black women... Read More →
avatar for Robyn Jordan

Robyn Jordan

Team Leviosa


Saturday June 29, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Trousdale Estates

12:00pm

Keynote - 20 Years of Fandom with MuggleNet
MuggleNet.com was founded on October 1, 1999, by Emerson Spartz. It quickly gained the status as the #1 Harry Potter fansite, reaching millions of fans a year and getting honored the Fan Site Award by J.K. Rowling herself. Meet some of the staff members of MuggleNet for our 20th anniversary and learn what it's like to work for the site!
Panelists include Zoé Fleury (Creative Video Assistant Manager), Madison Ford (Creative Editorialist & Podcast Producer), Mary Wojcicki (Senior Reporter), and Richa Venkatraman (Lead Creative Editorialist).

Note: this luncheon is included for all VIP registration holders. It is an on cost for basic registration holder ($35).

Speakers
avatar for Madison Ford

Madison Ford

Host & Producer of Beyond the Veil, MuggleNet
I'm a native Texan recently transferred to the Pacific Northwest. When I'm not writing articles for MuggleNet or producing episodes of Beyond the Veil, our Harry Potter & mental health podcast, you can find me hiking, rock climbing, and writing poems.
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Mary Wojcicki

MuggleNet
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Zoe Fleury

Creative Media Manager, MuggleNet
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MuggleNet

MuggleNet
World's #1 Harry Potter Fan Site!Representing MuggleNet willl be Felicia Grady, Adriana Wilson, Madison Ford, Mary Wojcicki, Tabitha Rees, Zoé Fleury, and Richa Venkatraman


Saturday June 29, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Ballroom D&E

12:00pm

Author Signing Session
Speakers
avatar for Irvin Khaytman

Irvin Khaytman

Author
Irvin (“hpboy13” online) has been a prolific member of HP fandom since 2003, and identifies as Ravenpuff. He is the author of The Life and Lies of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. He is MuggleNet’s controversial columnist, over at The Three Broomsticks. He is the Dark... Read More →
avatar for Lorrie Kim

Lorrie Kim

Author, Snape
Lorrie Kim lives in Philadelphia, PA with her clever, grumpy, magical spouse and their geeky offspring, one born between Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince and one in gestation during the publication of Deathly Hallows.
avatar for Alexa Donne

Alexa Donne

Author, Leviosa
Alexa Donne is a Ravenclaw who wears many hats, including fan convention organizing, teen mentoring, college admissions essay consulting, YouTube-ing and podcasting. When she’s not writing science fiction and fantasy for teens, Alexa works in international television marketing... Read More →
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Michelle Schusterman

Author
Michelle Schusterman is the author of over a dozen books for kids and teens, including SPELL & SPINDLE, OLIVE AND THE BACKSTAGE GHOST, and the series THE KAT SINCLAIR FILES and I HEART BAND. She co-authored the YA novel THE PROS OF CONS with Alison Cherry and Lindsay Ribar, and co-authored... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Ribar

Lindsay Ribar

Author, PenguinTeen
Lindsay Ribar is the author of the YA novels THE PROS OF CONS (co-written with Alison Cherry and Michelle Schusterman); ROCKS FALL, EVERYONE DIES; THE ART OF WISHING; and THE FOURTH WISH. She spent nine years as a literary agent, and now works in contracts at DAW Books. Ask her about... Read More →
avatar for Tobie Easton

Tobie Easton

Author
Award-winning author Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she's grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. Her Mer Chronicles series (Emerge, Submerge, and Immerse) follows the descendants of the Little... Read More →
avatar for Alison Cherry

Alison Cherry

Author
author of THE PROS OF CONS (co-written with Lindsay Ribar and Michelle Schusterman)
avatar for Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Brok

Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Brok

Authors
Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka are the authors of ALWAYS NEVER YOURS, IF I'M BEING HONEST, and the forthcoming TIME OF OUR LIVES. They met in high school and fell in love over a shared passion for Shakespeare. Austin went on to study English at Harvard so he could continue... Read More →
avatar for Dana L. Davis

Dana L. Davis

Actress/Author
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Farrah Penn

Author/Editor
Farrah Penn is a YA author currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. When she’s not writing books, she can be found creating content for BuzzFeed, running @BuzzFeedBooks on Instagram, and talking too much about her dog. 12 STEPS TO NORMAL is her first novel.
avatar for Maurene Goo

Maurene Goo

Author
MAURENE GOO is the author of several acclaimed books for young adults, including I Believe in a Thing Called Love and The Way You Make Me Feel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and cat, Maeby.
avatar for Sarah Enni

Sarah Enni

Author
Sarah Enni is an author, podcaster, and journalist living in Los Angeles. Her debut young adult novel, Tell Me Everything, is out now. You can read her short story in the New York Times best-selling villain anthology, Because You Love To Hate Me, out now.She created and hosts the... Read More →
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Bridget Morrissey

Author
Bridget Morrissey lives in Los Angeles, California, but hails from Oak Forest, Illinois, a small yet mighty suburb just southwest of Chicago. When she's not writing, she can be found coaching gymnastics, reading in the corner of a coffeeshop, or headlining concerts in her living room... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Main Ballroom

1:00pm

Newt's Care of Magical Creatures
What’s an augurey and how does it choose who gets the Hogwarts letters? Join us as we explore Harry Potter’s and Newt Scamander’s quests through the world of Bowtruckles, Phoenixes, and Nifflers…as well as Swooping Evils and Thunderbirds. Together we’ll discover the American Horned Serpent, Panther Wampus, and Pukwudgie. We’ll huddle together for bloodchilling tales of Rowling’s Hidebehind or the devastating Snallygaster. Become an expert on Rowling’s new mythology and her Fantastic Beasts films…it’ll be a hoot!

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Estelle Frankel

Valerie Estelle Frankel

Author, Pop Culture Author
Valerie Estelle Frankel is the author of over 50 books on pop culture, including Harry Potter and Myth and How Game of Thrones Will End. Many of her books focus on women's roles in fiction, from her heroine's journey guides From Girl to Goddess and Buffy and the Heroine's Journey... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Franklin Hills

1:00pm

Parenting in Fandom: House Traits and How to Use Them
As a person in fandom, you may find yourself sorting the people you know into their proper House as a way of understanding them better. As a parent (or other larger human who interacts with small humans), this can be a powerful tool in your quest to understand and motivate the kids in your life. This session will help you to effectively use sorting to improve behavior and increase joy in your parenting/teaching/mentoring relationship.

Speakers

Saturday June 29, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Whitley Heights

1:00pm

The Wand Game
Why does Harry’s wand attack Voldemort? If Draco hadn’t disarmed Dumbledore, would Snape have been his wand’s master? And what links disarming to Quidditch? JK Rowling withholds key information about wands until the seventh book, including the existence of the Elder Wand; that disarming transfers mastery of a wand; and that part of a wizard’s power resides in the wand. A look at the role that The Wand Game plays in Harry’s victory over Voldemort.

Speakers
avatar for B.L. Purdom

B.L. Purdom

Presenter
B.L. Purdom (“Barb”) has presented papers and served on panels at Harry Potter symposia and general SF/F conventions across North America since 2003. The author/host of “Quantum Harry, the Podcast” (on Castbox, iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube), based on her book, “Quantum Harry... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Trousdale Estates

1:00pm

StarKid Autograph Session
Meet and get your StarKid autographs (Note: autographs will be an additional $20.)

Speakers
avatar for Joe Moses

Joe Moses

StarKid Productions
avatar for Dylan Saunders

Dylan Saunders

StarKid Productions
avatar for Jaime Lyn Beatty

Jaime Lyn Beatty

StarKid Productions
avatar for Brian Rosenthal

Brian Rosenthal

StarKid Productions
avatar for Jeff Blim

Jeff Blim

StarKid Productions
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StarKid

StarKid Productions


Saturday June 29, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Ballroom D&E

1:00pm

Co-Writing a Novel With Your Friends Without Becoming Enemies
Join Lindsay Ribar, Alison Cherry, and Michell Schusterman as they discuss what it's like to co-write a book and still be friends afterwards.
Moderator: Mary Markovinovic


Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Ribar

Lindsay Ribar

Author, PenguinTeen
Lindsay Ribar is the author of the YA novels THE PROS OF CONS (co-written with Alison Cherry and Michelle Schusterman); ROCKS FALL, EVERYONE DIES; THE ART OF WISHING; and THE FOURTH WISH. She spent nine years as a literary agent, and now works in contracts at DAW Books. Ask her about... Read More →
avatar for Alison Cherry

Alison Cherry

Author
author of THE PROS OF CONS (co-written with Lindsay Ribar and Michelle Schusterman)
avatar for Michelle Schusterman

Michelle Schusterman

Author
Michelle Schusterman is the author of over a dozen books for kids and teens, including SPELL & SPINDLE, OLIVE AND THE BACKSTAGE GHOST, and the series THE KAT SINCLAIR FILES and I HEART BAND. She co-authored the YA novel THE PROS OF CONS with Alison Cherry and Lindsay Ribar, and co-authored... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Main Ballroom

1:00pm

Potions Necklace Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Create your own Potions necklace. Show your House Pride with a House color-themed Potions necklace, or a Hogwarts 4 color-themed necklace.

Speakers
avatar for Betz

Betz

Presenter
Betz is a long time Harry Potter fan, fanfic writer, and conference lecturer, having given lectures on Potion ingredient symbolism, Herbology and craft workshops at many HP cons over the years.


Saturday June 29, 2019 1:00pm - 2:25pm
Elysian Park

2:00pm

To Kill a Mockingbird as an Influence on the Harry Potter Series
The beginning of To Kill a Mockingbird and the end of Harry Potter are the same story. Rowling pays tribute to several of Harper Lee’s themes. Racism and patriarchal abuse within families have catastrophic consequences. Sometimes justice is only possible by flouting the law. Empathy overcomes evil. Restraint can be the greatest bravery. And like Harper Lee, Rowling uses the naïve perspectives of a trio of children to convey her beautifully brutal story.

Speakers
avatar for Lorrie Kim

Lorrie Kim

Author, Snape
Lorrie Kim lives in Philadelphia, PA with her clever, grumpy, magical spouse and their geeky offspring, one born between Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince and one in gestation during the publication of Deathly Hallows.


Saturday June 29, 2019 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Whitley Heights

2:00pm

Legacy: The Will of Albus Dumbledore
How do Dumbledore’s bequests reflect the theme running throughout the series? Why did he create the Deluminator? And how is Harry’s Snitch similar to Voldemort’s Horcruxes? An examination of Dumbledore’s bequests, including each being equivalent to a Deathly Hallow; how acquiring and/or destroying the locket, cup and diadem are like metaphorical Quidditch matches; and the similarities between the Resurrection Stone and Mirror of Erised, and how this helps Harry to become Master of Death.

Speakers
avatar for B.L. Purdom

B.L. Purdom

Presenter
B.L. Purdom (“Barb”) has presented papers and served on panels at Harry Potter symposia and general SF/F conventions across North America since 2003. The author/host of “Quantum Harry, the Podcast” (on Castbox, iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube), based on her book, “Quantum Harry... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Trousdale Estates

2:00pm

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery - A Retrospective
Go behind the scenes of the #1 mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery with the game’s original writer. Learn what it takes to create official, original stories in the Wizarding World, featuring some of Hogwarts’s biggest characters, including Dumbledore, Hagrid, Snape, and more! Discover the inspiration behind the game’s cast of newcomers, including fan-favorite Slytherin Merula Snyde, and the mysterious Defence Against the Dark Arts professor, Patricia Rakepick. Get your questions answered – was the player character at Bill Weasley’s wedding? Just what is Portkey Games? And what’s next for video games set in the world of Harry Potter?

Speakers
avatar for Matt London

Matt London

Author/Game Designer
Matt London is the original narrative designer and writer of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, the #1 hit mobile game. His middle-grade science fiction series, The 8th Continent, was published by Penguin Random House. In his spare time, London plays Dungeons & Dragons and lectures in... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Main Ballroom

2:00pm

Agent Pitch Session
Have a great idea for a YA novel?  Here is your chance to pitch your idea to a Literary Agent who specializes in YA fiction.    This add-on event is available to registered Leviosa 2019 attendees for $20.

Attendees who have purchased the pitch session ahead of the convention will get 10 minutes to either pitch our literary agents a manuscript, or just ask general questions about the industry. Pitch session information will be emailed prior to the convention, but you can check at the Registration Desk if you misplace your session information. Please arrive five minutes before your first pitch so we can check you in.

Register on site until noon on Saturday  or  fill out this form to sign up for a pitch session by 8 am on Saturday.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5sQTPK8yCztl_lIl8L4ucQcrspy2r5XwLixkf9NdPWNCkdA/viewform
For those registering online - once we confirm that you are a registered Leviosa attendee we will sent you a payment link and confirmation of your session time. There are a limited number of sessions available so first come, first serve.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Keyes

Emily Keyes

Literary Agent, Fuse Literary
Emily loves reading books that make her feel like she is entering someone else’s brain. Voice and emotion are very important to hook her on a project. She loves all types of young adult and middle grade books. Her #MSWL right now includes a diverse YA fantasy in a non-western... Read More →
avatar for Carlisle Webber

Carlisle Webber

Literary Agent, Fuse Literary
Carlisle is an agent with Fuse Literary looking for high-concept commercial fiction in middle grade, young adult, and adult. If your book is fresh and exciting, tackles difficult topics, reads like a Shonda Rhimes show, or makes readers stay up late turning pages, she’s the agent... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Laurel

2:00pm

Revelio: Different Writing Paths for Authors
There are a lot of different paths writers can take when it comes to publishing: public (such as Wattpad), self-publishing, hybrid and traditional. But what do each of those terms mean and which one is right for you, your writing goals and your story? Come learn the ins and outs of the various publishing options.

Speakers
avatar for J.C. Davis

J.C. Davis

Author
J. C. Davis writes all things kidlit, including Picture Books, MG and YA. Her debut novel, CHEESUS WAS HERE, a YA Contemporary, was released in 2017 by Sky Pony Press. Ms. Davis is represented by Mandy Hubbard of the Emerald City Literary Agency. In addition to writing, Ms. Davis... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Franklin Hills

3:00pm

Credence and Fantastic Beasts: Harry Potter, But Not Safe for Children
What if Harry never got his Hogwarts letter? What if instead of inheriting a vault of gold, he’d stayed with the Dursleys? With Credence Barebone, Rowling revisits her themes without the fairy-tale protections that kept Harry’s story safe. In the Fantastic Beasts universe, children kill. Coercion works. These tales are darker, the audience is older, and the magic is honest and raw. Come theorize and speculate as we revel in the excitement of mid-series hiatus.

Speakers
avatar for Lorrie Kim

Lorrie Kim

Author, Snape
Lorrie Kim lives in Philadelphia, PA with her clever, grumpy, magical spouse and their geeky offspring, one born between Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince and one in gestation during the publication of Deathly Hallows.


Saturday June 29, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Main Ballroom

3:00pm

Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts: A Roadmap to Community Organizing and Resistance
Both the Harry Potter Series and the Fantastic Beasts franchise spotlight characters who work outside the law and organize in their communities to counter the rise in extremism and intolerance. This panel will examine community organizing and resistance in the Wizarding World and how we can use that example to organize in our communities, operate inside or outside the law, and resist the both sides fallacy. Panelist: Adriana Wilson

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Wilson

Adriana Wilson

MuggleNet
I’m the host of Accio Politics, a podcast that examines political themes in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I’m interested in gender roles, multi-cultural representation, political organizing, power structures, and how laws are crafted to protect privileged sectors of pe... Read More →
avatar for MuggleNet

MuggleNet

MuggleNet
World's #1 Harry Potter Fan Site!Representing MuggleNet willl be Felicia Grady, Adriana Wilson, Madison Ford, Mary Wojcicki, Tabitha Rees, Zoé Fleury, and Richa Venkatraman


Saturday June 29, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Trousdale Estates

3:00pm

Our Fabulous Fusion Bicycles
Hermione Granger piloting a Jaeger? T'Challa traveling the universe by Stargate? Stiles Stilinski with a fennec fox daemon? If you've lived in the fanverse for even a week, chances are you've ridden a fusion bicycle: those special fandoms that snatch another fandom’s characters and make them follow its rules instead. Join this roundtable discussion to explore the irresistible worlds and scenarios that infiltrate our beloved fandoms again and again... and again!

Speakers
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RurouniHime

Presenter
RurouniHime is a long-time ficcer in multiple fandoms - she initially popped her Drarry cherry and is currently drowning herself in Sterek, with a whole crowd of wizards, superheroes, and dreamsharers in between. Ru likes writing, reading, and watching horror films, and when she's... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Whitley Heights

3:00pm

The Heroine's Journey
You know all about the classic hero’s journey—now learn about the heroine’s! We’ll chart the heroine’s journey step-by-step from ancient myths to modern reimaginings like Wonder Woman and A Wrinkle in Time. Rather than a sword, the questing heroine wields magic slippers, a mirror, a chalice. Only after she has defeated her dark side, the wicked witch, can she grow into a bestower of wisdom in this beloved pattern favored by readers and writers.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Estelle Frankel

Valerie Estelle Frankel

Author, Pop Culture Author
Valerie Estelle Frankel is the author of over 50 books on pop culture, including Harry Potter and Myth and How Game of Thrones Will End. Many of her books focus on women's roles in fiction, from her heroine's journey guides From Girl to Goddess and Buffy and the Heroine's Journey... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Franklin Hills

3:00pm

Harry Potter Kitchen Potholders Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Make a pair of Harry Potter cotton potholders for your kitchen on a loop loom

Speakers
avatar for Betz

Betz

Presenter
Betz is a long time Harry Potter fan, fanfic writer, and conference lecturer, having given lectures on Potion ingredient symbolism, Herbology and craft workshops at many HP cons over the years.


Saturday June 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Elysian Park

4:00pm

"Quite A Small Tiger": The Cats of the Wizarding World
In the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, we meet a cat reading a map who gives Vernon Dursley a stern look. Cats play a surprisingly large role in Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, and they are never all they seem. This presentation spans them all, Kneazle, Matagot, Patronus and Animagus, from the tiniest foul kitten to the largest Zouwu. Cats in Harry Potter, no matter what kind, are always magical.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa D Aaron (Moonyprof)

Melissa D Aaron (Moonyprof)

Educator
Melissa D. Aaron, aka.”Moonyprof,” is a Professor of English at Cal Poly Pomona, and teaches a Harry Potter course. She specializes in Shakespeare, theatre history, Lupin and werewolves. At Leviosa 2016, she presented “The Wounded Wolf: The Sympathetic Werewolf as Healer and... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Trousdale Estates

4:00pm

Literary Agent Panel Discussion
A panel discussion with two Literary Agents on the types of books that are currently hot and tip on how to pitch during a pitch session.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Keyes

Emily Keyes

Literary Agent, Fuse Literary
Emily loves reading books that make her feel like she is entering someone else’s brain. Voice and emotion are very important to hook her on a project. She loves all types of young adult and middle grade books. Her #MSWL right now includes a diverse YA fantasy in a non-western... Read More →
avatar for Carlisle Webber

Carlisle Webber

Literary Agent, Fuse Literary
Carlisle is an agent with Fuse Literary looking for high-concept commercial fiction in middle grade, young adult, and adult. If your book is fresh and exciting, tackles difficult topics, reads like a Shonda Rhimes show, or makes readers stay up late turning pages, she’s the agent... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Franklin Hills

4:00pm

Harry Potter Improv
Saturday June 29, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Ballroom

4:00pm

The Art of Wizard Dance
Have you always wanted to dance, but never knew how? Do you find yourself being a wallflower at Yule Balls? "The Art of Wizard Dance" is a ballroom dance class for absolute beginners, where Lucius Malfoy will teach you how to dance to sexy standards such as "Like a Death Eater." This is for wizards only, so be sure to bring a wand!

Speakers
avatar for Irvin Khaytman

Irvin Khaytman

Author
Irvin (“hpboy13” online) has been a prolific member of HP fandom since 2003, and identifies as Ravenpuff. He is the author of The Life and Lies of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. He is MuggleNet’s controversial columnist, over at The Three Broomsticks. He is the Dark... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom D&E

5:00pm

Hogwarts BSU
While there are only a handful of Black characters in the Wizarding World, Black Potterheads have found home in Hogwarts the same way others have. At Black Girls Create we started a project called Hogwarts BSU, which allows Black Potterheads to create fanfiction, fanart, and more in order to imagine life as a Black Hogwarts student. Join us as we discuss our headcanons and fan fic stories surrounding Black wizards.

Speakers
avatar for Bayana Davis

Bayana Davis

Presenter, Black Girls Create
Bayana Davis is a proud Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff hatstall born and raised in Oakland, California. She is the cofounder and Editor in Chief of Black Girls Create and cohost of the podcast #WizardTeam. She is a fierce advocate of critical fandom, the increased representation of Black women... Read More →
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Robyn Jordan

Team Leviosa


Saturday June 29, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Franklin Hills

5:00pm

Fantastical YA Worlds & How to Build Them
 

Speakers
avatar for Alexa Donne

Alexa Donne

Author, Leviosa
Alexa Donne is a Ravenclaw who wears many hats, including fan convention organizing, teen mentoring, college admissions essay consulting, YouTube-ing and podcasting. When she’s not writing science fiction and fantasy for teens, Alexa works in international television marketing... Read More →
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Alison Cherry

Author
author of THE PROS OF CONS (co-written with Lindsay Ribar and Michelle Schusterman)
avatar for Tobie Easton

Tobie Easton

Author
Award-winning author Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she's grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. Her Mer Chronicles series (Emerge, Submerge, and Immerse) follows the descendants of the Little... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Ribar

Lindsay Ribar

Author, PenguinTeen
Lindsay Ribar is the author of the YA novels THE PROS OF CONS (co-written with Alison Cherry and Michelle Schusterman); ROCKS FALL, EVERYONE DIES; THE ART OF WISHING; and THE FOURTH WISH. She spent nine years as a literary agent, and now works in contracts at DAW Books. Ask her about... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Schusterman

Michelle Schusterman

Author
Michelle Schusterman is the author of over a dozen books for kids and teens, including SPELL & SPINDLE, OLIVE AND THE BACKSTAGE GHOST, and the series THE KAT SINCLAIR FILES and I HEART BAND. She co-authored the YA novel THE PROS OF CONS with Alison Cherry and Lindsay Ribar, and co-authored... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Trousdale Estates

7:00pm

FASHION SHOW
Sign up here if you're interested in being a part of the Cosplay Fashion Show: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGQuQlFrivgsKAyXS9sXpYVe9bNpu-XV6-Pd91S0FtIyxEMA/viewform 

All level of costumes and fashionable outfits welcome! 

Saturday June 29, 2019 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Ballroom D&E

8:00pm

THE BALL!!!
Dance the night away at our final night ball, open to all registered attendees (Standard, VIP, Saturday
Day Passes, and guest tickets).

Dress code is anything goes --come in anything from jeans, party attire, costumes of any fandom, or a full ball gown.

Let's put those Wizard dance lessons to good use. We'll have both recorded and live music.
Kalysta Flame and LA-based band Blue Midnight will be performing!


Saturday June 29, 2019 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Main Ballroom
 
Sunday, June 30
 

9:00am

REGISTRATION
Come by the Registration Desk to pick up your badge and/or buy tickets.

Sunday June 30, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm

9:00am

COMMON ROOM
The Common Room is the place to kick back, relax, and hang out with other Leviosa attendees!

Play HP "Would You Rather" and other board games

Share/Post your Wizards Unite code for some new friends

Drop off books at the Book Donation Drive table

Sunday June 30, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Solano

10:00am

The Pantheon of Hogwarts Professors
All pantheons have similar archetypes: There’s Zeus, Odin, or Enlil, the father god. Demeter, Hathor, or Chicomecoatl, goddess of the harvest. The Hogwarts teachers as they sit along their long table reflect the ancient mythologies, from Dumbledore to Professor Sprout. Are they just reenacting the Roman gods, or are there other, closer correspondences? Exploring all these archetypes can deepen our understanding of the characters.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Estelle Frankel

Valerie Estelle Frankel

Author, Pop Culture Author
Valerie Estelle Frankel is the author of over 50 books on pop culture, including Harry Potter and Myth and How Game of Thrones Will End. Many of her books focus on women's roles in fiction, from her heroine's journey guides From Girl to Goddess and Buffy and the Heroine's Journey... Read More →


Sunday June 30, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Trousdale Estates

10:00am

This is Alchemical War: 4Part Alignments in Goblet of Fire
You think you know how many tasks were in the Triwizard Tournament? Think again! Harry Potter is rife with seven-part entities, but in Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling introduces one four-part alignment after another related to the elements that alchemists recognized: Fire, Air, Water and Earth. An examination of what these alignments reveal about the houses, Champions, tasks, and the Founders themselves, plus how they relate to the overarching theme of Rowling’s seven-book series.

Speakers
avatar for B.L. Purdom

B.L. Purdom

Presenter
B.L. Purdom (“Barb”) has presented papers and served on panels at Harry Potter symposia and general SF/F conventions across North America since 2003. The author/host of “Quantum Harry, the Podcast” (on Castbox, iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube), based on her book, “Quantum Harry... Read More →


Sunday June 30, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Franklin Hills

10:00am

Glass Tile Necklace Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Got a favorite character that is never on merchandise? Or a piece of your art that you would like to wear? Join us in creating custom glass tile necklaces. Just come with a 1" by 1" print out of your image and we will have the rest. The class & first necklace is free but if you would like extra kits to use during the class or take home, they will be available for $5 each. Class size limited to 20.  

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Clack

Jenn Clack

Presenter


Sunday June 30, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Elysian Park

10:00am

Agent Pitch Session (Tent)
This is a place holder for overflow sessions.
Please note - those interested in pitching must sign up in advance via our website at leviosa2019.org

Speakers
avatar for Emily Keyes

Emily Keyes

Literary Agent, Fuse Literary
Emily loves reading books that make her feel like she is entering someone else’s brain. Voice and emotion are very important to hook her on a project. She loves all types of young adult and middle grade books. Her #MSWL right now includes a diverse YA fantasy in a non-western... Read More →
avatar for Carlisle Webber

Carlisle Webber

Literary Agent, Fuse Literary
Carlisle is an agent with Fuse Literary looking for high-concept commercial fiction in middle grade, young adult, and adult. If your book is fresh and exciting, tackles difficult topics, reads like a Shonda Rhimes show, or makes readers stay up late turning pages, she’s the agent... Read More →


Sunday June 30, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
TBA

10:00am

The Inner Magic of Strong, Female Characters in Contemporary YA
A panel of contemporary YA authors discuss their 2019 novels and how their strong, female leads possess their own form of magic — resilience during real life trying times. Moderated by Farrah Penn of BuzzFeed Books.

Moderators
avatar for Farrah Penn

Farrah Penn

Author/Editor
Farrah Penn is a YA author currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. When she’s not writing books, she can be found creating content for BuzzFeed, running @BuzzFeedBooks on Instagram, and talking too much about her dog. 12 STEPS TO NORMAL is her first novel.

Speakers
avatar for Tobie Easton

Tobie Easton

Author
Award-winning author Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she's grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. Her Mer Chronicles series (Emerge, Submerge, and Immerse) follows the descendants of the Little... Read More →
avatar for Britta Lundin

Britta Lundin

Author/TV writer
Britta Lundin is a TV writer, novelist, and comic book writer. She most recently wrote on the show Riverdale on the CW. Her young adult novel SHIP IT is out now from Freeform Books. A longtime fanfiction reader and writer, she can track her life milestones by what she was shipping... Read More →
avatar for Dana L. Davis

Dana L. Davis

Actress/Author
avatar for Sarah Enni

Sarah Enni

Author
Sarah Enni is an author, podcaster, and journalist living in Los Angeles. Her debut young adult novel, Tell Me Everything, is out now. You can read her short story in the New York Times best-selling villain anthology, Because You Love To Hate Me, out now.She created and hosts the... Read More →


Sunday June 30, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Whitley Heights

10:00am

VENDOR ROOM
Vendor room is on the mezzanine level across from the main ballroom .
Vendors:

Geek Regneration
Washosaurus
Cuties Craft Lab
Hungarian Wands
Origami Owl
Kit's Designs
The Philosopher Store
Fox Estacado Arts

Note: Not all vendors will be open for business on Sunday.

Sunday June 30, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Vendor room

11:00am

LEAVING FEAST
Join us for one last meal and hurrah with your fellow attendees! 

Sunday June 30, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Ballroom

1:00pm

Draco Malfoy is Really a Sweetheart
Presentation of an academic paper detailing the social and childhood conditioning of Draco Malfoy, featuring literary theory from Althusser to Freud, following by discussion

Speakers
avatar for Sunny Williams

Sunny Williams

Presenter
Sunny Williams recently completed her Masters degree in Literature at Queen Mary University of London. She will begin her PhD in the fall at UT Dallas. A tattoo-flaunting full-fledged Harry Potter fan, she enjoys bringing the wizarding world in to her academic writing, and has traveled... Read More →


Sunday June 30, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Trousdale Estates

1:00pm

Author Signing Session


Note: Barnes and Noble will only be on site to sell books on Friday and Saturday. For Sunday's author signings please get your books on Friday or Saturday or bring your own copy from home!


Speakers
avatar for Lorrie Kim

Lorrie Kim

Author, Snape
Lorrie Kim lives in Philadelphia, PA with her clever, grumpy, magical spouse and their geeky offspring, one born between Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince and one in gestation during the publication of Deathly Hallows.
avatar for Britta Lundin

Britta Lundin

Author/TV writer
Britta Lundin is a TV writer, novelist, and comic book writer. She most recently wrote on the show Riverdale on the CW. Her young adult novel SHIP IT is out now from Freeform Books. A longtime fanfiction reader and writer, she can track her life milestones by what she was shipping... Read More →
avatar for Tobie Easton

Tobie Easton

Author
Award-winning author Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she's grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. Her Mer Chronicles series (Emerge, Submerge, and Immerse) follows the descendants of the Little... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Enni

Sarah Enni

Author
Sarah Enni is an author, podcaster, and journalist living in Los Angeles. Her debut young adult novel, Tell Me Everything, is out now. You can read her short story in the New York Times best-selling villain anthology, Because You Love To Hate Me, out now.She created and hosts the... Read More →


Sunday June 30, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Ballroom D&E

2:00pm

Potter and Mental Health: How Harry Potter Helps Us Face Our Dementors
The Potter series has helped fans deal with mental health crises, overcome major obstacles, and make powerful life changes for over 20 years now. Join the host of MuggleNet.com’s newest podcast, Beyond the Veil, for a discussion on how the Potter series has helped people move through difficult times and affected their lives for the better. Panelist: Madison Ford

Speakers
avatar for Madison Ford

Madison Ford

Host & Producer of Beyond the Veil, MuggleNet
I'm a native Texan recently transferred to the Pacific Northwest. When I'm not writing articles for MuggleNet or producing episodes of Beyond the Veil, our Harry Potter & mental health podcast, you can find me hiking, rock climbing, and writing poems.
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MuggleNet

MuggleNet
World's #1 Harry Potter Fan Site!Representing MuggleNet willl be Felicia Grady, Adriana Wilson, Madison Ford, Mary Wojcicki, Tabitha Rees, Zoé Fleury, and Richa Venkatraman


Sunday June 30, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Ballroom D&E

2:00pm

Adults Reading YA
Young Adult literature isn’t just for teens! In this panel adult YA readers and writers will discuss what they love about the genre, how they relate to teen characters, and what YA offers that other genres do not. They will also chat about tropes, being published, and their favorite YA books. Audience participation is encouraged!

Speakers
avatar for Tobie Easton

Tobie Easton

Author
Award-winning author Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she's grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. Her Mer Chronicles series (Emerge, Submerge, and Immerse) follows the descendants of the Little... Read More →
avatar for Kaci Machacyk

Kaci Machacyk

Performer/Presenter
“Kalysta Flame” is a classically trained vocalist, actress, songwriter, dancer, and one-song harmonica player who has been performing since the age of six. She has combined her love of writing silly songs for her dogs with her love of Harry Potter to create brand new Wrock music... Read More →
avatar for Farrah Penn

Farrah Penn

Author/Editor
Farrah Penn is a YA author currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. When she’s not writing books, she can be found creating content for BuzzFeed, running @BuzzFeedBooks on Instagram, and talking too much about her dog. 12 STEPS TO NORMAL is her first novel.


Sunday June 30, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Franklin Hills

2:00pm

Speed Authoring
Valerie Estelle Frankel has written and published over sixty books, at one point fifteen in a year. But how? She’ll take you through shortcuts to go from concept to product in a week or two. There’s something for everyone in this energetic, caffeine-driven snapshot of an author’s life.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Estelle Frankel

Valerie Estelle Frankel

Author, Pop Culture Author
Valerie Estelle Frankel is the author of over 50 books on pop culture, including Harry Potter and Myth and How Game of Thrones Will End. Many of her books focus on women's roles in fiction, from her heroine's journey guides From Girl to Goddess and Buffy and the Heroine's Journey... Read More →


Sunday June 30, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Trousdale Estates

2:00pm

Harry Potter Improv
Wizards, muggles, and inanimate objects performing an improvised story based on the world of Harry Potter and your suggestions. Based out of Los Angeles, “The Show That Shall Not Be Named” is a gang of talented improvisers who are huge fans of J.K. Rowlings books about “The Boy Who Lived” and all the creatures and wizards that live in that world. This troupe has been entertaining together at comedy clubs and conventions since 2014. Perfomers include: Russ Gooberman, Stephanie Pressman, Justin Baker, Tami Hillberry, Steve Kaufmann, Crystal Franceschini, and Becky Sanders.

http://harrypotterimprov.com/ 

Sunday June 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Ballroom

4:00pm

Volunteer Social
Did you help out at Leviosa 2019?
Join the Leviosa staff as we finally relax, commiserate and celebrate a fantastic convention. 

Sunday June 30, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Main Ballroom