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Thursday, June 27
 

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
 

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
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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 →
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

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

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

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

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
 

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

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

11:30am

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
avatar for Tessa Netting

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
avatar for Tessa Netting

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.
MW

Mary Wojcicki

MuggleNet
avatar for Zoe Fleury

Zoe Fleury

Creative Media Manager, MuggleNet
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 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Ballroom D&E

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

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

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

4:00pm

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

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 →
avatar for Robyn Jordan

Robyn Jordan

Team Leviosa


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

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
 

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

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.
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


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

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