Saturday, October 15, 2016

How Harry Potter conventions took over my life

In a few days, I leave for Los Angeles - a city where I've barely spent a cumulative 10 days in my life. I know its geography about as well as that of Mars. 

And yet in a very real sense, I'm going home.

Specifically, I'm going to LeakyCon - a Harry Potter convention established in 2009 that I now work for, unpaid, as social media coordinator. 

This is my 10th year of attending Potter conferences, which have become a way of life.

"What's a Harry Potter convention?" you might ask. "Do you just watch the movies all day?" The answer is no - well, with the possible exception of Azkatraz, a con in 2009 during which the movies played on the hotel TV channel in the background.  Read more...

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