With a new name to rebrand the convention, GeekyCon will return to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando July 30, 2015 to Aug. 2, 2015. Formerly called LeakyCon, the sci-fi/fantasy, film and television convention gives attendees a chance to meet celebrities from all of the respective industries and attend special events, panels, workshops, Q&A sessions, concerts and more. There’s also a marketplace for vendors. LeakyCon will return to its roots on a smaller scale with a “Harry Potter” only conference to be held in locations all over the world. Dates will be announced in the future.
In 2009, the conference began as a place for Harry Potter fans to get together, but since that time, it’s grown to include fans of some of the most popular films and television shows like “Doctor Who,” “The Hunger Games” and “The Hobbit” to name but a few. The event attracts the biggest authors in the young adult genre along with YouTube and web show personalities.
“GeekyCon will continue in the tradition of LeakyCon and be a celebration of fandom,” said Melissa Anelli, co-executive director of Mischief Management, which operates the event. “GeekyCon brings notable guests and compelling programming together with fans to create a positive and uplifting environment where attendees can enjoy themselves and each other.”
Stephanie Dornhelm, co-executive director of Mischief Management, added, “Our events are about bringing people together and offering exciting, stimulating and thought-provoking content, and letting attendees interact with the people who create that content.”
Tickets are now available for GeekyCon 2015 at the geekycon website.