My first Harry Potter Convention … ‘LeakyCon 2018’ … Part 1

The weekend of Aug 10-12, 2018 marked the first Harry Potter convention in Dallas… LeakyCon 2018Β … and it was a fabulous experience. Selling over 15,000 tickets, moving from a smaller to bigger location, getting to volunteer to see what goes on behind the scenes for such a huge event and meeting a few famous stars marked only a few of the exciting moments for me πŸ™‚

In this post, I will take you on my ‘LC’ journey from the moment I got there till the final exploration of all the stalls. This will be a long post so bear with me but there will be tons of pictures πŸ™‚ Part 2 of this post will focus on ribbons and other free random HP knick-knacks.

First, the glorious entrance (a lot of selfies were taken here and near the LeakyCon signs).

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Next, I got my Volunteer t-shirt, badge and finished orientation.

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We had to fill a lot of ‘swag bags’ for the attendees, with an LC book about the event, schedules for each day, a sticker, pen and a book in a shiny, silky emblazoned purple bag. Inside was a map of the entire area, guest star biographies and blank pages to get autographs.

My first stall in the marketplace was a ‘Potions’ stall (there were many of them). Lovely hand-crafted glass bottles of potions in their original book descriptions with sparkly quills.

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Next was a furniture, signs and odds-n-ends store. They had this awesome deathly hallows table which I’m totally going to try and make πŸ˜€ The death mark book and the tealight candles definitely accentuate the table.

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And signs and plaques from the books and movies. These two were my favorite.

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The last section was assorted stickers, magnets, wands, socks etc all neatly arranged in a fabulous way.IMG_0172.JPG

On the way to the next stall, I saw a woman with this creepy Dobby head sticking out of her backpack. Had to take a pic.IMG_0195

The next stall was a carved item store (the carving was made with rubber and clay, I think). It was very squishy to touch.

Try to spot tiny Hedwig hiding in the second image πŸ™‚

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Lastly, the jewelry store. There was a huge tree with lit up branches with all the chains and pendants hanging. My fav was the time turner necklace. Very intricately designed and created.Untitled1

Stay tuned for Part 2 of the LeakyCon series where I post about the wonderful ribbon trade / exchange. Definitely the most fun part of any Potter event, interacting with other Potterheads and trading different printed ribbons or other handmade crafts.

There will be more pics πŸ™‚

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jessica says:

    That Dobby head scared me a little XD
    It must’ve been fascinating to see what goes behind the scenes in such big conventions!

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    1. It was a ton of fun πŸ˜€

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