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Michael Goldenberg to Keynote at LeakyCon 2009

Posted by: Melissa
April 21, 2009, 07:00 PM

Today marks 30 days until LeakyCon, our first ever Harry Potter conference taking place May 21-24 in Boston, MA. To celebrate we will have a highlight or an announcement for you every day until then: to kick it off, today we're thrilled to announce another of our keynotes!

The Saturday afternoon keynote will feature screenwriter Michael Goldenberg, who wrote the 2007 adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!

This is a first-of-its-kind, absolutely unmissable event for Harry Potter fans which promises to be an entertaining and enlightening look at the process behind adapting the world's best-selling series for the big screen, as well as screenwriting and adaptation in general. In addition to Harry Potter, Mr. Goldenberg is the scribe behind the beloved films Peter Pan (2003), and Contact (1997). The event will take the form of a moderated discussion (I will serve as moderator) followed by question-and-answer session.

A ticket to this event includes a high-quality, catered lunch and spots are limited. The event is an absolute steal at $60 and can be purchased at this link. ONLY REGISTERED GUESTS may purchase a keynote ticket so register for LeakyCon now (at this link).

Remember, the main LeakyCon registration includes:

Welcome Feast
Leaving Feast
The Rocking Charity Ball
THREE enormous wizard rock shows with more than 15 bands performing
All in-conference programming
Vendor Room
Podcasts, including live PotterCast, Spellcast, Spinnerscast and more
Film screenings
And a lot more - an unbelievable and unparalleled value. And the entire conference is for charity, benefiting Book Aid International and the HP Alliance. You can see our slate of programming at this link.

Keynote are special events that provide additional insights and programming that are only available at the conference, and you can register for them at the time of your main registration!

IN ADDITION we are running a small competition. Simply Twitter the phrase "Michael Goldenberg, screenwriter of HP5, will be @leakycon2009! for details!" and one person who does so will win a FREE TICKET to the keynote for themselves or the registrant of their choice (so tell your friends to do it!). Go now! And remember to follow @LeakyCon2009 on Twitter. (If you win and have already bought a ticket, we will refund you: better to buy your ticket now than wait!)

Remember you can register for the conference here; you can get a room at our special rate (running out!) at this link.

Our other announced keynote, Nosh with the Nerdfighters, featuring John and Hank Green of Vlogbrother fame talking about community building and the HP phenomenon, is selling out fast. You can amend your registration to add this event here.

Another big announcement coming tomorrow... see you in Boston!

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2270 Points

OMG so exciting!!! That’s so cool that you guys got him!

Posted by lumosshimmy {WBM!} on April 21, 2009, 08:14 PM report to moderator
1616 Points

I wish I was going

Posted by Jersey on April 21, 2009, 08:19 PM report to moderator
146 Points

Oh…If only I could go…

Posted by Rocksteadyrudy [WBM] on April 21, 2009, 08:54 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

This is just marvelous. I hope the keynote speech he delivers is illuminating and enriching for all fans and must congratulate all of those who are able to see him.

Posted by Kirk on April 21, 2009, 08:55 PM report to moderator
754 Points

ugh..i SOOO wish i could go…but im no where near boston and i have school blech…

Posted by TheDeathlyHallows07 {WBM} on April 21, 2009, 09:13 PM report to moderator
1623 Points

Excellent! I’ve just bought my ticket and Twittered for the contest. :)

That will be a busy afternoon…I’ll have to hurry right over to the Wrock concert when the keynote ends. I can’t wait! :D

Posted by Bookworm Jen on April 21, 2009, 09:24 PM report to moderator
660 Points


Posted by Noble Birth Descending on April 21, 2009, 09:34 PM report to moderator
7475 Points

damn…i wish i lived in america!

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on April 21, 2009, 10:12 PM report to moderator
427 Points

I want to go. I want to go. I want to go. I want to go.
determines to stop complaining


Y’all amaze me.

Posted by Olivia on April 21, 2009, 10:35 PM report to moderator
91 Points

Are you kidding me? Michael Goldenberg? Wow. Leaky, you’ve outdone yourself again, congrats, this is amazing work you guys are doing! Hope everyone has fun at LeakyCON!

Posted by stuckinanhpmoment on April 21, 2009, 11:07 PM report to moderator
43 Points

This sounds exciting now, but will pale in comparison to the JoBama announcement coming soon… Don’t let me down, Melissa. :D

Posted by lutherjw on April 21, 2009, 11:34 PM report to moderator
656 Points

Now wait… both the keynote luncheon and the Nosh with Nerdfighters are under “Friday Afternoon.” Does this mean that if I already bought a ticket to the Nerdfighters, I SHOULDN’T buy a ticket to the keynote?

Posted by Arithmanceer on April 22, 2009, 12:12 AM report to moderator
152 Points

Arithmancer, this event is on Saturday. The Nosh with the Nerdfighters is on Friday.

There will be a Friday keynote luncheon (speaker to be announced later), but it will be during the lunch break. The Nosh with the Nerdfighter event is in the afternoon. So they won’t overlap.

Hope that helps!

Posted by Questauthor on April 22, 2009, 12:32 AM report to moderator
595 Points

Guess what?! Michael Goldenberg is coming to LeakyCon. This is a BIG DEAL. You don’t want to miss it!!

Posted by MJLeakyCon on April 22, 2009, 12:48 AM report to moderator
118 Points

All these awsome announcements just makes me even more determined to go to LeakyCon 2, I don’t want to miss out on an amazing event like this again!!

Posted by MadameSuede on April 22, 2009, 01:14 AM report to moderator
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