Thousands of self-proclaimed “geeks” will descend upon Orlando to celebrate their obsession with everything nerdy at the seventh annual GeekyCon, to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando July 30-Aug. 2
Formerly known as LeakyCon, this fan convention is one of the largest and most recognized conventions for fans of fantasy films, television shows and young adult books.
At the end of this year’s convention last weekend, LeakyCon as it currently is announced it will be rebranding as GeekyCon for its 2015, which will be returning to Orlando.
The 2015 show will return to the Orange County Convention Center July 30 – Aug 2, and will continue to bring in guests from multi-fandoms, including actors, performers, and authors. The 2014 convention, which was attended by close to 5,000 people, featured a special private event at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando.
“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.”
This doesn’t mean LeakyCon is ending. Mischief Management will return LeakyCon to its roots as a smaller, Harry Potter-only event held in different locations around the world. LeakyCon 2015 is being planned for the second half of the year with dates and location to be announced in the coming months.
Registration for GeekyCon 2015 in Orlando opens August 9, 2014. For more information, visit geekycon.com.
Returning to Orlando for a second time, LeakyCon will be celebrating all things Harry Potter at the Orange County Convention Center from July 30 to August 3.
LeakyCon has a variety of programming, ranging from author and actor panels to attendee-submitted meetups and discussions. There are also concerts, parties, and even an after-hours trip to Universal Orlando to check out the recently opened Diagon Alley, along with Hogsmeade.
Among the HP actors you can meet are Ellie Darcey- Alden, Scarlett Byrne, Robbie Jarvis, Hugh Mitchell, Nick Shirm, and Charlotte Skeoch. In addition to Harry Potter guests, attendees can also meet Alaina Huffman (“Supernatural”), Amber Benson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Nina Toussaint-White, and the “Glee” trio of Titus Makin Jr, Curt Mega, and Dominic Barnes. Author John Green (“Fault in Our Stars”) will also be appearing.
Tickets start at $60 for a Friday or Saturday one-day pass to $275 for a full 5-day pass.
For more info, including a full guest list and programming schedule, visit LeakyCon.com.