Grab Your Brooms And Brush Up On Your Spells: The Annual Harry Potter Convention LeakyCon Has Named Dallas As Its 2018 Home.
If you don’t read the rest of this post, you could end up missing out on some dope Harry Potter news — or, worse, expelled.
The major, international fan convention known as LeakyCon will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas August 10-12 next year. The announcement came Tuesday night via Leaky Con’s website and Facebook page, with a notice that tickets will go on sale November 15. The notice also included a quick breakdown of ticket prices:
- Premium Marauder Package: $349
- General Weekend Pass: $150
- Single-Day Pass: $59
Organizers are also apparently working to get a special discounted rate for the out-of-town Potterheads who will descend upon Dallas just for the event:
FYI: We are working to secure a discount rate at the @HyattDallas just for LeakyCon attendees. We will have a special booking link soon! ⚡️
— LeakyCon (@LeakyCon) November 2, 2017
Expecting this event to draw fans from beyond the region is no absurd notion: Since first being held in Boston in 2009, LeakyCon has become a major attraction for fans of the Harry Potter book and movie series from all around the country. And with more Potter books on the way this fall and a second installment of the Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them trilogy coming to theaters around the same time, the hype for LeakyCon’s Dallas event should be at a fever pitch.
Adding more fuel to the fire? This year’s Leaky Con was held in Dublin, Ireland, meaning that many U.S. Potterheads missed out. In other words? You might wanna brush up on your time-freezing spells to guarantee you’re able to buy your tickets once they go on sale. And, well, if you’re anything like us, maybe some money-finding spells, too.