LeakyCon Lands in Portland for Rose City Comic Con This September


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LeakyCon Lands in Portland for Rose City Comic Con This September

Portland, OR (July 31, 2019) – Portland’s premier pop culture event, the 8th annual Rose City Comic Con by LeftField Media is thrilled to announce that LeakyCon, the world’s largest Harry Potter fan convention, will have a presence at this year’s convention Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15, 2019. The convention floor and panel rooms will buzz with hundreds of hours’ worth of programs including: celebrities and experts hosting panels and exclusive reveals; cosplay fashion shows; gaming tournaments; iconic pop culture memorabilia collections; and as always, a diverse array of activities for the whole family. 

Returning to the Oregon area for the first time since 2013, Harry Potter fans can revel in all the fun that LeakyCon’s Wizarding Alley will bring to the 2019 Rose City Comic Con. Potterheads will enjoy several Harry Potter themed vendors and specialized programing throughout the weekend and activations on the show floor.

“We’re so excited to have LeakyCon join us at Rose City Comic Con 2019,” says Ron Brister, Rose City Comic Con founder and Vice President of Events at Leftfield Media. “Harry Potter fans from the Pacific North West region and beyond will get to convene under one roof, with compelling, fun and wizardry programming all weekend long.”    

"We can't wait to bring LeakyCon to even more people as part of our 10th anniversary celebration and to return to Portland after the city was so welcoming in 2013," says Melissa Anelli, LeakyCon founder and CEO of Mischief Management. "There's something truly magical that happens when the Harry Potter community comes together, and we're honored to share that at Rose City Comic Con 2019."

Throughout the con, convention goers can meet other fans at meet-ups of the four houses. LeakyCon at Rose City Comic Con will host panels, interviews, discussions, and celebrations of “The Boy Who Lived” and the extraordinary impact his story has had on the Wizarding and Muggle worlds. LeakyCon is also doing a charity “House Cup Challenge” that will benefit the Harry Potter Alliance.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet actors from the films. Matthew Lewis, Bonnie Wright, and Jason Isaacs will all be appearing on Saturday and Sunday of the show. For more information on guests, photo opportunities and autographs visit here

Family-friendly pavilion Rose City Jr. powered by the Toy Association returns with even more playful events planned to educate and entertain kids of all ages and parents alike. Rose City Jr. will also host a special Harry Potter themed show in their pavilion.

With Rose City Comic Con 2019 hosting more energetic programing like LeakyCon, more globally recognized talent, and presenting more exclusive previews and announcements to attendees than ever before, it continues to grow into a standout annual destination – and unite fans at one of the largest pop culture events in the country.

About Rose City Comic Con

Founded in 2011, Rose City Comic Con quickly became Portland’s largest and most diverse comicsconvention. Building from the strong, independent creative community in the city and combining well-known creators, celebrity guests, and cosplay enthusiasts in a family-friendly atmosphere, Rose City Comic Con brings together a variety of passionate fans in one epic weekend.

About LeftField Media

LeftField Media, LLC is an events company focused on developing face-to-face events in a range of communities rooted in contemporary culture and shared passion. LeftField was formed in 2014 by Greg Topalian (President, LeftField Media) and is now owned by Topalian and Clarion Events Ltd. With a keen sense of the evolving needs of businesses and their consumers, as well as new opportunities created by change, LeftField takes a clean slate approach to its work. LeftField’s portfolio includes Awesome Con (awesomecon.com), Washington D.C.’s Comic Con; Rose City Comic Con (rosecitycomiccon.com), in Portland, O.R.; Big Easy Con (bigeasycon.com), in New Orleans, L.A.; and Anime NYC (animenyc.com), a Japanese pop culture festival in New York City. LeftField Media is headquartered in historic Trumbull, C.T. (leftfieldmedia.com).

About LeakyCon

LeakyCon is the world's largest unofficial convention for fans of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. Featuring some of the biggest fans, actors, and creators, LeakyCon will host panels, interviews, discussions, and celebrations of “The Boy Who Lived” and the extraordinary impact his story has had on both the Wizarding and Muggle worlds. LeakyCon is produced by Mischief Management. Since its first event in 2009, LeakyCon has brought together tens of thousands of Harry Potter fans, providing a fun, vibrant, and safe space to enjoy the things they love. LeakyCon has been held in cities across the United States, from Boston and Orlando to Portland and Burbank, as well as internationally in London and Dublin. For its tenth year, LeakyCon will return to Dallas, TX, and to Boston, MA.