Thursday, August 9, 2018

Harry Potter Conventions in 2019

So it's that time of year where I am going to chat about Harry Potter conventions. We are about one year out until MISTI-Con 2019! And there will be two LeakyCons next year! I am not one for LeakyCon usually but because they are returning to Boston after ten years, I am considering attending LeakyCon. MISTI-Con will take place from July 18-21, 2019 in Tarrytown, NY. LeakyCon 9 ¾ will take place August 9-11, 2019 in Dallas, TX at Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention and the LeakyCon10 will take place October 11-13, 2019 at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center in Boston, MA. Leviosa is going to be next year too but this time in Los Angeles at the Loews Hollywood Hotel instead of Las Vegas. Leviosa 2019 will take place June 27-28, 2019. Unfortunately, I don’t think I can attend Leviosa 2019 because financially I can’t afford three Harry Potter cons in one year. Also, Boston and Tarrytown are more doable since I live about 20-30 minutes away from Boston.

MISTI-Con is usually in Laconia, NH at the Margate but next year, it will relocate to a Doubletree in Tarrytown, NH. Not only is the new location near Sleepy Hollow but the new location will be able to accommodate more people. Only down side that it won't be completely Muggle free. Also, instead of having the convention in May, the convention will be held in July. I assume it’s because kids are still in school in May and a good amount of attendees work in higher education. I am excited to reunite with my HP friends and I am looking forward to meeting new people. Right now, early registration, VIP registration and guided passes are available. If you register now, you will be able to get a group code in an e-mail to get first dibs on rooms. Literally on the first day when the rooms were available for people who already registered, I booked a room for three nights.

MISTI-Con 2017

Harry Potter conventions provide a different way to experience the magic of Harry Potter. The experience is different from reading the books, watching the films, participating in Quidditch or even attending the Wizarding of Harry Potter theme parks. Harry Potter cons open doors to long lasting friendships. You will never feel out of place. You will never feel lonely. You will always be in your element connecting with others who also share the same love for Harry Potter. No matter if you have other interests, you will at least bond over the wonderful magical world of Harry Potter. Everyone is super welcoming at Harry Potter conventions. I am a very introverted person and it’s usually very hard for me to meet people. However, at Harry Potter cons, I flourish. It’s very easy to strike a conversation with people about something you love so much. Harry Potter conventions will provide entertainment, fantastic programming, interactive workshops and of course as I said before, those long lasting friendships. A Harry Potter con is a family reunion and an avenue to meet new people. You will always find home and your family within Harry Potter.

If you want to read more information about previous Harry Potter conventions I’ve attended in the past, check out these posts.

LEVIOSA 2016 

 
Day 1 and Day 2 Recap
Day 3 and Day 4 Recap

MISTI-CON 2015

 
Day 1: The Beginning
Day 2 Recap
Day 3 Recap
Day 4 and Day 5 Recap

MISTI-CON 2017

Day 1 Recap
Day 2 Recap
Day 3 Recap
Day 4 and Day 5 Recap




Also, if you plan on attending any of the mentioned Harry Potter conventions, please let me know. I would love to meet up if you do plan to attend MISTI-Con 2019 and LeakyCon 10.


4 comments:

  1. I have ALWAYS wanted to go to a Harry Potter convention, but I've never had the opportunity. They look like so much fun! I did get to visit the Harry Potter museum when it was in New York and I was at BEA. It was just lucky we were there at the same time. It was awesome seeing all of the props they used for the movies and knowing what scenes they were from!

    I hope you have blast in 2019!

    -- Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. Definitely seize the opportunity to attend a Harry Potter convention! It's the best! You meet so many people that become life long friends!

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  2. Any chance we know if ang fantastic beasts cast will be at any of these. I will likely go to my first con this coming year and am trying to make decisions based on guests.

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    1. I know the LeakyCons have celebrity guests. I would check out their sites closer to the convention. You can see what guests that had in previous years to help you decide whether to purchase tickets though.

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