Conventions with Fan programming
Leviosa is a return to the smaller scale, academic-fannish Harry Potter conference model, expanded to include a focus on YA Literature, writing/fan creativity, and multi-fandom interest. We’re staffed by a group of passionate Potter fans and creatives that feel there is a space in the fan conference market for a programming-focused event anchored by a love of Harry Potter. Between us, we have attended almost every Harry Potter conference under the sun, and have ample conference and organizational experience. There are six tracks of programming you can enjoy at Leviosa: - Academic - Fandom - Creativity - Slash & Queer Lit - YA Lit - Writing What can you expect from Leviosa? Our mission is to celebrate imagination, creativity and education, via a focus on dynamic academic programming and quality fan experiences. We love talking about Harry Potter, dissecting the things that make it so important to all of us, and celebrating it through both academic exploration and more informal frivolity. But we’re not just about Harry Potter. We know that many passionate Harry Potter fans have found new fandom loves, or have become writers themselves. Come for Harry Potter, and get Young Adult Literature programming, writing and publishing workshops, and other sci-fi/fantasy fandom content.
Tol-Con is a brand new Middle-Earth themed fan convention, coming to Minneapolis, MN USA November 4-6, 2016. We are taking our convention in a bit of a different direction than many conventions, aiming for a more immersive experience – with 3 themed banquets included in your registration! Friday night’s banquet will be our Feast of Starlight – an Elven themed dinner and dance. Saturday afternoon, we will celebrate a (slightly belated!) Durin’s Day with a Dwarvish themed (and meat filled!) banquet. Saturday evening will feature a banquet to celebrate Bilbo’s Birthday – complete with cake and a live band! There will be themed panels, activities, a dealer room, and art room, and a cosplay contest complete with custom sculpted trophies. You won’t want to miss it!