I’ll be attending LeakyCon in Boston this October! LeakyCon is a Harry Potter convention hosted Boston. Some guests include Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) and Luke Youngblood (Lee Jordan). Below is my entire schedule including panels and singing times!
Friday, 3 p.m “Short Stories and Anthologies Panel” - Harborview Ballroom
Mason Deaver, Claudia Gray, Preeti Chhibber, Mark Oshiro
What does a story need to be satisfying in fewer pages? How is having a piece in an anthology different from publishing a novel? In this session, we'll examine the joys and challenges specific to writing short stories.
Friday, 4:30 p.m. “Signing Time #1” - Autograph Area #2
This will be my first signing session during LeakyCon!
Saturday, 10:15 p.m. “Author AMA” - Harborview Ballroom
Mark Oshiro, Kacen Callender, Jackson Bird, Mason Deaver, Claudia Gray, Preeti Chhibber
Is there something you've always wanted to know about publishing a book? Now's your chance to hear the truth directly from our guest authors.
Saturday, 5:15 p.m. “Signing Time #2” - Autograph Area #3
My second singing session during LeakyCon!
Sunday, 12:30 p.m. “Trans and Non-binary Representation in YA” - Amphitheater
Jackson Bird, Mason Deaver, Kacen Callender
As trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming authors make in-roads in publishing, the conversation about representation is shifting rapidly. What changes when authors share identities with their characters? Is there additional pressure to write transness in a particular way? How is the publishing industry adapting (or not)? Get ready to dig into this complex topic.
Sunday, 3:00 p.m. “Let’s Talk About Bodies” - Seaport Ballroom
Mark Oshiro, Kacen Callender, Jackson Bird, Mason Deaver
Not all bodies are treated the same way, in life or in literature. Race, sex, gender, ability, and size all play into the way characters are written and perceived. In this session, our panelists will discuss how they handle this in their work, what they'd like to see more of, and how YA as a genre is depicting diverse bodies.
Sunday, 3:45 p.m. “Signing Time #3”
This will be my third and final signing time for LeakyCon!