Devon Murray, Luke Youngblood, Ellie Darcey-Alden

LeakyCon 2018: ‘Young Wizards’ of Harry Potter

Whether you’ve been a longtime fan or you are discovering J.K. Rowling’s world for the first time, you will feel right at home at LeakyCon, the largest fan-led Harry Potter convention. Tickets for this year’s LeakyCon sold out so fast last year that Mischief Management had to change the venue! LeakyCon celebrates all things Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. The convention took place last weekend Aug. 10-12 at the downtown Dallas Convention Center and was jam-packed with wondrous panels, ecstatic Potterheads, Wizard rock bands, awesomely creative vendors, kind volunteers and staff, and of course, celebrity talent.

This was also my first year at LeakyCon, and I had a great time attending the “Acting As a Young Wizard” panel with Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan), Luke Youngblood (Lee Jordan), and Ellie Darcey-Alden (young Lily Evans).

The moderator kicked off the panel asking the three actors about how they got their roles and how they responded.

Any on-set stories or fun facts? We heard plenty! 

Ellie told us an on-set story about her first interaction with Maggie Smith.

The moderator segued the conversion to ask the actors what advice they had for aspiring young actors.

So what are these actors up to now? They talk about their upcoming projects.

This panel was a blast for opening day of LeakyCon. If you missed the convention this year, don’t worry: You can purchase tickets for next year’s LeakyCon at either the Dallas event (back by popular demand!) on Aug. 9-11, 2019 or the Boston event (the 10th anniversary!) on Oct. 11-13, 2019.

 

Featured image credit: Mischief Management LLC

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