Sirius XM Radio announced yesterday that it will launch “LeakyCon Radio,” a three-day channel that will celebrate the world of Harry Potter and pay tribute to its fans as the final film in the beloved series hits theaters.
LeakyCon Radio” premieres Friday, July 15 at 6:00 am ET — the day Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 hits theaters — and airs through Monday, July 18 at 3:00 am ET on SiriusXM channel 141 and SiriusXM Internet Radio. Hosted by SiriusXM’s Paul Bachmann and Kenny Curtis, the channel will broadcast from LeakyCon 2011, the Harry Potter fan convention taking place in Orlando, FL.
“LeakyCon Radio” offers listeners a front row seat to the wide variety of panels and special events taking place throughout the weekend at the convention, including Death Eater Recruitment and Training Jeopardy – Harry Potter and the Law; The Books vs. The Movies: What Was Left Out and Why It’s Important; Fantastic Names & Where to Find Them: Lessons of Onomatology in Rowling’s Harry Potter Series; The Past, Present, and Future of Muggle Quidditch; Cooking Demonstration: Butterbeer 101 and Bertie Botts Every Flavor Bean; and …Now What? Life in the Potter fandom post Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Listeners will also have the opportunity to get the latest news on Pottermore.com, the new online repository that JK Rowling has built for the Harry Potter universe, and to hear from the creators of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park at Universal Orlando and the “New Potter Kids”: the young actors who play Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch), Albus Severus Potter (Arthur Bowen), Young Lily Evans (Ellie Darcey-Alden), Hugo Weasley (Ryan Turner), Young Sirius Black (Rohan Gotobed), James Potter II (Will Dunn) and Percy Weasley (Chris Rankin).
“LeakyCon Radio” will feature SiriusXM interviews with a variety of the film’s key players, both on screen and behind the scenes, including actors Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Michael Gambon (Professor Albus Dumbledore), Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid), Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley), David Thewlis (Remus Lupin), director David Yates, producer David Heyman, producer David Barron and screenwriter Steve Kloves.
LeakyCon 2011 is a charity conference created and organized by the Harry Potter fan site LeakyNews.com. LeakyCon will be held from July 13-17, 2011 at the Royal Pacific Hotel in Orlando, Florida and will feature Harry Potter-related discussions, programs, and events as well as a full track dedicated to non-Harry Potter children’s and young adult literature. LeakyCon 2011 will benefit several charities including The Harry Potter Alliance, Book Aid International and the This Star Won’t Go Out Foundation.