Team StarKid's Darren Criss, Joey Richter and More Perform A VERY POTTER 3D: A VERY POTTER SENIOR YEAR at LeakyCon, 8/11

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Team StarKid, the musical theater troupe and YouTube phenomenon, will debut their highly anticipated sequel to the parody musicals A Very Potter Musical and A Very Potter Sequel at LeakyCon on August 11, 2012.

The show is written by Matt Lang, Nick Lang, and Brian Holden and will be performed as a staged reading during the A Very StarKid Event II at this year’s LeakyCon, a fan conference.

The third parody musical – A Very Potter 3D: A Very Potter Senior Year – will feature a cast of more than 20 members of StarKid Productions, including Darren Criss, Joey Richter, Brian Holden, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Joe Walker, BrIan Rosenthal, Dylan Saunders, and many more.

Team StarKid’s madcap comedy has created a wide-ranging, global fanbase; the third parody Harry Potter musical will be the final chapter in the series that shot them to fame. The members of Team StarKid are returning to LeakyCon for the second year in a row after the massive success of the first A Very StarKid Event at LeakyCon 2011 in Orlando, FL. More than 2,000 fans sang and danced along with the group to celebrate the opening of the final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II.

Confirmed attendees to LeakyCon include:

Julia Albain*, Chris Allen, Clark Baxtresse, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Tyler Brunsman, Richard Campbell, Brant Cox, Darren Criss**, Denise Donovan, Corey Dorris, Arielle Goldman, Brian Holden, A.J. Holmes, Matt Lang, Nick Lang, Lauren Lopez, Corey Lubowich, Devin Lytle, Lily Marks, Alle-Faye Monka, Joe Moses, Jim Povolo, Joey Richter, BrIan Rosentha,l Dylan Saunders, Meredith Stepien, Sango Tajima, Joe Walker.  

In addition to their Harry Potter parody musicals, Team StarKid has produced several shows including Starship and Holy Musical B@man!. In 2011, Team StarKid performed in and produced the “Funtastic Slamaganza,” a charity show with proceeds benefitting Snow City Arts, a local Chicago charity. Members of the group embarked on the 15-city national SPACE tour in November of 2011, followed by The Apocalyptour in the Spring of 2012, where they were joined in Los Angeles and New York by Darren Criss, one of the founders of Team StarKid and actor on the hit television show Glee.

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome back Team StarKid to LeakyCon,” said Melissa Anelli, the conference’s organizer. “They have become a substantial and exciting part of the Harry Potter fandom and we could not imagine organizing an event without them.”

“This year Team StarKid celebrated the third anniversary of the release of A Very Potter Musical. At LeakyCon, we’ll celebrate three years of being included in this spectacular fandom by presenting one of the most requested and most rumored about projects amongst our fans,” said Brian Holden, one of the members and founders of Team Starkid.

The reading is part of the A Very StarKid Event (II). New or existing registrants may add the event to their registrations by visiting LeakyCon.com. All other LeakyCon full registration or Saturday day pass holders may view a live feed of this reading in an alternate ballroom without editing their registration.

Team StarKid will also be participating in special programming and autograph sessions throughout the weekend; these are included in basic registration and day passes. For more information, please see the full schedule as posted on our Web site at: LeakyCon.com/schedule

Additional details for A Very StarKid Event (II) and further information about LeakyCon can be found at LeakyCon.com.

More information about Team StarKid can be found at TeamStarKid.com. *Julia Albain will be present at the conference Thursday and Sunday only.

** Darren Criss will be present at the conference Saturday only.

LeakyCon is a fan conference which comes from and celebrates everything about the Harry Potter fandom. LeakyCon is a place where fans can be themselves.

LeakyCon 2012 is the third Harry Potter fan conference produced by Mischief Management and follows LeakyCon 2011, which was the largest Harry Potter fan event in history and raised over $120,000 for charity.

The four-day fan conference is strongly rooted in the Harry Potter fandom, featuring appearances by Evanna Lynch, Louis Cordice, Robbie Jarvis, and William Melling, all actors from the Harry Potter film franchise, as well as a full literary track that includes New York Times Bestselling Authors John Green and Maureen Johnson. LeakyCon features a wide array of formal and informal programming for attendees, including exclusive special events, a literary track, speaker panels, roundtables, rock concerts, a quidditch tournament, costume contests, podcasts, vendor room, craft show, and a charity ball.

LeakyCon 2012 is August 9 through 12, 2012 at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, IL.

StarKid Productions is an ensemble of writers, actors, directors, designers, and producers. Blending live performance with the accessibility of the Internet, StarKid has taken the long-revered art of parody and fumblingly marched forward with it into the 21st century. StarKid has its roots firmly embedded in the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater, and Dance. In April of 2009, with a budget of less than $150, an original script and score, and a cast and creative team chock full of Michigan cohorts, A Very Potter Musical premiered. Three months later, having filmed the live performances for family and friends, writers Nick Lang, Matt Lang, and Brian Holden posted the videos to YouTube, and within days the show had gone viral. In just under two years, StarKid’s original works have garnered over 120 million views on YouTube, a devoted international fan-base of over 233,000 subscribers, and national attention from MTV, Entertainment Weekly, blogger Perez Hilton, Access Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter, BillBoard.com, New York Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, and National Public Radio, and more.

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