Team Starkid Returns to LeakyCon for Fourth Year in a Row; Convention Kicks Off Today
There's nothing Harry Potter fans love more than MORE Harry Potter, and Team StarKid has been giving that to fans since 2009 with their instantly viral musical parody of Harry Potter "A Very Potter Musical," which received more than 130 million YouTube views. Team StarKid will return to LeakyCon for the fourth year in a row to perform at the convention being held today, July 30-August 3 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
Team StarKid will perform a special one-time-only reading of "Starship: Requiem," the romantic sci-fi comedy sequel to their 2011 space odyssey "Starship." The story follows the adventures of Mega-Girl the robot and her half-witted Starship Ranger husband. The newlyweds are sucked into a black hole of trouble when they go to visit Mega-Girl's human-hating family, including her overbearing mother-unit, her jealous sister-unit and the return of her hunky ex-boyfriend-unit.
As an added bonus for LeakyCon attendees, Team StarKid will celebrate their five-year anniversary at a retrospective panel where they will answer questions, share stories and read some of the deleted scenes from their "Very Potter Musical" series.
"Team StarKid has been an incredible force in the world of fandom for several years and they continue to capture the imagination of millions of fans around the world," said Melissa Anelli, co-founder and director of LeakyCon. "We are absolutely thrilled they have decided to return to LeakyCon for another performance exclusively for LeakyCon attendees."
Team StarKid productions include "A Very Potter Musical" (2009), "A Very Potter Sequel" (2010), "Starship" (2011), "Holy Musical B@tman" (2012), "A Very Potter 3D: A Very Potter Senior Year" (2012) and "Twisted" (2013). Team StarKid has captured the attention of millions of viewers as well as national media including Entertainment Weekly, "Access Hollywood," "Entertainment Tonight," The Hollywood Reporter, The Detroit Free Press, New York Magazine and National Public Radio.
In 2011 and 2012, Team StarKid's original member and "Glee" star Darren Criss made appearances on the stage of LeakyCon. This year, Team StarKid members Julia Albain, Denise Donovan, Brian Holden, Nick Lang, Jim Povolo, Brian Rosenthal, Dylan Saunders and Meredith Stepien will be gracing the stage in Orlando.
LeakyCon is one of the largest and most recognized annual fandom conventions in the world and is attended every year by thousands of fantasy film, television and book fans. The event was started in 2009 as a conference for Harry Potter fans and has since grown to include fans of some of the most popular films, television shows and books in the genre such as "Doctor Who," "Game of Thrones," "The Hunger Games," "Supernatural" and "Firefly." Past events have been held in Boston, Orlando, Chicago, Portland and London. More information is available at www.LeakyCon.com.