July 25, 2014

teabitteraswormwood:

Dobby and Kreacher ( redvineswhatthellcanttheydo ) are so ready for Leakycon. 

You so are. cosPLAY indeed.

July 25, 2014

micdotcom:

Woman live tweets IBM execs discussing why they don’t hire women, tries not to throw up

Toronto-based editor Lyndsay Kirkham has started a firestorm this week after overhearing what was apparently an incredibly sexist conversation between IBM executives at lunch — and live-tweeting it.

Unaware that they were transmitting sexist nonsense to cyberspace, the IBM executives openly discussed “why they don’t hire women.” If you take Kirkham’s account at its word, it actually gets way worse.

But wait, there’s more Follow micdotcom

July 25, 2014
See the 50 Shades of Grey Trailer: 2 1/2 Minutes of Greige.

LOLOLOOOLOL…

2) All of that casting brouhaha and this is who they chose for Christian Grey? He looks like your friend’s little manchild brother home from sophomore year of college. He’s treasurer of his frat and has decided on pre-dental and also he wants to cuff you to a spreader bar.

Oh, Amanda.

July 24, 2014
Stalking Update

I just learned that the woman stalking me and my family was set bail conditions that indicate she not use the Internet or mail, or contact anyone in North America. The rest of it will play out on August 15 when her case is heard.

I have a new feeling. I don’t know what it is. I’ve been sitting here for ten minutes trying to figure it out. It’s not pure relief or pure hope or pure anger or pure frustration or… I don’t know. There should be a word for this feeling, and if anyone knows it I will thank you for telling me what it is.

But thank you everyone for your role helping me signal boost this thus far, as that is why this process went along this path.

July 24, 2014

melwl:

harryandthepotters:

First annual HPA vs LeakyCon Quidditch Match is one week from tonight. Gonna sweep the floor with LeakyCon.

Nice photos.  Too bad you’ll be missing those nice teeth and the trophy they’re holding.  ;)

OK, Melissa Lawson, our librarian project manager, KNOWS HOW TO LAY DOWN THE SMACKDOWN.

July 24, 2014

harryandthepotters:

First annual HPA vs LeakyCon Quidditch Match is one week from tonight. Gonna sweep the floor with LeakyCon.

Overheard in a leakycon meeting: “Do you get the idea that they’re taking this a little bit more seriously than we are?”

July 24, 2014

ohmyadorkabledarrencriss said: Hi! I'm cosplaying Intern Mauren from WTNV at LeakyCon this year and I was wondering whether I could use your John Peter's OJ design for the cover of my orange juice box? Thanks!!!

noweveryoneknowsi:

Oh my goodness, yes! Just credit me if anyone asks please and I definitely want to see a picture of the whole thing if that’s cool. Thanks for asking!

I need Intern Maureen to walk up to me and say, “Melissa, it may not be the best time to tell you this, but I can’t come to leakycon.” I will devise some sort of prize for this person.

July 23, 2014
Friday was six years since my stalking began…

…and this Friday there may, may, be news. 

Since I last updated you all about this, there has been very slight, albeit useful, movement in the case of the woman who has been stalking me and threatening to rape and kill me nearly every day for the past six years.

For the past few months, Ms. Parker’s family has been taking her Internet services and devices away from her at night. This has made little to no difference except that I have been periodically (and, you’ll notice, only during the day in Eastern time) opening my Ask Box so that I can behave like a normal net citizen, at least sometimes. Almost invariably the next day she has sent an ask to maureenjohnsonbooks, or Cheryl, or any of my friends and colleagues she has beleaguered so frequently for so long. There has still been a constant stream of postcards and cards to my house, my mother’s, my father’s work, and my sister’s home. She still sends my baby nephew gifts (here the italics should be completely taken as a note of disgust) with cards attached to them that say things like “enjoy your parents - while you can.”

As usual, as LeakyCon approaches, Ms. Parker has been making increasing attacks. This time she started in on albinokid1026, and started referencing something that will happen “in a few weeks.” As I told Maureen, in a pique of frustration, I feel as though I am radioactive: that any person or entity who gets involved with me must soon after receive a primer on what to do when they are inevitably contacted by the seriously mentally disturbed woman who wants to kill me.

After five and a half years of constant, prodding action - get a threat, forward it to the right people, catalog it, date it, add it to the file, etc - and having something so horrifying become such a regular part of my life, I took a break. A few months ago, I stopped sending things on for a while. I could not focus on LeakyCon, I could not enjoy the brain space I needed in order to access the special kind of creative skill we need to employ to make this thing work, while also dealing with that, and it felt as though the deadened, terribly regular routine was eating away. So I had stopped for a few months when her attacks picked up in velocity, though I still had a pile of postcards, cards, and the like.

I gathered everything again one day and sent it on to the NZ police, with a note that I felt that it was clear whatever was being done to stop Ms. Parker was not working. 

Well, they agreed. Ms. Parker was served with a summons for criminal harassment and will be appearing in court in NZ on Friday.

I was asked how this made me feel. 

I have zero idea. 

Hopeful? Sure, but she’s been arrested before and diverted and flouted her diversion, so…

I don’t know. I just wanted you guys to know what’s going on. But my ask box has been open for two days following the serving of the summons and as far as I can tell nothing has happened.

I’ll have more information following Friday’s proceedings. Again, it is because you all helped me signal boost this that anything has happened here. So, thank you.

July 23, 2014
curtmega:

Leaky Con Orlando! You ready?!?! 
Aug 2 @ 1pm. 
An Afternoon with Curt & Dom: w/ special guests @titusmakin (CW’s Star Crossed/Fox’s Glee), @tessanetting (Broadway’s Billy Elliot/YouTube QUEEN) and @jackie_emerson (Hunger Games)!
See ya there!
#glee #starcrossed #warblers #billyelliot #hungergames #leakycon

curtmega:

Leaky Con Orlando! You ready?!?!
Aug 2 @ 1pm.
An Afternoon with Curt & Dom: w/ special guests @titusmakin (CW’s Star Crossed/Fox’s Glee), @tessanetting (Broadway’s Billy Elliot/YouTube QUEEN) and @jackie_emerson (Hunger Games)!
See ya there!
#glee #starcrossed #warblers #billyelliot #hungergames #leakycon

July 23, 2014

teabitteraswormwood said: Hey I just wanted to say a quick thank you to you and all the people who work behind the scenes at Leaky. I can't even imagine the amount of time and stress that has gone into making Leaky 2014 a success. I live in California, I've never been to Harry Potter world, and I've been saving money for this since October. Being at HP world without all the crowds is still going to be a once in a life time opportunity. Thanks for making this possible for me and everyone else :)

THANK YOU! I am publishing this right on top of the other one because as you have correctly surmised it is craziness in these parts right now. 

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