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Thursday, July 18
 

3:00pm

Summoning Your Anxiety Patronus - An Introvert and Ambivert Meet-UP
Meet-up with fellow Introverts and Ambiverts and discuss coping mechanisms to keep from feeling overwhelmed at conventions. You bring the wands, we'll bring the chocolate!

Speakers
TT

Traci (Trissa) Hall

Traci is one of the Co-Head Organizers of MISTI-Con and Programming Director. She has been involved with MISTI since 2013. Prior to MISTI she presented at Ascendio and has volunteered at LeakyCon. Traci discovered the HP fandom in 2005, and loves how it has enriched her life. She... Read More →


Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Hudson B/C Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown

4:00pm

The MISTI-Con 2019 Gender-Expansive Meetup!
Does having to choose between M or F on forms make you cringe? If you identify as agender, intersex, genderfluid, non-binary or any variation under the gender non-conforming umbrella, this gender-expansive meetup is for you! Meet other MISTI-Con attendees, share personal and fandom stories, play icebreakers and hopefully make friends to last a lifetime.

Speakers
JL

Jennifer Levine

Jennifer Levine has been studying tarot for more than 20 years, since she received her first deck from a distant, much cooler cousin. During a recent deep analysis, she realized how much The Fool's Journey aligns with the Harry Potter series and is excited to discuss this idea with... Read More →


Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Plaza A/B Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown

10:15pm

After Hours, In The Restricted Section: The Adults-Only Fanfic Meet-up 18+
For connoisseurs and authors of “mature” fanfiction, this meet-up is a judgment-free zone. Join other fanfic writers and enthusiasts as we discuss how we engage with transformative works of the explicit variety. We’ll play a game of erotic Mad Libs to create our own fanfic drabble. Then, prepare to be delighted by a rousing live reading of selected works, read by the stimulating authors of the MISTI-Con 2019 Fanfiction Collection. Mature adults (18+) are welcome.

Speakers
SP

Stacy Pisani

As Fanfiction Coordinator, Stacy Pisani brings together a love of transformative fan works and an enthusiasm for building a creative community.


Thursday July 18, 2019 10:15pm - 11:00pm
Salon 4 Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown
 
Friday, July 19
 

8:30am

The Owlery Game - Packet Pick Up
Sign up to be an Owl and compete to deliver letters for your House!

Speakers
KA

Kevin A

Kevin is an avid Harry Potter fan('s husband) and a proud Slytherin.


Friday July 19, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am
Common Room Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown

2:00pm

Fandom Families Meet-up
Are you attending MISTI-Con with your kids, or are you a kid attending with your parent(s)? Families are invited to this informal gathering to get to know one another, do a craft project, have a snack, or play a game together. PLEASE NOTE: all children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire meet-up, and all adults must be accompanied by a child.

Speakers
SP

Stacy Pisani

As Fanfiction Coordinator, Stacy Pisani brings together a love of transformative fan works and an enthusiasm for building a creative community.
CP

Chloe Pisani

Chloe Pisani has been attending Harry Potter fandom events with her mom since she was a baby. She read the entire series after MISTI-Con 2015 and has since fully embraced the wizarding world.


Friday July 19, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Plaza 1/2/3 Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown

4:00pm

#WizardsAgainstCancer (Possible TW)
#wizardsagainstcancer is the hashtag used by Vladimir Snape as he chronicled his battle with cancer. If you have been following his journey, or if you or someone you love have been profoundly affected by cancer, this meet up is for you. Be supported, be heard, be loved.

Speakers
NS

Narcissa Snape

Narcissa Snape is a vodka-fueled law student whose favorite past times include dismantling the patriarchy, hanging with her dog, human rights advocacy, and demonology. She's responsible for keeping her fiance, Vladimir Snape, out of trouble and in good health.
AF

Andromeda Flamel

By day- Master Baking Alchemist, Cake Artist and owner of Sweetly Wild Bake Shop. By night-broom taxi driver for her teen witch/wizard and their friends.For fun, she reads, WROCKS, and bench presses Death Eaters without the use of levitation charms. She is the Girl-Who-Lived, having... Read More →
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Vladimir Snape

Vladimir Snape is a hoopy frood who knows where his towel is. He is also, some would say, the bravest man they've ever known, due to his indomitable spirit while battling stage four metastatic cancer. He has also been known to sing and play guitar.


Friday July 19, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Plaza 1/2/3 Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown
 
Saturday, July 20
 

10:00am

Superwholock meetup
Bring your wands, your screwdrivers. Park your TARDIS or your impala. And don't forget the address is 221B Baker Street. Come hang out and meetup with over fans. Cosplay is welcome.

Speakers
JF

Jodie Fox

Jodie Fox has been an active member of the convention scene since 2011 beginning with Aeternitas and Harry Potter fan since 2000. This is her second time combining her love of fandoms since Harry Potter was how she discovered Superwholock in the first place.


Saturday July 20, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Plaza 1/2/3 Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown

2:00pm

Wands Out: D&D 5th edition one-shot
Join or watch a collaborative storytelling experience, completely improvised, featuring 4-6 players and the Dungeon Master. D&D is a tabletop role-playing game where the DM serves as narrator and referee and presents the adventurers with a dilemma, puzzle, or conflict to solve using creative problem-solving, magic, and sometimes brute force. Spells have been adapted to resemble familiar Harry Potter-based magic. There will be humor, there will be monsters. Naturally, there will be dice.

Speakers
KT

Kitty the Wolf

Kitty writes stories and screenplays, and DMs a short list of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition campaigns. She has made the objective of her stories the compulsion of ordinary people to do extraordinary things. A Gryffindor with a heavy Slytherin streak, she has spent fourteen years... Read More →


Saturday July 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Hudson B/C Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown

4:00pm

Wizards of a Certain (WOACA) Age Meet-up
Meet-up for mature witches and wizards of "a certain age" to connect and reconnect. This gathering is for witches and wizards who are middle-age and older. If you came to last Misti's informal WOACA, please join us again! If you missed it or are new to Misti, come and meet like-aged witches and wizards to bond and share stories.

Speakers
JC

Jo Cobleigh

Jo Cobleigh started reading Harry Potter when her son was young to "see what all the fuss was about." She devoured books one and two and waited at the door for every book and movie release from that point on. She has been to the last three Mistis and you may have seen her in her Wizengamot... Read More →


Saturday July 20, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Plaza 1/2/3 Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown

7:00pm

HP-NYC Meet-Up
Speakers

Saturday July 20, 2019 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Salon 5 Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown
 
Sunday, July 21
 

9:00am

Christian Fans Praise & Worship Meet-Up
Want to meet up with other Christian Potter fans? Like going to Sunday services but don’t want to leave the con? Let’s get together for an informal, costume-friendly, all-are-welcome praise and worship service on Sunday morning!

Speakers
DM

David Martin

David Martin is a husband, father, and grandfather. He is a retired computer programmer. He has been following Harry Potter since 1999 and has made presentations at several conventions. He is proud to be a Hufflepuff and wishes that Hermione had ended up with him rather than with... Read More →


Sunday July 21, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Hudson B/C Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown

9:00am

The Owlery Game -Letter Drop Off
Sign up to be an Owl and compete to deliver letters for your House!

Speakers
KA

Kevin A

Kevin is an avid Harry Potter fan('s husband) and a proud Slytherin.


Sunday July 21, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Common Room Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown

10:00am

Fanfic Authors and Enthusiasts Meetup
Mingle and socialize with the authors of the MISTI-Con 2019 Fanfiction Collection and with other fanfiction enthusiasts! We will have an informal group discussion about how authors and readers engage with transformative works. Then, we'll enjoy live readings of excerpts from the collection. This meet-up is open to all. There will be a separate adults-only fanfic meet-up at another time.

Speakers
SP

Stacy Pisani

As Fanfiction Coordinator, Stacy Pisani brings together a love of transformative fan works and an enthusiasm for building a creative community.


Sunday July 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Hudson B/C Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown

10:00am

WOrM Scout Group Photo Shoot
Meet up with your fellow WOrM Scouts to get a group photo & engage in some fun with your scouting friends!

Speakers
DP

Dariti Peterson

Dariti Peterson, a scouting volunteer for 17+ years, combined her love of the magical world of Harry Potter, and scouting to found the World Organization of Magical Scouts (WOrMS) in 2015 with her first troop of 7 members. WOrM Scouts continues to gain members, and new badges and... Read More →


Sunday July 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Plaza 1/2/3 Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown

12:30pm

The Owlery Game - Winner Announced
Sign up to be an Owl and compete to deliver letters for your House!

Speakers
KA

Kevin A

Kevin is an avid Harry Potter fan('s husband) and a proud Slytherin.


Sunday July 21, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Common Room Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown

3:00pm

A Magical Board Game Meetup
Learn and play some Harry Potter board games! Our friendly professors will teach you how to play in a fun and welcoming environment. Some games will be familiar and others will be brand spanking new! All of them will be fun. We will have lots of games to choose from, but feel free to bring your favorite Harry Potter game too.

Speakers
MB

Mike Belsole

Mike Belsole (he/him) is a retired wizard rocker and Thornsaddle writer. He is also a proud alumnus of the New York Badassilisks community quidditch team. In his retirement, he has enjoyed whiling away the hours designing board games. Please play games with him.
DK

Dylan Kennedy Grey

Dylan Kennedy Grey is a Ravenclaw, game designer, husband, pet parent, and nearly-life-long fan of magical literature. In the mundane world, Dylan works as a therapeutic day treatment counselor and runs an after school theatre program with his wife for underserved youth in their home... Read More →


Sunday July 21, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Common Room Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown

3:00pm

SLUG Club Meet-Up (Special Lego Users Group)
Let's meet up and chat about LEGO. What's your latest build? What do you do with your LEGO? What would you own if you could own it? If you were a Master Builder for a Harry Potter LEGO set, what would it be and why? What HP build can you make with generic LEGO pieces? Bring photos of your favourite LEGO builds to share with the group, and your creative spirit.

Speakers
JS

Jill Staniec

Jill is a long-time MISTI attendee who loves quidditch, Harry Potter, project managenent, and lots of other geeky things. Her muggle job is as an archivist in Alberta, Canada. She is a Volunteer Coordinator for MISTI-Con.


Sunday July 21, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Plaza A/B Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown

4:00pm

Button Pin Swap
Pin. Button. Brad. Brooch. Lapel pin. Stick pin. Flair. Badge. Whatever you call them, you can't stop at just one. Join us for a brief meetup to swap and chat about our favorite geeky designs or just to show off your collection of assorted bling. Enamel, metal, paper, plastic; antique or made this year, all kinda of buttons! Swapping is optional and solely the responsibility of parties involved.

Speakers
NA

Ni Augurey

Niamh Augurey has been to six HP cons since 2005, and has attended every MISTI since its inception. They avidly enjoy cosplaying, crafting of any type, and asserts some skill at singing, outdoor survivalism, and photography. Ni is an ardent geek, devoted to additional fandoms such... Read More →


Sunday July 21, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Plaza 1/2/3 Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown

4:00pm

WOrM Scout Court of Honor/ Wrap-up meeting
This will be the final meet up for WOrM Scouts at MISTI-Con 2019. Scouts will exchange stories of adventures at the con, and talk about what we’d like to do at future meet-ups. We will also have a nice awards ceremony to present badges and awards that have been earned before we say farewell until next time.

Speakers
DP

Dariti Peterson

Dariti Peterson, a scouting volunteer for 17+ years, combined her love of the magical world of Harry Potter, and scouting to found the World Organization of Magical Scouts (WOrMS) in 2015 with her first troop of 7 members. WOrM Scouts continues to gain members, and new badges and... Read More →


Sunday July 21, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Hudson B/C Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown