Jack Wilson (8), Esther Fripp (10), Gabe Masino (8), participate in the scavenger hunt at the Harry Potter Yule Ball at the Josey Ranch Lake Library in Carollton, Texas on Friday December 29, 2017.

Jack Wilson (8), Esther Fripp (10), Gabe Masino (8), participate in the scavenger hunt at the Harry Potter Yule Ball at the Josey Ranch Lake Library in Carollton, Texas on Friday December 29, 2017.

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A major Harry Potter fan convention hasn't even made its first Dallas stop yet, but the team behind it is already planning an encore. 

When Dallas was announced as the host city for LeakyCon 2018, following the traveling convention's stop in Dublin, Ireland, fans in D-FW got very excited. Tickets sold out almost immediately, prompting a move to a bigger venue so the event could bring in more people. Those extra tickets, too, sold quickly. When LeakyCon hits the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in early August, it will be packed.

Don't worry, 'Harry Potter' fan convention LeakyCon is still coming to Dallas

Couldn't get a ticket? Don't worry. Thanks to popular demand, LeakyCon will return to Dallas August 9-11, 2019. It will again be at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Tickets are on sale now.

Of course, there are a lot of Harry Potter fans worldwide, and part of the original vision for LeakyCon, according to its creators at Mischief Management, was to travel to different places every year. To that end, there will actually be two LeakyCon events in 2019: The one in Dallas, and one in Boston (where the convention began in 2009) that will take place in October.

LeakyCon, named after iconic Harry Potter location The Leaky Cauldron, bills itself as the "largest unofficial convention for fans of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World." At the event, fans can attend panels, meet celebrities (including actors from the movies) and participate in other activities inspired by the popular series.

This year, LeakyCon is also hosting many popular young adult authors, including Fort Worth-based Julie Murphy, author of Dumplin'

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