MISTI-Con 2019 is an immersive Harry Potter fan convention.
MISTI-Con conventions are held biennially.
What do we mean by an "immersive convention"?
The convention has exclusive use of all the conference rooms and facilities. This allows us to create an engaging environment that our guests can participate and indulge in as much or as little as they wish. MISTI-Con fundamentally believes that the Harry Potter fandom greatest strengths lie is its creativity and participatory nature. Almost all of our programming is designed to be focused around our guests, making you active contributors to the convention.
While many attendees and staff of MISTI-Con cosplay, and some attendees role play, there are many people at the convention interested in other aspects of Harry Potter fandom. Every attendee of MISTI-Con is free to engage with the Harry Potter fandom in the ways that are interesting and appealing to them, and MISTI-Con is dedicated to encouraging all aspects of fandom.
MISTI-Con provides a wealth of academic programming, analyzing the Potterverse from all conceivable angles. Our passionate presenters provide in-depth character analysis, consider the themes in the series and the inspirations behind it, and still have plenty to theorize about the HP books. Many apply their expertise in their own fields to the books, be it in psychology, biology, or anything in between. Yet others discuss how to teach the books in class, how HP inspires people to do good in the world, and the sociopolitical implications of elements in the series. There’s enough knowledge presented at MISTI-Con to satiate even the most eager Ravenclaw.
In addition to the academic programming, there is a wealth of other formal programming presented concurrently at MISTI-Con. Those who want to be active can take dance classes. The performers can partake in improve workshops. For the crafty attendees, there is a host of crafting presentations, covering everything from wands to scrapbooks to bowtruckles. Aspiring authors can follow the Lit Track, where successful authors will share their earned wisdom. There are opportunities to share fanfiction, fanart, HP tattoos, or wizard rock. And for those feeling reflective or nostalgic, there is programming about the HP fandom – the kind that can only come from fans who’ve been immersed in the wizarding world for a good long while.
And if the rigor of formal programming ever proves too much, there are also more informal meetups at MISTI-Con where like-minded individuals can gather and just hang out, chatting or knitting or reading together.