Kids and Families Guide

Remember: kids 12 and under enter free of charge to the show (with adult supervision) and do not require a ticket!!

Comic Con Tips:

Take a Photo

Take a photo of your child on your smartphone at the start of the day.  If you somehow become separated during the event, this will help us work with you to find them!

Cosplay is FUN!

Coming in costume isn’t required: but it sure is fun for both kids AND adults.  There’s even a special time during the Cosplay Contest for kids to show off their costumes!

Kids Can Bring a Friend... for Free!

Older children especially get even more out of the experience when they attend with a friend or sibling.  If they are age 12 or under, bringing an extra friend comes at no extra cost!

Leave time for Games

Kids & adults alike LOVE the gaming areas spread around the show.  Leave a bit of extra time in your plans to spend some time playing video games or board games together.

Going for an Autograph?

In some cases, autograph lines *can* take some time to get through and are not very interesting for young kids… but there’s lots to do!  Consider having another adult take the kids to another area of the convention rather than wait in line if they feel impatient.

Timing is Everything

Don’t leave the special events you want to see until the end of the day!  Plan your arrival time with kids to enjoy these early in your visit so they don’t miss out.

Set a Meeting Place

Even with older children and other adults who came with you (…especially the adults…)!  This way if you become separated during the show you’ll be able to find each other.

Things to See & Do

(… especially for kids and families).  Full Schedule Here

Magical Fun in the Wizard-Themed Kids Zone

OWL Hunt – Can you find the owls hidden throughout the convention centre? If so, track their whereabouts and enter your completed form for a chance to win a prize!

In the OWL of London Kid’s Zone our Witches and Wizards will be making Bowtruckles. Additionally, for a small donation to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, you will receive an adoption certificate indicating that you are helping to protect environmentally-sensitive land – the perfect habitats for magical and non-magical creatures alike.
And be sure to bring your smiles, too, for some fun photo ops with or without our Witches and Wizards!

Cosplay Contest

4:00 pm

Whether participating in or just watching, kids & families love seeing all the amazing creations at the Cosplay Contest!

    Interactive Gaming Area

    Presented by Digital Extremes

    From board games, to video games, RPGs, to all-new VR games – – you’ll find something for everyone in the Interactive Zone presented by Digital Extemes. Check out the free borrow a board game library too from Lion Rampant!

      Toopy & Binoo LIVE

      12:00 PM - Investors Group Main Stage

      Featuring the LIVE performance for the real voice of Toopy from the Popular Kid’s TV Series, this puppet show will delight fans young and old.

      The series that has sold over half a million DVDs is coming to Forest City ComiCon included FREE with your admission!

        Ctrl V - Virtural Reality

        FREE All Day (Interactive Zone)

        Get into the world of VR with Ctrl V London! Games are free to play and open to all ages (note: We recommend that kids be 40″ tall for the best experience). Drop by the Interactive Zone to meet the team and learn about all the fun advancements in VR and try out this amazing technology.

          Pokemon Gym Leader Squad

          ALL DAY

          A live-action Pokemon event! The Pokemon Gym Leader Squad is a group of Pokemon fans who cosplay as Pokemon Gym Leaders, Elite 4, and other strong trainers, and we’re back for another year of epic battles! Look for them on the convention floor. Bring your 3DS and Pokemon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, or Ultra Moon version, win badges, and see if you have what it takes to be the very best! Visit for more details.

          Knightly Combat

          By Oxford Renaissance Festival

          Don’t miss the the demo fields BEHIND THE BUILDING for special presentations by the Oxford Renaissance Festival including their “Steel Combat Demo” and an interactive opportunity to learn “Knightly Combat” for your self (all-ages)!

            501st & Rebel Legion

            Star Wars Cosplay Group

            Nearly 30 of the region’s TOP Star Wars cosplayers are gathering at Forest City ComiCon! Check out their incredible work on the convention floor at their booth and around the show.

              Super Art Fight

              10:15 am & 2:00 pm on Investors Group Main Stage

              From Washington DC: Super Art Fight presents a live event unlike any other: a hilarious hybrid of live drawing, pro-wrestling style dramatics and characters, and improv comedy. Recommended for older children at parent’s discretion.

                Magical Girl Training

                2 pm in Salon J

                People will receive the training necessary to become a Magical Girl (based on the Japanese light novel series). Join Forest City ComiCon’s youngest panelist to…

                1.Learn how to run with toast in your mouth.
                2.Create a magical girl guide.
                3. Design your powers.
                4. Create a costume.
                5. Defeat a villain with style and attitude.

                * graduates will earn a diploma and a magic wand!