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.

Get the App!

You can create your own custom schedule for the day using our FREE app which also includes a floorplan of the event.  A must-have for any convention attendee!

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

Cosplay Contest

5:30 PM - Presented by Fanshawe College

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

    Project Play 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 Project Play Zone. Check out the free borrow a board game library too!

      The Many Voices of Brian Hull

      11:00 AM - Investors Group Main Stage

      With nearly 70 Million total views on YouTube, Hull shot to viral video fame in 2014 with his rendition of Frozen’s “Let It Go”. Hull has continued to showcase his vocal talents, which include stunningly accurate impersonations of hundreds of characters. His most recent viral hits, seen by millions, include “Disney Pixar sings Hello” and “Disney Pixar sings Moana”.

        Wulfthrope Viking Reenacement

        Special Demos 1:45 pm & 3:30 pm Behind Convention Centre

        Step into the world of vikings! Wulfthorpe (“wolf village”) is member of Vikings Vinland, which oversees Viking reenactment groups in Canada and the US. Catch their demos throughout the day: FREE with admission!

          Puppet Manipulation & Characterization

          3:30 pm – Salon J

            Pokemon Gym Leader Squad

            Convention Floor - All Day! FREE

            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, or Moon version, win badges, and see if you have what it takes to be the very best!

              Ontario Swedish Chef

              Interactive Cooking Demo 10:30 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm (Entrance to Exhibitor Floor)

              Ingishver de Ontario’s Swedish Chef. Hurdyver yorne devern Forest City Comic Con. Bork, bork, bork!

              (Ontario’s Swedish Chef Chef will be providing cooking demos throughout the day in the second floor atrium)

                Ontario Gru

                10:30 am, 2:00 pm (Kids Zone)

                Ontario Gru from Despicable Me will be signing autographs in the kids zone at selected times during the day! (FREE!)

                  Plus: Wizard-Themed Kids Zone Activities

                  O.W.L. Hunt – Young witches and wizards, keep your wits about you and your eyes peeled. Can you spot all the owls at Forest City Comic Con? Find them all and you could claim the top prize! Join in the fun and put your powers of observation to the test for magical prizes could be yours if you’re up to the challenge! Details at the can be found in the Kids Zone!


                  Magical Fun: Navigate your way through each station of our magical fun zone: craft your own wand, count your wizard money, cast a spell, concoct a potion, and find the Philosopher’s stone!

                  Fame and fortune await the witches and wizards who are able to make it to the end, so grab your Hogwart’s letter at the door to get started!