Kids and Families Guide
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.
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!