NYCC Family Room

Friday - Sunday, October 11-13

New York Comic Con is packing a room full of content especially selected for kids and their families for three whole daysFor the first time, New York Comic Con is packing a room full of content especially selected for kids and their families for three whole days! Friday through Sunday, kids and families can come down to Room 1B02 and immerse themselves in family friendly activities, along with multiple comic artists sketching and children’s book signings.

Sunday New York Comic Con is again hosting NYCC KidsOn Sunday New York Comic Con is again hosting NYCC Kids! NYCC Kids invites the young and the young at heart to enjoy, create and share in the love of all aspects of pop culture. Featuring programming focused specifically on our younger fans, activities include drawing workshops, author readings, animal education, active games and events, a chance to see their favorite characters and more!

View a full list of all the kid and family fun content!

FAMILY STAGE

Grab the kids and swing by the Family Stage for an entire day of family-friendly programming!

Fathers of the Dark Knight

Teaching artist Roberto William and a cast of talented teens have come together to tell the tale behind the creation of the Batman, his friends and foes. Though the play’s debut is months away, be on hand for an insider’s peek at cast, costumes, and some theatrical chaos.  Catch all of it onstage in, the Kids’ Arena, at the NYCC. www.FathersoftheDarkKnight.com

Father of the Dark Knight in, the Kids’ Arena, at the NYCC.

Kids Costume Parade

Kids 12-and-under can come and show off their costumes in the Kids Costume Parade, held daily in the Family Room. To register, please arrive at the Family Room 30 minutes prior to the parade. Space is limited and is not guaranteed, so please be sure to arrive early!

Friday, October 11    

The Misadventures of Salem Hyde with Frank Cammuso! 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wildlife Theater: Adaptation! A Dinosaur Musical! 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
How Puppets Are Made Workshop with Puppeteer Noel MacNeal 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Drawing Workshop with Graphic Artist Diana Leto 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Kids Costume Parade 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Saturday, October 12           

Fathers of the Dark Knight 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wildlife Theater: The Adventures of Captain Cocoa 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Kids Costume Parade 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Drawing Workshop with LivingEd - A Great Team of Writers/Rapper/Illustrators 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Drawing Workshop with Comic Books Artist Jamal Y. Igle 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
The Geek Balloonist 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Animate It! 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Sunday, October 13 

Fathers of the Dark Knight 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wildlife Theater: The Adventures of Captain Cocoa 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Aw Yeah Comic Drawing Competition and Hullabaloo with Art Baltazar & Franco 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Kids Costume Parade 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Designing Crazy Puppets with Puppeteer Leslie Carrara-Rudolph 4:15 PM -5:00 PM

INTERACTIVE AREA

Get in the game at the NYCC Interactive Area! Take aim at Storm Troopers, sharpen your wand dueling skills or snatch the snitch during a game of Quidditch!

The 501st Legion's Blast-A-Trooper

We know Star Wars fans have a Rebellious streak... are you ready to take out some of your frustrations on a servant of the Empire? Blast-A-Trooper Blaster Range arms participants with Nerf guns and puts them against hapless troopers. All proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation so take pride in sticking it to the Empire for a small donation!

Kidditch- Quidditch Training for Kids

Join the International Quidditch Association for "Kidditch" (Kids Quidditch)! This version of quidditch is open to children of all ages, and a great lesson for aspiring witches or wizards, or kids who want a chance to run around! Our experts from official IQA NYC teams will guide children by explaining the rules of the game and teaching them how to play. Kids will be able to toss around the quaffle, throw bludgers or chase the snitch in a designated "training" area. They will also be able to participate in mini games to give quidditch a try. Most importantly, we want everyone to have fun! Brooms up!

Craft Tables & Other Events

Uncover your creative side in the NYCC Family Room! Join the Central Park Zoo and numerous comic book creators as they host projects and workshops all day! Learn about animal super powers, draw your favorite characters, or even make your own comic book!

Alphabet & Friends at NYCCAlphabet  & Friends

The Adventures of ALPHABET features the lead character ‘Alphabet’ and his seven friends that represent cultures from around the world (Europe, Africa, Pan Asia, Jamaica, North America, Australia, South and Central America). This team approach to global culture teaches children about global community and encourages the lifelong learning technique of kids teaching kids.

MediKidtz at NYCCMediKidtz

Be sure not to miss the Medikidz as they make their New York Comic Con debut in 2013. It's your chance to meet the medical super heroes who have launched 3 million comic books that explain illness to children. Join them as they launch into the human body to fight illness one cell at a time. www.medikidz.com

Join MediKidtz as they launch into the human body to fight illness one cell at a time at NYCC

Here are just some of the comic creators and guest that will be holding workshops and appearing for kids throughout the weekend.

  • Alex Simmons
    Alex Simmons
  • Arie Kaplan
    Arie Kaplan
  • Jamal Igle
    Jamal Igle
  • Jerry Craft
    Jerry Craft
  • John Marc Grob
    John Marc Grob
  • Leslie Carrara Rudolph
    Leslie Carrara Rudolph
  • Louis H Mitchell
    Louis H Mitchell
  • Noel MacNeal
    Noel MacNeal
  • Phyllis Novin
    Phyllis Novin
  • Tim Fielder
    Tim Fielder
  • Jesus Marquez
    Jesus Marquez
  • Joey Endres
    Joey Endres
  • Paul Castiglia
    Paul Castiglia

View the full list of all the kid and family fun content!

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