New this year, we’re making it easier to bring the whole family to Boston Comic Con. In fact, we’re dedicating a whole day to the family. Here’s what you should know:
On Family Friday – August 12 – all kids aged 10 and under get free admission. Our regular pricing policy – which still applies on both Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 – is that only kids aged 5 and under get free admission. So take advantage of the special Family Friday pricing and bring the whole gang!!
Special Family-Friendly Programming
Boston Comic Con has always been a great place to bring the family. With this year’s dedicated programming, now there’s something special for everyone!
- How-to workshops on comics creation and cartooning.
- Coloring contest
- Jedi Training by professional martial artist – including light sabers!
- Superheroes Meet and Greet featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Captain America, Harley Quinn, Iron Man and more!
- Games & prizes – hoola hoops, bean bag toss, mini-putt golf
Kids Con Schedule of Activities
All Kids Con activities take place on Friday, August 12 in the Beacon Hill Complex on the main level of the Seaport World Trade Center.
|Kids Coloring & Activity Tables||12:00 – 8:00PM||Free coloring pages & activities|
|Facepainting, Ballooning||12:00 – 6:00PM||Free facepainting. Balloon art.|
|Caricatures||12:00 – 4:00PM||Free caricatures|
|Mini Putt Golf and Bean Bag Toss with Yoshi and Pikachu||12:00 – 4:00PM||Meet & Greet. Win prizes!|
|Superheroes Meet & Greet||12:00 – 1:00PM
4:00 – 5:00PM
|Meet & Greet and Photo Ops with Iron Man, Batman, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Harley Quinn and Captain America cosplayers|
|Intro to Cartooning & Character Design||12:30 – 1:30PM||Learn how to create characters using basic shapes and how to draw expressions with exaggeration.|
|Kids Coloring Contest||1:30 – 2:00PM||Contest. Win prizes!|
|Jedi Training with Martial Arts Instructor Nathan Porter||1:00 – 2:00PM
3:00 – 4:00PM
5:00 – 6:00PM
|Jedi Training Sessions – light sabers included (or you can bring your own).|
|Learn How to Create a Comic Book||2:00 – 3:00PM||Learn the elements of creating a comic book and create a comic book page.|
|Storytime and Sing-along with Anna, Elsa & Kristoff||2:30 – 3:30PM||Meet & Greet, activities and Photo Ops with Frozen cosplayers|
|Mask Making||3:30 – 4:15PM||Create a mask using templates or spark your creativity and create your own unique character or superhero!|
|Create a Superhero or Villain||4:30 – 5:30PM||Choose a couple of traits from the Hero Hat and create a superhero or villain!|
|Create a card game||6:15 – 7:30PM||Learn how to illustrate and create your own magic, pokemon or other card game!|
Join us for our Annual Kids Costume Contest, scheduled for 3:00 – 3:45PM on Friday, August 12 in the Amphitheater, and hosted by Captain America himself!! Participating kids show off their costume for a chance to win some great prizes. But don’t worry – everyone will receive a prize for having such great costumes. Participation is for kids 12 and under only and limited to the first 50 entrants – so be sure to sign up at the Contest Registration booth located in the cosplay exhibit area to guarantee your spot!!