I'm a dad of 3 kids under 6, so anytime I want to go to my LCS or a Con I'm worried about what my kids can do, or not, and what activities there are, or not! I was very excited to see that the Baltimore Comic Con has a big area specifically designed for families.
The Kids Love Comics Pavilion, sponsored by The School for Good and Evil series, is a great way for parents to have fun and immerse their kids in superb culture without breaking the bank. The first 50 kids got into Superhero University, where kids built their own superhero costumes.
I visited Scribble Scramble, where the entire audience, armed with pencils and paper, participated in 2 rounds of drawing specific topics. The top 8 moved on to several quick-paced drawing challenges. Buzzboy creator John Gallagher is also teaching families how to draw using the fundamentals of drawing characters with classic Lego figure design in his Let's Go Lego class.
Come enjoy these fun and kid friendly opportunities all weekend long, and enjoy the opportunity to win swag, including backpacks, t-shirts, and books. If you can't make it, rest assured that Cons are increasingly catering to families. I saw a mom and her two boys drawing superheroes, I got a free book for my kids and some coveted Warriors pins of characters from the 30+ long book series. The Kids Love Comics team has also been working with the Baltimore Comic Con team and they have been emailing continuous updates over the last month, so be sure and sign up for your Con's emails and keep an eye out for opportunities for your family. I know I'll be back next year with all 3 kids in tow.