Children's Programming

Children's programming will run all three days of Minicon 47. Most activities are open to children of any age (even adults).

We will (once again) be building a Tower Of Broken Dreams, that is, a tower of broken toys hot-glued together. Please bring your broken toys. All kinds accepted, but please remove batteries. Old and/or broken phones are good too.

Throughout the weekend, we will have a craft swap. Bring your excess stash and/or pick up some new treasures! We will have tables available for your browsing enjoyment!



1-2 pm TALK TO THE BAG: (Becca Leathers & Bonnie Somdahl) Come and make paper-bag puppets with us. All ages welcome!

2-3 pm TODDLER TIME: (Marian Turner) Playtime for little ones with a pop-up tent full of balls, boombox music, potted plant for atmosphere, and various things to chase around a big room.

3-5 pm PAPER ZOO (Bonnie Somdahl) Cut and paste printed animal patterns to make fun sculptures. All ages welcome!


10:30-11:30 am PAPER AIRPLANES Chas Somdahl & Graham Leathers Fold and race your own plane. Prize for longest flight. Open to all ages!

11:30-12:30 pm STORYTELLER & MINSTREL (Graham Leathers) Come and listen to our resident Canadian. All ages welcome!

12:30-1:30 pm MONSTERS & S'MORE MONSTERS (Josh More & Bonnie Somdahl) Create edible candy creatures. There will be some pyrotechnics involved! All ages welcome!

1:30-2 pm BUBBLES (Richard Tatge) Richard uses a variety of bubble making machines to make an enormous pile of bubbles in the hallway. Come and play or just watch the soapy fun! All ages welcome!

2-3 pm GAMES WITH THORIN (Thorin Tatge) There will be games especially fun for the younger fen!

5:30-7 pm COSTUME WORKSHOP (Andra St Arnauld & Bonnie Somdahl) This is the place to come and create a costume, finish one you've started or create an accessory. Then join in the costume parade. All ages welcome!


10:30-11:30 am MAKING THE BEST OF INFLATION (Graham Leathers) Balloon creations for everyone!

11:30-12:30 pm POP-UPS Becca Leathers & (Bonnie Somdahl) Come share your favorite pop-up books. We'll show you how to make a fun and easy pop-up face! Open to all ages!

12:30-1:30 pm KEEPING IT ALL UP IN THE AIR (Matt Eppleheimer & Alec Phillips) Try your hand at juggling. Open to all ages!

1:30-2:30 pm ENGINEERING WITH BITS AND PIECES (Bonnie Somdahl) Come and build a dragon, a robot, a rocket or anything you can dream up! Lots of sticky fun! Open to all ages!

Important Note

Minicon 47 will not have childcare, that is, a service that you can drop your kids off with and that takes responsibility for them for the duration. While we will be entertaining your kids, you remain responsible for them at all times.