AWESOME CON JR. PROGRAMMING
4 PM- Papercraft Made Easy with David Landis, SCHOLASTIC Author (OPEN TO FIRST 30 KIDS)
No tape! No glue! No knives! Using only colored pencils and scissors you will draw your own 2D character and convert it into an elegant and fun 3D paper sculpture.
5 PM – Kids vs Adults: Childhood Challenge with Chris Mariano
Kids face off against the adults in a drawing contest that celebrates childhood! Both sides will draw products, toys, TV Shows, and characters from their childhood. The opposing side has to guess what it is.
6 PM – Building a Better Batcave! with John Gallagher
You are part of Batman’s trusted team of engineers and interior designers. He has just tasked you with a very important job. Working together, you must design and draw the blueprints for a new Batcave!
12 PM – A Piggy’s Tale Comic Reading and Drawing! with Piggy and Tod Emko
Join Tod Emko for a live reading of “A Piggy’s Tale,” the universally loved all-ages comic. Piggy the Three-Legged Super Pup will be present to greet his public and model as the audience draws the heroic canine. If Piggy likes the drawing, the child will receive the first issue of “A Piggy’s Tale!” All participants will have their photos taken with their drawings, for the piggytale.com website.
1 PM – Let’s go Lego! With John Gallagher
Cartoonist, John Gallagher, shows you how to draw Lego versions of your favorite characters.
2 PM – Superhero University with Chris Mariano (OPEN TO FIRST 30 KIDS)
You won’t be able to fly and it won’t give you superpowers, but you will learn all the ins and outs of super heroics from the industry’s top professors. PLUS you’ll have fun making your own cape and superhero mask! Come to this workshop as a kid, leave as a superhero!
2 PM – The VCS/AWA Coloring Contest
For ages 4-12. Will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize! For additional information please check with Venus’s Comic Shop at booth 606!
3 PM – The Drawing Drawing with Mark Mariano
Random words, thoughts, and ideas, combined with the artistic talent of all levels make this the most incredible interactive workshop you will ever attend. Sit back and enjoy the show or grab a marker and join in. This collaborative art experiment is sure to yield plenty of laughs and fantastic art that you can win!
4 PM – Stories and Skills From a Storyboard Artist with Bryan Turner
Bryan Turner has worked on several of your favorite animated series including Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and DC Super Hero Girls. In this workshop, he will discuss the making of an animated series and share some tips on drawing super cool characters.
5 PM – The AaaaWoooooo Werewolf Workshop with Chris Flick
Have a howling good time as cartoonist, Chris Flick, shows you how to draw werewolves of all shapes and sizes.
12 PM – Alien Art with Dawn Griffin
The Kid Zone will be transformed into an alien factory when cartoonist, Dawn Griffin, shows you easy ways to draw wacky aliens.
1 PM – Draw a Little Dream with Chris Mariano
Chris Mariano interviews kids and parents about their strangest dreams. Professional artists bring their dreams to life on the drawing board.
2 PM – Create Your Own Superhero Symbol with Carolyn Belefski
Every hero needs a logo! Many superheroes have personal branding on their outfits and My Little Pony characters even have cutie marks! Join artist and designer Carolyn Belefski and learn how to incorporate graphic design elements to create an icon and establish your own powerful visual identity.
3 PM – Scribble Scramble! with Mark Mariano
Eight artists chosen from the crowd compete in a series of quick-thinking drawing quests for the ultimate prize: The Scribble Scramble Championship belt. Your doodling destiny awaits.