|Harry Potter and friends are taking over Toronto Comic Con! Well, not exactly, but kids in attendance at the convention, Friday through Saturday at the Direct Energy Centre, will have the chance to meet Harry Potter character actors, ask questions about the film and learn more about the upcoming Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which begins April 9 at the Ontario Science Centre.|
Spring break will have ended, but the fun has just begun! A variety of other workshops, contests, giveaways and kids-themed programming highlight Kids Day on Sunday.
Among the activities that kids won't want to miss on Sunday are a Kids Costume Contest, open to children 10 and younger only, and everyone who enters the contest will receive a prize! Entry forms are available at The Information Booth, Wizard Booth, and at the contest itself!
Also featured on Kids Day is Bunchland, a plush miniature city set up for kids of all ages. Families can play within the mini city and also make their own additions to add to the city, such as billboards, trees, sponge towers and personal avatars.
The Royal Ontario Museum will host a workshop, ROMic Books, from 1-2 p.m. Get a taste of comics through history as you explore the relationship between heroes represented in ancient artifacts and in mainstream comic books as a ROM teacher guide you in discussion and the creation of their own character design. The workshop is best suited for kids aged 8-14 years old, though all attendees are welcome. Participation is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
Scouts Canada Pack #333 will host a workshop for kids from noon – 1 p.m., in which kids can work with Scout masters to create their own “beaver buggy” car and customize it with superhero and comic flair to race against their friends. The workshop is free and is best suited to kids aged 5-10 years old, though all ages are welcome. The workshop is a first-come, first-served basis.
Kids 10 years old and younger will also receive a free Gogos Crazy Bones toy, courtesy of Toronto-based Irwin Toy, while supplies last.
Kids 10 and under are FREE all weekend long with a paid adult ticket.