Kids Con is Coming and Why it’s Happening is SO Cool!
Kids Con has been rocking it in Nashua, NH for the past 4 years. Now, Kids Con is coming to Portland, Maine this month in their first semi annual event! We are so lucky! Are you saying, “Sounds great! But what is it and why is it a big deal that it’s coming here?”
Why a Con of their own?
I hear you. I was so curious when I was talking to Emily Drouin, the mastermind behind this quality event. She’s a comic book author and illustrator, who was on the scene for years with different events, promoting her comic books, Eplis Comics. Her action packed, science fiction comic series is geared to children.
Emily, began noticing that while its wonderful to have comic book events geared to all ages; it wasn’t truly appropriate for children to be exposed to all the gore at the other tables all around hers. She began expanding her table area to include a kid friendly zone and added workshops. She knew she wanted a comic con for families. Emily wanted ALL families to feel welcome to explore the intriguing world where art and literacy combine.
So she did!
The best part is that we get to benefit from all her years of crafting, creating, and more on November 16, 2019 here at the Double Tree across from the Maine Mall. The entire event is family friendly!
What is Kids Con New England?
Kids Con New England® is the largest kids-focused comic & children’s book convention in New England! Inspiring creativity and learning through family-friendly comics, children’s literature, art, fun activities, workshops, gaming and more! Several rooms are abound to explore, do crafts, meet really cool authors and illustrators (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles illustrator, Jim Lawson, will be there!), and if you need a quieter space, we’ve got you covered! See layout and schedule here.
Emily’s passion and message have brought such joy to families in New Hampshire. Mark your calendars, buy your tickets and choose your cosplay (dress as your fav character), because this event looks INCREDIBLE! Join us at Kids Con New England on November 16, 2019. and get your tickets here.
What parents are saying:
“I have a toddler and preteen and they both had fun. Best family event we have been to this year. It was also fun for me as an artist and my older son who also is an artist was wishing this event was every weekend. My toddler still has his monkey balloon as his current best toy. I give you 10/10 stars.”
“Another amazing event! 3rd year we’ve been and keeps getting better! Super Heart Girl had a blast!”
-Parents of Kids Con New England Event 2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Tickets: Under 5: FREE;
Kids, Seniors, Military: $10; Adults $12
Double Tree Hotel
363 Maine Mall Road