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Friday, January 16

7:00pm EST

Kids' Meet and Greet Party
Craft your own light saber, design a planet, and build an ice cream sundae while you meet other kids age 6 to 14. Parental supervision encouraged.

Friday January 16, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
4th Floor Hosp Rm - 467
Saturday, January 17

10:00am EST

Jedi Academy for Kids
Build a marshmallow droid. Learn Jedi mind tricks. Practice Jedi calisthenics and Yoda Yoga. Fold a yodagami project. Train with blasters and light sabers. Ages 6 to 12. Parental supervision encouraged. Join in at any time!

Saturday January 17, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm EST
General Longstreet's

12:00pm EST

Gummi Bear Surgery
The mad doctors in the Con Suite are experimenting on gummi bears! Scrub up and come join them in this family friendly activity.

Saturday January 17, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Con Suite

1:00pm EST

Tweens 'n Teens Scavenger Hunt Kickoff
Ages 10-19 are welcome to play this three-hour game. Bring a team with you or come by yourself and we'll find a team of four to five players. The winning team shares $50 in MarsBucks, and if we get enough participating teams, one lucky winning team member will win free registration next year. Bring a digital camera, smart phone, or other device that can take pictures if possible. If not, we'll help you find teammates who have one.


Saturday January 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
General Longstreet's

2:00pm EST

Junior Ghost Hunting with Cher Lambeth
This not-so-spooky ghost hunt will start in General Longstreet's then travel around the hotel. Your youngster will learn some of the basics of paranormal investigation and have plenty of fun. Parental supervision encouraged.


Saturday January 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
General Longstreet's

4:00pm EST

Tweens 'n Teens Scavenger Hunt Wrap-up
All teams must bring their devices with photos and objects to the Restaurant Annex by 4:15 to see which team gets the highest score and takes home MarsBucks.


Saturday January 17, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Restaurant Annex
Sunday, January 18

11:00am EST

Harry Potter Trivia with Blibbering Humdingers
We're still wild about Harry! Who knows the most? Test your knowledge with the Blibbering Humdingers.

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Blibbering Humdingers

If Voldemort didn’t make you crap your pants, these folks will. Scott & Kirsten have been singing together since 1992 (when most of their fans were still in nappies) and started performing wizard rock in 2007. Their sound could best be described as esatz neo-retro-existential post-nihilist... Read More →

Sunday January 18, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Stuart's Redoubt

12:00pm EST

Best Books for Kids
Our panelists turn their attention to books that will make lifelong fans out of elementary and middle-grade readers, with picks for both kids who have already discovered speculative fiction and those who have yet to discover it.

Sunday January 18, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Jefferson Davis 2

1:00pm EST

25 Great YA Characters
A panel of YA experts share their favorites. You'll be sure to leave with new books for your reading list!

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Margaret McGraw

Margaret S. McGraw is co-editor of the Predators in Petticoats anthology (Black Cat White Cat Books, 2020), as well as two anthologies about the wildest West that never was: Lawless Lands: Tales from the Weird Frontier (Falstaff Books, 2017) and The Weird Wild West (eSpec Books, 2015... Read More →


Sunday January 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Jefferson Davis 2
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