Hey Parents! Bring the Kids, RPCC is Truly Fun for the Entire Family!
Wondering if Reno Pop Culture Con has enough for the kids to do? The answer is definitely yes! What sets RPCC apart from almost other conventions and events is that we are produced by an educational nonprofit, Pop Culture Classroom, so there are constant activities, guests and presentations geared specifically for kids and families – and all included with the price of your ticket!
At RPCC, we make a huge effort to keep costs down for families, which is why children 12 and under get in for free. To make your con experience even more fun and memorable, here are our Top 10 insider tips for kids and families:
- Don’t Forget: Child Badges Are Free!
Planning to buy tickets for the kids but wondering about prices? No need to fret, because RPCC attendees 12 and under get in free! That’s three days packed with fun and programming for all ages. Just be sure to reserve your child badge in advance – you can do that here.
- Visit the Pop Culture Classroom Kids’ Lab
Our massive Kids’ Lab features cool, hands-on activities and, demonstrations, workshops, and exhibitors, all focused on promoting learning through pop culture. We’ll also have our All Age Stage showcasing presentations and performances for kids by voice actors and comic pros, demonstrations by pop culture experts, and discussions for teens about the topics and issues they care about. Again – this is all included in the price of admission!
- Attend Kid/Teen Focused Educational Panels
That’s right – we’ve planned dozens of hours of educational panels designed exclusively for kids and teens at RPCC. Watch our website, sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on social media to stay updated on when the full programming schedule comes out soon. More on that and instructions on how to apply to host your own panel are here.
- 4. Laugh Your Way Through Opening Night
On Friday, November 8th, stop by our family-friendly Opening Night festivities, where you’ll be able see Jimmie JJ Walker (Good Times) and the Unknown Comic, Murray Langston (Gong Show), do stand-up comedy that even the kids will enjoy…not to mention other acts and surprises sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. And the best part? Opening Night comes at no extra cost and is included in the price of a Friday or 3-day ticket!
- Strut Your Stuff at the Costume Celebration
Reno Pop Culture Con is your one-stop-shop for displaying, admiring, and learning how to build costumes, props, and accessories – and the pinnacle of this costuming bonanza is The Costume Celebration on Saturday night! This event is open to everyone, especially kids, and is intended to celebrate the creativity, enthusiasm, and excitement of costuming; our goal is to showcase the diversity of cosplay and give attendees a platform to appreciate and show off their work, regardless of their skill level, fandom of choice, interpretations, age level, and orientation.
- Bring the Crew to Experience the Comix on Friday, 11/8
Brought to you by Dolan, the Experience the Comix program at RPCC offers qualifying middle and high school student groups and their chaperones FREE admission to Reno Pop Culture Con on Friday, November 8th, with the goal of introducing them to a wide variety of pop culture media, creators and careers. This is truly a one-of-a-kind field trip kids will never forget. Groups are accepted on a first come, first served basis until spots are full, so encourage your child’s teacher to apply here before time runs out!
- Bring the Smallest Stroller You Can
Need to bring a stroller? Strollers are allowed on the show floor, but we recommend you bring the smallest one you can. Keep in mind that the con floor can get crowded, so pushing a stroller through the sea of people can be very challenging at times. Best to be prepared that you may have to collapse your stroller and carry it occasionally.
- Bring Snacks and Water Bottles
There is a LOT to do and see at the Con, and your kiddos may have a hard time pausing amidst all the action, so plan on keeping them hydrated and fed on the go! Bring water bottles or sippy cups and refill them at any one of the many water fill stations and fountains throughout the convention center. Bring light snacks, too, because you’ll be burning some calories with all the walking you’ll be doing at the convention center.
- Have a Plan for Breaks
Just like going to a large theme park, it’s important to plan for breaks appropriate to the age(s) of your children. The con can be overwhelming at its peak moments, and you might want to scope out on the map where areas of rest are located in advance.
- Get Your Tickets Now and Avoid the Wait
Ready to grab those tickets for you and your family yet? Avoid the lines at the door and save yourself some time by buying them now! You can find out more and purchase RPCC badges HERE.