This is a contributed post from www.KidConMtl.com
KidCon: Everything Fun! NEW ACTIVITIES JUST ADDED!
Second Annual Fun Fest For Children aged 3-12 and their Families Indoors at Stade Uniprix
Play, create & participate!
Saturday & Sunday, October 22-23, 2016
Tickets on sale now!
Featuring these new activities:
v Caillou’s 25th Anniversary Show
v Thomas the Tank Engine LIVE
v Sesame Street’s walkaround Cookie Monster, Elmo & Abby
v Raving Rabbids
v Little Charmers
v Skateboard demonstrations + activities
v Drones and Radio-controlled toys
v Jewellery workshop
v YTV’s Virtual Reality Backstage Tour
v Poi demonstration + participation
v desputeaux + aubin
v Annie Groovie
v PAW Patrol
v Star Wars
v A video game zone with immersive VR experience
Montreal families are invited back to KidCon,
for the second edition of the two-day event for kids and families,
Saturday & Sunday, October 22-23, 2016, indoors at Stade Uniprix.
v Toys, video games, movies, tabletop games, crafts, books, food and comics.
v Technology & educational toys, for parents to check out.
v Inflatables, a costume parade and sports demos for physical activity.
v A great way to entertain the kids while spending time with them.
Take a fall break from homework at KidCon--
-the perfect event for parents and children aged 3 to 12!
New activities have just been added:
Including Caillou’s 25th Anniversary show,
Thomas the Tank Engine LIVE,
appearances by Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster, Elmo and Abby,
Montreal’s beloved Youppi!,
skateboard demos and activities,
a jewellery workshop,
drones and radio-controlled toys!
Kids and parents will get some bonding time, while parents will also get a little breather as their kids discover new activities, the hottest new products on the market, innovative toys as well as their favorite brands and characters.
All the entertainment they love will be in one place, including: television, toys, video games, tabletop games, movies, books, comics, technology, sports, food, and more.
KidCon features activity areas, a video game zone, a crafts corner, a board games area, and an inflatable bouncy playground plus opportunities to meet beloved characters, and take part in a costume parade.
Exhibitors will be showcasing the full gamut of products for children, including: toys, games, clothing, accessories, books and comics, featuring favourite brands like Marvel, Disney, Star Wars, and much more. It’ll also be the ideal opportunity for parents to get some holiday shopping done early.
KidCon brings “Everything Fun” together under one roof, with easy access from all parts of the city, easy parking and a great combination of activities for kids and parents.
Saturday, October 22, 2016: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Sunday, October 23, 2016: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Stade Uniprix (indoors) - 285 Gary Carter St. (Faillon)
Tickets – on sale in advance and at the door:
(All ticket prices include facility and service charges.)
v Two-day pass: $35 (plus taxes)
v One-day pass (Saturday OR Sunday): $20 (plus taxes)
v Family of 4 - One-day pass (Saturday OR Sunday): $66 (plus taxes)
v Family of 5 - One-day pass: (Saturday OR Sunday): $81 (plus taxes)
Children aged 2 and under are admitted free of charge.
Tickets are on sale now at KidConMtl.com
or Admission.com or by calling (514-790-1245).
KidCon Events and Elements
Caillou 25th Anniversary show + Meet & Greet
Caillou invites you to come celebrate his anniversary. Caillou welcomes you to his world, alongside his family and friends for a new musical adventure that will enchant both young and old. Songs, dancing, surprises and audience interaction are on the menu. And kids can take photos with their favourite characters. (This show is presented in French only.)(Saturday only)
Thomas the Tank Engine LIVE
Thomas the Tank Engine has been one of the most beloved children’s characters for over 70 years. This year we’re lucky enough to have him at KidCon! Thomas and his friends will bring joy and laughter to your children during their live performance, including many opportunities to dance and sing-along. (This show is presented in both English and French.)
Sesame Street, the iconic longtime family favorite, is coming to KidCon this year!
Gather the whole family to enjoy this multi-generational visit from Sesame Street’s very best walkaround stars: Cookie Monster, Elmo and Abby Cadabby will be walking around KidCon!
Raving Rabbids are taking over KidCon! Raving Rabbids are a world-renowned brand with over 14 million games sold and a TV show that airs around the world and they’re coming to KidCon to meet you. An all-new Centre d'amusement Les Lapins Crétins has opened in Montreal. It’s a whimsical place to blow off some steam, enjoy an innovative and technological experience, and create lasting memories together as a family.
Come meet Hazel and Posie from the Little Charmers at KidCon. They’ll be there ready to teach you all about the magic of friendship.
Montreal’s most popular mascot will be at KidCon this year! So put on your hockey jersey and come meet the official mascot of the Montreal Canadiens. (Sunday only.)
Virtual Reality Experience
Within the Video Game Zone, immerse yourself in a mind-blowing, life-changing experience. The future is here, and you can see what it’s like to be in another world, whether battling alongside R2D2 with your lightsaber, painting in the sky or other activities. You truly won't believe your senses.
Skateboard Demonstrations + Activities
KidCon will feature it’s very own half-pipe – the perfect size for kids and grown-ups, courtesy of SPIN Skatepark. Watch awesome demos or give it a try yourself, either way you’ll be captivated by the action. Plus, other demos and activities courtesy of SPIN Skatepark and Skateboards for Hope.
Drones and Radio-Controlled Toys (RC Zone)
Come visit the Radio-Controlled Toys Zone presented by Le Tambourin and try your hand at piloting drones, trucks, cars & other radio-controlled vehicles!
Bijoux Créations doigts de fée will host workshops in jewellery creation at KidCon. Young and old will have the chance to create their own spiral ring. Discover their superb kids’ line of jewellery, including several special collections and styles featuring Swarovski crystals.
Club FY - Poi Demonstration
Poi, originally practiced by Māori warriors, is a really fun juggling/performance art activity that improves balance, concentration, memory, coordination and manual dexterity. Come enjoy demonstrations by Club Fy and you’ll even be able to practice Poi with them.
Desputeaux + aubin and Annie Groovie and More Authors/Illustrators
The reading area will feature famous and emerging children’s authors on hand to read their stories and sign their books! Come meet Annie Groovie, the creator of renowned character Léon, and more.
New at KidCon 2016
TÉLÉTOON, YTV and La chaîne Disney at KidCon!
KidCon is thrilled to announce a partnership with TÉLÉTOON, La chaîne Disney and YTV. Télétoon will be presenting an engaging activity on site. Plus, there will be a few more surprises to come.
YTV’s Virtual Reality Backstage Tour
YTV will be doing a backstage tour in 360° virtual reality (VR). Attendees will get the opportunity to go behind the scenes of YTV’s The Zone with a 360° VR tour. (This presentation will be offered in English only.)
Get excited for an on-site meet and greet with everyone’s friends, Chase & Marshall, from one of the hottest children’s shows on TV: PAW Patrol.
Encore Activities at KidCon 2016
Meet and Greets with Some of Your Favourite Stars and Characters
Everyone will treasure the rare and exciting opportunity to get a photo and a hug from beloved characters who will be appearing around KidCon! Clifford the Big Red Dog, Thomas the Tank Engine, Cookie Monster, Elmo & Abby from Sesame Street, Little Charmers and Chase & Marshall of Paw Patrol and more will be on hand.
Mountain Lake PBS
Join Mountain Lake PBS, one of the most trusted sources of children’s programming, as they inspire and entertain like only PBS can! A mini studio will be set up for kids to learn about TV production and other fun surprises.
Video Game Zone
This year’s video game zone will be presented in collaboration with Nemesis Video Game Lounge —an innovative gaming centre on the West Island featuring console and PC gaming, as well as tournaments and events. There will be all kinds of video games and apps for kids to get their hands on in the Video Game Zone but we have a feeling the grown-ups will find a few they like too. The young and young-at-heart can unleash their creativity with Minecraft, or play their favourite characters in SuperSmash Bros.
- Virtual Reality
- Lego video games
- Just Dance
- Rocket League
- Pokémon Go charging station
- Mario Kart and more
Star Wars - Forteresse Impériale
Forteresse Impériale will be crossing the galaxy to invade KidCon. Everyone will have a turn to get their photo taken with some of their favourite Star Wars characters. The perfect way to prepare for the holiday season release of the much-anticipated Rogue One.
Inflatables and Games
Families will jump at the chance to try out a whole range of inflatable rides for children of all ages … and, a few that adults can get bouncing on too. In addition, expect mini golf, bowling, carnival games, slot car racing, arcade games, and more. Presented in collaboration with Amusement Experts, a leader in creating event experiences.
The Mad Science gang bring kids the fun, the amazement and the wonder of all things science. Kids can learn how to create fog and snow, as well as participate in workshops to learn about the science behind slime and cotton candy and create their own examples that they can take home with them.
A special area will be set up for children to read and enjoy a variety of popular books provided by Scholastic Canada and many other publishers. Catch up on Goosebumps, Captain Underpants, Thea Stilton and more. Presented in collaboration with Les P’tits Mots-Dits.
The Costume Parade will take place on the main stage. Come dressed as a favourite TV/movie character, superhero, princess, animal or anything else the imagination can dream up and earn the chance to win a prize! Grown-ups are too big for the parade, but they’re more than welcome to dress up as well.
The Crafts Station will feature a selection of exciting artistic items; it’ll be the perfect place to let creativity soar. A variety of cool products will be on hand, so participants can make elaborately imaginative pieces to take home with them. Also, make buttons and magic frames, learn to illustrate your favourite characters and more. Presented in collaboration with Sheltoons.
Come find the coolest and latest toys. There will be a Playmobil area, Shopkins and new items being introduced at KidCon, like a make-your-own glitter bath and beauty product brand: Fairy Dust. Many toy zones are presented in collaboration with Le Tambourin – celebrating it’s 50th anniversary as one of Montreal’s premier toy locations.
Get ready to gather the family or simply go head-to-head with friends in the fun and challenging board game area.
There will be lots of fun giveaways. Plus, the chance to make all kinds of products and crafts to keep and take home.
Even food will be fun at KidCon! Make sure to save room to enjoy delicious offerings and some unique twists that make food entertaining. Bad Monkey Popcorn brings their ultra-creative take on a favourite snack. And POPS Art will be serving up unique popsicles including a special custom-made KidCon-branded exclusive.