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Kids\' Con [clear filter]
Saturday, December 2
 

9:00am

Kids' Con Opening Session with Nathan Hale
Come join Nathan Hale as he kicks off the kids' con.

Nathan Hale is an award winning children's book illustrator and author with a background in scientific and natural history illustration. Nathan has worked in natural history museum display, painting scientific murals for museums around the U.S. He studied illustration at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He divides his time between picture books, natural history/educational illustration and graphic novels.


Books/Graphic Novels Written and Illustrated by Nathan Hale: 
  • The Devil You know
  • Yellowbelly and Plum Go to School
  • The Twelve Bots of Christmas
  • One Trick Pony
  • Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series

Books/Graphic Novels Illustrated by Nathan Hale Include: 
  • The Dinosaurs' Night Before Christmas
  • Animal House
  • Balloon on the Moon
  • The Dinosaur Sterobook
  • The Jungle Book series
  • Frankenstein's Fright Before Christmas
  • Rapunzel's Revenge - Eisner nominated, "Best Book for Teens," CYBIL  Award winner, YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, Al Roker's Book Club Pick
  • Calamity Jack

Nathan collects LEGO sets and runs marathons (seven so far--marathons, not LEGO sets.) He creates an ongoing webcomic for children, with new posts every weekday.

- adapted from https://www.kidsreads.com/authors/nathan-hale

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale

"Nathan Hale is an award winning children's book illustrator and author with a background in scientific and natural history illustration. Nathan has worked in natural history museum display, painting scientific murals for museums around the U.S. He studied illustration at Cornish... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Large Gym 1100 Bulding

9:00am

Kids' Con Vendors
An assortment of comics and comics related paraphernalia will available for purchase.

Saturday December 2, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Kids' Con Main Hall 1100 Building

9:30am

Kids' Con Book Signing: Brian Anderson
Brian Anderson's Zack Proton Series:
  • The Adventures of Commander Zack Proton and the Red Giant!
  • The Adventures of Commander Zack Proton and the Warlords of Nibblecheese!
  • The Adventures of Commander Zack Proton and the Wrong Planet

Speakers
avatar for Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

"Brian was born during the Mercury space program of the early 1960's. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, but moved to Austin, Texas when he was 25 years old and has been here ever since. Brian has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, a... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 9:30am - 10:10am
Library 1100 Building

9:30am

Kids' Con Activities
Participants can enjoy the following stations:
  • Superhero Masks
  • Greenscreen Photos
  • Superhero Wristbands
  • Supervillian Target Toss 

Saturday December 2, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Large Gym 1100 Bulding

9:30am

Kids' Con Facepainting
Saturday December 2, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Kids' Con Main Hall 1100 Building

9:30am

Kids' Con Superhero Obstacle Course
In this obstacle course, kids will be able to evade the villanous laser beams, magnify their strength via the blue stones of power, suprise their nemeses using a secret tunnel, cross a lava pit, jump through a burning window, and leap tall buildings!


Saturday December 2, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
1153 1100 Building

9:35am

Kids' Con Author Presentation: Dave Roman
Come hear Dave Roman speak about his experiences as a comic author and illustrator.

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Inzana

Stephanie Inzana

Librarian, Blackland Prairie Library, RRISD
Stephanie Inzana is in her seventh year as an elementary librarian. She is the co-chair of the RRISD Armadillo Readers' Choice Committee and serves Program Committee of the Texas Bluebonnet Award Program Committee. #LibrariesRRock

Speakers
avatar for Dave Roman

Dave Roman

Dave Roman is the author/illustrator of the Astronaut Academy series (winner of Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Book Award) and writer of the graphic novels Teen Boat! Race for Boatlantis and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories and art to Goosebumps Graphix... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 9:35am - 10:05am
Small Gym 1100 Building

9:45am

Kids' Con Book Signing: Nathan Hale
Books/Graphic Novels Written and Illustrated by Nathan Hale: 
  • The Devil You know
  • Yellowbelly and Plum Go to School
  • The Twelve Bots of Christmas
  • One Trick Pony
  • Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series

Books/Graphic Novels Illustrated by Nathan Hale Include: 
  • The Dinosaurs' Night Before Christmas
  • Animal House
  • Balloon on the Moon
  • The Dinosaur Sterobook
  • The Jungle Book series
  • Frankenstein's Fright Before Christmas
  • Rapunzel's Revenge - Eisner nominated, "Best Book for Teens," CYBIL  Award winner, YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, Al Roker's Book Club Pick
  • Calamity Jack

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale

"Nathan Hale is an award winning children's book illustrator and author with a background in scientific and natural history illustration. Nathan has worked in natural history museum display, painting scientific murals for museums around the U.S. He studied illustration at Cornish... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 9:45am - 10:15am
Back Hall 1100 Building

10:00am

Kids' Con Drawing Comics Workshop 1 with Gregg Schigiel
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come learn to draw in this hands-on workshop with Pix creator Gregg Schigiel.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Schigiel

Gregg Schigiel

Gregg Schigiel is the author/illustrator of the PIX graphic novels (PIX, Vol. 1: ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND and PIX, Vol. 2: TOO SUPER FOR SCHOOL) about a teenage superhero who believes that she's a fairy princess. Gregg is also a regular contributor to SPONGEBOB COMICS. Beyond making comics... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
1168/1169 1100 Building

10:05am

Kids' Con Author Signing: Dave Roman
Dave Roman's Astronaut Academy Series
  • Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity
  • Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry

Other Titles by Dave Roman

  • Teen Boat! 
  • Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery
  • X-Men: Misfits (co-author)
  • The Last Airbender: Zuko’s Story (co-author)

Speakers
avatar for Dave Roman

Dave Roman

Dave Roman is the author/illustrator of the Astronaut Academy series (winner of Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Book Award) and writer of the graphic novels Teen Boat! Race for Boatlantis and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories and art to Goosebumps Graphix... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:05am - 10:50am
Back Hall 1100 Building

10:10am

Kids' Con Author Presentation: Brian Anderson
Come join Brian Anderson as he discusses his experiences as a comic creator.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

"Brian was born during the Mercury space program of the early 1960's. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, but moved to Austin, Texas when he was 25 years old and has been here ever since. Brian has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, a... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:10am - 10:40am
Small Gym 1100 Building

10:30am

Kids' Con Drawing Comics Workshop 2 with Gregg Schigiel
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn to draw in this hands-on workshop with Pix creator Gregg Schigiel.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Schigiel

Gregg Schigiel

Gregg Schigiel is the author/illustrator of the PIX graphic novels (PIX, Vol. 1: ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND and PIX, Vol. 2: TOO SUPER FOR SCHOOL) about a teenage superhero who believes that she's a fairy princess. Gregg is also a regular contributor to SPONGEBOB COMICS. Beyond making comics... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
1168/1169 1100 Building

10:30am

Kids' Con Activities
Participants can enjoy the following stations:
  • Superhero Masks
  • Greenscreen Photos
  • Superhero Wristbands
  • Supervillian Target Toss 

Saturday December 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Large Gym 1100 Bulding

10:30am

Kids' Con Facepainting
Saturday December 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Kids' Con Main Hall 1100 Building

10:30am

Kids' Con Superhero Obstacle Course
In this obstacle course, kids will be able to evade the villanous laser beams, magnify their strength via the blue stones of power, suprise their nemeses using a secret tunnel, cross a lava pit, jump through a burning window, and leap tall buildings!

Saturday December 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
1153 1100 Building

10:45am

Kids' Con Author Presentation: Sara Varon
Come join Sara Varon as she discusses her experiences as a comic creator.  She’ll show her work, demonstrate her work process, and talk about where she gets ideas and inspiration.  She’ll also give you a sneak peak of her forthcoming book ‘New Shoes’!

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Sara Varon

Sara Varon

Sara Varon is a printmaker, graphic novelist, and children's book author/illustrator living in Brooklyn. Her books include Odd Duck, Bake Sale, Robot Dreams, Chicken & Cat, and Chicken & Cat Clean Up. They have received many accolades--among others, Odd Duck was selected by Kirkus... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
Small Gym 1100 Building

11:15am

Kids' Con Cosplay Fashion Show & Art Contest Awards
Saturday December 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
Large Gym 1100 Bulding

11:15am

Kids' Con Book Signing: Sara Varon
Books by Sara Varon:
  • Sweaterweather
  • President Squid
  • Odd Duck
  • Bake Sale
  • Chicken & Cat
  • Robot Dreams
  • Chicken & Cat Clean Up
  • The Present
  • Sweaterweather (& other short stories)

Speakers
avatar for Sara Varon

Sara Varon

Sara Varon is a printmaker, graphic novelist, and children's book author/illustrator living in Brooklyn. Her books include Odd Duck, Bake Sale, Robot Dreams, Chicken & Cat, and Chicken & Cat Clean Up. They have received many accolades--among others, Odd Duck was selected by Kirkus... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
Back Hall 1100 Building