Kids at the Con

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

In September, we surprised the boys with a trip to Indiana Comic Con. David Yost, the original blue Power Ranger, was making an appearance, and since Eric is a MASSIVE Power Rangers fan (Nolie loves them too, but not like Eric does), we thought it would be a good opportunity to introduce him to one of his heroes.

I was a bit nervous though. I wasn't sure if the con would be an appropriate place for kids (we had been to a couple of cons before, but never this particular one). I worried that it might be overwhelming for them. I worried that they might be bored, or that there wouldn't be much for them to do.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that was not the case!

From the minute we walked in, the kids were entranced. They loved recognizing the costumes various cosplayers were wearing (they were especially excited to see Spider-Man and Ash Ketchum!); they even asked if they could come in costumes the next time! There was a huge section of arcade games in the back that were free to play (Nolie didn't want to leave!).

They loved checking out the vendors and artist booths; they insisted on getting their picture taken with Bumblebee, and they picked out some pins (I have no idea why, but my kids are OBSESSED with pins). There was even an entire kids' zone set up with games and crafts to help keep kids entertained (and really, who WOULDN'T want to make a Chewbacca puppet?).

But nothing compared to the moment they got to have their picture taken with David Yost.

He was so sweet with the kids! He told Nolie he looked like a baby Billy with his bibs and glasses, and he let Eric touch his helmet. Both boys were absolutely thrilled to pose with the morphers!

Before we left the con, we made sure to hit up David's Q&A panel. Even though the kids didn't fully understand everything that was being discussed, they still thought it was pretty cool.

If you've been on the fence about taking your kid to a con, I say go for it! My boys had a blast, and I see several more cons in their future!

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