Children's Program

Our Children's Program is called Dragongirls, Cowboys and Pirates. Children's program will be for 6-12 year olds and opens at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Kids Program will operate a sign-in facility for children who are Renovation members. Children can be signed in for a maximum of four hours at a time (everyone needs a break!)

Parents will be asked to volunteer some time to help in the program. Children with special needs will need their parents to stay with them. Older children will be allowed, with parental consent, to come and go as they please. All children need a contact details label on the back of their badge. Access to the children's program rooms (E1, E2 and E3 in the RSCC) is controlled, loitering is not allowed. The organizers have the discretion to tell anyone to leave.

Adults are welcome at talks, but must not impede the enjoyment of children and should understand the target audience is children. Adults should sit at the back. Teenagers are welcome at all children's items, as they see fit.

Activities cease at 5:50 p.m. Children must be collected by 6 p.m. sharp. We will be operating a "3 strikes and you're out" policy for any misbehavior or unruliness.

The program is designed to be both interactive and fun, but needs your co-operation.

Wednesday

  Title Description Who'll be Doing This? What Do I Need to Bring?
11:30 a.m. Welcome and open Come along, find out whats going on and sign in. The Team Just yourselves.
12:00 a.m. Kick the Can Ice cream Making ice cream, without chemicals. The Team Permission to eat Ice Cream
1:00 p.m. An Introduction to Roleplaying An introduction to Roleplaying with James Shields James Shields Just yourselves
2:00 p.m. Take it apart part 1. For 2 hours. Roz and Dick show you how much fun it is to take machines and equipment apart! Roz Malin Some old junk you really fancied taking apart. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PARENT present for this item, to provide individual supervision while tools are being used.
4:00 p.m. An introduction to Science Fiction Music Music of the Spheres, talk about and listening to Music Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Vincent Docherty Some peace and Calm
5:00 p.m. Dr Who Lego Build Join Irish Lego Ambassador James Shields as he shows you how to make a variety of Dr Who models from Lego including a miniature Tardis, Dalek and Tardis Console. James Shields Just yourselves

Thursday

  Title Description Who'll be Doing This? What Do I Need to Bring?
10:00 a.m. Steampunk my Iphone or Goggles. We steampunk up the case for your phone, or if you don't have one, some goggles Joy Bragg-Staudt, James Shields Please Bring a CASE for your PHONE and clothes that can get dirty
11:00 a.m. Cookie Monsters Decoration of Cookies in fun and science fictional ways Sandra Battye Permission to eat Cookies!!!!
12:00 p.m. Where to start with comics A discussion about where to start with comics and some free ones James Bacon (M), Lauren Beukes, John Coxon, Tanglewyst de Holloway, Allison Lonsdale Comics YOU want to show or mention that are good, a small bag to take away some free comics
1:00 p.m. Take it apart (Part 2) for two hours with Roz - and next door, some quiet comic reading with Tanglewyst de Holloway More take it apart fun or quiet comic reading on the couches Roz Malin or Tanglewyst de Holloway Please don't steal anyone else's property to take it apart! YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PARENT present for the Take it Apart item, to provide individual supervision while tools are being used.
3:00 p.m. Role playing with James Shields for two hours More Role Playing fun James Shields Just yourselves
5:00 p.m. Print workshop Katherine shows us how to Print, expert advice from a real pro! Katherine Timaeus Clothes that are OK to get paint on or ruin!

Friday

  Title Description Who'll be Doing This? What Do I Need to Bring?
10:00 a.m. Steam Punk my Nerf Gun Apply paint and doofers, and tappets and a variety of things that can make your gun look very odd and unusual The Team If you have an old Nerf Gun, or a new one, or any type of plastic gun you would like to alter, please bring it, painting involved so old Clothes too!
11:00 a.m. Reading Jam - quick reads from random authors A selection of readings Tanglewyst de Holloway, Ian McDonald, Peadar Ó Guilín, Rachel Swirsky Just yourselves
12:00 p.m. Steamboat Races Learn how steam works and race some steam boats The Team Just yourselves
1:00 p.m. RPG'ing with James Shields. Who are you going to be today? Further adventures James Shields Just yourselves
2:00 p.m. Golden Ducks Awards The presentation of these important awards, and cookies. Robert J. Sawyer, Lindalee Stuckey (M) Permission to eat Cookies!!!!
3:00 p.m. Build your Boffer A boffer is like a violent soft weapon - we'll show you how to build one. Richard, Sean and James show you how to build a boffer Just yourselves
4:00 p.m. Boffer till you drop Now you have a boffer, we set you off to attack come secret mastery types! Richard, Sean and James show you how to build a boffer Just yourselves
5:00 p.m. Pirates for Kids A chat from an incredible line up about Pirates Darlene Marshall, Tim Powers, Carrie Vaughn Have you read Drawing of the Dark or On Stranger Tides?

Saturday

  Title Description Who'll be Doing This? What Do I Need to Bring?
10:00 a.m. Making Dragon and Fairy Wings for two hours Join Cyd as she shows you how to make Dragon or Fairy wings Shari Cyd Brezinsky Just yourselves
12:00 p.m. Robin Hobb Robin Hobb
1:00 p.m. John Wardale braids John demonstartes awesome braiding John Wardale Just yourselves - and your own brush!
2:00 p.m. Build a Light sabre or chat about Girl Heros in comics We'll be building Light Sabres in one room, and a chat about women in comics and manga with Tanglewyst in another "James and Richard build Light sabre and Tanglewyst takes Girl Hero" Suitable Jedi clothing if you have it.
3:00 p.m. Remote Control Lego Teams will build Remote Control Lego Vehicles and then have time trials The Team Just yourselves
4:00 p.m. The awesomeness of space A discussion about the greatness of Space Guy Consolmagno (M), Vincent Docherty, Inge Heyer Just yourselves
5:00 p.m. Zombie Walk Make up and Messy Clothes are De-Rigeur and some choreography James Shields and Chris Garcia Old dirty Clothes, which will get ruined; permission to eat sweets; and gangrene

Sunday

  Title Description Who'll be Doing This? What Do I Need to Bring?
10:00 a.m. Fight Like a Pirate Learn how to wield a sword with STYLE Eytan Kollin, James Shields Pirate equipment and clothing welcomed!
11:00 a.m. Blood Splatter Learn and watch and even help out in this item about blood and ichor splatter! Patricia MacEwan Clothes that can get dirty, and we'll have a sick bucket for those who need it!
12:00 p.m. Pirate Ship lego Team Build A team session, building Pirate ships! James Shields Just yourselves
1:00 p.m. More Braiding with John Wardale More Braiding fun with John John Wardale Just yourselves - and your own brush!
2:00 p.m. Water Pistol Mayhem Yes, we end on a damp squib! The Team A change of Clothes, water pistols if you have one, and a sense of humour
Bring Spare Clothes