Pippi to Ripley Events for Young People

ITHACON40/Pippi to Ripley Events for Young People

Admission is free, but registration is required for participation in most but not all youth events, as well as the pizza party.

Registration is now being taken on the day of the event (first come, first served).

To register: come to the Emerson Suites Foyer, starting at 9am.

Saturday, May 2; Ithaca College Campus; 9:30am-5:30pm

Note: Young people are permitted to attend any of the mainstream conference events, as well as ITHACON and The Game Space.  For a detailed description of main conference panels, go to  faculty.ithaca.edu/kkittredge/pippi_program

For information about ITHACON events and guests go to http://www.comicbookclub.org/Ithacon.html

9:00-9:30

Sign-in at Registration table at ITHACON, Emerson Suites, Campus Center

Special Project: Dancing Zombie Flash Mob

Looking for actors/dancers/regular kids to take part in a performance piece where some people are made up as zombies and spontaneously dance.  You will be working with IC students who will do monster maake-up, choreography, and filming.  film of the event  will be screened in Textor 102 at 5:00pm.  Limit: 20  actors

9:30-10:30

All ages. Drop in: The Game Space (Taughannock Falls Room, Third Floor, Campus Center). no registration needed.

     The Enchanted Badger is offering a wide selection of board games for all ages.   Bring a friend and try something new! Open to all ages, no registration required.

9:30-11:45 Ages 12-18 – Pathfinder Role-Playing Game Session presented by Tompkins County Public Library

      Participate in a two-hour adventure through a fantasy world. Pre-generated characters will be provided for each player. Limited to 10 participants.

All ages. Drop in: ITHACON Lecture/Discussion (Ithaca Falls Room, Campus Center) no registration needed.

     Lisa Dupree presents on "The MCU Fandom's Civil War: How Agent Carter and Spider-Man Reveal National Identity Politics"    

Ages 3-5  Big Hero 6 1/2 (Friends 304)

   Create your own personal superhero.  Discussion/crafting session for pre-schoolers.  Two sessions: 9:30-10:00 and 10:00-10:30. Limit 10.

Ages 6-11 Comic Book Creation (Friends 203)

    Work with cartoonist Jim Brennemen to create your own comic book characters and images. limit: 20

Ages 11-13 Comic Book Creation (Friends 205)

   Workshop with award-winning Graphic Novelist Laura Lee Gulledge.  limit: 20

Ages 14-18 Comic Book Creation (Friends 210)

   Workshop with Graphic Artist Wayne Beeman. limit: 20

Ages 6-11 Monster make-up/Costuming session for Lightening-Fast Super-Silly Zombie Monster Superhero Video (Friends 309) limit: 20

10:45-11:45

All Ages. Drop in: The Game Space Taughannock Falls Room, Third Floor, Campus Center.

All ages. Drop in: ITHACON Panel on Cosplay (Ithaca Falls Room, Campus Center)

Ages 8-12 – RPG Dice presented by Tompkins County Public Library, The Game Space

     Role-playing games for the younger crowd! Get a feel for RPGs during this dice-driven storytelling adventure game created just for you. Limited to 10 participants.

All ages. Drop in: ITHACON Panel on Cosplay (Ithaca Falls Room, Campus Center)

Ages 3-5 Cape Decorating (Friends 304)

     Decorate a cape with your own personal super-hero logo, or add jewels and make it a royal cape. Two half-hour sessions: 10:45 to 11:15; 11:15- 11:45. limit: 10

Ages 6-11 Use Your Imagination! (Friends 203)

     Writing Workshop for elementary kids taught by Alexa Salvato

Ages 8-12 – RPG Dice presented by Tompkins County Public Library, The Game Space

     Role-playing games for the younger crowd! Get a feel for RPGs during this dice-driven storytelling adventure game created just for you. Limited to 10 participants.

Ages 11-14 Fantasy/Science Fiction Writing Workshop (Friends 205)

     Ithaca College Writing Professor Katharyn Howd Machan teaches a hands-on writing workshop. limit: 20

Ages 14-22 How I Write Science Fiction/Fantasy (Friends 210)

    Bruce Coville acclaimed author of Children's and Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction gives an inside look at his writing process.

12:00- 1:00 Pizza Party for ages 3-18 (Friends 207)

1:00-2:00  Keynote Speech by Bruce Coville (Textor 102)

     Bruce Coville has published over 100 books, which have appeared in over a dozen countries around the world and sold more than sixteen million copies. Among his most popular titles are MY TEACHER IS AN ALIEN, INTO THE LAND OF THE UNICORNS, and THE MONSTER'S RING.

2:15-3:15

All Ages. Drop in: The Game Space Taughannock Falls Room, Third Floor, Campus Center

All Ages. Drop in: ITHACON Workshop on Fan Fiction (Ithaca Falls Room, Campus Center)

       Carolyn Haas talks about "How to Succeed in Fan Fiction (Without Really Trying)"

Ages 6-18 Drop in: Zombie Ball Room (Fitness Center, Mondo Gym) no registration needed

   An obstacle course littered with zombies! Weave your way through the course stunning zombies with NERF blasters. No registration required.

Ages 6-11 Making Monster Limbs (Friends 304) limit: 15

   Join special effects artist Stassi Terasova to create a claw, wing, hook, hand or horns.

Ages 11-18 Be a Real-World Jedi!: Iai-Batto-Do The Art of Japanese Sword. (Fitness Center, Aerobics Room)  limit: 20

Ages 11-13 Making Steam Punk Art (Friends 203) limit: 10

   Steampunk artist Liz Kranz leads a workshop in creating a cool steam-punky artifact.

Ages 11-18 Star Wars Costuming (Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center) limit: 20

     David Ramsay, also known as "TrooperPX" (Shock Trooper) teaches how to construct two styles of Star Wars armor out of cardboard.

2:15-4:30

Ages 12-18 – Pathfinder Role-Playing Game Session presented by Tompkins County Public Library.

       Participate in a two-hour adventure through a fantasy world. Pre-generated characters will be provided for each player. Limited to 10 participants.

3:30-4:30

All Ages. Drop in: The Game Space Taughannock Falls Room, Third Floor, Campus Center.

All Ages. Drop in: Belly Dance with Zajal (Friends 210) no registration needed

All Ages. Drop in: ITHACON Panel "How I Broke In"  (Ithaca Falls Room, Campus Center)

     Comic book authors and artists talk about how they got into the business of making comics.

Ages 6-18 Drop in: Zombie Ball Room (Fitness Center, Mondo Gym)

Ages 6-11 Be a real-world Jedi! Iai-Batto-Do The Art of Japanese Sword. (Fitness Center, Aerobics Room)  limit: 20

Ages 11-13 Making Monster Limbs (Friends 304) limit: 15

   Join special effects artist Stassi Terasova to create a claw, wing, hook, hand or horns.

Ages 14-18 Making Steam Punk Art (Friends 203) limit: 10

   Steampunk artist Liz Kranz leads a workshop in creating a cool steam-punky artifact. limit 15.

4:30-5:00

All Ages.  Enjoy the last little bit of ITHACON, make one last visit to The Game Space.

5:15 Screening of Lightening-Fast Super-silly Zombie Monster Super Hero Video (Textor 102)

6:00 -11pm Tori Cup Competition

Ithaca College hosts “The Tori Cup: Fantasy and Science Fiction Challenge,” a charity benefit in which teams of families, high school  and middle school students compete to demonstrate their knowledge of all things imaginative and wonderful (film, television, comics, and literature for children, young adults, and adults).  Fabulous Prizes! For more information and to register go to http://toricup.webs.com/

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Elizabeth Bleicher at ebleicher@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1531 as soon as possible.

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