Rose City Comic Con is for families! We are proud to offer Rose City Jr. presented by ThinkFun, Brio, and Ravensburger, designed to delight our littlest fans. Rose City Con Jr. presented by ThinkFun, Brio, and Ravensburger brings the whole family together for an interactive and fun-filled weekend full of kid-friendly activities spanning a variety of interests.

Families can see incredible performances and get moving in the Rose City Jr. Movement Zone, experience tons of hands-on activations at our vendor booths, and get creative in the Rose City Jr. Workshops area – being taught my professional artists! Fun for the whole family awaits!

New for 2024

Dragon Theater Returns

We’re honored to welcome back Dragon Theater to Rose City Comic Con! Dragon Theater has been captivating kids of all ages in the Portland area for over 30 years.

Don’t miss the fun and excitement during their daily puppet show extravaganza, “Dungeons and Decisions,” at the Movement Zone. Dragon Theater Puppet Shows are an interactive family theater experience, great for all ages. Each show has a specific moral in its theme and educational value, having been built with library programs, school assemblies, festivals and birthday parties in mind.

Families also won’t want to miss the free coloring book tables within their booth space, offering a relaxing respite amidst the excitement for kids with creative hearts. And for the race fans, also check out, the Hot Wheels: Mario Kart/Batmobile racing free play at their booth. Your kids will absolutely adore all that Dragon Theater has to offer this year at RCCC!

Returning for 2024

ROSE CITY JR. AREAS

Jr. Movement Zone

The Rose City Jr. Movement Zone is an exciting area on the Show Floor that caters specifically to families and their up-and-coming geeks. It offers a multitude of fandom-inspired activities designed to keep them entertained and active throughout the entire weekend. From Lightsaber Training to Story Times, this zone is a haven for our littlest fans to move, groove, and have a blast!

Jr. Workshops

The Rose City Jr. Workshops area is a hub of creativity and learning, where young artists and aspiring creators can receive hands-on guidance from real comic book professionals. It’s an incredible opportunity for little artists to develop their skills and explore the world of art. Guided by the Mariano Brothers, Chris and Mark, as well as their fellow artist friends,  they can have fun, get goofy, and let their imaginations run wild while honing their artistic abilities.

Free Play Area

The Rose City Jr. Free Play area is a vibrant and inviting space filled with colorful tents, playful tunnels, and a variety of free-range activities. It’s the perfect haven for younger kids who are eager to roam wild, be free, and let their imagination take over. With an abundance of opportunities for unstructured play, this area fosters creativity, joy, and endless hours of fun for young adventurers.

PAST ROSE CITY JR. HIGHLIGHTS

PAST CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2019 Kids went wild during the “National Wildlife Federation Animal Show with Naturalist David Mizejewski”
  • 2019 The Neontendo Car rolled into RCCC, equipped with retro Nintendo video game systems
  • 2019 Safari Ltd. ran their Bigfoot Scavenger Hunt for kids
  • September 9, 2022 Launched our brand new Movement Zone
  • September 9, 2022 Kids got creative as they participated in “Draw A Little Dream with Chris Mariano and Aron Nels Steinke”
  • September 10, 2022 PDXpelliarmus  brought the magic with their “Wand Work for Beginners” activity

PAST SPONSOR/PARTNER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Candlewick Press
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Portland Ghostbusters
  • Saber Guild Felucia
  • Mad Science
  • Safari Ltd.
  • Trackers Earth