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Calling all teens and friends of teens!

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Did you know we have a teen room at WisCon that features a combination of programs and space to relax just for teens?

It’s true! And we’re back and better than ever this year, in Rooms 606 & 607. We have a lot of great things in the works, including a special writers’s workshop, Magic the Gathering (with coaching available for newer Magic players!), video games, movies, and plenty of time to hang out or to head to other panels and programs.

We want to get the word out now, before the convention starts, because we want you to help us make our Teen Programs even better.

If you are a teen (or you know teens) and you have ideas, let us know, and we can make your ideas happen this year!

Have you come to our teen room during past WisCons? We would love to know what you thought about it, so we can make sure the stuff that works and is fun keeps happening — and that we stop bothering with the stuff that doesn’t work or isn’t worthwhile.

It’s important to us that Teen Programming reflects the ideas and serves the needs of the people who take part, just like the rest of WisCon’s programming. That means your voice is important, and so is your presence! In other words, we’re also looking for teen volunteers. Like most of the volunteer roles at WisCon, you don’t need to be local to Madison, and volunteers who put in at least six hours are eligible for a 40% rebate on their membership cost. And teen membership is only $20 for the entire convention to start with, so bring your friends and come help shape Teen Programming and the teen room into the future!

We’re planning to have a small library of used teen books available for the taking, DVDs to watch, PS3 and Xbox games — and we welcome donations. We’ll also be ready to label games or DVDs if you are willing to loan them, so you’ll get them back at the end of the convention!

Let us know if you have ideas, opinions, donations, things you can loan us — or if you’d like to volunteer — by emailing us at teenprograms@wiscon.net.

Children’s & Teens’ Programming

Children’s Programming

  • contact:  kidsprograms@wiscon.net
Children’s Programming is a separate track aimed at older children ages 7-12, who can expect crafting, supervised swimming, story-telling, and games. We also plan to have some discussion groups and interaction with WisCon’s teens. Childrens’ Programming is limited to daytime hours only. Participants must be signed in and out by a parent or responsible adult, including at lunch break and at the end of the day; there is no programming during meal breaks.

Teens’ Programming

  • contact:  teenprograms@wiscon.net
Teen Programming is driven by participants, who help to develop the schedule of activities, and may also include panels and workshops. Teens have a separate space for more complicated activities, including crafting, discussions, gaming, and video games. The teen room is off-limits to both adults and younger kids, aside from adult room moderators, and will be open during the day and in the evening. Teens are free to come and go from the space throughout the convention, and are also welcomed to join Childrens’ Programming as participants in activities or as volunteer helpers.