Youth & Teen Program
Welcome to the KublaCon Youth Programs!
The KublaCon Youth Program exist to encourage and enable young people to experience and enjoy all that a gaming convention has to offer. In an environment designed to provide them with a safe and supportive environment, young players are presented with an age-appropriate library of games, scheduled games being run for people their age, by people who WANT to teach and help them have a great time, non-gaming activity like a pool full of LEGOS ® to craft from, art contests, clay monster smashing, and more.
Staff and volunteers run games with the overall goals of the room in mind, but the primary goal is simple: HAVE FUN!
The rooms have both gaming (walk-in events) and scheduled events throughout the weekend. Just bring your enthusiasm and play your favorite game or learn some new games!
The KublaCon Youth Program has three groups based on age:
Must be accompanied by a parent and register at the door.
Young Players Room (Sandpebble A)
Run by an experienced, friendly and dedicated staff, the YP room has procedures to help ensure that young players have a place at the con to be themselves, relax, and have fun with their peers, earn special prizes and participate in special events during the con that are unique to them! All access to the young players room is monitored and managed, with each player and their guardian determining whether they are able to check themselves in and out, or need an adult to do so.
The young players and teen rooms at KublaCon are not a daycare. They are not a childcare service. They are a caring and protected space for families and youth of all kinds from all walks of life to enjoy the experience of a gaming convention. They enrich the experience of the con for parents and children, and help to ensure that everyone in the family can come to KublaCon for the weekend, and leave happy and contented with their experience, forming lifelong friendships and memories that will be cherished and renewed year after year.
Young Players Room (YP) Hours
Friday: Noon – 9 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 9 PM
Sunday: 9 AM – 9 PM
Monday: 9 AM – Noon
Parents must be at the convention and provide a cell phone in case of an emergency.
A unique experience at the KublaCon Young Players room is the Mini-Mongol March. Several times during the convention, all of our young players who are interested in participating are outfitted with armor, and led on a triumphant procession through the con by the Mighty Kubla, and the renowned Khutulun! The mighty horde marches through the convention, crying out the warcry of KublaCon, collecting tribute from the merchants, and inspiring the masses with the glory that is KUBLA!
Young Players Room Policies
In the interests of promoting safe and responsible gaming of youth at gaming conventions, this convention has the following policies in effect for the Young Players room.
- The Young Players room is not a daycare center! We are not prepared to supervise children under the age of eight (8).
- Children younger than eight MUST be accompanied by a parent at all times.
- Parents wanting to drop their young players off at the YP gaming room must first check-in with the staff member at the front of the room and fill out an information sheet.
- The Young Players room assumes no liability or responsibility for young gamers who check into Young Players games without a parent or other supervising adult to complete the emergency information sheet.
Teen Rooms (Sandpebble E)
Players age 13 and up (including adults) are welcome! Teens (ages 13-19) get priority signup in all scheduled games!
The Teen Room is the home base for the teens at KublaCon! A place to get away from the younger siblings, parents, and their friends. It’s a great place to hang out. There’s a couch, scheduled games at all times – even an extra table or two for pick-up games. We have boxes full of board games and card games available for pick-up play.
As always, you are welcome to bring your own games to the room.
Teen Room Hours
Friday: Noon – Midnight
Saturday: 10 AM – Midnight
Sunday: 10 AM – Midnight