Junior Monitor Debra Sorensen
WBC attempts to always have one event
running between 9 AM and 9 PM exclusively for kids 12 and under.
Such events are free to children accompanied by a BPA member in
attendance at the conference, but require registration of the
child in the Juniors room by completing parental consent and emergency
contact forms. While parents need not be present to play, parental
attendance is encouraged to lend a hand. However, parents should
refrain from playing the game for their children.
Junior Monitor Karen McCulloch
How young is too young? Children
should be at least old enough to read at a minimum. Parents are
reminded that this is not a day care service and their children
should be well behaved and respectful of others if they are to
attend unsupervised. WBC and its GMs assume no responsibility
for keeping track of your child's whereabouts before, during or
after the event, although we do monitor their presence while in
the room. There is no substitute for parental supervision.
Note that although
all Juniors events are Class C—Coached—and are explained,
it is best if the children have some advance familiarity with
the games in question. Remember that bringing a copy
of the game is often a good idea to ensure enough copies to allow
everyone to play. This is even more important for the Juniors
events because so many of the kids do not have games and our GMs
often cannot provide enough copies for everyone.
No food or beverage is allowed in the
Juniors room. This prevents spillage and parental concerns over
diet and the consumption of junk food. Parents are urged to schedule
regular meal breaks for their children where what they eat is
Any boardgame of suitable complexity
level and length is eligible for use in the juniors events and
GM volunteers are always needed—either to head an event or to
act as assistants to teach and monitor a table full of youngsters.
If you're looking for a way to "give something back"
to the hobby, look no further. Volunteer to be a Juniors GM or
assistant. Contact the Juniors Coordinator.
Juniors events were held in Heritage.