Because parents are an important part of our community, and kids are the next generation of readers, childcare at FOGcon will be available during most daytime programming hours. A licensed child care person will be on site virtually all the time, supplemented by FOGcon volunteers. Childcare will be in a parlor suite on the 4th floor of the hotel. The specific room number will be posted at registration.
Childcare is being subsidized by a FOGcon donor. (Yes, we have a few space angels. We're lucky that way.) Parents should provide snacks, but toys and amusements will be provided.
Parents who can do so are encouraged to make appropriate donations for the hours their kids are in child care, and also to consider volunteering some of their time. Please don't keep your child in child care for all the open hours, so that we can accommodate as many children as possible. Parents or guardians will be required to sign a liability waiver.
We're very excited about having child care available. Last year's con was brightened by the presence of a number of charming children, and we have added some new FOGbabies this year. We're looking forward to the time 20 or 30 years from now when these little ones come back as adults bringing their own kids. And we plan to enjoy every one of the years with those kids between now and then.