SiouxperCon 2023 Announces Sponsor for Kid Zone

Shane Gerlach, Director and Founder, SiouxperCon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –Bricks and Minifigs, Sioux Falls’ first store dedicated to LEGO® lovers of all ages, is sponsoring the Kid Zone at SiouxperCon, Sept.  28 to Oct. 1 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. 

“It just makes sense that a store filled with all the pieces to create items from your wildest imagination should sponsor the Kid Zone at SiouxperCon” Shane Gerlach, director and founder of SiouxperCon, said.   

The Kid Zone is one of the most visited and important pieces of the SiouxperCon event, he said. Inside, kids will not only find LEGO® building contests and fun, but also cast members from Mythbusters Junior, Magician Travis Nye and the First Lego League building teams.  

SiouxperCon, celebrating its eighth convention in 2023, is a three-day extravaganza that celebrates pop culture, art, film, comic books, cosplay, anime, board games, video games, science fiction and fantasy. “We take special pride in our focus on education and promotion of STEAM and arts education,” Gerlach said, “No matter what forms of popular culture you enjoy, you’re sure to find something to remember for years to come.”

SiouxperCon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is run entirely by a volunteer staff and board. Local charities, including REACH Literacy, the JY6 Foundation and this year Make-A-Wish of South Dakota & Montana, receive profits from the convention, totaling over $25,000 in recent years. In 2022, some 7,000 people attended the event. 

Featured guests this year include actors Sean Gunn from The Gilmore Girls and the Marvel universe and Adrian Paul, Duncan McCloud from Highlander. The Voice of Winnie the Pooh; Jim Cummings. The Puppeteer for the Yoda in “The Empire Strikes Back,” David Barclay, along with the Yoda Puppet for photo opportunities, and many more. 

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SiouxperCon is a nonprofit educational event dedicated to promoting literacy, STEAM education and valuable life skills in a safe, inclusive and friendly environment.  The vision of SiouxperCon is to engage all individuals, cultivating their interest in all fandoms and popular art forms through workshops, panels, seminars, exhibitions and hosting conventions.