A haven for yarn addicts, whether you knit, crochet, or finger-weave. Join the other yarn-a-holics in a comfy, low-key atmosphere, bring your own project to work on or start something new. There will be materials to use on an ongoing basis throughout the conference, as well as scheduled workshops described in the conference program.
Be sure to spend some time in the Makerspace, where you can tinker and build new skills! Learn how to use tools and materials to build and hack projects and get expert advice from mentors on how to dream big and create big at home.
EPIC PLAY SPACE & CRAFT ZONE
This is a giant big-top space for big games, our inflatable obstacle course, the Construction zone, hooping, giant balls, arts and crafts, and more. Come play with us!
The Teen Room is a space where teens can socialize, connect, and chill. Bring a game, bring a friend, or make a new one!
Come check out the expanded Game Deck. The game deck has always been a nice spot to get away and relax, but now it is even better. Come play our new cooperative games, or slaughter your friend at chess; participate in a Magic Tournament, or line up dominos and make them fall down; or just enjoy a quiet game. Regardless of what is scheduled, you can still put your feet up and play any game of your choice. Or make up your own game—rules are made to be broken!
LITTLE KIDS PLAY ROOM
The Play Room will entice your child to play for hours and is a great place to make new friends. Adults must accompany children. Open during session hours.
The Registration desk/area opens Thursday evening. Come pick up your badges and information before heading out to the Thursday night events. The desk will be open daily during the following hours:
Thursday 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00am
The Speakers' Bookstore sells books written by our past and present speakers. This year’s speakers will be available to sign their books at various times throughout the weekend. Please check at the bookstore for times.
The Exhibit Hall will be open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Exhibit Hall is free to the general public both days. Come in and see what’s new with your favorite businesses, discover a supplier for that hard-to-find game or book, and find products and services available to homeschoolers.
Be sure to drop some raffle tickets into the boxes at the Information Table in the BayshoreFoyer. Homeschool groups and businesses as well as participating vendors generously donate many wonderful items. All proceeds go toward HSC’s important work supporting and protecting homeschooling in California. Purchase raffle tickets at the HSC Information Table in the Grand Peninsula Foyer. Drawings will be held at the Information Table on Sunday Afternoon. You must be at the conference to win!
Join us Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. for a marketplace where attendees are encouraged to display and sell their arts and crafts. Folks with services for sale (henna, hair braiding, Tarot card readings, or.....?) are also welcome at the Bizarre Bazaar!
If you have gently used resources you'd like to sell (books, computer or board games, puzzles, dvds, etc...), this is the time and place to do it! Please tag all of your own items and staff your space while you are selling.
If you are exhibiting or selling, set-up begins at 1:45 p.m. and tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. HSC will not staff or collect items for this event, nor collect any proceeds from sales.
During the last half hour, we ask that all remaining sellers consider offering their items for free. The Bizarre Bazaar is open to anyone who wants to browse, including people who are not registered for the conference, but you must be registered for the conference to be a seller.
Thank you to all our volunteers. This conference could not exist without you. Once you have checked in at the HSC Registration Desk, stop by the adjacent Volunteer Desk. If you would like to volunteer on an hourly basis, please see us at the Volunteer Desk. It is never too late to offer your help. Stop at the Volunteer Desk where we will help you find the best fit.