Why We Love Phineas and Ferb

The Kaleidoscope Track is new at Dragon*Con. This panel on Phineas and Ferb was held Sunday afternoon in the Marriott L405-L406. It filled so quickly participants waited outside the door for the chance to take a seat vacated by another leaving the room.

Children from the ages five to twelve made up about a third of the audience. The panelists conducted a round-table discussion, and at first, the children were a little hesitant to participate. But as the panel treated the children with respect, they quickly rose to the occasion and soon started opening up and asking more complex questions.

The children’s questions ranged from, “Why is Ferb’s hair green?” to the more complex, “If Buford is such a bully, why does he care so much for his goldfish and teddy bear?” Even the adults felt comfortable posing questions or comments, not having to worry about being treated like a child.

As the panel came to a close, a drawing was held for several prizes. Tickets had previously been handed out as people entered the room. Even though not everyone won something, everyone left with huge smiles on their faces.

This is one of several panels the Kaleidoscope Track conducted. This track definitely deserves more space and recognition for its design in incorporating kids to the con. Every panel this track presented filled quickly and included a line waiting to get in. Next year, plan on visiting, with or without children, this new adventure at Dragon*Con.

Author of the article

Award-winning author Amanda Faith may have been raised in Dayton, but her heart and home is in the South. With a lifelong love of teaching and writing, she had plenty of encouragement from teachers and friends along the way. Loving a good puzzle has always been a fascination, and writing gives her the outlet to put all the pieces together. Being adventurous and loving to try new things, it wasn’t long before her characters found themselves in unusual situations. She loves to put people from two different worlds into new situations and to see how they interact, taking them on journeys they would never have normally experienced. Her current adventure working as a high school English professor turned Media Specialist, writing, and doing paranormal investigations doesn’t slow her down from having a great time with a plethora of hobbies. Her published credits include several short stories, poetry, several journal articles, her doctoral dissertation, and her award-winning book Strength of Spirit. With multiple degrees, she has a passion for learning and exploring new venues. She is a staff writer for The Daily Dragon at Dragon Con. Check out her new website (www.amandafaith.net) or on Instagram (@dramandafaith)