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Rock Paper Scissors Tournament May 17, 2017 (AR)

Posted on May 10, 2017
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Rock Paper Scissors Tournament
Location: Flyway Brewing, 314 Maple Street, North Little Rock, AR
Date: 2017-05-17
Start Time: 18:30
Description: Rock Paper Scissors Tournament at Flyway Brewing (314 Maple Street) in North Little Rock on May 17 at 6:30 p.m.

This is a fun, family-friendly event that I thought your readers might be interested in. It costs $10 to participate and the proceeds benefit the Lymphomaniac Society, a nonprofit organization that provides respite trips to cancer survivors. For more information, contact Griffin Coop at griffin(at)lymphomaniac.org.

Back to the Future in Concert May 13-14, 2017 (AR)

Posted on May 10, 2017
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Back to the Future in Concert
Location: Robinson Center, 426 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72203
Date: 2017-05-13
Start Time: 19:30
End Time: 20:30
Visit Website: https://www.arkansassymphony.org/greatscott
Description: Two performances:
Saturday May 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Sunday May 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Power up your DeLorean… recharge your flux capacitor… and get ready to celebrate this unforgettable movie classic as you’ve never seen and heard it before! Back to the Future, staring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover, is the 1.21-gigawatt blockbuster that topped the 1985 box office chart, spawned two wildly successful sequels and stamped an enduring imprint on pop culture. In this time-traveling coming-of-age story, Marty McFly (Fox) suddenly finds himself transported back to 1955… where he struggles to change the destiny of his parents (Thompson, Glover), rescue an eccentric friend (Lloyd) from terrorists, and solve an alternative-plutonium crisis… all while trying to ensure he has a future to get back to! Now, fans old and new will experience the thrill of Back to the Future like never before – on a big hi-def screen with a full symphony orchestra performing Alan Silvestri’s dazzling musical score live in synch with the movie. Audiences will also be in for an exclusive treat: approximately twenty minutes of brand new music added by award-winning composer Silvestri to the film’s score especially for these unique live orchestra presentations.
A Note from the Composer

Great Scott! After 30 years we find ourselves being sent Back To The Future. This time the re-entry is in the concert hall, bringing a new sense of excitement through gifted musicians all around the world. Unlike Doc Brown, I could never have dreamed that I would have the opportunity to set the time circuits back to 1985 and have the chance to relive the excitement of the arrival of Back To The Future.

(From https://www.arkansassymphony.org/greatscott)

North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire May 13, 2017 (AR)

Posted on May 10, 2017
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North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire
Location: North Shore Riverwalk, 398 Riverfront Dr, North Little Rock, AR 72114
Date: 2017-05-13
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 16:00
Visit Website: http://northlittlerock.makerfaire.com/
Description: What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth — a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

Free Admission!

10 Years of Arkansas Geek Central!

Posted on April 15, 2017
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It’s been 10 years since this website went live! It’s been a crazy ride. The amount of geeky events here in Arkansas has increased significantly since the site was first started.

Later this year (hopefully later this summer) the website will be revamped and migrated to a new publishing system. This will allow faster posting as well as easier submissions of new events.

Thanks for visiting our little corner of the Internet all of these years and hope to continue to serve the Natural State’s geeky population for years to come.

 

RiffTrax Live – Samurai Cop Apr 13, 2017 (AR)

Posted on April 12, 2017
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RiffTrax Live – Samurai Cop
Location: See Description for Theaters
Date: 2017-04-13
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00
Visit Website: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/rifftrax-live-samurai-cop
Description: The guys who make movies funny, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, are back on the big screen for a never-before-seen riffing on the beloved z-grade action film of the early 90s, Samurai Cop. In movie theaters for the first time, the film follows Joe, a cop they call Samurai, who takes himself and his fabulous hair (really, it is an amazing thing to behold) to Los Angeles from the faraway land of San Diego to bust up a gang whose stated goal is putting someone’s head on their piano. Joe and his partner, whose main task is to shamelessly mug to the camera, run up against MST3K fan-favorite, Robert Z’Dar, for some insanely awful and hilarious fight scenes.

Decapitations, explosions, poorly subbed in stunt doubles, mangled dialogue, prominent lion heads, and unfortunate banana hammocks abound in this extremely eighties-y nineties movie.

Join Mike, Kevin, Bill, and Alfonso Rafael Federico Sebastian for a night of hilarious (and cutting) commentary!

(from: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/rifftrax-live-samurai-cop)

Encore April 18, 2017

Arkansas Theaters:
Breckenridge Village, Little Rock
Tinseltown Benton, Benton
Conway Cypress Point with XD, Conway
The Razorback Cinema, Fayetteville
Malco Ft Smith Cinema, Forth Smith

River Valley LAN Apr 8, 2017 (AR)

Posted on April 7, 2017
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River Valley LAN
Location: Mizewell Games, 2125 Harkrider Street – Suite 36, Conway, AR 72032
Date: 2017-04-08
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 23:59
Visit Website: https://www.rivervalleylan.com/
Description: – 12 Hour BYOC (Bring your own computer) LAN
– 50 seats availible
– $20 entry fee
– Tournaments with cash prizes
– Meet new friends and discover new games

Set up/tournament registration is from 10am to 12pm.

For more information, please visit the FAQ portion of our website on www.rivervalleylan.com. All seats must be reserved online. No cash taken at the event.

Tournaments:
Hearthstone
1st Place: $40 cash
2nd Place: $40 in-store credit
3rd Place: $20 in-store credit

Overwatch
1st Place: $20 in-store credit to all players on the winning team.

BRAWLHALLA
1st Place: $40 in-store credit
2nd Place: $20 in-store credit

Free Comic Book Day May 6, 2017

Posted on March 20, 2017
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Free Comic Book Day
Location: Various Comic Book Stores around the Nation (see link below)
Date: 2017-05-06
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 17:00
Visit Website: http://www.freecomicbookday.com
Description: Don’t forget to go by your favorite comic book store and get your free comic books. Don’t know who’s participating? Find one using the locator at http://www.freecomicbookday.com/StoreLocator

Little Rock Comic Con May 20-21, 2017 (AR)

Posted on March 20, 2017
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Little Rock Comic Con
Location: Benton Event Center, 17322 Interstate 30 N, Benton, Arkansas 72019
Start Date: 2017-05-20
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2017-05-21
End Time: 17:00
Visit Website: http://lrcomiccon.com/
Description: Arkansas’s first & longest running comic con.

Guests:
Jason Faunt-Power Rangers Time Force
Garry Chalk-Voice of Optimus Primal from Beast Wars
Justin Nimmo-Power Rangers Space
Paul Rienhart-YouTube reviewer

“After Party” May 20, 2017 7pm-9pm @ Dave & Busters

(From https://www.facebook.com/events/257188611312663/)

USS Blackstone Star Trek Fan Club meeting Mar 20, 2017 (AR)

Posted on March 20, 2017
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USS Blackstone Star Trek Fan Club meeting 
Location: Game Goblins, 1121 S Bowman Rd C7, Little Rock, AR 72211
Date: 2017-03-20
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00
Visit Website: http://ussblackstone.arkgeeks.com
Description: The USS Blackstone, a Starfleet International Star Trek fan group, is meeting at Game Goblins in Little Rock on March 20, 2017 at 7PM. Free to join; you do not need to be a member of SFI to attend.

Bi-Annual Toy Swap Mar 19, 2017 (AR)

Posted on March 17, 2017
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Bi-Annual Toy Swap
Location: The Bat Cave, 1155 Front St, Suite 4 & 5, Conway, Arkansas 72032
Date: 2017-03-19
Start Time: 12:00
End Time: 18:00
Visit Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/166963517136249/
Description: Come by the Bat Cave in Conway, AR for a Special Cooperation with Arkansas Toy Collectors! March 19 is the Bi-annual Toy Swap. Its free to come by and check out what the Vendors have!

Not Just Another Comic Con Mar 18-19, 2017 (AR)

Posted on March 17, 2017
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Not Just Another Comic Con
Location: Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center, 3201 Bankhead Drive, Little Rock, AR
Start Date: 2017-03-18
Start Time: 10:00
End Date: 2017-03-19
End Time: 17:00
Visit Website: http://www.notjustanothercomiccon.com/
Description: Central Arkansas’ Late Winter/Early Spring comic/anime convention.

Guests:
Emily Bauer
Darcy DeMoss
Tara Sands
Eric Stuart

Raspberry Pi Bake Off Mar 14, 2017 (AR)

Posted on March 13, 2017
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Raspberry Pi Bake Off
Location: Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, 201 E Broadway St North Little Rock, AR 72114
Date: 2017-03-14
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 20:00
Visit Website: https://arhub.org/march-14-raspberry-pi-bake-off/
Description: Because there’s always room for pi …

6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 14

Held each Pi Day, March 14, this event is an opportunity for students, makers and creatives to show off their Raspberry Pi projects. Bring your creations to compete for prizes, prestige and – most importantly – bragging rights!

Computer science teachers, students and the community will find inspiration and Raspberry Pi recipes at this free event. The day features a showcase of amazing projects created using the affordable and versatile Raspberry Pi, a credit-card-sized teaching computer designed for students and hobbyists.

Prizes will be awarded:

Best of Show
Most Creative and Unique
Pushing Pi to the Limits

Sponsored by Arkansas Geek Central

AnimeCon Arkansas Apr 7-9 2017 (AR)

Posted on March 3, 2017
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AnimeCon Arkansas
Location: Holiday Inn Airport Hotel, 3201 Bankhead Dr., Little Rock, Arkansas 72206
Start Date: 2017-04-07
Start Time: 15:00
End Date: 2017-04-09
End Time: 15:00
Visit Website: http://www.animeconarkansas.com
Description: Join AnimeCon Arkansas 2017 for a fourth year of fantastic wonder in Little Rock, AR! ACA will have panels, vendors, guests, a rave, and so much more.

Nerd Out Weekend Mar 18, 2017 (AR)

Posted on March 2, 2017
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Nerd Out Weekend
Location: Amy Sanders Library, 31 Shelby Rd, Sherwood, Arkansas 72120
Date: 2017-03-18
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 16:00
Visit Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/201211913690448/
Description: Nerd out to all your favorite shows and books. Attend sessions, win prizes, and more! Dress up as a character from your favorite fandom!

NWA Game it Forward Mar 3-4, 2017 (AR)

Posted on March 2, 2017
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NWA Game it Forward
Location: Fayetteville Town Center, 15 West Mountain, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Start Date: 2017-03-03
Start Time: 14:00
End Date: 2017-03-04
End Time: 22:00
Visit Website: http://nwagameitforward.org
Description: Game It Forward is a charity tabletop gaming event to benefit ProjectTeacherNWA.org, a nonprofit organization focused on the belief that teachers need tools to teach and students need supplies to learn. Project Teacher believes that every child deserves school supplies and has the right to a quality education regardless of circumstance.

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