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Spa-Con Sep 21-23, 2018 (AR)

Posted on September 20, 2018
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Spa-Con
Location: Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Boulevard, Hot Springs, AR
Start Date: 2018-09-21
Start Time: 16:00
End Date: 2018-09-23
End Time: 19:00
Visit Website: http://spa-con.org/
Description:

The Hot Springs Convention Center, in conjunction with the Garland County Library, is hosting a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention, September 21-23, 2018, Hot Springs, Arkansas, at the Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Boulevard.

It’s not just comic books and sci-fi/fantasy-related film and television. This convention includes pop culture and entertainment elements spanning virtually all genres, including:

Horror * Animation * Anime * Manga * Toys * Action Figures * Collectible Card Games * Video Games * Webcomics * Fantasy Novels * And more!

(From http://spa-con.org/)

Guests:
Pam Grier
Sean Maher
Veronica Taylor
Butch Patrick
Michael Berryman
R.A. Mihailoff
Froggy Fresh

HypeCon Mar 17-18, 2018 (TX)

Posted on March 13, 2018
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HypeCon
Location: Central Mall Texarkana, 2400 Richmond Rd, Texarkana, Texas 75503
Start Date: 2018-03-17
End Date: 2018-03-18
Visit Website: http://hypeconevents.com/index.html
Description:
Hypecon is a new effort to bring exciting events to the four states area while inspiring local youth to be the best they can be. We want to reward anyone who wants to achieve more than the normal standard.

(from http://hypeconevents.com/index.html)

Guests:
Steve Cardenas
Cynthia Cranz
Justin Cook

Video game tournaments:
Dance Dance Revolution, Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Pokemon Sun & Moon Ultra. Pot bonus of $100 for the Dragon Ball FighterZ and Smash Bros tournament.

Mulberry ComicCon Mar 24, 2018 (AR)

Posted on March 13, 2018
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Mulberry ComicCon
Location: Kirksey Park, 100 Kirksey Parkway, Mulberry, Arkansas 72947
Date: 2018-03-24
Start Time: 11:00
End Time: 17:00
Visit Website: https://mulberrycomiccon.wixsite.com/kapow
Description: Mulberry Comic Con 2018 is a comic and illustration celebration taking place in Mulberry, Arkansas. The convention’s goal is to spotlight artists and writers of the River Valley and the greater Arkansas region as well as create a space for fans of popular culture, comics, and illustration. Proceeds this year will go to benefit the Children’s expansion of the Mulberry Public Library.

(from https://mulberrycomiccon.wixsite.com/kapow/about)

Special Guest: Michael Copon

 

Great NWA Model Train Show Mar 17, 2018 (AR)

Posted on March 13, 2018
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Great NWA Model Train Show
Location: Embassy Suites Ballroom, 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, AR
Date: 2018-03-17
Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 16:00
Visit Website: http://www.trainshow-nwa.org/
Description: The 15th Annual Great NWA Model Train Show will be on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

The venue is at the Embassy Suites Ballroom, Rogers, AR located at I-49, exit 83.
The show is hosted as a fund raiser for local charities.
All work is done by volunteers.

The Arkansas Lego Users Group will also be displaying their LEGO trains

AfterLifeLAN Mar 17-18, 2018 (AR)

Posted on March 13, 2018
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AfterLifeLAN
Location: West Fork Cafetorium, 359 School Ave West Fork AR, 72774
Start Date: 2018-03-17
Start Time: 18:00
End Date: 2018-03-18
End Time: 18:00
Visit Website: http://www.afterlifelan.com/
Description: Bring Your Own Computer or Console LAN Gaming event in West Fork (North West Arkansas)
24 hours of gaming for $10 online or $15 at the door

MegaRan, Sammus, None Like Joshua at Arkadia Mar 21, 2018 (AR)

Posted on March 12, 2018
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MegaRan, Sammus, None Like Joshua at Arkadia Retrocade
Location: Arkadia Retrocade,1478 N College Ave, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703
Date: 2018-03-21
Start Time: 21:00
End Time: 23:59
Visit Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2028416134100432/
Description: MegaRan, Sammus, None Like Joshua will be performing at Arkadia Retrocade in Fayetteville, AR on March 21.

 

Nevermore: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe Mar 15, 2018 (AR)

Posted on March 12, 2018
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Nevermore: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Location: ASU Beebe, 1000 W Iowa St, Beebe, Arkansas 72012
Date: 2018-03-15
Start Time: 19:30
End Time: 21:00
Visit Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/530750183962477/
Description: Actor Jeffrey Combs, known for his roles in Re-Animator, The Frighteners, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, will perform a one-man theatrical production as Edgar Allan Poe.

TICKET PRICES:

General Admission – $10
Seniors, Students, Military, & Educators – $5

Tickets are available to purchase:

1) At ASUB.ticketleap.com (minimal fees apply)

2) At the Institutional Advancement office, located in the Ruth Couch Building on the ASU-Beebe campus (no additional fees)

3) At the door one hour before showtime (no additional fees)

(from https://www.facebook.com/events/530750183962477/)

Where No Man Has Gone Before: The Gene Roddenberry Story Mar 13-15, 2018 (AR)

Posted on March 12, 2018
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Where No Man Has Gone Before: The Gene Roddenberry Story
Location: UCA Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall 201 Donaghey Ave. Conway, AR
Date: 2018-03-13 through 2018-03-15
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00
Visit Website: http://uca.edu/theatre/coming-next/
Description: WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE:
THE GENE RODDENBERRY STORY
Directed by Levi Smith
Black Box Theatre, Snow Fine Arts Center
March 13-15, at 7:30 pm

“Where No Man Has Gone Before: The Gene Roddenberry Story” is a documentary style devised piece created and performed by UCA Theatre students under the direction of senior, Levi Smith. Gene Roddenberry is the creator of Star Trek. The performance will explore the life of Roddenberry and his struggles to retain an artistic vision throughout the production of the original Star Trek.

Free admission. No tickets required.

(From http://uca.edu/theatre/coming-next/)

Raspberry Pi Bake Off Mar 13, 2018 (AR)

Posted on March 12, 2018
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Raspberry Pi Bake Off
Location: UCA’s Maker Space, 250 Donaghey Ave #130, Conway, AR 72034
Date: 2018-03-13
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 19:30
Visit Website: http://www.thelocals.be/bakepi-2018
Description: It’s a chance to show off your project and have some fun with other makers. This event encourages makers to create a fun (and/or useful) project using a Raspberry Pi (or compatible single board computer) to display on the eve of Pi Day, March 13, 2018, 6 pm – 7:30 pm. at UCA’s Makerspace on Donaghey, in Conway.

Judges and the crowd will pick their favorites and choose who gets the glory, the fame and prizes. If you are curious, but not up for making a project, you can just come support your favorite maker and check out what others made.

(From http://www.thelocals.be/bakepi-2018)

The Cosplay Con & Anime Experience Nov 17-18, 2017 (AR)

Posted on August 31, 2017
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The Cosplay Con & Anime Experience
Start Date: 2017-11-17
End Date: 2017-11-18
Visit Website: https://www.thecosplaycon.com/
Description: The ultimate community focused convention takes place in North Little Rock, Arkansas for passionate Cosplayers, Comic fanatics, obsessed Gamers, and extreme Anime lovers from all over the United States. It’s a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented Cosplayers, writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types. So Come enjoy the fun.

SPECIAL GUESTS
CIG & GEORGE from the SYFY TV show “FACEOFF” (Actors / Special EFX Make up Artists)
ROBERT AXELROD (TV, Film, & Voice Actor – Power Rangers, Digimon, Transformers, and more!)
KATELYNN BARR (Voice Actor – Sentai Filmworks/FUNimation)
DAVID WALD (Sentai Filmworks / FUNimation)
NOFLUTTER (Professional Artist)
JOSHUA MONROE from the SYFY TV show “COSPLAY MELEE” (Feature Cosplayer)
ALISHA RISEN-KENT (Book Author)
POKEDOC STEVE SHOW (Youtube Show)
KEYS DAN (Event D.J.)
DAPPER DEADP00L (Cosplay Auctioner)
& More

(From https://www.thecosplaycon.com/)

Locations:
FRIDAY NOV. 17 | 3:00PM – 9:00PM
THE ARKANSAS REGIONAL INNOVATION HUB – 201 E. Broadway St., North Little Rock, AR

SATURDAY NOV. 18 | 11:00AM – 10:00PM
Verizon Arena, 1 Verizon Arena Way, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114

ComiCon-way Nov 3-5, 2017 (AR)

Posted on August 31, 2017
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ComiCon-way
Location: Conway Expo Center & Fairgrounds, 2505 East Oak Street, Conway, AR 72032
Start Date: 2017-11-03
Start Time: 14:00
End Date: 2017-11-05
End Time: 17:00
Visit Website: http://comicon-way.com
Description: ComiCon-way is Arkansas’ premier comic, sci-fi, anime, and gaming convention. ComiCon-way is presented by the Faulkner County Library. ComiCon-way will be held at the Faulkner County Library Friday, November 3rd and at the Conway Expo Center November 4th and 5th. Admission is only $5 for the weekend and $3 for Sunday only. Attendees under 12 are free.

Guests:
Phil Ortiz
Arthur Suydam
Eric Wile
Alan Harris
Jason Metcalf
Van Jensen
Tom Cook
Howard Mackie
Tom Lyle
Aaron Kuder
Jeremy Haun
Jamie Tyndall
Dusty Higgins
John Lucas
Mike Curtis
Dennis Calero

Arkansas Comic Con Sep 9-10, 2017 (AR)

Posted on August 31, 2017
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Arkansas Comic Con
Location: Statehouse Convention Center, 101 E Markham St. Little Rock, AR 72201
Start Date: 2017-09-09
Start Time: 10:00
End Date: 2017-09-10
End Time: 17:00
Visit Website: https://arkansascomiccon.com/
Description: Arkansas Comic Con is a two day event being held at the Statehouse Convention Center and will bring together a diverse list of guests, vendors, artists, and fan groups, in an affordable, family friendly environment.

(From https://arkansascomiccon.com/)

Guests:
Ernie Hudson
Walter Jones
Austin St. John
David Della Rocco
Ernie Reyes Jr.
Vernon Wells
Jake “The Snake” Roberts
Chuck Huber
David Ankrum
John Morton
Tamara Glynn
David J. Fielding
Josef ‘Joe’ Rubinstein
Tim Lattie
Brian Steward
Jessica von Braun
& More

Konsplosion Sep 29 – Oct 1, 2017 (AR)

Posted on August 31, 2017
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Konsplosion
Location: Fort Smith Convention Center, 55 S Seventh Ave Fort Smith, AR 72916
Start Date: 2017-09-29
Start Time: 14:00
End Date: 2017-10-01
End Time: 17:00
Visit Website: http://konsplosion.com
Description: Konsplosion! is an all-encompassing, multi-genre convention that combines Comics, Sci-Fi, Anime, Gaming, Pop Culture, and more! Konsplosion will be held Friday through Sunday, September 29 – October 1, 2017 at the Fort Smith Convention Center.

Guests:
Michael Copon
“Ryngs” (aka: Odis Holcomb)
Bound by Fire
& More

 

Spa-Con Sep 22-24, 2017 (AR)

Posted on August 31, 2017
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Spa-Con
Location: Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd Hot Springs, AR 71901
Start Date: 2017-09-22
Start Time: 14:00
End Date: 2017-09-24
End Time: 17:00
Visit Website: http://spa-con.org
Description: Spa-Con lands in the Spa City September 22nd – 24th at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Celebrity guests include Shannon Purser aka Barb from Stranger Things and Twin Peaks celebs!
Come out and celebrate your love of comics, science fiction, anime, cosplay, gaming, pop-culture, and entertainment.
Spa-Con is a full-fledged comic convention complete with celebrity guests, vendors selling their wares, comic book artists, panel discussions featuring special guests, cosplayers, and so much more.

Guests:
Sheryl Lee
Sherilyn Fenn
Shannon Purser
David Lasky
Gustav Carlson
John Lucas
Joshua W. Cotter
Kelly Williams
Kody Sandwich
Pat Moriarity
and More!

 

LR Paper Airplane Festival Sep 9, 2017 (AR)

Posted on August 30, 2017
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Little Rock Paper Airplane Festival
Location: Clinton Presidential Park, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, AR
Date: 2017-09-09
Start Time: 11:00
End Time: 14:30
Visit Website: http://www.lrpaperairplane.com
Description: Do you love airplanes? Think you can create a great paper airplane? Here’s your chance to show off your skills!

The Little Rock Paper Airplane Festival is a fun, family-friendly event for kids (and adults) of all ages who will compete to see who can create the perfect paper airplane.

The event will be highlighted by competitions for distance and hang time. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age division (6yo-and-under, 7yo-12yo, 13yo-18yo, and Adult).

The event is FREE to attend and $20 to participate in the paper airplane competitions. The registration fee increases to $25 on the day of the event.

Food trucks will be on hand to sell food.

See you on the runway!

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