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Arrr! Be talkin’ like a Pirate today.

Posted on September 19, 2014
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International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon, U.S., who proclaimed 19th September each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with “Hello,” but with “Ahoy, matey!” The holiday, and its observance, springs from a romanticized view of the Golden Age of Piracy.

(From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day)

Eureka Springs Zombie Invasion Sep 19, 2014 (AR)

Posted on September 18, 2014
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Eureka Springs Zombie Invasion (AR)
Location: Basin Park, 12 Spring St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Date: 2014-09-19
Start Time: 17:00
End Time: 20:00
Visit Website: http://eurekazombies.com/
Description: Do you have what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse? Assemble your team, head down to the Basin Park in downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas and find out! On Friday, Sep. 19, the Eureka Springs Zombie Invasion (EZOMB) and the Eureka Springs Downtown Network bring you ZOMBIES IN THE PARK, a family-friendly evening of ghoulish games, morbid music, creepy crafts, and a brand new… ZOMBIE SCAVENGER HUNT!

See website for more details.

 

Star Wars: A New Hope Sep 9, 2014 (AR)

Posted on September 8, 2014
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Star Wars: A New Hope
Location: Riverdale 10 Cinema, 2600 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR 72202
Date: 2014-09-09
Start Time: 19:00 & 21:15
Visit Website: http://www.riverdale10.com/index.cfm?p=movie&id=Star_Wars_Episode_IV__A_New_Hope
Description: Star Wars A New Hope (Episode IV) is showing at the Riverdale 10 Cinema in Little Rock, AR at 7:00pm & 9:15pm on Tuesday September 9th, 2014.

Conway Geek Breakfast Sep 25, 2014 (AR)

Posted on August 28, 2014
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Conway Geek Breakfast (AR)
Location: Bob’s Grill, 1112 Oak Street, Conway, Arkansas 72032
Date: 2014-09-25
Start Time: 07:00
End Time: 08:00
Visit Website: https://twitter.com/ConwayGeek
Description: Attendees congregate monthly over bacon, eggs and coffee to discuss social media, digital marketing, design, programming, and ways to better their communities.

 

Dallas Fan Days Oct 17-19, 2014 (TX)

Posted on August 26, 2014
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Dallas Fan Days
Location: Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 West Las Colinas Blvd Irving, TX
Start Date: 2014-10-17
Start Time: 12:00
End Date: 2014-10-19
End Time: 17:00
Visit Website: http://dallascomiccon.com/
Description: Dallas Comic Con returns with Fan Days, October 17-19 in Irving www.DallasComicCon.com
Dallas Fan Days is a playground for people of all ages who are interested in any, or all, of the 5 genres DCC has to offer. Each event has its own schedule of activities unique to its industry (schedules will be made available under each event) including, but not limited to; gaming tournaments, question and answer sessions with the hottest guests in their industry, artists competition (“Sketching Duels”), workshops like special effects/make-up, portfolio reviews, a masquerade (where people dress up as their favorite character) and much more! If that isn’t enough for your senses, there are also exhibits from major companies showcasing their latest products and the largest retailer area of its kind where you can buy that limited edition item or that something special you’ve always wanted. These are just some reasons why DCC is celebrating its 20th year and is the largest event of its kind in Texas! Come experience it for yourself!

Guests:
ALEX KINGSTON – DOCTOR WHO
ELIJAH WOOD – LORD OF THE RINGS, SIN CITY
DAVE BATISTA – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, WWE SUPERSTAR
ADAM WEST – BATMAN, FAMILY GUY
BURT WARD – BATMAN
JAMES & OLIVER PHELPS – HARRY POTTER FILMS
JAMES HONG – BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, BLADE RUNNER
JOHN RHYS DAVIES – INDIANA JONES FILMS & SLIDERS
KAREN ALLEN – INDIANA JONES FILMS
KE HUY QUAN – INDIANA JONES and THE TEMPLE OF DOOM, THE GOONIES

 

RiffTrax Live – Anaconda Oct 30, 2014 (AR)

Posted on August 26, 2014
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RiffTrax Live – Anaconda
Location: See Description for Theaters
Date: 2014-10-30
Start Time: 19:00
Visit Website: http://www.rifftrax.com/anaconda
Description: Just in time for Halloween, RiffTrax Live is back with a riff that will take your breath away… If you can’t breathe, you can’t laugh!

Fathom Events and RiffTrax.com® are excited to bring indisputably the best digital snake movie of 1997, Anaconda, back to the big screen for a LIVE riff on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. CT, followed by a special re-broadcast on Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. (local time).

This special two-night event will be your only chance to see the guys riff this reptilian gem on the big screen (it will not be coming out on VOD), so get your tickets now!

(From: http://www.fathomevents.com/event/rifftrax-live-anaconda/more-info/details)

Ghostbusters 30th Anniv. Aug, 29, 2014 (AR)

Posted on August 25, 2014
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Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary
Location: See Description for Theaters
Date: 2014-08-29
Start Time: 11:00
End Time: 23:59
Visit Website: http://www.fandango.com/ghostbusters30thanniversary_175021/movieoverview
Description: To celebrate the 30th anniversary, the original 1984 film has been restored and remastered in 4K and will be returning to the big screen, in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement starting August 29 (Labor Day weekend).

(From: http://www.fandango.com/ghostbusters30thanniversary_175021/movieoverview)

Theaters:
Rave Cinemas Colonel Glenn 18 + Xtreme – Little Rock, AR
Regal McCain Mall Stadium 12 & RPX, North Little Rock, AR
Cinemark Towne Centre and XD, Conway, AR
Malco Razorback Cinema, Fayetteville, AR

Science After Dark Aug 27, 2014 (AR)

Posted on August 25, 2014
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Science After Dark
Location: Museum of Discovery, 500 President Clinton Avenue, Suite 150, Little Rock, AR
Date: 2014-08-27
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 20:00
Visit Website: https://www.museumofdiscovery.org/events/science-after-dark-4
Description: Take me out to the ballgame and Science after Dark at the Museum of Discovery! We have some amazing partners for this month’s topic, the science of baseball, including:

Arkansas Travelers who will have a pitching machine that throws a 90 mph curve ball. Mascots Ace and Otey will also be there!

Hillcrest Artisan Meats will discuss the science of some of our favorite ballpark foods such as hot dogs.

University of Central Arkansas’s Physics Club will explain the physics of baseball.

Damgoode Pies will sell pizza by the slice (benefitting the museum) and will also have a special ballpark pizza!

Stone’s Throw Brewing will sell beer.

Juanita’s Cantina will sell cocktails.

Science After Dark: The Science of Baseball is on Wednesday, August 27 from 6-8 p.m. for those 21 and up. Admission is $5 or free for museum members.

(From : http://www.facebook.com/scienceafterdark)

 

MidSouthCon Mar 20-22, 2015 (TN)

Posted on August 25, 2014
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MidSouthCon
Location: Hilton Memphis Hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Boulevard, Memphis, TN
Start Date: 2015-03-20
End Date: 2015-03-22
Visit Website: http://www.midsouthcon.org/
Description: MidSouthCon is a regional Science Fiction, Science, Comics, Costuming, Anime, and Gaming Convention with over 1200 attendees and 100+ authors, publisher, scholars, artists and other guests. There will be over 150 hours of multi-tracked programming and over 200 gaming events.

Guests:
Cory Doctorow, Author Guest of Honor
Melissa Gay, Artist Guest of Honor
Ethan Van Sciver, Comic Guest of Honor
Dragon Dronet, Costuming/Media Guest of Honor
Elizabeth Donald, Editor Guest of Honor
Shane Hensley, Gaming Guest of Honor
Ethan Siegel, Science Guest of Honor

 

AnimeCon Arkansas March 7-8, 2015 (AR)

Posted on August 25, 2014
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AnimeCon Arkansas
Location: Marriott Hotel, 3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR
Start Date: 2015-03-07
End Date: 2015-03-08
Visit Website: http://www.animeconarkansas.com/
Description: Second annual Anime Convention in Little Rock, AR

A celebration of geeky stuff, art, music, and everything else beautiful.

http://www.animeconarkansas.com/

Amazeum Tinkerfest Oct 4, 2014 (AR)

Posted on August 19, 2014
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Amazeum Tinkerfest
Location: Old High Middle School, 406 NW 2nd St, Bentonville, AR
Date: 2014-10-04
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 15:00
Visit Website: http://www.amazeum.org/events/tinkerfest/
Description: What is Tinkerfest?
In cooperation with the Arkansas Discovery Network and “makers” from around the region, the Amazeum is proud to announce our inaugural Tinkerfest to be held 10am – 3pm, Saturday October 4th, 2014 at Old High Middle School in Bentonville.

Tinkerfest is a one-day festival that celebrates the creative, curious, and innovative spirit in all of us. The Amazeum is bringing together makers, artists, and tinkerers to showcase their work while inviting attendees of all ages to join in the DIY (do it yourself) fun. Tinkerfest brings technology together with craftspeople, educators, families, and artists to learn from each other. Whether you are a beginner or an avid tinkerer, Tinkerfest is a great family activity where all can experiment and learn things together.

When is Tinkerfest?
Saturday, October 4, 2014
10am-3pm

But the Amazeum facility is still under construction, so where is Tinkerfest being held?
Old High Middle School
406 NW 2nd St, Bentonville, AR 72712

How can I learn more? or Sign me up!
To learn more about Amazeum’s Tinkerfest 2014 or to sign up to participate as a maker/tinkerer go to: (sign up prior to August 25th)

Participation Form – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lN_MVfIJaCbbAxw6twVf0Bt7bf7BC2I63ruRHaubC5w/viewform

Tinkerfest Website – http://www.amazeum.org/events/tinkerfest/

Facebook Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/749283611798174/

 

Memphis Comic Expo Sep 13, 2014 (TN)

Posted on August 19, 2014
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Memphis Comic Expo
Location: Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis, TN
Date: 2014-09-13
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 17:00
Visit Website: http://www.memphiscomicexpo.com
Description: Memphis Comic Expo is being held on September 13, 2014 at the Agricenter in Memphis, TN

Guests:
Darick W. Roberston
Jim Mahfood
Benito Cereno
Kate Leth
Brian Hurtt
Ian McGinty
Jenny Frison
Jerry “The King” O’neil Lawler
Mitch Foust
John “MastaJWood” Wooard
Lin Workman
Dean Zachary
Chris Haley
Mike Norton
John Lucas
and more.

 

Little Rock MongoDB User Group meeting Aug 28, 2014 (AR)

Posted on August 18, 2014
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Little Rock MongoDB User Group meeting
Location: Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce 200 E Markham St, Little Rock, AR
Date: 2014-08-28
Start Time: 17:30
Visit Website: http://www.meetup.com/Little-Rock-MongoDB-User-Group/
Description: Monthly Mongo Meetup. If you are interested in nosql databases, Mongo is the perfect database to start with.

 

Little Rock Drupal Meetup Sep 9, 2014 (AR)

Posted on August 18, 2014
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Little Rock Drupal Meetup 
Location: Few Coworking Space, 6th Street, Little Rock, AR
Date: 2014-09-04
Start Time: 17:30
Visit Website: http://www.meetup.com/LittleRockDrupal/
Description: Little Rock Drupal Meetup meets on FIRST THURSDAYS every month at 5:30pm at the Few headquarters.

Note the new location!

Few Coworking Space above Lulav and EJ’s
6th Street between Center and Louis
Little Rock, AR

Enter through the door by Lulav, walk up the stairs, and turn left.

Few (http://www.few.io) is a coworking space so be sure to bring your own food and drink!

Bring your questions about Drupal and/or come share your knowledge about Drupal. Connect with other Drupal users in central Arkansas.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/littlerockdrupal
https://twitter.com/lrdrupal

(from: http://www.meetup.com/LittleRockDrupal/events/172343592/)

 

RiffTrax – Godzilla Aug 19, 2014 (AR)

Posted on August 18, 2014
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RiffTrax Live – Godzilla 1998 (Encore showng)
Location: Multiple Theaters, See Description
Date: 2014-08-19
Start Time: 19:00
Visit Website: http://www.fathomevents.com/event/rifftrax-live-godzilla
Description: Fathom Events, Sony Pictures and RiffTrax.com® are thrilled to bring Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of RiffTrax.com back to select cinemas nationwide on Tuesday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. (local time) for a hilarious never-before-seen take on, Godzilla – yeah… the one with Matthew Broderick. (This is an encore showing of the Aug 14 Live show.)

The guys have been eagerly awaiting their chance to riff it, so don’t miss out as this two-night event will be your only chance to see their wisecracking commentary on the big screen.

(from http://www.fathomevents.com/event/rifftrax-live-godzilla/more-info/details)

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

 

 

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