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SBC Anime Festival July 11, 2015 (LA)

Posted on July 10, 2015
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SBC Anime Festival
Location: Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Rd. Bossier City, LA 71111
Date: 2015-07-11
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 19:00
Visit Website: http://sbcanime.com
Description: SBC Anime Festival is a one day event being held at the Bossier Civic Center to celebrate anime and manga, as well as general pop culture and animation, while bringing together a diverse list of guests, vendors, artists, and fan groups, in an affordable, family friendly environment.

Bossier Civic Center
620 Benton Rd.
Bossier City, LA 71111
July 11, 2015
10:00 AM until 7:00 PM
$10 admission

Create It Con July 11, 2015 (AR)

Posted on July 8, 2015
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Create It Con
Location: Rogers Public Library
Date: 2015-07-11
Visit Website: https://www.facebook.com/creatitcon
Description: Create It Con is a faire for creators, tinkerers, makers, builders, bakers, painters, engineers and anyone that like to CREATE AWESOME THINGS.

Rifftrax Live – Sharknado 2 July 9, 2015 (AR)

Posted on July 8, 2015
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Rifftrax Live – Sharknado 2 The Second One
Location: See Description for Theaters
Date: 2015-07-09
Start Time: 19:00
Visit Website: http://www.fathomevents.com/event/rifftrax-live-sharknado-2-the-second-one/more-info/details
Description: Following the success of RiffTrax Live: Sharknado in 2014, the internal shark chainsawer Ian Ziering is back! This time the titular weather event hits the city of New York, right as all the gruff and busy inhabitants are trying to walk, over here! And no famous landmark is safe from their wrath, including perennially grumpy New Yorker Judd Hirsch.

Don’t miss your chance to see Mike, Kevin and Bill in cinemas nationwide as they button up their raincoats and go headlong into Sharknado 2: The Second One.

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

TEDxMarkhamSt July 24, 2015 (AR)

Posted on July 8, 2015
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Location: CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201
Date: 2015-07-24
Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 22:00
Visit Website: http://www.tedxmarkhamst.org/
Description: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

When and where will TEDxMarkhamSt take place this year?
TEDxMarkhamSt will take place on July 24th, 2015.

Tokyo In Tulsa July 17-19, 2015 (OK)

Posted on July 7, 2015
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Tokyo In Tulsa
Location: Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK 74103
Start Date: 2015-07-17
End Date: 2015-07-19
Visit Website: http://tokyointulsa.com/
Description: Tokyo In Tulsa is a Japanese and Pop Culture convention centered on Japanese Animation. We also showcase music, creative art and writing, gaming (both video and table top) and fashion.

Anime Blues Con July 10-12, 2015 (TN)

Posted on July 7, 2015
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Anime Blues Con 
Location: Cook Convention Center, 255 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
Start Date: 2015-07-10
End Date: 2015-07-12
Visit Website: http://www.animeblues.com/
Description: Anime Blues Con is dedicated to the arts and cultures of all things Asian and anime related while also offering programs for our comic and fantasy attendees to enjoy.

Anime Blues Con 4 welcomed over 3300 fans and welcomed several special guests. This year for Anime Blues Con 5 we welcome Brina Palencia, Garry Chalk, Samurai Dan & Jillian, Trevor Devall, Vic Mignogna, Vitamin H Productions, Todd Haberkorn, and many more!

(from https://www.facebook.com/animeblues/info?tab=page_info)

NLR Mini Maker Faire May 2, 2015 (AR)

Posted on April 8, 2015
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North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire
Location: Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, 201 East Broadway, North Little Rock, AR 72114
Date: 2015-05-02
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 18:00
Visit Website: http://makerfairenlr.com/
Description: WHAT IS IT?
The North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire is a one day exhibition of creative making. Think of North Little Rock Maker Faire as a local version of Maker Faire Bay Area or World Maker Faire New York, two yearly exhibitions organized by Make Magazine. North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire is one of over 100 “mini” faires around the globe, organized by local grassroots makers.

North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire will host exhibitors, vendors, workshop teachers, panelists and performers from around the region. The faire will take place at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, using its indoor space and the adjacent field.
(from http://makerfairenlr.com/)

Early Bird: $8 (Ends April 25)
General Admission: $10

Buy tickets here:

Conway Geek Breakfast Apr 30, 2015 (AR)

Posted on April 8, 2015
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Conway Geek Breakfast
Location: Bob’s Grill & Cafeteria, 1112 W Oak St, Conway, AR 72032
Date: 2015-04-30
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.

Little Rock Geek Breakfast Apr 9, 2015 (AR)

Posted on April 7, 2015
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Little Rock Geek Breakfast
Location: Mugs Cafe, 515 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
Date: 2015-04-09
Start Time: 07:00
End Time: 08:00
Visit Website: https://twitter.com/LittleRockGeek
Description: Each month attendees congregate over bacon, eggs and plenty of coffee to discuss topics like social media, digital marketing, design, & programming.

ArkansasDev Hackathon Apr 18, 2015 (AR)

Posted on April 7, 2015
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ArkansasDev Hackathon 
Location: The Venture Center, 107 East Markham Street, Little Rock, AR
Date: 2015-04-18
Start Time: 11:00
End Time: 19:00
Visit Website: http://www.arkansasdev.com/
Description: ArkansasDev is having it’s second Hackathon on April 18, 2015.

What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects.
(From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackathon)

Register here: http://www.arkansasdev.com/registrants/new

11 AM – 12 PM : Introductions and settling into the building.
12 PM – 3 PM : Work on your own projects. Explore the projects of others.
3 PM – 6 PM : Presentations on varying tech subjects. Feel free to continue work.
6 PM – 7 PM : In this last hour, we will open the floor to those who wish to share what they built.
NOTE: This is an informal event, so come and go as you please.

GlitchCon Jul 31 – Aug 2, 2015 (AR)

Posted on February 20, 2015
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Location: Springdale Holiday Inn, 1500 South 48th Street Springdale, AR 72762
Start Date: 2015-07-31
End Date: 2015-08-02
Visit Website: http://glitchcon.com 
Description: GlitchCon features multiple genres of fandom including (but not limited to) Sci-Fi, Video Gaming, Table Top Gaming, LARP, Collectible Card Gaming, Anime, Steampunk, Meme Fandom, Nerdtronica, Comics, American Anime, and the list goes on as far as the imagination can see. We welcome all creative fandoms whether you’re a Trekkie, a Star Wars fan, an Avid FPS Gamer, a D&D aficionado, a Magic: The Gathering Gamer, a Naruto fan, or a Cosplay artist.

Memphis Comic and Fantasy Con Nov 20-22, 2015 (TN)

Posted on February 12, 2015
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Memphis CFCMemphis Comic and Fantasy Convention
Location: Hilton Memphis 939 Ridge Lake Boulevard, Memphis, TN
Start Date: 2015-11-20
End Date: 2015-11-22
Visit Website: http://memphiscfc.com/
Description: A three day celebration of super heroes, science fiction, and fantasy. November 20-22, 2015 at Hilton Memphis.

John de Lancie
J Michael Tatum
Jerry Lawler
Santiago Cirilo
Marquel Skinner

Ark-La-Tex Comic Con Sep 5-6, 2015 (TX)

Posted on February 10, 2015
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Location: Texarkana Convention Center,‎ 4610 Cowhorn Creek Rd Texarkana, TX 75503
Start Date: 2015-09-05
Start Time: 10:00
End Date: 2015-09-06
End Time: 17:00
Visit Website: http://www.arklatexcomiccon.org/
Description: The Fifth Annual Ark-La-Tex Comic Con will be held at the Texarkana Convention Center in Texarkana Texas.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ark-La-Tex-Comic-Con/450896871590585

(The website for Ark-La-Tex Comic Con is currently under construction)

MAKE Love at The Launch Pad Feb 13, 2015 (AR)

Posted on February 10, 2015
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love-feb-2015MAKE Love at The Launch Pad
Location: The Launch Pad/Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, 201 East Broadway, North Little Rock, AR 72114
Date: 2015-02-13
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00
Visit Website: http://www.arhub.org/events/MAKE-love
Description: Ahhh yeah baby… is that Marvin Gaye I hear playing on the bluetooth enabled Raspberry Pi Juke-Box? Uh-huh… you know what that means!? It’s time to MAKE Love, so let’s warm up the laser cutter, yeah… cause we are gonna do some engraving. And after we kick the 3D Printer into high gear, and make those sweet, sweet chocolates… you know the ones, cast in our custom made chocolate molds. We are gonna sit back, have a glass of chardonnay and I can give you that thing you’ve been waiting for… yeah, you know… the laser cut gift box and LED decorated valentines card I made for you.

Join us for MAKE Love! $20 per person. Wine and chocolates will be provided.

(From http://www.arhub.org/events/MAKE-love ) Part of the MAKE series of events held at the Launch Pad.

Little Rock .Net User Group Feb 10, 2015 (AR)

Posted on February 4, 2015
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561959_432524636796229_932977841_nLittle Rock .Net User Group
Location: The Launch Pad/Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, 201 East Broadway, North Little Rock, AR 72114
Date: 2015-02-10
Start Time: 17:30
End Time: 19:30
Visit Website: http://lrdnug.org/
Description: Web Performance: Past, Present, and Future

About the Topic:
Performance is an ever growing topic among design and development communities. Everyone is striving to create a UX/UI that’s both fast and user friendly. However, with page sizes growing each year, how can we ensure that our projects are at peek performance for our users? In this presentation, we take an interactive look at how performance has been measured in the past, what performance measuring tools are available to us today, and dive into how we should measure UX and performance as we move forward in our ever growing field. We’ll also look at how our project’s UX and performance can be determined by some current and upcoming Javascript features.

(from http://lrdnug.org/)

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