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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.

Guests:
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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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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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/)

River City Comic Expo Aug 29, 2015 (AR)

Posted on February 4, 2015
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River City Comic Expo
Location: Statehouse Convention Center, 101 East Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72201
Date: 2015-08-29
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 17:00
Visit Website: http://rivercitycomicexpo.com/
Description: River City Comic Expo will be at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, AR on August 29, 2015.

Guests TBA

Little Rock Drupal Users Group Feb 5, 2015 (AR)

Posted on February 2, 2015
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Little Rock Drupal Users Group
Location: Few Coworking Space, 220 W. 6th St. Ste. A, Little Rock, AR
Date: 2015-02-05
Start Time: 17:30
Visit Website: http://www.meetup.com/LittleRockDrupal/events/198943602/
Description: Little Rock Drupal Meetup meets on FIRST THURSDAYS every month at 5:30pm at the Few headquarters.

This week we will be hearing from Tina about her ZUNI Learning Tree project that is built on Drupal. She’s going to present the project’s vision, progress, and challenges.

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

You can enter through back door of the building. Walk up the metal staircase, walk down the short hallway, turn right and Few is the last door on the left.

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

(from http://www.meetup.com/LittleRockDrupal/events/198943602/)

Star Trek Wrath Of Khan at Riverdale 10 Feb 10, 2015 (AR)

Posted on February 2, 2015
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Star Trek Wrath of Khan at Riverdale 10
Location: Riverdale 10 Cinema, 2600 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR 72202
Date: 2015-02-10
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00
Visit Website: http://www.riverdale10.com/index.cfm?p=movie&id=Star_Trek_II_The_Wrath_of_Khan_1982
Description: One showing only at the Riverdale 10 in Little Rock, AR. Only $5.
Part of the 2015 Classic Movie Series.

About Star Trek The Wrath of Khan:
With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using his son’s life-generating device, the Genesis Device, as the ultimate weapon.

Doctor Who Society meeting Feb 25, 2015 (AR)

Posted on January 29, 2015
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McMath Library Doctor Who Society meeting
Location: Sidney S. McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Road, Little Rock, AR 72204
Date: 2015-02-25
Start Time: 18:30
End Time: 20:00
Visit Website: http://www.cals.lib.ar.us/events/default.aspx?id=11387
Description: Join fellow Whovians for this informal discussion on all things Doctor Who! New members always welcome.

(From http://www.cals.lib.ar.us/events/default.aspx?id=11387)

Eureka Springs Day of the Dead Parade Nov 1, 2015 (AR)

Posted on January 29, 2015
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Eureka Springs Day of the Dead Parade & Zombie Crawl
Location: Eureka Springs Public Library, 194 Spring St., Eureka Springs, AR
Date: 2015-11-01
Start Time: 17:00
Visit Website: http://eurekaspringszombiecrawl.com/
Description: The 4TH ANNUAL Eureka Springs Day of the Dead Parade & Zombie Crawl will begin its slow descent in front of the Public Library on Spring Street and end at the City Auditorium. A creeping parade procession of funeral hearses, doomsday vehicles, and post-mortem street performers will lead the hungry horde of the undead. Zombies should line up at the library; vehicles and floats line up at the bottom of Hillside Avenue.

Cost: Two cans of food per person.

(from http://eurekaspringszombiecrawl.com/)

MAKE Resolutions Jan 30, 2015 (AR)

Posted on January 29, 2015
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MAKE Resolutions at The Launch Pad

Location: Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, 201 East Broadway, North Little Rock, AR 72114
Date: 2015-01-30
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00
Visit Website: http://arhub.org/events/MAKE-resolutions
Description: Join us for our first make event of the year! $10 per person. Food and drinks will be provided.

Our first MAKE event is MAKE Resolutions. This will be a first glimpse at the sort of offerings we will have at The Launch Pad. Many of our core Makers will be on hand to demonstrate our equipment and to show off some of their own projects. It’s a cross between science fair and show and tell for grown ups (kids, too).

Here’s a few projects you will be able to see:
CARL bots
Quad copters, custom RC planes, and a flight simulator
Raspberry Pi video games
Arduino programming
Soldering mini project
3d printing projects
Laser cutting projects

Eureka Springs Zombie Tag Mar 28, 2015 (AR)

Posted on January 29, 2015
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Eureka Springs Zombie Tag
Location: Lake Leatherwood City Park, 1303 County Road 204, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Date: 2015-03-28
Start Time: 12:00
Visit Website: http://eurekaspringszombietag.com/
Description: Forget the walking dead…watch out for the running dead! The Eureka Springs Zombie Invasion invites humans of all ages to once again be chased by zombies at the Third Annual Zombie Tag at Lake Leatherwood on Saturday, March 28, 2015. This popular outdoor family adventure attracts over 100 “human” players each year, some driving hundreds of miles to participate. This year, players will be organized into “platoons” and be sent on special survival missions throughout the park, showcasing many of Lake Leatherwood’s unique features and extensive trail system. Along the way, watch out for hungry zombies trying to grab your “life tags” – similar to flag football.

Zombie Tag 2015 is a NO CONTACT event, and NO WEAPONS are allowed, so please leave your Nerf guns and marshmallow shooters at home for this event. Instead of weapons, special anti-zombie marshmallows will be provided, and human players can throw them by hand to “stun” their undead attackers. No other physical contact, or contraband ammunition, is allowed. Although injuries from hand-tossed marshmallows are pretty unlikely, it is still recommended that all players wear eye protection (safety glasses or goggles), just in case. Each player that brings two cans of food for the Flint Street Food Bank will also receive an “Extra Life” tag to be used in the game (limit one per person).

Please visit EurekaZombieTag.com for more information. Tickets will be available online starting on February 1, 2015 for $10 per player, and are expected to sell out quickly.

Texarkana Renaissance Faire Sep 26, 2015 (AR)

Posted on January 28, 2015
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Texarkana Renaissance Faire
Location: Four States Fair Grounds, 3700 E 50th Street, Texarkana, AR 71854
Date: 2015-09-26
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 19:00
Visit Website: http://texarkanarenfaire.blogspot.com/
Description: 4th Annual Texarkana Renaissance Faire
September 26-27, 2015
Saturday – Sunday 10am-7pm

Four States Fair Grounds
3700 E 50th Street
Texarkana, AR 71854

Admission
Adults – $10
Youth, 5-12 – $5
Children 4 and under – FREE

StarBase McMath meeting Feb 18, 2015 (AR)

Posted on January 28, 2015
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StarBase McMath meeting
Location: Sidney S. McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Road, Little Rock, AR 72204
Date: 2014-02-25
Start Time: 18:30
End Time: 20:00
Visit Website: http://www.cals.lib.ar.us/events/default.aspx?id=11386
Description: A fun and informal club for all things Star Trek. From the Original Series to the new movies, join your fellow Trekkies for some great discussion. New members are always welcome.

Raspberry Pi Bake-Off Mar 14, 2015 (AR)

Posted on January 28, 2015
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Raspberry Pi Bake-Off
Location: Launch Pad/Arkansas Innovation Hub, 201 East Broadway, North Little Rock, AR 72114
Date: 2015-03-14
Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 12:00
Visit Website: http://pi.arkgeeks.com/bakeoff
Description: The Raspberry Pi Bake-Off is an annual event, held each Pi Day (March 14th), designed to showcase amazing projects created using the affordable and versatile Raspberry Pi, a $35 credit card-sized teaching computer.

Students, makers, and creatives are invited to bring their Raspberry Pi creations to the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub on Saturday, March 14th, 2015, from 9 AM until Noon to compete for prizes, prestige, and – most importantly – bragging rights!

In addition to the project competition, workshops and labs will be held for people just getting started with the Raspberry Pi and those interested in learning how to get the most out of their Raspberry Pi creations.

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