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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/)

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

Buy tickets here:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-little-rock-mini-maker-faire-2015-tickets-16113809839?ref=ebtnebtckt

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

Schedule:
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.

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

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