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Geekinomicon Sep 2-4, 2016 (OK)

Posted on May 6, 2016
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Geekinomicon (OK)
Location: Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City, OK, 73102
Start Date: 2016-09-02
End Date: 2016-09-04
Visit Website: http://geekinomicon.com
Description: Geekinomicon, the multi-genre Convention, is coming to Oklahoma City, OK on Sep 2-4, 2016.

Guests:
Felix Silla
Greg Grunberg
Sylvester McCoy
Claudia Christian
Tate Steinsiek
John Noble
Vincent M Ward
Yee Jee Tso
Glenn Morshower
Vernon Wells
Daphne Asbrook
Virginia Hey
Cas Anvar
Adam Howard
Simon Fisher-Becker
Miltos Yerolemou

USS Blackstone meeting May 10, 2016 (AR)

Posted on May 5, 2016
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USS Blackstone Star Trek Fan Club meeting
Location: Books-A-Millon, 2747 Lakewood Village Dr, North Little Rock, AR 72116
Date: 2016-05-10
Start Time: 19:00
Visit Website: https://facebook.com/groups/1532729603621937?view=permalink&id=1787452684816293
Description: The USS Blackstone, a Starfleet International Star Trek fan group, is meeting at the North Little Rock Books-A-Million on May 10, 2016. You do not need to be a member of SFI to attend.

Arkansas Anime Festival May 27-29, 2016 (AR)

Posted on May 5, 2016
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A2FArkansas Anime Festival
Location: Holiday Inn Convention Center, 1500 S 48th St, Springdale, AR 72762
Start Date: 2016-05-27
End Date: 2016-05-29
Visit Website: http://arkansasanimefestival.com
Description: A2F will be having it’s next Anime Convention on May 27-29, 2016 that the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale, AR

Star Wars Night at the AR Travelers May 5, 2016 (AR)

Posted on May 5, 2016
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Star Wars Night at the AR Travelers
Location: Dickey-Stephens Park 400 W. Broadway Ave North Little Rock, AR 72114
Date: 2016-05-05
Start Time: 18:10
End Time: 22:00
Visit Website: http://www.milb.com/promotions/index.jsp?sid=t574#May
Description: The Force is strong at Dickey-Stephens Park! Join the 501 Legion and Lucas Films for STAR WARS theme night. All droids and wookies welcome. Gates open at 6:10 p.m. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m

Star Base McMath meeting May 18, 2016 (AR)

Posted on April 30, 2016
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Star Base McMath meeting
Location: McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Road, Little Rock, AR
Date: 2016-05-18
Start Time: 18:30
End Time: 20:00
Visit Website: http://facebook.com/groups/214699345356710
Description: Monthly meeting of the Star Trek appreciation club, Star Base McMath.

Meetings are every 3rd Wednesday at 6:30 PM at the McMath Library in Little Rock, AR

Free Comic Book Day May 7, 2016 (AR)

Posted on April 29, 2016
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Free Comic Book Day
Location: Various Comic Book Stores around the Nation (see link below)
Date: 2016-05-07
Start Time: 08:00
End Time: 20:00
Visit Website: http://www.freecomicbookday.com
Description: Don’t forget to go by your favorite comic book store and get your free comic books. Don’t know who’s participating? Find one using the locator at http://www.freecomicbookday.com/storelocator

RiffTrax Live Time Chasers May 5, 2016 (AR)

Posted on April 29, 2016
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RiffTrax Live – Time Chasers
Location: See Description for Theaters
Date: 2016-05-05
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00
Description: A LIVE never-before-seen riffing on the sci-fi cult “classic” Time Chasers, from the Tennessee Performing Arts Center James K. Polk Theater in Nashville, TN.

Fathom Events and RiffTrax.com® are excited to bring Time Chasers to the big screen for a LIVE riff on Thursday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m. CT/ 7:00 p.m., followed by a special re-broadcast on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. (local time).

The guys who make movies funny, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, revisit one of the most beloved and oft-quoted films of the MST3K era, Time Chasers, the story of a man named Nick who turns his airplane into a time machine with the aid of his beloved Commodore 64. With it he woos the woman of his dreams, despite the fact that he doesn’t own a car and his wardrobe consists only of a pair of jeans and a threadbare t-shirt from Castleton State College. The two run afoul of GenCorp, an evil mega-corporation run out of the mezzanine lobby of a small local library in Rutland, Vermont. Its ruthless CEO, J.K. (you can tell he’s evil because his hair is gelled back) will stop at nothing to steal Nick’s priceless secret.

Join the guys for a raucous evening with a true classic — plus a hilarious new short, a RiffTrax fan-favorite tradition.

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

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

North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire May 7, 2016 (AR)

Posted on April 29, 2016
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North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire
Location: Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, 201 East Broadway, North Little Rock, AR 72114
Date: 2016-05-07
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 16:00
Visit Website: https://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 https://makerfairenlr.com/)

General Admission: $10
Buy Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/custombutton?eid=22144962178

Arkansas Geek Central will be attending and have its Starship Bridge Simulator running during the Mini Maker Faire.

May The Fourth May 4, 2016 (AR)

Posted on April 29, 2016
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May The Fourth
Location: Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
Date: 2016-05-04
Start Time: 18:00
Visit Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1535246050118418/
Description: The Ron Robinson Theater will be showing Star Wars: The Force Awakens on May the Fourth, also known as Star Wars Day.

Entry is free and will include a panel led by the Henderson State University Legion of Nerds.

Star Base McMath meeting Apr 20, 2016 (AR)

Posted on April 20, 2016
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Star Base McMath meeting
Location: McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Road, Little Rock, AR
Date: 2016-04-20
Start Time: 18:30
End Time: 20:00
Visit Website: http://facebook.com/groups/214699345356710
Description: Monthly meeting of the Star Trek appreciation club, Star Base McMath.

Meetings are every 3rd Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Ozark Mtn UFO Conference Apr 8-10, 2016 (AR)

Posted on April 1, 2016
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Ozark Mountain UFO Conference
Location: Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, 207 W Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Start Date: 2016-04-08
End Date: 2016-04-10
Visit Website: http://ozarkufoconference.com/
Description: The 29th Annual Ozark Mountain UFO Conference will take place from April 8-10, 2016 at the Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. More disclosure document studies, more stories of abductees, and more information revealed.

Spa-Con Sep 23-25, 2016 (AR)

Posted on April 1, 2016
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Spa-Con
Location: Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901
Start Date: 2016-09-23
End Date: 2016-09-25
Visit Website: http://www.spa-con.org
Description: We may not be the largest…YET!  But we’re looking to make your enthusiast hearts go pitty-pat.  Hot Springs Convention Center in conjunction with the Garland County Public Library is hosting a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention held annually and including not just comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film, television, and similar popular arts but a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres, including horror, animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, web-comics, and fantasy novels.

CALS Con Apr 2, 2016 (AR)

Posted on March 3, 2016
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CALS Con
Location: Central Arkansas Library System Main Library, 100 S Rock St, Little Rock, AR 72201
Date: 2016-04-02
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 20:00
Visit Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/447158672140844/
Description: CALS Con is a free, family-friendly celebration of all things fandom.

Highlights include panel discussions, maker space demonstrations, a cosplay competition, and – new this year – Fandom Quest, an interactive nerd culture trivia game show.

Get your geek on at the library!

Raspberry Pi Bake Off Mar 12, 2016 (AR)

Posted on March 3, 2016
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Raspberry Pi Bake Off
Location: Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, 201 West Broadway, North Little Rock, AR
Date: 2016-03-12
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 14:00
Visit Website: http://pi.arkgeeks.com/bakeoff
Description: Join us for our 4th Annual Raspberry Pi Bake Off at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub on March 12th, 2016.

New to Raspberry Pi?
Come Learn about these amazing inexpensive little computers. Check out Raspberry Pi Projects from various makers.

Experienced with the Pi?
Bring your projects to show off. Prizes will be awarded by Judges for the best projects.

Promenade-acon Oct 22, 2016 (OK)

Posted on December 7, 2015
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Promenade-acon
Location: Starbase Studios, 2821 SW 27th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Date: 2016-10-22
Visit Website: http://starbasestudios.net/
Description: Open House and Convention for Starbase Studios

Starbase Studios is an Oklahoma City based, independent studio focusing on Star Trek TOS era fan films. Use of the studio is no charge for anyone wishing to produce their own fan film, donations will be
accepted to help with the cost of running the studio.
Starbase Studios offers educational activities, designed to promote interest in science and technology, to any school or youth organizations.

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