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Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day, mateys!

Posted on September 19, 2016
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Talk Like a Pirate DayInternational 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)

Happy 50th Birthday Star Trek!

Posted on September 8, 2016
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On this date in 1966, Star Trek first aired on Television.

Happy 50th Star Trek!

Shadowcon Jan 6-7, 2017 (AR)

Posted on August 31, 2016
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Shadowcon
Location: Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, 2007 S Service Rd, West Memphis, AR, 72301
Start Date: 2017-01-06
Start Time: 10:00
End Date: 2017-01-07
End Time: 17:00
Visit Website: http://www.shadowcon.org/
Description: Their Graces, Duke Sir Kane and Ilissa,
invite the Known World to their annual party, the SCA / Sci-Fi convention, ShadowCon XXI!
Come join us for a winter weekend indoors! There will be fencing, heavy weapons and tourneys. There will be gaming, D&D, Vampire LARP, computer gaming, board games, an International game room, Merchants Masquerade (Historical, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy), Hall costume contest, Belly Dance lessons, Friday night dance with a DJ, Saturday night Haffla (Belly dance party), Kane’s Auction of the Strange and Unusual, and MORE.

Star Base McMath meeting Sep 21, 2016(AR)

Posted on August 30, 2016
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Star Base McMath meeting (AR)
Location: McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Road, Little Rock, AR
Date: 2016-09-21
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

Bentonville Library Intl Games Day Nov 19, 2016 (AR)

Posted on August 30, 2016
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Bentonville Library Intl Games Day
Location: Bentonville Library, 405 S. Main Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
Date: 2016-11-19
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 17:00
Visit Website: http://ar.evanced.info/bentonville/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=8448&rts=&disptype=info&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=11/1/2016&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=
Description: Bentonville Public Library will have their International Games Day on November 19 in the Walmart Community Room.

Little Rock Paper Airplane Festival Sep 10, 2016 (AR)

Posted on August 30, 2016
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Little Rock Paper Airplane Festival
Location: Clinton William J Presidential Center and Park, 111 Center St Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Date: 2016-09-10
Start Time: 11:00
End Time: 15:00
Visit Website: http://www.lrpaperairplane.com
Description: The inaugural Little Rock Paper Airplane Festival is Saturday, September 10 at the Clinton Presidential Park. The event will feature various exhibitors talking about the mechanics of paper airplanes; what it takes to create the perfect paper aircraft; sustainability; and, recycling. Whether you create paper airplanes for fun, or have more professional expertise to creating the perfect paper aircraft, this family-friendly event will have something everyone. Create your airplane then test it against others to see which aircraft travels the farthest, and which aircraft hangs in the air longest. At the end of the day, find out who IS the ultimate paper airplane champion.

(from http://www.lrpaperairplane.com)

Tinkerfest Sep 17, 2016 (AR)

Posted on August 29, 2016
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Tinkerfest 
Location: Museum of Discovery 500 President Clinton Ave, Ste 150, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Date: 2016-09-17
Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 15:00
Visit Website: https://museumofdiscovery.org/2016/05/25/tinkerfest/
Description: Tinkerfest gets better every year and 2016 will be no different! Tinkering will take over the entire museum and neighboring streets for a day-long event with more than 40 hands-on, interactive activities. Each activity engages children and adults, teaches visitors how everyday objects such as cars and computers work, and provides opportunities to explore the engineering and science behind building objects.

Some activities include:
LEGO Robotics
Car take-apart
Tinkering with Food
Catapults
Water Rockets
Battle Bots
Large-scale Pac Man
and much more!

(From https://museumofdiscovery.org/2016/05/25/tinkerfest/)

Hallowcon Arkansas Oct 22, 2016 (AR)

Posted on August 29, 2016
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Hallowcon Arkansas
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 4100 Glover Ln, North Little Rock, AR 72117
Date: 2016-10-22
Visit Website: http://hallowconarkansas.com
Description: A full day of anime, sci-fi, and pretty much any fandom or genre of geekiness all rolled into one, with a Halloween twist!
HallowCon Arkansas provide attendees with great opportunities to geek out at their favorite fan panels, get competitive with a cosplay contest, practice your dance skills with a fantastic rave, and of course, mingle with special guests and friends!

ComiCon-way Dec 2-4, 2016 (AR)

Posted on August 29, 2016
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ComiCon-way
Location: Conway Expo Center, 2505 E. Oak Street
Start Date: 2016-12-02
Start Time: 15:00
End Date: 2016-12-04
End Time: 17:00
Visit Website: http://comicon-way.com
Description: ComiCon-way is Arkansas’ Premier Comic, Sci-Fi, Anime and Gaming Convention. 2016 Dates: Dec 2nd at 1900 Tyler Street and 3rd and 4th at Conway Expo Center.

Arkansas Geek Central will be there with the Starship Bridge Simulators

Action Figure & Toy Mega-swap Sep 4, 2016 (AR)

Posted on August 29, 2016
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Action Figure & Toy Mega-swap
Location: The Bat Cave, 1155 Front St, Conway, AR, 72032
Date: 2016-09-04
Start Time: 12:00
End Time: 19:00
Visit Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/304912133191303/
Description: Arkansas Toy Collectors & The Bat Cave Present: The Action Figure & Toy Mega-swap

Free to the Public

 

USS Blackstone meeting Sep 19, 2016 (AR)

Posted on August 29, 2016
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USS Blackstone Star Trek Fan Club meeting
Location: Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, 201 E Broadway St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
Date: 2016-09-19
Start Time: 19:00
Visit Website: http://ussblackstone.arkgeeks.com
Description: The USS Blackstone, a Starfleet International Star Trek fan group, is meeting at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub on September 19, 2016. You do not need to be a member of SFI to attend.

Ark-La-Tex Comic Con Sep 2-3, 2016 (TX)

Posted on August 29, 2016
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Ark-La-Tex Comic Con
Location: Texarkana Convention Center,‎ 4610 Cowhorn Creek Rd Texarkana, TX 75503
Start Date: 2016-09-03
Start Time: 10:00
End Date: 2016-09-04
End Time: 17:00
Visit Website: http://www.arklatexcomiccon.org/
Description: The Sixth Annual Ark-La-Tex Comic Con will be held at the Texarkana Convention Center in Texarkana Texas.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Ark-La-Tex-Comic-Con-450896871590585/

Guests:
Michael Golden
Neil Kaplan
Mika Nichol
David Schedler
Joe Singleton
Mike Kennedy
Chris Harrelson
Brian Steward
Casey Orr

Arkansas Geek Central will be there with the Starship Bridge Simulator

GlitchCon Jul 29 – 31, 2016 (AR)

Posted on July 22, 2016
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GlitchCon
Location: Springdale Holiday Inn, 1500 South 48th Street Springdale, AR 72762
Start Date: 2016-07-29
End Date: 2016-07-31
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.

USS Blackstone meeting Jul 12, 2016 (AR)

Posted on July 11, 2016
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USS Blackstone Star Trek Fan Club meeting
Location: Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, 201 E Broadway St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
Date: 2016-07-12
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:00
Visit Website: https://www.facebook.com/ussblackstone/
Description: The USS Blackstone, a Starfleet International Star Trek fan group, is meeting at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub on July 12, 2016. You do not need to be a member of SFI to attend.

Happy Towel Day & Geek Pride Day

Posted on May 25, 2016
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Towel Day is celebrated every year on May 25th as a tribute by fans of the author Douglas Adams. On this day, fans carry a towel with them to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and the author, as referred to in Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The commemoration was first held in 2001, two weeks after Adams’ death on May 11, 2001.

Geek Pride Day is an initiative to promote geek culture, celebrated on May 25th. The date was chosen as to commemorate the release of the first Star Wars film, A New Hope on May  25, 1977 (see Star Wars Day), but shares the same date as two other similar fan “holidays”: Towel Day, for fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy by Douglas Adams, and the Glorious May 25th for fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.

 

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