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ArlingCon

Gather with other superhero fans at our annual comic convention! We feature many exciting workshops and panel discussions as well as a Cosplay Runway, Cosplay Contest, Vendor and Artist Hall, Exhibits, Game Room and more! THIS EVENT IS FREE!!! Find out more about the event, including volunteer...

Address: 
University of Texas at Arlington's University Center
300 W. 1st St.
Arlington, TX 76010
Child, Tween, Teen, Adult
10:00am to 6:00pm
 
 
 
Citizenship Classes
Date: 
Weekly every Saturday

Do you want to become a citizen of the United States? Arlington Reads is bringing back citizenship classes to help you achieve your dream!

Join us for our nine-week citizenship classes which will cover civics and United States history, as well as tips to help you pass the citizenship...

Location: 
Literacy House
Address: 
Literacy House
101 E North St
Arlington, TX 76011-7528
10:00am to 2:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exhibitor Hall

Where can you go to get pop culture information on local organizations, businesses and nonprofits? In the Exhibit Hall at ArlingCon! All exhibitors are located in the East Entry Hallway in the University Center at the University of Texas at Arlington from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Address: 
East Entry Hallway
University Center at the University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
10:00am to 6:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Game Room

What would a pop culture convention like ArlingCon be without games? In the San Jacinto, Neches and Padernales rooms on the second floor of the University Center at the University of Texas at Arlington we will be enjoying games supplied by Wild West Comics all day long. Feel free to come and go...

Address: 
San Jacinto, Neches and Padernales rooms
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
10:00am to 5:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vendor and Artist's Hall

With over 50 carefully selected vendors and artists from across Texas selling all manner of ephemera, books, art and pop culture goodies, Arlingcon's vendor and artist hall is a marketplace showcasing local art and merchandise. Attendees will discover unique items including jewelry, loose leaf...

Address: 
Bluebonnet Ballroom
University Center at the University of Texas at Arlington
300 W. 1st St.
10:00am to 6:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
Intro to Cosplay Contests

Put on your best costume and join Shrakakoom Cosplay as they help you to be more successful in your next cosplay contest! During this panel you will learn about the different types of contests, how to interact with a judging panel, how to stand out to the audience, how to pose like a star, and...

Address: 
Rio Grande Room
Univeristy Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
Tween, Teen, Adult, Senior
10:15am to 11:00am
 
 
Saturday Storytime

We invite families with children 0-4-years-old to join us each Saturday morning for high-energy stories, songs, and activities! Storytimes help parents foster a lifelong love of books and reading in their children. Storytime is not only fun for children, but also informative and engaging for...

Address: 
University Center - UTA
300 W. 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
Child
10:30am to 11:00am
 
 
Story Time for Tots
Date: 
Weekly every Saturday
Except Sat Jun 17 2017, Sat Jul 01 2017, Sat Jul 08 2017

Who: Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver.

When: Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:30am

What: 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, and rhymes

Why: Introduces toddlers and parents to developmentally appropriate literature and related activities....

Address: 
Mansfield Public Library
104 S Wisteria
Mansfield, TX 76063
Child
Storytime
10:30am to 11:30am
 
 
Saturday Storytime

Join one of Arlington Public Library's storytime professionals for a stupendous storytime at our ArlingCon event! Our ArlingCon storytime will be full of superheroes and action ending with a very special craft!

Saturday Storytime is part of ArlingCon .

Address: 
Palo Duro Lounge
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
Child
10:30am to 11:15am
 
 
 
 
 
Cosplay Make-Up and Stretch Mask Making

Local up and coming cosplayer and founder of Creative Entertainment Studios, Hima Mettu's program, "Cosplay Make-Up and Stretch Mask Making" will provide tips and tricks about creating new cosplay characters with improving make-up application skills and stretch mask making.

"Cosplay...

Address: 
Sabine Room
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
Teen, Adult, Senior
11:00am to 11:45am
 
 
 
Origami Workshop

Librarian Marla Boswell will be teaching you to fold paper into cranes, planes and automobiles at this program during ArlingCon !

Address: 
UT Arlington University Center
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
Teen, Adult
11:30am to 12:15pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shooting for the Moon with "Lunatics"!

Tired of "darker and grittier" reboots? So are we! "Lunatics!" takes an original and light-hearted approach to a serious subject, telling how a first successful permanent colony is established on the Moon.

Our pilot, "No Children in Space" is a "hard science fiction fairy tale" which...

Address: 
University of Texas at Arlington - University Center
Red River Room
300 W 1st St
Arlignton, TX 76010
11:30am to 12:15pm
 
 
 
 
Gender and Sexuality in Comics

Presented by scholars at the University of Texas at Arlington this panel will focus on the depictions of GLBTQ+ characters in comics. Specifically, Amber Raley is presenting "Stereotype or Success? GLBTQ Characters in Comic Books" and Dr. Christopher Conway will be presenting "Gender in Mexican...

Address: 
Palo Pinto Room
University Center at the University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
Teen, Adult, Senior
11:30am to 12:15pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steampunk 101

This program, presented by Mad Raven Productions is an overview and introduction to Steampunk. It will be a great information source for new fans of the Steampunk genre. Material included covers a basic history of Steampunk and its growth as a fan genre, how to start a basic costume, and how to...

Address: 
Concho Room
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
11:30am to 12:15pm
 
 
 
 
Body Painting for Cosplay

Creating a successful body paint project can be overwhelming for a beginning artist. Come join Jennyfer Keohane of Pink Pit Bull Productions while she discusses preparation, the proper use of paints, prop selection, planning out your first body paint project and cleaning the mess you made!...

Address: 
Rio Grande Room
University Center at the University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
Teen, Adult, Senior
11:30am to 12:15pm
 
 
 
Kid's Cosplay Contest

Calling all kid's who love to dress up, no matter your alter ego we have a place for your in our Kid's Cosplay Contest at ArlingCon! If you're under 18 and excited about cosplay this contest is for you! Sign up in person, during ArlingCon.

The Kid's Cosplay Contest is part of ArlingCon...

Address: 
Palo Duro Lounge
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
Child, Tween
11:30am to 12:30pm
 
 
 
 
VR Experience

Have you ever experienced Virtual Reality before?

Come try out the brand new HTC Vive (the latest in VR technology). Everyone gets blown away by the Vive experience! You should be next.

"Virtual Reality Experience" will be at the UTA University Center in the Guadalupe Room in...

Address: 
University of Texas at Arlington- University Center
Guadalupe Room
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76011
Tween, Teen
12:15pm to 1:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
Successful Storytellers

A good story is hard to create but you know one when you encounter it! What makes a good story and how to storytellers become successful? These questions will be tackled by this panel of successful storytellers from the Dallas Fort Worth Writers' Workshop, including noted author RoseMary...

Address: 
San Saba Room
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
Tween, Teen, Adult, Senior
12:30pm to 1:15pm
 
 
 
 
Cosplay Wig Workshop

Up and coming cosplayer and independent contractor specializing in wig styling, Kaitlyn Bessler of KT Cosplay will host this panel about all things wigs! Choosing a wig, styling and how to wear your wig, as well as wig care and taming the synthetic hair beast will all be covered in this...

Address: 
Sabine Room
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
Teen, Adult, Senior
12:30pm to 1:15pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Rantcor Pit Roadshow

Join the Rantcor Pit Team ( https://www.facebook.com/therantcorpit/ ) - Jedi Cole Houston and Eddie Medina as they do an episode of their Star Wars podcast at ArlingCon! All things Star Wars are welcome so bring your theories, predictions and questions for the chance to be on the air with two...

Address: 
Red River
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
12:30pm to 1:15pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steampunk Gaming

This program, presented by Mad Raven Productions is all about the overlap between the Steampunk genre and games! The hobby of gaming has always had an active interest in Steampunk. This panel covers the wide variety of Steampunk gaming products over time and the latest Steampunk games and...

Address: 
Concho Room
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
12:30pm to 1:15pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven Deadly First Page Sins

There's no one right way to begin your story, but there are plenty of wrong ones! In this class, we'll take you on a cautionary tour through the pits of page-one hell, complete with agent pet peeves, reader turn-offs, and "thanks but no thanks" editorial deal-breakers. Don't let your manuscript...

Address: 
Palo Pinto Room
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
12:45pm to 1:30pm
 
 
 
 
Teen Xbox One Gaming
Date: 
Weekly every Saturday
Except Sat Jul 01 2017, Sat Jul 08 2017

Come out and join other teens in interactive Xbox One Gaming @ The Mansfield Public Library every Saturday from 1-3 p.m. This is a come and go event.

Location: 
Mansfield Library Community Room
Tween, Teen
1:00pm to 3:00pm
 
 
Meet Sphero!

Sphero robots can be programmed to roll and jump through mazes and around obstacles. During ArlingCon , we'll showcase our Sphero robots in a program especially for teens ages 12-18.

Address: 
Guadalupe Room
University of Texas at Arlington- University Center
300 W. 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
Teen
1:00pm to 1:45pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cosplay Runway

Strut your stuff at our Cosplay Runway! Show off your cosplay skills for an audience of awed spectators and your cosplayer peers at our ArlingCon Event!

"Cosplay Runway" is part of ArlingCon !

Address: 
The Plaza (lower level)
University Center at the University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
1:00pm to 2:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life Cycles of Writing and Publishing

Learn about all steps in the writing process from the beginnings of a story to finding a publisher. Local author Rhonda Eudaly will guide program attendees in best practices for riding the waves of the writing process. Come ready to lean with questions aplenty!

"Life Cycles of Writing...

Address: 
University of Texas at Arlington- University Center
Palo Pinto Room
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
1:30pm to 2:15pm
 
 
 
 
The Psychology of Horror

Effective horror movies, books and media are able to trick the human mind into being afraid when there is clearly no real danger. This panel, presented by David Doub of Dusk Comics , will focus on discussion of the details of why and how we scare one another.

"The Psychology of Horror...

Address: 
University of Texas at Arlington- University Center
Red River Room
300 W. 1st St.
Arlington, TX 76010
Teen, Adult, Senior
1:30pm to 2:15pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dance Party

In the Palo Duro Lounge we will be dancing the afternoon away with beats provided by the cooler than cool DJ Veonix .

The ArlingCon Dance Party will take place during ArlingCon at the University of Texas at Arlington's University Center in the Palo Duro Lounge at 1:30 p.m.

Address: 
Palo Duro Lounge
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
1:30pm to 3:30pm
 
 
 
 
Conversation Circle
Date: 
Weekly every Saturday
Except Sat Jan 16 2016, Sat Jan 23 2016, Sat Jan 30 2016, Sat Nov 26 2016
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Practice speaking with other students and native English speakers to improve your conversation skills, or sit in and listen to conversations to enhance your understanding.

You may come at any time to as many sessions as you want and you can bring a friend. No registration necessary!...

Location: 
Family Learning Lab
Address: 
East Arlington Branch Library
1624 New York Ave
Arlington, TX 76010-4724
Adult, Senior
Literacy / Tutoring
2:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
Write-In with the DFW Writers' Workshop

During this program the Dallas Fort Worth Writers' Workshop ( http://www.dfwwritersworkshop.org/ ) will be hosting a "write in” where they will provide timed writing prompts for different facets of writing like characterization, dialogue, etc., and attendees will do the writing in the room!...

Address: 
Guadalupe Room
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
Tween, Teen, Adult, Senior
2:00pm to 2:45pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dondoko Taiko Drum Performance

This performance by the Fort Worth based Japanese-style drumming group, Dondoko Taiko in the cozy surroundings of the Rosebud Theater. According to Wikipedia, "Taiko performance consists not only of technical training in playing rhythms, but also includes components in form, stick grip,...

Address: 
Rosebud Theatre
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
2:00pm to 2:30pm
 
 
 
 
Cosplay Masterclass

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to dress up and become one of your favorite characters, or have wondered how other people started in cosplay, then our "Cosplay Master Class" panel is for you. The panel will feature cosplay experts from Zodd Fabrication, Imaginary FX , RG Studios...

Address: 
Rio Grande Room
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
Teen, Adult, Senior
2:15pm to 3:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
There is no "I" in Improv

Coming directly to us from Comedy Sportz Dallas comedy instructor Manuel Morales is here to help you learn that there is an art to improvisational comedy! Come with your wits about you ready to learn how to work with others in all types of situations!

"There is no I in Improv" will be...

Address: 
University of Texas at Arlington - University Center
Sabine Room
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX
2:30pm to 3:15pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indie Comic Books

Are you interested in all types of comic books, but especially those off the beaten path? This panel- with local comic book enthusiasts and creators, David Doub publisher of Dusk Comics, Charles Fox of Chub Wagon Monsters ( http://chubwagonmonsters.com/ ) & Novels and Elia the creator of...

Address: 
Palo Pinto Room
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
2:30pm to 3:15pm
 
 
 
 
Video Game Design and Development

Ben Ambroso is the owner and lead developer of the Dallas-based Heartstring Studios ( https://www.facebook.com/HeartstringsStudios/ ). Mr. Ambroso is one of our cosplay contest hosts and does some voice acting work for Funimation. We are excited for this panel regarding the design and...

Address: 
Red River Room
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
Teen, Adult, Senior
2:30pm to 3:15pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 405th - Halo Costume Community

The 405th Infantry Division is a group of individual fans that bring their favorite game characters to life by building Halo armor. They have presented at many conferences and exhibited their work at shows across the DFW area. This session is led by Saul Portillo who has been making halo armor...

Address: 
University of Texas at Arlington- University Center
San Saba Room
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
2:45pm to 3:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
Lighting Your Props 101

This program, presented by Mad Raven Productions is an introduction to using light effects in your props and costumes. LEDs, fiber optics, and battery systems will be discussed as well as easy beginning projects to develop light kit skills. Example projects will be on hand and there will be...

Address: 
Concho
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W. First St.
Arlington, TX 76010
2:45pm to 3:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How to get involved in LARPing

All you need to know about getting started in the LARPing community (Live Action Role Playing) will be included in this session! Led by the Harden clan of the Kingdom of the Emerald Hills, Barony of Mourningwood Glenn ( Amtgard ), a panel will discuss different kinds of LARPing, focusing on...

Address: 
University of Texas at Arlington- University Center
Guadalupe
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX
3:00pm to 3:45pm
 
 
 
 
Behind the Curtains Cosplay

Expert cosplayers, including Marla Massey, Krystle Starr, and Stefany Torres are all regularly featured cosplay guests at major conventions and events. In this panel they are going to be shedding some ligth on the behind the scenes work of the business side of cosplay.

"Behind the...

Address: 
Rio Grande Room
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
Teen, Adult, Senior
3:15pm to 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laughing at Ourselves: Parodies & the Light(er) Side of Geek*

Presented by the mother-daughter duo group Gan Ainm Cosplay , "Laughing at Ourselves: Parodies & the Light(er) Side of Geek" will feature family-friendly videos of parody music, animation, and live-action comedy. They will be using and presenting material from Weird Al Yankovic, KFace TV,...

Address: 
University of Texas at Arlington - University Center
Red River Room
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
3:30pm to 4:15pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Star Wars Rant-Along

Take this opportunity to rant and rave all things Star Wars with your favorite Star Wars experts- Jedi Cole Houston and Eddie Medina of the Rantcor Pit podcast .

"Star Wars Rant-Along" will take place during ArlingCon at the University of Texas at Arlington's University Center in the...

Address: 
Palo Pinto Room
University Center at the University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
3:30pm to 4:15pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sketch Dojo

With just a pen and paper, learn and sketch from artists Halo Sama and Terry Parr. One of our most popular programs from last year's ArlingCon event, Sketch Dojo is back and better than ever!

"Sketch Dojo" is part of ArlingCon .

Address: 
Concho Room
University Center at the University of Texas at Arlington
300 W. 1st St.
Arlington, TX 76010
3:45pm to 4:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cosplay Contest Prejudging

Make sure to attend "Cosplay Contest Prejudging" in order to be entered into our "Cosplay Contest"! The prejudging will give our judges a chance to see the intricacies in your costuming and an opportunity to see your "Cosplay Contest" competitors up close.

Click here to register for...

Address: 
Rio Grande Room
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
3:45pm to 4:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wild Stars Dancers

The Wild Stars are a cosplay dance group inspired by the Japanese anime Love Live Sunshine who love to share their dance talents with us all! They are at ArlingCon not only to perform, but also to instruct so come to their program with your dancing shoes on!

The Wild Stars Dancers will...

Address: 
Rosebud Theatre
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
3:45pm to 4:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Gospel According to Star Trek

What's Christian about Star Trek? Nothing. That's the way most people see it and that certainly seems to be the way the franchise is intended. There's no question that the Trek universe is based on a doggedly humanistic worldview and is set in a future time when religion has essentially...

Address: 
University Center at the University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
Child, Tween, Teen, Adult, Senior
3:45pm to 4:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
3-D Printing for Cosplay

The panelists for this panel are creators and innovators Charles Poynter, Sean Fields, Kevin Gossett and Robbie Fitch. They will be discussing how to use 3D printing to make costumes and props. They will reveal tips and tricks on creating props with a 3D printer to up your cosplay game, and...

Address: 
Rio Grande Room
University Center at University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
Teen, Adult, Senior
4:00pm to 4:45pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cosplay Contest

Calling all cosplayers- amateur and pro alike- come to ArlingCon's most anticipated event, our Cosplay Contest! Hosted by the wildly entertaining Ben Ambroso and judged by veteran, highly esteemed cosplayers IBlue Cosplay ( https://www.facebook.com/ibluecosplay/) , R Squared Cosplay ( https://...

Address: 
Rosebud Theatre
University Center at the University of Texas at Arlington
300 W 1st St
Arlington, TX 76010
5:00pm to 6:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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