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ArlingCon 2016

Events

UTA – University Center
300 W. First St.
Arlington, TX 76010

This list is under construction. Keep checking back as we add events!

All-day Events

10 a.m.: ArlingCon opens!
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Gaming with Wild West Comics
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Vendor Hall Open
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Artist’s Alley Open
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Open

Kids Events

All ages are welcome at all of our events, but these programs have been designed with kids specifically in mind.

Mindstorm Robotics with Arlington Public Library
1:30 to 2:15 p.m.; 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.; 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
Use LEGO Mindstorm NXT kits to explore engineering, visual programming, problem solving, creativity, and teamwork. Each team will build a robot using the kits and follow directions from the instructor to achieve an objective. Attendance is limited, so sign up for one of these workshops at ArlingCon.

Saturday Storytime with Arlington Public Library
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Family storytime is appropriate for your whole family, with books, songs, rhymes, movement activities, and more! Kick off your day at the convention with a special ArlingCon storytime.

Workshops and Discussion Panels

Body Painting for Cosplay with Jennyfer Keohane of Pink Pitbull Productions
12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
Learn different, safe techniques for body painting; discuss the differences between brushes and airbrushing; and see how to accentuate your work with costuming.

Book Buzz with Penguin Random House
2:30 to 3:15 p.m.
Get a sneak peek at upcoming titles published by Penguin Random House. This special ArlingCon Book Buzz will focus on exciting genre novels.

Comic Book Boot Camp
3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
Are you interested in making a comic book like all those you love to read? Well, the Comic Book Boot Camp is a great way to start. We’ll give you a crash course in the production of a comic and you’ll have hands-on practice of how to do some of the many pieces of making a comic.

Cowboys, Captains, and Cartoons: Images of International Comics and Culture
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Get an academic look at comics culture in Mexico, India, Lebanon, and the United States.

Creature Creation 101 with Frostbite Cosplay
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
An introduction and overview of how to build costumes and puppets to bring to life your favorite non-human characters. We will be discussing the planning, skeletal work, skinning, and wearing of larger-than-life creations such including Toothless, Stitch, Gyrados, and more.

Foamsmithing Basics with Frostbite Cosplay
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Want to brave the wasteland in an amazing set of Power Armor or defeat Ridley in your very own Varia suit? This workshop will discuss tools, tricks, and techniques to build incredible armor and props out of easily accessible EVA foam.

Girl Power in YA Books with Dawn Reyes
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
What do The Hunger Games, Little Women, and The Lunar Chronicles have in common? A tough, determined, and daring girl. Gather with other fans to discuss your favorite young adult novels with a strong female protagonist.

Indie Creators: Being the Small Monsters in a Big Comics Sea with David Doub of Dusk Comics, Charlie Fox of Chubwagon Monsters, Eliamaria Madrid of Elia in a BOX, and Halo Sama of Shonuff Studios
12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
These local, independent creators will discuss their experiences making their own way in the comics industry. Hear what’s worked for them, what surprises they’ve encountered, and tricks to try with your own work.

Intro to Pattern Making with Isaiah Blue of iBlue Cosplay
2:30 to 3:15 p.m.
Every amazing costume starts with a great pattern. Join Isaiah Blue as he teaches you how to get started with the most critical step of any cosplay build.

Kid’s Cosplay for Parents with Mutants, Maidens & Munchkins
12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
Is your kid’s dress-up closet overflowing? Do their Halloween costumes put the rest of the neighborhood to shame? You might have a budding cosplayer on your hands! Learn helpful hints to making costumes on a budget and how to face the challenges of being a “cosplay parent.”

Mindstorm Robotics with Arlington Public Library
1:30 to 2:15 p.m.; 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.; 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
Use LEGO Mindstorm NXT kits to explore engineering, visual programming, problem solving, creativity, and teamwork. Each team will build a robot using the kits and follow directions from the instructor to achieve an objective. Attendance is limited, so sign up for one of these workshops at ArlingCon.

Path to Publishing and Writing Q&A with Laura Maisano of Rayha Studios
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Learn about different paths to publication (traditional, small press, indie, and hybrid); pros and cons of each methods; and what you need in a manuscript to be successful.

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