ArlingCon | Schedule

ArlingCon 2016

June 18 Schedule of Events

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

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All-day Events

10 a.m.: ArlingCon opens!
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Gaming with Wild West Comics
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Vendor and Artist Hall Open
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Open

Special Events

10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.: Anime Screenings with Funimation in the Rosebud Theatre
1 p.m.: Lineup for the Cosplay Runway with DJ Veonix at The Plaza
1:30 p.m.: Cosplay Runway with DJ Veonix at The Plaza
2 to 3:30 p.m.: Drumming Exhibition with Dondoko Taiko in the Rosebud Theatre
3:30 to 5 p.m.: Teen and Adult Cosplay Contest Prejudging in the Red River room. Register online to participate.
5:30 p.m.: Teen and Adult Cosplay Contest in the Rosebud Theatre

Kid’s Events

All ages are welcome at all ArlingCon programs, but these have been specially designed with children in mind.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Saturday Storytime with the Arlington Public Library in the Exhibits Hall
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: LEGO Free-build Hour in the Exhibits Hall
12:30 to 1:15 p.m.: Kid’s Cosplay for Parents with Mutants, Maidens & Munchkins
1:30 to 2:15 p.m.: Cosplay Runway with DJ Veonix in the Plaza
1:30 to 2:15; 2:30 to 3:15; 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.: Mindstorm Robotics with Arlington Public Library in the Guadalupe room. Sign up in person for one of these three sessions.
2:30 to 3 p.m.: Kid’s Cosplay Contest with Heroic Inner Kids in the Exhibit Hall. Sign up in person.

Workshops and Discussion Panels

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Creature Creation 101 with Frostbite Cosplay
Concho Room
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.

Path to Publishing and Writing Q&A with Laura Maisano of Rayha Studios
Palo Pinto Room
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.

Saturday Storytime with Arlington Public Library
Exhibits Hall
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.

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Cowboys, Captains, and Cartoons: Images of International Comics and Culture with Antoinette Sol, Ph.D., Nakia S. Pope, Ph.D., Chris Conway, Ph.D., and Ritu Khanduri, Ph.D
Palo Pinto Room
Get an academic look at comics culture in Mexico, India, Lebanon, and the United States.

Foamsmithing Basics with Frostbite Cosplay
Concho Room
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 Rosemary Clement-Moore and Dawn Reyes
Guadalupe Room
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.

LEGO Free-build Hour
Exhibits Hall
Create amazing LEGO contraptions with other fans.

Saving the World on the Crosstown Express with Allen Crow, Jenny Martin, and Ava Morgan
San Saba Room
Sure, having your own personal flying carpet or time-travelling TARDIS is great – but sometimes heroes have to take public transit! Hop on at Platform 9 ¾ and join us as we celebrate trains, trolleys, and catbus commuters.

12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

Body Painting for Cosplay with Jennyfer Keohane of Pink Pitbull Productions
Concho Room
Learn different, safe techniques for body painting; discuss the differences between brushes and airbrushing; and see how to accentuate your work with costuming.

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
San Saba Room
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.

Kid’s Cosplay for Parents with Mutants, Maidens & Munchkins
Palo Pinto Room
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.”

1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

Cosplay Runway with TNT Cosplay Supply
The Plaza
Strut your stuff in our low-stress Cosplay Runway! Anyone in costume is invited to participate. Sign up in person at ArlingCon.

Mindstorm Robotics with Arlington Public Library
Guadalupe Room
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.

Qu’Pla to You, Too, Buddy with David Goodner, Gabriel Guerrero, and Jenny Martin
Palo Pinto Room
From “Nanu Nanu” to “Valar Morghulis”, geekdom has always spoken a language of its own. Where does our love for constructed languages come from, what distinguishes a true conlang from a random collection of syllables – and which are the best of the best?

2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Beginner’s Luck: Art and Drawing for Absolutely Everyone with Susan Davis and Hermelinda Talley
San Saba Room
Join local artists for a beginner’s workshop in art, drawing, and crafts.

Book Buzz with Penguin Random House
Palo Pinto Room
Get a sneak peek at upcoming titles published by Penguin Random House. This special ArlingCon Book Buzz will focus on exciting genre novels.

Intro to Pattern Making with Isaiah Blue of iBlue Cosplay
Concho Room
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 Contest with Heroic Inner Kids
Exhibits Hall
Calling all kids in costume! Show us your version of your favorite character at this friendly competition. Sign up in person; no advance registration required.

Mindstorm Robotics with Arlington Public Library
Guadalupe Room
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.

3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

Comic Book Boot Camp
Concho Room
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.

Cosplay Prejudging Opens
Red River Room
Prejudging for our Teen and Adult Cosplay Contest runs from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Register online to participate.

Crowd-Sourced Star Wars Roundtable presented by “The Rantcor Pit Live” and Do You Boo
Palo Pinto Room
Bring your burning Star Wars questions and discuss them with other fans! We’ll take questions from the audience and social media, then hash them out together.

Mindstorm Robotics with Arlington Public Library
Guadalupe Room
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.

Money Makes the Multiverse Go Round with David Goodner, Gabriel Guerrero, and Danielle E. Wedgeworth
San Saba Room
Whether you trade in credits, simoleons, rupees, or Flanian Pobble Beads, one thing is clear: you’re not going to get very far without money. Come enjoy a rousing discussion of the weird, wild, and often ridiculous workings of our favorite fictional economies – guaranteed to be worth every woolong!

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