ArlingCon: Arlington's FREE Pop-Culture Convention

The Arlington Public Library is excited to announce that ArlingCon is going virtual! Celebrate fandoms and interests in a family-friendly atmosphere on Saturday, June 13 at the 6th annual ArlingCon!

Arlington’s premiere pop-culture convention, ArlingCon is offered every summer by the Arlington Public Library, UTA Libraries and community partners. Join us on Saturday, June 13 for the same free community-driven convention experience as ever—this year, from the comfort of your own home.

The online convention will still feature costumes, art, gaming, creative workshops, and activities for children and families. We're working with our presenters to highlight the parts of the convention that are the best fit for a virtual environment. With a mix of live, prerecorded and interactive content, fans will have their pick of streaming events! The full online schedule will be released in the coming weeks.

Get ready for ArlingCon by joining the Facebook event and following UTA Libraries on Instagram. The convention is free and registration is not required.

Vendors and artists who registered for tables at the in-person convention will be receiving refunds on their booth fees. Please email with any questions about this process.



ArlingCon 2020 Schedule

9:45 a.m. Welcome to ArlingCon! with the Arlington Public Library and UTA Libraries
10 a.m. How to Draw Comics with Sarah Mensinga
10:30 a.m. Cosplay Tutorial with Rumplestilt_Seam
10:45 a.m. Exhibitor Feature: North Texas Squad of the 501st Legion
11 a.m. The Hidden Gem in North Texas: Pro-Wrestling Panel with UTA Libraries
11:15 a.m. Raffle drawing!
11:30 a.m. Cosplay Tutorial with Captain AmeriDad
11:45 a.m. Hunger Games-inspired Escape Room with the Arlington Public Library
Noon Virtual Concert with Chiptunes4Autism
12:15 p.m. Raffle drawing!
12:45 p.m. Exhibitor Feature: Amtgard Kingdom of the Emerald Hills
1 p.m. Start of Something New: Bringing Your Cosplay Characters to Life with Kei Boardman
1:15 p.m. Raffle drawing!
1:30 p.m. Intro to the Arlington Public Library Makerspace
1:45 p.m. Exhibitor Feature: Main Street Graphics
2 p.m. Basics of Game Development (Part 1) with UTA Libraries
2:30 p.m. When Scifi Becomes Reality Panel with the Arlington Public Library and UTA Libraries
2:45 p.m. Virtual Convention Escape Room with the Arlington Public Library
3 p.m. Game Development: Storytelling (Part 2) with UTA Libraries
3:15 p.m. Raffle drawing!
3:30 p.m. Cosplay Tutorial with Koiykeuchiha
3:45 p.m. GameTank with UTA Libraries
4 p.m. Patterning with MJasmine
4:15 p.m. Raffle drawing!
4:30 p.m. Cosplay Tutorial with BobbinVomit
4:45 p.m. Exhibitor Feature: UTA Libraries
5 p.m. Dollar Store Cosplay Challenge Final
6 p.m. Farewell with the Arlington Public Library and UTA Libraries



Keep In Touch

Follow our Facebook event for updates and fun as the con gets closer!

ArlingCon attendance and participation is subject to the following policies:
Arlington Public Library Rules Governing Use of the Library  |  UTA Policies and Procedures  |  ArlingCon Cosplay Policies
Additionally, all state laws and local ordinances regarding public behavior shall apply.

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