Second Annual ArlingCon Features Workshops, Panels and Cosplay for All
By Arlington Public Library
Posted on June 14, 2016, June 14, 2016

Second Annual ArlingCon Features Workshops

The second annual ArlingCon will take place this Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University of Texas at Arlington ' s University Center. Hosted by the Arlington Public Library and UTA, this free event features a full day of fun for all ages, including workshops, panel discussions and cosplay.

The 2016 event has grown enormously from its first year, which featured just three workshops, compared to this year ' s 20. Workshops and discussion panels will feature topics including Creature Creation 101; Images of International Comics and Culture; Kid ' s Cosplay for Parents; and many more. A vendor and artist hall will feature the wares of more than 40 local individuals and companies, and attendees can also take part in gaming and compete in costume contests throughout the day.

Admission and parking for ArlingCon is free. For more information about the event, including a full schedule of workshops and panel discussions, visit the ArlingCon web page.

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 Hall Open
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Artist ' s Alley 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
12:30 to 1 p.m.: Lineup for the Cosplay Runway
1:15 p.m.: Cosplay Runway
2 to 3:30 p.m.: Drumming Exhibition with Dondoko Taiko
3:30 to 5 p.m.: Teen and Adult Cosplay Contest Prejudging. (Register online or in-person at ArlingCon until 3 p.m.)
5:30 p.m.: Teen and Adult Cosplay Contest

Kid ' s Events

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 TNT Cosplay Supply
1:30 to 2:15; 2:30 to 3:15; 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.: Mindstorm Robotics with Arlington Public Library. (Sign up in person for one of these three sessions.)
2:30 to 3 p.m.: Kid ' s Cosplay Contest with Heroic Inner Kids. (Sign up in person.)

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