Upcoming events- mark your calendar!

Discussion in 'Arkansas' started by locokarma, Apr 2, 2010.

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  1. locokarma Jedi Grand Master

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    Potential Rebel Activity has been reported to the Empire on the following dates and locations.
    Help the Empire maintain order and peace by supporting our desire to help nurture a
    long-lasting relationship with the public!


    May 1st- Free Comicbook day.
    This is an annual, nation-wide event to help promote reading with kids.
    The 501st will work hand-in-hand with various comic book stores in the state.
    Kicking off this event, we will be at Kapow Comics in Sherwood at 10 am.
    Hastings Book stores in Searcy, Russellville and possibly Fayetteville.
    Centrally, Hastings Books store in Benton later that evening.

    May 15th- Little Rock Comic Con (comic books)
    This has moved to the original area where it all started!
    Location: Holiday Inn, 6th & 9th st. off I-30, downtown Little Rock.
    10 am until 5 pm.




    June 5th- Sidney McMath Library's Jedi Assembly.
    Due to last year's success, troops of the 501st Legion have been asked
    to return to make sure the youglings are "kept in line" during this event.
    Last year, kids learned the workings of a lightsaber, made their own lightsabers out of
    foam and ad mock lightsaber fights.


    June 12th- Garland County Library- Hot Springs.
    I don't have the exact details yet, but I know it's connected to Star Wars.


    Potential central Arkansas Convention!
    Date is to yet be set, but this is on the works!
    www.arkonsas.com
    They're looking at a date in October.. more to come.




    October 2nd- Walk for Autism

    Clinton Library, Little Rock.
    Kicks off at 10 AM.


    October 16th- Camp Aldersgate
    Event- "Out of this World"...

    and they should have about
    20 or so kids there for this. We're needed for about an hour or so,
    and once we're done, they will show one of the Star Wars movies.
    They've asked us to bring SW related coloring pages.
    Requested # of costumes- no more than 5 or 6.




  2. otisdodge Jedi Master

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    Not October!!!

    October is already so busy for me--Anniversary, Queen's Bday, Halloween, and a mini Fam reunion.
  3. locokarma Jedi Grand Master

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    It's not quite set in stone yet, but I know what you mean about
    being a busy October. Let's see...
    Walk for Autism
    Zombie Walk
    Boo at the Zoo

    So yeah... if you consider this a good thing, the Con people
    are wanting to start off with doing this for one day only.
    At least that could be a plus?
  4. otisdodge Jedi Master

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    Well, if you have any pull with them--plead with them to make it Nov or something.
  5. StarkRhavyn Jedi Master

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    Don't forget, the LRAFB Air Show is also in October this year.
  6. locokarma Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm just a pee-on... and have no pull with them. Wish I did tho...LOL
  7. KwadrokeOfTheWired Jedi Padawan

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    I'm the creator and heading up ARKon. We're having a meeting tonight (4/21) to discuss the date & venue of the con. October was chosen as it is a slow convention month around Arkansas. It is possible we may put off the date till possibly 2011 due to budget/fundraising and venue scheduling conflicts. November might not be the best month for us as in the past there's been 2 cons in Arkansas that month. We don't want to schedule it on the same day/weekend. But, I have not heard anything from either group on the next date.
    Feel free to join in and participate. Our website is www.arkonsas.com. We have been meeting at least once a month, if not psychically, online in our chat room at chat.arkonsas.com & some discussions on Facebook.

    locokarma: You do have pull.

    --Kwadroke
  8. otisdodge Jedi Master

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    Welcome to our boards, Kwadroke. Thanks for the info. Look around at our other threads.

  9. hyperspace_police FanForce CR Arkansas US

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    Welcome...

    Pretty sure we met sharing a table with the 501st at the comic book con at Professor Bowl... That is, if you were they guy dressed as Dr. Horrible???

    Hopefully some of us can help give you input for your next meeting...
  10. KwadrokeOfTheWired Jedi Padawan

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    Yes, that was me.

    That would be great.
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