Events

Spa-Con - September 20 - 22, 2019 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

5:00 – Registration Opens – Concourse
6:00 – Doors open for opening ceremony/concert – Horner Hall
6:30 - Saber Legion live action fighting, Horner Hall
7:00 – Opening Ceremony begins – Horner Hall
7:30 - Cybertronic Spree – Opening Concert – Horner Hall
8:30 – Cybertronic Spree – Photo Ops – Horner Hall
8:30 – Spa-Con Midnight Madness – Room 103

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

9:00 – Registration Opens – Concourse
9:30 – Superhero Run begins - Convention Blvd. [REGISTER HERE]
10:00 – Expo Hall opens (closes at 6pm)
10:00 – Escape Room opens – Expo Hall
10:00 – Laser Tag Arena opens – Expo Hall
10:00 – ArkLUG LEGO display opens – Expo Hall
10:00 – Virtual Reality Experience opens – Expo Hall
10:00 – Artemis Starship Simulator opens – Room 203
10:00 – Table Top Gaming presented by Steadfast Games – Grand Lobby
10:00 – RPG Gaming – Room 208
10:00 - Spa City Retro Gaming Society '80's Living Room presented by Habitat for Humanity, Expo Hall
11:00 - Workshop - How (and Why) to Make Memoir Comics with Randy Duncan, Henderson State University.
11:00 – Mid-America Tinker Studio opens – Expo Hall (closes at 3:00)
Noon – Rocky Horror Picture Show Q&A with Barry Bostwick. – Room 207
1:00 – Barry Bostwick Photo Ops – Room 201
1:00 – Spa-Con Showdown Smash Bros Video Game Tournament begins – Expo Hall
1:00 – Workshop – “Animating Your Comics” w/ Pat Moriarity – Room 205
1:00 – 501st Legion Diamond Garrison Imperial March
1:00 – Mandalorian Mercs “Jail & Bail” for charity – Expo Hall
2:00 – Panel - “12-Foot Tall Robots Come Alive” w/Thomas DePetrillo of Extreme Costumes – Room 207
3:00 – Panel - How to join the 501st Legion – Room 205
3:00 – Barry Bostwick VIP Meet and Greet, VIP Lounge
4:00 – Panel – “Women in Cosplay” Panel with Akakioga, Rose, and Utahime - Room 207
5:00 – Panel - “Robot Rockers: Getting Used to Earth Instruments” w/ Cybertronic Spree – Room 205
5:00 – Blast a Trooper for charity with the 501st Legion – Expo Hall
6:00 – Expo Hall closes
7:00 - Cosplay Club and Cosplay Contest
9:30 – Rocky Horror Picture Show screening w/ special introduction by Barry Bostwick – Bank OZK Arena

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

9:30 – Registration Opens - Concourse
10:00 – Expo Hall opens (closes at 4pm)
10:00 – Escape Room opens – Expo Hall
10:00 – Artemis Starship Simulator opens – Room 203
10:00 – Laser Tag Arena opens – Expo Hall
10:00 – ArkLUG LEGO display opens – Expo Hall
10:00 – Virtual Reality Experience opens – Expo Hall
10:00 – Table Top Gaming presented by Steadfast Games – Grand Lobby
10:00 – RPG Gaming – Room 208
10:00 - The Art Sherpa Create your own Art Cards
11:00 – Mid-America Tinker Studio opens – Expo Hall (closes at 3:00)
11:00 – Blast a Trooper for charity with the 501st Legion – Expo Hall
Noon – Michelle Harrison, The Arrow Panel, tba. – Room 207
1:00 – Mandalorian Mercs “Jail & Bail” for charity – Expo Hall
1:00 – Michelle Harrison Celebrity Photo Op. – Room 201
1:00 – Panel – Comics panel w/ Walden Wong, Sam De La Rosa, Timothy Lim & Nikki Dawes – Moderated by Randy Duncan, Henderson State University – Room 205
1:00 - 501st Legion Diamond Garrison Imperial March
2:00 – Workshop – Armor Building with the 501st Legion – Room 207
3:00 – Michelle Harrison VIP Meet and Greet, VIP Lounge
4:00 – Spacademy Awards – Horner Hall

ACTIVITIES

ArkLUG

ArkLUG (Arkansas LEGO Users Group) will be set up at Spa-Con! ArkLUG is the official LEGO enthusiast group for teens and adults in or around Arkansas. Build your own creation or just admire ArkLUGS set-up. Creating with LEGO products encourages creativity, collaboration, and fun for all ages. Located in the Expo Hall.

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Narrow Escape

Get your friends together and try to escape the original, hand-crafted puzzle room. Follow clues and think strategically, or you may never get out. Are you smart enough to escape at Spa-Con? Located in the Expo Hall.

Virtual Reality

“Feel” what it’s like to ‘be’ in Hot Springs! “Hot Springs, The Experience of a Lifetime” is a two part virtual reality experience that shows viewers some of Hot Springs’ best attractions and events such as: Oaklawn Racing, Magic Springs, Bathhouse Row, Lake Hamilton, The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, The World Championship Running of the Tubs bathtub race, and more.

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Laser Tag

Shoot your friends at Spa-Con! Defeat your loved ones by shooting infrared beams to rack up points. Compete individually or battle it out as a team. Located in the Expo Hall.

Spa Con Showdown

Spa-Con and National Park College presents Spa-Con Showdown, a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament. Start practicing now, the tournament is Saturday, September 21st and registration will open Friday. Located in the Expo Hall.
REGISTER HERE

Superhero Run

Grab your cape and start running! Calling all Spa-Con superheroes now is your time to fly. Registration for this 2K kid friendly run and for the 5K race is open now. Free capes for all 2K racers! Packet Pick up will be located in front of the Hot Springs Convention Center. Running begins Saturday, September 21st at 9:30AM. All proceeds to Tri-Lakes CASA.

[REGISTER HERE]

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Spacademy Awards

Say good-bye to our Spa-Con guests and all the new friends you made over the weekend as we give away who our esteemed judges thought had the best cosplay, best vendor, best illustrator, volunteer of the year, and find out who gets the Fandemonium Award at Spa-Con’s Spacademy Awards. Located in Horner Hall. Sunday, September 22 – 4:00PM.

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Spa-Con Midnight Madness

Scour the city of Hot Springs for clues to solve this mysterious scavenger hunt at Spa-Con Midnight Madness. Friday, September 20th – 8:30PM.

2019 Spa-Con | Hot Springs National Park, AR

Kid-Con

There’s something for everyone! Bring the kids down to Kid-Con at this year’s Spa-Con. Located in the Expo Hall.

Cosplay Club

Go ahead and pull that robot suit out of your closet for Spa-Con’s Cosplay Club dance party and contest. Located in Horner Hall. Saturday, September 21 – 7:00PM