Events

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

5:00 – Registration Opens
6:00 – Doors open for opening ceremony/concert
7:00 – Opening Ceremony begins
7:30 - Cybertronic Spree – Opening Concert
8:30 – Spa-Con Puzzle Hunt

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

9:00 – Registration Opens
10:00 – Expo Hall opens (closes at 6pm)
10:00 – Escape Room opens
10:00 – Artemis Starship Simulator opens
10:00 – Laser Tag Arena opens
10:00 – ArkLUG LEGO display opens
10:00 – Virtual Reality Experience opens
10:00 – Kid-Con opens
10:30 – Superhero Run begins, Convention Blvd.
11:00 – Spa-Con Showdown Smash Bros Video Game Tournament begins
Noon – VIP Guest Panel, tba.
1:00 – Workshop – “Animating Your Comics” w/ Pat Moriarity
2:00 – Panel - “12-Foot Tall Robots Come Alive” w/Thomas DePetrillo of Extreme Costumes
3:00 – VIP Meet and Greet, VIP Lounge
4:00 – Panel – “Taking Your Cosplay to the Next Level”
5:00 – Panel - “Robot Rockers: Getting Used to Earth Instruments” w/ Cybertronic Spree
7:00 - Cosplay Club and Cosplay Contest

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

9:30 – Registration Opens
10:00 – Expo Hall opens (closes at 4pm)
10:00 – Escape Room opens
10:00 – Artemis Starship Simulator opens
10:00 – Laser Tag Arena opens
10:00 – ArkLUG LEGO display opens
10:00 – Virtual Reality Experience opens
10:00 – Kid-Con opens
Noon – VIP Guest Panel, tba.
1:00 – Comics Panel with Walden Wong, Sam De La Rosa, Timothy Lim and Nikki Dawes.
2:00 –  tba
3:00 – VIP Meet and Greet, VIP Lounge
4:00 – Spacademy Awards

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.

2019 Spa-Con | Hot Springs National Park, AR

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.

2019 Spa-Con | Hot Springs National Park, AR

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 1 mile kid friendly run will open soon. Free capes for all racers! All proceeds to CASA. Stay tuned. Located on Convention Blvd. Saturday at 10:30AM.

2019 Spa-Con | Hot Springs National Park, AR

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.

2019 Spa-Con | Hot Springs National Park, AR

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