2018 Events

Spa-Con - September 21-23, 2018 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

Friday, September 21, 2018

4:00PM
Registration opens – Hot Springs Convention Center, Grand Lobby
ARTEMIS Spaceship Bridge Simulator opens – Room 203
A Narrow Escape room opens – Grand Lobby
Virtual Reality Lab opens – Room 205
RPG Gaming opens – Rooms 104, 105 & 102
Laser Tag opens – Bank OZK Arena

Note: Expo Hall does not open until Saturday at 10AM

5:00PM
Tri-Lakes CASA Superhero Run packet pick-up – Grand Lobby

7:00PM
Opening Ceremony & Froggy Fresh Concert – Horner Hall

8:30PM
Midnight Madness begins – Horner Hall
VIP After-Party – Will’s Cinnamon Shop, 1001 Central Avenue

Saturday, September 22, 2018

8:00AM
Tri-Lakes CASA Superhero Run packet pick-up – Grand Lobby

9:30AM
Tri-Lakes CASA Superhero Run begins – Convention Blvd.

10:00AM
Registration opens – Hot Springs Convention Center, Grand Lobby
Expo Hall opens – Hall A, B, C, D. (10AM – 7PM)
A Narrow Escape room opens – Grand Lobby
ARTEMIS Spaceship Bridge Simulator opens – Room 203
Virtual Reality Lab opens – Room 205
RPG Gaming opens – Rooms 104, 105 & 102
Kid-Con opens, activities all day – Expo Hall
Party Gaming opens – Room 103
War Gaming opens – Plaza Lobby
Laser Tag Arena opens – Expo Hall
Spa-Con Showdown Video Game Free Play Session – Bank OZK Arena

10:15AM
Tri-Lakes CASA Superhero Run Awards Ceremony – Expo Hall Stage

10:30AM
Make Your Own Dice Bag – Leatherworking with Beastman Caravan – Room 207

11:00AM
Drawing Comics from an Arkansan’s Perspective – Room 202
Pokemon Tournament registration – Expo Hall
NHECM presents: Harry Potter Wildlife – Expo Stage

11:30AM
Star Wars Origami – Kid-Con

12NOON
Spa-Con Showdown Smash Bros Video Game Tournament begins – Bank OZK Arena
Pam Grier: From Quentin Tarantino to Jack Hill, 50 years of the baddest one-chick hit-squad! – Room 208
Helmet Fabrication with Nightingale Vixen & Dominique de Leon – Room 207
Maxwell Blade presents 10 Minutes of Magic! – Expo Stage
Harry Potter Sorting Hat – Expo Stage (12:15 start)
Pokemon Tournament begins – Expo Hall

1:00PM
Photo Session with Pam Grier – Room 201
RPG Game Mastering 101 w/ Ross Watson, Jonathan Westmoreland, Tony Dutra & Brendan LaSalle – Room 202
Kids Cosplay Showcase – Expo Stage

1:30PM
YouTube – How to Become a Sensation! Featuring Froggy Fresh & Money Maker Mike – Room 208
Pokemon Stress Balls – Kid-Con

2:00PM
Meet & Greet with Pam Grier – VIP Lounge
R.A. Mihailoff, aka, Leatherface III autograph signing – Expo Hall
Michael Berryman autograph signing – Expo Hall
Engineer Your Own Light Saber w/Mid America Science Museum – Kid Con

2:30PM
Imperial Gladiators Stormtrooper Competition with the 501st Legion – Expo Stage

3:00PM
Butch Patrick: All about Eddie Munster and His Hot Rod Cars! – Room 202
Cut and Paste: An In-Depth Hands-On Collage Workshop with Sonny Kay – Room 207
Princess Storytime with Ginny Di and Nightingale Vixen – Expo Stage

4:00PM
Extreme Costumes: How to Build and Walk in a 12-Foot Tall Robot Cosplay – Room 208
LEGO Challenge – Kid-Con
Cosplay Wig Design with NipahDUBS – Room 202

4:30PM
NHECM presents: Harry Potter Wildlife – Expo Stage

5:00PM
Armor Construction with the 501st Legion – Room 202
Kids RPG Gaming – Kid-Con

7:00PM
The Cosplay Club & Contest (ages 18 & older) –Horner Hall
Teen Cosplay Party (ages 12-17) – Room 209

10:00PM
VIP After-Party – Core Brewing, 833 Central Avenue (21+)

Sunday, September 23, 2018

10:00AM
Registration opens – Hot Springs Convention Center, Grand Lobby
Expo Hall opens – Hall A, B, C, D. (10AM – 4PM)
A Narrow Escape room opens – Grand Lobby
ARTEMIS Spaceship Bridge Simulator opens – Room 203
Virtual Reality Lab opens – Room 205
RPG Gaming opens – Rooms 104, 105 & 102
Kid-Con opens, activities all day.
Perler Beads – Kid-Con
Party Gaming opens – Room 103
War Gaming opens – Plaza Lobby
Laser Tag Arena opens – Expo Hall
Retro Video Gaming – Bank OZK Arena

10:30AM
Shrinky-Dinks with Emergent Arts – Kid-Con

11:00AM
Retro Video Gaming – Bank OZK Arena
Teen Cosplay Showcase – Expo Stage
How to Make School Fun with the HSU Legion of Nerds – Room 202
Kids RPG Gaming – Kid-Con

11:30AM
Harry Potter Sorting Hat – Expo Stage

12NOON
Sean Maher: Life Onboard The Serenity – Room 208
Howlpop Presents – Tales of a Tailcoat Workshop – Room 207
Green Screen Photos – Kid-Con

12:30PM
Blast-a-Trooper with the 501st Legion – Expo Stage

1:00PM
Let’s Write a Parody with Ginny Di – Room 202
Sean Maher photo session – Room 201

1:30PM
Kids Cosplay Showcase – Expo Stage

2:00PM
Veronica Taylor: The Voices of Pokemon and More – Room 208
The Walking Dead Experience w/ Negan Unchained & Norman Reedesque – Room 202
Harry Potter Carnival Games – Kid-Con
Meet and Greet with Sean Maher – VIP Lounge
R.A. Mihailoff, aka, Leatherface III autograph signing – Expo Hall
Michael Berryman autograph signing – Expo Hall

2:30PM
Comics Drawing Workshop with David Lasky – Room 207
Live RPG Gaming – Expo Stage

3:00PM
How to Become a Member of the 501st Legion – Room 202
Why Do We Love Japanese Popular Culture? with Dr. Bill Tsutsui – Room 208

4:00PM
The Spacademy Awards!! – Horner Hall

5:00PM
VIP After-Party – Bubba Brews, 528 Central Avenue