CALS Con 2017: Let Your Geek Flag Fly, Library Comic Convention Includes Films, Panels, and Cosplay
LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) fourth annual CALS Con will be held at the Main Library campus, 100 Rock Street, on Saturday, May 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A family-friendly celebration of all things fandom, 2017 highlights include a lineup of fan panels at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater: Mystery Science Theater 3000, Narrative in Video Gaming, LGBTQ Representation in Comics, Propaganda in Comics, Diversity in Star Wars: Representation Matters, and Cosplay 101. Activities also include a LEGO® display and open build by ArkLUG, a mini escape room by Central Arkansas Escape Rooms, open tabletop gaming, Harry Potter crafts, a photo booth, a cosplay contest, and prize drawings.
There will also be free CALS Con-related activities at CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue, the week leading up to the event:
• Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (PG-13)
Monday, May 15, and Tuesday, May 16, at 6:00 p.m.
• The Lego Movie (PG)
Wednesday, May 17, at 6:00 p.m.
• Cosplay Cantina (ages 21+)
Thursday, May 18, at 5:00 p.m.
• Fandom Quest Live Game Show
Thursday, May 18, at 6:00 p.m.
The Central Arkansas Library System consists of 14 libraries located in the city of Little Rock (Main Library and eight branches), Pulaski County (Wrightsville, Jacksonville, Sherwood, and Maumelle), and Perry County (Perryville). The system contains more than one million items and has the largest research collection in central Arkansas.