Get your geek on in Central AR this weekend


Ladies and gentlemen, get your costumes ready because we’ve got not one, but two comic con events happening in Central Arkansas this weekend. Little Rock Comic Con—Arkansas’s first and longest-running comic con—will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Benton Events Center in Benton; CALS Con, the 4th annual mini-con hosted by the Central Arkansas Library System, will take place Saturday on the Main Library campus in downtown Little Rock.


Both events feature panels, workshops, cosplay and other activities; Little Rock Comic Con will also have vendor and artist booths. Featured guests at the Benton Comic Con include Jason Faunt and Justin Nimmo, both of the Power Rangers, and Paul Reinhart, Transformers devotee and YouTube reviewer known as Optibotimus.

CALS Con is a free, family-friendly event. For more info, please visit the CALS website. Little Rock Comic Con is open to all ages, though some events are adults-only. Tickets are available at various levels including add-ons such as a VIP party and photo ops with special guests.