Thursday, August 2, 2012

Weekend To-Do: GlitchCon 2012

Posted By on Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 9:02 AM

GlitchCon 2012 starts Friday at the Doubltree in Bentonville.
  • GlitchCon 2012 starts Friday at the Doubltree in Bentonville.

GLITCHCON 2012
11:30 a.m. Bentonville Doubletree Guest Suites. $20-$45.

Do you need approximately 56 to 72 hours of LARP, CCG, cosplay, steampunk, sci-fi, anime, video games and more?

Then you'd best get yourself and all your assorted gear up to Bentonville this weekend for GlitchCon 2012: The Last Con on Alderaan. This fan convention is a three-day celebration of all those aforementioned things (Alderaan is the planet that Princess Leia hails from, non-geeks).

In addition to all the gaming and the costume contest, there will be guest speakers. One of the guest speakers is Charles Martinet, an actor and public speaker who has also done voiceover work for numerous video games, including the voices of Mario, Wario, Luigi and Donkey Kong for the Nintendo 64. I would estimate that I've heard Martinet's voice saying, "Hey, it's me, Mario on Nintendo 64!" at least 40 hundred million times. It was during a brief, nearly life-ruining stint working the overnight shift at Toys 'R' Us. There was a Nintendo 64 display unit that repeated this phrase over and over at top volume all night as we restocked the shelves. Nobody could figure out how to turn the damn thing off or even how to lower the volume, and to this day, the haunting refrain echoes in my mind's ear. I can hear it even now ...

Anyways, other guests include HALO voice talent Steve Downes, sci-fi and YA authors Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta and many more. There'll be music from DJs Azrael and Infam0us and most importantly, plenty of chances for hot nerd-on-nerd action at the sure-to-be raging afterparties.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Robert Bell

  • A Q&A with Pallbearer

    Little Rock’s leading harbingers of doom return with a new album, “Foundations of Burden.”
    • Aug 21, 2014
  • Thursday To-Do: KEN mode

    You've got to figure that a band from frozen-ass Winnipeg is just gonna be way gnarlier and tougher than a band from some sun-kissed tropical clime where people wear tank tops and flip-flops year-round.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • Bob Schneider at Juanita's

    Also, KEN Mode at Vinos', Red Octopus' 'Trysts and Turns' at the Public Theatre, Mothwind at Maxine's, Patty Griffin at George's Majestic, "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" at the Weekend Theater and Ash at Juanita's.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Staff Picks: Netflix and Chill, Benji's pasta fresca, Creedence Clearwater Revival and more

    The podcast Design Matters, published by Design Observer, is celebrating its 10th year and they are revisiting some of their best episodes from the last decade. I just finished this week's replay of the interview with the Scottish born illustrator Marion Deuchars. At the end of the wonderful interview, her two young sons are invited into the studio near where they pitch in some of their own thoughts on art and, in particular, drawing in the art books their mother created for children and adults.
    • Aug 28, 2015
  • Guest Mix: Rural War Room

    World wide weird duo Rural War Room (Donavan Suitt & Byron Werner) is celebrating 10 years of broadcasting and production here in Little Rock and abroad. RWR Radio on KABF 88.3 FM (10 p.m. Tuesdays or anytime on their website), features the duo alternating records in an effort to surprise one another.
    • Sep 14, 2015
  • Your new flags of Little Rock

    BRASHER: Hello Arkansans, this is the first piece from us, Brasher and Rowe and we are some dudes who work in downtown Little Rock and we eat lunch and just talk about all the exciting things around here.
    • Sep 18, 2015

Most Shared

  • Labor department director inappropriately expensed out-of-state trips, audit finds

    Jones was "Minority Outreach Coordinator" for Hutchinson's 2014 gubernatorial campaign. The governor first named him as policy director before placing him over the labor department instead in Jan. 2015, soon after taking office.
  • World leaders set to meet in Little Rock on resource access and sustainable development

    Little Rock will next week host a series of meetings on the use of technology to tackle global problems led by Club de Madrid — a coalition of more than 100 former democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world — and the P80 Group, a coalition of large public pension and sovereign wealth funds founded by Prince Charles to combat climate change.
  • Rapert compares Bill Clinton to Orval Faubus

    Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway)  was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.

Visit Arkansas

View Trumpeter Swans in Heber Springs

View Trumpeter Swans in Heber Springs

Magness Lake, in Heber Springs, is a magnet for swans

Blogroll

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation