Arkansas Comic Con
Saturday: 10am until 6pm
Sunday: 11am until 5pm

General Admission:
$35 Saturday
$30 Sunday
$50 Weekend
Military – $20 per day (available day of show only, with proper ID/proof of service)
Active, Retired, Prior Service : for servicemember and immediate family only
Kids ten and under free with paid adult admission
(Limit two kids per paid adult)

Sting will only be appearing on Saturday from 1pm until 4pm
Christopher Sabat will be appearing Saturday only

As a reminder, these are just photo ops and panel schedule times. When not at one of these or on a break, all the guests will be at their booth signing autographs and meeting fans both days of the event (except for Sting and Christopher Sabat who are both Saturday only).

Times subject to change…

Panel Schedule

Main Stage 
11:00 AMQ&A with Loren Lester
12:00 PMQ&A with Luke Edwards
1:00 PMQ&A with Mena Suvari, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid, & Thomas Ian Nicholas
2:00 PMQ&A with Ryan Hurst
3:00 PMQ&A with Judith Hoag & Brian Tochi
4:00 PMQ&A with Christopher Sabat & Sean Schemmel
5:00 PMArkansas Comic Con Costume Contest
Panel Room 1 
11:15 AMAnime Heroes vs Comic Heroes w/Jermaine Mercadel
12:15 PMWhat They Didn’t Teach You About Art & Design w/Alike Chambers
1:15 PMThe Many Faces of the Avatar w/Laura Sellers
2:15 PMA New Suit w/John Beatty
3:15 PMOnline Sensation w/Macy Davis
Panel Room 2 
11:45 AMA Morphin’ Fandom w/Alex Soh
12:45 PMLolita Fashion Q&A w/Sarah Ellen Haynie
1:45 PMSuperhero & Villains Fantasy Draft w/Pop Goes the Culture Podcast
2:45 PMCon Going & Etiquette w/Jaded Creations Cosplay
Main Stage 
12:00 PMQ&A with David Koechner & Jim O’heir
1:00 PMQ&A with Luci Christian, J Michael Tatum & Tia Ballard
2:00 PMQ&A with Nakia Burrise
3:00 PMQ&A with Britt Baker
Panel Room 1 
11:45 AMWigs 101 w/Jaded Creations Cosplay
12:45 PMCosplay on a Dime w/Suzanne’s Cosplay
1:45 PMCosplay 101w/Faebri Cosplay
2:45 PM3D Printing for Cosplay w/DCW Builds
3:45 PMJoin the 501st Legion!
Panel Room 2 
11:45 AMIt’s Trivial w/Grant Fletcher
12:45 PMKISS Fans United w/William Barber
1:45 PMEras of Pro Wrestling w/William Barber
2:45 PMIntellectual Property Law: How to Protect Your Creations w/Jay Long

Photo Ops Schedule:

A1: Trevor Inkwell
A2: Sky Bun Studio
A3: Forever Flowers
A4: Cirsova Publishing
A5: Tessa Sketch
A6: Tim Lim
A7: John Beatty
A8: Brian Denham
A9: Luke Edwards
A10: Jim O’Heir
A11: David Koechner

B1: Thomas Ian Nicholas
B2: Tara Reid
B3: Shannon Elizabeth
B4: Mena Suvari

C1: Sean Schemmel
C2: Christopher Sabat
C3: Britt Baker
C4: Sting

D1: Cowabunga Factory
D2: Judith Hoag
D3: Brian Tochi
D4: Nakia Burrise
D5: Ryan Hurst
D6: Loren Lester
D7: Luci Christian
D8: J. Michael Tatum
D9: Tia Ballard

F1: Crazy Red Artist
F2: Wolf & Ram Studios
F3: Arkansas Foodbank
F4: Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts
F5: Cosplay Repair Station
F6: Free Stuff
F7: Macy Davis
F8: Suzanne’s Cosplay
F9: Faebri Cosplay
F10: DCW Builds

101-102: Arkansas Comic Con Merchandise
103: CLSouthernCreation
104: Bowie Art
105-106: One Up TCG
107: Evl
108: Mario’s Comics
109: Rise House
110: Nerd Love
111: Our House
112: Heroes & Angels
113-114: Tortured Earth
115: Neon Culture
116: Anna’s Cool Creations
117-118: Generations Gifts
119-120: Briumbra Photography
121-122: Impressive Inks
123-124: Gulf Coast Collectibles

201-202: House of Anime
203-204: Collected
205-206: Jrtoysandgames
207: Fuzzy Dragon
208: LT. Nerdstation
209-210: U.S.S. Blackstone
211: Jak’s/BCBS Grading
212: KM Replica Props
213-214: Dragonfly Studios by Gear Gaming
215-216: Forgotten Treasures
217-218: 501st Legion Diamond Garrison
219-220: First Order Star Wars Jeep
221-222: Stage 2 Games
223: Treasure Trove
224: Boomer Comics

301-302: Cutting Edge Toys
303 – 304: Anime Armory
305: TR Morris Crafts
306: Tsunami Comics & Collectibles
307-308: Flames of the Phoenix
309-310: Dela Vega Arts Crafts & Collectibles
311-312: The CW
313-316: Russell Smith
317-318: Castle Jones Vintage
319: Tsuna’s Korner
320: Where Da Waifu
321-324: All Day Comics & Collectibles

401-402: Animax
403: Brix-n-Clix
404: Enchanted Shire
405: Old Skool Games
406: Fortress Comics
407: B&K Cards
408: Dragon Alley
409: The Wrestling Wrap Up with Michael & Aaron
410: Organized International Wrestling Association
411-412: The Court of Swords: AR Lightsaber League
413: FunkoMasterFunko
414: Misty Mountain Gaming
415: Albert’s Cartoon Art & Collectibles
416: The Legging Lass
417-418: White Tiger Collectables
419: Inverse Press
420: Loyal K.N.G.
421: Wizyakuza
422: Lusk Collectables
423-424: Cordy’s Corner

Costume Contest/Cosplay Rules

How to Enter 

Signups for all contests are Saturday at the Briumbra Photography booth from 10 AM to 2:30 PM.   Look for the ten foot tall green screen and you’ll know you found the right place!

When registering be sure to fill out the form completely, have a photo taken of your cosplay, and get a contestant number.  

Your contestant number denotes your place in line up and is tied to Your Name and Cosplay.  Do not lose your number or give it away. 

You must be completely registered by 2:30 PM; no submissions will be taken after this time.

Contest Descriptions

*Cosplay Masquerade*

A fun & pressure-free way to show off your cosplay onstage regardless of where it’s from or how it was made!


Youth Masquerade
Children age 12 and under (Must accompanied by an adult)
Awards for top three cosplays!
Adult Masquerade
May enter as an Individual or Group (You cannot enter both the individual and group contests).
Awards for adults 
Best Individual Costume
Best Group
Fan Favorite

*Craftsmanship Competition*

Entries are judged on the craftsmanship (design, construction, execution, and general presentation) of a costume.


At least 60% of entrant’s costume must be handcrafted by the participant. Purchased or commissioned costumes (or anything considered not original work) do not qualify for the Craftsmanship category.
A costume’s creator(s) may have a model wearing the costume for the contest. In these cases, the creator(s) must be present for judging, must be the owner of the costume, and would be credited for any awards (not the model).
Costumes that have won any award in any other costume contest are not permitted.
The awards for the Craftsmanship Competition
1st place
2nd place
3rd place

General Contest Info:

Final call for registration is 2:30 pm at the Briumbra Photography Booth.  No late entries will be accepted.
You must have a picture taken in your cosplay (the one you want to walk the stage in) at Briumbra Photography to be considered in the judging.
Line up starts 25 minutes before the Cosplay Contest begins.
Line up is outside the main stage, look for volunteers with ‘Youth’, ‘Masquerade’, and ‘Craftmanship’ signs.
You will be asked to line up in the order of your entry numbers and will be called to stage in that order.  The Contest Host will be calling your name off of a list.
You can’t just show up to line up to walk the stage without an entry.
You will enter from one side of the stage when your name is called and exit on the opposite side.
When your name is called, walk to the middle of the stage in character.  
When you reach center stage you may do a flourish in character and/or an appropriate (family friendly) catch phrase to show off your character/cosplay.  
You are not required to do a flourish or catchphrase, but at the very least turn around to show the crowd your cosplay.  This is your time to shine!
After you have done your flourish/catchphrase/turn around, exit safely and briskly off the opposite side of the stage.
There will be no music played and no extended skits.
After you leave the stage feel free to join the crowd to enjoy the rest of the contest!


Shoes are required at all times while in the public areas of the convention center. Even if a cosplay character goes barefoot, the cosplayer must wear shoes.
Costumes and daily wear shall not expose the body in such a way as to be deemed indecent exposure.
All costumes worn within the convention center must fit through a standard doorway. Any attendee wearing a bulky costume, or one with poor visibility, should have a handler available to escort him/her. In addition, please ensure any bulky costume is properly ventilated to prevent heat stroke.
Any metal items used for cosplays are not allowed to have sharp or pointed edges that could potentially cause injury. Real swords, bats, etc. are not allowed. A safer material substitute is an alternate option.
No costume or prop may generate odor, smoke, or fog.
Cosplay props are to be checked in with security at the registration area before they will be allowed in the convention area.
All props must be non-working and peace bonded. Security will peace-bind any props, and attendees will assume responsibility that they have read this policy and agree to follow the rules as outlined in it.
Any violation of a peace-bind will result in an immediate loss of prop privileges.
No functioning projectile props.
If security deems a prop dangerous or harmful it will not be allowed. This will be decided on a case by case basis.
Attendees will not brandish, point, flail, play-fight, run with, or use their prop in any kind of threatening manner.
Inappropriate conduct with any camera (video or photo) will be grounds for removal of convention privileges, up to and including revocation without a refund.
If you want to take a photo of a cosplayer, it’s proper form to ask first. Most will be happy to oblige and pose fiercely.
These rules may be modified as needed to help protect the safety of all attendees.
Most importantly…
Have fun.
Don’t be a jerk.