Arkansas Comic Con set for this weekend at the Benton Event Center

Comic lovers, science fiction enthusiasts and self-proclaimed nerds should get their costumes ready for the 2014 Little Rock Comic Convention taking place Saturday, June 7, at the Benton Event Center.

Doors will open at 9 a.m. and events are scheduled throughout the day. Included will be a showing of "Captain America: The First Avenger" at 9:05 a.m, Transformers: Dark of the Moon" will air at 11:30 a.m., and at 2:05 p.m. there will be a showing of "Thor: The Dark World."

At 1 p.m. there will be a raffle of the PGX-graded 9.8 "Booster Gold" No. 1 comic book. A second raffle will take place at 3 p.m. for a PGX "Dark Avengers" No. 1 comic book.

Raffle tickets will be available for $1 per ticket or individuals can purchase six tickets for $5. Doors will close at 4 p.m.

The highlight of the event is expected to be the cosplay costume contest, taking place at 2 p.m. All attending the event are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters. OSP Imaging will be giving away a photo package to the winner of the cosplay contest.

A representative also will be at the event all day to allow fans to take pictures with their favorite cosplayers. OSP Imaging will have a green screen at the event to allow those in attendance to pick their own background for their photographs. Photos will be printed onsite and will be available for $1 for individuals or groups.

Tickets for the event will be sold on the day of the event at the door only. Regular admission is $5; and $3 for those who show a military ID. Children 8 and under will be admitted free with one paid admission guest.

A number of guests will be present at the event including David Schedler, Tommy Smith, Brian Steward, Raymond Masters, Dusty Higgins, and Ron Wolfe.

For more information contact Mike Tinnel at 501-786-9951 or visit their Facebook page at

The Little Rock Comic Convention is Arkansas' longest running convention with the largest selection in current and past comics as well as the largest toy leaders in Arkansas.