About ArlingCon

ArlingCon is a FREE family-friendly pop culture convention hosted annually by the Arlington Public Library in conjunction with UTA Libraries. This event provides a welcoming and educational environment for newcomers and longtime members of the community looking to understand more about science fiction, comics, and anime.

ArlingCon began in 2015 as a half-day event attended by 600 people. With enthusiastic community and sponsor support, ArlingCon has grown to an all-day convention attended by thousands. The convention has had an attendance of over 3,100, more than 30 panels/workshops, 70 vendors and 25 exhibitors. ArlingCon 2020 will include workshops and panel discussions as well as a cosplay runway, cosplay contest, expanded vendor and artist halls, exhibits, local authors, childrens' activities, and more.

In 2020, ArlingCon will be going virtual! Join us on Saturday, June 13 for the same free community-driven convention experience as ever—this year, from the comfort of your own home. Click here for more details about ArlingCon.

ArlingCon is free to attend and does not require registration or press credentials.

Time and date: Saturday, June 13, 2020, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Inquiries: arlingcon@arlingtontx.gov

About the Arlington Public Library

Serving more than 1.5 million people a year, the Arlington Public Library holds more than 550,000 items, from books, audiobooks, eBooks, and DVDs, to digital photo collections, genealogy resources, and grant-funded kits for parents and teachers. Online visitors can browse items, download eBooks, and view more than 100 digital tools. With seven locations throughout the City and almost 100 years of service, the Arlington Public Library strives to serve as a community hub with patron-centered service and valuable resources of all kinds. Click here to learn more.

Past Event Photos

ArlingCon Attendees ArlingCon Cosplay  Dondoko Taiko ArlingCon Game room Kids Cosplay Contest ArlingCon Vendors

Click images to view full-size. All photos by Arlington Public Library and are available for media use.

Social Media

Convention hashtag: #arlingcon2020

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