AMA-CON 2017

August 5 & 6 • Saturday 11 to 7 • Sunday 12 to 6

Amarillo Civic Center Heritage & Regency Rooms and North & South Exhibit Halls

2-day pass = $8 / 1-day pass = $5

 For more information, visit the AMA-CON website at www.ama-con.com or like us on Facebook!

AMA-CON, Amarillo’s annual pop culture convention, celebrates the best in comics, gaming, anime, sci-fi, and everything else geeky and awesome.

 

Special guests at this year’s AMA-CON include:

Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear 

Voiceover artist Robert Axelrod (Lord Zedd on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)

DFW Ghostbusters

Rachel Caine, author of The Great Library and Morganville Vampire series

Comic Historian R. Cat Conrad

A.G. Howard, author of Roseblood, and the Splintered and Haunted Hearts Legacy series

Cosplayers Frostbite Cosplay, Cosplay Cory, and Dat Ashe Cosplay

 

There will be 5 separate cosplay contests at AMA-CON 2017:  Kids, Comics, Gaming, Anime, and Sci/Fi and Steampunk.  Sci-Fi and Steampunk will cosplay together but awards will be given in each category.

 

AMA-CON 2017 will also feature an AMA-CON Art Show, children’s activities, a screening room, photo opportunities, professional and amateur sketch-offs, panels & presentations, artist demonstrations, and many more activities.

 

The always popular Geek Prom, sponsored by Alpha Media, will take place Saturday evening from 7 to 10 PM in the Regency Room!

 

AMA-CON is hosted by Friends of the Amarillo Public Library and funds raised through AMA-CON allow Friends of the Amarillo Public Library to support Library educational services including:

  • AMARILLO READS Community Reading Program
  • Summer Reading Club
  • READ to SUCCEED Adult Reading Skills Tutoring
  • English as a Second Language and US Citizenship Classes

 

Admission wristbands will go on sale soon in the Friends Store located on the first floor of the Downtown Amarillo Public Library!  AMA-CON temporary tattoos are available for purchase at all five library locations.  Wear one and help spread the word!