Official AMA-Con 2015 Hotel Announced

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Exciting news! Amarillo’s Wyndham Garden is the official hotel of AMA-CON 2015. The hotel is holding a limited number of nights for AMA-CON guests Friday through Sunday, July 31 through August 2, at a special rate of $99 per night. This rate includes one of Wyndham’s excellent guest rooms, access to onsite amenities such as the fitness room and indoor pool, and a hot breakfast in the morning. To take advantage of this opportunity, call 358-6161 and ask for the AMA-CON rate.

Thanks so much to Wyndham for supporting AMA-CON and Friends of the Amarillo Public Library!

 

Meet AMA-Con 2015 Special Guest Far Away Creations

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Far Away Creations is a husband and wife owned practical effects studio based in Loveland, Colorado.  They have contributed to films including “Paul”, “Fanboys,”, and “The Lone Ranger”.  Their type of practical effects primarily include costume, prop, and set design while they have plans to become more involved with makeup effects and creature design.   During their 16 years so far in the industry and hobby they have supplied custom works for fans, enthusiasts, reenactors, and cosplayers.  Their goal is to become more involved in the film industry as well as offering their talents and services to various contractors anywhere from video game prototyping and promotion to themed venues.  They also travel with their life size replica movie sets or interactive displays to conventions for self promotion as well as providing photo opportunities for convention goers.

Please like them on Facebook: Far Away Creations

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Meet AMA-Con 2015 Vendor Monster’s Lair Comics

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This will be our third year selling at AMA-Con!  We specialize in Vintage through Modern comics.  Our booth set up includes about 10,000 $1 books from all publishers, and a nice selection of key issues, 1st appearances, and CGC graded books.  We will also be bringing some toys, books, and other comic/movie/sci-fi related merchandise!  This is a convention I always look forward to, and can’t wait for the multi-day show.  I do take want lists, and requests, so if there are comics you are looking for, please let me know!

Please like Monster’s Lair Comics at www.facebook.com/monsterslaircomics

Registration Deadline Approaching

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It’s almost the end of April and the nerdiest of months is upon us – MAY!  With that being said, remember that you have until Thursday of next week (Thursday, April 30th) to register and get our $100 booth rates.  On May 1st, the cost for your first booth goes up to $150, with prices for additional booths remaining the same.

 

We look forward to hearing from YOU!

Meet AMA-Con 2015 Special Guest Sonny Strait

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Sonny Strait is a voiceover actor with a wide resume, including such memorable characters as Krillin in Dragon Ball Z, Usopp in One Piece, Maes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Cartoon Network’s Toonami Tom.

Mr. Strait is also a professional comic book artist, working as a colorist on Dark Horse’s Elfquest series and his own web comic called We Shadows. We Shadows, was published by Tokyopop and was nominated by The American Library Association for Best Graphic Novel in 2008. The book received glowing reviews in many trade magazines including Publishers Weekly, Newtype, Play, and Anime Insider.

In addition, he has also worked as a writer and director on several TV series including Dragonball Z, Case Closed, and Lupin the Third.

Please join us in welcoming AMA-Con 2015 Special Guest Sonny Strait! For more information, please visit: http://sonnystrait.com/

Video Games Live! Tickets On Sale Now

AMA-Con is thrilled to host Video Games Live! as part of AMA-Con 2015. Tickets are now on sale through Panhandle Tickets, starting at $20.  For more information or to buy tickets, please visit http://www.panhandletickets.com/event_information.php?id=1891

 

Amarillo Public Library and Amarillo Symphony are teaming up to bring Video Games Live to Amarillo during AMA-CON! Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the greatest video games of all time. Created and produced by industry veteran video game composer Tommy Tallarico; top orchestras and choirs around the world perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, special fx, solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.
PRE-CONCERT ACTIVITIES
– Guitar Hero competition starts 1 hour prior to concert; winner plays on stage with the Symphony.
– Costume contest with winner selected from the stage just prior to the concert.

POST-CONCERT ACTIVITIES
– Meet and greet reception with game industry luminaries (open to all ticketholders)

 

 

 

Video Games Live Coming to Amarillo

It’s official! Friends of the Amarillo Public Library and Amarillo Symphony are teaming up to bring Video Games Live to Amarillo during AMA-CON! Concert tickets will go on sale April 1 through Panhandle Tickets. Check out the Amarillo event page created by Video Games Live through the link below.

Video Games Live in Amarillo!

 

 

Booth Reservation Round 2

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It is absolutely freezing outside – but good news!  You don’t have to venture out into the snow to reserve your AMA-Con booth space by taking advantage of our easy online payment system.

Remember that our rates have changed.  Now through April 30th, your first booth is $100, the second booth is $50, and each additional booth is $35.  Reserve yours today!