Thank you so much to all our amazing vendors and artists! Booth space at AMA-CON sold out in record time this year. To try to accommodate all the requests we’ve received we’re opening up additional spaces in the Heritage Room for vendors or artists who would still like to be part of AMA-CON. The Heritage Room is the site for Panels & Presentations, Children’s Activities, the Viewing Room, and the first ever AMA-CON Art Show–so it will be a great place to be. Booth rental for these spaces is $150. If you are interested, please contact Amanda Hope Shelburne at Amanda.Shelburne@amarillolibrary.org.
Come join the nerd side! We’re from right here in Amarillo providing you with the best treats, sweets, and drinks from Japan along with all your favorite anime, gaming, and nerd gear and collectibles!
Kaia Cosplay is a Texas cosplayer local to Amarillo. She has appeared all over the United States from BlizzCon in California to KatsuCon in Maryland. She is a regular celebrity guest at West-Texas conventions and shares her love of cosplay and crafting at panels and live-stream events.
Sam Gaitan, also known as Raicodoll, is a Texas based artist, painter, and writer whose interest mainly lies in Greek Mythology and fairy tales, spooky things, girl power, and comics. She specializes in everything from geeky illustrations to semi-realistic portraits to handmade jewelry. Based in Lubbock,Texas, she lives with a hoard of black cats, a black dog, and an orange cat….and some comic books.
Kristin “CrystalKittyCat” Vinson has been creating anything from art to jewelry to clothing for most of her life. A lover of random bits of the past, she sought to bring those influences to the present while putting her own twist upon them! Creating her own works including clothing pieces, one of a kind jewelry, and even woodburned iPhone cases, she has recently expanded Faire Treasures to include corsets, Steampunk styled shoes, and previously loved items.
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Nikachu Cosplay has been in enjoying the art of cosplay since 2012. Nikachu got involved in the anime culture at a very young age – it was love at first “Moon Prisim Power”. Nikachu brings her cosplays and creations to life. Nikachu also enjoys volunteering at events as her favorite Disney princess. Nikachu has won several awards for her cosplays. You can follow her progress and tips through her Facebook and Instagram.
A Note from Rayan Turner:
“I’m Rayan Turner, comic artist, painter, and illustrator working in the Amarillo area. Stop by my booth and chat about comics, art, and anything else you love. I’ll even sketch your favorite characters! You can also pick up the first issue of my brand new comic book Kylie the Righteous. It’s got action, monsters, time travel, post-apocalyptic barbarians, and that’s just the beginning!”
Registration is open for the first-ever AMA-CON Art Show! This is an opportunity for artists of all ages and levels of experience to show their pop culture-inspired artworks at AMA-CON (content to be family-friendly, of course!).
There is no charge to enter. Simply complete the attached Participation and Release form and turn it by July 15.
Forms may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the Amarillo Museum of Art at 2200 S. Van Buren.
Do not bring artwork to the museum! Submit the form by July 15 and bring your artwork to the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room on Friday, July 22nd between 2pm and 6pm.
Artworks will be on display for the duration of AMA-CON and must be picked up Sunday July 24th between 6pm and 8pm.
AMA-CON Art Show Form 2016
Ornamental Glass will once more be enchanting AMA-CON attendees with Rainbow Lightcasters and unique cold-worked dichroic glass jewels and earrings this year. See you there!
Started in 2011 with co-founder Kat Nicely, Morbid Cuddles is a fan-focused company that creates handmade geek and nerd culture inspired pillows. The pillows are made from 100% Cotton Flannel or Fleece. The polyfil used is also 100% cotton. Each pillow has a life time guarantee and will be repaired for free.
Original and Fan art will be available by Kyla Mills under her art signature Reepir. Commissions will be available pre-con through her DeviantArt or FurAffinity under username Reepir.