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Be A Hero! – High Plains Food Bank at AMA-Con 2015

High Plains Food Bank

Want to be a Hero at AMA-CON? Stop by the High Plains Food Bank’s booth in the South Exhibit Hall and drop off one of these SUPER SIX food contributions to help alleviate hunger in the Texas Panhandle.

1.) Canned Meats
2.) Boxed Pasta
3.) Canned Soups
4.) Canned Vegetables
5.) Canned Fruits
6.) High Protein Foods such as peanut butter or dry beans

Panhandle PBS Presents: “Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle” at AMA-Con 2015

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Panhandle PBS is delighted to take part in Amarillo Public Library’s AMA-Con again this year by sharing three films for audiences to enjoy from the PBS series, Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle.

The three episodes of this film series are:

Truth, Justice, and the American Way (1938-1958)

Great Power, Great Responsibility (1959-1977)

A Hero Can Be Anyone (1978 – Present)


Produced by Ghostlight Films and hosted/narrated by Liev Shreiber, Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle is the first documentary to examine the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of the characters who leapt from the pages over the last 75 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact.


Check the AMA-Con film schedule for screening times, and visit for more arts content from your local public television station – Panhandle PBS.



Meet AMA-Con 2015 Artist Andrea Smotherman of NerdyFoxx Studios


Come by and check out the fun and fabulous creations of NerdyFoxx Studios. We’re all about fun and fandom and we do our best when it comes our items. We offer a variety of handmade crafts such as coasters, plushies and art prints. We also offer Cosplay Sketches and Commissions!

Check out NerdyFoxx Studios on Facebook at

Meet AMA-Con Vendor Ideas Are Bulletproof Studios


Ideas Are Bulletproof Studios

A word from Cody McGehee of Ideas Are Bulletproof Studios:

“Amarillo’s only multiplatform production company. Interested in YouTube, Twitch or Cosplay? How about being acting, directing, or even being a photographer? Ideas are Bulletproof Studios Network is a place for you. Always on the move making short films, YouTube shows, live streaming and working with models, we focus on the fact that no idea is stupid and with hard work and persistence that anything is possible. Ideas are Bulletproof Studios Network’s work has been seen in over 100 different countries and has an accumulative time of 150 hours of content. Some of our shows include; The Unboxing with Corey and Ziggy – a collaborated show with one of the founding fathers of The Swarm along with, The Talk – Podcast, The Creative Crew, Jump Start – Entertainment Update, and soon to be much, much more. Join us as we bring one of the best in cosplay this year to Ama-Con, Kaia Cosplay, and get a chance to get your photo taken by one of our professional photographers.

We are also going to be present at RTX 2015 this year follow us on Facebook at and see what’s all happening in Austin, TX.

For those interested in joining our team you can email us at

Kaia Cospaly

AMA-Con 2015 Cosplay Contest Schedule


Cosplay Contest Schedule – Saturday, August 1st

12 NOON Kids Cosplay Contest(12 and younger) Regency Room
2 PM Comics Cosplay Contest(13 and over) Regency Room
3:45 PM Steampunk Cosplay Contest(13 and over) Regency Room
5:30 PM Anime Cosplay Contest(13 and over) Regency Room




Cosplay Contest Schedule – Sunday, August 2nd

1 PM Gaming Cosplay Contest(13 and over) Regency Room
3 PM SciFi Cosplay Contest(13 and over) Regency Room



If you would like to download the schedule as a PDF, please click the following link: AMA-Con 2015 Cosplay Contest Schedule.


You may still register online for the cosplay contest via the Registration link above, or you may register onsite 15 minutes before the start of the competition.

Meet AMA-Con 2015 Vendor Lady Callista’s Wondernarium and Steampunk Bazaar

We offer a large variety of steampunk and geekery designed to delight a wide audience. Our goods include a variety of pop culture references in the form of art canvases, jewelry, and home decor. We also offer steampunk costume pieces such as mock weapons, googles, jewelry, clothing. Last but certainly not lease, we take custom orders for any of the afformentioned items.


For more information, please visit

Meet AMA-Con 2015 Vendor Stagholm of The Noblesse Oblige Society

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Stagholm is a chapter of The Noblesse Oblige Society, a Medieval recreation group. The group recreates all aspects of European Medieval culture from 800AD to 1600AD. The Noblesse Oblige Society is based out of White Deer, Texas.

So, come and sit around a fire with us. Have a flagon of mead while the drummers play, and the bard tells a tale. Join us at a sumptuous feast table, as the musicians play, and laughter rolls across the hall. Stand victorious over your foe, then raise a tankard with them at your camp as you swap tales. Cheer as a friend is surprised and called up in court to be honored by the Prince. Romance, chivalry, honor, and courtesy call. Come and create your own legend!

Meet AMA-Con 2015 Artist Thomas Clemmons of Robot Friday

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Thomas Clemmons is the creator of the webcomic Robot Friday that can be found on his website at with new updates every Tuesday and Thursday.

Thomas has been a professional graphic designer and production artist for almost two decades. He has filled many roles in the print design world including graphic designer, illustrator, pre-press production artist and ink mixer for textile printing.

Robot Friday began in May of 2009 and currently boasts over 400 archived and ongoing strips.

Thomas has also self published five print compilations of Robot Friday comic strips as well as created a design-your-own superhero drawing system called, Design-A-Super. Thomas has a new Youtube drawing channel found at from which he teaches the basics of drawing and discusses the path he took into the webcomic business.

He is also a podcaster, co-hosting the weekly podcast Dorkclub Podcast at The Dorkclub Podcast can be seen live each Saturday at 11 PM CST on the Dorkclub Podcast Google+ channel.

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