Author Archives: Amanda Izard

Meet AMA-Con 2014 Vendor Kitten Concoctions

“I have taken it upon myself to spread fun, alternative options to the public.Products cover a wide range of interests to include: Cosplay, Furry, Goth, Steampunk, and Kawaii. 

I specialize in handmade goodies and curios and since mine are the hands that make them, I’m willing to take special requests. Since this is the case, my products are individually unique. I rarely repeat the same design; thus, your purchase is likely to be one-of-a-kind.  Special attention is paid to the quality of my products. If I’m not proud of it, it never makes it to market.

I love making creative and custom things! It’s time to revel in the alternative and unexpected. Its time to have more fun. So come on and browse my wares to find the style that fits you!”


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Kitten Concoctions

Meet AMA-Con 2014 Vendor Houchin’s House of Wizarding Wares


Houchin’s House of Wizarding Wares is a local handmade business in Fort Worth, Texas. Husband and wife team Erin and Keri Houchin work together to create products that bring imagination to life and inspire.

Erin is the woodworker and wandmaker. Keri crochets and sews owls and other soft items. Our goal is to produce wands that are as unique as the individual they choose. We do not replicate designs, either our own or someone else’s.

Our wands are made from natural materials – locally found or sustainably grown wood – and are free from toxic stains or finishes. We believe the natural beauty of the wood is important, as is the safety of our customers.

AMA-Con VIP Party Tickets Now on Sale at Game Quest

In addition to being able to purchase your AMA-Con 2014 VIP party tickets at the Downtown Library, we’ve added another location – local gaming store Game Quest (2811 SW 6th Avenue, Amarillo TX)!

Located on Historic Route 66, Game Quest has all kinds of really cool stuff – video games, Pokemon trading cards, board games, D&D gear, and more.

So, stop by the store today, say hello to the super rad folks that work there, shop around, and buy your VIP party tickets while supplies last. Remember – there are a limited number of these tickets, so get yours today! Tickets for the VIP Party on Friday, July 11th, from 7-9pm in the Heritage Room of the Amarillo Civic Center are $25 and include snacks, an acoustic concert by Johnny Yong Bosch and Eyeshine, a Meet and Greet with Johnny and the band, and admission to AMA-Con the next day.

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Meet AMA-Con 2014 Artist Group Sequential Thursdays

Sequential Thursdays

Sequential Thursdays is a time and place for like-minded people to learn the process of making comics. All skill levels are welcome. This club is for ANYONE who has ever wanted to make their own comic book or strip. We meet on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at the Table’s Edge Comic and Gaming Store from 6-9 pm.

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VIP Party Tickets On Sale Now

We think AMA-Con 2014 is going to be something really special this year!  To add to the excitement of the event and provide a really cool experience, the Friends of the Amarillo Public Library will be hosting a VIP Party on Friday, July 11th, from 7-9pm at the Heritage Room of the Amarillo Civic Center.

Tickets are $25 and include the following:

  1. An acoustic concert by our headline band Eyeshine
  2. Autograph session with Johnny Yong Bosch
  3. An admission wristband to AMA-Con on July 12th

Tickets are limited in number, so be sure call to see Amanda Hope at the Downtown Library or call (806) 378-3089 to purchase yours today!

“Cosplay! Crafting a Secret Identity” to be Screened at AMA-Con

Cosplay Screening

Panhandle PBS will be taking part in AMA-Con this year with a screening of the Atlanta PBS film, “Cosplay! Crafting a Secret Identity.”  The documentary looks into the lives of people who have elevated science-fiction and comic book costuming to the professional level, and also explores why Atlanta has become an unlikely epicenter of the phenomenon.  Preview the film below, and check the AMA-Con event schedule for the screening time and location.