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Meet AMA-CON 2016 Artist Chris Vanderford

Chris Vanderford

 

Chris Vanderford is a local cartoonist here in Amarillo and the creator of a cartoon entitled “Outback”, which centers on a number of Australian critters that live in the eponymous outback. His main artistic influences are Warner Bros. cartoons such as Looney Tunes and Animaniacs.

http://calamitykangaroo.deviantart.com/gallery/

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Meet AMA-CON 2016 Vendor Black Dog Enterprises

Black Dog Enterprises

Black Dog Enterprises is a 20+ year anime business, located in Lubbock for over 13 years.
We carry a good selection of anime products, board games, video games, rpgs, & card games.
We’ve recently started carrying My Little Pony merchandise! I will special order and answer questions if possible.

Meet AMA-CON 2016 Special Guest Mark Oshiro

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What if you could re-live the experience of reading a book (or watching a show) for the first time? Mark Oshiro provides just such a thing on a daily basis on Mark Reads and Mark Watches, where he chronicles his unspoiled journey through various television and book series. Since 2009, Mark has been subjecting himself to the emotional journey that one takes when they enter a fictional world for the first time. He mixes textual analysis, confessional blogging, and humor to analyze fiction that usually makes him cry and yell on camera. All of this earned Mark a Hugo nomination in the Fan Writer category in 2013 and 2014, and he has no plans to stop. He was the nonfiction editor of Queers Destroy Science Fiction! and the co-editor of Speculative Fiction 2015. His first novel, a YA sci-fi book set in a pre-dystopian world, is being edited and his life goal is to pet every dog in the world.

Mark Oshiro

Open Registration Closed – Waitlist Only Available

We’ve hit capacity and all of our booth spaces are now filled!  We have removed the online payment option and have moved into a “waitlist only” mode.  You may still submit a vendor or artist application and we will date/timestamp them and will notify you if there are cancellations in the order applications are received.

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and overwhelming support of AMA-CON, the Amarillo Public Library, and the Friends of the Amarillo Public Library!

Wyndham Garden Amarillo is the Official Hotel of AMA-Con 2016

Wyndham

Great news! Amarillo’s Wyndham Garden is the official hotel of AMA-Con 2016! They’ve reserved a block of rooms for AMA-Con guests at a fantastic $89 per night rate, and that includes a full hot breakfast. You can learn more about the hotel at their website but to take advantage of this deal, you’ll need to call (806) 358-6161 and ask for the AMA-Con rate.

Deadline Approaching

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Remember! The last day to get the lowest AMA-Con 2016 booth prices is Monday, February 15th! After that, prices will go up to $100 for your initial booth, with prices remaining the same for additional booth spaces.

Visit the Downtown Library (413 SE 4th) to pick up your application or register and pay online using our PayPal payment system.

AMA-CON 2016 Merchant/Artist Registration Forms Now Available

2016 Vendor Registration forms are now available for AMA-CON 2016, if you didn’t preregister in August.  You may download and print the form and mail it with payment to the address on the bottom of the form or you may bring it to the Downtown Library.

If you have any questions, please email me at amanda.shelburne@amarillolibrary.org.

 

Thank you,

Amanda Hope Shelburne

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