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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!

Last Week to Register at Our Lowest Prices

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Can you believe it’s already the last week of January?  This month seems to have flown by!  With that being said, remember that you have until the end of the week (Saturday, January 31st) to register and get our lowest booth rates.  On February 1st, the cost for your first booth goes up to $100, with prices for additional booths remaining the same.


We look forward to hearing from YOU!

AMA-Con 2015 Online Registration Now OPEN!


Happy Monday! The holidays are fast approaching and since you’ve all been such good boys and girls this year, AMA-Con wants to give you a gift – the chance to register for AMA-Con 2015 online! We’ve developed a better online registration system in preparation for this year’s two-day event! Since it is a two-day event, the price points have gone up a bit – but the sooner you register, the cheaper your booths!

Please visit the AMA-Con website at and click on Vendor Registration under the “Registration” tab to register. You have until January 31, 2015 to pay our lowest rates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at or call (806) 378-3089. Thanks for your continued support!!

It’s going to be a great year,
Amanda Hope Shelburne

AMA-Con 2014 Cosplay Results

For those of you who weren’t able to attend the Cosplay Final for ages 13 & Over at 6pm at this year’s AMA-Con, here is a listing of the finalists and the winners of this year’s contest.  Winners, please be sure to pick up your prizes at the Downtown Library!  Thanks to everyone who participated – this year’s cosplay was huge and we’re sure that it’s bound to get bigger and better!

13 & Over Cosplay Finalists for AMA-Con 2014


Jayson – Arrow – Comic



Aurora Aguayo – Mami Tamoe – Anime

Elena Gallegos – Juvia Loxar (Fairytail) – Anime

Chloe Stroud & Cory McAdams – Grell & Sebastian (Black Butler) – Anime


Cody Liles – Commander Shepherd – Gaming

Kyler Luckey – Ryu (Street Fighter) – Gaming

Laura Ashley Mucia – Beatrix (Final Fantasy 9) – Gaming



Amanda Houser – Parli – Sci-Fi

Fred Perez – Klingon – Sci-Fi


Kaia Cosplay – Steampunk Harley Quinn – Steampunk

Amanda Gentry – Steampunk Poison Ivy – Steampunk

Chris Potter – Detrius – Steampunk



13 & Over Cosplay Winners for AMA-Con 2014


Jayson – Arrow – Comic



Elena Gallegos – Juvia Loxar (Fairytail) – Anime

Cody Liles – Commander Shepherd – Gaming



Fred Perez – Klingon – Sci-Fi

Kaia Cosplay – Steampunk Harley Quinn – Steampunk

AMA-Con 2014 Conclusion

Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW!! A huge Texas-sized “THANK YOU!” to everyone who came out to yesterday’s AMA-Con! It was an amazing turnout – over 3,500 people! We hope that you had fun and made some new friends! Remember that next year’s AMA-Con will take place the last weekend of July (July 31st-August 1st, 2015).

Thank you for your continued support of AMA-Con, the Friends of the Amarillo Public Library, and the Amarillo Public Library! All AMA-Con proceeds go to benefit the Friends of the Amarillo Public Library to support library programming.

Summer Reading is still in full swing, so be sure to sign up and check out our collection of Graphic Novels, Manga, Steampunk lit, and other fantastic selections at any of our 5 libraries!

Gaming Tournament Schedule

Friday Evening VIP Party

6pm Conspiracy Draft $25 VIP ticket plus $10 a person

  • One prize for every eight man pod 15 packs in prize.



11am Sign in for Prerelease M15 Prize – Hosted by Game Quest

  • 3 packs per person and cost $25 a person


1pm Unhinged Repack Draft – Hosted by 12052 Recycled Entertainment


2pm Ascension Pod Tournament – Hosted by Game Quest

  • $5 a person
  • Every player will receive a promo card and prize will be awarded.


3pm Commander Tournament – Hosted by Game Quest

  • $10 a person with 4-man pods and tons of prizes


3pm Pokemon OU Tournament – Hosted by Game Quest

  • $10 a person with great prize support


5pm  M15 2-Headed Giant – Hosted by Game Quest

  • $45 a person with massive prize pool
  • Pick your team member, share packs, build two decks.

Pokémon Handheld Tournament Rules

This year, the Pokémon Handheld Tournament will be hosted by Game Quest. For more information, please see their Facebook page, give them a call, or stop by their booth tomorrow at AMA-Con!


OverUsed Rules
OverUsed, or OU, is Smogon’s standard tier. The highest level of play is generally seen in this tier, and it is the basis for all other tiers. The most powerful Pokémon are banned from this tier up to Ubers. Pokemon cannot rise from OU to Ubers based on usage. Most of the cover legendaries in addition to select other Pokémon are on the banlist.

Play Restrictions
• Endless Battle Clause: Any moveset on any Pokémon that is capable of intentionally causing an endless battle is banned from competitive play. Thus:
 A Pokémon may not carry Recycle and hold a Leppa Berry in conjunction with Heal Pulse and Milk Drink, Moonlight, Morning Sun, Recover, Roost, Slack Off, Soft-Boiled, or Wish.
 A Pokémon may not hold a Leppa Berry and carry Recycle and Pain Split on its moveset.
 A Pokémon may not hold a Leppa Berry and carry Recycle and Fling on its moveset.
• Evasion Clause: The moves Double Team and Minimize, in addition to the abilities Sand Veil and Snow Cloak, are not permitted in play.
• Moody Clause: Pokémon with the ability Moody are not permitted.
• OHKO Clause: A Pokemon may not have the moves Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold in its moveset.
• Sleep Clause: Only one Pokémon may be put to sleep on the opposing team at a time, if not induced by a move such as Rest.
• Species Clause: Players cannot have two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number on the same team.
• Pokémon may be up to level 100.
Banned Pokémon
• Arceus
• Blaziken
• Darkrai
• Deoxys
• Deoxys-A
• Dialga
• Genesect
• Giratina
• Giratina-O
• Groudon
• Ho-Oh
• Kyogre
• Kyurem-W
• Lugia
• Mewtwo
• Palkia
• Rayquaza
• Reshiram
• Shaymin-S
• Xerneas
• Yveltal
• Zekrom

Banned Items
• Gengarite
• Kangaskhanite
• Lucarionite

Banned Moves
• Swagger