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AMA-Con 2014 Update

In order to assuage everyone’s fears, we have been in daily contact with officials at the Amarillo Civic Center. As of right now, AMA-Con 2014 has not been affected and will continue as planned. If there are any changes, we will of course let you know right away – both here and on the AMA-Con Facebook page. Thanks for your continued enthusiasm and support of AMA-Con 2014, the Friends of the Amarillo Public Library, and the Amarillo Public Library.

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.

Game Quest                                  Friends_Library logo_color

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.

http://www.panhandlepbs.org/arts/cosplay-screening/

AMA-Con 2014 Volunteers

AMA-Con is a few weeks away and we want YOU to volunteer!  Volunteers get free admission to the event and a free AMA-Con t-shirt.

You must be at least 16 years or older to volunteer, or be a certified member of the Amarillo Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) who has attended at least two TAG meetings since AMA-Con 2013.  Volunteers must be in good standing with the Amarillo Public Library and are subject to a background check.

Please fill out the attached volunteer application and the background check form.  These may be brought in to the Downtown Library or scanned and emailed to amanda.shelburne@amarillolibrary.org by Tuesday, July 1st.  You will be notified within one week if you are approved as an AMA-Con volunteer.

 

Thanks,

Amanda Hope Shelburne

2014 Volunteer Policy and Agreement

Background Check Release

Official Hotel of AMA-Con 2014

Big news! The Clarion Hotel of Amarillo is the official hotel of AMA-CON 2014!
The Clarion is holding a limited number of rooms—at a terrific rate!—for AMA-CON participants on July 10, 11, and 12. This rate includes a complimentary HOT breakfast and access to hotel amenities which include an indoor pool and workout room.

To take advantage of this offer, call 806-372-8741 and ask for the AMA-CON rate. This block of rooms will be held open for AMA-CON participants until July 5. After that, you can still get the rate IF rooms are available.

clarion hotel

Good News, Everyone!

We’re a little less than a month away from AMA-Con 2014 and we have less than 20 booth spaces remaining!  If you’ve spoken to me about a booth, I’ve reserved your space, but you need to have your payment and paperwork to me by July 1st.  After that, your booth will be forfeit.

If you’re interested in having a booth at this year’s event and haven’t sent me your application/payment, yet, please do so as soon as possible!

We’re so excited about the awesome things going on at this year’s AMA-Con and we’d love to have you join us!

See you in July,

Amanda Hope Shelburne

Meet AMA-Con 2014 Headline Entertainment Eyeshine

eyeshine

Eyeshine is a four piece, “edge rock” band originating in West Hills, California, formed in 2004. The band consists of Johnny Yong Bosch (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Maurice Salmin (drums, percussion), Masataka “Polo” Yazaki (lead guitar) and Ginny Eck (bass, strings).

The band’s demo album, How About That? (2006), launched them into the underground rock scene with limited success but the band achieved nationwide fame with the release of their second LP album My Paper Kingdom (2009), which received multiple awards, including Elfenworks Social Justice award for their song, “Alone.” In 2011 they recorded “Love Psalm” with Mary Elizabeth and Akira Yamaoka for Silent Hill: Book of Memories. Eyeshine won Ford Motor Company’s worldwide band battle in 2012 and recorded a single with Grammy Award winning producer Don Was (Rolling Stones, Elton John, John Mayer…etc.). They have since toured worldwide and self produced over 11 albums. Other notable achievements include winning performance spots on Warped Tour and Ernie Ball’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival as well as having their music chosen for promotional use in the Call Of Duty Endowment project in 2013.

 

Check out the band’s YouTube series to see what it’s like being in an unsigned band at http://www.youtube.com/theeyeshineband or visit www.eyeshine.net  or  www.facebook.com/eyeshinemusic

 

Meet AMA-Con 2014 Artist Greg Harms of Third Empire Studios

Greg Harms

Greg Harms started working in comics as a penciler, inker, colorist and designer in the early 90’s on his creator-owned, self-published books. Since then he has worked as a graphic artist for Hastings, Ent., done freelance graphic design work, been an advertising sales representative, worked as an editor for local newspapers, and owned and operated his own tourism paper.

Greg joined Roman Morales III as a partner in Third Empire Studio in 2006. Together, they have produced work for major companies, as well as many self-published and indie publishers. Greg has worked for Bluewater Productions on a 4-issue miniseries on 10th Muse 800 as an inker over Roman Morales III pencils. He has worked for Arcana as an inker on the Kord and Harley trade paperback, as well as BigDog Ink’s Pinpoint miniseries. Greg has worked with Plan B Comics inking over Roman Morales III on the Deadzone title. Greg has also joined indie publishers CCP (Station 39 and Father Faust #1-#3) and Luke Donkersloot’s 7th Wave Comics (Undertow #1-#4 on-going title) to ink and/or color their titles and some graphic design work.

Third Empire Studio is publishing Roman Morales III’s titles Lynch Mob #5, 6+ (issue #1-4 formerly published by Chaos Comics in the mid ’90’s), MidKnights #1-#4, Modus Operandi and Lola and Bernice (a children’s book) both by Kristi Harms, and his own Parlay, Casting Lots, and Control Syndicate.  Third Empire is also producing trading cards for the hit TV show “Fugitivos de la Ley” on Mun2, as well as a spin-off comic called Repoman from the TV show “Operation Repo”. Both “Operation Repo” and “Fugitivos de la Ley” are produced by Lou Pizzaro.

Greg and his wife, Kristi, are also opening a studio/gallery in an antique shop in Borger, Texas. Greg will be showing his acrylic, and oil paintings, sculptures, and pencil and ink work. The gallery will also host a revolving venue of artist. The g.harms gallery will show everything from comic art, fine art, and graffiti art to Steampunk costume wear. Kristi will also be showing her jewelry and photographs.

website: http://gharms.weebly.com/index.html

twitter: https://twitter.com/ghosthillgh

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gharms

Facebook gallery page: https://www.facebook.com/gharmsart

Third Empire Studios