Monthly Archives: July 2018

Meet Cosplayer Special Guest Ashe Malkamaki!

Dat Ashe Cosplay has been an avid cosplayer since 2010 and a performer at heart since four years old. He has performed alongside his troupe, Texan Heat Nerdlesque, for two years and all across Texas, sending a positive message as well as telling entertaining stories through their colourful and creative acts. With 50+ costumes under his belt, his wonderful cosplay partner as his side, dogged determination, a passion for performance arts, and a polite demeanor, Ashe is ready to pass on that knowledge to anyone who asks! On a side note, feel free to take in the Cosplay Music Video that he and his partner are filming over the course of the convention!

Meet AMA-CON vendor Momma Rom!

Mary Andrews writes Psionic Sci Fi: the inevitable fusion of man, machine, the paranormal, and now…the supernatural. Mary’s published titles include The Fireborn Chronicles and she hopes to release the series prequel The Fireborn Chronicles: The Bat In The Moon, later this year. This year she will be be accompanied by husband and wife artist team, Grant & Alex Penick, who are scheduled to illustrate a children’s book.for her soon. Ya’ll come!

AMA-CON 2018 Art Show!

Calling all artists! Bring your geekiest art and enter the AMA-CON 2018 Art Show organized by

the Amarillo Museum of Art! Here’s everything you need to know!

Edward James Olmos is coming to AMA-CON 2018

AMA-CON was started by Friends of the Amarillo Public Library in 2012 and has grown into an event that is a gift to the Amarillo community and a significant fundraiser—allowing the Friends to continue their mission to support the Amarillo Public Library by providing funds for programs such as the Summer Reading Club, AMARILLO READS Community Reading Program, English as a Second Language and Citizenship Classes, STEM programs, and many other education and enrichment events planned by Library staff throughout the year.

The Friends are delighted to announce a special guest for this year’s con.  You may know him because of his work on critically acclaimed biopics such as Stand and Deliver or Selena, or beloved animated films like The Road to El Dorado and Coco.  Or you may know his television work on programs such as Miami Vice, The West Wing, Dexter, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or Battlestar Galactica.

Edward James Olmos is an Academy Award nominee, two-time Golden Globe winner, Emmy winner, and a Tony nominee.  His other accolades include the Saturn Award, Behind the Voice Award, ALMA award, and the Independent Spirit.

Olmos is also a noted humanitarian having worked with and contributed to organizations such as The United Way, ONE Campaign, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the National Wildlife Federation, the Thank You Ocean Campaign, and many others.

At AMA-CON 2018, Edward James Olmos will join other guests Nnedi Okorafor, Ronald L Smith, and Sabrina Symington on the Diversity in Pop Culture panel and offer a Q&A with fans.

He will also present a keynote address on Saturday evening—USA, the world I’m living in.  This will be a separately ticketed event.  Tickets go on sale at noon today through Panhandle Tickets—and that will allow us to offer online AMA-CON tickets for the first time—as attendees will have the option to purchase a keynote ticket that includes a two-day admission to AMA-CON.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA — SCI FI Channel — Pictured: Edward James Olmos as Commander Adama — SCI FI Photo: Justin Stephens

Remember to mark your calendars for AMA-CON 2018— August 4 & 5 – and join us to EXPLORE the AWESOMENESS!