Amarillo Public Library’s AMA-CON is an anime, comic, gaming, steampunk, and pop culture convention scheduled for Saturday, August 5th, and Sunday, August 6th, 2017. AMA-CON is hosted by Friends of the Amarillo Public Library and raises funds to help the Friends support Library projects including the Summer Reading Program, ESL Classes, READ to SUCCEED Adult Reading Skills Tutoring, the Amarillo Anime Club for teens, and many other fun and educational projects for kids, teens and adults.
AMA-CON includes an Artists’ and Authors’ Alleys, all sorts of anime, comic, and steampunk vendors, various tabletop, video game console, and card-based gaming tournaments, and Cosplay Contests, as well as panels on Anime, Comics, Gaming, and Steampunk.
More than 1,600 people attended 2012’s inaugural convention and attendance for 2016 topped over 8,000! 2017 promises to be even bigger!