About Us

Amarillo Public Library’s AMA-CON is a Pop Culture Convention celebrating anime, comics, gaming, sci-fi, steampunk, and everything else that is geeky and awesome!

At AMA-CON you’ll find Cosplay contests, gaming tournaments, panels and workshops from award-winning authors and artists, a pop culture art exhibit, vendors offering everything from comic books to jewelry, and interactive, content-rich activities for geeks of all ages.

Since AMA-CON began in 2012, the con has more than quadrupled in size and earned a reputation as one of the most positive con experiences for artists, vendors, and participants.

AMA-CON is hosted by Friends of the Amarillo Public Library and raises funds to help the Friends support Library projects including the AMARILLO READS Community Reading Program, Summer Reading Club, ESL and Citizenship Classes, READ to SUCCEED Adult Reading Skills Tutoring, Story Times to build early literacy, Genealogy classes, and many other fun and educational projects for kids, teens and adults.