Meet AMA-Con 2015 Artist Chris Vanderford

Chris Vanderford

Chris Vanderford is a local cartoonist here in Amarillo and the creator of a cartoon entitled “Outback”, which centers on a number of Australian critters that live in the eponymous outback. His main artistic influences are Warner Bros. cartoons such as Looney Tunes and Animaniacs.

OUtback Character Lineup

Panel/Presentation Announcement – Kaia Cosplay Presents: Cosplay Crafting with Kaia Cosplay

Kaia Cosplay panel

Bring all your Cosplay questions to this open Cosplay Q&A that will cover anything and everything about Cosplay! Let’s discuss the Cosplay process: from planning to crafting to going to the Con. We will have something for everyone, whether you are a longterm Cosplayer or just don’t know where to start.

Sunday, August 2nd from 12:30-1:30pm in the Regency Room Panel/Presentation Area

Be sure to like Kaia Cosplay on Facebook at:

Meet AMA-Con 2015 Special Cosplay Judges Girls of Geek

Girls of Geek

Girls of Geek is a community of real geek women who empower each other while promoting local businesses and events.

They are cosplayers, web designers, video game freaks, and comic geeks uniting to promote the geek community!

As a special treat, the Girls of Geek will have some of their awesome monthly subscription boxes onsite for purchase!  Each box contains EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS with a featured model every month, plus sweet Girls of Geek swag  AND as an added bonus every month, the box will have a featured artist and business offering you a FREE goodie from their business!

For more information, please visit their website: and be sure to “LIKE” them on Facebook

Panel/Presentation Announcement! “Page to Screen” with Thomas Clemmons of Robot Friday

thomas clemmons


Page to Screen – Learn everything you need to know about making webcomics with creator Thomas Clemmons. Thomas will walk you through all of the steps, services, programs and discipline techniques you need to know in order to get a successful webcomic up and running, as well as, give you a glimpse into the mindset of a long running webcomics professional.

Join Thomas for “Page to Screen” – a presentation about the creation of webcomics – Saturday, August 1st, at 4PM in the Regency Room.  You must purchase an AMA-Con admission armband to participate in all aspects of AMA-Con 2015, including panels/presentations.

Be A Hero! – High Plains Food Bank at AMA-Con 2015

High Plains Food Bank

Want to be a Hero at AMA-CON? Stop by the High Plains Food Bank’s booth in the South Exhibit Hall and drop off one of these SUPER SIX food contributions to help alleviate hunger in the Texas Panhandle.

1.) Canned Meats
2.) Boxed Pasta
3.) Canned Soups
4.) Canned Vegetables
5.) Canned Fruits
6.) High Protein Foods such as peanut butter or dry beans

Panhandle PBS Presents: “Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle” at AMA-Con 2015

Superman - PBS Superheroes

Panhandle PBS is delighted to take part in Amarillo Public Library’s AMA-Con again this year by sharing three films for audiences to enjoy from the PBS series, Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle.

The three episodes of this film series are:

Truth, Justice, and the American Way (1938-1958)

Great Power, Great Responsibility (1959-1977)

A Hero Can Be Anyone (1978 – Present)


Produced by Ghostlight Films and hosted/narrated by Liev Shreiber, Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle is the first documentary to examine the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of the characters who leapt from the pages over the last 75 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact.


Check the AMA-Con film schedule for screening times, and visit for more arts content from your local public television station – Panhandle PBS.