Meet AMA-Con 2014 Artist Group Sequential Thursdays

Sequential Thursdays

Sequential Thursdays is a time and place for like-minded people to learn the process of making comics. All skill levels are welcome. This club is for ANYONE who has ever wanted to make their own comic book or strip. We meet on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at the Table’s Edge Comic and Gaming Store from 6-9 pm.

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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.

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 by Tuesday, July 1st.  You will be notified within one week if you are approved as an AMA-Con volunteer.



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.

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Meet AMA-Con 2014 Vendor Michelle Wyrick of Lillie Mae’s Steam Trunk

Lillie Mae's Steam Trunk

I am a local seamstress/designer that has embraced the Steampunk aesthetic.  I’ve been sewing for over 30 years and this genre fired my imagination.  Steampunk fashion has become my passion.  My daughters, Jessica and Mikala, often join me in the creative process.  They have inspired some of my diesel-punk pieces and a children’s line.  We make everything from clothing to accessories and have recently developed a Steampunk Murder Mystery Party Game.

Cons are my favorite part of this business next to creating.  Meeting people and hearing about how they put their costume and characters together is fascinating.  So make sure you drop by our booth and show us what you’ve done and check us out.  We could have an inspirational starter piece for you or that perfect you final touch.

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