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Meet AMA-Con 2014 Headline Entertainment Eyeshine

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Eyeshine is a four piece, “edge rock” band originating in West Hills, California, formed in 2004. The band consists of Johnny Yong Bosch (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Maurice Salmin (drums, percussion), Masataka “Polo” Yazaki (lead guitar) and Ginny Eck (bass, strings).

The band’s demo album, How About That? (2006), launched them into the underground rock scene with limited success but the band achieved nationwide fame with the release of their second LP album My Paper Kingdom (2009), which received multiple awards, including Elfenworks Social Justice award for their song, “Alone.” In 2011 they recorded “Love Psalm” with Mary Elizabeth and Akira Yamaoka for Silent Hill: Book of Memories. Eyeshine won Ford Motor Company’s worldwide band battle in 2012 and recorded a single with Grammy Award winning producer Don Was (Rolling Stones, Elton John, John Mayer…etc.). They have since toured worldwide and self produced over 11 albums. Other notable achievements include winning performance spots on Warped Tour and Ernie Ball’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival as well as having their music chosen for promotional use in the Call Of Duty Endowment project in 2013.

 

Check out the band’s YouTube series to see what it’s like being in an unsigned band at http://www.youtube.com/theeyeshineband or visit www.eyeshine.net  or  www.facebook.com/eyeshinemusic

 

Meet AMA-Con 2014 Special Guest Johnny Yong Bosch

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Eeeep!!!  We’ve been sitting on this for so long and are beyond thrilled to share that this year’s special guest is none other than Voice Actor Johnny Yong Bosch!!  He’s pretty much a boss in the anime world with such iconic characters as Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach), Vash the Stampede (Trigun), Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion), Genma Shiranui (Naruto), and Adam Park of the “Power Rangers” franchise.

 

Official Bio

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.

After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in voice over work for various titles.  His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun.  He later went on to play the voices of Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Claus in Last Exile, Clair in Heat Guy J, Sakaki in Witch Hunter Robin, Mike in Please Twins, Albert in The Count of Monte Cristo, Kiba in Wolf’s Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haurhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Izaya in Durarara and Troy in NFL Rush Zone and Guren in Tenkai Knights.

Johnny’s voice can also be heard in numerous video games. He voices the main character Nero in Devil May Cry 4 and performed voiceover work in .hack//G.U. , Persona 4,  Disgaea 3Tales of SymphoniaTales of the Abyss, Eternal Sonata, Bumblebee in Transformers: War for Cybertron, Yang in Street Fighter IV, Zero in Marvel VS Capcom 3 and Torian Cadera in Star Wars The Old Republic.

When Johnny is not voice acting, he is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the band Eyeshine.

www.twitter.com/johnnyyongbosch ;   www.facebook.com/johnnyyongbosch

Meet AMA-Con 2014 Artist and Panelist Garrett Hedman

Garrett Hedman

Everyone has ideas; whether it is for a book, video game, graphic novel, or other entertaining venture the ideas are there, stuck in our brains.  Garrett Hedman will explore the process of seeing your ideas become reality by exploring the fundamental challenges of self-publishing on the iPad/iPhone.  This talk will be rich in resources and solutions Garrett used when publishing his first interactive book, Cutie Bear, and he invites everyone to come and contribute to the conversation of app development and self-publishing.

 

Please like Cutie Bear on Facebook.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CutieBearNotCute

Garrett Hedman: http://garretthedman.com/

 

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Meet AMA-Con 2014 Artist Andrea Smotherman of Ink Fox Studios

Ink Fox Studios

I’m a self taught artist for hire and I have been drawing 14 years. Anime is what got me into drawing and I have just carried on all this time. I also do a little prop work and crafting (knitting, crocheting, sewing) so drawings and prints are not all I bring to the table. My art can be seen in several places and I am always open for commissions of almost any kind.

 

Please like Ink Fox Studios on Facebook

Deviantart : sumikitsune.deviantart.com
Tumblr : http://nerdyfoxx.tumblr.com/

Meet AMA-Con 2014 Artist Greg Harms of Third Empire Studios

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Greg Harms started working in comics as a penciler, inker, colorist and designer in the early 90’s on his creator-owned, self-published books. Since then he has worked as a graphic artist for Hastings, Ent., done freelance graphic design work, been an advertising sales representative, worked as an editor for local newspapers, and owned and operated his own tourism paper.

Greg joined Roman Morales III as a partner in Third Empire Studio in 2006. Together, they have produced work for major companies, as well as many self-published and indie publishers. Greg has worked for Bluewater Productions on a 4-issue miniseries on 10th Muse 800 as an inker over Roman Morales III pencils. He has worked for Arcana as an inker on the Kord and Harley trade paperback, as well as BigDog Ink’s Pinpoint miniseries. Greg has worked with Plan B Comics inking over Roman Morales III on the Deadzone title. Greg has also joined indie publishers CCP (Station 39 and Father Faust #1-#3) and Luke Donkersloot’s 7th Wave Comics (Undertow #1-#4 on-going title) to ink and/or color their titles and some graphic design work.

Third Empire Studio is publishing Roman Morales III’s titles Lynch Mob #5, 6+ (issue #1-4 formerly published by Chaos Comics in the mid ’90’s), MidKnights #1-#4, Modus Operandi and Lola and Bernice (a children’s book) both by Kristi Harms, and his own Parlay, Casting Lots, and Control Syndicate.  Third Empire is also producing trading cards for the hit TV show “Fugitivos de la Ley” on Mun2, as well as a spin-off comic called Repoman from the TV show “Operation Repo”. Both “Operation Repo” and “Fugitivos de la Ley” are produced by Lou Pizzaro.

Greg and his wife, Kristi, are also opening a studio/gallery in an antique shop in Borger, Texas. Greg will be showing his acrylic, and oil paintings, sculptures, and pencil and ink work. The gallery will also host a revolving venue of artist. The g.harms gallery will show everything from comic art, fine art, and graffiti art to Steampunk costume wear. Kristi will also be showing her jewelry and photographs.

website: http://gharms.weebly.com/index.html

twitter: https://twitter.com/ghosthillgh

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gharms

Facebook gallery page: https://www.facebook.com/gharmsart

Third Empire Studios

AMA-Con 2014 Gaming Tournament Registration

Are you a licensed gaming store owner with a gaming tournament you wish to run or a new game you’d like to demo?  The AMA-Con 2014 Gaming Tournament Form is now available for download.  Please fill out and return your completed forms and all registration fees to:

Amanda Hope Shelburne     Amarillo Public Library    413 SE 4th Avenue   Amarillo, Texas 79105
2014 Tournament Host Registration
 
 

AMA-Con 2014 Entertainer/Panelist Application Now Available

Think you’ve got what it takes to add something really fantastic to the AMA-Con 2014 lineup?

The AMA-Con 2014 Entertainer/Panelist Application is now available for download.  Please fill out and return your completed form to:

Amanda Hope Shelburne     Amarillo Public Library    413 SE 4th Avenue   Amarillo, Texas 79105
AMA-Con 2014 Entertainer Application and Agreement