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Meet AMA-CON 2016 Special Guest Shanna Peeples

Shanna Peeples
Shanna is the 2015 National Teacher of the Year and an English teacher at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas. She teaches Advanced Placement students, English Language Learners who speak a total of 27 languages, and struggling students in both day school and the school’s evening credit recovery program. For half her school day she is an instructional coach for literacy strategies. After regular school hours, she teaches English and Speech in PDHS’s FLEX night school.


A former reporter for the Amarillo Globe-News, Shanna won awards for reporting on health issues, schools, and music criticism. She continues to write professionally as a blogger for the Huffington Post, and as a contributor to education publications.


At #AMACON16 Shanna will moderate the Heroes and Villains in YA Literature and add her own unique insights!

Be a Hero at AMA-CON 2016 with High Plains Food Bank

High Plains Food Bank

 

Be a Hero at AMA-CON 2016! Help the High Plains Food Bank alleviate hunger in the Texas Panhandle.

Stop by the High Plains Food Bank’s booth and make a cash donation of $1 or more to be entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift card from Best Buy!
Every dollar given to the High Plains Food Bank makes it possible to continue in the fight to end hunger. In fact, because of the way the the food bank accesses food, your dollar stretches 10 times farther. That means a $1 donation has a $10 impact. A $5 donation has a $50 impact, and a $50 donation has a $500 impact!

Be a Hero at AMA-CON 2016 with Coffee Memorial Blood Drive

Coffee Memorial Blood Center

 

Be a Hero at AMA-CON 2016 with Coffee Memorial Blood Center

Anyone can be hero at AMA-Con! Coffee Memorial Blood Center will be conducting a Mobile Blood Drive at the Con on Saturday, July 23rd AND Sunday, July 24. Stop by their booth to learn more about blood donation and visit the Blood Mobile on the west side of the Civic Center Complex to give the Gift of Life!
Since AMA-CON is happening during the annual Boots vs. Badges Blood Drive Competition you can vote to support your favorite local heroes and receive a free Boots vs. Badges t-shirt when you present to donate.
You must be at least 17 years old to donate, but 16 year olds can donate with signed parental consent.

Meet AMA-CON 2016 Steampunk 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.

Michelle Wyrick

Meet AMA-CON 2016 Comics Vendor Monster’s Lair Comics

Monster's Lair Comics

Monster’s Lair Comics, Lubbock’s premiere vintage comic book shop!  Specializing in Silver, Bronze, and Modern age comics!  Monster’s Lair Comics will be set up with over 20,000 $1 comics, and have a wide variety of Vintage comics!

Visit our Facebook page and send us a want list!  www.facebook.com/monsterslaircomics

AMA-CON 2016 Gaming Tournament Schedule

Here it is! The 2016 AMA-CON Gaming Tournament Schedule!

Saturday, July 23

MAGIC the GATHERING
Super Invitational Qualifier 1K
July 23 at 10 AM – $40 entry fee
Sponsored by Recycled Entertainment

WARHAMMER
30K – Forge World Prizes
1250 points
July 23 at 11:30 AM
$10 entry fee
Sponsored by AMA-CON

SUPER SMASH BROS.
Singles & Doubles
July 23 at Noon
$5 Double Elimination
Sponsored by Recycled Entertainment and Rock 108

WARMACHINE HORDES
Steamroller – 3rd Edition
75 points
July 23 at Noon
$10 entry fee
Sponsored by Archer Comics

STAR WARS X-WING
Standard/Dogfight
100 points
July 23 at 1 PM
$10 entry fee
Sponsored by Archer Comics

FORCE OF WILL
Bring Your Own Deck
July 23 at 1 PM
$10 entry fee
Sponsored by Big Apple Comics

YU-GI-OH!
Constructed
July 23 at 2 PM
$10 entry fee
Sponsored by Archer Comics

DRAGONBALL Z
The CCG
Swiss/Constructed
Cut to Top
$10 entry fee
July 23 at 3 PM
Sponsored by Recycled Entertainment

HALO 5
Grinder on demand (8 players)
$5 entry fee
July 23 at noon
Sponsored by Recycled Entertainment

HALO 5
$10 fee
July 23 at 2 PM
Sponsored by Recycled Entertainment

HALO 5
$20 fee
July 23 at 5 PM
Sponsored by Recycled Entertainment

Sunday, July 24

WARMACHINE HORDES
Steamroller – 3rd Edition
75 points
July 24 at Noon
$10 entry fee
Sponsored by Archer Comics

SUPER SMASH BROS.
Singles & Doubles
July 24 at 1 PM
$5 Double Elimination
Sponsored by Recycled Entertainment and Rock 108

HALO 5
Grinder on demand (8 players)
$5 entry fee
July 24 at 1 PM
Sponsored by Recycled Entertainment

Meet AMA-CON 2016 Special Gaming Guest WretchPlays

Wretch Plays

A YouTube Let’s Player who recently celebrated his channel’s 2-year anniversary on YouTube, WretchPlays has accumulated a loyal following with his easy going manner and play style.  Since beginning his channel Wretch has published over 1500 videos with over 375,000 total views from across the globe and more videos being published daily!

Playing both mainstream and indie releases on PC and PlayStation 4, his videos have received praise not only from his growing audience but by game developers as well.  Wretch’s success led him to become a proud partner of Screenwave Media in 2015 and his channel is featured on their network.

Besides full playthroughs Wretch also posts multiplayer gaming with his friends, live streaming, convention recaps, unboxings, and anything else that grabs his interest.  While at conventions Wretch is looking forward to meeting current fans and making some new ones along the way!

http://www.youtube.com/wretchplays
Twitter @wretchplays
Facebook @wretchplays