Amarillo’s Fifth Season Inn & Suites in the official hotel of AMA-CON 2017! The Fifth Season is offering AMA-CON participants an awesome $69 per night rate while rooms are available. The hotel has been remodeled in the last year and amenities include free WI-FI, an indoor pool, workout room, and a full, hot breakfast. To take advantage of the offer, make your reservation by calling 806-358-7881 and ask for the AMA-CON rate!
Sawblade’s ink on paper illustrations have been a staple in the extreme music scene since 1995. His unique technique combines rapidograph pointillism with fine brushwork to render impossibly detailed images of terror. During his childhood in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, a tiny, black and white Sears television beamed in cartoons, Godzilla movies, and the era’s essential sci-fi and horror films. Comics, toys, record covers, and magazines like MAD, Heavy Metal, and Fangoria initiated a taste for horror that would later be enhanced by underground zines, demo culture, punk rock, thrash, and death metal. He tattooed from 2009 to 2015 and since 2004 has barked vocals for a number of heavy bands (War Master, Filthoundz, and Blaspherian), but has stepped back from both to focus on his illustrations.
“We are a not-for-profit Ghostbusters fan group, based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. We are certified and recognized by Sony as an official Ghostbusters franchise. Founded with just a few members in 2009, we are proud to have participated in countless conventions and events over the years, including E3 Entertainment Expo, Dallas Comic Con, Texas Comic Con, Wizard World Conventions, Dallas Fan Expo, Heart of Texas Comic Con, Victoria Comic Con, Comicpalooza, and many more. It’s not uncommon to spot us or one of our Ectomobiles in or around Mesquite, Deep Ellum or the Dallas Arts District.
Our focus is community service, volunteering, charity fundraising, and interacting with the public. We’ve also had the pleasure of meeting Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and even the legendary director of Ghostbusters, Ivan Reitman. We have also participated in local events and helped to support local charities such as My Very Own Book, Heroic Inner Kids, and the Russ Martin Show Listeners Foundation. We have hosted screenings of the original 1984 film in many different locations, and still do to this day.”
Robert Axelrod has carved a career in show business that runs the gamut. Born and raised in New York City, he did commercials and theater as a child and teen, eventually ending up in the Soho Avant-garde Theater scene in a show called “Little Trips”, then Off-Broadway in a play called “The Destroyers”. Axelrod left acting for the world of music. He spent eight years as a working rock musician playing electric bass and singing in folk, rock, and soul bands. Music brought him to Los Angeles where he decided to return to acting, a decision he never regrets.
Since then, Mr. Axelrod has appeared in over thirty feature films including four with Charles Bronson, the Sci-Fi hit remake “The Blob” with Kevin Dillon and many others. Television appearances include guest star roles on “Amazing Stories”, “Star Trek Voyager”, “Tim And Eric’s Awesome Show”, and “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He also starred in the Michael Jackson music video “Stranger in Moscow”, and is in the soon-to-be-released horror dark comedy, “The Revenant”.
Mr. Axelrod is also a busy voice over artist. He is the voice of Lord Zedd and Finster on the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”. The Lord Zedd voice is one of the most recognizable character voices around. He voiced Armadillomon and Wizardmon on “Digimon, Microchip, The Punisher’s sidekick, on “Spiderman”, Rico on “Robotech”, and has voiced countless Anime features including “Akira”, “The Big O”, “Cowboy Bebop”, “Brain Scratch”, et al. As Lord Zedd, he starred in both the first Power Rangers feature film and the wildly popular live show that toured the country. He was a regular character on Saban Entertainment’s “Wowser” series (as Ratso Catso), “Journey To The Heart of the World” (as Scarface), “Hallo Spencer” (as Elmer), and more. He just finished narrating the mockumentary “Safety First: The Rise of Women and voicing four Anime series, “Gaiking”, “Danguard Ace”, “Captain Horlock”, “The Adventures of Nadja”, and “Fist of the North Star”.
I’m Rayan Turner. I’m a comic artist, painter, and illustrator working in the Amarillo area. Stop by my booth and chat about comics, art, and anything else you love. I’ll even sketch your favorite characters!
If you like action, monsters, time travel, and post-apocalyptic barbarians, check out my original comic book, “Kylie the Righteous.”
Extreme Martial Arts is a local martial arts academy in Amarillo, Texas. We specialize in teaching both the physical and mental benefits that martial arts has to offer to both adults and kids alike. Our students train in both Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, while working towards their various non-martial arts goals.
Frostbite Cosplay is an award winning fabrication team based in Arlington, Texas. Since starting in 2014, they have completed 31 full costumes from sources including Overwatch, How to Train Your Dragon, Metroid, My Little Pony, Street Sharks, Red Hood and the Outlaws, and many more. They have won numerous awards for their work and were recently awarded “Best in Show” at Fan Expo Dallas 2017 for their Mei and Reinhardt builds.
Dat Ashe Cosplay is a Finnish-American cosplayer. He has been cosplaying since 2010, but started taking it to the next level in 2013. With over 40+ costumes, Ashe is most known for his stunning makeup, wig, and stitchwork; but he also has a strong ability to “Frankenstein” his Cosplay creations.
He’s worked as a burlesque dancer for Texan Heat Nerdlesque, is currently working for both Delta H Con and on photo-sets for Cosplay Deviants, and works as a freelance makeup artist.
Ashe is looking forward to all of the amazing costumes over the weekend!