Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW!! A huge Texas-sized “THANK YOU!” to everyone who came out to yesterday’s AMA-Con! It was an amazing turnout – over 3,500 people! We hope that you had fun and made some new friends! Remember that next year’s AMA-Con will take place the last weekend of July (July 31st-August 1st, 2015).
Thank you for your continued support of AMA-Con, the Friends of the Amarillo Public Library, and the Amarillo Public Library! All AMA-Con proceeds go to benefit the Friends of the Amarillo Public Library to support library programming.
Summer Reading is still in full swing, so be sure to sign up and check out our collection of Graphic Novels, Manga, Steampunk lit, and other fantastic selections at any of our 5 libraries!
In addition to being able to purchase your AMA-Con 2014 VIP party tickets at the Downtown Library, we’ve added another location – local gaming store Game Quest (2811 SW 6th Avenue, Amarillo TX)!
Located on Historic Route 66, Game Quest has all kinds of really cool stuff – video games, Pokemon trading cards, board games, D&D gear, and more.
So, stop by the store today, say hello to the super rad folks that work there, shop around, and buy your VIP party tickets while supplies last. Remember – there are a limited number of these tickets, so get yours today! Tickets for the VIP Party on Friday, July 11th, from 7-9pm in the Heritage Room of the Amarillo Civic Center are $25 and include snacks, an acoustic concert by Johnny Yong Bosch and Eyeshine, a Meet and Greet with Johnny and the band, and admission to AMA-Con the next day.
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:
- An acoustic concert by our headline band Eyeshine
- Autograph session with Johnny Yong Bosch
- 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!
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