Anita Grace Howard lives in the Texas panhandle, and is most at home weaving the melancholy and macabre into settings and scenes, twisting the expected into the unexpected. She’s inspired by all things flawed, utilizing the complex loveliness of human conditions and raw emotions to give her characters life, then turning their world upside down so the reader’s blood will race.
She is the author of the International and New York Times-bestselling Splintered series of books inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Her new novel, RoseBlood, a Phantom of the Opera spinoff, will be released in January of 2017.
You can learn more about Anita by visiting her website:
At #AMACON16 A.G. Howard will participate in a panel on Heroes and Villains in Young Adult Literature.
Joe Shine grew up in Austin, TX (the greatest city ever), and is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He has an MFA from the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California, and after brief stints in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, Joe returned home to Austin (repeat: the greatest city ever). I Become Shadow, a 2016 Lone Star List selection, is his first novel.
At #AMACON16, Joe will take part in a panel on Heroes and Villains in Young Adult Literature!
Miranda (WarGamerGirl) has been running a Youtube channel since March 2012 featuring in-depth, cinematic battle reports. Her primary game is Warmachine where she terrorizes the tabletop with her Khadoran forces. She also plays Malifaux, Wrath of Kings and enjoys learning about new systems in the quickly expanding world of table top war games.
Look for WarGamerGirl in the Gaming Hall at #AMACON16
We’ve had lots of requests for information on Steve Blum’s appearances–and here it is!
Cowboy Bebop event at 3 PM on Saturday
“The Many Voices of Steve Blum” on Sunday at 12:30
Autograph sessions will follow each event!
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!
Girls of Geek is a community of real geek women who empower each other while promoting local businesses and events.
They are cosplayers, web designers, video game freaks, and comic geeks uniting to promote the geek community!
For more information, please visit their website: http://www.girlsofgeek.com/ and be sure to “LIKE” them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GirlsOfGeek.
Kaia Cosplay is a Texas cosplayer local to Amarillo. She has appeared all over the United States from BlizzCon in California to KatsuCon in Maryland. She is a regular celebrity guest at West-Texas conventions and shares her love of cosplay and crafting at panels and live-stream events.
Are you a Whovian?? Well, get excited to be EXTERMINATED at AMA-CON 2016! Tim the Dalek and Friends will be invading AMA-CON 2016 to exterminate you and your friends! Take photos inside the Doctors TARDIS, be forced to OBEY Tim Dalek and Tom Dalek as they roam the con floor for a selfie! So come “Allonsy” and don’t miss this “fantastic” prop collection including Davros and the moment and have your Doctor Who dreams come to life.
Mindy Tomlin, a.k.a. The Geeky Seamstress, is a self-taught seamstress, cosplayer, and commissioner. She has been in the industry since 2012 and won several awards for her costumes, including Best of Show for her Captain Marvel at Dallas Comic Con Fan Days in 2015. She’s been profiled on several websites, including Geek and Sundry.
Mindy blogs at thegeekyseamstress.com where she shares tips and tricks for cosplayers and sewers, along with detailed breakdowns of her creations. You can keep up with Mindy’s work on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr and see her latest creations for sale on Etsy.
J.W. Kinsey’s Artifice is a world-class custom design and fab shop creating unique, hand-crafted lighting fixtures, telescopes, cryptex combination lockboxes, movie props, and complex precision woodturning.
JW’s work has been published in several prestigious art books, have won several unique awards, and his pieces sell internationally.
You may recognize him from as a finalist on the GSN reality show “Steampunk’d”. He can also ride a unicycle.
Check out Mr. Kinsey’s work at: http://www.jwkinseysartifice.com/
Etsy storefront: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JWKinseysArtifice
Follow his work on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jwkinseysartifice/