WHEN & WHERE
AMA-CON 2021 = AMA-CON Outside!
We have sought advice from experts on the best way to have the con safely in light of the emergence of more contagious and more dangerous variants while Amarillo’s rate of fully vaccinated adults remains below 40%. We want to have an event that celebrates all the geeky and awesome things we love AND protects the health of our community.
Here's the plan!
AMA-CON Outside will take place on the grassy area outside the Southwest Branch Amarillo Public Library until 1 PM on Saturday, July 31. There will be Cosplay, vendors, and lots of fun things to do.
At 1 PM, the Gaming Hall will open in the North Exhibit Hall at the Amarillo Civic Center. There will be video games, tabletop games, and gaming art.
The Gaming Hall will remain open until 10 PM and the Geek Prom will begin at 6.
By limiting activities at the Civic Center to gaming and the Geek Prom, we can scale down the indoor portion of the event to a size that allows us to comply with safety protocols. We would not be able to do that for a con with thousands of people attending multiple events scattered across four giant exhibit halls.
There will be no charge to visit AMA-CON Outside, shop with vendors, meet your friends, and show off your Cosplay.
We will sell wristbands for $5 each that will allow you to participate in special activities in the park, as well as visit the Gaming Hall and attend the Geek Prom. As usual, we'll start selling wristbands a couple of weeks before AMA-CON in the Friends Store inside the Downtown Amarillo Public Library, but you'll also be able to purchase them at the door.
For more information, call 378-3051 or email Stacy.Clopton@amarillolibrary.org.
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