SPECIAL GUESTS 2019
Michael “Knightmage” Wilson was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Youngstown, Ohio.
A current decorated 19 year veteran Deputy Sheriff for the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio, Michael has been cosplaying since 2012. Having created over 150 costumes, Michael is an award winning cosplayer along with many of his creations being praised and displayed on numerous platforms in print and online. Michael is noted as one of the most influential and diverse male cosplayers in the world.
Michael Wilson, Cosplayer
SuperKayce began her journey into the convention world in 2009 when she attended her first Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois. As of 2018 Kayce has gone on to create over 100 costumes. She has been featured as a guest at more than 75 shows across the world!
As part of her costuming, Kayce uses a majority of her time and effort to participate in charitable events such Superheroes Fighting Cancer, SOSI, and Superhero Reading day at local libraries. After losing her father in 2012, Kayce has raised nearly $10,000 for Pancreatic Cancer through donating from Cosplay sales solely!
Kayce Schulte, Cosplayer
A wealthy American business magnate, playboy, and ingenious scientist, Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark suffers a severe chest injury during a kidnapping in which his captors attempt to force him to build a weapon of mass destruction. He instead creates a powered suit of armor to save his life and escape captivity. Later, Stark augments his suit with weapons and other technological devices he designed through his company, Stark Industries. He uses the suit and successive versions to protect the world as Iron Man, while at first concealing his true identity. Initially, Iron Man was a vehicle for Stan Lee to explore Cold War themes, particularly the role of American technology and industry in the fight against communism.[1
Game of Thrones, Thor: The Dark World
Bryn Apprill began her voice-acting career in the summer of 2013. She feels so blessed to be able to work with so many incredible and talented people at FUNimation and Okratron 5000. Over the past few years she has lent her voice to over 80 different characters, including Kotori Itsuka from Date A Live, Hiyori Iki from Noragami, Christa Lenz from Attack on Titan, Cyan from Show by Rock!, and Meldy from Fairy Tail.
She has also had the opportunity to work on some of the movies that have passed through FUNimation, including Hal, Strike Witches The Movie, and The Boy and the Beast.
Bryn Apprill, Voice Actor
Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, The Boy and the Beast
Fonda Lee is the World Fantasy Award-winning author of the genre-blending epic Green Bone Saga, beginning with Jade City and continuing in Jade War. She is also the author of the acclaimed young adult science fiction novels Zeroboxer, Exo, and Cross Fire.
Fonda’s work has been nominated for the Nebula, Andre Norton, and Locus Awards, and been named to Best of Year lists by NPR, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s Books, and Syfy Wire, among others. She won the Aurora Award, Canada’s national science fiction and fantasy award, twice in the same year for Best Novel and Best Young Adult Novel. Fonda is a recovering corporate strategist, black belt martial artist, and action movie aficionado residing in Portland, Oregon. You can find Fonda online at www.fondalee.com and on Twitter @fondajlee.
Green Bone Saga, Zeroboxer, Exo
Fonda Lee, Author
Terry and Oliver Holler hand-built their own DeLorean Time Machine, inspired by the film, ‘Back to the Future.' They travel the world raising awareness and funding for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and promoting the official website ‘BackToTheFuture.com.’ The Hollers appear in the film “Back In Time” and have produced a photo booklet about their adventures.
The DeLorean Time Machine as seen in the film “Back to the Future” will be appearing for photo opportunities! Strike a pose driving behind the wheel, ‘floating’ on the hoverboard, or standing by the gullwing doors like Marty McFly!
Brought to you by
Terry and Oliver Holler
To the Future
To the Future
Hailing from the Canadian subarctic, Kelly is currently an LA-based board artist and writer on Cartoon Network's Ben 10 and creator of the webcomic Manly Guys Doing Manly Things. With over a decade of experience in the animation industry, she has worked on a number of properties including Comedy Central's Ugly Americans, MTV's Good Vibes, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Monster High, and Boom's Steven Universe comic series. A devout Wastelander, she spends most of her time outside the office riding motorcycles, lifting weights, and camping in the Mojave.
Kelly Turnbull, Artist/Writer
Ben 10, Manly Guys Doing Manly Things, Ugly Americans
Jessica Calvello began working in the anime dubbing industry with ADVfilms (now Sentai Filmworks/Seraphim Digital) back in 1995, with her first show being 3 BIG LINES in the TV Series Evangelion. Some of her recent work includes Attack on Titan (Hange Zoe), Cutie Honey Universe (Cutie Honey), Pop Team Epic (Pipimi, Ep. 10a, Ginza Hostess Detectives!), Hitorijime My Hero (Megumi Setagawa), and a number of animated shorts from Cyanide & Happiness, as well as the voice of the twisted Grandma in their new Freakpocalypse: The Cyanide & Happiness Adventure Game! She’s also worked with Team Four Star as Rip Van Winkle in HUA (Ep 4). Jessica is narrating her first super serious audio book (V1 is already out); a nine-volume serialized cyberpunk / Science-Fiction novel series set in 2096 called MARLOWE KANA.
Jessica Calvello, Voice Actor
Attack on Titan, Cutie Honey, Team Four Star
International and NYT best-selling author, Anita Grace Howard, lives in the Texas panhandle. She 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.
When she’s not writing, Anita enjoys rollerblading, biking, snow skiing, gardening, and family vacations that at any given time might include an impromptu side trip to an 18th century graveyard or a condemned schoolhouse for photo ops.
Splintered, Unhinged, Ensnared, Rosebud
AG Howard, Author
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, August 3
11:00 AMA-CON 2019 Opens
12:00 Kids Cosplay Contest (Regency)
12:00 Magic the Gathering Tournament (South Hall)
12:00 AACAL Robotics Demonstration (South Hall)
1:00 Gaming Cosplay Prejudging (Pre-Judging Room)
1:00 Get Random with Jessica Calvello (Panel Room 1) Autograph session to follow
1:00 Cassie LeGrand: Cosplay Tips and Tricks (Panel Room 2)
1:30 Amy West: How to Draw Monsters! (Kids Room)
2:30 Fonda Lee & A.G. Howard: Writing for the Ages (Panel Room 2)
2:30 Kelly Turnbull: Webcomics Q&A (Panel Room 1)
3:00 Gaming Cosplay Contest (Regency)
3:30 Ryan McSwain: Publish Like a Pro (Panel Room 2)
3:30 Tea Dueling with Michelle Wyrick (Regency)
3:30 Sci Fi/Steampunk/Original Concepts Cosplay Prejudging (Pre-Judging Room)
4:00 AACAL Robotics Demonstration (South Hall)
4:00 Bryn Apprill: Q&A (Panel Room 1)
4:30 Kaffeklatsch with Fonda Lee- Space is limited. Visit the APL Friends Booth to sign up (Board Room)
4:30 Pen & Ink Watercolor Fantasy Creatures with Amarillo Art Institute (Kids Room)
5:00 SuperKayce & Knightmage: Cosplay & Charity: Turn the Hobby You Love into a Charitable Act (Panel Room 2)
5:00 Jessica Calvello: Voice Acting Workshop (Hospitality)
5:30 Sci-Fi/Steampunk/Original Concepts Cosplay Contest (Regency)
5:30 Kelly Turnbull: Animated! (Panel Room 1)
7:00 North and South Exhibit Halls Close
7:00 Back to the Future Interactive Screening (Viewing Room)
7:15 Geek Prom (Regency)
9:00 AMA-CON Closes
Sunday, August 4
12:00 AMA-CON Opens
12:00 Dragon Ball Z Tournament (South Hall)
12:15 Anime Cosplay Prejudging (Pre-Judging Room)
12:15 Kaffeklatsch with Fonda Lee- Space is limited. Visit the APL Friends Booth to sign up (Board Room)
12:30 Amy West: Create a 4-koma (Panel Room 1)
12:30 Bryn Apprill and Jessica Calvello: Attack on Titan Q&A (Panel Room 2)
1:00 Superhero Yoga (Kids Room)
1:30 Kelly Turnbull: Ben 10 Omniverse (Panel Room 1)
1:30 SuperKayce & Knightmage: Cosplay Makeup 101-Learn the Basics of Makeup and Other Products (Panel Room 2)
2:00 Amy West: D&D, How to Be a Good Player (Kids Room)
2:30 Anime Cosplay Contest (Regency)
2:30 C-SAW: Red Dead Redemption Panel (Panel Room 1)
2:30 Fonda Lee: Writing Action and Fight Scenes Workshop (Board Room)
2:30 Solving the Mystery! with Lillie Mae's (Panel Room 2)
3:00 Comics Cosplay Prejudging (Pre-Judging Room)
3:00 AACAL Robotics Demonstration (South Hall)
3:00 Don Harrington Discovery Center Activity (Kids Room)
3:30 Amarillo College Rocket League Tournament (North Hall)
3:30 Kevin Hill: Origin Stories of Early Superheroes (Panel Room 1)
3:30 Steamin' Stitching: Thrift Store Cosplay (Panel Room 2)
3:30 Professional Artists Sketch-Off (Hospitality)
4:00 Registration for Amateur Artists Sketch-Off (Hospitality)
4:30 Amateur Artists Sketch-Off (Hospitality)
4:30 Comics Cosplay Contest (Regency)
6:00 AMA-CON 2019 Closes
VIEWING ROOM 2019
12:00 PM Goonies (PG)
2:00 PM Ghostbusters (PG)
4:00 PM Gremlins (PG)
11:30 AM Wreck It Ralph (PG)
1:30 PM Adventure Time (TV-PG)
2:30 PM Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)
4:30 PM Avatar Last Air Bender (TV-Y7)
7:00 PM Back to the Future Interactive Viewing (PG)