FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What is a “con”?


Con is short for convention. A convention is a gathering of people who are interested in the same things, who want to interact with others who have the same interests, learn more about what they love, and compete in their areas of expertise. For anime, comics, steampunk, SciFi, and pop culture conventions like AMA-CON, people usually dress up in costume as their favorite character or wear handmade attire — this is called “cosplay.” At AMA-CON we have gaming tournaments, cosplay contests, expert panels, an art show, entertainment, and more!




When and where will AMA-CON be?


The 2019 AMA-CON will take place on Saturday, August 3th, 2019 from 11 AM to 7 PM and Sunday, August 4th, 2019 from 12 NOON to 6 PM in the north half of the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas.




When does vendor and artist registration open?


Vendor and artist registration is currently available. Keep checking this site and the AMA-CON Facebook page for updates! Visit the booths page for more information.




When does vendor and artist registration close?


Artist and vendor registration typically closes in mid to late July each year. Keep checking this site and the AMA-CON Facebook page for updates!




What are the rules for attendees?


Attendees are expect to follow AMA-CON policies and guidelines. Those can be found directly below this FAQ.




What kinds of costumes are allowed?


Costumes should be appropriate for a family audience. No overly scary costumes or real weapons will be allowed. In accordance with Amarillo Public Library and Amarillo Civic Center regulations and in order to maintain the safety of all AMA-CON participants, appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. Prop or handmade fake weapons are allowed, and are the responsibility of the cosplayers at all times. Visit our Costume and Cosplay Policies page for more info.




Will you have bags available for me to use?


No, but you can purchase them at the Friends of the Library store at the convention.




What should I do with my stuff while at AMA-CON?


You are responsible for your belongings while at AMA-CON. Please watch your belongings and do not leave them unattended for any period of time.




How do I sign up to compete in the gaming tournaments and cosplay contests?


Registration for gaming tournaments will take place during AMA-CON in the South Exhibit Hall. Registration for cosplay contests will be held in the Regency Room. An events schedule will be available to check times.




Will food and drinks be available at AMA-CON?


Food and drinks will be available for purchase through the Civic Center concession stands and from a few vendors at AMA-CON.




Can children attend AMA-CON?


Yes! If they are under 13, they will need to have a guardian (age 14 or older) who is registered and will accompany them the entire time they are at AMA-CON. Free admission for children 6 and under.




How long is AMA-CON?


AMA-CON will last 8 hours on Saturday if you arrive at 11am and stay until 7pm. AMA-CON will be directly followed by our Geek Prom. Sunday will last 6 hours if you arrive at 12 NOON and stay until 6pm.




When are the panels and cosplay contests?


Visit the Schedule of Events page to find out when our awesome entertainment and cosplay contests occur.





CON ATTENDEE POLICIES

 

AMA-CON Attendees are also expected to follow Amarillo Public Library policies. 

 

HOTELS

Ashmore Inn & Suites West

(806)374-0033

2301 I-40 E

Amarillo, TX 79102
King or Double

$84

Hampton Inn & Suites West

(806)467-9997

6901 I-40 W

Amarillo, TX 79106
King/Double, Full Hot Breakfast $109.00

Courtyard by Marriott West

(806)467-8954

8006 I-40 W

Amarillo, TX 79106
$94

Best Western Santa Fe

(806)372-1885

4600 I-40 E

Amarillo, TX 79103
Includes hot breakfast

$91

Comfort Inn and Suites East

(806)331-7829

2101 I-40 E

Amarillo, TX 79102
King w/sofa or Two Queen
full hot breakfast $89.00

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown

(806)553-4500

724 S Polk

Amarillo, TX 79101

$125.00

DOWNTOWN AREA

 

VENUE MAP

 

AMA-CON is brought to you by the Friends of the Amarillo Public Library.

https://amarillolibrary.org/

413 SE 4th Ave

Amarillo, TX 79101

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