LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 20, 2012) – The magic of My Little Pony comes to this summer’s most anticipated anime, manga and music event in Southern California-AM2. In addition to bringing the voice of Pinkie Pie/Fluttershy (Ms. Andrea Libman) as an official Guest of Honor, AM2 is collaborating with Equestria LA to bring more pony fun to fans with an official Brony Lounge, panels, dances, games and more. Equestria LA attendees also receive a discount for AM2 3-Day Passports. More info and attendee registration can be found at www.am2con.org
The Brony Lounge – Tired from hoofing it all over AM2? Need to give your back a break from carting around saddlebags the size of Tom all day? Come to the Brony Lounge where you can socialize with your fellow Bronies and enjoy an episode of MLPFiM or a game of My Little Rockband. There will be areas to flex your artistic talents, play a game of Ponies & Parasprites or just kick up a cloud and relax. Want pony swag? There will be raffles every day with exclusive pony product. Courtesy of SoCal Bronies & EQLA. Brony on.
Equestria LA Q&A panel – Want to suggest what should be on the schedule for Equestria LA 2012? Come to the panel and meet the convention staff. They’ll be there to answer your questions and hear your suggestions.
Brony artist panel – Fanart has always had a large community in animation and it is just as large in the Brony community. Come see some of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s fan artists show you what they do best, making ponies! If you want to learn how to draw ponies from the show or just see how the artists create, this is the place to be.
House Pon-3 – Vinyl Scratch wants to drop some serious beats at AM2 with a Brony party to remember! Music from all your favorite Brony DJ’s like Alex S, Pinkie Pie Swear, Acoustic Brony, Mando Pony, The Living Tombstone, So Great and Powerful, Euro Brony, DJ Amaya and more.
Find the Elements of Harmony – Nightmare Moon has escaped, the Elements of Harmony are scattered and Princess Celestia has asked for your help! You’ve been given a button that represents one of the six Elements of Harmony; it is now up to you to find other worthy Bronies who bear the other five elements. Once all six have been discovered, return to the Brony Lounge together to redeem a prize.
3 Day Passport Holders that also stay within the official hotel room block will be treated to a “private” panel with Ms. Libman during the convention.
Equestria LA organizer, Karen Padilla states, “We’re excited to bring a little friendship and magic to AM2 and we’re looking forward to giving Bronies and fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic a sneak peek taste of EQLA with three days full of fun pony activites!”
AM2 representative Chase Wang states, “Bronies and fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic will have such fun with all the fun activities being brought by Equestria LA. In additiona to all the MLP cosplay gatherings being put together. Join us for all the fun and excitement and get your Passports today!”
Please note that ALL Guest of Honor activities (i.e. panels, autographs, appearances, etc.) are ALL Passport preferred activities. There will also be a private Meet & Greet event for Anaheim Hilton Room Block Attendees (room key proof is required).
Attendees can avoid the anticipated huge lines at autographs, premiere screenings, workshops, main events, concerts and panels by purchasing a Passport fast pass for the event. The Passport fast pass will also provide holders with premier seating options at Main Events and at Concert events as well as major discounts with theme parks (including Disneyland and the grand opening of Cars Land, Knotts Berry Farm, etc.), retailers and local restaurants. Bypass the lines and get your Passport today and experience the difference!
AM2 current activities include Exhibit Hall, AMV’s, Arcade, Summer Festival, Behind the Voice Actors Studio, Masquerade, Dances, Fashion Shows, Table Top, Console Gaming, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!
Current AM2 Official Guests of Honor include Putumayo, Andrea Libman, Quinton Flynn and Toshihiro Kawamoto.
Brathzo, Icarus Kid, Kazha, Lucid and Momotoma join Summer Festival join other announced performer Ant1Nett
AM2 Premieres, screenings and exclusive screenings include ACE ATTORNEY, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE STAR OF MILOS, KAIBUTSU-KUN THE MOVIE, KAIJI 2 and more!
Current Major Sponsors Include: Anime News Network and Snakebyte USA.
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Located in Anaheim, California – AM2, established in 2010, is a multi-day (3 days) 24 hour event with no general attendance/badge purchase requirement and is aspiring to be a key meeting place for fans that share a common interest in Asian music, Animation/Anime, and Comics/Manga. Nominal fees are charged for certain activities that attendees choose to participate in. AM2 will be held on June 15-17, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California. More information can be found at www.am2con.org