LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 27, 2012) – Fans can expect more fun this summer at AM2, this summer’s most anticipated anime, manga and music convention, coming June 15-17, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center and Hilton with an array of activities for cosplayers and gamers in addition to the already announced premiere screenings and activities. More info and event rules can be found at www.am2con.org
Date / Time: Twilight teatime will be on Friday June 15th at 9pm
Attention Lolita enthusiasts! Put on your very own tea party as Elegant Gothic Lolita / Elegant Gothic Aristocrat versions of your favorite anime, manga, or video game characters in this competitive or exhibitive event!
Time/Date: To Be Announced
Location: Matsuri Festival
Work in teams under the watchful eyes of the judges, audience and chairman of Cosplay using non-conventional items to create wonderful cosplay outfits and accessories. See which team’s skills reign supreme and earn the title of Iron Cosplay Champion!
Time/Date: Friday, June 15th
Location: AM² Dance
Convert you favorite Scary character into Horror elegance and see if your work can make you the King and Queen of the Ball. This is a noncompetitive and competitive event. To compete in the event, create an original ballroom costume based on this year’s theme. Please only sign up if you are competing.
Time/Date: Saturday, June 16th.
The Masquerade is the event where costumers and cosplayers from around the world bring out their best costumes and performances to try to be the Best in Show.
CONSOLE GAME ROOM
Sponsored by Snake Byte
No anime convention would be complete without competitive and interactive video games. AM² is no exception to this. Are you tough enough to challenge adversaries to these games? To those elite few, we will be offering various gaming tournaments throughout the weekend. Amazing prizes can be won.
Street Fighter Third Strike Friday
Street Fighter X Tekken Saturday
Gundam Extreme Versus Saturday
Smash Brothers Brawl Sunday
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Sunday
All Tournaments require a valid passport to participat, and a $3.00 fee to enter. 3 day passport holders get an additional $1.00 discount of tournament entry.
“Cosplay and games are a staple for AM2,” states Miko Khun AM2 Interactive Division Head, “cosplayers can make arrangements for gatherings and celebrate all that is wonderful and fun by seeing old friends and making new ones! And gaming fans will rejoice with all the amazing tournaments and prizing provided by our official console game sponsor Snakebyte USA. AM2will be the place to be with all the amazing guests of honors, concerts, exhibit hall and other amazing activities for fans and enthusiasts! Get your Passports today and experience the difference!”
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!
AM2 Official Guests of Honor includes Andrea Libman, Quinton Flynn and Toshihiro Kawamoto.
AM2 Premieres, screenings and exclusive screenings include ACE ATTORNEY, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE STAR OF MILOS, KAIBUTSU-KUN THE MOVIE, KAIJI 2 and more!
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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