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Announcement: AMV Contest Open

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 20, 2012) – The entertainment of fan produced and created AMV’s (Anime Music Videos) comes to this summer’s most anticipated anime, manga and music event in Southern California—AM2. With four (4) categories to potentially win by votes from attendees—AM2, invites fans to participate with its official call for entries today. All participants must be Passport Holders. The AMV event is a Passport preferred event (Passport holders enter first with general attendees entering thereafter based upon available seats). More info and attendee registration can be found at www.am2con.org.

Anime Music Videos consist of clips from one or more anime series or movies set and choreographed to a song. These music videos are made by fans that have a passion for Anime and Music that drives them to create these videos to share that vision to their fellow fans.


(9 entries per category will be selected as finalists to be shown at the AMV Viewing. The winner of each category will be voted on by the attendees of the AMV Viewing and announced.)




Additional Awards: (The winner will be selected from one of the finalists of the three categories.)

Creators Choice (Voted on by the contestants.)

Contest Rules

Deadline for AMVs will be June 8th, 12pm, PST

I. AMV Restrictions

AMV Length: Minimum 1 minute; 4 minutes maximum.
Content must be appropriate for all audiences.
No Intros/Outros. No text in the video that does not pertain to the video itself.
Accepted Formats:

Video: MPEG-4, MPEG-2, and h264
Audio: mp3, wav
Video Files ONLY. Files will be sent via link or FTP. Tape or Disk Media will NOT be accepted.

II. Submission Restrictions

Deadline for Submission Forms coming soon!
Limit two entries per person.
You must be a Passport holder to compete. Your Passport must be valid for the day of the AMV Viewing.
You must be present and in attendance during the AMV Viewing at the convention.
Please contact amvs@am2con.org for any questions or comments…

3 Day Passport Holders that also stay within the official hotel room block will be treated to a “private” panel with Guests of Honor during the convention. The official hotel is the Anaheim Hilton Hotel.

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, Knott’s 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.

Follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/AM2Con

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About AM2

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
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