AM2 ANNOUNCES 2012 PANEL EVENTS
This Summer¹s Most Anticipated Animation, Music and Manga Convention in
Southern California Unveils Tentative Program Schedule
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 10, 2012) From Dragon Ball to Hetalia, this
year¹s highly anticipated summer event, AM2, June 15-17, 2012 that will be
held in sunny Southern California (Anaheim, California) has it all for fans
of anime and manga as the event unveils its tentative program schedule for
2012. More info and convention registration can be found at www.am2con.org
³With so much to do, there is something for everyone,² states Convention
Representative Chase Wang, ³Get your Passports today and join the fun!²
Current panels include (more to be announced soon):
HetaStuck Dating Game
A fun collaboration of two amazing comics – characters from both Homestuck
and Hetalia are participating in the age old dating game! An audience member
will be chosen for one of four different sessions, each containing either 3
females or 3 males from either series. Be warned, only the genders will be
announced! The series itself will remain a surprise. Come along to watch,
participate and just have fun as these two fandoms work together to bring a
mini date/photo shoot to the lucky 4!
The Spirituality of Dragon Ball
Come learn about the spirituality, history, and martial arts culture of
Dragon Ball. Discover what Ki is, learn how Chinese and Japanese culture
inspired Akira Toriyama, and uncover the truth of the ancient martial arts
that are displayed by Goku, Vegeta and the other Z-Warriors. 5,000 years of
culture and history fused into an epic shonen battle manga… The secrets
are finally revealed! From the author of The Dao of Dragon Ball book, Derek
Random Encounters Video Game Musicals
The otaku team responsible for tap-dancing Ganondorf and hyper-active
singing Pikachu bring their showstopping video game parodies to AM2 for an
hour of insane fun and nerdy musical bliss! Meet the team, learn their
secrets and watch them run their popular Sonic the Hedgehog number live –
this panel is truly a con-random encounter like no other!
The American Anime Otaku: Madoka Magica Review
Join the American Anime Otaku with a video presentation and review of the
suprise hit anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
Ask a Nation: Hetalia Panel
The perfect place to ask your favorite Axis Powers: Hetalia country an
incriminating question, knowing full-well that they can’t leave the room
running from you.
Japanese Mythological Beasties and Ghosts
This is a quick A-B-C introduction to mythological beasties and ghosts from
Japanese folktales, legends, ghost stories, and religion. These fantastic
creatures and ghosts are often recirculated in anime and manga. If you don’t
know the difference between a “kappa” and a “tanuki,” then this presentation
is for you!
HENSHIN! Saving Japan Since 1971
The panel discusses the history of Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and Ultraman
series, three of the Japan¹s most popular franchises in Japanese TV history.
The panel will feature short clips from each genre, as well as fan
Who’s That Character?!
Remember the old days of Pokemon where before commercials, you’d see that
“Who’s That Pokemon?!” screen with the blacked out image of the “mystery
Pokemon”? Well think of this panel as something like that, but we’re going
to asking about several characters from other anime series and video-games!
Anime Stand Up Comedy Explosion!
Come watch some of the funniest anime and nerd comics in the business make
jokes about everything from Pokemon to Sailor Moon. Line up includes
winners and finalists from Last Comic Standing competition, as well as
regulars at the top comedy clubs in LA, Ventura, and San Francisco.
Open Q & A session with the Community Managers, and Producers of your
favorite WarpPortal titles including: Ragnarok, Ragnarok II, ROSE, REQUIEM,
Maestia, and Emil Chronicle.
PacSet Tours: Visit Japan!
If you’ve been dreaming of taking a trip to Japan, have we got the panel for
you! Come learn about PacSet Tours, our Anime and Pop Culture tours to
Japan, and how we’re trying to make a trip to Japan light on your wallet.
Come for the information, stay for the bad jokes!
The End of Fandom As We Know It – The Ani.Me Panel
An hour devoted to the investigation of the extreme, the funny, the sad, and
the humorous sides of fandom with your hosts Chris, Mike, and Evan. Dare to
dream as we explore the goofy side of anime through clips, clips, and more
Special Effects Makeup for Cosplay
Take your cosplay to a whole new reality! Learn from an industry
professional how to create scars, burns, tattoos, rainbow skin, edible blood
(in any colour) and more! There will be live demos occurring during the
panel, so come ready to record.
Equestria LA Q&A
A forum where fans of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic can come and meet
the staff of Equestria LA, the California brony convention, ask questions
and make suggestions for EQLA 2012.
How To Draw: My Little Pony FiM
Learn to draw ponies just like the show from fan artists.
AM2 Stand Up Comedy Show
Otaku-nerd base comedy for everyone. 3-5 minutes of comedy based on funny
anime jokes, convention experience and/or bad cosplay turnouts. It¹s a 16+
My Little Pony: Voice Acting in the Fandom
Equestria LA presents: Voice acting in the fandom! Voice actresses from
various popular brony animations and parodies will answer questions and give
tips on how to voice your favorite ponies. Presenters include Rina-chan
(APPLE/DRESS/MAGIC.MOV, Fighting is Magic, Message from Twilight Sparkle),
Erica Mendez (Epic Cupcake/Pie Time, Starscream vs Rainbow Dash) and Hnilmik
(Fighting is Magic). They may even answer questions as Twilight, Rainbow
Dash, and Rarity!
Current AM2 Official Guests of Honor include Putumayo, Andrea Libman,
Quinton Flynn, Sixh., Tara Strong and Toshihiro Kawamoto.
3 Day Passport Holders that also stay within the official hotel room block
will be treated to a ³private² panel/meet-and-greet with Guests of Honor
during the convention‹the official hotel is the Anaheim Hilton Hotel (AM2
guarantees the lowest hotel rates for the official hotel-any lower Anaheim
Hilton room rates are honored as long as the attendee(s) are official
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 each Guest of Honor EXCLUSIVELY for
Attendees that are 3 Day Passport Holders and Anaheim Hilton Room Block
Attendees (room key proof is required).
Please note that ALL film premiere events (i.e. ACE ATTORNEY, KAIBUTSU-KUN,
KAIJI 2, etc.) will consist of an initial First screening (Passport ONLY &
and a 2nd Screening (Passport Preferred & General Audience). All screenings
are based upon seat availability.
Current Main Events include Masquerade and Sixh.¹s Fashion Rock Opera
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, Knott¹s Berry Farm, etc.), retailers and local
restaurants. Bypass the lines and get your Passport today and experience the
AM2 current activities include Exhibit Hall, AMV¹s, Arcade, Summer Festival,
Behind the Voice Actors Studio, Masquerade, Dances, Fashion Shows, Table
Top, Console Gaming, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!
Summer Festival performers include Ant1Nett, Brathzo, Icarus Kid, Kazha,
Lucid and Momotoma and Yukie Dong.
AM2 Premieres, screenings and exclusive screenings include ACE ATTORNEY,
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE STAR OF MILOS, KAIBUTSU-KUN THE MOVIE, KAIJI 2 and
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