LOS ANGELES, Calif. (August 24, 2012) – With just under 15,000 in UNIQUE attendance in 2012, AM2 proudly announces August 23-25, 2013 as next year’s official dates for the up and coming Southern California convention focusing on anime, manga and music from Asia. In addition, the convention model will change with a nominal daily admission charge in addition with the popular convention “fast pass” collectible Passports. More info and attendee registration can be found at www.am2con.org.
AM² is changing its model for 2013 to include General Attendance. General Attendance will cost $5.00 for one day and $10.00 for all three days. Attendees who pay this minimal fee will have access to our exhibit hall, artist alley, summer festival, general workshops/panels, autograph sessions, dance, arcade, and other unannounced events. The prices will start at $5/day and $10.00 for all three days prior to the official convention dates with online pre-registration. Prices increase to $10/day during the convention itself.
Attendees can still walk around the areas outside the halls and outside our rooms free of charge. Events such as cosplay gatherings that do not take place in our halls will not require the fee. However, if you intend to visit our halls and rooms for our exhibit hall, artist alley, or panels, you’ll need to purchase a general attendance ticket.
What is the difference between general attendance and a premium passport?
A premium passport gets you into all of our events including special “passport only” events including concerts, special Guest of Honor panels/meet-and-greets as well as screening premieres. It also grants attendees automatic “front-of-the-line” privileges (in order of attendance) over the general attendance. You DO NOT need to pay for both the general attendance and passport. The passport also gives you many discounts with restaurants, amusements parks and many retail stores in the local Anaheim area as well as a souvenir keep-sake Passport booklet for you to take home.
Why did AM² institute this new general attendance fee?
As our convention continues to grow, there are certain costs in which we need public support for us to continue providing the quality services and experiences that everyone expects of us including high caliber guests of honor, movie premieres and other events.
AM2 Passport Prices for 2013
2012 Special (through September 30th, 2012): $35.00
Early Pricing (through January 31st, 2013): $40.00
Regular Pricing (through May 31st, 2013): $45.00
Late Pricing (through pre-con): $50.00
At-Con Sales: $55.00
2012 Special (through September 30th, 2012): $25.00
Early Pricing (through January 31st, 2013): $30.00
Regular Pricing (through May 31st, 2013): $35.00
Late Pricing (through pre-con): $40.00
At-Con Sales: $45.00
2012 Special (through September 30th, 2012): $20.00
Early Pricing (through January 31st, 2013): $23.00
Regular Pricing (through May 31st, 2013): $25.00
Late Pricing (through pre-con): $30.00
At-Con Sales: $35.00
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, 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!
Located in Anaheim, California – AM2, established in 2010, is a multi-day (3 day) public fan convention aspiring to be a key meeting place for fans that share a common interest in Asian music, Animation/Anime, and Comics/Manga. Nominal entrance fees are charged for certain activities that attendees choose to participate in. AM2 will be held on August 23-25, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California. More information can be found at www.am2con.org