This Summer’s Most Anticipated Animation, Music and Manga Convention in Southern California Announces More Unique and Exclusive Interactive Events
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 30, 2012) – In addition to the convention Interactive Events staples of Console Gaming, Table-top Gaming, Arcades and dances … this summer’s most anticipated anime, music and manga event, AM2 proudly announces MORE Interactive Events for attendees to enjoy during the three (3) day convention event including Scavenger Hunts, Anime Trivia Shows, Grand Otaku Debate, Otaku Singled Out and Nyan-Chan’s Meet and Greet. More info and convention registration can be found at www.am2con.org
With a schedule chock-full of activities (TBA soon!), Guest of Honor Activities, Autographs, Panels & Workshops, Concerts and Fashion Shows this year’s AM2 is well positioned to be something that fans shouldn’t miss out on!
“With all these amazing fan-driven events and our amazing Exhibit Hall, Summer Festival, Artist Alley, Maid Café, Host Club, Concert line-ups, AM2 is definitely not an event to be missed this Summer,” states convention representative Chase Wang, “We hope you all will join us! Get a Passport and enjoy not only what the event can provide but also all the discounts throughout Southern California!”
AM² SCAVENGER HUNT
Do you know where to find a Trigun action figure or maybe just a really big sword? Do you have a plushie, a T-shirt, chopsticks, and glow sticks in your bag? If you do, then perhaps you and a group of your friends may want to join AM²’s Scavenger Hunt.
Teams of ten will search the AM² Convention in order to complete a checklist of random items.
If you’re lucky enough to be the fastest team to find everything on your list, not only will you get to win fantastic prizes, you will earn a year’s worth of BRAGGING rights
Will your team end up on the AM2 Home page?
Please note: Only the top three teams will be able to win prizes.
Date & Time: Friday, June 15th, 12:00pm
ANIME TRIVIA SHOW
The Anime Trivia Show will take a room full of attendees and eliminate EVERYONE except three lucky contestants.
Next, we will give the lucky contestants the opportunity to answer a few questions—with skill (and maybe some luck), they will answer questions correctly. The one who answers the most questions correctly will not only win prizes, but to top it off, will earn a year’s worth of BRAGGING rights! But it won’t be easy! You’ll have to know the answers if you want to win.
Who knows? Maybe your picture can end up on the AM2 Home page!
Date & Time: TBA
Location: Live Programming 2
GRAND OTAKU DEBATE
Grand Otaku Debate or GOD is an irreverent look at the process of debate from an anime fan’s standpoint.
Contestants are chosen from the audience. As teams are formed, the host will propose a topic to the listeners. The listeners will then help select the topic.
The rules for each debate will be given at the start of the debate. The actual rules can change at the host’s choosing. In between arguments when teams are deliberating, “mini games” will be played to keep the audience entertained. Audience members may get prizes tossed out to them.
After the debate is finished, voting on a winner will take place. The audience will select the winner by applause. The winners then go onto the next round. The debate reaches its conclusion after all the teams have been eliminated.
The final debate will be the top two teams. Special formatting for this debate will be announced and the game will be played. A grand winner will be selected by the audience.
At that time the team captain will be asked to either select the prize and go home with an invitation to return next year or to take on the mystery team for a secret extra prize.
The mystery battle’s topic will be related to the Guests of Honor. If the mystery team wins this grand debate, winners go home empty handed and the prize will be tossed to the crowd. Should the mystery team be defeated, a secret extra prize will be included in the prize package that the winners will receive.
Date & Times: Friday, June 15th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, June 16th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Sunday (FINALS), June 17th, 9:00am to 11:30am
Location: Live Programming 2
OTAKU SINGLED OUT
Are you tired of being alone? Spending too much on online dating with too few results? Is your idea of a hot date spending time with your “special” love pillow and watching Hentai on T.V.? Maybe you just gave up on looking and stopped trying to find your Otaku Love Connection?
Before you do anything drastic, give Otaku Singled Out a try.
By using our unique selection process, you and as many as a hundred attendees will compete until all we have left is one couple! It all depends on how well you can answer a few questions.
At worst, you can make new friends. But at best, you might have something more…
**This is an 18 and over Event**
Date & Time: Friday, June 15th, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Summer Festival Stage
NYAN-CHAN’S MEET & GREET
Need a chance to meet someone new? Our mascot is giving you one! Nyan-Chan’s Meet & Greet is a speed dating event for those who want to meet new people or find who they are compatible with. This event is for single individuals who want a shot at an even playing field.
How it works…
Upon successful registration, a congratulatory e-mail will be sent upon receipt of your application. If all the spots have been filled, you will be sent an e-mail informing you of this.
Please come to the event with your form of Identification. You will be provided with a checklist, a piece of paper to take notes on, and a pencil. Each participant will have an Identification number.
You will have a few minutes to converse with the person. If you feel like you connected with that person, place a checkmark next to their number on the checklist. You may check up to three people and three people only. If you check more than three, we will not process your sheet and you will receive no matches.
YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO GIVE OUT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION, INCLUDING NAME, AGE OR PROFESSION.
At the end of the event, you will have a few minutes to finalize your ideas and checklist. Please rank the potential interest by number (with 1 being your top preference). Make sure to turn in the checklist/ranking paper in at the end of the event.
NOTE: We will ONLY match people with a mutual interest. We will match all compatible couples accordingly. Matching a couple isn’t guaranteed. We will notify everyone about their potential matches during the convention on the next day, so you can spend time with your potential partner if a match is made.
Date & Time: Meet & Greet, Friday, June 15th, Time TBA
Follow-up, Saturday, June 16th, Time TBA
Location: Hilton Hotel in Anaheim, CA
- Must have a valid three-day Passport at check-in.
- Must be 18 years or older. IDs will be checked at the Event Registration Booth. Please bring a VALID form of identification that indicates your DATE OF BIRTH. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Cell phones will be allowed during event.
3 Day Passport Holders that also stay within the official hotel room block will be treated to a “private” panel/meet-and-greet 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 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 & Hotel Priority)
and a 2nd Screening (Passport Preferred & General Audience). All screenings are based upon seat availability.
Current AM2 Official Guests of Honor include Putumayo, Andrea Libman, Quinton Flynn, Sixh. and Toshihiro Kawamoto.
Current Main Events include Masquerade and Sixh.’s Fashion Rock Opera Concert.
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!
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