Auction Items Include Special Autographed Items from Guests of Honor, Anime Cells and More to Continue Support for Japan Disaster Relief and Major US Children’s Hospital Get your Passports Today and Experience the Difference!
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 16, 2012) – This year’s highly anticipated summer event, AM2, June 15-17, 2012 that will be held in sunny Southern California (Anaheim, California) proudly announces Japan Emergency NGOs (JEN) and Children’s Hospital Orange County (CHOC) as official beneficiaries for this year’s charity auction to be held on Sunday (June 17, 2012). More info and convention registration can be found at www.am2con.org
Japan Emergency NGOs, founded in 1994, is considered one of the largest, highly efficient Japanese NGOs experienced in emergency and long-term disaster relief and support. They have offered 5-years worth of support to the victims of the 2004 and 2007 Niigata earthquakes in collaboration with the Japanese government and also assisted in community recovery efforts. Current activities include sending and distributing emergency relief items according to the needs of the affected areas based on weekly assessments of changing emergency relief needs for Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures and expanding road and infrastructure restoration support to least accessible areas affected by the disaster. Their mid/long term plans include to provide psychosocial care and other needed support to help victims rebuild their lives with the ultimate goal to help victims re-establish a sustainable local economy and livelihood.
With their mission to nurture, advance and protect the health and well being of children, Children’s Hospital Orange County (CHOC) is dedicated to work cooperatively – assisting and enriching existing services as well as developing programs to benefit over two million children across four counties regardless of their family’s ability to pay. CHOC has been named one of the best children’s hospitals in eight specialities by U.S. News & World Report and was also the only children’s hospital in California to have earned the Silver Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence. CHOC has also been awarded the Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence and has been recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards with the U.S. Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.
“AM2 really wants to do as much as we can for these two wonderful organizations”, states Chase Wang AM2 representative, “Purchase autographed Guest of Honor Items, original drawings, posters or other items of memorabilia and help support these charities in their endeavors! Get your Passports today and experience the difference!”
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.
Hiroshi Nagahama joins current AM2 Official Guests of Honor including Tara Strong. 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!
Summer Festival performers Yukie Dong, Brathzo, Icarus Kid, Kazha, Lucid, Momotoma, and 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