AM2 Sets a Record in 1st Year Convention Attendance and Celebrates the End of Its 2011 Event with the All Girl J-Rock Band Scandal
Over 8,000+ Attendees Over the Holiday Weekend!
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Flying in directly from Japan with a whirlwind schedule of meeting fans and having autograph sessions, the girls of the highly popular J-Rock band electrified the crowd with their amazing and powerful sound and performance in the event¹s final concert event. Not only did AM2 celebrates the end of its 2011 convention event with the highly fan anticipated SCANDAL concert event and announces a 1st year convention attendance record of over 8,000+ unique attendees over the 3-day convention event. More info can be found at www.am2con.org
In addition, AM2 sets a huge record for a 1st year convention of over 8,000+ unique attendees over its 3-day event weekend. Other similar events averaged around 1,000 attendees.
With a fully packed house of excited (and glow-stick prepped) and highly energized fans, AM2 celebrates the end of its 2011 convention event with the highly fan anticipated SCANDAL concert event Attendees also enjoyed bustling Exhibit Hall, Summer Festival, Food trucks, panels, workshops, screenings and more! Lines for AM2 averaged a 20 minute waiting period for registration pick up and attendees were treated to a well organized event that had attendee event lines which moved quickly with little delay.
’It was truly an amazing event filled with excitement and fun - can you believe it!?!?!? 8,000+ unique attendees for our first year", states Chase Wang AM2 representative, ’I am mixed with so much emotion and pride that we accomplished such a huge goal and created an amazing event for the fans. But we couldn’t have done this without our industry supporters, Guests of Honors, exhibitors, Artist Alley participants, staff, volunteers and of course our attendees - THANK YOU! There are so many people to thank. We hope you all enjoyed this show and will join us for our next event and those that couldn’t be a part of our event this year will join us in the future as well!’
Attendees that purchased a Passport fast pass avoided 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 also provided holders with premier seating options at Main Events and at Concert events as well as major discounts with theme parks (i.e. Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, etc.), retailers (i.e. Best Buy, Macys, etc.) and local restaurants (i.e. IHOP, Tony Roma¹s, California Pizza Kitchen, etc.).
Guest of Honors for the 2011 year included Masao Maruyama, Sunao Katabuchi, Akihiko Yamashita, Miho Shimogasa, SCANDAL, Sadie, Kanon Wakeshima, kanon x kanon, heidi., Gashicon, IBI and MINT.
AM2 activities included Exhibit Hall, AMV¹s, Arcade, Summer Festival, World Cosplay Summit, Behind the Voice Actors Studio, Rum Party Pirates, Masquerade, Cosplay Chess, Dances, Fashion Shows, Table Top, Console Gaming, AniMaid Café, AniMaid Café Host Club, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!
Partnerships included Ani.ME. and Cure Magazine
Prize sponsors included Anime Jungle. Atlus Games, Cosplay Wigs USA, Crunchyroll, FUNimation, Gaia Online, The Right Stuf and TokyoPop
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Also, 25% of all official Passport sales will be donated directly to Japanese Disaster Relief efforts.
About AM2 Located in Anaheim, California AM2, established in 2010, is a multi-day (3 days) 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 July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California. More information can be found at www.am2con.org
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