AM2 and J-ROCK REVOLUTION to Award Cash and Prizes to Fans for the Official BUNRAKU Costume Contest

Jun 20th 2011

Cash and Prizes Awarded for Categories of Best Gackt Cosplay, Best Lolita Costume and Best Overall Cosplay Costume! Get your Passports Today and Experience the Difference!

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (June 20, 2011) ­ In celebration of AM2¹s EXCLUSIVE Passport only screening of BUNRAKU starring Josh Hartnett (SIN CITY, LOST IN TRANSLATION, BLACK HAWK DOWN), Demi Moore (CHARLIE¹S ANGEL: FULL THROTTLE, AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER, GHOST), Woody Harrelson (ZOMBIELAND, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, CHEERS), Ron Perlman (SCORPION KING: BOOK OF THE DEAD, HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY, HELLBOY) and international Japanese rock-star Gackt! AM2 and Jrock Revolution.com have partnered to present an exclusive contest open to all screening attendees. Winners will receive cash and prizes for winning in categories of Best Gackt Cosplay, Best Lolita Costume and Best Overall Cosplay! The convention will be happening July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Southern California. More info can be found at www.am2con.org

Participants should look out and make some noise to grab the attention of the contest official roaming photographers while waiting in line for entrance into the screening room. Only those in the BUNRAKU line are eligible for entry. Entries will be uploaded on the @jrockrevolution and @am2 official Twitter accounts as they happen.

Categories, entry guidelines and prizes include:

* Best Gackt Cosplay-Choose your favorite Gackt look (including those appearing in BUNRAKU!)! Accuracy will capture the attention of our judges! > * $100 Cash Prize > * JrockRevolution Goodie Bag * Best Lolita Costume-Be the epitome of Lolita, Gothic Lolita or any variation of Lolita! Entrance the judges with your presentation from fashion accessories to makeup! > * $50 Cash Prize > * JrockRevolution Goodie Bag * Best Overall Cosplay-Epitomize the character you are portraying and impress the judges with your accuracy, detail and more! > * $50 Cash Prize > * JrockRevolution Goodie Bag

A special panel of judges will review the photographs taken and will judge based on appearance, accuracy and overall presentation (that includes poses!). Stand out to impress the judges and win some cash and cool prizes that will be the envy of your friends! Winners will be announced after the screening. All winners MUST be present in order to collect prizes.

³AM2 will be the summer treat for fans of J-rock², states Chase Wang AM2 representative, ³Join us for some great entertainment, fantastic EXCLUSIVE screenings and amazing activities for everyone! Get your Passports today and experience the difference!²

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 (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.). Bypass the lines and get your Passport today and experience the difference! Passports can be purchased at www.am2con.org

Current Guest of Honors include Masao Maruyama, Sunao Katabuchi, Akihiko Yamashita, Miho Shimagosa, Scandal, Sadie, Kanon Wakeshima, kanon x kanon, heidi., Gashicon, IBI and MINT.

AM2 current activities include 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 include Ani.ME. and Cure Magazine

Prize sponsors include Anime Jungle. Atlus Games, Cosplay Wigs USA, Crunchyroll, FUNimation, Gaia Online, The Right Stuf and TokyoPop

Follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/AM2Con

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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

About Jrock Revolution JrockRevolution.com ventured forth after the success of the Jrock Revolution Festival to provide a gathering place and destination site for worldwide fans that support the growing movement for global access to Japanese rock. JrockRevolution.com boasts the most active and expansive social network for fans of Japanese rock on networks such as Twitter and Facebook. "Ben-To Beatbox", a cable television show jointly produced by JrockRevolution.com, showcases numerous artists to existing and new fans around the world. JrockRevolution.com has become an innovator in providing the very best news and coverage of Japanese rock music in the U.S. and around the world.

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause this event¹s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation, product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers, international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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