AM2 Partners With Little Tokyo Design Week: Future City
This Summer's Most Anticipated Animation, Music and Manga Convention in Southern California Brings a Preview of Cutting Edge Design and Technology Direct from Japan
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 29, 2011) –AM2 partners with Little Tokyo Design Week: Future City (LTDW) to bring a preview exhibit of the anticipated exhibit featuring live robots, a look into the future of architecture and living “green”, an exhibit of the stories of the people of Tohoku who are recovering from the recent Japanese and Tsunami disaster, displays of Japanese art and design and much more! More info can be found at www.am2con.org <http://www.am2con.org>
Curated by designers, educators, architects and artists based in Tokyo and Los Angeles, steel storage containers will be transformed into themed galleries:
§ Robot Box: Japanese Robots Leading a Bright Future
§ WIFI Interactive Exhibit
§ Environment in the Future City
§ PechaKucha Box
§ LTDW Information Source
§ Higashinihon Earthquake Installation
§ Photo Installation
§ Chiyoda 3331
§ Design Box by NOSIGNER
Entrance to the event is free, but attendees can avoid the huge lines by obtaining 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!
Current Guests of Honors include Kanon Wakeshima, kanon x kanon, heidi., Gashicon, IBI and MINT.
AM2 current activities include Exhibit Hall, AMV's, 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, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!
Partnerships include Ani.ME.
Prize sponsors include Atlas Games, Cosplay Wigs USA, FUNimation and Gaia Online.
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Also, 25% of all official Passport sales will be donated directly to Japanese Disaster Relief efforts.
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 July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California. More information can be found at www.am2con.org
About Little Tokyo Design Week: Future City (LTDW)
Commencing July 13-17, 2011, Little Tokyo Design Week: Future City (LTDW) celebrates the power and energy of cutting edge design and technology emerging from Japan and its intersection with current trends materializing in Los Angeles. LTDW will present a series of programs that integrate Little Tokyo's Big Three cultural institutions (Japanese American National Museum (JANM), Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC), and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA), community partners, retailers, and restaurants and will engage local and international designers, artists, architects, filmmakers, corporations, and students from the Southern California region to explore possible scenarios for a “New Urban Lifestyle.” Produced in collaboration with Community Arts Resources (CARS). More information can be found at www.LTDesignWeek.com