AM2 Brings Sweet Treats to Attendees with Shan the Candy-Man

The Rodin of Lollipop Brings the Ancient Candy Making Art of Amezaiku to this Summer's Most Anticipated Anime, Music and Manga Convention in Southern California, July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center! Get your Passports Today and Experience the Difference!

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 23, 2011) – The ancient folk art of candy sculpting, Amezaiku (“sweet candy craft”), is one of the most beautiful art forms that involves delectable edibles in which only a few master performers exist in the world. One of these masters is Shan Ichiyanagi aka the Rodin of Lollipop will be attending this summer's most anticipated animation, music and manga event's, AM2, Summer Festival to the delight of attendees. More info can be found at

With a large palette of boiling corn syrup and a variety of precision tools, Shan utilizes highly choreographed gestures and flourishes as he dips, molds, pinches and pulls at the jewel-toned “goo” while it cools and hardens into astonishingly intricate sculptures of fantastic animals and objects that are worthy of almost any mantel. While he has sculpted well over 100 different objects, Shan can sculpt any object his audience can think of. A unique and appealing candy sculpture can be magically made in less than 5 minutes as you watch with fascination!

“Fans are in for a real 'treat'”, states Chase Wang AM2 representative, “Shan is an amazing artist that will create some of the most beautiful pieces of edible art. Come check out one of the few remaining masters of candy art. Get your Passports today and experience the difference!”

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, retailers and local restaurants. Bypass the lines and get your Passport today and experience the difference!

Current Guests of Honors include Akihiko Yamashita, Miho Shimagosa, Scandal, Sadie, Kanon Wakeshima, kanon x kanon, heidi., Gashicon, IBI and MINT with more to be announced soon!

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, AniMaid Café Host Club, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!

Partnerships include Ani.ME. and Cure Magazine

Prize sponsors include Atlas Games, Cosplay Wigs USA, FUNimation, Gaia Online 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

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