AM2 Announces More Fun For Attendees With Its Matsuri Summer Fest 2012

The Rodin of Lollipop Returns and Brings the Ancient Candy Making Art of Amezaiku to this Summer's Most Anticipated Anime, Music and Manga Convention in Southern California, June 15-17, 2012 in Anaheim, California! Get your Passports Today and Experience the Difference!

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (January 31, 2012) ­ 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 events, 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!

AM2 current activities include Exhibit Hall, AMVs, Arcade, Summer Festival, Behind the Voice Actors Studio, Masquerade, Dances, Fashion Shows, Table Top, Console Gaming, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!

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About AM2
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

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