AM2 Con announces 2013 dates and new pricing

AM2 has been fighting hard over the past 2 years to establish itself as a mass culture event for Anime and J-Music fans across the US. Given the growing success of the show in that span it’s good to see them return for a third time. The convention will jump to August 23-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center just after the major convention season passes through.

Attendees for the 2013 show will need to observe the new price changes.

  • General admission (replacing free entry) – exhibition hall, festivals, panels, workshops and gaming
    • $5 for a single day (pre-order)
    • $10 for all three days (pre-order)
  • Passport admission – All access including passport only events, also front of line preference
    • $20 for a single day (2012 pre-order price)
    • $25 for two days (2012 pre-order price)
    • $35 for three days (2012 pre-order price)

Pricing will increase as the show closes in. Once 2013 hits expect to see these rising $5 at a time until the con arrives in which case it’ll be $20 higher to register at the show for the 2 and 3 day passes and $15 higher for single day passes.

Our advice? Figure out what you really want to do at the show and register as soon as you can, otherwise you’ll find yourself paying a lot more for the hesitation as the months push on.

Register now: AM2 Convention 2013

VW aims for WRC again with VW Polo R

VW for new rally fans doesn’t seem to set off many bells. Today marks a change to that as they unveil the 2013 Polo R which they’re aiming to get into the WRC circuit. The engine is set to crank out 300HP from a 1.6l turbo charged engine in all wheel drive dressings. Given the ties to Audi and many other companies it isn’t that much of a shocker though.

The company has leaked a few concept images to the public with the perk of a giant youtube clip as well. When WRC lost Subaru and Mitsubishi the event felt like it was losing steam, now, it has a new lease on life with many companies from the past returning to power it up.

Hopefully Subaru decides to get back into the game, although the 2012 leaves much to be desired so maybe after the next refresh. A full roster of the worlds best would be great to see.