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

L’Arc-en-Ciel brings their 20th L’Anniversary concert to theaters!

L’Arc-en-Ciel is a powerful force in J-Rock, making impressions on generations of listeners and even casual anime fans. It’s no surprise that they’ve outlasted so many other groups in the industry and that their L’Anniversary concert brought over 100,000 fans to see them. You can become a part of that history on November 29th if you act soon.

Here’s the breakdown from the english version of the site:

L’Arc-en-Ciel, the “Monster Band” from Japan, on Big Screen!
Special One Night Only Event Celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

Enjoy ≪Best of L’Arc-en-Ciel≫ 2Days Live at Tokyo Ajinomoto Stadium which traced the history of the band and attracted 100,000 people !!!

In the middle of “20th L’Anniversary TOUR” in Japan, L’Arc-en-Ciel proved its artist power again with the new single “X X X” released on October 12th which marked another No.1 on Oricon charts and the details of its “WORLD TOUR 2012” have been just announced yesterday.

Before the WORLD TOUR, the special 2-hour version of the “20th L’Anniversary LIVE” held on May 28 and 29, which created a sensation when Japanese satellite television WOWOW broadcasted it as 【20th L’Anniversary LIVE WOWOW Special Select】, will be released as special one night only event in the movie theaters worldwide.

Let’s get to your feet and shout !! The full excitement of the special nights on May will revive in the theaters. Do not miss this exclusive experience with the powerful big screen and sound.

Check out the website for theaters in your region, keep in mind this is a worldwide showing so you might get lucky.