Cosplayers get ready for one of the mostexciting events at his summer's most anticipated anime, manga and music convention AM2 as it proudly announces its official Masquerade event which will be held in the Official Main Events hall this coming 4th of July weekend. More info and rules can be found at www.am2con.org
"We invite all cosplayers to come and dazzle the attendees," states AM2 representative Chase Wang, "Attendees will be able to get even closer to cosplayers to see their amazing costumes and craftsmanship with the 20' stage catwalk. So come join us and get ahead of the lines and experience the difference with a Passport!"
Awards for this year's Masquerade include:
Top Awards - These are for entries that have shown the best combination of both presentation and costume craftsmanship.
1. Best in Show
2. Best Group performance
3. Best single performance
4. Judges award
Craftsmanship Awards - These entries have shown an excellence in costume construction for each skill level. To be eligible, an entry must go through preliminary costume judging.
For Solo Entries:
a. Best Expert Craftsmanship
b. Runner-up Expert Craftsmanship
c. Best Advanced Intermediate Craftsmanship
Advanced Intermediate Craftsmanship
e. Best Intermediate Craftsmanship
f. Runner-up Intermediate Craftsmanship
g. Best Novice Craftsmanship
h. Runner-up Novice Craftsmanship
For Group Entries:
a. Best Group Craftsmanship
b. Runner-up Group Craftsmanship
Presentation Awards - This is for entries that have shown excellent stagepresence through either performance or exhibition of costume.
For Solo Entries:
a. Best Solo Presentation
b. Runner-up Solo Presentation
For Group Entries:
a. Best Group presentation
b. Runner-up Group Presentation
Judges Awards - These awards are for entries that the Judges deem worthy of an award, but did not fit into any of the other categories. A total of 2 judges awards will be presented.
For Entrees and Questions, please send an email to CosplayEvents@AM2Con.org
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!
Interested food trucks/vendors and stage acts/performers can contact Summer Festival organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org
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, AniMaid Café Host Club, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!
Partnerships include Ani.ME.Prize sponsors include Atlas Games, Cosplay Wigs USA, FUNimation and GaiaOnline.
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Also, 25% of all official Passport sales will be donated directly toJapanese Disaster Relief efforts.
Located in Anaheim, California AM2, established in 2010, is a multi-day (3days) 24 hour event with no general attendance/badge purchase requirementand is aspiring to be a key meeting place for fans that share a common interest in Asian music, Animation/Anime, and Comics/Manga. Nominal feesare 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