For those who haven’t yet reached convention saturation for 2013, AM2, Anaheim’s three-day celebration of anime, manga, and J-pop, is now accepting applications for panels and workshops at next year’s con, scheduled for August 21-23 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
From today’s press release: “Ever wanted to host a panel on your favorite anime/manga or have a discussion with like-minded people on your favorite j-rock/j-pop band/idol? Ever wanted to be part of a workshop on designing your very own unique and one-of-a-kind maid or cosplay outfit? You can now!”
Originally formed as a counter-convention to LA’s massive Anime Expo in response to the cancellation of a popular J-pop guest, AM2 has continued as a full-fledged con since 2011. Though first known for free admission to both its Artist Alley and main exhibit hall, the con eventually began instituting a small general admission fee for attendees, as well as premium “Passport” badges offering VIP seating to concerts and special events.
This year’s pricing structure offers general admission for $5.00 a day ($10.00 for all three), and Passport access ranging from $20.00 to $55.00, depending on duration and date of purchase. Note: all panel and workshop hosts must be Passport holders.
Pitch your panel or workshop idea at AM2′s website.