Article by PatrickD    (06-29-11 06:21 PM)
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (June 24, 2011) - Dante has arrived at this summer's most anticipated animation, music and manga event's ... AM2 with additional talents performing on the coveted Summer Festival stage this July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center. More info can be found at www.am2con.org

Dante has arrived. Although you may not recognize him, you have recently more than likely seen Reuben Langdon in the most talked about films of the decade; James Cameron's Avatar. Complimenting his success in the worlds of film and television, Langdon has performed in and coordinated a number of motion capture shoots for interactive video games including Lost Planet 2, Resident Evil: 5, The Bourne Conspiracy, Tao Fang, Star Wars: Jedi Knight II, Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, and Dead Rising. In Devil May Cry 3 and 4 he was both the motion capture actor and the English voice of Dante, the Gun/Sword toting hero of the franchise. Reuben's recent projects include brief appearances in the live action adaptation of, Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, director Michel Gundry's film adaptation of the classic TV show Green Hornet, and the new Latest from D.J. Caruso I Am Number 4. He also reprises his role as Dante in the highly anticipated Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Mr. Langdon will be hosting a panel on Sunday on his past and upcoming work.

Poel is a Los Angeles based compuser/guitarist/singer -songwriter and plays pop and rock with influences from Japanese pop/rock and world music. Poel will be backed by Masa Nishimura (Electric Starfish) on bass and Raanen Bozzio on drums during his performance on the Summer Festival Stage.

Amy Singer is a musician and the lead singer of the J-Pop cover-band the "Pink Amys" and will be performing classic and current popular J-Pop favorites! A fun experience for all that are into Japanese pop music!

Performing throughout Southern California and Las Vegas, Miyuki Geta created her own performing art called Geta Dance - a dance style which blends elements of Japanese traditional dance, modern dance, and Japanese poetry with acting techniques, to make a dance style that expresses powerful emotional show-stopping theater pieces. Geta Dance is performed to the sounds of Japanese taiko drums, Minyo (Japanese folk music) shakuhachi (bamboo flute) and shamisen.

"AM2 is proud to welcome Mr. Langdon and these amazing Summer Festival performers", states Chase Wang AM2 representative, "We are doing all we can to bring the best to our attendees and fans! Come and check us out and have one of the best times of your summer! Get your Passports today and experience the difference!"

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (June 24, 2011) -AM2 announces more performers including MC/Singer/Songwriter/Beat maker Ryo Vibes, composer Ryoko Amadee Goguen, Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Kaoru Enjoji, upcoming band Impackt and L.A. based rock duo Layla Lane who are coming to the coveted Summer Festival stage this July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center. More info can be found at www.am2con.org

Ryo Vibes is MC, Singer, Songwriter and Beatmaker from Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, based in LA Reggae scene but also actively performing in Japan and Jamaica, performing in Hip Hop events. Her goal is to stage power performances with positive vibes.

Ryoko Amadee Goguen is a composer, pianist and vocalist, and a Visiting Scholar at UCSD. She lived in Japan until 1999, where she composed and performed extensively, including composing eight music theater pieces, of which two Kabuki Theater pieces were the largest. She performed at memorial ceremonies for the Kobe earthquake, and wrote its official theme song, which in 1994 won a contest judged by the well known producer David Foster. She is a copyrighter for JASRAC (the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers), received a scholarship from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs, and joined the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, the Japanese Association for the Study of Popular Music, the Japanese Music Education Society, and the International Council for Traditional Music.

Singer/songwriter/pianist , Kaoru originally from Sapporo, Japan, was attracted to the musical culture's of the US, particularly Los Angeles. Being there to experience and absorb the different styles of music, she has now recorded her first CD, with a sound that's being described as J-pop/LA sound. Feeling it's a good time to share the music lifestyles and sounds.

Impakt is a teen rock band comprised of young musicians ranging from 12-16 years old. At first glance, you wouldn't expect much from a band with such young musicians but, as soon as Impakt begins to play, all doubts are gone when you watch them perform. Their shows filled with energy and their songs have powerful messages with catchy rhythms. You'll notice every audience member at some point dancing or nodding their heads as if they've discovered the next best thing.

Somewhere in the bustling alleys of the pop music metropolis lies L.A.-based rock duo Layla Lane. With a catalogue of songs in three languages and a live show that can charm even the most resilient crowd, members Heday and Valerie have mastered their instruments to deliver a one-of-a-kind brand of dueling piano-guitar revelry. Layla Lane combines exquisite arrangements and clever harmonies for a style that is equal parts 1960's pop, gypsy swing, and good old-fashioned rock n' roll. All in the context of catchy pop tunes that rarely clock in past three minutes, the resulting sound is both playfully nostalgic and uncommonly fresh.

"AM2 is so proud to have such support from all these amazing talents who are coming to our Summer Festival stage", states Chase Wang AM2 representative, "Come and see some of these amazing talents and have one of the best times of your summer! 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 (i.e. Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, etc.), retailers (i.e. Best Buy, Macys, etc.) and local restaurants (i.e. IHOP, Tony Roma's, California Pizza Kitchen, etc.). Bypass the lines and get your Passport today and experience the difference! Passports can be purchased at www.am2con.org

Current Guest of Honors include Masao Maruyama, Sunao Katabuchi, Akihiko Yamashita, Miho Shimagosa, Scandal, Sadie, 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 Cafe, AniMaid Cafe Host Club, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!

Partnerships include Ani.ME. and Cure Magazine

Prize sponsors include Anime Jungle. Atlus Games, Cosplay Wigs USA, Crunchyroll, FUNimation, Gaia Online, The Right Stuf and TokyoPop

Follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/AM2Con

Follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/AM2Con

Also, 25% of all official Passport sales will be donated directly to Japanese Disaster Relief efforts.

About AM2
Located in Anaheim, California - AM2, established in 2010, is a multi-day (3 days) 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 July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California. More information can be found at www.am2con.org

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause this event's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation, product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers, international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any re visions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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