AM2 ANNOUNCES EVEN MORE PERFORMERS FOR THE SUMMER FESTIVAL STAGE

Ryo Vibes, Composer Ryoko Amadee Goguen and Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Kaoru Enjoji Join AM2 Roster

MC/Singer/Songwriter/Beatmaker Ryo Vibes, Composer Ryoko Amadee Goguen, Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Kaoru Enjoji, Upcoming Band Impackt and L.A. Based Rock Duo Layla Lane Join This Summer’s Most Anticipated Anime, Music and Manga Event! Get your Passports Today and Experience the Difference!

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (June 24, 2011) –AM2 announces more performers including  MC/Singer/Songwriter/Beatmaker 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 Shimogasa, 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 Café, AniMaid Café 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

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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

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