LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 6, 2011) – The “most powerful Japanese Girlie Pop Rock” band, SCANDAL, is scheduled to appear and perform at AM² – this summer’s most anticipated anime, manga and music convention this coming 4th of July weekend. More info can be found at www.am2con.org
Fans will rock out to the all-girl rock band sensation with Haruna Ono (vocals, guitar), Tomomi Ogawa (bass, vocals), Mami Sasazaki (guitar, vocals) and Rina Suzuki (drums, percussions, keyboards vocals). SCANDAL's music has been featured in anime series and films including BLEACH, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST and a host of others.
Details on the con:
* Guests of Honor:
- "Ghost-kei" Sixh. fashion designers IBI and MINT
- Hangry & Angry character and fashion designer Gashicon
- Visual kei band heidi.
- “Cello vocalist” Kanon Wakeshima
- kanonxkanon (Kanon Wakeshima + An Cafe bassist Kanon)
- Visual kei band Sadie
- Anime directors and character designers Akihiko Yamashita & Miho Shimogasa
- Studio producer Masao Maruyama
- Director Sunao Katabuchi
* Industry Guests:
- Actor Reuben Langdon
- Voice actors JB Blanc, Dave Vincent, Neil Kaplan, Steve Staley
* Full schedule of events - http://am2con.org/programming/schedule* Schedule of SCANDAL events
－Sunday, July 3rd
- SCANDAL Panel (Room 204 B)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
- SCANDAL Autograph Session (Room 204 B)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- SCANDAL Passport Holder Only M&G (Room 202 A)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
- SCANDAL Concert (Ballroom CDE)
Seating - 6:30 PM
Show - 8:00 PM
－Monday, July 4th
- SCANDAL Private M&G with Passport Holders & Hotel Room Block Attendees (Tiffany Terrace of the Sheraton Park Hotel)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
* Keeping in touch at AM2
Please follow the SCANDAL HEAVEN Twitter to get updates on when and where we might be during the convention, and also for any info that we might get while there. You can use your smartphone or get text updates sent to your phone whenever the SH Twitter account is updated.
* SCANDAL HEAVEN Meet-Ups
Our meet-up place will be the "Lobby Kiosk" on Level 1, right by the main entrance. As for the times, it's still undecided for now.
You can take a virtual tour of the Convention Center, too. Here's the main entrance, and you can see the kiosk on the right, where the "Concierge OC" sign is.
Passport Type 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days After April 30th $25.00 $35.00 $45.00 At-con Sales $30.00 $40.00 $50.00
Although you technically don't need a passport to attend the con, it'd be better if you got one (especially a 3-day passport) since the benefits that come with it are great. Here are the 3-day pass benefits:
- Priority entry to the GOH meet-and-greets/"parties"
- Priority entry for the "private" M&G with SCANDAL (separate from the GOH "party" that they'll also have)
- Enter the concert hall before non-passport/ticket holders (though this also applies to 1 and 2-day passport holders + people who bought concert tickets only)
Plus more: http://am2con.org/attendee-registration/passport-benefits
* FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Do I need both a passport and a concert ticket to get into the concert(s)?
No, you do not. If you buy a passport, you do NOT need to buy a concert ticket as well.
- Will there be SCANDAL merchandise sold there? If so, what?
Yes, some are expected to be sold there. Of course we have no idea exactly what will be available, though.
- Do I have to line-up super early/hours before an event to get a good spot?
Please refrain from doing so. All of us would appreciate that.
- Will I be able to meet SCANDAL?
Yes, you will. There will be 3 opportunities: An autograph session (preference will be given to people who attend the panel beforehand & have a passport), a M&G party for passport holders, and a "private" M&G for passport holders and people staying at qualifying hotels.
- What is the camera policy for the SCANDAL concert?
The camera policy at AM2 depends on the artists; they apparently usually film their overseas performances, so cameras are usually not allowed. There hasn't been official word yet on whether or not they will be allowed for SCANDAL, but most likely they won't be, as they usually don't allow cameras at their shows anyway.
Other general FAQs about AM²/not pertaining to SCANDAL: http://am2con.org/general-information/faqs
The people who have purchased passports/are attending:
- Ghost of Snypershot
- Hawaii fan
- Saki bomb
- Night Speed
- Ryder Blade
- Ono Sasazaki
- The SCANDALous Hints (Before they were officially announced):
Hey, guys. So, in light of recent findings, we've discovered that there is a very high chance that SCANDAL is possibly coming to an anime convention in the United States/California, but instead of AX, they might be going to another convention called AM² Convention, which happens to be in Anaheim during the same time as AX.
On March 3rd, AM² posted on their Twitter + FB about a hint for one of their Guests of Honor:
Edit: And as of March 20th, this is now on their official site:
- *Edit (3-21): Earlier today, AM² tweeted this back to me in reply to what I asked them about their first 'They rock so hard, it's scandalous' hint: "Is it in fact the awesome girl rock band SCANDAL (@scandal_band)?"
It is looking more and more like SCANDAL is coming!Stay tuned for the official answer!! =]
*Edit (3-22): More replies from AM² on Twitter to Hawaii fan & Ross:
Also, AM² is now following SCANDAL on Twitter. They don't follow just anyone, and they definitely weren't following them before. I think they are now because I linked SCANDAL's Twitter account in my tweet to them lol.We'll have official word on who it is soon! Stay tuned!
Stay tuned we will have an official announcement soon on who it really is!
Hopefully we will hear some good news soon!
*Edit (3-30): They're starting to announce the guests!
*Edit (4-3): One of the staffers at AM², UnknownSoldierGirl, has kindly signed up on SH and is helping us out greatly about stuff relating to the con. Thanks so much, UnknownSoldierGirl!
*Edit (5-4): There might possibly be some good news on the horizon...
Also, the SCANDAL HEAVEN Podcast will be attending AM²! We're hoping to interview Guests of Honor, as well as hoping to take lots of photos and videos.
*Edit (6-13): The "Ask SCANDAL a question" thread is now up! Please make sure to read the guidelines before posting anything.
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