AM2 was only my 2nd California based convention and I have to say that I enjoyed it a lot. Compared to Anime Expo it had a much more relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. I ran into Chase Wang every morning and it was great that he was willing to take time out of his busy schedule to chat or answer questions.
The convention staff were also great and didn’t panic when things went awry or not according to plan. Prime example being the Scandal autograph session when the last minute change of what merchandise or items that could be signed was made. They even thanked us for not rioting. (whether they were joking or not, I’m not sure)
For a first year convention I believe the whole operation was run fairly smoothly. Although there were some issues in regards to how press was handled for some events, it didn’t ruin my experience at all and I will gladly cover this convention again.
Below is a short video covering all the stuff I filmed at the con. It’s nothing overly fancy, just a few clips from the various events I attended featuring cameos from my friends at JPH!P and New School Kaidan, some shots of the members from Scandal Heaven celebrating after the concert and much more.
I say keep an eye on AM2 and if they have something next year that interests you definitely make plans to attend their convention.
Photos from this event can be found here.