2˝ days of FUN!

Pacific Media Expo 2008
Veterans' Day
Holiday Weekend
November 7 to 9, 2008
Hilton Los Angeles Airport


May 2009 raffle
Win: Autographed Angelic Pretty poster! Click here. (05.19.09)

April 2009 raffle
Win: Framed and autographed Kaya postcard! (April Raffle closed on 04.30.09) (04.14.09)

PMX Collectors' Swap Meet
Join us at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival (April 18-19, 11 AM - 6 PM). Click here. (03.28.09)

March 2009 raffle
Win: Robotech Shadow Chronicles 2-Disc Collector's Edition, a VF-1A Max Type Valkyrie Super Poseable Figure, and 2 PMX 2009 Full Memberships! (March Raffle closed on 03.31.09) (03.06.09)

February 2009 raffle
Win an autographed and framed Kaya postcard! (February Raffle closed on 02.28.09) (02.10.09)

Save the date! Nov. 6-8, '09
PMX 2009 returns to the LAX Hilton for another year of fun! (01.14.09)

January 2009 raffle
Win an autographed and framed Suicide Ali postcard! (January Raffle closed on 01.31.09) (01.02.09)

THANK YOU for attending PMX 2008! See you next year! (11.10.08)

Kaya performance
Concert starts at 8 p.m. Kaya's performance on stage starts at 9:30 p.m. (11.08.08)

Pocky tasting
Look out wine tasting. Here comes Pocky tasting. Glico is coming to PMX to let attendees try the Pocky experience. (11.06.08)

Map it out
Download the layout for PMX here or in the Location tab. (11.05.08)

Anime showings
Check out the list of anime PMX will be showing in its video rooms. (11.05.08)

Panels and workshops
Check out the Panels and Workshops we've added to the schedule. (11.05.08)

Discounted parking
Hotel parking for PMX attendees is $10/day with a coupon. Coupons are available in Registration upon request. (11.05.08)

Cosfest signups
Information regarding PMX's Cosfest has been updated. Sign up now! (11.03.08)

Registration info updates
The new registration page now covers at-con hours and registration policies. (11.03.08)

Kick it into overdrive
PMX updates the format of the ever-popular Twisted Tea Party. Welcome the Turbo Twisted Tea Party. Click here to find out how to participate. (11.03.08)

Korean drama
See a list of k-drama screening at PMX08. (10.30.08)

Programming schedules
Check them out under the Programming tab. (10.22.08)

Exhibits update
Baby the Stars Shine Bright and PEACE NOW will be bringing their distinct designs to PMX! (10.22.08)

October raffle
Win a Candy Spooky Theater autographed CD! (October Raffle closed on 10.31.08) (10.21.08)

Maid cafe
Join us Nov. 8 and 9 for a unique dining experience as PMX co-hosts its own maid cafe... (10.20.08)

Making beautiful music
Stephanie Yanez to perform at halftime of Cosfest. VAEIDOS joins the Pacific Media Live lineup. Clear your cache and check out their music in the player above. (10.18.08)

Plethora of programming
The programming tab has been updated with numerous activities on tap at PMX. Check out the Cowboy Bebop Experience, the B-Boy 3x3 Competition, Popping/Breaking workshops, fan panels for Kaba Modern and SickStep and much more. (10.17.08)

Info updates
PMX is now taking sign-ups for panels and workshops. Press and industry can register for PMX. (10.17.08)

PMX's best dance crew
Now taking sign-ups for .pure furisuta GiG 2's 3-on-3 b-boy battle. (10.16.08)

Events announcements
PMX will be hosting a Rock Band 2 tournament in its gaming room. See a partial list of the console games at PMX. PMX will also be hosting its dances on Friday and Saturday nights. Read up on our spinneriffic DJs. (10.13.08)

More music
Check out Kaya, our new music Guest of Honor. PMX announces our opening bands: Heday, LYV, Nylon Pink, and Vamp Star. Check out music clips in the player above. (10.01.08)

On sale soon
UPDATE: Tickets to the Suicide Ali concert go on sale at 7 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Friday, Oct. 3. Tickets to the Kaya concert go on sale at 8 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Friday, Oct. 3. See the ticketing policy. (10.01.08)

One lump or two?
PMX brings back the ever-popular Twisted Tea Party. Click here to find out how to participate. (10.01.08)

The cinema scene
Cine-East once again is sponsoring the Asian film program at PMX. See a list of what will be showing. (09.28.08)

Bringing it back
.pure furisuta GiG 2 will feature dance exhibition and a 3 on 3 b-boy battle. Find out more about .pure furisuta GiG 2. (09.27.08)

Volunteer for PMX
PMX is now accepting volunteers to help at the convention. Find out how to sign up here. (09.26.08)

Stay at the Hilton
Book your room for PMX. Find out more information about the Hilton Hotel LAX here. (09.22.08)

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Panels and Workshops
Panels and Workshops Updates
Pacific Media Expo is home to a wide variety of panels and workshops (ranging from meeting your favorite voice actor to learning a new form of dance). We are constantly updating this page so check back often!

The panel and workshop schedules are subject to change without notice.

Detailed Programming Schedules (TENTATIVE)
Friday, November 7
Saturday, November 8
Sunday, November 9
Updated: 11/05/08

Uncle Sam & Uncle Chin: Just Kidding Films

Sunday, Nov. 9

Just Kidding Films They are an Asian American comedy team well known for Uncle Sam and Uncle Chin characters and other irreverent personalities and skits on YouTube. Much like Wong Fu Productions in spirit, they have been blowing up ever since they started uploading videos onto YouTube about a year ago.


J-Rock Revolution Panel

Saturday, Nov. 8

J-Rock Revolution This will be a panel to showcase and discuss the website JrockRevolution.com, its mission, past accomplishments, goals, and community it inspires.


Robotech: Past Present and Future

Saturday, Nov. 8

Tommy Yune, director of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, covers the history of the animated series that introduced a generation to anime, and discusses upcoming new releases in the wake of the announcement of the live action feature film.

What's a Dollfie? Panel

Saturday, Nov. 8

A discussion panel on Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls, sometimes referred to as "Dollfies." Intended to be a basic overview, but audience participation and/or questions will be encouraged.

The Wild World of Tokusatsu Panel

Sunday, Nov. 9

A discussion of the live-action "tokusatsu" genre of TV programs in Japan. The panel will concentrate on the three great franchises: Ultraman, Kamen Rider, and Super Sentai.

Patrick Seitz - Voice Actor Panel

Sunday, Nov. 9

Patrick Seitz Lending his vocal talents to anime and video games such as that of Koi Kaze, Bleach, Valkyria Chronicles, and many more, American voice actor, Patrick Seitz will hold a panel to discuss voice acting, ADR script-adapting and direction, as well as answering audience questions.


Elfdoll BJD Panel

Saturday, Nov. 8

Elfdoll This Panel is about the Ball Jointed Doll World by Ms.Cholong/Elfdoll & Darci Gibson. Each Elfdoll is handcrafted by sculptor Rainman and a team of artisans. Be introduced to BJDs and the BJD Community.


Project Cosplay Free for All: Q and A Panel

Sunday, Nov. 9

An open panel discussion of cosplay techniques, make up, sewing, time rationing, posing, photos, and general information to help cosplayers improve their cosplay. Feel free to bring your cosplay and your questions for this diverse panel of seasoned cosplayers.

Team Lift XMA Panel and Workshop

Saturday, Nov. 8 and Sunday, Nov. 9


Team Lift XMA is all about high-energy performance and death defying stunts. Recently incorporating the popular sport of Parkour and it's subsidiary Free Running, has led to being featured in the opening of MTV's new show "The Engine Room". Team Lift XMA will answer all your questions about the team and the entertainment business and also teach you some major moves.

Go Gathering

Sunday, Nov. 9

Go Go gatherers unite!! Everybody welcome to play Go, an ancient game of strategy. The rules of the game will be explained and players will be teamed up based on ability.

How to Draw Manga Panel

Sunday, Nov. 9

Artists and editors from eigoMANGA's comic book publications RUMBLE PAK and SAKURA PAKK will be on hand to teach the fundamentals of manga illustrations and storytelling. Our publication editors will also be on hand to review artwork portfolios from prospective artists hoping to enter the manga industry.

Please note the day change to Sunday. Updated on Oct. 30.

Crash Course in Korea Panel

Saturday, Nov. 8

Be informed about Korea. Hosted by two writers of Animation Liberation Magazine (Austin Wright, and Michael Russ), they will discuss a brief history of Korea, from Korean script to Korean music videos and cinema.

Para Para Workshop

Sunday, Nov. 9

Want to Para Para? Well, Para Para your way into the Para Para Workshop where Kiwi PROJECT will teach you their routines. Come join the fun, for veterans and newcomers alike.

Aimee Major Steinberger Presents!

Sunday, Nov. 9

This panel has been canceled.

Animator and pro cosplayer Aimee Major Steinberger and Go! Comi will present inside information about Aimee's current works, including Japan Ai: A tall girl's adventures in Japan, and a major new project, which will be announced at the panel!! Bring Pocky and be prepared for kawaii overload!

Wendy Pini Presents Masque of the Red Death

Saturday, Nov. 8

Wendy Pini & manga publisher Go! Comi will host a presentation about Wendy's popular "Masque of the Red Death" comic, a homoerotic, full-color re-envisioning of the classic Edgar Allan Poe story which targets adults ages 18 and up. "Masque" is a sensual, complex story about love, betrayal, and revenge on an epic scale. Bring a fan to cool yourself, as this panel may get a little steamy!
Mecha - Mechanized Propulsion Systems

Saturday, Nov. 8

Mecha Visions of a Mech future from anime and manga are fantasy no more; Mechas are real. Mechanized Propulsion Systems, Inc., the world's first company dedicated to designing, creating and piloting real, anime-style mecha. The Mecha panel covers MPS’s efforts on this project, examine the state of real-world mech technology and also give you the opportunity to get involved.
Bandai Entertainment

Saturday, Nov. 8

Bandai Entertainment 2008 has been an amazing year for Bandai Entertainment with titles like Gurren Lagann, Lucky Star, Gundam OO, and CODE GEASS. Spend an hour with Bandai Entertainment as they reveal their plans for the rest of the year as well as 2009!
Pop Japan Travel

Saturday, Nov. 8

Pop Japan Travel Ever want to visit the REAL Japan and pay homage to the birthplace of your favorite manga, anime, j-pop, and more? Pop Japan Travel is the original and premiere provider of pop culture themed tours of Japan. Digital Manga’s Pop Japan Travel presents its upcoming 2009 tour schedule, including tours to Tokyo, Sapporo, Osaka, Kyoto, and more.
Popping/Breaking workshops

Saturday, Nov. 8

.pure freestyle at PMX Check out the Popping and Breaking workshops by Dumbo (Poreotics) and "josh" (Kaba Modern/SickStep) on Nov. 8, 2008 @ 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

SickStep panel

Saturday, Nov. 8

SickStep at PMX From the silver screen to PMX. Catch SickStep at a fan panel! Meet the members of SickStep face to face and get the answers to all your burning questions.

The SickStep panel is on Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.
Time of panel updated on Oct. 30.

Kaba Modern panel

Saturday, Nov. 8

Kaba Modern at PMX The Kaba Modern Panel at PMX has been canceled.

Members of world-renown dance crew Kaba Modern will be at a PMX panel to meet their fans.

The Kaba Modern panel is on Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.

Origami Workshop

Sunday, Nov. 9

Origami Workshop Origami has evolved far from mere traditional paper folding. It is also entertainment, and has made the transition from children's craft into the realm of art. Through the wonders of paper folding, one can always bring the childhood spirit out of people. Paper is all around us, and a blank page represents possibilities as infinite as human creativity itself. Learn how to transform the ordinary around you into works of entertainment and art at PMX.

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