2 days of FUN!

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

News

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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The Button Design Contest has been extended to the end of April. Win 25 buttons and a pair of full badges for Pacific Media Expo 2009. It's not too late to enter this contest! Email marketing-at-pacificmediaexpo-dot-com to enter!

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Contents: PMX Event: PMX Swap Meet at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival , Attention Asian Street Fashionistas! , Community Spotlight: Thai New Year Festival, Event Report: Let the Good Times Roll at Otaku Bowl ,Contests and Freebies, PMX on Facebook/Twitter

FREE to Attend! PMX Swap Meet at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival

FREE TO ATTEND!

Click on the banner above to see the list of vendors and items for sale. Some items are brand new at rock bottom prices!

Attention Asian Street Fashionistas!

Do you normally dress in Asian Street Fashion while shopping or just walking around town? Are you familiar with fashion magazines like Kera or FRUiTS and wondered how you can get into something like that? You're in luck! If our PMX photographers spot you in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles or Japantown in San Francisco dressed in trendy duds, you might end up in the PMX MySpace photo album!

Our PMX fashion photographers will be on the lookout at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival! So dress up in cosplay, lolita, street fashion, or Jrock-style and we'll see you on our MySpace page!

Community Spotlight: Thai New Year is Hot in Hollywood
by Paula Angeles, PMX Staff

On Saturday, April 5, 2009, the Thaitown section of Los Angeles near Hollywood hosted the 6th Annual Thai New Year Songkran Festival. This free to attend festival spanned several blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and featured a myriad of events from Thai Kickboxing demonstrations to a traditional costume fashion show.

One of the main attractions of this festival was the food. There were rows and rows of tents selling traditional Thai food such as Pad Thai, Papaya Salad, and Chicken Satay. Singha, the beer of Thailand, also had a Singha Pavilion (Sorry! 21+ only!) where you can drink a pitcher of lager through their cool pitcher. Let's not forget the Curry Festival! This searing part of the festival tested the tastebuds of many people with varying degrees of delicious heat. Pain never tasted so good! For more information on the New Year Festival, bookmark http://www.ThaiNewYear.com for the 2010 event.


Wishing upon Buddha for the New Year.
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This year's New Year poster.
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A tower of Thai desserts.
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This beer tower is too awesome.
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Kumquats, mangosteen, and tamarind.
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More beautiful Thai desserts.
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Mmm... Satay.
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The lines for food were all long!
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P.S: Due to the political unrest in Thailand right now, the editors of the PMX Newsletter send our heartfelt thoughts to our Thai friends. May your family and friends be safe and sound in Bangkok and throughout Thailand.

Event Report: Let the Good Times Roll at Otaku Bowl
by Paula Angeles, PMX Staff

On Saturday, March 21, 2009, we went and found anime fans in the most unlikely of places: the bowling alley! People had a blast on the lanes of the Classic Bowling Center in Daly City, CA. In between hurling bowling balls of varying weights, there were giveaways and raffles of an anime nature. Everyone who attended left with a prize. The next Otaku Bowl will be in May so bookmark this page for more information: http://otakubowl.webs.com. Preregistration is only $10!


Bowling for anime.
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Strike, spare, or gutterball?
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Contests and Freebies for April 2009

Win a basket full of anime at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival! If you're attending the PMX Swap Meet on April 18 and 19, don't forget to buy a raffle ticket for $1.00 to win a basket filled with anime goodies! There's even Pocky and Ramune in there! This basket will contain items that are not for sale in any convention. These special items were donated by Bandai, PMX, and Alternate Reality Comics (all the way from Las Vegas, NV)!

Contest deadline EXTENDED April 30, 2009! PMX is having our first ever Button Design Contest! One stipulation: your design must fit in a one-inch round button. Send us your name and your design by email at marketing(at)pacificmediaexpo.com and we'll post your design on our forums so that everyone can judge which design is the best. The winner gets 25 buttons with their design (because buttons are never for sale, only earned) and a pair of PMX 2009 Full badge memberships! Send all submissions to marketing(at)pacificmediaexpo.com.

We also have a monthly raffle that ends at midnight, April 30, 2009. This month's prizes is: an autographed and framed Kaya postcard! Go to http://www.PacificMediaExpo.com to enter.

Social Networking with PMX
You already know you can reach PMX at MySpace.com/PacificMediaExpo. But did you know we're all over Facebook? We even have a Twitter page! So click on the links below to friend us or follow us! You might even get news or in-person freebies faster than other people especially on Twitter (hint)!

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