2½ 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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.pure furisuta
.pure freestyle at PMX We are back!

Welcome to .pure furisuta GiG 2!

.pure furisuta, Japanese slang for freestyle, will be the first of its kind to hit the Asian Convention scene in the U.S.A.

Be a part of Asian Culture history this year and join us at .pure furisuta (.pure freestyle/.pufuri).

.pure furisuta will meld the origins of hip hop dance culture with modern-day hip hop. Two different worlds will collide and break-in each other's world. Anime lovers and music lovers will get a taste of what’s truly an underground and long-forgotten lifestyle. Hip hop, b-boys/b-girls and poppers will get a sneak peek into what the rest of the Asian culture fan scene is up to. A culture that makes up 90% of Asia's entertainment industry.

.pure freestyle at PMX Last year we let you attendee's get a glimpse of what one of Asia's hottest trends is about, hip hop dance.

We gave you SickStep and Kaba Modern (ABDC's original crew members) and this year we'll be featuring some of the hottest crews in the area.

This year, enter the competition, be amazed at the professional exhibitions, listen to the experts or learn as a beginner!

In the community of Asian conventions, PMX hosted the first hip hop exhibition.

Popping/Breaking workshops
by Dumbo (Poreotics) and "josh" (Kaba Modern/SickStep) on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 @ 4PM-6PM

Hip hop dance panel
SickStep panel - Saturday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m.

About Kaba Modern
.pure freestyle PMX Pacific Media Expo Kaba Modern is a street dance group established in 1992 by a group of Kababayans at the University of California in Irvine. Originally put together to perform as "The Modern Suite" at their Pilipino Culture Night, the group has evolved from being a PCN suite to becoming one of the most cutting-edge hip hop troupes in California. Since then, the group's legacy has lived on, first and foremost as a family, embracing different styles and aspects of dance, creating quite a name for themselves as one of Southern California's most cutting edge dance groups.

Kaba Modern's dedication to dance and to each other help create a unique energy that shines on stage and off, providing them with the charisma that they are so well known for. Each year's team is full of new faces adding new dynamics to the team as never seen before...

About SickStep
.pure freestyle PMX Pacific Media Expo Before MTV and million-dollar recording contracts, there was rhymin' in the park. Before professional hip hop choreographers and hip hop dance classes, there was breakin' on the sidewalk. SickStep is a hip hop dance crew that focuses as much on where hip hop has been, as where it is going. To quote KRS-One, "You are not doing hip hop; you ARE hip hop."

SickStep dancers have been seen in music videos for Justin Timberlake J-Lo, Dream, the A-Teens (to name a few), and toured with such artists as Aaron Carter, Vina Morales, and American Idol's own Jasmine Trias. In addition, the crew's members have been featured in commercials for Heineken Beer, Bally's Total Fitness, Intel, and Honda -- as well as performing on such television shows as So You Think You Can Dance (Season's 1 and 2), Dance 360, BBC1's "Strictly Dance Fever", and Mad TV. Most recently, SickStep has even been seen as one of the Top 20 finalists on NBC's America's Got Talent. These dancers' work has not been confined to the small screen, though, as they have also been hired for feature films such as Groove, Austin Powers in Goldmember, and Jamie Kennedy's "Kickin' It Old School".

Widely known for teaching, as well as performing, various styles and genres of hip hop dance, SickStep frequently travels worldwide teaching workshops and master classes in both choreography and freestyle. Having previously taught at many of the top dance studios in both Hollywood and San Francisco, the group's veteran instructors teach weekly classes in all levels of breakdance, popping, and hip hop at several dance studios throughout the Greater Los Angeles and Orange County area.

About Poreotics
.pure freestyle PMX Pacific Media Expo A group of three high school students started dancing together in 2005. After seeing the choreography scene, they wanted to take popping the the next level in choreography. Keeping the foundations and the roots of popping, they formed Poreotics in December 2007. They were inspired and influenced from many dancers; just want to show some love and respect to Jose, Adverb, Popntodd, Tetris, Animatronik, Tito, Tabo, Dennis, Jetli, Wavomatic, and many more.... Poreotics wouldn't be here without them.

Poreotics love to dance, cypher, perform and entertain the crowd. They want to be able to put on a good show, to inspire the younger ones, and also to be inspired by other dancers.

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