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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February 2009 PMX Newsletter
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Contents: New Feature: Favorites!, New Feature: Community Spotlight, PMX Website News, Get Published!, Contests and Freebies, PMX on Facebook/Twitter

These are a few of my favorite things…
by Amirah May Limayo, PMX Staff

Each month, the PMX newsletter will feature a “favorite thing” – event, book, restaurant, website, etc. It’ll be our own version of Oprah’s Favorite Things. And we’ll sing it in a song like they did in the Sound of Music (My Favorite Things). February is “My Favorite Manga” Month.

February – My Favorite Manga

The 20th installation of the CLAMP’s Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle was released at the end of January. Syaoran, Fay and Kurogane are traveling through different worlds in search of Sakura’s memories contained in feathers shaped like little wings (“tsubasa” means wing in Japanese). In each obstacle they encounter, the characters sacrifice a little bit of themselves to get closer to what they are looking for. Will they ever reach the end? What do the characters have in store for them next? Find out when the next installation for the series is released this April 2009.

If you would like to participate in writing about your “monthly favorites”, please submit your articles to editors(at)pacificmediaexpo(dot)com.

More links about Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsubasa_Chronicle
http://www.funimation.com/yuko/

Community Spotlight: Asian Culture in Your Neighborhood
by Paula Angeles, PMX Staff

The Community Spotlight section will feature a cultural organization in your neighborhood that you may or may not know about. These organizations are usually non-profits that provide unique services to the neighborhoods they serve. If you know about an outstanding organization in your community, let us know and we'll show our support by featuring them! Email your articles to editors(at)pacificmediaexpo(dot)com.

The Filipino American Library
by Jonathan Lorenzo, FAL Staff
FAL

Founded on October 13, 1985 by “Auntie Helen” Agcaoili Summers Brown, FAL is the earliest and largest Filipino library in the country with a collection of more than6,000 titles. Its mission is to actively promote the history, culture, and professional achievements of Filipinos and Filipino Americans through the book collection, leadership development, and cultural programming, thereby contributing to the achievement of a culturally dynamic, multiethnic America.

Along with books, the collection consists of magazines, DVDs, CDs, artifacts, and displays. The various sections include children’s literature, the history of Filipinos in Los Angeles, and Jose Rizal. FAL also features a permanent exhibition on its founder Auntie Helen, a variety of paintings by renowned artist Eliseo Art Silva, and presentations on Filipino food, art, and history.

FAL also advances its mission with its many programs. The Children’s Reading Program promotes the value of diversity to families in Greater Los Angeles through the reading of Filipino children’s books. In Bus Tours of Historic Filipinotown, a guide narrates the significance of sites, events, and individuals in and around the area to present an historical overview of Filipinos in Los Angeles. Authors also introduce their Filipino works of literature with residents of Greater Los Angeles through Book Launches. Finally, FAL has a gala every October to commemorate its anniversary and Filipino American History Month.

If anyone would like to donate online, please feel free to visit www.filipinoamericanlibrary.org. FAL is open Mondays-Fridays 1:00-5:00pm and by appointment. For more information, please contact filamlibrary(at)sbcglobal.net or 213-382-0488.

PMX Website News
Visit the PMX Website often in March so you don't miss the debut of the new PMX Forums. Stay tuned!

Get Published! PMX Monthly Newsletter Submission Guidelines
Are you an aspiring writer, photographer, manga or graphic artist, or videographer/reporter? Contribute to our monthly newsletter! Build your writing/artist porfolio or clip file with PMX! If you want to get published, you have to start somewhere, right? Not only that, if your piece is chosen, we'll give you five of our limited edition PMX buttons! These buttons are never for sale. They are earned! :D

We are looking for articles about the following subjects in Asian and Asian American pop culture:

- Country profiles (i.e., Korea, China)
- Celebrity sightings (with photos - not at a convention)
- Book reviews
- Movie reviews
- Album reviews
- Artist reviews
- Concert/club performances/live reviews (not in a convention)
- Restaurant reviews
- Community profiles (i.e., Little Tokyo, Koreatown)
- Festival reports (i.e., Nisei Week)
- Fashion reports
- Trend reports
- Asian holiday/celebration/tradition reports (i.e., Midnight Mass for Filipinos)
- Anime/Manga/Pop culture news (i.e., Spanish translation of classic anime in Equador)
- and many others!

Just submit your article to our editors and we'll pick the best ones. If we pick your piece, congratulations! You are now a published writer/artist!

Submissions must be 200-250 words in length. If you're submitting a video, please make sure it is under 10 minutes long. If you're submitting an image, please make sure you have legal rights to distribute this image. No anonymous submissions will be accepted. If you want to become a regular contributor, please let us know! We'll be more than happy to support your dream!

Please send your submissions to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Contests and Freebies

Contest deadline March 31, 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.

Last Call! We also have a monthly raffle that ends at midnight, February 28, 2009. This month's prize is a framed, autographed 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)!

http://twitter.com/PMXNews
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http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2428132741
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=45817023564
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pacific-Media-Expo/31399788406

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