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)

 
Home arrow Community arrow PMX Collectors' Swap Meet at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival
PMX Collectors' Swap Meet at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival

PMX Collectors' Swap Meet at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival

ONLY SUNDAY SPOTS AVAILABLE. THANK YOU FOR FILLING UP OUR SATURDAY SLOTS!

CHANGES IN RULES FOR OBTAINING TABLE SPOTS BELOW. PLEASE READ! Watch blinking message above for changes in table availability.

Do you want to sell your collection of anime, manga, lolita clothes, jrock/jpop CDs, urban vinyl or anything that's related to Asian pop culture but eBay fees and shipping got you down? Don't worry! Sell your collectibles at the PMX Collectors' Swap Meet at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival!

The Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival 2009 is a free yearly event that attracts thousands of people from Monterey Park and the surrounding areas. It's a wonderful way to enjoy Japanese and Japanese American culture, food, and traditions all in one place.

The Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival 2009 will be on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 11 AM to 6:30 PM and Sunday, April 19, 2009 from 11 AM to 6 PM at Barnes Park located on 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park, CA.

Here are a few of the vendors vending at the PMX Swap Meet:
  • Atomic Boogaloo: plushies, t-shirts, stickers, etc
  • Gothic Lolita, Etc: lolita items, plushies, gashopon
  • Level27 Clothing: t-shirts and anime
  • Smorgasbord Productions/ToyHell.com: Note from the vendor: Since we have so many items we will ONLY bring what you request in advance. Please visit http://www.ToyHell.com and select which items you want us to bring. You may then pay in advance through PayPal by making payments to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it We will take CASH ONLY at the event. To reserve your item without a payment through Paypal please email me directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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)!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

VENDORS CLICK HERE         ATTENDEES CLICK HERE

VENDORS
Q: I want to buy a swap meet table. What do I need to do?
A: Because of the extremely limited number of tables, you must follow the steps below:

  • First, please read the rules here for a more pleasant and compliant vending experience.
  • Swap Meet spaces will go on sale on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 8 PM Pacific Time.
  • Each space is equivalent to one half-table (2.5 x 3 feet). Due to the extremely limited number of tables, we can only sell one space per person. That also includes one chair per space. Note: There are only 16 half tables.
  • A half table is $10 per day. Cash only.
  • Specify whether you want Saturday or Sunday - whole days only.
  • In order to get a space, you must first DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM, fill it out, and email it to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 8 PM Pacific Time.
  • NEW! Send one email for each day you want to vend. For example, if you want to sell on Saturday only, you send one email with the application form with Sat only. If you want to sell on both Sat and Sun, you send TWO emails each with one pdf attachment.
  • Forms submitted before Tuesday, March 31, 2009 before 8 PM Pacific Time will not be accepted.
  • If you were one of the first 16 people to register, you well get a response from us within the hour.
  • All those who did not get a table spot will placed on a waiting list.

Q: Do I need a temporary sellers permit?
A: It depends. If you are NOT planning to sell at a swap meet more than two times in a 12-month period, you don't need one. If you ARE planning on selling at a swap meet more two times in a 12-month period, you will need one. You may contact the California State Board of Equalization at (800) 400-7115 for additional information.

Q: Will the PMX Collectors' Swap Meet provide special parking spaces for swap meet vendors?
A: Unfortunately, we cannot provide special parking spaces at the Cherry Blossom Festival. However, if you arrive early to set up, the chances of getting good parking is greater.

Q: I'm going to be selling some cosplay replica weapons. Can I sell them?
A: Yes you may but at the discretion of the PMX Swap Meet staff. Replica cosplay weapons must be inspected and peace bonded first. The Monterey Park Police will be inspecting the festival on a regular basis. We want to be nice to the police.

ATTENDEES

Q: How much to get into the PMX Collectors' Swap Meet?
A: It's free. It's part of the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival which is also free.

Q: Is there parking nearby?
A: Yes, there's free street parking. However, the earlier you come the better your parking situation will be.

Q: Can I just take the shuttle to the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival?
A: Yes, there are three free shuttle locations. Shuttles pick up and drop off to and from the festival at approximately every 15 minutes.

Shuttle Locations:

  • El Repetto Elementary School - 650 S. Grandridge Avenue
  • Ynez Elementary School - 120 S. Ynez Avenue (between Garvey & Newmark Avenues)
  • Mark Keppel High School - 501 E. Hellman Ave., Alhambra

RULES FOR VENDORS

You must agree to these rules:

  • Any adult, who is 18 or over, is eligible to obtain selling space at the swap meet and all sellers must sign an agreement to these rules.
  • Swap Meet spaces are one space per person only.
  • NEW! Send one email for each day you want to vend. For example, if you want to sell on Saturday only, you send one email with the application form with Sat only. If you want to sell on both Sat and Sun, you send TWO emails each with one pdf attachment.
  • The sale or trade of weapons or dangerous materials such as fireworks or flammables are prohibited.
  • The sale or trade of unlicensed, bootleg, or counterfeit goods is not allowed (e.g. SM, Everanime, Aliors, Elfin, fansubs). If it's on a burned CD or DVD, it's a bootleg. However, the sale and trade of doujin goods (comics, shitajiki, cards, or stationary) will be allowed.
  • The sale of second-hand art commissions or previously used cosplay items is acceptable. Replica weapons must be inspected by PMX Swap Meet staff and peace bonded.
  • Please note that the Cherry Blossom Festival is a family-oriented event. The display of goods must be suitable for a general audience (i.e., G rated). No adult material are allowed for sale at the PMX Swap Meet. The sale, trade, or showing of adult materials to anyone under 18 is a crime. If you are caught selling or showing adult material to a minor, you will be evicted from the festival and turned over to the police.
  • A fee of $10 will be charged for each vendor's space. Each vendor's space is half a table. Payment is cash only.
  • A maximum of two people may be in a vendor's space.
  • You may not bring your own table to the swap meet.
  • Please respect the community gymnasium. You are advised against bringing your goods in on a hand truck or handcart in order to protect the wooden floor. Be prepared to hand carry your boxes should the situation require it.
  • Cash payment or bartering of items is permitted and is up to the discretion of the participants in the transaction.
  • The PMX Swap Meet staff and/or the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival are not legally responsible for the product's condition or stated condition. All transactions are between the seller and buyer.
  • Sellers have the right to refuse a sale or barter with anyone.
  • All products brought into the swap meet will be inspected, and all items that are in violation of these rules will not be permitted into the swap meet.
  • Any questions regarding the implementation or interpretation of the rules above are subject to the final discretion of the PMX Swap Meet Staff.
  • Any instructions given by the PMX Swap Meet Staff to enforce these rules, the rules of the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival, and the event facility, must be followed immediately.
  • PMX Swap Meet reserves the right to refuse access to anyone.

Glossary of terms regarding the Staff Use section::

  • "Spot:" is where you assigned the vendor.
  • "Fees Paid:" is the amount the vendor paid for his spot.
  • "Time In:" is when the vendor's time starts.
  • "Time Out:" is when the vendor's time ends.

If you have any other questions about the Swap Meet, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and we'll be more than happy to help you.

 
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