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Pacific Media Expo is a new generation of convention for a new generation of fans! PMX brings the cutting edge of Asian entertainment to America, whether it is the newest anime from Japan, the hottest bands from the Pacific Rim, the latest street fashion from Harajuku, or the most disturbing horror films from Asia. PMX seeks to create an entertainment community for artists, industry, and their fans.
 
Woohoo!

Pacific Media Expo 2009 has come and gone...

and it was a huge success!

We would like to express our enormous and heartfelt gratitude to those that participated:
  • our Guest of Honors, Takuya Sawada of Takuya Angel, Maki & Asuka of Angelic Pretty, Gashikon of Hangry & Angry, Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe, and UchuSentai NOIZ;
  • our music and industry guests, Kiryu, Ai Chérie, Papillon, Rusika, WEKAF, Patrick Seitz, Kaiji Tang, Cristina Vee, and Wally Wingert;
  • our exhibitors, artists and panelists;
  • our staff, crew and volunteers;
  • and last but never the least, our loyal attendees!

    • Again, thank you for attending PMX 2009... and we'll see you in 2010!

      If you would like to become a sponsor for next year's convention, please contact us via the Contact Webform.

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PMX Fashion Show

Sunday only @ 11 AM, International Ballroom A

Pacific Media Expo PMX 2009 Fashion Show Angelic Pretty Takuya Angel Hangry & Angry The Inguration of the PMX Fashion Show

Pacific Media Expo proudly introduces its inaugural Fashion Show! Beautiful models will strut down the catwalk, showcasing the various and highly sought-after designs by Fashion GOH's Maki & Asuka of Angelic Pretty, Takuya Sawada of Takuya Angel and Gashikon of Hangry & Angry. Come celebrate this special occasion with us as these three famous designers from Harajuku exhibit their newest collections and get a first peak of the latest fashions hitting Japan!

 
Anime Sneak Peek

Watch it on a big screen before you can buy it!

Evangelion, Neon Genesis: 1.01 You Are (Not) Alone
After the second impact, all that remains of Japan is Tokyo-3, a city that's being attacked by giant creatures that seek to eradicate the human kind, called Angels. After not seeing his father for more than eight years, Shinji Ikari receives a phone call, in which he is told to urgently come to the NERV Headquarters, an organization that deals with the destruction of the Angels through the use of giant mechs called Evas.Shinji's objective is to pilot the Eva Unit 01,while teaming up with the Eva Unit 00 pilot, Ayanami Rei.
Friday

Also, catch the upcoming new releases from a classic franchise:

Dragon Ball Z The Movie 1: Dead Zone (2009 Edition)
Dragon Ball Z The Movie 2: The World's Strongest Movie (2009 Edition)
Friday and Saturday

More information on anime, Asian cinema (and the schedule) to come!

These DVDs provided by:

 
Maki and Asuka of Angelic Pretty

Clothing designers Maki and Asuka of Angelic Pretty

Angelic Pretty designers Maki and Asuka at PMX Angelic Pretty Chief Designers Maki and Asuka began working for the brand in 2001 and 2003, respectively. Equally cute and talented, Asuka initially came to the company as their designer for knits ('cutsews'), bags, and accessories; Maki was originally hired as an illustrator while she attended vocational school. Both designers' duties and responsibilities have greatly increased since then and they've become two of the world's most respected authorities of the lolita fashion industry. Their work is frequently seen at Lolita brand-related events and industry shows, as well as in various publications throughout Japan and abroad.

Read more on the Guests page...
Read about events with Angelic Pretty...
 
Takuya Sawada of Takuya Angel

Fashion Designer Takuya Sawada of Takuya Angel

Takuya Angel at PMX Takuya Sawada, the mind behind Japanese fashion label Takuya Angel, will be at PMX to see his American fans. Ask your burning questions and take a photo with Takuya Sawada. Come see the Takuya Angel clothing line in the PMX Fashion Show. Check out the PMX dance as Takuya Sawada takes a spin on the turntables. Takuya Angel will also be setting up a fashion boutique where you can buy the latest in couture.

Takuya Angel
Takuya Angel is the Japanese fashion label started by Takuya Sawada. The brand is well known for its assimilation of ancient, traditional Japanese fashions with modern materials and influences including Western designs, Japanese anime and manga, and a wide array of technologically enhanced materials such as polyester. Source: Virtual Japan

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Gashikon of Hangry & Angry

Fashion Designer Gashikon of Hangry & Angry

Gashikon at PMX Pacific Media Expo is proud to welcome Gashikon as our last designer Guest of Honor. Gashikon is probably best known as the designer of the popular Hangry & Angry line of clothing distributed under the h.Naoto line. Gashikon will be participating in the Pacific Media Expo Fashion Show and will also be hosting a panel to meet her fans and to answer questions from aspiring designers. Gashikon is appearing courtest of Cure Media.

Come see the latest fashions from Hangry & Angry at the the Pacific Music Live 09 Concert and the Pacific Media Expo Fashion Show. The clothing will also be available for viewing and for sale at the h.Naoto booth in the Exhibit Hall.

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Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe

Anime Director Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe

Anime Director Excel Saga Shinichi Anime director and cameo character Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe will be participating at PMX in an autograph session and a focus panel.

Nabeshin is a maverick anime director, producer and voice actor in the Japanese anime scene. Known for his unmistakable afro hair and bright-red jacket, he is famous for frequent cameo appearances as himself in his own anime. Nabeshin made his debut as a director with Hare Tokidoki Buta (U.S. title: Tokyo Pig) in 1997 and is perhaps most famous for Excel Saga (1999 - 2000), which is still known to this day as a legendary over-the-top adaptation of the original manga. Other titles he directed include Lupin III: The Columbus Files (1999), Puni Puni Poemy (2001), Tenchi Muyo! GXP (2002), Nerima Daikon Brothers (2006) and Wallflower (2006 - 2007). Nabeshin loves to interact with his fans at anime events in and out of Japan.

Read more on the Guests page...
 
UchuSentai NOIZ

Performing Friday, Nov. 6

Buy a priority/pit ticket for the UchuSentai NOIZ concert and get an autographed photo and autographed PMX poster. Buy a medium priority/middle ticket and get an autographed PMX poster.

UchuSentai NOIZ at PMX UchuSentai NOIZ will be live and in concert at Pacific Music Live 09 on Friday, Nov. 6. UchuSentai NOIZ will be attending a focus panel, autograph session and more throughout PMX09.

UchuSentai NOIZ is the cutting edge of Japanese rock. They have toured extensively throughout Japan and released numerous albums and maxi-singles, DVDs, videos and books. UchuSentai NOIZ's visual kei style inspires their fans to cosplay and emulate the band's costumes.

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Exhibits

Boutique Rooms  |  Exhibitors  |  Artists Market  |  Swap Meet

Shop til you drop! Buy your much-needed items from retailers and industry who are the central focus of our exhibits. You'll find everything at the Pacific Media Expo's Exhibit Hall, Boutique Rooms™, Artists Market and Swap Meet -- from anime/manga to Hong Kong action films, from J-Pop/J-Rock CDs to lolita clothing and accessories.

Pacific Media Expo hosts a unique blend of vendors and artists representing the best of Asian media and lifestyles. Our various exhibits will be your ticket for items you can find around the Pacific Rim.

The Exhibit Hall is located in the Pacific Ballroom on the Main Floor.
The Boutique Rooms™ are located in the Santa Monica Rooms on the 2nd Floor.
The Artists Market is located in the 2nd Floor Foyer and Mezzanine overlooking the hotel lobby.
The Swap Meet is located in the Bel Air Room on the Main Floor.

Visit the Exhibits page for more information on our Boutique Rooms™, Exhibit Hall, Artists Market and Swap Meet.

 
Ai Chérie

Performing Friday, Nov. 6

Buy tickets for the Pacific Music Live 09 concert with UchuSentai NOIZ, Papillon, Rusika and Ai Chérie.

Ai Chérie at PMX Ai Chérie will be live and in concert at Pacific Music Live.

Join the facebook event for this concert.

American-born J-Pop artist, Ai Chérie makes a big wave in Tokyo, Japan, with her solo Debut Single KISS KISS. KISS KISS is an upbeat jump off your seat electronic pop dance track.
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Domestic Voice Actor: Wally Wingert

Sunday only @ 12 PM, LP2 and 2 PM, LP1

Wally Wingert Multi-talented performer Wally Wingert is making his PMX debut. An established veteran, Wally has built an illustrious career in all facets of entertainment; everything from The Murphy Brown Show and Power Rangers to Star Wars videogames. In the world of anime, he is best known as Renji in Bleach, Rufus Shinra in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and Brago in Zatch Bell!.

Other anime roles include George Miyagusuku and Amshel in Blood+, Dolsk in Blue Dragon, BanchoLeomon in Digimon Data Squad, Nakazato Takeshi in Initial D, Kaiza and Aoba Yamashiro in Naruto, Sideburn and Mirage in Transformers: Robots In Disguise. He also had roles in Astro Boy and DinoZaurs.

He is also known for his extensive video game credits, including Dr. O'Shay and Blue Knight in Astro Boy and Maximo in Maximo: Ghost to Glory.

Currently, Wally is the voice of the Jay Leno Show, airing nightly on NBC.

Entertainment icon Wally will be making a rare convention appearance:
Solo panel: Saturday, 12pm, in LP2.
Voice Actor panel: Saturday 2pm, LP1.
(joined by Cristina Vee, Kaiji Tang and Patrick Seitz)

 
Papillon

Performing Friday, Nov. 6

Buy tickets for the Pacific Music Live 09 concert with UchuSentai NOIZ, Papillon, Rusika and Ai Chérie.

Papillon at PMX Cure presents Papillon live and in concert at Pacific Music Live 09.

Join the facebook event for this concert.

Miri and Nagi are the duo that make up Papillon. The sakedol group formed in early 2007 and have performed extensively in Tokyo. Papillon is having their first group performance in the United States at PMX and appears by special arrangement with Cure.

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Domestic Voice Actor/Director: Patrick Seitz

Sunday only @ 11 AM, LP1 and 2 PM, LP1

Patrick Seitz Patrick Seitz is a Los Angeles voiceover actor, script adapter and ADR director who has been fortunate enough to work on nearly 100 anime and video game titles during the last few years.Some of Patrick’s more prominent roles include Isshin Kurosaki in Bleach, George in Paradise Kiss, Hazel in Saiyuki Reload Gunlock, Dhaos in Tales of Phantasia, Raul in Ergo Proxy, Koshiro in Koi Kaze, Charles Beams in Eureka Seven, Lee Linho in ROD the TV, and Luke Valentine in Hellsing and Hellsing Ultimate.

On the video game side of the ledger, you can hear him as Chopin in Eternal Sonata and Dylan in Valkyrie Profile 2, as well as various and sundry characters in the likes of Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology, Dawn of Mana, Time Crisis 4, Ace Combat Zero, and Romancing Saga, to name a few.In addition to the voiceover work, Patrick has done script-adapting and/or ADR direction for Hell Girl, Girls Bravo, Kamichu!, Tales of Phantasia, The Melody of Oblivion, Zegapain, and Rumiko Takahashi Anthology.

Currently, Patrick is the director of the anime adaption of Naoki Urasawa's Monster, which airs on the SyFy network as part of Ani-Monday.

PMX favorite Patrick will discuss Monster and his lengthy career at the following panels:
Solo panel: Saturday, 11am, in LP1.
Voice Actor panel: Saturday 2pm, LP1.
(joined by Cristina Vee, Kaiji Tang and Wally Wingert)

 
Rusika

Performing Friday, Nov. 6

Buy tickets for the Pacific Music Live 09 concert with UchuSentai NOIZ, Papillon, Rusika and Ai Chérie.

Rusika at PMX PMX is pleased to announce that Rusika will be live and in concert at Pacific Music Live 09.

Join the facebook event for this concert.

Rusika (Natz (Vo/G), Ilan (Ba), Alfred (Dr)) is a band who's sound is a unique combination of Japanese rock, punk, pop, and ballads, with a touch of Metal.
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Domestic Voice Actor: Cristina Vee

Sunday only @ 11 AM, LP2 and 2 PM, LP1

Cristina Vee Cristina "Vee" Valenzuela is an anime and video game voice actress residing near Los Angeles, California. Her story from a anime fan and cosplayer to a professional voice actress and singer is a unique one. She dreamed of becoming a voice actress years before she was discovered by BangZoom! Entertainment at Anime Expo at the ripe young age of 16. Now, at 22, she has starred in anime such as Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha as the title character, Rozen Maiden as Kanaria, The Familiar of Zero as Louise, and Aika in Aika R-16. Other anime roles include Machi in Blade of the Immortal, Misaki in Kannazuki no Miko, Rachel in Hare + Guu, among others. She also has voiced for popular video games such as Avalon Code, Luminous Arc 2 (Sylphy), Rune Factory Frontier (Cinnamon), and, most recently, in BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger as Noel Vermillion and v-13 (Nu).

Cristina has also gained popularity through her YouTube channel as MilkyCabbage and ValliereVee with her English dubs and Japanese covers of anime songs. She is currently co-starring on a review show called Anime Olympics while she is finishing up her college degree. You can also see Cristina in various short films and she is featured in an episode of the popular AnimeTV and in the Adventures in Voice Acting documentary. She still cosplays.

Welcome Cristina back to PMX!
Solo panel: Saturday, 11am, in LP2.
Voice Actor panel: Saturday 2pm, LP1.
(joined by Kaiji Tang, Patrick Seitz and Wally Wingert)

 
Kiryu

Singer/Songwriter Kiryu

Kiryu at PMX Coming to PMX will be special music industry guest Kiryu.

Japanese Singer/Songwriter Kiryu will appear at this year’s PMX to meet fans and promote his first album, Hydra, as a guest of Askew Magazine. Kiryu will be available throughout the convention selling merchandise, signing autographs, and for photo-ops. Also, be sure to check out his panel discussing the highs and lows of being an independent artist in the Japanese music industry.

Kiryu (桐龍) is a Japanese artist with a unique sound that moves beyond basic rock, exploring what an artist can do for music, instead of what music can do for an artist.

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Domestic Voice Actor: Kaiji Tang

Saturday only @ 1 PM, LP2 and 2 PM, LP1

Kaiji Tang When Kaiji Tang isn't cage-fighting bears, playing football with sharks or raiding in World of Warcraft, he can sometimes be found doing actual acting work! Through a bizarre and very fortunate twist of events, he found himself behind a mic a couple of years back and he's been making funny voices ever since. Though he does still occasionally do camera work. (Double paychecks)

He's been involved in such shows as The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Karas, Flag and Tweeny Witches. He's played Sputnik in Kite Liberator, Colbert and Derflinger in Familiar of Zero, and Shiro Takamachi and Graf Eisen in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha/Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's. He's recently started branching out into video games, starting by dipping his feet into BlazBlue. Kaiji is also very proud to have been involved with the new ScyFy Anime Monster.

See Kaiji at his first-ever PMX appearance!
Solo panel: Saturday, 1pm, in LP2.
Voice Actor panel: Saturday 2pm, LP1.
(joined by Patrick Seitz, Cristina Vee and Wally Wingert)

 
Pocky Tasting
Pocky Tasting at PMX! Pocky returns to PMX! You've heard of Wine Tasting and even the Pepsi Challenge, but have you ever heard of Pocky Tasting? That's what we are going to have at Pacific Media Expo thanks to our friends at Glico! Come visit the Pocky Tasting room to experience the flavors of Japan. Time and location to be announced.

 
Volunteer for PMX
Work a few hours a day for a refund on your Membership Badge fees! You can help make PMX happen.

Pacific Media Expo (PMX) will have two types of volunteers -- "All-Convention" and "One-Day" volunteers. Each type of volunteer has different benefits and responsibilities. In your assignments, you'll get to see what it takes to put together an annual fan convention and view the behind-the-scenes workings of PMX. And when you're not on duty, you're free to enjoy the convention.

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News

May 2010 raffle
Win: An autographed Angelic Pretty poster! Click here. (05.08.10)

April 17-18 Swap Meet
Vendor registration is now open for the PMX Anime Swap Meet at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival! Click here for event information and links. (04.13.10)

April 2010 raffle
Win: An autographed Aoi Kidokoro mini poster! (April Raffle closed on 04.30.10) (04.13.10)

March 2010 raffle
Win: Autographed UchuSentai NOIZ poster! (March Raffle closed on 04.10.10) (03.29.10)

February 2010 raffle
Win: Autographed button of Takuya Angel! (February Raffle closed on 03.10.10) (02.22.10)

January 2010 raffle
Win: Autographed self-portrait sketch of Excel Saga director Nabeshin! (January Raffle closed on 01.31.10) (01.07.10)

PMX Holiday Swap Meet
Do you want your anime fix and shop with your friends at the same time? Come to the Valley Gakuen Japanese School/PMX Holiday Anime Swap Meet and Screening - Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This event is FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Click here for more info. (11.30.09)

Event tracking
Check out the PMX09 Programming Schedule. (11.06.09)

Autographs!
Buy a ticket and get a free autograph from UchuSentai NOIZ. Pit tickets get a signed photo and signed poster. Middle tickets get a signed poster. (11.06.09)

Many sounds
Hydraphonic is PMX's Saturday music event. Hydraphonic features Poel, Nobu Albatross, Kiryu, and Lemon Drop Kick. No ticket needed. Hydraphonic is at 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. (10.31.09)

At-Con Registration
The Registration page has been completely updated. Click here to see all the Registration policies for 2009. (10.27.09)

Concert tickets
Tickets for the Pacific Music Live 09 concert are now on sale. See the Music Ticketing Policy to buy. (10.23.09)

More music
Joining the lineup for the Pacific Music Live 09 concert is Ai Chérie and Rusika. (10.23.09)

Meet the DJs
The PMX Dance brings you the talents of Takuya Angel, DJ ¡PAZ!, DJ Tw33k, DJ Tory Trajec, and DJ Oui-Ji. (10.23.09)

October/November 2009 raffle
Win: A framed Suicide Ali postcard and a kitty scarf from Rosaleen Dhu Designs! (October/November Raffle closed on 11.30.09) (10.21.09)

Tea Party Auction
The online parallel auction for Head Table tickets is ready to go! The auction bidder registration page is open NOW. Bids will be accepted starting at Noon today (Oct 18). The original planned closing time of 8pm Oct 22 still applies. (10.18.09)

$35 Pre-Reg extended
The October pre-reg rate for Full memberships has been extended to the 20th. Click here for registration info. (10.16.09)

Cat scratch fashion
Designer Gashikon of the Hangry & Angry fashion line of h.Naoto to show off her works at the PMX Fashion Show. Find out more. (10.16.09)

Sakedol dreams
Pop idol duo Papillon to perform in the Pacific Music Live 09 concert. More on music. (10.16.09)

Meet Kiryu
Singer/Songwriter Kiryu will be at PMX to meet his fans! Find out more about Kiryu's visit here. (10.14.09)

Return of the NOIZ
Visual kei rock band UchuSentai NOIZ returns! Catch them in concert at Pacific Music Live 09. (10.14.09)

Angelic Pretty is back!
Iconic lolita fashion label Angelic Pretty returns! Click here for more information about their Magical Boutique, Wonderland Tea Party, and the PMX Fashion Show. (10.05.09)

Nabeshin at PMX09
Anime director and cameo character Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe will be participating at PMX in an autograph session and a focus panel. (09.29.09)

Cutting-edge fashion
PMX09 is pleased to announce its first Guest of Honor: Takuya Sawada of Takuya Angel. Check out Takuya Angel designs in the fashion show and boutique. Watch Takuya Sawada spin during the dance. (09.04.09)

September 2009 raffle
Win: Autographed Suicide Ali Poster! (September Raffle closed on 09.30.09) (09.02.09)

August 2009 raffle
Win: Uchusentai Noiz DVD, Sample CD, and 2 PMX 09 Full Badges! (August Raffle closed on 08.31.09) (08.08.09)

Cosplay info posted
Information about Cosplay at PMX and our CosFest competition is up. Click here. (08.03.09)

Press and Industry info posted
Policies for Press and Industry passes are up and registration links are active. (07.28.09)

July 2009 raffle
Win: Autographed Kaya poster! (July Raffle closed on 08.05.09) (07.01.09)

June 2009 raffle
Win: Autographed Suicide Ali poster! (June Raffle closed on 06.30.09) (06.22.09)

Pre-registration
You can now register for PMX09 here. And book your hotel room at the special con rate here. (05.22.09)

New look
Welcome to the website's look for 2009. This is a work-in-progress, so please check often for news and updates. (05.21.09)

May 2009 raffle
Win: Autographed Angelic Pretty poster! (May Raffle closed on 05.31.09) (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). (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)

 
2009 Pacific Media Expo
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