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For PMX 2009: Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8
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.

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:

Anime documentary filming at PMX!

Introduction panel on Saturday, 7PM, LP2. Interviews filmed through the weekend.

Lux Digital Pictures, Inc. has just begun production on a new feature, tentatively titled "Fanime", which is a documentary on the history and cultural impact of anime films and series as viewed through the eyes of its most devoted fans (

Are you a devoted anime fan? Would you consider anime inherently misogynist or feminist? What do you feel is missing in society as a whole that anime/manga has filled? Would you say that anime has changed your life - and how?

Come share how anime films and series have impacted and influenced your life. Doing the interview in cosplay is welcome! The interviews will be filmed onsite at PMX.

If you are interested in sharing your views, please see the information below. Want more information? Come to the panel on Friday at 7PM in LP2 to see how you can be included.
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)

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)

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)

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)

Purikura Photo Machines at PMX

24 hours, by International A

Purikura Photo Machines at PMX

Get a cute personalized portrait of yourself and your friends at the purikura photo machines at PMX! We will have two brand new machines from Kira Kira Photo Sticker at PMX for your photographing enjoyment! These Japanese photography machines are all the rage in Tokyo! Note that these machines will be in Japanese but a friendly person from Kira Kira will help you out!

These machines will be available 24 hours a day during con so come on in and try them out!

The Asian Food Challenge 2009

Friday, 7:00 PM, Los Angeles B/C

The PMX Asian Food Challenge

The PMX Asian Food Challenge is back! Last stomach standing wins!

So you think you're a competition food eater and you want to be the next Takeru Kobayashi? Not after this you won't! Go ahead and face your fears by joining the PMX Asian Food Challenge! Three foods from Asia will assault your taste buds and curdle your blood. In the end, only one will stand as champion! Will it be you?

1st Prize:$50 in cash, a free PMX 2010 badge, and other goodies
2nd Prize:$30 in cash, a free PMX 2010 badge, and other goodies
3rd Prize:$20 in cash, a free PMX 2010 badge, and other goodies

PMX Fashion Show

Sunday only @ 11 AM, International Ballroom A

Pacific Media Expo PMX 2009 Fashion Show Angelic Pretty Takuya Angel Hangry & Angry PMX Fashion Show with Angelic Pretty, Takuya Angel, and Hangry & Angry

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!

Filipino American Film "Brown Soup Thing"

Saturday, 7:00 PM, Los Angeles B/C

Shopping at PMX Pacific Media Expo is proud to screen Filipino American film Brown Soup Thing written and directed by Edward J. Mallillin.

SPECIAL APPEARANCE: Japanese American comedian KT Tatara will be at the Brown Soup Thing panel. KT Tatara has appeared in television shows such as How I Met Your Mother, Californication, and comedy specials such as Man Up, Stand-Up and History of the Joke.

Brown Soup Thing is a comedy-drama about a comfortably disconnected Filipino American family. In order to raise her unacceptable A- average, 10 year-old Lita must submit a video project about what it means to be a Filipino in America. Her upcoming birthday provides the perfect setting to unite everyone: parents who can't relate to their kids, immigrant sister Fely, the always-guilty over-achiever brother Jude, hip-hop sister Maria, an array of cousins, her grandmother who just wants to cook, and favorite sister Shana, who moved out of the country to get away from everyone.


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.

Korean Drama
Full House starring Rain Love triangles? Money troubles? Marital problems? Addicted to drama? We’ve got Korean Drama. Yes, K-Drama is back and it's bigger and better! PMX will give you your drama fix.

Why stop at watching K-Drama at PMX? Why not take it home with you and enjoy the romance in the comfort of your own home. We are giving away two complete dvd box sets courtesy of YA Entertainment to two lucky fans.
We will also raffle off Korean Drama posters during the screenings! Come on in and enjoy the show! See a list of k-drama screening at PMX09.
Please check room locations for times.

Panels and Workshops
Panels and Workshops PMX will have a full array of panels featuring guest speakers, industry insiders, and fan evangelists. Come hear our guests and industry leaders talk about their past efforts and new projects. Find out when your favorite titles will be coming to market and learn the inside story on how the industry works. Expect to see fan panels covering topics as diverse as Asian street fashion, running a fan website, animation cel collecting, costuming and much more.

Anime Video Rooms
Darker than Black If you love anime, PMX is the place to be! We will have a video room dedicated to bringing you the best in anime representing the newest releases from both the US and Japan.

Game Room

The PMX Game Room returns for a second year!

Pacific Media Expo PMX console game room Last year, you augmented your love for Smash Brothers and Rock Band by kicking ass in the brutal manga-based fighter Garouden, tripping out on surreal beat'em up PuLiRuLa, playing jan-ken-pon with virtual idols in The Yakyuken Special, and exploring dozens of other amazing games that never made it past the Pacific Ocean. This year, we'll have even more awesome games from Japan for your pleasure.

Asian Cinema
Asian cinema is not only limited to martial arts. Through the American remakes of Dark Water, The Grudge, and The Ring series, Asian cinematography has been viewed as innovative filmmaking due to it’s non-conventional storytelling structure. Come see the latest cinema sweeping through Asia and making it’s way into PMX.



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)

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)

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)

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