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Exhibitor Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. I will be selling things at my booth. Do I need a California Seller's Permit?

A1. If you intend to sell anything at your booth, you will need to provide a copy of your California Seller's Permit to us. To obtain a Temporary California Seller's Permit, see the California State Board of Equalization website, or call them at (800) 400-7115.

Q2. I will not be selling things at my booth. Do I need a California Seller's Permit?

A2. If you do not intend to sell anything at your booth, you do not need a California Seller's Permit. However, we will need a "Letter of Intent Not To Sell" basically stating that you will not be selling anything at your booth.

Q3. What are the setup times for exhibitors?

A3. The following are the Exhibitor set up hours in the Exhibit Hall:

  • Thursday, November 5th - 4 PM to 10 PM
  • Friday, November 6th - 8 AM to 2 PM
  • Saturday, November 7th - 8 AM to 10 AM
  • Sunday, November 8th - 8 AM to 10 AM

Q4. What time can exhibitors arrive in the morning to do minor setup, cleanup, and restocking?

A4. Exhibitors may enter the Exhibit Hall two hours before the hall opens to the public.

Q5. Do exhibitors get a cleanup/restocking time after the Exhibit Hall closes to the public?

A5. Exhibitors have one hour for cleanup and restocking after the Exhibit Hall closes to the public.

Q6. When do exhibitors need to break down and be out of the Exhibit Hall?

A6. Exhibitors need to move out three hours after the Exhibit Hall closes on the last day of the convention.

Q7. How many badges do I get per booth?

A7. For each booth space purchased, you are allotted three Exhibitor badges. You may purchase additional badges at $25 each, with a cap of 2 badges per space. For example, if dealer buys 5 booths, dealer gets 15 Exhibitor badges, with the optional to purchase a maximum of 10 additional Exhibitor badges for the charge of $250.

Q8. At some conventions, an exhibitor badge has limited access compared to a regular membership badge. What about PMX?

A8. PMX Exhibitor's badges have the same access as membership badges. You can attend any event that requires a full- or single-day membership badge. Exhibitors wearing their badges are welcome to enjoy many of PMX's nighttime events. However, like membership badges, special events that require additional charges, such as concerts, are not covered and must be paid separately.

Q9. I need a phone line or access to the internet. How do I get one?

A9. Please contact us for information on phone line access; or contact the facility directly and ask for Melissa Sealy. The facility also has wireless access for a nominal fee (currently $12.95 per 24-hour period, subject to change without notice); just open your browser, register your laptop via the access page, and pay using your credit card. (Note: Due to the location of the Exhibit Hall, mobile phone reception may be very poor to non-existent for some networks. It is advisable that you test your mobile phone reception prior to PMX or not rely on mobile phones for credit card transactions.)

Q10. I need electricity for my booth. How do I get a power drop?

A10. If you require power to your booth, power drops can be ordered from the facility. For more information, please contact us or the facility liaison, Melissa Sealy.

Q11. Are you using a decorator? Do I need to bring any additional materials?

A11. Pacific Media Expo is not using a decorator this year. You will need to bring your own tablecloths and dividers.

Q12. How many attendees did PMX have last year?

A12. Please, contact the Exhibits Manager for this info.

Q13. What is the tax rate for Los Angeles, California?

A13. Currently, the tax rate is 9.75%.

Q14. Who do I contact if I have questions about the Exhibit Hall?

A14. You can contact the Exhibit Services through the Contact Webform.

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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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