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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:

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

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 FAL is open Mondays-Fridays 1:00-5:00pm and by appointment. For more information, please contact filamlibrary(at) 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) 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)

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 to enter.

Social Networking with PMX
You already know you can reach PMX at 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)!

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April 17-18 Swap Meet
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April 2010 raffle
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March 2010 raffle
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February 2010 raffle
Win: Autographed button of Takuya Angel! (February Raffle closed on 03.10.10) (02.22.10)

January 2010 raffle
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PMX Holiday Swap Meet
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Event tracking
Check out the PMX09 Programming Schedule. (11.06.09)

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Many sounds
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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
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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
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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
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Cutting-edge fashion
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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)

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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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