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April 2009 PMX Newsletter
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Contents: PMX Event: PMX Swap Meet at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival , Attention Asian Street Fashionistas! , Community Spotlight: Thai New Year Festival, Event Report: Let the Good Times Roll at Otaku Bowl ,Contests and Freebies, PMX on Facebook/Twitter

FREE to Attend! PMX Swap Meet at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival


Click on the banner above to see the list of vendors and items for sale. Some items are brand new at rock bottom prices!

Attention Asian Street Fashionistas!

Do you normally dress in Asian Street Fashion while shopping or just walking around town? Are you familiar with fashion magazines like Kera or FRUiTS and wondered how you can get into something like that? You're in luck! If our PMX photographers spot you in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles or Japantown in San Francisco dressed in trendy duds, you might end up in the PMX MySpace photo album!

Our PMX fashion photographers will be on the lookout at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival! So dress up in cosplay, lolita, street fashion, or Jrock-style and we'll see you on our MySpace page!

Community Spotlight: Thai New Year is Hot in Hollywood
by Paula Angeles, PMX Staff

On Saturday, April 5, 2009, the Thaitown section of Los Angeles near Hollywood hosted the 6th Annual Thai New Year Songkran Festival. This free to attend festival spanned several blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and featured a myriad of events from Thai Kickboxing demonstrations to a traditional costume fashion show.

One of the main attractions of this festival was the food. There were rows and rows of tents selling traditional Thai food such as Pad Thai, Papaya Salad, and Chicken Satay. Singha, the beer of Thailand, also had a Singha Pavilion (Sorry! 21+ only!) where you can drink a pitcher of lager through their cool pitcher. Let's not forget the Curry Festival! This searing part of the festival tested the tastebuds of many people with varying degrees of delicious heat. Pain never tasted so good! For more information on the New Year Festival, bookmark for the 2010 event.

Wishing upon Buddha for the New Year.
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This year's New Year poster.
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A tower of Thai desserts.
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This beer tower is too awesome.
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Kumquats, mangosteen, and tamarind.
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More beautiful Thai desserts.
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Mmm... Satay.
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The lines for food were all long!
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P.S: Due to the political unrest in Thailand right now, the editors of the PMX Newsletter send our heartfelt thoughts to our Thai friends. May your family and friends be safe and sound in Bangkok and throughout Thailand.

Event Report: Let the Good Times Roll at Otaku Bowl
by Paula Angeles, PMX Staff

On Saturday, March 21, 2009, we went and found anime fans in the most unlikely of places: the bowling alley! People had a blast on the lanes of the Classic Bowling Center in Daly City, CA. In between hurling bowling balls of varying weights, there were giveaways and raffles of an anime nature. Everyone who attended left with a prize. The next Otaku Bowl will be in May so bookmark this page for more information: Preregistration is only $10!

Bowling for anime.
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Strike, spare, or gutterball?
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Contests and Freebies for April 2009

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)!

Contest deadline EXTENDED April 30, 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)

We also have a monthly raffle that ends at midnight, April 30, 2009. This month's prizes is: an autographed and framed 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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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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