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May 2009 PMX Newsletter
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Contents: James Kyson Lee at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival , PMX Event: Recap of the PMX Swap Meet at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival , PMX Scene Photos , Contests and Freebies, Otaku Bowl May 2009 , PMX on Facebook/Twitter


James Kyson Lee at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

During the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival from April 27 to May 7, 2009, PMX was proud to support the latest indie film work of 2007 Guest of Honor James Kyson Lee. His latest movie, White on Rice, in which he plays a co-worker of the main character Jimmy, is a romantic comedy about growing up and having big dreams. One lucky winner, Katie Chenderlin from Huntingdon Beach, CA, won a pair of tickets to this one-night only, sold out screening. We asked her what she thought about the movie and James's performance in it.

PMX Newsletter: What was your impression of the movie White on Rice?

Katie: I loved it! It was so much better than I thought it was going to be!

PMX Newsletter: Have you ever been to an Asian or Asian Pacific film festival before? How did you like it?

Katie: I've never been before, although I have heard of it. I just didn't have the chance to go yet! It was lots of fun, and I would recommend for anyone interested in Asian films to attend.

PMX Newsletter:Would you see more Asian or Asian Pacific indie films based on the quality of White on Rice?

Katie: I would definitely see more Asian films based on WoR. It was a great movie, and I'm sad I don't have much access to other flicks like it.

PMX Newsletter: When did you first become a fan of James Kyson Lee and through what show?

Katie: I have to admit, I only know who he is because of his character Ando on Heroes. That's what I was most excited about throughout the whole drive there - that I would get to see Ando in person! I finally learned his name when I arrived though. :]

PMX Newsletter:What do you think of James's performance in this movie?

Katie: He was great! It was a completely different character from the one I'm used to him playing in Heroes, and he did an amazing job.

PMX Newsletter: What kind of other roles would you like to see James in?

Katie: Really, I'd like to see him in anything. He's a great actor, and seems like a very nice person. I wish him the best of luck in everything he does in the future!

PMX Newsletter: Did you see James at PMX 2007?

Katie: I didn't attend. :[

PMX Newsletter: Any last words?

Katie: Thank you so much for the opportunity to come to this! I probably wouldn't have had a chance to otherwise, since I'm trying to not spend as much money these days. But it was so much fun! Hopefully I can go again another year!

Recap of the PMX Swap Meet at the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival

On April 18 and 19, 2009 at Barnes Park gymnasium in Monterey Park, PMX held it's first ever PMX Swap Meet. There were about a dozen or so vendors, mostly collectors selling their collection of anime, manga, and other specialty items such as lolita accessories or J-rock/J-pop music. People from as far as Kern county and San Diego county braved the heat and the traffic to see the PMX Swap Meet. The PMX Swap Meet area was reminiscent of a convention dealers hall as people of all ages shopped except for one difference: outside a food pavillion sold delicacies ranging from fresh mochi made by Fugetsu-do, teriyaki chicken bowls, and festival favorites such as funnel cake, kettle corn, and Hawaiian ice. There was also another whole section of vendors and even a small farmers market.

There were also three stages showcasing Japanese and Japanese American culture, from magic shows for the kids, demonstrations on how to make sushi, to a J-pop concert.

Please see the sideshow below for images of this year's Cherry Blossom Festival at Monterey Park.


PMX Scene

We got you looking good in Asian street clothes! Keep rocking your style and if we see you again looking trendy in either Little Tokyo in Los Angeles or Japantown in San Francisco, get ready to strike a pose!

Check out the slideshow below!

Contests and Freebies for May 2009

VOTE for the PMX Button Design Contest Winner!

The winner wins 25 buttons, the ones that are never sold--just earned, and a pair of PMX 2009 Full badges. Voting ends at midnight, May 31, 2009.

Please note that ballot stuffing WILL result in disqualification.



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We also have a monthly raffle that ends at midnight, May 31, 2009. This month's prizes is: Autographed Angelic Pretty poster! Go to to enter.

Otaku Bowl May 2009

We're going to be at Otaku Bowl again this Saturday, May 30, 2009 at the Classic Bowling Center in Daly City! Get limited edition buttons from us just by coming out and supporting! For more information and to register for Otaku Bowl (get a discount!) go here:

Social Networking with PMX
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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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