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June 2009 PMX Newsletter
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Contents: PMX Event: Valley Gakuen Cosplay Contest/Obon Festival , VOTE! Button Design Contest Runoff , Recap: Otaku Bowl May 2009 , Contests and Freebies, PMX on Facebook/Twitter

PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Go to PacificMediaExpo.com and SAVE MONEY! $30 FULL is a GREAT DEAL!

Hotel rooms for $99/night! Book NOW! Space is limited!
(Available on PMX website on June 26 under "Location", if not, email Marketing!)

Valley Gakuen Cosplay Contest/Obon Festival

On June 27, 2008, cosplay will be coming to the San Fernando Valley! Come to the free cosplay contest/obon festival sponsored by Valley Japanese Community Center, PMX, Konnichiwa Otaku and Cinema Anime. The prizes for the cosplay contest are as follows:

First Prize: $50 cash courtesy of Valley Gakuen + 1 PMX 09 3-day badge
Second Prize: $30 cash courtesy of Valley Gakuen + 1 PMX 09 3-day badge
Third Prize: $20 cash courtesy of Valley Gakuen + 1 PMX 09 3-day badge
4 honorable mentions:  each get $15 coupon from  Cosplay Station (4 - coupons donated by Cosplay Station)

Check out the flyer below for more information. This event is also on Facebook and MySpace (MySpace Events is buggy right now).

PMX Valley Gakuen

VOTE! Button Design Contest Runoff

The Button Design Contest was so popular, we had to do a runoff! This time, we're going to do the runoff old skool style for fairness and accuracy. Button B is now renamed Red and Button D is now renamed Blue.

There are two ways to cast your vote on this runoff election: by postcard or in person.

  • By postcard. Letters or email will be rejected.

    Please send a postcard with your vote (write "Red" or "Blue" on the postcard) to:
    Pacific Media Expo / Button Design Contest
    909 Marina Village Pkwy, PMB 660
    Alameda, CA 94501

    with your Full name, a verifiable address, and a verifiable email address. If we email the included email address and it bounces, it will be disqualified. Same for the address: if we plug it into google maps and it doesn't show up, it will be disqualified.

    Postcards MUST BE postmarked by June 30, 2009. Any postcard with a postmark later than June 30 will be disqualified.

  • In person. PMX will have a table at the Valley Gakuen Cosplay Contest/Obon Festival in Sun Valley, CA. The vote will come in the form of a survey. One survey per person only. Email addresses are required for the survey. If the email bounces, it will be rejected. Please see flyer above for more info on the Cosplay Contest/Obon Festival. Note that we will be at the Obon Festival on June 27 and 28 so you have two days to vote!

PMX Button 2

RED

PMX Button 4

BLUE

Recap: Otaku Bowl May 2009

On May 30, 2009 around two dozen otaku went to Classic Bowling Center in Daly City, CA for bowling, food, and good conversation about anime and conventions in general. Despite the cold and foggy day, people inside were feasting on lumpia, mocha cake, garlic fries, and other snacks. There was even a drawing for prizes throughout the day. All this was courtesy of Otaku Bowl, the Bay Area's only anime-themed bowling meetup.

For more information on the next Otaku Bowl, go to http://otakubowl.webs.com. Pictures below are courtesy of Ray Nagar/Project 760. Click to enlarge.

Otaku Bowl May 09 PMX Otaku Bowl May 09 PMX
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Contests and Freebies for June 2009

We also have a monthly raffle that ends at midnight, June 30, 2009. This month's prizes is: Autographed Suicide Ali poster! Go to http://www.PacificMediaExpo.com to enter.

Social Networking with PMX
You already know you can reach PMX at MySpace.com/PacificMediaExpo. 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)!

http://twitter.com/PMXNews
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2428132741
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=45817023564
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pacific-Media-Expo/31399788406
http://pmxnews.livejournal.com

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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)

Autographs!
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)

Pre-registration
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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