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September 2009 PMX Newsletter
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Contents: Japanese Guests: Designer Takuya Angel and Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe, Mikarin and USA Musume Performs at CosFest (Masquerade) Halftime , Korean Drama Returns to PMX , Documentary Crew Comes to PMX to Interview Anime Fans/Cosplayers , Contests and Freebies, PMX on Facebook/Twitter

Pre-registration is $35 DEADLINE October 5! See GUESTS FROM JAPAN and save money! Go to

Hotel rooms for $99/night! Book NOW! Space is limited!

Japanese Guests: Designer Takuya Angel and Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe

FRUiTS-style Japanese clothing designer Takuya Angel will be coming to PMX with his own boutique! Come meet the man behind the colorful neo-Japonais designs that are gracing the hip and trendy streets of Harajuku!

Anime Director and cameo character Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe wants to meet fellow anime fans at Pacific Media Expo 2009! We are happy to have him as our Anime Guest of Honor this year! He will have a panel at PMX where you can ask him about his role at Excel Saga both as a character and a director. You can always ask him about the afro too. (This info is not on the website yet so you're getting a sneak peek by reading this!)

CosFest (Masquerade) Half-Time Treat: Mikarin and USA Musume

Mikarin at PMX Mikarin has been playing piano and singing her whole life; in fact, vocal training was what brought her from Japan to Los Angeles. While attending Ani-Magic ’04, Mikarin began to realize the beauty and joy of cosplay as an art form expressing Japanese culture. Two years later at Ani-Magic ’06, she was given not only Best in Show but also the Judge’s Award from Vic Mignogna, who loved her costumes, audio track, and singing. Since then, Mikarin has strived to be the best costumer she can be. This year she has won major craftsmanship awards at Anime LA, Anime Expo, and Otakon.
USA Musume at PMX

USA Musume is an American J-pop cover group specializing in performing and cosplaying from Japanese pop artists like Morning Musume, and other groups & soloists that fall under the umbrella of the successful Japanese production group, Hello! Project. USA Musume takes pride in honoring these artists by recreating performances that keep in mind the spirit of each song that they cover. Costumes and choreography are often true to the original, with occasional creative license taken to make performances unique to USA Musume. UM has a rotating cast of members, including Southern CA & Northern CA chapters, totaling over 20 members in its history. UM has appeared in numerous concerts and performances of many different Hello! Project musical numbers, as guests of cons and events throughout CA, since the troupe was established in 2002. USA Musume enjoys sharing this expression of their support of Morning Musume & Hello! Project with fans across the nation and in Japan!

Pacific Media Expo's beloved CosFest (Masquerade) is now open for registration! Groups or individuals can now register for cash prizes and pageantry! Show off your costuming skills or just admire cosplayers as they strut their stuff. For more information, please check out our CosFest page!

Korean Drama Returns to PMX

For the third straight year, Korean Drama returns to PMX with more screenings and more giveaways! We will be screening K-Drama hits such as Forever Yours, The King and I, Tell Me You Love Me, and so many others! For more information, go to the Korean Drama section of the PMX website. This program is proudly sponsored by YA! Entertainment.

Documentary Crew Comes to PMX to Interview Anime Fans and Cosplayers

A documentary crew working on a movie called "Fanime" (working title) will be at PMX to conduct interviews of anime fans and cosplayers. How did anime influence you and your lifestyle? How much time did you spend on your costume? Get ready to be on film to discuss your feelings about anime and anime fandom. If you want to be part of this documentary, please contact the producers of the documentary by clicking on the link here: Please note that interview slots are limited.

Contests and Freebies for September 2009

We also have a monthly raffle that ends at midnight, September 30, 2009. This month's prize is an: Autographed Suicide Ali poster! Go to to enter.

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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