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PMX 2011 Press Registration

Press Registration for 2011 has been extended to November 5th! All applications after the deadline will be subject to a $15 fee per badge!

**NOTE: The Press policies have changed significantly from previous years. Pre-reg deadlines, at-con pricing, and credentials requirements will be strictly enforced and the issuance of press badges to standard and returning press registrants for 2011 is contingent upon reports written for 2010.

The Pacific Media Association, host of Pacific Media Expo, is pleased to welcome professional and amateur press to the largest convention dedicated primarily to Asian Media and Pop Culture in the United States. If you are interested in attending Pacific Media Expo as a member of the press, we feature three different press badge classifications and privileges based on your organization’s qualifications:


See Press Qualifications and Privileges below.

To Register:

  1. Determine which level of press you qualify for. Please see below for qualifications and privileges.

  2. Submit a Press Pass Registration form. You must submit your online application no later than 23:59 PST on November 5, 2011 in order to be considered. Press members who miss the November 5 deadline are encouraged to register at-con. On-site registration can be approved or denied at the discretion of Pacific Media Expo® and are bound to the same restrictions as online registrants.

    **Note: Due to the high number of Press applications, organizations will be limited to receiving up to four (4) complimentary press passes only. Additional passes can be purchased at-con for a discounted rate of $15 for the full convention weekend for any remaining individuals within the company who would like to receive press membership. All additional passes are still subject to the convention review process.

  3. Provide proof of your relationship with the organization you registered with in the form of links to staff lists, your byline, scanned business cards, letters of assignment on official letterheads, etc. along with links or attachments of previous works when you submit your Press Pass Registration form.

  4. Wait. Please allow at least 10 business days for your application to be processed. Once your application has been received, we will review your submission and qualifications. You will be notified via email if your application is approved or denied. In either case, you will be provided with information on how to proceed next.

    **TIP: To expedite your submission review please provide proof of your publications, articles, videos, photos, etc. after applying along with your web registration code to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Note that a web registration code is not proof of press badge approval.

At the Convention:

When you arrive at the Convention:
  1. Present the following when you register at the Press Office at San Lorenzo A:

    • A photo ID
    • A copy of your registration
    • A business card

    A valid photo ID is required at the time of badge pickup. You cannot pickup your badge without your ID and only the individuals themselves will be allowed to receive their individual press badge. Members within the same group will not be allowed to retrieve other group-mates press badges.

  2. Pick up your badge at the Press Office.

  3. Grab a copy of the official PMX 2011 Press Packet containing inside information about events, programs, and special guests, and join the convention.
             **NOTE:If you have any corrections, please, notify the staffer BEFORE your badge is printed. Otherwise, a $5
            correction fee will be charged.


Press Office Information:

Location: LAX Hilton, San Lorenzo A.

Hours:
Day Hours
Friday (November 11) 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday (November 12) 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday (November 13) 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

For further assistance, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions or contact the PMX Press Department.
 
Press Policies and Guidelines

Press Policies

I. Visible Badges

Press Badges must be worn at all times visibly during the convention. Persons without badges will be denied access to all events, programs, and venues requiring badges.

II. Lost Badges

Lost press badges will be replaced at the discounted rate of $15 for the full convention weekend. No exceptions.

III. Appropriate Decorum

The following behaviors are not permitted:

  • Harassing a Guest of Honor.
  • Requesting autographs or sketches outside the normal autograph sessions.
  • Bringing non-press members to interviews, press panels, or special events.
  • Unprofessional and/or inappropriate behavior.
  • Taking pictures or video in an a area/event non prohibited areas.
  • Being in a press area that your badge level does not allow (ex: emerging press in major press areas)
  • Violation of any policy set forth by the Press Office and Pacific Media Expo.

In the event that any member of press fails to adhere to any policies set forth by PMX or any of its departments, he or she forfeits all press badge privileges.

Press Panel Policies

I. NO LATE ENTRY

The Press Panel room doors will close ten minutes after the scheduled Press Panel time. Once the doors are closed, members of press are no longer allowed entry into the Press Panel room.

II. NO RE-ENTRY

Once the doors to the Press panel have closed, no exit and re-entry is allowed.

III. NO CELL PHONES

Please respect the featured panelist and each other by turning off your cell phones before the panel begins. Receiving or making calls during the panel will lead to an immediate expulsion from the Press Panel room.

In the event that any member of press fails to adhere to any policies set forth by PMX or any of its departments, he or she forfeits all press badge privileges.

 
Press Qualifications and Privileges

Major Press

Major Press Badges Features:
  1. Complimentary full membership to PMX.
  2. Access to the Press Assets Archive.
  3. Priority entry into press conferences.
  4. Priority access to photographer space during Masquerade, previously arranged fan panels, etc (with the exception of concerts).
  5. Complimentary concert admission, subject to availability. Details TBA
  6. Priority access to all photographer pits (if applicable) and press seating areas during special events.
  7. Priority when requesting private interviews with our music guests and Guests of Honor*. *Interview availabilities however are always at the guests’ discretion
Major Press Qualifications:

**NOTE: Please note that the issuance of press badges to standard and returning press registrants for 2011 is contingent upon reports written for 2010.

To qualify for Major Press, you or your organization must fulfill two of the three requirements below:

  • You or your organizations have previously covered PMX for 3+ years
  • You work for a major regional or national broadcast or news outlet
  • You or your organization has a listenership/viewership/readership of 1M+ individuals (please provide proof of statistics)

    **TIP: A courtesy copy of your previous coverage is greatly appreciated at badge pickup.

Standard Press

Standard Press Badges Features:
  1. Complimentary full membership to PMX.
  2. Access to the Press Assets Archive.
  3. Early entry into press conferences.
  4. Early access to photographer space during Masquerade, previously arranged fan panels, etc (with the exception of concerts).
  5. Complimentary concert admission, subject to availability. Details TBA
  6. Priority access to all photographer pits (if applicable) and press seatings area during special events.
  7. The chance to request private interviews with our music guests and Guests of Honor. (Interview availabilities however are always at the guests’ discretion)
Standard Press Qualifications:

If you have attended PMX in the past and have written, reviewed, or posted articles about the experience, please apply as Standard Press. **NOTE: Please note that the issuance of press badges to standard and returning press registrants for 2011 is contingent upon reports written for 2010.

If your publication is Traditional Press:

The publication has to be in publication before January 1, 2010, with at least a 10,500 circulation per issue. The publication must be published at least quarterly.

If your publication is Webzine Press:

  • The website has to be live prior to August 1, 2010
  • The webzine is updated weekly.
  • The webzine must be focused on news or reviews.
  • The webzine have to cover at least one of the following: Asian Culture (Reviews, critiques or discussions.) Asian Entertainment (Asian cinema, music or movies.)

Emerging Press

Emerging Press Badges Features:
  1. Complimentary full membership to PMX.
  2. Access to the Press Assets Archive.
  3. Entry into press conferences.
  4. Photographer space during Masquerade, previously arranged fan panels, etc (with the exception of concerts).
Emerging Press Qualifications:

If you represent a new or a student media organization, wish to focus on a specific event (such as Masquerade), and/or have never attended PMX, we invite you to register as Emerging Press.

If your publication is Traditional Press

The publication has to be in publication before January 1, 2011, with at least a 7,500 circulation per issue. The publication must be published at least quarterly.

If your publication is Webzine Press:

  • The website has to be live prior to August 1, 2011
  • The webzine is updated bi-weekly.
  • The webzine must be focused on news or reviews.
  • The webzine have to cover at least one of the following: Asian Culture (Reviews, critiques or discussions.) Asian Entertainment (Asian cinema, music or movies.)

OTHER PRESS QUALIFICATIONS

Media and Freelance Press:

If you are a freelance writer/journalist/photographer, please send us copies of your work along with your business card and a letter of introduction on company letterhead. Include an official photo identification showing your name and date of birth.

Broadcast Media:

If you are a broadcast journalist or photographer, please include a letter from a producer/editor on company letterhead stating that you are covering Pacific Media Expo on assignment. Include an official photo identification showing your name and date of birth.

Documentaries:

If you are filming for a documentary, submit any clips that you may have completed, a list of completed projects and a letter of introduction on company letterhead stating the purpose of the documentary. Include an official photo identification showing your name and date of birth.
 
Press Frequently Asked Questions
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News

2012 Industry Guests
Madoka Magica voice actors Lauren Landa and Christine Marie Cabanos will be at PMX 2012! (01.05.12)

AMV Contest winners
Congratulations to our AMV Contest winners at PMX 2011. (11.13.11)

Steve Cardenas
He will not be present at the 3PM Panel on 11/12 but will be available for autographs at 4PM with Walter Jones in San Lorenzo B. (11.11.11)

Last D Tickets
Advanced D ticket sales close on Thursday, November 10. Buy them here now or they might be sold out at-con! (11.09.11)

Allegiance Update
George Takei will be at the Allegiance panel on Friday, November 11 at 5:30 pm. Get your free ticket here.(11.09.11)

Artists almost full!
Artists Market still has a few spaces left and full tables are now available! Click here for new and improved instructions. (11.08.11)

Love for locals
Opening for D will be local favorites Dig Jelly (Friday) and Lemon Drop Kick (Saturday)! (11.05.11)

Visions of vocaloid
Join Tempo-P and NeutrinoP of Vocalekt Visions and special guests Tkomine/Utata-P and Sekken-P for Vocalekt Visions Presents Hatsune Miku and Other Vocaloids on Saturday at PMX 2011. (11.02.11)

Last two D bundles
Two D Fan Concert Bundle tickets, released by a cancellation, are being auctioned off Thursday Nov 3! (11.02.11)

Pro reg extended!
Pro reg (Industry and Press Registration) deadline for complimentary pass eligibility has been extended to Nov. 5th. If you qualify for Industry or Press, don't miss it! (11.01.11)

Thursday Night Zero
Hang out, get your badge and goodie bag early, and stay up late. Because most of the convention doesn't open until noon Friday. Click here. (10.29.11)

Innocence Blood
C.S. Lee (Dexter) and Alexandra Bokyun Chun (Saw) will be coming to PMX on Sunday, November 13, 2011, to promote their upcoming indie thriller film titled Innocence Blood. (10.27.11)

Good versus evil
DJ Kidmack and Chocolate Covered Cosplay bring you a Panty vs. Stocking themed dance party for PMX's Friday night dance! (10.27.11)

Program schedule
The programming schedule for PMX 2011 is out! You can download a color or black and white here. (10.26.11)

Richard Epcar Roast
Anime Nightclub is back! Join us friday night for 3 hours of offbeat and uncensored fun. Click here. (10.26.11)

Allegiance
Join the producers and cast from the new musical Allegiance, about the World War II Japanese internment experience, as they discuss the upcoming project at PMX on Nov. 11. (10.25.11)

Tune in Tokyo
Five member DJ unit Tune in Tokyo will sponsor the Saturday night dance. (10.25.11)

Artists Market open!
Artists Reg is open now (relax, there is a grace period). Click here. (10.24.11)

Korean drama info
Need a little more drama in your life? Check out 5 new kdramas airing at PMX 2011. Click here. (10.22.11)

We Heart Japan
Join Stephanie Sheh, Takayuki Karahashi and Steve Yun and learn about the latest news about the ongoing recovery efforts in Japan at We Heart Japan's panel at PMX 2011. (10.21.11)

Go Go Power Rangers!
PMX is pleased to welcome Walter Jones and Steve Cardenas of Mighty Morhpin' Power Rangers to PMX 2011. (10.20.11)

You got game?
Console gaming makes its return to PMX. Presented by Valhalla Gaming, expect to see a wide variety of games like fighters, shooters and arcade. Look for systems from the past and present. (10.20.11)

Fashion guest
PMX is excited to announce our fashion guest of honor, Yuko Ashizawa representing ATELIER-PIERROT. (10.19.11)

Thundercats' Tygra
Matthew Mercer the voice of Tygra from the 2011 reboot of the Thundercats, will be at Pacific Media Expo for the first time to talk about his current and past projects. (10.18.11)

Scavenger hunt
PMX is excited to introduce our first-ever Fashion Scavenger Hunt! Win exclusive prizes by venturing around the convention, solving puzzles, and utilizing teamwork. (10.16.11)

Cafe V at PMX
Interactive Butler Cafe performance group Cafe Verfuhren will have four Seatings at PMX, on Friday and Saturday. Details here. (10.15.11)

Welcome Mr. Nonaka
PMX is pleased to welcome Tsuyoshi Nonaka as our Mecha Designer Guest of Honor. Mr. Nonaka will be participating in an autograph session and a focus panel. This is his first appearance at PMX.(10.13.11)

The voice of Forstadt
PMX welcomes domestic voice actress Rebecca Forstadt. This is her first appearance at PMX. (10.07.11)

D Concert Bundle
The D Concert Bundle will go on sale on 10/11 at 8:15 p.m. Pacific time. More info here. (10.07.11)

Welcome Mr. Imagawa
PMX is pleased to welcome writer and director Yasuhiro Imagawa. Mr. Imagawa will be participating in an autograph session and a focus panel. This is his first appearance at PMX. (10.06.2011)

Welcome Ms. Atsushi
PMX welcomes Manga Guest of Honor Suzumi Atsushi. Ms. Atsushi is scheduled to have a focus panel and autograph session during PMX 2011. This will be her first appearance at PMX. (10.05.11)

D concert tix
You can now buy tickets for the D concerts. Check out the D Fan Concert Bundle! More info here. (10.05.11)

Jeet Kune Do
Pacific Media Expo is pleased to present a martial arts workshop featuring Jeet Kune Do with Mike Rivas. For more information, click here. (10.03.11)

FMA workshop
Pacific Media Expo is pleased to present a Filipino martial arts (FMA) workshop on Balintawak Eskrima with Master Rino Balinado. See more here. (10.03.11)

Application available
The application for Way of Stick and Blade 2011 is now available here. For more information, click here. (10.01.11)

Swap Meet open
Swap Meet table sales for 2011 are now open. Click here. (10.01.11)

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2011 Pacific Media Expo
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