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Allegiance Musical Cast and Crew

Friday Nov. 11 5:30-6:30 PM in International Ballroom A (LP 1)

Allegiance Updated November 8, 2011

The producers and cast of a new musical, Allegiance, starring George Takei, Lea Salonga, and Telly Leung about the World War II Japanese internment experience talk about the project at Pacific Media Expo. Producers Lorenzo Thione and Jay Kuo, along with cast member George Takei and Paul Nakauchi, who plays the patriarch in the production will be at PMX for one day only, Friday, November 11, 2011. George Takei will be present at the Allegiance panel.

THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT! Although the tickets are free to PMX 2011 badge holders, you will need one for assigned seating. THERE IS A LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS for this panel! TICKETING IS NOW OPEN. Click here to get your FREE ticket. You will need your web registration code to begin.

Sony Music Japan and JRock House Entertainment Presents: JPOP Music Video concert

Friday Nov. 11 7:00-8:00 PM in Los Angeles B (LP3/Video 3)

Stereopony 60 minutes video concert with various JPOP artist exclusively for PMX!!!

Including never seen “Live concert footage” and special comment from the artist!

Featuring Music Videos from the Following Artists
And many more surprise videos.
bBoy Breakdancing Workshop

Saturday Nov.12 from 5:00-6:00 PM in Marina (Workshops)

bBoy Workshop Two of the organizers of The First Annual breakLA Hip Hop Competition from UCLA will be at Pacific Media Expo to teach you some breakdancing!

This workshop is a fundraiser for The First Annual breakLA Hip Hop Competition. Suggested fee for the workshop is $5 per person. Info on the event is here:

The only hip hop dance competition of its kind in Los Angeles, breakLA will bring together a diverse collection of some of the finest hip hop dance companies and crews both locally and nationally to compete for a cash prize over the course of the day and evening of February 9th, 2012. The preliminary includes crews such as Killafornia, Squadron, Battle Born, and exhibition artists such as Beat Rhino, RJ KoolRaul, Dennis Infante, and Servin Ervin.

Workshop instructors are Alex Zai and Seng Beng. Alex has been bboying for four years and Seng has been bboying for three years.
Chocolate Covered Cosplay Meet & Greet

Saturday, Nov. 12 from 6-7 PM in Los Angeles A (LP2)

Chocolate Covered Cosplay Ever had someone troll your costume? Too tall to be Krillin, too skinny to be Wario, or not exactly the same heritage as Mulan? We are a group of 6 Women of Color dedicated to promoting the freedom of cosplay by showcasing and empowering the gamer/nerd/geek/cosplayer within us all chocolate style! Founders, Ginger Burton(GNB Cosplay), Brittney Angel Drake (Stylized artist), Ashphord 'ashi-chan' Jacoway (I Wish My Life Was a RPG), Danielle McRae (League of Legends), Deanna McRae (Freelance Artist), and Nivi (Nerd Model) met in June of this year and have attended and helped in many local events, contests, performances, and meet-ups in the Cosplay community, including events by LAWeekly, V3 Cosplay Syndicate, SpikeTV, MTVGeek and Meldown Comics. We welcome all fans, girls & guys of all different backgrounds to come meet the lovely ladies of Chocolate Covered Cosplay for an open and honest dialogue on con-culture and see what we ladies of C3 are all about.
Vocalekt Visions Presents Hatsune Miku and Other Vocaloids

Saturday, Nov. 12, 7-8 PM in Los Angeles A (LP2)

Vocalekt Visions Tempo-P and NeutrinoP started Vocalekt Visions in 2011. Since then, Vocalekt Visions started spreading their network to join in team members from all around the world. Together with partners, Vocalekt Visions have gone to different conventions to show Hatsune Miku the software, giving public speeches and hosting live performances using their original Vocaloid/Hatsune Miku music, MMD animations and cosplay team.

Ani.Me Photo Studio

Daytime Hours in Catalina A

PMX Presents...The Famous Ani.ME Photo Studio

Ani.Me Cosplayers spend hundreds to thousands of dollars and uncountable hours on their amazing and intricate costumes. Ani.ME understands how important this is and wants to celebrate all your efforts. To commemorate the hard work of fans and to present cosplay as the creative art form that it is, Ani.ME will be offering their famous photo studio, where cosplayers can have professional photos taken! DIGITAL COPIES ARE FREE and low-cost archival gallery prints will also be available. Last years photos can be viewed here

Hours of Operation
Friday (11/11) 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday (11/12) 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday (11/13) 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Myx TV Logo Like music? Like Comedy? Like Giant Robots? Myx TV will be at Pacific Media Expo (PMX) with a special four hour block of programming on Friday November 11 from 5:00 until 9:00 PM in Los Angeles B (LP3/Video 3).
Console Gaming

All Days in Century A & B

Console Gaming Valhalla Gaming is proud to present the game room for PMX. Valhalla gaming is led by Masoud "Koru Kinshi" Karkehabadi, Athena Pappa, Mike "Olaf" Spragg, and Joey Vargas. Also responsible for hosting the game room at Anime Conji, this group has great experience in hosting and providing an exciting game room with great variety.

Expect to see a wide variety of multiplayer games ranging from fighting to platformers, shooters and arcade style, classic and modern games, and even systems from the present and the past. Tournaments and challenges for the competitive gamer are being developed and will be announced as the con draws closer. Be sure to bring your A game. Suggestions and questions are welcome!

Bad Trivia For Bad Prizes

Saturday Nov. 12 from 8:00-9:00 PM in Los Angeles A (LP2)

How to make a Fight Scene

Saturday Nov.12 from 12:00-1:00 PM in Los Angeles B (LP3)

HENSHIN! Saving Japan since 1971

Saturday Nov. 12 1:00-2:00 PM in International Ballroom A (LP1)

Resin Figure Modeling

Saturday Nov. 12 11:00 AM-12:00 PM in Los Angeles B (LP3)

DIY Advertising

Sunday Nov. 13 from 3:00-4:00 PM in Los Angeles A(LP2)

How To Host Your Own Themed Event

Sunday Nov. 12 3:00PM-4:00AM in Los Angeles A (LP2)

How Discovering Anime Changed My Life

Saturday Nov. 12 from 10:00-11:00 AM in Los Angeles A (LP2)

Anime and Comedy with

Saturday Nov. 12 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in Los Angeles A (LP2)

World Cosplay Summit Q&A

Sunday Nov. 13 3:00-4:00 PM in Los Angeles B (LP3)

Fanfiction Writers Workshop

Saturday Nov. 12 from 6:30-7:30 PM in Newport A (Autographs)

The History of Lupin III

Saturday Nov.12 from 5:00-6:00 PM in Los Angeles A (LP2)

PMX Comedy Corner

Friday Nov. 11 10:00 PM-12:00 AM in Los Angeles A (LP2)

Anime TV

Saturday Nov. 12 3:00-4:00 PM in Los Angeles B (LP3)

Convention War Stories

Friday Nov.11 10:00 PM-12:00 AM in Newport A

Moon Prism Poptarts

Saturday Nov. 12 from 12:00-1:00 PM in International Ballroom A (LP1)

Gender Bending

Saturday Nov. 12 from 9:00-10:00 AM in Los Angeles B (LP3)

Ani.ME Live! Panel

Saturday Nov. 12 from 10:00-11:00 AM in International Ballroom A (LP1)

Ani.Me An hour of fun real-talk from the interactive anime lifestyle website ... Ani.Me. Expect site news, Japan travel tips, announcements, yaoi, ... mecha action, zombies, and of course videos and debate. AS ALWAYS, WE ... WILL GIVE YOU THE LOW-DOWN ON OUR CON-EXCLUSIVE EVENTS AND ... GIVEAWAYS. (Read: free stuff)
How to Stay Safe, Have Fun, and Not Be a Creep at Cons

Saturday Nov. 12 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in Newport A

Independent Animation: Project Cherry Weapon

Sunday Nov. 13 4:00-5:00 PM in Los Angeles A (LP2)

WOWOWTF?! Filipino Cinema Gone Wrong

Saturday Nov. 12 7:00PM-8:00AM in Los Angeles B (LP3)

Con Photography 101

Saturday Nov. 12 from 12:00-1:00 PM in Los Angeles A (LP2)

The Secret History of Anime

Saturday Nov. 12 10:00PM-12:00AM in Los Angeles A (LP2)

Otaku Podcasting for the complete n00b

Friday Nov. 11 from 5:00-6:00 PM in Los Angeles A (LP2)

Korean Drama

Korean Drama at PMX

YA Entertainment Logo

Interested in more than love triangles, Cinderella stories and money troubles in Korean Dramas? Check out the list of Korean Dramas brought to you by YA Entertainment. You'll find more dilemmas such as gender benders, body swaps and the irresistible live action versions of Japanese anime/manga. And lastly, who can resist the allure of magic and mysticism?

Addicted to drama? We’ve got Korean Drama. Yes, K-Drama is back and it's bigger and better! PMX will give you your drama fix.

Please check room locations for times.

Titles are available at and

First International Congress of Post-Anime Subculture

Saturday Nov. 12 9:00-10:00 PM in Los Angeles A (LP2)

Japanese Media during the Cold War

Saturday Nov. 12 from 4:00-5:00 PM in Los Angeles A (LP2)

We Heart Japan

Saturday Nov. 12 3:00-4:00 PM in Los Angeles B (LP3)

We Heart Japan is a collective of anime, comic, and gaming industry professionals dedicated to raising money for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief through events. Just because Japan isn't in the spotlight anymore doesn't mean the crisis is over. Thousands of citizens are still displaced and struggling. Come learn about the latest news about the ongoing recovery efforts in Japan, and what we're doing to help. Have questions about the current situation? Want to know if you can help, too? Come to our panel to find out! Plus, we'll have a raffle at the end of the panel for some great prizes, and all money raised will go to Japan relief!

A Brief Overview of Anime Music Through the Ages

Sunday Nov. 13 2:00-3:00 PM in Los Angeles B (LP3)

Friday Night Fights

Friday Nov. 11 8:00-11:00 PM in International Ballroom A

New to PMX 2011 is Friday Night Fights, scheduled for November 11 from 8-10pm. This is a showcase of demos and exhibitions of some of Asia's premiere martial arts such as Tae Kwon Do, Kendo, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Filipino Martial Arts (FMA), Muay Thai, Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Submission Grappling to name a few. Come see demonstrations of the said martial arts as well as various sparring exhibitions.

History of the OAV

Friday Nov. 11 from 4:00-5:00 PM in Los Angeles A (LP2)

The Ladies of Tenchi Muyo

Sunday 12:00-1:00 PM in Los Angeles A

Pacific Media Expo (PMX) is proud to welcome voice actresses from the classic anime series Tenchi Muyo in 2011. Fans may be familiar with the series from its television run back in 2000 on Cartoon Network's Toonami programming block. Voice actresses Petrea Burchard, Rebecca Forstadt, Ellen Gerstell and Sherry Lynn are scheduled to appear at Pacific Media Expo for The Ladies of Tenchi Muyo panel on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the LAX Hilton.

A main focus panel will take place at 12:00 PM in the Live Programming 2 Room (Los Angeles A) and conclude by 1:00pm. An open autograph session will follow the panel at 1:00PM in the Autographs Room and conclude by 2:00pm. A panel for our press attendees will wrap things up at 2:00PM and conclude by 3:00pm.

This kind of reunion is one-of-a-kind, you won't want to miss out on all the excitement!

Jeet Kune Do Workshop

Saturday 10-11 AM in Marina

Jeet Kune Do Workshop

Pacific Media Expo is pleased to present a martial arts workshop in Jeet Kune Do with Mike Rivas. Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is the creation of legendary martial artist and action star Bruce Lee. Rivas is a Professor of Martial arts based at Mt. San Antonio College and long time student to one of Bruce Lee's leading disciples, Ted Wong. Workshop will cover basics in JKD and give attendees a taste of what this martial art has to offer. Workshop runs from 10-11am so don't miss out on this rare opportunity to try out the martial arts system of a legend.

Filipino Martial Arts Workshop

Saturday 3-5 PM in Marina

Image Pacific Media Expo is pleased to present a Filipino martial arts (FMA) workshop on Balintawak Eskrima with Master Rino Balinado. Balintawak Eskrima is a style of Filipino martial arts made famous by Grandmaster Anciong Bacon, whose participation in many “Death Matches” are stories of legend. As with most FMA, this system utilizes the use of a single stick (baton, olisi, garote) approximately 28” long to help enhance hand/ eye coordination, speed, and timing. Workshop will cover basics in Balintawak Eskrima, such as strikes, angles, defenses, and counters. Training sticks will be available for use or purchase at the workshop, which runs from 3-4 PM on Saturday. Come and share the experience of learning an indigenous martial art from the Philippines.

Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls
Image Are you an ABJD fan? Look no further! PMX has a selection of ABJD panels, demonstrations, and special events to offer! Learn about ABJDs or freshen up on some doll care techniques. We are also running two ABJD-related contests -- our first-ever ABJD Costume Contest and Project Ball-Joint, an ABJD approach to that popular fashion reality TV show.

Think you have what it takes? If you are interested in participating in the ABJD Costume Contest, please submit your entry form to us.

For attendees who want to participate in Project Ball-Joint, please submit a entry form for Project Ball-Joint.
Panels and Workshops
Panels and Workshops PMX will have a full array of panels featuring guest speakers, industry insiders, and fan evangelists. Come hear our guests and industry leaders talk about their past efforts and new projects. Find out when your favorite titles will be coming to market and learn the inside story on how the industry works. Expect to see fan panels covering topics as diverse as Asian street fashion, running a fan website, animation cel collecting, costuming and much more.

If you are interested in being a presenter, please see our Industry Page for more information.
Pacific Media Expo PMX Japanese music karaoke singerPMX's Karaoke room keeps the crowds running away in horror and running back for more. Here is your chance to take your act out of the shower and onto the stage with a proper microphone! Sing along to your favorite C-pop, J-pop, J-rock, K-pop, OPM, or anime tunes. Bring your own CD or take a chance with our karaoke database of mystery. Earplugs sold separately.

Click here for our karaoke policy.
Anime Video Rooms
Darker than Black If you love anime, PMX is the place to be! We will have a video room dedicated to bringing you the best in anime representing the newest releases from both the US and Japan.

Asian Cinema
Catch the latest and greatest in Asian cinema in PMX's video rooms.

Martial arts films have been revitalized by computer effects but gripping thrillers like the American remakes of Dark Water, The Grudge, and The Ring are opening doors to a whole new world of innovative filmmaking from Asian producers. Hugely successful cult films like The Audition, Ichi the Killer, and Battle Royale keep pushing boundaries. See a mix of the hottest new films and modern genre classics.
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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)

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)

2011 Pacific Media Expo
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