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PMX 2012 Press Registration

Press Registration for 2012 has been extended to November 4th! All applications after the deadline will be subject to a $20 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 2012 is contingent upon reports written for 2011.

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 4, 2012 in order to be considered. Press members who miss the November 4 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 $20 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 2012 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 9) 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday (November 10) 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday (November 11) 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 $20 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 2012 is contingent upon reports written for 2011.

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 2012 is contingent upon reports written for 2011.

If your publication is Traditional Press:

The publication has to be in publication before January 1, 2011, 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, 2011
  • 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, 2012, 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, 2012
  • 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

Night Zero Reg Delay
PMX Attendees Night Zero Registration has been delayed to 8 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. (11.08.12)

PMX is Mobile!
You can now find PMX on Guidebook. Schedule, maps, twitter, alerts and more on your iOS and Android devices for free! (11.08.12)

Guest Update
Due to a health issue, Z8 will not be able to travel to PMX this weekend. PMX apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause. (11.06.12)

Deadline Extended
The deadline for entering CosFest is now Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 11:59 p.m. The rules have also been updated with times and locations. (11.04.12)

Program Schedule
The PMX Programming Schedule has been updated. (11.02.12)

Swap Meet Info
PMX Swap Meet information for 2012 has been posted. Signup opens tonight at 8! (11.01.12)

Avatar's Prince Zuko
Actor Dante Basco will be appearing at PMX. Dante will be appearing Sunday and will have a panel and autograph session. (10.31.12)

CosFest Forms
Forms for CosFest participation and judging are now available here. Fill out forms relevant to your entry and bring them to the Cosplay Office. (10.30.12)

Night Zero
Get a head start on the weekend by picking up your badge early! Come join us Thursday night for PMX Night Zero. (10.30.12)

Reiyukai America
PMX welcomes back Reiyukai America. They will be holding a panel and workshops on Friday and Saturday. (10.30.12)

Game On
PMX Gaming returns and expands for 2012 with both video game and table top gaming. It will also feature a Go workshop. (10.26.12)

Taiko Workshop
Senryu Taiko will be coming to PMX to hold a panel and have a workshop. Attendees also get a chance to try out the taiko drums. (10.26.12)

Food Trucking
PMX Food Program is pleased to announce The Bun Truck and Truck Norris will be serving at PMX 2012. (10.26.12)

Pocky Room
The Pocky Room is back! Sample the many different flavors of the popular snack food at PMX 2012. (10.26.12)

Program Schedule
The programming schedule for PMX 2012 is now available! The schedule will be updated up until PMX, so stay tuned for more updates! (10.24.12)

Power Rangers!
PMX welcomes Power Rangers Samurai, featuring rangers Alex Heartman, Steven Skyler, Najee De-Tiege, and Hector David Jr. (10.23.12)

Winter Crafts
PMX is pleased to announce Winterland Craft Party with special guest Masumi Kanoh of Baby, the Stars Shine Bright! (10.19.12)

GRAMM
Pacific Media Expo is pleased to announce GRAMM designer Z8 as our second fashion guest of honor for 2012. (10.18.12)

Application News
The applications for Way of the Stick and Blade and White Out Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments are now available! (10.18.12)

Artists Market Details
Artists Market Signup instructions have been posted! Click here. Signup opens tonight at 8! (10.18.12)

Mobile Guide
PMX will once again be using Guidebook to provide up-to-date schedules and maps to attendees using Apple iOS or Android devices. (10.17.12)

Ryan Stylez
Pacific Media Expo is pleased to welcome Billboard charting singer/songwriter Ryan Stylez. (10.16.12)

White Rabbit
PMX Food Program is back for 2012 and we are happy to announce that White Rabbit, will be serving at PMX 2012. (10.08.12)

$45 Pre-Reg Extended
The October deadline for $45 Full Memberships has been extended to the 15th. Click here. (10.07.12)

Artists Market Info
Signup for tables will open on Thursday October 11th 18th at 8 P.M. Click here for more information. (10.05.12)

Fashion Guest
PMX is excited to announce our fashion guest of honor, Masumi Kanoh, representing Baby, the Stars Shine Bright. (10.03.12)

Are You a VIP?
The Moon Stream VIP Fan Bundle will go on sale at 8:15 p.m. PDT on Tues., Oct. 2. (09.26.12)

Press Reg is Open!
Please note that Press Policies have changed somewhat this year. Click here for more information. (09.25.12)

Industry Reg is Open!
Please note that Industry Policies have changed somewhat this year. Click here for more information. (09.21.12)

Panel Reg is Open!
Would you like to present a Panel or Workshop at PMX? Click here for more information. (09.20.12)

Nights of Music
The Pacific Music Live will have two nights of concerts featuring Moon Stream, Lolita Dark, Psycho Bando, and Stephanie Yanez! (09.19.12)

Mr. Nonaka Returns
PMX is pleased to welcome back mecha designer Tsuyoshi Nonaka. (09.17.12)

Moon Stream at PMX
PMX welcomes Moon Stream as music guest of honor. VIP fan bundle will be available. (09.16.12)

Just Dance
M3 Productions returns to bring electronic dance music to PMX. Meet the DJs. (09.16.12)

Welcome Mr. Yokota
PMX is pleased to welcome character designer and animation director Mamoru Yokota. This is his first appearance at PMX. (09.14.12)

CosFest Reg is Open!
CosFest rules have been updated and online registration is now open. (09.08.12)

FMA Returns
The Way of the Stick and Blade returns to PMX. In addition, we will have our first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament: White Out. (08.17.12)

Scavenger Hunt
The Fashion Scavenger Hunt returns! Win prizes by exploring the convention and solving puzzles. (08.15.12)

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2012 Pacific Media Expo
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