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Courtesy
At Pacific Media Expo, we live by a mantra of respect and courtesy towards our attendees. Accordingly, we take the quality of each attendee's experience very seriously. If you feel that aspects of the event are not up to your standards, we encourage you to go to our Event Operations Office and file a complaint. If you find that a specific staffer was rude or unprofessional, please copy down their name and report the incident to the Event Operations Office. However, Pacific Media Expo asks attendees to remember that this event is being run by unpaid volunteers who are mainly working to evangelize Asian Pop Culture. Though Pacific Media Expo strives to maintain proper courtesy and behavior of its staff, the quality of service by each volunteer will vary. Pacific Media Expo will also be hosting a panel near the end of the convention just for attendees to share their input and opinions on the event. We hope that you will work closely with us in building an event that will continue to generate interest and participation in Asian Media and Popular Culture.
 
What is this Convention Thing?

I've never been to a convention before. How does it all work?

Not sure what this Convention thing is all about? We can help!

Pacific Media Expo (PMX) is a convention. Pricing for conventions is something like a carnival, except that most of the attractions don't have their own tickets. You just need to show your membership badge at the door to get in. Some events are open to the public (no badge required, but some may have their own tickets). Other events are premium and require a badge as well as their own tickets.

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Weapons Policy
(1) Summary
The goal of the Pacific Media Association (PMA) is to create an environment where attendees can enjoy themselves as much as possible. However, this must be done without affecting the experience of others. This requires the cooperation of all attendees and the use of common sense and courtesy when costuming. PMA bears no responsibility or liability for any damages or injuries incurred by the use of costumes, props, or weapons. Any infraction may result in further tightening of our security, possibly decreasing the entire cosplay experience for all attendees. Because of recent high profile events that have heightened security and safety concerns, real weapons are prohibited at Pacific Media Expo (PMX) and other PMA events.

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Autograph Policy

Autograph Sessions

Pacific Media Expo (PMX) has two types of autograph sessions - Panel Autograph Sessions and Sponsor Autograph Sessions. Each has different guidelines, so please read the information carefully. Final decision on all policies rests with the Director of Guest Services or the Director of Music for musical guests. All policies are subject to change.

- Panel Autograph Sessions -

Panel Autograph Sessions are the most common type of autograph session. At each Guest of Honor's Primary Panel, attendees will be given a two-part ticket as they enter the room. Attendees who are interested in entering a raffle for an autograph should return one part of the ticket. At the end of the panel, autograph winners will be selected from the submitted tickets. A small number of those winners may also qualify for sketches if the Guest of Honor is an artist and by his/her discretion. The staff must validate winning tickets before they can be redeemed for an autograph or sketch. If not all of the winning tickets are claimed, the staff may offer standby tickets to any attendees who remain after the panel. A standby ticket does not guarantee an autograph or sketch and will only be honored if time permits. Winning tickets and standby tickets may be redeemed at any of the Guest of Honor Panel Autograph Sessions.
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Karaoke Policy
  • Any pop/rock song is allowed, but Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, anime and video game music is always preferred.
  • We have an extensive selection of music, but if we don't have the song, you can bring your own CD (original or burned), USB flash drive, or MP3 player when you go to the karaoke room. Please, check with the staff beforehand. We can not guarantee that we can play your song.
  • Please limit yourself to signing up for one song at a time. Also, if your turn comes up while you are not in the room, we reserve the right to move on to the next singer in line.
  • Please sign in with your real name (the one that is on your badge). If you want to be introduced by a stage name or your nickname, please let us know.
  • If a song is repeated several times within a short length of time, we reserve the right to alter the song queue order (or to ban the song for the remainder of the con for the sake of our sanity).
  • Please, no songs that are longer than 8 minutes in length.
  • Open Mic karaoke performances should be audience-appropriate. If in doubt, check with the staff.
  • Major rule: Do not break, throw, toss, or in any way damage the microphones or other equipment or anything else that belongs in the room! We understand enthusiasm, but it does not include mishandling the equipment or damaging property or injuring someone. You will pay for any damages!! You may also be subjected to expulsion from the convention, have your membership badge confiscated without refund, and/or criminally charged for any injury or damage of property.
  • Earplugs are optional, but are not provided, so listen at your own risk!


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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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