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Friday, November 9
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Sunday, November 11
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Updated: 11/7/12

Reiyukai America Panel and Workshops
Reiyukai America Logo We are happy to once again welcome Reiyukai America to PMX. This year, they will be hosting both a panel and a workshop. Their panel will take a look at the nuances of the Japanese world and Eastern culture. The workshop is an interactive look at how to recycle things once thought of as trash into something new and useful. There will be four chances to go to the workshop (children are welcome).
Crunchyroll Giveaway
Image Visit any of our video rooms and pick up an entry form for a chance to win ONE 1-year PREMIUM ANIME membership from Crunchyroll. Forms will be passed out after each screening. Limit one per attendee per screening. Winner will be announced at closing ceremonies, but need not be present.
Singled Out: Anime Style

Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. in Los Angeles A&B (LP2

Singled Out: Anime Style

Forever alone? Looking for that someone just for you? Then Singled Out is the place to be! Compete against other eager PMX attendees who are also looking for the chance to win a "date" with a special guy or gal! Your chances of winning depends on how compatible you are with each other. Will you strike out or find the guy (or girl) of your dreams? Love (and awesome prizes) could be waiting for you at Singled Out - Anime Style! Please Note: Cosplay is encouraged and there is no need to pre-register to participate in this game show. Just drop in and join the fun!

Notice: This program is for attendees 18 years or older.

PMX Comedy Corner

Friday, Nov. 9, 10 p.m. - 12 a.m. in Los Angeles A&B (LP2)

Get ready for a Funny Friday!

Anime and nerd based comedy at its finest. Come to this show for a great laugh or if you want to be a part of this show. Curious as to what's in store? Check out last year's performances on YouTube.

Notice: This program is for attendees 18 years or older.

Ball Jointed Doll

We are happy to welcome Ball Jointed Doll to PMX. They will be hosting both a painting demonstration and a swap meet. Their demo will cover techniques and theories on how to produce a BJD workshop. The swap meet will be for hobbyists who want to sell BJD related items.

Kigurumi Pajama Party Suit up

Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 - 11 p.m. Los Angeles C (Workshops 2)

Kigurumi The word ‘Kigu’ is short for ‘kigurumi’, translating as ‘costumed animal character’ in Japanese. Have a Kigurumi? Or a fun animal hoodie that would do? This PMX we invite you to suit up, bring a blanket and pillow and head on to for Kigu Pajama Party! For games to play, prizes to win, pictures to be taken and good times to be had. Everyone is welcome, Kigus/hoodies not mandatory but extremely encouraged!

Video & TableTop Gaming

Gaming Room (Plaza Ballroom A)

GamingEver since the early 1900’s, video games have given us some of the greatest media to date. The story telling of Final Fantasy, masterpiece music from the Legend of Zelda, and visual design from The Shadow of the Colossus are all perfect example of why a video gaming room is needed at Pacific Media Expo! For 2012, we will be bringing in more equipment and more genres to fulfill all your needs. Whether you’re a fighter, a racer, or maybe simply an undercover cop who’s trying to infiltrate a gang and destroy it from the inside, we've got you covered. Stop by the gaming room and enjoy some friendly and competitive gaming with your fellow PMX attendees and staff!

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 year's photos can be viewed in the following Flickr galleries: PMX 2011 Overview, PMX 2011 Day 1, PMX 2011 Day 2, PMX 2011 Day 3.

Hours of Operation
Friday (11/09) 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday (11/10) 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday (11/11) 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Martial Arts Workshops

Martial Arts Instructional and Informational Workshops

Martial Arts Workshops at PMX Pacific Media Expo's Martial Arts Workshops program is back and better than ever with three diverse workshops sure to excite martial arts fans. The workshops showcase a diverse array of martial arts from the Philippines, and Brazil. A valid PMX 2012 membership is required to attend these workshops, don't miss out register now.

Cosplayer’s Got Talent

Friday Nov. 9 7:00-8:00 PM in Los Angeles A&B (LP2)

Calling all Cosplayers! Do you play an instrument? Sing? Dance? Have a comedy skit? Mime? Firebend? Do you want to have the chance to show PMX what you can do? Registration is now open for this year’s very first Cosplayer’s Got Talent! Competitors will dish out their quirky talents on stage for the chance to win prizes!

Blue Rose Academy
Blue Rose Academy @ PMX Blue Rose Academy is a school themed game show where convention attendees are transformed into "foreign exchange students" visiting our academy. Anyone and everyone can participate in each class activity taught by our students.

Blue Rose Academy will be holding workshops on Saturday, November 10th, 2012 ONLY. For time and location please read more.

Asian Drama - 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

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.

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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)

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)

2012 Pacific Media Expo
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