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Fashion Guest of Honor: Z8 of GRAMM

Fashion Designer Z8 of GRAMM

Z8 of GRAMM ***Updated 11/6/12***
Due to a health issue, Z8 will not be able to travel to LA for PMX this weekend. Pacific Media Expo apologizes for the inconvenience that this may have caused. We will have additional details soon.

h.NAOTO released the following statement regarding Z8's cancellation:

Due to a recent health issue, Z8 will not be able to travel to LA for PMX this weekend. We here at h.NAOTO apologizes for the inconvenience that this may have caused, and hope there's another opportunity for her to meet everyone in the near future. Thank you for understanding and continue support!

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Fashion Guest of Honor: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright

Designer Masumi Kanoh of Baby, the Stars Shine Bright

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright - Masumi Kanoh Pacific Media Expo is excited to announce our Fashion Guest of Honor, Masumi Kanoh, designer for one of the largest Lolita brands, Baby, the Stars Shine Bright! Additionally, Baby, the Stars Shine Bright will bring pieces to sell in our PMX Fashion Boutique, and will be featured in our PMX Fashion Show. Masumi Kanoh will appear at a Q&A panel as well as a special ticketed event. Please check back soon for more details!

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Anime Guest of Honor: Mamoru Yokota

Panel: Saturday, Nov. 10 1-2 p.m. in LP 2 (Los Angeles A&B)
Secondary Panel: Sunday, Nov. 11 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Demo Workshop: 12-1 p.m. in La Jolla A (LP3)

Mamoru Yokota Pacific Media Expo is pleased to welcome Mamoru Yokota as our 2012 anime guest of honor. Mr. Yokota has been involved with various stages of anime production. He has been a character designer, producer, and animation director who has worked on many popular titles, such as Macross Frontier, Death Note, Air (movie), Kanon, Magical Canan, and Kiddy Grade. He is currently involved in live-action work. In his private life, Yokota's hobbies include walking, reading, cooking, and eating.

Mr. Yokota will be participating in a focus panel and autograph session. This will be his first appearance at Pacific Media Expo.
 
Music Guest of Honor: Moon Stream

Performing Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10

Moon Stream at PMX Moon Stream will be live and in concert at Pacific Music Live 12 on Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10. Moon Stream will be attending a focus panel, autograph sessions, photo sessions, and more throughout PMX12. The Moon Stream autograph sessions will occur immediately following their concerts.

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PMX Guests of Honor
Pacific Media Expo has hosted some of the most influential individuals in the realms of Asian animation, pop culture, music. Our past Guests of Honor include:

Visual kei J-Rock band D (2011)
Anime director Yasuhiro Imagawa (2011)
Mecha designer Tsuyoshi Nonaka (2011)
Manga artist Suzumi Atsushi (2011)
ATELIER-PIERROT fashion designer Yuko Ashizawa (2011)

Korean actor Jang Dong-gun (2010)
Korean writer and director Sngmoo Lee (2010)
The Nom Nom food truck owners Misa and Jen (2010)
Alice and the Pirates fashion designer Miki Nohmoto (2010)
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright fashion designers Akinori and Fumiyo Isobe (2010)
The Guild actress Amy Okuda (2010)
Animator and director Hiromi Kato (2010)
Innocent World fashion designer Yumi Fujiwara (2010)

Takuya Angel fashion designer Takuya Sawada (2009)
Anime director Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe (2009)
Angelic Pretty fashion designers Maki and Asuka (2009)
Visual kei J-Rock band UchuSentai NOIZ (2009)
Hangry & Angry fashion designer Gashikon (2009)

J-Rock fashionista Kaya (2008)
J-Rock band Suicide Ali (2008)

Heroes actor James Kyson Lee (2007)
Alternative heavy rock band Head Phones President (2007)
Horror-themed goth band The Candy Spooky Theater (2007)
Voice actress Yukana (2007)
Director Hiroyuki Tanaka (2007)
Character designer and animator Takahiro Umehara (2007)
Voice actor Kenjiro Tsuda (2007)
Angelic Pretty fashion designers Maki and Asuka (2007)
J-Rock band LiN CLOVER (2007)

Singer and songwriter OLIVIA (2006)
Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino (2006)
"Kamikaze Girls" creator and lolita fashion icon Novala Takemoto (2006)
Visual kei J-Rock band UchuSentai NOIZ (2006)

Director Koichi Ohata (2005)
Director Seiji Mizushima (2005)
Voice actress Naoko Matsui (2005)
Modeling legend Masaki Asai (2005)
Comedian Rex Navarrete (2005)
Manga artist Daisuke Moriyama (2005)

Manga artist Yasuhiro Nightow (2004)
Character designer Takahiro Yoshimatsu (2004)
Musical artist T.M.Revolution (2004)
Pop star Nami Tamaki (2004)
Character designer Shino Masanori (2004)
Manga artist Daisuke Moriyama (2004)

Stay tuned for information about our lineup of Guests of Honor for 2012.

 

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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