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Exhibitor Frequently Asked Questions

1. I will be selling things at my booth. Do I need a California Seller's Permit?

Yes. If you intend to sell anything at your booth, California State law requires you to have in your possession a valid California Seller's Permit. You will need to provide a copy of your Seller's Permit to us. To obtain a Seller's Permit, visit the California State Board of Equalization website, or call them at (800) 400-7115.
Note: A Seller's Permit is required prior to making sales. Advise the BOE if you have an urgent need for one.

2. If I'm from another state or country, do I need a California Seller's Permit?

Yes. California State law requires anyone doing business in California, regardless of where you are from, even if it is for one day or a short time, will need to obtain a Seller's Permit. For more information, visit the California State Board of Equalization website, or call them at (800) 400-7115.
Note: A Seller's Permit is required prior to making sales. Advise the BOE if you have an urgent need for one.

3. I will not be selling things at my booth. Do I need a California Seller's Permit?

No. However, we require that you submit to us a "Letter of Intent Not To Sell", basically stating that you will not be selling anything at your booth.

4. What are the setup times for exhibitors?

The following are the exhibitor set up hours in the Exhibit Hall:

  • Thursday, November 7..... 4 PM to 10 PM
  • Friday, November 8....... 8 AM to 2 PM
  • Saturday, November 9..... 8 AM to 10 AM
  • Sunday, November 10...... 8 AM to 10 AM

Note: The hours are subject to change. We will notify all exhibitors of these changes.

5. What time can exhibitors arrive in the morning to do minor setup, cleanup, and restocking?

Exhibitors may enter the Exhibit Hall two hours before the hall opens to the attendees.

6. Do exhibitors get a cleanup/restocking time after the Exhibit Hall closes to the public?

Exhibitors have one hour for cleanup and restocking after the Exhibit Hall closes to the public.

7. When do exhibitors need to break down and be out of the Exhibit Hall?

Exhibitors need to move out three hours after the Exhibit Hall closes on the last day of the convention.

8. How many badges do I get per booth?

For each booth space purchased, you are allotted three Exhibitor badges. You may purchase additional badges at $25 each, with a maximum of 2 badges per booth space. For example, if you buy 5 booths, you get 15 Exhibitor badges, with the optional to purchase a maximum of 10 additional Exhibitor badges for the charge of $250.

9. At some conventions, an exhibitor badge has limited access compared to a regular membership badge. What about PMX?

PMX Exhibitor's badges have the same access as membership badges. You can attend any event that requires a membership badge. Exhibitors wearing their badges are welcome to enjoy many of PMX's programming and events. However, like membership badges, special events that require additional charges, such as concerts, are not covered and must be paid separately.

10. I need a phone line. How do I get one?

Please contact us for information on phone line access.

11. Is there wi-fi access?

The facility has wi-fi service. A fee may be charged for access (typically $12.95 per 24-hour period, subject to change without notice). The following explains how to access the facility's wi-fi service:

  • Using your device's wi-fi settings, search for the facility's public wi-fi network. In this case, the network is "laxahevent".
  • Open your device's browser and you will automatically be taken to the facility's internet access page.
  • Follow the instructions on the access page to register your device.
  • Pay using your credit card, if applicable.
    • 12. I use my mobile phone to make transactions. Will I have trouble with my mobile phone's reception?

      Due to the location of the Exhibit Hall, mobile phone reception may vary for some carriers. It is advisable that you test your mobile phone's reception prior to PMX or not rely on mobile phones for transactions.

      13. I need electricity for my booth. How do I get a power drop?

      If you require power to your booth, power drops can be ordered from the facility. For more information, please contact us.

      14. Are you using a decorator? What other materials or equipment are provided?

      Pacific Media Expo is not using a decorator this year. Each booth space will have one 6.0' x 2.5' (182.8cm x 76.2cm) table and two chairs. Tablecloths will be provided. You may bring additional tables and chairs if they do not encroach on another exhibitor's booth space.

      15. How many attendees did PMX have last year?

      Please, contact Information Services for this info.

      16. What is the sales tax rate for Los Angeles, California?

      Currently, the sales tax rate is 9.00%.

      17. Who do I contact if I have more questions about the Exhibit Hall?

      You can contact the Exhibit Services through the Contact Webform.

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The Bun Truck
The Bun Truck will be appearing on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 12 PM to serve lunch at PMX! (11.10.13)

Addition to "Magi" We're announcing that Tony Oliver and Cristina Vee will be joining the rest of the "Magi" cast at their panel on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. 11.09.13

Food Truck Change
FISHLIPS Sushi's appearance is canceled. White Rabbit Truck will be at PMX2013 for lunch and dinner hours. (11.09.13

Program Schedule
The final version of the PMX 2013 Program Schedule is now available. For all schedule updates and the map for 2013 click here. (11.07.13)

Forever Alone?
Looking for that someone just for you? Check out Singled Out - Anime Style on Friday, November 9. (11.07.13)

PMX is Mobile!
You can now find PMX on Guidebook. Schedule, maps, alerts and more on your iOS and Android devices for free! (11.06.13)

PMX is pleased to announce our first ever K-Pop Dance workshop and a K-Pop Showcase Presented by SIA Entertainment for PMX 2013. (11.05.13)

Masquerade Update The rules and guidelines for Masquerade have been updated with the times for masquerade, office hours and mandatory meeting time. (10.31.13)

Preliminary Schedule
The first draft of the PMX 2013 Program Schedule is now available. Check out schedule updates and the map for 2013. (10.31.13)

Say Cheese
This year, PMX will debut our photo studio room. The room will feature different photographers at different times of the day. (10.31.13)

Scavenger Hunt
The Fashion Scavenger Hunt returns! Win prizes by exploring the convention and solving puzzles. (10.30.13)

Blue Rose Academy
School is back in session at PMX as Blue Rose Academy returns for 2013 with a new schedule of classes. (10.29.13)

Welcome Home
At PMX 2013, come join The Blue Rose Cafe for fun and games at the PMX Maid Cafe. (10.28.13)

Industry Guests
PMX welcomes Magi: Labyrinth of Magic voice actors Erik Kimerer, Lucien Dodge, and Erica Mendez as industry guests for 2013. (10.28.13)

Welcome Back
Domestic voice actress Marianne Miller and Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series creator LittleKuriboh return for PMX 2013.(10.28.13)

Deadline Extended
The deadline for complimentary pass eligibility for Industry and Press has been extended to Nov. 6th. (10.28.13)

Industry/Press Reg
Registration for Industry and Press are now open. (10.24.13)

Swap Meet Info up
Swap Meet table sales open at 7:00pm, Friday 10/25. Click here for details. (10.24.13)

Vocaloid's Back!
By popular demand, Vocaloid diva Hatsune Miku returns in an unofficial concert at PMX! (10.18.13)

It's a Masquerade!
Additional details are now available for the PMX Masquerade including our emcee and halftime entertainment. Space is still available. (10.18.13)

Fashion Update
PMX is pleased to announce our featured vendors for our Fashion Boutique and the participating brands in the PMX Fashion Show. (10.17.13)

Une Petite FetĂȘ
Join Une Petite FetĂȘ to welcome designer Mari Nakamura of Juliette et Justine, to PMX 2013 for her first ever US appearance! (10.11.13)

BACK-ON Priority
Guaranteed seating is now available for the BACK-ON concert. See "Concerts and Ticketed Special Events" on our Registration page. (10.10.13)

KOR Creator
PMX welcomes Kimagure Orange Road creator/artist Izumi Matsumoto as our Manga Artist Guest of Honor. (10.01.13)

Weiss Schwarz
Bushiroad will host a free-to-play Weiss Schwarz tournament at PMX on Saturday, Nov. 9. (09.25.13)

Application Update
The application for The Way of the Stick and Blade martial arts tournament is now available. (09.25.13)

Artist Market Reg
Registration for spots in the Artist Market will go live on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. Please visit the Artist Market page for more info. (09.22.13)

Hall Cosplay
Planning to cosplay at PMX? Outstanding. Before you come to PMX, please read the updated rules for 2013. (09.20.13)

FMA Returns
The Way of the Stick and Blade returns to PMX. Tournament Application coming soon. (09.16.13)

Kigurumi Pajama Party
Back by popular demand. The Kigurumi Pajama Party returns to PMX. (09.11.13)

Panel Reg is Open! Would you like to present a Panel or Workshop at PMX? Click here for more information. (09.08.13)

Clockwork Couture
PMX is proud to welcome Clockwork Couture into the PMX Fashion Boutique. (09.06.13)

Press Policies Online
Please note that Press Policies have changed somewhat this year. (09.04.13)

Industry Policies Up
Please note that Industry Policies have changed somewhat this year. (09.04.13)

Masq Reg Opens
Masquerade rules and guidelines have been posted and online registration is now open. (09.01.13)

AMV Contest 2013
PMX announces the return of our Anime Music Video Contest. Find out more information on how to participate here. (08.22.13)

Help Wanted
Would you like to attend PMX at no charge? With a little work we can make that happen! Please see our volunteers page to find out how. (08.16.13)

PMX is pleased to welcome back dolldelight as part of our fashion lineup as part of the PMX Fashion Show. (08.13.13)

The Snow Field
PMX welcomes The Snow Field to our fashion lineup for 2013. (07.18.13)

Go Team Venture!
Michael Sinterniklaas, voice of Dean Venture in The Venture Brothers and Kenji Koiso in Summer Wars will be a PMX guest of honor. (07.18.13)

Book Your Stay
The Hilton LAX is now accepting reservations for PMX 2013. See the Location page for more information and location guides. (07.12.13)

Registration Open
Online pre-registration is now open! Full badges are $40 until September 5th. (07.05.13)

Ready to Rock
PMX welcomes jrock band BACK-ON as music guest of honor. (07.04.13)

Fashion Forward
PMX proudly announces fashion guest of honor Designer Mari Nakamura of Juliette et Justine. (05.24.13)

Coming Soon
Stay tuned to this webpage. PMX is all set to start making announcements. (05.22.13)

Save the Date!
PMX returns to the Hilton Los Angeles Airport in 2013. Mark your calendars for November 8-10, 2013. (04.20.13)

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