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Courtesy

We at Pacific Media Expo (PMX) 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 file a grievance at our Convention Operations (Con Ops) Office, located on the first floor of the Convention Center. If you encountered a rude or unprofessional PMX staff member, you have the right to ask for the staff memberís name and report the incident to the Con Ops Office immediately. However, Pacific Media Expo asks attendees to remember that this event is run by unpaid volunteers who are mainly working to promote Asian pop culture. Though Pacific Media Expo strives to maintain the proper courtesy and behavior of its staff, the quality of service by each volunteer will vary. Pacific Media Expo hosts a panel near the end of the convention just for attendees to share their feedback 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. Thank you.

 
Accessibility Policy

Pacific Media Expo (PMX) is committed to helping ensure all our members are able to enjoy their experiences at our event. As such we work with our venues to ensure accessibility to the fullest extent they currently offer. Below are the accessibility policies for our venues.

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Code of Conduct

In order to maintain and promote a safe and enjoyable environment for all attendees, their families, and guests of Pacific Media Expo (PMX), we ask that you observe the following rules and regulations:

  1. Please have your badge visible at all times during the event.
  2. Observe the Weapons Policy
  3. No nudity, including partial nudity. (Body paint is not considered covering)
  4. All types of masks (full or partial) are strictly prohibited; you must not cover your face.
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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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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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Autograph Policy

Autograph Sessions

Pacific Media Expo (PMX) has two types of autograph sessions - Panel Autograph Sessions and Sponsor Autograph Sessions. Each session type has different guidelines, so please read the following 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.

PMX Guest Services would like to remind attendees to please respect the guest should they wish not to have any pictures, video, or audio taken of them. Please obtain permission from either Guest Services staff or the guest prior to taking any pictures, video, or audio in the autograph area.

There is a limit of one (1) item per attendee to be signed, unless the additional quantity is approved by the guest for the autograph session. Each item must be personalized by the guest during the autograph session.

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Kira Imai Autograph Policy

Please observe the following Autograph Policy* for the Kira Imai Autograph session:

Official Merchandise Only

Kira Imai will sign official merchandise only. Items do not need to be purchased at the convention and can be brought from home.

No Autographs on Clothing

Kira Imai will not be signing any articles of clothing, including but not limited to: dresses, skirts, & tights.

No Photos

Please do not take any photos during the Autograph Panel.

Two Item Limit

Imai Kira will sign up to two (2) items per person.

*This policy is subject to change at any time. This panel is also subject to the general PMX Autograph Policy.

 
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News

Registration Update!
PMX Registration has moved to Magnolia (from Redwood). Both are in the conference level of the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel. (09.03.15)

Program Schedule
The final version of the PMX 2015 Program Schedule is now available. For all schedule updates and the map for 2015 click here. (09.03.15)

Know Before You Go
PMX will be this Saturday. All our 2015 policies can be found here. (08.30.15)

Fashion Programming
A complete listing of all our PMX Fashion events for 2015 can be found here. The lineup for our 2015 Fashion Show can be found here. (08.30.15)

Program Guide!
The 2015 Program Guide is now available. Download your copy here! (08.27.15)

Jin Fan Events
Jin (behindinfinity) tickets for fan events are now available! (08.27.15)

Fashion Night Market
Closet bursting? Canít close your drawers? Sock overload? Then come clear out your closet at the PMX Fashion Night MarketĖa Swap Meet specifically for your surplus fashion items! More details can be found here. (08.27.15)

Panel Descriptions
Fan and industry panel descriptions for PMX 2015 are now available here. (08.26.15)

Program Schedule
A second draft of the PMX 2015 Program Schedule is now available. For all schedule updates and the map for 2015 click here. (08.26.15)

Mahjong Nights
Want to learn to play mahjong? Stop in, learn and play with us at PMX Presents: Mahjong Nights! (08.25.15)

Femme Fatale VIP's
Online sales for Femme Fatale VIP Passes will begin at 8:15 p.m. PDT on Wed., Aug. 19. (08.16.15)

Vocaloid Tickets
Tickets for the Fan Made Vocaloid concert are now available! (08.16.15)

Swap Meet
Swap Meet table sales open at 8:00 p.m., Saturday August 15. Click here for details. (8.15.15)

Fashion Night Market
Closet bursting? Canít close your drawers? Sock overload? Then come clear out your closet at the PMX Fashion Night MarketĖa Swap Meet specifically for your surplus fashion items! More details can be found here. (08.15.15)

Help Wanted
Would you like to attend PMX with little or no charge? With a little work we can make that happen! PMX is seeking qualified individuals to volunteer. Please see pages for details. (08.12.15)

Martial Arts
PMX is pleased to announce three martial arts workshops for Saturday Sept. 5: Kajukenbo, Fight Choreography and Filipino Boxing. (08.11.15)

Industry/Press Reg
Registration for Industry and Press is now open. (08.10.15)

Preliminary Schedule
The first draft of the PMX 2015 Program Schedule is now available. Check out schedule updates for 2015. (08.10.15)

Kigurumi Pajama Party
Back by popular demand. The Kigurumi Pajama Party returns for PMX 2015. (08.05.15)

Hotel Update
Rooms at The Westin Pasadena are still available! Rooms starting at $149 are available clicking here. (08.04.15)

Fashion Update
We are excited to announce the return of Baby, the Stars Shine Bright and Alice and the Pirates to PMX! They will be participating in our 2015 PMX Fashion Show and will have merchandise available in our Boutique. More details can be found here. (08.04.15)

Vocaloid Concert
By popular demand, Vocaloid divas Hatsune Miku, Gumi, and Yuzuki Yukari return in an unofficial concert at PMX! (07.28.15)

CosFest
CosFest Registration is up! We have created a new web site dedicated to our various cosplay events and contests. Please check it here (07.23.15)

Pro-Reg Policies Up
The press and industry policies and FAQs are now available. Professional (industry and press) registration will be opening soon. (07.22.15)

Voice of Rabi~en~Rose
PMX is pleased to announce voice actress Kyoko Hikami as our Anime Guest for PMX 2015. (07.09.15)

Cosplay Guest
PMX is proud to announce that we will have a Featured Cosplay Guest: Jin (behindinfinity) at PMX 2015! (07.02.15)

Femme Fatale at PMX
PMX welcomes Visual Kei band Femme Fatale as our 2015 music guest of honor. (07.01.15)

Gekko Shojo Illustrator
PMX is proud to announce our 2015 Fashion Guest of Honor, Kira Imai. This will be her first appearance at PMX. (06.25.15)

Lorina Liddell
PMX welcomes the Japanese clothing shop, Lorina Liddell, known for carrying Sheglit, EXCENTRIQUE, Morun ◊ Muuna Stoik, and more to our 2015 Fashion Show & Boutique. (06.14.15)

AMV Contest 2015
PMX is pleased to announce the return of our Anime Music Video Contest. See the AMV page for more information on rules and how to participate. (06.01.15)

Panel Reg is Open!
Are you interested in presenting a Panel or Workshop at PMX? Click here for more information. (05.28.15)

Exhibits Update
Exhibitor Information is now available. The Exhibits tab has also been updated with additional information regarding Exhibit Hall. (05.20.15)

Sheraton Hotel
The PMX room block at the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel is now open. For room rates and other details please click here. (05.09.15)

Plan Your Trip
The PMX 2015 Location Page has been updated with for our new location. Also, hotel information is now available. (05.04.15)

Registration Open
Online pre-registration is now open! Full badges are $45 until June 5th. (04.02.15)

Coming Soon
Stay tuned to this webpage. PMX is all set to start making announcements. (03.31.15)

Save the (NEW) Date!
PMX HAS MOVED to Labor Day Weekend and the Pasadena Convention Center for 2015. Mark your calendars for September 5-7, 2015. (03.31.15)

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