Gallery of Fantastic Art | Masquerade/Cosplay
| Video Arcade | Exhibit
Hall | Asian Cinema |
Game Show | Gaming
| Japanese Pro Wrestling |
Auto Display | Panels
| PMX Concert Series | Anime
Video Program | Live Action
Video Program | Music Videos
| Workshops | Karaoke
| Charity Auction
The Gallery of Fantastic Art
Pacific Media Expo is proud to honor the Gallery
of Fantastic Art (GoFa) for its contribution to
the artistic community. Over the past decade GoFa has
had a significant influence on the public's perception
of anime and manga. GoFa has sought to elevate everyday
anime and manga images to the form of high art. For
the past ten years, the GoFa has served as a cultural
ambassador for Japan's greatest pop culture artists.
Their staff has travelled around the world, exhibiting
in cities like New York, Los Angeles and London to promote
artists such as TAKADA Akemi, Kia Asamiya, Murata Range,
Shou Tajima, Yutaka Izubuchi, Yoshitoshi ABE, Yuki Kanaya,
Jun Suemi, Hidetaka Tenjin, Kinu Nishimura, Akira Yasuda,
Shinkirou and Kenichi Ishibashi. And they are coming
to Pacific Media Expo!
In July, following Pacific Media Expo, GoFa will be
doing a display of the works of Range Murata and Yoshitoshi
ABE in Frankfurt Germany.
Masquerade and Cosplay
Visual Kei, Gaming - whatever your genre, show off your
skills at PMX! Everyone is welcome to participate in
Hall Cosplay - wear your costume as you enjoy the convention.
Or take it to the next level and enter the PMX Masquerade
and compete against your fellow fans in our costume
Rules and entry information
are available now. Please review them to get more information
on this dynamic and exciting event. Start thinking about
who you want to be, and be ready to enter! You can ask
questions on our Masquerade
& Cosplay Forum.
Regular Events & Programming
Pacific Media Expo is just a few days away! In order
to help you plan your days at the convention, we have
posted the live programming
schedule. Please use it to scope out times &
dates of your favorite event, Guest of Honor panel or
anything else happening at Pacific Media Expo!
Video Arcade & Competition
Pacific Media Expo will be providing a arcade room featuring
exciting arcade titles such as Initial
D Version 2, Street
Fighter 3rd Strike, Time
Crisis 3 and DDR 8th
Mix and more, for you enjoyment. The arcade will
be open 24 hours a day! There will also be many tournaments
where your can pit your skills to emerge victorious
over all others! More info on specific games and tournaments
and prizes are available on our arcade
Pacific Media Expo will host one of the largest exhibit
halls of its type in the country. All forms of Asian
media, from Hong Kong action films to anime, from J-Pop
CDs to J-Horror films, will be offered for sale by dealers
from all over. We are excited that the following dealers
will be exhibiting at Pacific Media Expo:
Atlus U.S.A., Inc
Best Buy Anime
East West Discovery Press
Eye Candy Goods
Gallery of Fantastic Art
House of Anime
Japanese Consulate of Los Angeles
Live Sockets Entertainment, LLC Car Display
New Japan Pro Wrestling
Download the Exhibit Hall Layout PDF here.
|Exhibit Hall Hours
|Saturday, May 29
12pm - 6pm
|Sunday, May 30
10am - 6pm
|Monday, May 31
10am - 3pm
Asian Cinema Program
the huge success of movies like The Audition, Ichi the
Killer and Battle Royale, Asian films are rapidly gaining
cult status all across the United States. PMX will continue
this tradition by showing a mix of classics for the
new converts and the hottest new films for those who
crave something fresh. There will be two rooms dedicated
to Asian Cinema.
PMX is proud to host films from Lions Gate Films, Media
Blasters, Peace Corp, Tai-Seng and Vitagraph Films.
The film program was organized by Cine-East. Asian
Cinema Programming Schedule
Singled Out - Saturday:
PMX presents Singled Out, where audience members get
a chance to "date" our contestants! Based
on your likes and dislikes, we find the perfect "date"
for you. This is the dating game where anything might
The Anime Trivia Challenge:
Sunday - 1PM
The Anime Trivia Challenge is here! Come compete against
fellow otaku and test your knowledge for fun and prizes.
We have many formats such as Name That Tune, Anime Jeopardy,
Anime Dance revolution and more! A must see for anime
PMX Scavenger Hunt: Saturday
- 3:30, Sunday - 4PM
We also have a Scavanger Hunt! Team up with friends
and try to find different items all over the con. The
more items you find, the better your chances of winning!
Fun for all ages.
The Otakuette: Saturday -
Can an Otaku girl find the man of her dreams? Come participate
in the game show that answers that eternal question.
Do you want to play a game? Come join us for exciting,
fast-paced tournaments that will challenge opponents
to discover new strategies to emerge victorious. We
will also have regular games of chess, Go and Shogi
during the day.
|Saturday Hours 10-9
||Magic The Gathering
|Sunday Hours 10-9
|Monday Hours 12-3
Japanese Pro Wrestling
Media Expo welcomes Japanese wrestling to the millions
of devoted wrestling fans of the United States. In much
the same tradition as the WWF and WWE, Japanese wrestling
has grown into a huge cult phenomenon in Japan with
wrestlers selling out huge venues for their matches.
PMX will bring some of that spirit to our Exhibit Hall
by collaborating with New Japan Pro Wrestling and Inoki
Dojo to bring a wrestling ring to the convention for
||Intermission (Booth Open)
For you car lovers out there, DTM
Autohaus and Live
Sockets will be hosting a car display in the Exhibit
PMX will have a full array of guest, industry, and fan
panels. 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
the process involved. Expect to see fan panels covering
such topics as fan fiction, running a fan site, cel
collecting, costuming, and much more.
If you're interested in running a panel at PMX, stay
tuned. We'll be taking panel requests closer to the
convention. In the meantime, see our Event
and Panel Programming Forum.
Pacific Media Expo is proud to be hosting the first
in a series of music events
co-produced with Japan's largest music labels. The concert
is open to the general public, however an admission
fee will be charged.
If you want to keep up with the latest news on PMX
music events - concerts, dance clubs, karaoke, etc -
check out our Music
Anime Video Programming
If you love anime, PMX is the place to be! We will have
multiple video rooms dedicated to bringing you the best
in anime - from classics to the newest the industry
has to offer.
Parents, we'll also be running a children's video room
during the day for the young fans. A place to relax
for a while with your kids, take a load off your feet,
and be a kid again for a while. As the con grows near
we'll have announcements of titles and premieres for
Feel free to join in on our Anime
Video Programming Forum and let us know what you'd
like to see.
Live Action Video Programming
PMX is not just an anime con - we're just as dedicated
to live action cinema! We will have a dedicated program
of Hong Kong film, Asian Horror, Kaiju, and more. We
plan to bring you the best in Asian cult cinema. As
the con grows near we'll have announcements of titles.
Join our Live
Action Video Programming Forum and share your interests.
Music Video Contest
Express your creativity by splicing together scenes
from your favorite films and setting them to your favorite
music! Fan-produced Music Videos are a unique art form
we are proud to share with you.
Due to the limited number of applicants, the Music
Video contest will be a showing only, featuring submitted
videos as well as many classics from the past few years.
For more information, see the Music
Video Contest guidelines and ask questions in the
Video Contest Forum.
PMX is planning to present workshops covering several
areas. If you're interested in running a workshop at
PMX, stay tuned. We'll be taking workshop proposals
closer to the convention. In the meantime, see our Workshops
Sing for fun or for prizes! PMX's karaoke room will
keep the crowds running away in horror and running back
for more! At open mic karaoke, choose from hundreds
of J-Pop, J-Rock and anime tunes to sing along with
or you can bring your own CDs. Rules for Karaoke are
in our Music
PMX will host the Heroes for Hope Charity Auction with
donations from the leaders of the industry. All proceeds
will go to the pediatrics unit at City
of Hope, so bring your wallets and be prepared to
bid on one of a kind items! See some of the donations
will also be collaborating with Rinkya
to offer additional items to the general public throughout
the year to benefit Heroes for Hope.
Pacific Media Expo wants to be the con that you want
to attend. So we'd like to know what you want to see
in a convention. Drop a note in our Suggestion
Box to let us know what you think.