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Special Events

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
Anime, 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 competition.

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 info page.

Exhibit Hall
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:

AD Vision
American Cinematheque
Anime Ed
Anime Jungle
Anime King
Anime Link
Anime Palace
Anime Pavillion
Apple Trading
Asylum Anime
Atlus U.S.A., Inc
Bandai Entertainment
Best Buy Anime
Black Lava
Cartoon Passion
Cine East
Deleter USA
Delia Noonchester
Drunken Master
DTM Autohaus
East West Discovery Press
Eye Candy Goods

Gallery of Fantastic Art
House of Anime
IACE Travel
Inoki Dojo
Japanese Consulate of Los Angeles
Kawaii Anime
Live Sockets Entertainment, LLC Car Display
Manga Entertainment
New Japan Pro Wrestling
Orbit Anime
Paradigm Anime
Planet Anime
Retro Rocket
Scream/Jingwen Records
TMZ Imports
Tofu Records
Urban Vision
Usagi's House
YesAnime Inc.
Yolk Magazine

Get Adobe Acrobat Reader 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
With 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

Game Shows
Singled Out - Saturday: 1PM
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 happen!

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 fans!

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 - 7PM
Can an Otaku girl find the man of her dreams? Come participate in the game show that answers that eternal question.

Tabletop Gaming
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
11AM Pokemon
3PM Magic The Gathering
6PM Dragonball Z/GT
Sunday Hours 10-9
11AM Marvel/DC Versus
3PM Yu-gi-Oh
6PM Yu-Yu Hakasho
Monday Hours 12-3
12PM Heroclix

Japanese Pro Wrestling
Pacific 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 regular demonstrations.

12:00-2:00 Autographs
2:00-2:30 Matches
2:30-3:00 Intermission (Booth Open)
3:00-4:00 Autographs
4:30-5:00 Matches
5:00-6:00 Autographs
10:00-12:00 Autographs
12:00-12:30 Match
12:30-1:00 Intermission
1:00-2:30 Match
3:30-4:00 Intermission
4:00-6:00 Autograph
10:00-12:00 Autograph
12:00-1:30 Match
1:30-2:00 Intermission

Auto Display
For you car lovers out there, DTM Autohaus and Live Sockets will be hosting a car display in the Exhibit Hall.

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.

Music Concerts
dance 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 Programming Forum.

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 you.

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 (Showing Only)
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 Music 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 Forum.

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 posted here in our Music Programming Forum.

Charity Auction
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 here!

PMX 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.


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