Events Policies ::
Photography And Video
Types Of Autographs
Pacific Media Expo has three types of autograph sessions – Panel Autograph
Sessions, Sponsor Autograph Sessions and Open Autograph Sessions. Each has different
guidelines, so please read the information carefully. Final decision on all
policies rests with the Director of Guest Services. All policies subject to
Panel Autograph Sessions
Panel Autograph Sessions are the most common type of autograph session. At each
Guest of Honor’s Primary Panel, attendees will be given a two-part ticket
as they enter the room. Attendees who are interested in entering a raffle for
an autograph should return one part of the ticket. At the end of the panel,
autograph winners will be selected from the submitted tickets. A small number
of those winners may also qualify for sketches if the Guest of Honor is an artist.
The staff must validate winning tickets before they can be redeemed for an autograph
or sketch. If not all of the winning tickets are claimed, staff reserves the
right to offer standby tickets to any attendees who remain after the panel.
A standby ticket does not guarantee an autograph or sketch and will only be
honored if time permits. Winning tickets and standby tickets may be redeemed
at either of the two Guest of Honor Panel Autograph Sessions.
Sponsor Autograph Sessions
In the case where a company instead of Pacific Media Expo sponsors a Guest of
Honor, the Sponsor may decide to hold a separate autograph session on top of
the regular autograph sessions that PMX Guests of Honor participate in. The
sponsor will dictate the eligibility guidelines of the session, however, since
they are hosted by PMX, the same Autograph Policies will be in effect.
Open Autograph Sessions
On the final day of the convention at 10:00 AM, Guests of Honor have the option
of participating in our Open Autograph Session. All participating Guests of
Honor will be in a single location, signing all the autographs that they can
for one hour. Because of the speedy nature of this session, please pay close
attention to the Autograph Policies. Please remember that this session if voluntary
for Guests of Honor and that many might not be able to participate due to scheduling
- Each Guest of Honor will only be signing one item
- Attendees are not allowed to take photos or videos
of guests during the autograph sessions.
- Attendees must provide their own signing material.
- Please verify that Guests of Honor have worked
on the items that you are having signed. It is disrespectful
to have them sign derivatives of their work or anime/manga
adaptations of their work.
- It is HIGHLY disrespectful to
ask autographs to sign pirated copies of their work.
- Even though we have scheduled times and have given
out tickets, the ending time for each autograph session
is dictated by the Guest of Honor and is subject to
change. If the Guest of Honor is tired or not feeling
well, PMX reserves the right to end the session early
and not honor the remaining tickets.
Photograph and Video Policy
- Photographs and videos are allowed during Opening
Ceremonies, Closing Ceremonies, PMX Charity Auction,
- Photographs and videos are NOT allowed during the
Music Video Contest, all concerts, all video rooms
and the art show.
- Photographs and videos are forbidden in Guest of
Honor personal zones – sleeping rooms, green
- Video taping that will inconvenience attendees
(e.g. blocking views, moving people around, etc.)
- Unless otherwise specified at the beginning of
a panel, photography and video taping are forbidden
in all main programming rooms
- If a Guest of Honor requests to protect their privacy,
photography and videotaping may be revoked in any
of the approved events.
- Only the Press Relations Manager can grant exceptions
to these rules.