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PMX Programming Schedule Pacific Media Expo is bringing you unique and exciting programming for PMX 2006!

Here is the latest PMX Programming Schedule in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to view this file.

You can also view the HTML version here.


 Download the PMX 2006 Avatar Day Full-Day Schedule (PDF) 

 Download The Lolita Guide to PMX 2006! Schedule of Lolita-themed events (PDF)!

 Download the PMX 2006 Asian Cinema Guide (PDF)

 Download the PMX 2006 Music Guide (OLIVIA and UchuSentai NOIZ) (PDF) 

 Download the PMX 2006 Anime Guide (PDF)

The programming schedule is subject to change.
Please check back often for the latest schedule.
Last update: October 26

The submission period for the PMX Music Video and Short Film Festival is now closed. Thank you to all our submitters!

ULTRAMAN 40th Anniversary Print E-mail

A look at the ULTRAMAN phenomenon from the character's creation in 1966 by Eiji Tsuburaya (creator of Godzilla) to its present incarnations. ULTRAMAN is a cultural icon throughout Asia on par with Mickey Mouse or Superman in the West. But he is little known in the US in spite of being one of the world's top selling merchandised characters. This panel will explain who ULTRAMAN is and why he is significant as well as present examples of ULTRAMAN on film both old and new, including an episode of ULTRAMAN MAX (2005) directed by Japan's maverick director Takashi Miike.

NANA Costume Contest Judged by OLIVIA Print E-mail

Pacific Media Expo 2006 and Avex are proud to sponsor the NANA Costume Contest judged by OLIVIA herself! The singing voice of Reira Serizawa from the hit anime NANA will be checking out if you're the best Nana Osaki, Nana Komatsu, Reira Serizawa, or even Ren! Come get dressed up and be in character! Just show up at Room Century AB on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 11:00 AM. No signups required! Are you OLIVIA's chosen one? Let's find out!

Reira Serizawa
Geneon Presents The Paradise Kiss Panel Print E-mail

They're young, they're gorgeous, they're the students of the Yazawa School of Design. Trendy fashion and torrid romance is the name of the game in "Paradise Kiss" from Geneon Entertainment. Hit the catwalk with anime fashion gurus Stephanie Sheh (Director of the English language dub) and DVD Producer Sawako Furuya, as they provide you with the latest runway news on this fresh and addictively entertaining anime series, along with insight on the production of the English language dub. Based on the internationally popular shojo manga of the same name by acclaimed creator Ai Yazawa (Nana, Gokinjo Monogatari), "Paradise Kiss" series features stylish animation, great theme songs and and some incredibly stunning gothic and lolita fashion designs. Following the panel will be a screening of the English language version of "Parakiss." (12 pm / Live Programming 2/Video 1)

Transformers Revealed Print E-mail

Are you excited to watch the live-action Transformers movie coming out in July 2007? Come and talk with fellow excited fans at the Transformers Revealed-The Transformers Documentary panel! 

Filmmaker Dahveed Kolodny-Nagy continues to delve into the Transformer Fan Phenomenon with The Transformers Revealed-The Transformers Documentary. Kolodny-Nagy traces the popularity of the robots in disguise back to their historic origins while revealing personal and provocative stories from some of the franchise's biggest fans. Preview clips will be shown from the project.

Drawing Characters in Paintchat Print E-mail

This workshop will be about creating characters in an anime-influenced style. It will give tips and tricks about working with color. The demo will be done in PAINTCHAT online. Paintchat is a program open to everyone with internet access. Best of all, it's a well-known Japanese product!

Random Ninjas Fan Panel Print E-mail
Did you know that Random Ninjas turns two on October 29, 2006? Yes! They've been rockin' out for two years! Celebrate this wonderful milestone with PMX's favorite ninja band! Bring lots of energy and ask the Ninjas anything you want you ask! Also, turn on your special ninja skills for surprise events at this panel!
Mothra vs. Gojira Original Japanese (Sub) Screening and Panel Print E-mail
Classic Media presents the original Japanese-language version with English subtitles in glorious Toho Scope.of Mothra vs. Godzilla. This screening will be followed by a panel discussion about the making of this film and its place within the timeline of Godzilla sequels. Keith Aiken and Steve Ryfle will provide some insight into the making of this film.

Airbender Track: Airbender Cosplay Gathering Print E-mail
Pacific Media Expo 2006 is proud to host the Avatar: The Last Airbender Cosplay Gathering! Meet fellow cosplayers dressed as your favorite Avatar character! Learn how they created their costumes, pose for pictures, and just have fun! 
Polynesian Dancers Print E-mail

Title: Polynesian Dancers
Presenter: Polynesian Paradise Productions
Description: Polynesian Paradise Productions brings to you beautifully choreographed dances from the Islands of Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand, and Tahiti.  Come watch beautiful dancers sway to songs of aloha.  Get ready for audience participation!


Panels and Workshops Print E-mail
PMX will have a full array of panels featuring guest speakers, industry insiders, and fan evangelists. 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 learn the inside story on how the industry works. Expect to see fan panels covering topics as diverse as Asian street fashion, running a fan website, animation cel collecting, costuming and much more.

General discussion: visit our Event and Panel Programming Forum.

 Panels workshop PMX

Asian Cinema Print E-mail
 The Asian film program at Pacific Media Expo is organized and sponsored by Cine-East.

Martial arts films have been revitalized by computer effects but gripping thrillers like the American remakes of Dark Water, The Grudge, and The Ring are opening doors to a whole new world of innovative filmmaking from Asian producers.

Hugely successful cult films like The Audition, Ichi the Killer, and Battle Royale keep pushing boundaries. See a mix of the hottest new films and modern genre classics.

See a list of films screening at PMX06.
Please check room locations for times.

The Voice Actors' Panel Print E-mail


Appearing at Pacific Media Expo / Sunday, October 29, 2006 only

Ever wonder what life is like for an anime voice actor? Do you want to find out how to break into the voice acting business? Ask our experienced panelists who have done character voices for successful anime shows such as Naruto, Dragonball Z, Bleach, FullMetal Alchemist, and more!

BLEACH (C) Tite Kubo/Shueisha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot

Adventures in Voice Acting Print E-mail

Bang Zoom! Entertainment will be hosting a panel, "Adventures in Voice Acting Panel" focusing on the behind the scene of producing English version of Japanese Anime, sneak preview of our documentary with voice actors actually titled as Adventures in Voice Acting, fun clips, and new project announcements.

Music Video and Short Film Festival Print E-mail
The PMX Music Video and Short Film Festival is an opportunity for young artists and filmmakers to show off their creative skills. This festival will feature an eclectic mix of music videos, short films, and independent animated clips.  Be sure to stop by to view the works of fresh and rising talent.

Music Video and Short Film Festival at Pacific Media ExpoThe submission period for the PMX Music Video and Short Film Festival is now closed.  Thank you to all our submitters! 

Origami Workshop Print E-mail
Title: The Fun of Origami Paperfolding
: Michael Ujin Sanders
: Origami has evolved far from mere traditional paperfolding. It is also entertainment, and has made the transition from children's craft into the realm of art. Through the wonders of paperfolding, one can always bring the childhood spirit out of people. Paper is all around us, and a blank page represents possibilities as infinite as human creativity itself. Learn how to transform the ordinary around you into works of entertainment and art at PMX.

Origami Workshop

Un-Birthday Party Print E-mail

The Un-Birthday Party is a special opportunity to meet one of the most influential figures of Gothic and Lolita culture. Novala Takemoto is an author and fashion designer but he is best known for the novel turned movie Shimotsuma Monogatari which was released in the United States as Kamikaze Girls. He has also designed clothing and accessories for labels such as BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT and Sanrio.

It is Novala Takemoto's un-birthday and it just so happens that this is also your un-birthday too! Through Cosplay Oneesan and Pacific Media Expo, you are invited to this exclusive event: to have a real-life face-to-face tea party with Mr.Takemoto himself. Due to the intimate nature of this event, seating is very limited and advance tickets must be purchased in order to attend. This is a "White Tie Lolita" event; dress codes will be enforced for all participants and observers (including press).

Please see Party Menu and Ticket Information if you are interested in attending this very special event.

Twisted Tea Party Print E-mail
Pacific Media Expo PMX Twisted Tea Party cosplay gothic lolitaThe Twisted Tea Party is where you and your team can strut your stuff in costuming and presentation skills. The goal of this event is simple: create a living exhibit of a Lolita Tea Party complete with backdrops, costumes, and props. It can be any genre, such as Sweet Loli, Guro Loli, Elegant Aristocrat, or invent your own. This is a great opportunity for all you budding costume, interior, and visual communication designers to combine forces, create a stunning exhibit, and add a very unique entry to your portfolios. Basic materials such as tables, chairs, and benches will be provided upon request, and we'll even foot the bill for transporting your scenery and props to/from PMX. There will be press coverage, and prizes for the overall best exhibits.

Anime Video Rooms Print E-mail
Full Metal Alchemist anime japanese animation cartoonIf you love anime, PMX is the place to be! We will have a video room dedicated to bringing you the best in anime representing the newest releases from both the US and Japan.
Karaoke Print E-mail

Pacific Media Expo PMX Japanese music karaoke singerPMX's Karaoke room keeps the crowds running away in horror and running back for more. Here is your chance to take your act out of the shower and onto the stage with a proper microphone! Sing along to your favorite C-pop, J-pop, J-rock, K-pop, OPM, or anime tunes. Bring your own CD or take a chance with our karaoke database of mystery.

General Open Mic Rules:
PMX Halloween Dance Print E-mail
PMX Presents: Descendents of Darkess
$10 cover charge for nonmembers.
FREE for PMX attendees

Looking for a place to feel the beat? That maid outfit of yours collecting dust in the closet? Then the PMX Halloween Dance is the place to be. Come in your favorite costume to the hottest all-ages dance spot for you to get your groove on. DJs will be playing the latest and greatest in techno, house and trance. Why sit in your room alone when you can be at the PMX Halloween Dance?

M3 Production will be spinning at the PMX06 dance. Be prepared for:

DJ Tw33k House, Progressive Hard Trance
DJ Per-V- Uplifting Trance
DJ Prawfit Hardstyle
DJ Oui-Ji Hip Hop, Top 40...and more

Collectively, the production crew has been featured at Grand Ave Club, Orion, Encounters, V20, Anime Expo 2004-06, Pacific Media Expo 2005, Anime-LA 2005 and the Century Club.

Meet Filipino Sensation Ranella and Def Jam Records Print E-mail

“I just want to sing,” Ranella Ferrer told her parents as soon as she was able to speak. From her first stage performance of “Somewhere Out There” at the age of 3, her passion and talent were undeniable. From that moment on, Ranella knew that she wanted to share her gift to the world, and dreamed of becoming the future “Asian Superstar”. At 13, Ranella left behind her native land, the Philippines and moved to America with a vision of pursuing her natural born talent. 

Since setting foot in this country, Ranella’s relentless hard work has paid off--creating not only a buzz but also a presence in the Los Angeles music scene.  Opening for such acts as Twista, Murphy Lee from Nelly’s camp, Aaron Hall (formally of Guy), and most recently Keyshia Cole at The Vault350 in Long Beach, this 5’ 5”, thick, curly haired exotic beauty has her own unique style plus a voice with an impressive 5 octave range. Her lyrics come straight from seeking life’s true essence of happiness, falling in and out of love, learning to deal with pain and rebelling from those emotions, taking you back to days when people were really singing about something.  It’s undeniable--that this girl has pop, soul and some funk rolled up in a package ready for delivery.

Ranella will be appearing on Sunday only at 5p.m. for a special introductory panel. Other Universal/Def Jam Records talents will join in the fun. 

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