2 days of FUN!

Pacific Media Expo 2007
Veterans' Day
Holiday Weekend
November 9 to 11, 2007
Hilton Los Angeles Airport

News

June Raffle
Win a softbound Japanese script for the anime Claymore autographed by Takahiro Umehara, and 2 PMX 08 full badges! (June Raffle closed on 06.30.08) (06.20.08)

PMX 2008
PMX will be returning to the LAX Hilton during Veterans Day Weekend, November 7-9, 2008. (06.08.08)

May Raffle
Win an autographed DVD of Flash Point and Goodies from The Forbidden Kingdom! (May Raffle closed on 05.31.08) (05.16.08)

April Raffle
Win an autographed CD from the band The Slants! (April Raffle closed on 04.30.08) (04.24.08)

March Raffle
Win an Angelic Pretty poster, signed by Maki and Asuka! (March Raffle closed on 03.31.08) (03.24.08)

February Raffle
Win a DVD Box Set of the K-Drama series My Lovely Sam Soon, and 2 free memberships to PMX 2008! (February Raffle closed on 02.29.08) (02.21.08)

January Raffle
Win an autographed Thee Out Mods demo CD, and 4 free memberships to PMX 2008! (January Raffle closed on 01.25.08) (01.16.08)

Photo Album / '08 Pre-Reg
Myspace photo album has been posted! For returning members, we are offering November 11, 2007 ONLY a $20 special price on pre-registration for PMX 2008. (11.11.07)

Ragnaholics Unite!
The Ragnaholics forum is hosting a Ragnarok Online panel with special guests from the game. Saturday, Nov. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Pasadena Hollywood Gardens. Q&A, games, prizes and fun!. (11.08.07)

Anime Schedule Added
The detailed schedule grids have been updated. (11.07.07)

Anime consumes another
Kenjiro Tsuda will be unable to attend PMX due to scheduling conflicts with a new anime project. (11.06.07)

James Kyson Lee
James plays Ando on Heroes and will be appearing at PMX this year! (11.06.07)

K-Drama Track Expanded
The detailed schedule grids have been updated. (11.05.07)

PMX Facebook Event
Facebook users, please join our facebook event and invite your friends! (11.05.07)

Collin Chou
This martial arts movie veteran will discuss his career and talk about his latest project. (11.05.07)

A day with Spike Spencer
Voice Actor Spike Spencer educates and entertains all comers at his three panels on Sunday. (11.05.07)

Asian Food Challenge
Only the strongest stomach shall prevail! Rules, prizes, and sign-up information are here. (11.05.07)

OLIVIA auction is over!
The PMX06 guitar autographed by OLIVIA has been SOLD for 101,100 Yen! (11.05.07)

Programming Schedule
It's here! The grid schedules for programming are up on the Programming Page. (11.05.07)

Convention Hours
An overview of PMX convention hours has been posted to the home page. (11.04.07)

Live programming
Descriptions of the Panels and Workshops at PMX has been posted. (11.01.07)

Movies and drama
PMX announces the Asian Cinema and Korean Drama that will be shown during the convention. (11.01.07)

OLIVIA auction is live!
PMX is auctioning off a Roswell Rhoads Jackson custom electric guitar autographed by OLIVIA. (10.26.07)

Brunch tickets are OPEN!
Enjoy an elegant tea party while you watch a runway fashion show of Angelic Pretty's new Sweet Lolita fall collection. Details here. (10.26.07)

Concert ticketing
The policy for concert tickets have been posted in the Music tab. Performance dates have also been posted. (10.25.07)

Gothic lead
Cure Magazine and Anime Jungle are bringing MYM, lead vocalist of the Japanese Gothic rock band GaGaalinG for an autograph signing in the Exhibit Hall. (10.25.07)

CosFest signups
Registration for the PMX CosFest is now open. (10.23.07)

Pumping the phones
PMX adds Head Phones President to its music lineup. (10.22.07)

Artists signups
The Exhibits tab has been updated with information on how to sign up for Artists Market tables and Exhibit Hall booths. (10.22.07)

Scouting the area
The Location tab has been updated with information about nearby eateries and parking options. (10.22.07)

All dressed up...
The dress code for the Angelic Pretty Fashion Brunch have been posted. (10.19.07)

New tunes
Check out samples of music from The Candy Spooky Theater in the music player above. (10.16.07)

Bringing more music
PMX adds two more bands to its lineup: The Candy Spooky Theater and D&L. (10.15.07)

More hip-hop
Hip-hop crews Kaba Modern and Get Down Dolls will be participating in PMX's .pure furisuta event. (10.15.07)

Three more guests
PMX announces a trio of anime guests of honor: Voice actress Yukana, Director Hiroyuki Tanaka, and Character designer and animator Takahiro Umehara. (10.14.07)

Angelic Pretty designers
Information about Angelic Pretty designers Asuka and Maki have been added. (10.05.07)

Twisted Tea Party 2007
Information and rules for the Twisted Tea Party has been posted. (10.05.07)

The Slants to perform
Enjoy the dance/rock blend of The Slants. Clear your cache and check out their music samples on the streaming audio player above. (10.04.07)

OLIVIA guitar auction
The auctioning of the custom OLIVIA guitar will start Oct. 28. Stay tuned for more information. (10.03.07)

Fly to PMX
Take American Airlines to LAX and receive a 5% discount on your ticket. See our Location page for more information. (10.03.07)

Press, industry & panel registration available
Please see here for press and here for industry and panel reg. (09.27.07)

hip-hop dance exhibition
.pure furisuta is an evening of dance performances and an afternoon of workshops, featuring crews from Southern California. Special guest performance from one of So.Cali's #1 b-boy/hip-hop crews, Sickstep. (09.25.07)

Loli news
PMX announces the attendance of Angelic Pretty. Designers Maki and Asuka will be participating in a variety of events, including a brunch and boutique. (09.24.07)

Time extended!
We're extending the first registration deadline due to an imminent announcement. Take advantage of the pre-reg discount. Click to register for PMX. (09.20.07)

Thee Out Mods to perform
Local j-rockers Thee Out Mods join the PMX lineup and will be playing with LiN CLOVER. (09.18.07)

LiN CLOVER to perform
Japanese band LiN CLOVER will be attending PMX as performing guests of honor. Check out their music samples on the streaming audio player above. (09.15.07)

Volunteer for PMX
Spend a few hours each day helping out PMX and earn yourself free admission and maybe more. Click for more details. (09.13.07)

Weapons policy posted
The cosplay weapons policy is now online. (09.10.07)

Online registration is open
Register for PMX now! (09.06.07)

OLIVIA guitar auction
PMX and AVEX have joined to offer up a custom guitar signed by OLIVIA and her band. Win the guitar featured in OLIVIA's "Into the Stars" PV. Auction proceeds benefit aspiring Asian and Asian-American artists. (07.07.07)

Attention all students
PMX introduces a program that allows free admission for select officers of high school and college clubs. For more information, see our Community page. (07.26.06)

Location, location, location
The Hilton hotel is now taking reservations for PMX. Reserve now and secure the special PMX convention rate. See PMX's Location page for more details, or go straight to the Hilton's page specifically for PMX. (07.06.21)
 
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CosFest
Cosplay at Pacific Media Expo!
Pacific Media Expo PMX CosFest Cosplay costume competition

PMX CosFest!

CosFest is our Official Cosplay Competition!

Sunday, November 11th, 2007
4:00 PM - 6:15 PM, in Room LP2

Seating begins at 3:15 PM

Please note: The CosFest manager will be offline starting Thursday, November 8th. See everyone at the convention!

Everyone is encouraged to attend this well-loved event! This will truly be a cosplay extravaganza, with great skits, special performances, and amazing costumes.

Take it to the next level and enter the PMX CosFest and compete against your fellow fans for cash and prizes! Being in CosFest is simple and fun... just bring a CD of your favorite music, or pick from our collection, and strut your stuff on the stage!

We welcome costumes from J-Rock to J-Pop to Anime to C-Pop to Asian film, Asian animation, Asian comics, Asian-origin video games, or Asian music stars. We also welcome EGL (Elegant Gothic Lolita) and EGA (Elegant Gothic Aristocrat).

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR COSFEST IS NOW CLOSED! SORRY!
NOTE: We WILL be accepting registrations at the convention, however, so no worries!

Hall Cosplay

Visual Kei, GothLoli, Gaming, Manwha, Anime, Asian Cinema -- 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. HOWEVER, please be sure to read and follow the Weapons Policy (follow the Policies and FAQs link above) to ensure you have the best possible cosplay experience.

Any genre of cosplay is allowed for Hall Cosplay, but costumes must be suitable for all audiences. This convention is a family-friendly event, and there will be people of all ages present throughout the convention. Please keep this in mind when designing and choosing your costumes, and allow your common sense and good taste to prevail. Pacific Media Expo reserves the right to deem a costume as unacceptable and request the wearer make modifications as necessary.

 
CosFest Competition Guidelines
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Whether you are competing for the first time or have a long history with competition, it's always possible we are doing something different than you might expect. It is your responsibility to read the rules and make sure you understand them. It is also your responsibility ask questions if you are confused. We are here to help you. Let us know your questions and we will do our best to clarify. Please feel free to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with your questions and/or comments.

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CosFest Sample Judging Questions (Craftsmanship Awards)
Please note that this is a sample document and the judging process may not include everything listed below and/or the judges may decide to add to the following questions and observations.

We will compare your costume to the picture or pictures that you provide for us to note accuracy, theme, originality, etc.

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CosFest Participant Waiver Form
All participants must sign this required form to lock their entry into CosFest. Minors must fill out and sign the Minor Permission Form.
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CosFest Minor Permission Form
All minors (17 years of age and under) are required to fill out the following form with their parent and/or guardian to be admitted into CosFest.
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CosFest Craftsmanship Judging Form
This form is needed prior to your craftsmanship judging appointment. If you are interested in or have signed up for craftsmanship judging, please fill out this form.
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CosFest Contestant Timeline
 Friday, November 9th, 2007
 Time  Place  Description
 4:00pm to
 7:00pm
 Masq. HQ  Check-in &
 Music Submission
 
 Saturday, November 10th, 2007
 Time  Place  Description
 10:00am to
 6:00pm
 Masq. HQ  Check-in &
 Music Submission
 10:00am to
 12:00pm
 Masq. HQ  Craftsmanship Judging
 Slot #1
 12:00pm to
 2:00pm
 Masq. HQ  LUNCH BREAK
 (check-in only)
 2:00pm to
 6:00pm
 Masq. HQ  Craftsmanship Judging
 Slot #2
 
 Sunday, November 11th, 2007
 Time  Place  Description
  8:00am to
 10:00am
 Masq. HQ  Check-in &
 Music Submission
 8:00am to
 10:00am
 Masq. HQ  Craftsmanship Judging
 2:00pm LP2 Mandatory CosFest
 Meeting
 3:15pm
 LP2
 CosFest Seating Begins
 4:00pm to
 6:15pm
 LP2
 CosFest Competition
     
 
2007 Pacific Media Expo
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