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)
 
Home arrow Guests of Honor
Guests of Honor
PMX Guests of Honor

Pacific Media Expo is proud to host some of the most influential individuals in the realms of Asian animation, pop culture, music.

Announced as guests of honor for PMX07 are:
James Kyson Lee
Head Phones President
The Candy Spooky Theater
Voice actress Yukana
Director Hiroyuki Tanaka
Character designer and animator Takahiro Umehara
Voice actor Kenjiro Tsuda
Asuka and Maki of Angelic Pretty
LiN CLOVER
... and more to come!
 
James Kyson Lee

One day only. Sunday, November 11, 2007

PMX Pacific Media Expo James Kyson Lee Heroes Ando Masahashi

Join James Kyson Lee, "Ando Masahashi" from the hit NBC TV show Heroes, for an exclusive up-close and personal two hour focus panel where you can ask him questions about the show, being an Asian American actor, or his appreciation for community and anime! Hear directly from an insider about the current events in Hollywood and how it may relate to Heroes. An autograph session follows his panel.

 
Head Phones President

Performing Sunday, Nov. 11

head phones president j-rock jrock PMX Pacific Media Expo japanese pop j-pop jpop Music Live band Head Phones President will be live and in concert at Pacific Music Live, and will be attending a panel session and signing autographs at Pacific Media Expo.

Head Phones President appears by special arrangement with Pacifiction Records.

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The Candy Spooky Theater

Performing Friday, Nov. 9

the candy spooky theater j-rock jrock PMX Pacific Media Expo japanese pop j-pop jpop Music Live band Tainted Reality presents The Candy Spooky Theater live at PMX.

The Candy Spooky Theater will be live and in concert at Pacific Music Live, and will be attending a focus panel and signing autographs at Pacific Media Expo.

The Candy Spooky Theater appears by special arrangement with Tainted Reality.

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Yukana

Voice actress Yukana

seiyuu PMX Pacific Media Expo japanese Yukana Yukana will be participating at PMX in an autograph session and a focus panel.

Yukana has showcased her talents as Fumi Himeno and Mashiro Kazahana in "My-HiME", Tessa Testarossa in "Full Metal Panic," Kotoko in "Chobits," and Kanna in "Inu Yasha." Yukana has also voiced a notable role as CC (C2) in "Code Geass".

 
Hiroyuki Tanaka

Director Hiroyuki Tanaka

Claymore PMX Pacific Media Expo japanese Hiroyuki Tanaka Hiroyuki Tanaka will be participating at PMX in an autograph session and a focus panel.

Hiroyuki Tanaka has played an intricate role in direction of anime for many years. Hiroyuki Tanaka has served as director of "Claymore", assistant director of "Last Order: Final Fantasy" OAV, assistant director of "Cardcaptor Sakura", episode director "Ninja Scroll" TV, storyboards and episode director of "Chobits", and episode director of "Gokusen".
 
Takahiro Umehara

Character designer and animator Takahiro Umehara

Tenjho Tenge PMX Pacific Media Expo japanese Takahiro Umehara Takahiro Umehara will be participating at PMX in an autograph session and a focus panel.

Takahiro Umehara served as character designer and animator for "Tenjo Tenge", "Claymore" and "Dragon Drive". Takahiro Umehara also worked as key animator on the "Card Captor Sakura" movie, "Street Fighter II V TV", and "Street Fighter II" movie.
 
Kenjiro Tsuda

Voice actor Kenjiro Tsuda

Kenjiro Tsuda will be unable to attend PMX due to scheduling conflicts with a new anime project.

Kenjiro Tsuda will be participating at PMX in an autograph session and a focus panel.

Kenjiro Tsuda began his career in the anime industry in the mid 90s, voicing the character Atsushi Noda in the series "H2", and is currently considered one of the most popular voice actors in Japan. Most recently, he has starred as the voice of Byaku in "Kekkaishi" and Lambo in "Katekyo (Tutor) Hitman Reborn!" However, Mr. Tsuda is most proud of his work voicing the roles of Sadaharu Inui in "Prince of Tennis", and Seto Kaiba in the "Yu-Gi-Oh!" series.
 
Asuka and Maki of Angelic Pretty

Clothing designers Asuka and Maki of Angelic Pretty

Angelic Pretty Chief Designers Asuka and Maki began working for the brand in 2001 and 2003, respectively. Equally cute and talented, Asuka initially came to the company as their designer for knits ('cutsews'), bags, and accessories; Maki was originally hired as an illustrator while she attended vocational school. Both designers' duties and responsibilities have greatly increased since then and they've become two of the world's most respected authorities of the Lolita fashion industry. Their work is frequently seen at Lolita brand-related events and industry shows, as well as in various publications throughout Japan and abroad.

Under Asuka and Maki, Angelic Pretty has become an icon, defining what Sweet Lolita Fashion is by pushing the boundaries of typical 'traditional' Lolita with new color combinations, unique accessories, unconventional dress designs, and intricate custom-designed fabrics. They strive to bring Lolitas all over the world something different and new, yet still characteristic of the adorably cute fashion Angelic Pretty is known for.

See more information about Asuka and Maki in a translation of an interview from Street Mode Book.

Cosplay Oneesan Pacific Media Expo PMXAsuka and Maki of Angelic Pretty appears by special arrangement with Cosplay Oneesan.

Angelic Pretty designers asuka maki PMX

Asuka
Angelic Pretty designers asuka maki PMX
Maki
 
LiN CLOVER

Performing Saturday, Nov. 10

LiN CLOVER linclover j-rock jrock PMX Pacific Media Expo japanese pop j-pop jpop Music Live band LiN CLOVER will be live and in concert at Pacific Music Live, and will be attending a panel session and signing autographs at Pacific Media Expo.

LiN CLOVER appears by special arrangement with JapanFiles.com.

Join the facebook event for this concert.

Origin:
After touring and recording with various major artists in Japan, founding members Ren and Nao joined forces to pursue their own musical passions.

In 2002, they met successful solo artist Yuri at the AXIA auditions. After hearing her award-winning song "Nijindasuki," the three artists began working together on songs for a new band called LiN CLOVER.

JapanFiles.com LiN CLOVER played their premiere live performance in autumn of 2002, leading to their first sold-out single in only two weeks. Their second single and first album "LiN CLOVER" also met with great response from their fans. This gave the band the means to host the successful annual event called "INNER CRACK" to which they only invite bands of outstanding quality.

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2007 Pacific Media Expo
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