PMX2016: Pacific Media Expo 2016 Is This Weekend

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Pacific Media Expo 2016 is happening this weekend, November 11th - 13th at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Pacific Media Expo 2016 is happening this weekend, November 11th - 13th at the Pasadena Convention Center. Be sure to pre-register online for a faster check-in when you arrive.

This year's Guests of Honor include:

  • Hitomi of the leading Japanese maid café, @home
  • Ms. Mari Nakamura, the head designer of the Japanese Classic Lolita brand Juliette et Justine
  • Masashi Kudo, the Anime Character Designer & Director. Works include Bleach, Hayate the -Combat Butler, Survival Game Club, Ikkitousen: Extravaganza Epoch, and more.
  • Mamoru Yokota, Anime Director and Producer whose works include Death Note, Naruto Shippuden, Macross Frontier, Air Movie, Magical Kanon, and Kanon TV, to say the least.

Featured and Industry Guests include:

  • Singer Stephanie Yanez, who will be giving a special performance
  • The (in)famous Octopimp of 50% Off
  • Kiff Vandenhuevel (Voice Actor)
  • Valerie Arem (Voice Actress)
  • Corina Boettger (Voice Actress)
  • Joe Ochman (Voice Actor)
  • Cindy Robinson (Voice Actress)
  • Ezra Weisz (Voice Actor)
  • Bob Klein (Voice Actor)

Special Events are:

  • Guest of Honor Panels and Autograph Sessions
  • Tea Party in honor of Fashion Guest Ms. Mari Nakamura
  • Famous PMX Fashion Show
  • Hitomi Concert
  • Stephanie Yanez Concert
  • PMX Dance featuring Djs Tw33k, Friday, Tory Trajec, DJ Xonik, DJ Ouiji
  • Kumite: Kickboxing Tournament
  • Way of the Stick and the Blade: Filipino Martial Arts Tournament
  • Anime Music Video Contest 2016
  • Speed Dating
  • And more

In Fashion Programming:

  • Marvelous Menagerie Tea Party + Pass
  • PMX 2016 Fashion Show
  • Fashion specific Panels & Workshops

In Anime and Video Programming:

  • Anime Music Video Contest 2016
  • Anime in our Video Lounge provided by Crunchyroll

In Cosplay:

  • Various Cosplay Gatherings - RWBY, Ace Attorney, Naruto, Fire Emblem and more
  • Hall Cosplay
  • Cosplay Lounge
  • Special Photoshoot Area
  • CosFest Masquerade, PMX's official Cosplay Competition

In Panels & Workshops:

  • Chillin’ With Voice Actors, Featuring Kiff Vandenhuevel, Valerie Arem, Corina Boettger, Joe - Ochman, Cindy Robinson, Ezra Weisz, and Bob Klein, hosted by Jeff Burns
  • Featured Guest: Octopimp of 50% Off
  • KPOP 101 ~
  • J-Pop v K-Pop Interactive Panel
  • Workshop: Bartitsu – Martial Arts for Gentlemen
  • Get to Know Your Creepers/Trolls/Bullies 101
  • Love & Justice: The Many Lifetimes of Sailor Moon
  • IDOL Is BiS: A Guide to Japan’s Most Extreme Pop Group (18+)
  • VKEI Today: Visual Kei In The New Millennium
  • Captain’s Savvy Singalong Crew
  • Love Live: Make your Dreams Come True ~ Navigating the Love Live Fandom ~
  • And more

In Games:

  • Console Gaming Room
  • Various Exhibitions and Tournaments
  • Pump It Up Exhibition and Panel

In Shopping:

  • Artists Market
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Swap Meet (flea market style)
  • Fashion Boutique
  • Fashion Only Artists Market
  • PMX Fashion Night Market–a Swap Meet
  • Expansive Asian Fashion Boutique (mentioned above)

For more information about Pacific Media Expo 2016 visit:


About Pacific Media Expo:
As America's first major media trade show dedicated primarily to Asian-Pacific popular culture and entertainment, Pacific Media Expo (PMX) is a distinguished industry event sponsored by the Pacific Media Association. PMX strives to create an eclectic community where artists, industry, and fans can freely learn, experience, and express the very best of Asian-Pacific popular culture.

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