Last updated: 12/05/12

PMX 2012 Press Assets


PMX 2012 Press Policy

The Pacific Media Association, host of Pacific Media Expo, is pleased to welcome professional and amateur press to the largest convention dedicated to Asian Media and Pop Culture in the United States. In the interest of further enhancing PMX for attendees and approved press, we are excited to introduce our revised press guidelines.
Read the policy:
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About Pacific Media Expo
America's first major media trade show dedicated to Asian-Pacific popular culture and entertainment, Pacific Media Expo (PMX) is an industry event sponsored by the Pacific Media Association. Pacific Media Expo 2012 will be held Nov. 9-11 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport. The show will feature honored guests, live performances, panel discussions, autograph sessions, Asian cinema and animation video rooms, art exhibitions and one of the country's only exhibit halls dedicated to Asian media and pop culture.

About Pacific Media Association
Pacific Media Association, a not-for-profit company, is dedicated to promoting the Pacific Rim's entertainment and media industries. PMA specializes in Asia's cultural exports, such as anime and manga, music and live entertainment, live-action television and films, and diverse cultural lifestyles, while building creative communities and promoting Asian awareness within the United States. PMA is the parent company of Pacific Media Expo. The Pacific Media Association is located in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Press Release Archive

Aniplex's Puella Magi Madoka Magica U.S. Cast Panel Comes to Pacific Media Expo 2012
Come join Pacific Media Expo 2012 as we welcome U.S. voice actresses Lauren Landa, Christine Marie Cabanos, Cristina Vee, Sarah Williams, and Marianne Miller. As the cast of Aniplex's Puella Magi Madoka Magica, these talented ladies will be hosting an Industry Press Panel at Pacific Media Expo 2012.
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Announcing the Return of the Anime Music Video Contest at Pacific Media Expo 2012
Anime has progressed and so has fan art. With the availability of high quality video editing software and low cost hardware, Anime Music Videos are equaling professional editing quality as last year's PMX 2011 AMV "Best Action" winner displays (Warning these are amazingly imaginative beautifully composed violently graphic scenes. Anime is not just for kids.):
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Billboard Charting Singer-Songwriter Ryan Stylez to Make a Special Appearance and Autograph Session at Pacific Media Expo 2012
For one day only on Saturday, November 10th, singer/songwriter Ryan Stylez will make an appearance for Pacific Media Expo 2012 at the LAX Hilton. He will be participating a panel from 5 to 6 p.m. and will have a community table to promote his latest works. Come meet and take pictures with one of the West Coast's biggest rising Pop Stars and be one of the first to hear his new radio single featuring Ray J!
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Filipina Fashion Designer dolldelight Returns to Pacific Media Expo 2012
Filipina Asian street fashion designer dolldelight returns as an industry guest at Pacific Media Expo on November 9-11, 2012 at the LAX Hilton. dolldelight will be selling clothing and accessories at the Pacific Media Expo Artist Market throughout the convention. She is also scheduled for a panel and workshop with her fans, and a press conference.
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Japanese Rock Band Moon Stream to Appear at Pacific Media Expo 2012
For the first time, Moon Stream will perform in Los Angeles at Pacific Media Expo 2012. Moon Stream will be in concert at Pacific Music Live 12 on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10. Immediately following their concerts, Moon Stream will be available for autograph sessions, as well as a focus panel, photo sessions, and more throughout PMX 2012.
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Legend of Korra, Hook Actor Dante Basco to Appear at Pacific Media Expo 2012
Filipino-American actor Dante Basco will appear at Pacific Media Expo (PMX) for one day only on Sunday, November 11, 2012. Mr. Basco will be at PMX to promote his latest movie Hang Loose. He is also scheduled for a press conference and an autograph session exclusively for PMX attendees.
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Martial Arts Tournament, Way of the Stick and the Blade, and the First Annual Brazilian Jui-Jitsu tournament, White Out, To Hosted at Pacific Media Expo 2012
The Pacific Media Expo (PMX) Martial Arts Program will exclusively showcase disciplines from the Phillipines and Brazil through two tournaments, Way of the Stick and Blade: Tournament of Filipino Martial Arts and White Out!, PMX's first Brazilian Jui-jitsu white belt-only tournament. Workshops in Capoeira, Brazilian Jui-jitsu, and Yaw-yan Filipino Kickboxing will also be offered.
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Martin Billany AKA LittleKuriboh announced as a Pacific Media Expo 2012 Panelist
Pacific Media Expo 2012 welcomes Martin Billany (aka LittleKuriboh) as one of its special Industry Guests. He will be hosting a Fan Panel whose time and location is still to come.
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Masumi Kanoh, Lolita Fashion Designer to Appear as Fashion Guest of Honor at Pacific Media Expo 2012
Masumi Kanoh, designer for one of the largest Japanese Lolita fashion brands, Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, will be Pacific Media Expo's Fashion Guest of Honor. Always adoring the Lolita style, Ms. Kanoh began designing her own Lolita headwear while she was in school. Later, Ms. Kanoh went to school to study fashion. Eventually, she went on to design classical and princess motifs for Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, the first internationally-established Lolita brand. Masumi Kanoh will appear at a Q&A panel and a special ticketed event.
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Pacific Media Expo 2012 Final Press Release
This weekend, November 9 to 11, Pacific Media Expo 2012 hosts three straight days packed with popular Asian-Pacific culture at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel.
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Pacific Media Expo 2012 Anime Guest of Honor- Mamoru Yokota
Pacific Media Expo 2012 is proud to announce Mamoru Yokota as this year's Anime Guest of Honor. Mr. Yokota will be participating in a focus panel and autograph session. This will mark his first ever appearance at Pacific Media Expo.
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Pacific Media Expo 2012 Musical Lineup- Moon Stream, Psycho Bando, Stephanie Yanez, and Lolita Dark
Japanese music veterans, a 3D completely computer generated virtual idol, and elaborate costumes, is just a glimpse of what these acts bring to the stage.
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Pacific Media Expo Presents the L.A. County Fair's Asian Festival's Cosplay Runway
Pacific Media Expo will be producing the L.A. County Fair and Asian Festival's Cosplay Runway held on Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30, 2012. This halfhour showcase, from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm, will feature cosplayers dressed in the latest anime characters for attendees of the L.A. County Fair.
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Power Rangers Samurai To Be Featured at Pacific Media Expo 2012
The Power Rangers are coming! Power Rangers return to PMX to promote Power Rangers Samurai! The featured Rangers appearing at PMX are Alex Heartman (Jayden/Red Ranger), Steven Skyler (Antonio Garcia/Gold Ranger), Najee De-Tiege (Kevin/Blue Ranger), and Hector David, Jr. (Mike/Green Ranger). The cast of Power Rangers Samurai will be at PMX for one day only on Sunday, November 11, 2012.
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The 3D Virtual Performer, Hatsune Miku, to sing live at Pacific Media Expo 2012
Happy Disappearance Day! It's been five years since Hatsune Miku was taken down and returned to the Internet. Two weeks after her program was released, the popularity of the vocaloid program on the Japanese Internet had reached such a heightened frenzy that Google and Yahoo Japan began blocking the keywords "Hatsune Miku". The enormous traffic the search engines received for the keywords was mistakenly believed to be spam. Outcries about the "disappearance of Hatsune Miku" had been so loud, hours later Google and Yahoo would officially apologize and restore her back to the Internet. Thankfully, she was returned and is going to perform live at PMX 2012!
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Tsuyoshi Nonaka- Mecha Designer Industry Guest at Pacific Media Expo 2012
For the second year in a row, Tsuyoshi Nonaka will be a guest at Pacific Media Expo 2012 at the LAX Hilton. Mr. Nonaka will be meeting his fans at PMX's Artist Market and participating in a focus and press panel.
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Media Kits and Images

Please note: Images may not be archived and are provided as a courtesy for PMX promotion only. They remain the property of the original owners. All requested cutlines must be cited for usage and placed near the image(s). The image(s) may not be altered or manipulated beyond normal enhancements.

PMX and PMA 2012 Media Kit [ link coming soon ]
Includes: General overview, contacts, marketing, research and more.
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