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Recent News and Updates


// PMX News and Updates

September 1st, 2005
Twas the night before... PMX!
Exhibitor List updated.
Programming Schedule updated.
Attending Artists posted.
Attending Industry Members posted.
Attending Press Members posted -- more to come.

August 30th, 2005
CosFest page updated! CosFest Online Registration is now closed.

August 30th, 2005
Club PMX DJs and performances have been announced.

August 29th, 2005
A PMX Exhibit Hall Exclusive! Smorgasbord Productions unveils its new toy series, a set of three limited edition convention exclusive figures from the Mad Beanz! comic book series. Different figures will be available each day of the convention, and those who buy all three will be eligible for a fourth. Click here for more information.

August 27th, 2005
One week to go!
Exhibitor List updated.
Preliminary Programming Schedule updated.
Independent Film Festival Schedule posted.

August 25th, 2005
Online Registration is still available until August 31st!
Pre-registering saves you time in Registration and qualifies you for preferred line treatment. Click here for Registration information. (Note: Mail-in payments are no longer accepted; the last postmark deadline was August 20th.)

August 24th, 2005
More Updates!
Asian Cinema schedule available.
Preliminary Programming Schedule updated.
Warning: The schedules are subject to change. Please check back often for updates.

August 24th, 2005
DreamWorks Trailer Park special video presentation. Take a peek at DreamWorks SKG's upcoming slate. Highlights will include a behind-the-scenes look at "Wallace & Gromit - The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" (in theaters October 7th) and clips from "Casshern" (coming in 2006)!

August 22nd, 2005
Preliminary programming schedule posted! Click here to see it. Warning: The programming schedule is subject to change. Please check back often for updates.

August 22nd, 2005
Pacific Media Expo is excited to announce that Mr. Masaki Asai will be showcasing some of his model work in the Exhibit Hall.

August 19th, 2005
Pacific Media Expo is proud to welcome Mr. Koichi Ohata as its second Director Guest of Honor.
Mr. Ohata was the mecha designer for classics such as Gunbuster and Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack. His directorial career includes Blue Gender, MD Geist, and now the hit FUNimation series, Burst Angel.

August 18th, 2005
Frequently Asked Questions for Artists Market and Exhibitors have been updated.

August 17, 2005
PMX announces Dig Jelly and Lemon Drop Kick.

August 16th, 2005
Due to the wave of late-breaking updates and a potential future announcement, the Paid Pre-Registration deadline has been extended (again!) to August 20th. Register now!

August 16th, 2005
The updates just keep coming!
Asian Cinema program updated.
Exhibitor List posted.
Panels & Workshops updated.
Site Index created!

August 13th, 2005
Frequently Asked Questions for Artists Market and Exhibitors are now posted here.

August 8th, 2005
Pacific Media Expo is proud to welcome Mr. Seiji Mizushima as its Director Guest of Honor.
Mr. Mizushima has directed a number of hit shows including Dai-Guard, Slayers Next, Shaman King (seen on Fox's 4Kids TV), the Fullmetal Alchemist TV series (seen on Cartoon Network), and the Fullmetal Alchemist movie.

August 8th, 2005
First set of panel and workshop descriptions posted. Check out our new Live Programming page!

August 8th, 2005
After last year's smash hit "Iron Lolita" competition, we now bring you... the Twisted Tea Party, a table-dressing competition and photo opportunity event. Click here for details.

August 8th, 2005
The minimum age for Volunteering for PMX has been lowered to 16 years of age! Parental consent required for volunteers under age 18. See our Community page for more details.

August 5th, 2005
Pacific Media Expo is excited to announce music guests Kumiko Kato and Yousei Teikoku.

August 5th, 2005
Due to recent (and upcoming) guest announcements, we have extended the deadline for mail-in registration payments to August 15th. Register now!

August 3rd, 2005
Program Guide Ad Rates posted. The PMX Program Guide is a 40 page booklet given to all attendees. This year's guide will be jointly developed by Pacific Media Expo and Viz Media. For information about how to advertise in it, please see our industry page.

August 1st, 2005
Cosplay Festival Registration NOW OPEN!

July 31st, 2005
Exhibits information updated. Pacific Media Expo hosts a unique blend of dealers representing the best of Asian media and lifestyle. The Pacific Media Expo Exhibit Hall will be your one stop shop for everything around the Pacific Rim. Under one roof, you'll find exhibitors, professional wrestling, airsoft, the Gamers Lounge, Artists Market, and the Daisuke Moriyama Exhibit (hosted by the Gallery of Fantastic Art).

July 29th, 2005
Pacific Media Expo is proud to welcome Mr. Masaki Asai (APSY) as its Modeling Guest of Honor.
Mr. Asai has modeled for Volks, Heavy Gauge, Toytribe, and has sculpted many of anime's most enduring characters.

July 29th, 2005
Pacific Media Expo is honored to welcome Ms. Naoko Matsui as its Voice Actress Guest of Honor.
Ms. Matsui is one of the most prolific voice actresses in the industry. She has been cast in many well-known and well-loved anime series.

July 22nd, 2005
PMX is proud to announce music guests Corrinne May, Jane Lui, Kaila Yu and Next Phaze.

July 22nd, 2005
The city of Long Beach is almost completely sold out. For this reason, the Hyatt Regency Long Beach may not have any discount rooms available after Sunday, August 14th.

July 21st, 2005
Exhibit Hall information and Artists Market rules updated. Updated rules are in italics.

July 20th, 2005
The Pacific Media Expo Independent Film Festival features unbounded works that address Asian issues and culture, or the Asian artists themselves. A broad variety of artistic pieces will be screened throughout the festival. Read the guidelines and submit your films so that we receive them by August 15, 2005.

July 17th, 2005
Asian Cinema features posted. This is a preliminary list and more titles will be added soon, but all information is subject to change. The film program is organized by Cine-East.

July 10th, 2005
Ticket Reservation to see Rex Navarrete live at PMX is now available through PMX Registration! Each membership may optionally reserve a single ticket for $10 more. Reservations are confirmed in order of payment, not in online registration order, and reservation through pre-registration may be suspended or ended to prevent overselling of advance tickets. Standby tickets will be available at-the-door.

July 10th, 2005
PMX is pleased to welcome Rex Navarrete as its first (ever!) Comedian Guest of Honor! Mr. Navarrete is arguably one of the most successful Asian American comedians in the United States and we are honored to have him perform at our event. Rex will be performing two live shows exclusively for members of PMX, on Saturday and Sunday night at 7:00 PM in the Long Beach Convention Center, Room 104.

July 5th, 2005
Web Registration is being upgraded. General and Group Discount web registration will be unavailable for a few days. This is necessary to accomodate an upcoming announcement. We thank you for your patience.

June 30th, 2005
The PMX Artists Market is a feast for the eyes, ears and mind -- welcoming artists from all forms of media. Creativity knows no bounds as artists, writers, musicians and anyone who has felt the muses' touch will showcase their works in the Artists Market. Come feed your senses and feel inspired by the range and versatility of art! For details, click here.

June 30th, 2005
The Gallery of Fantastic Art (GoFA) is proud to host a display of artwork by PMX Manga Artist Guest of Honor Daisuke Moriyama. For more information click here.

June 30th, 2005
PMX will host the Heroes for Hope Charity Auction and collaborate with the Rinkya Japan Auction Service during the year, with proceeds going to the City of Hope pediatrics unit. For more information click here.

June 30th, 2005
We have added some press releases, promo items, and news coverage to our downloads page. Also, the banners are accompanied by convenient HTML fragments for easy linking. Thank you for supporting PMX!

June 30th, 2005
Complimentary Pass information for Press and Industry is now posted. Information for hosts and presenters of panels and workshops may be found in the Industry section.

June 29th, 2005
Airport Shuttle Information posted. Our Location page now has downloadable coupons for the SuperShuttle service.

June 29th, 2005
Volunteer for PMX! Help out and receive a refund of your membership fee. We are now accepting volunteers to help out with PMX duties. Go to the Community page for more details.

June 28th, 2005
Exhibit Hall map has been updated. See our exhibits page for details.

June 22nd, 2005
PMX is proud to announce music guests Thee Out Mods and PINE*am.

June 12th, 2005
Cosplay Festival information updated, including information about Cash Prizes and other awards.

June 8th, 2005
Cosplay Festival information is now posted. CosFest is our Official Cosplay Competition. Everyone is encouraged to attend this well-loved event! This will truly be a cosplay extravaganza, with great skits, special performances, and amazing costumes. Registration opens on August 1, 2005.

May 26th, 2005
PMX is proud to announce music guests Random Ninjas and Zoo Hero.

May 21st, 2005
Welcome to the new look of our website. We're sorry for the delay and we thank you for your patience. Please stay tuned for more updates!

May 5th, 2005
Registration deadline extended, website overhaul almost done!
We've been working on a complete overhaul of our website but it's not quite ready yet! Registration deadlines for May are extended to May 25th.

April 20th, 2005
Pacific Media Expo is pleased to welcome back Daisuke Moriyama as its Manga Artist Guest of Honor.
Mr. Moriyama is the creator behind the critically acclaimed and widely popular Chrno Crusade manga, now being distributed by AD Vision Comics. The Chrno Crusade anime has been a best seller in the United States and is also distributed by AD Vision.

March 27th, 2005
T.M.Revolution and Sony Music release a DVD, "T.M.Revolution SEVENTH HEAVEN T.M.R. LIVE REVOLUTION'04", featuring clips of his Pacific Media Expo concert and interviews and footage from the convention!

October 12th, 2004
Exhibitor Space Contract posted
The 2005 Exhibitor Space Contract is now available for download. We have extended the October deadline to the 20th so everyone can review it and get their booth requests in on time!
Please see our Exhibitor Information Page for details.

September 15th, 2004
Psycho Le Cemu releases DVD, "Psycho in USA - Live & Document", featuring PMX concert footage!

September 10th, 2004
PMX Goes To Long Beach, CA
We are pleased to announce that PMX will be moving to the scenic Long Beach Convention Center next year! Soak up the sun and surf in this growing city! Our intrepid staff is working very hard to bring you the Pacific Media Expo 2005.