Music Guest of Honor: haru

BLEACH anime song artist and j-rock soloist haru (from universe) will appear at PMX 2018 and Neko Con 2018 in a east-west coast collaboration with Chaotic Harmony!

haru from universe

As the vocalist for universe, haru’s overwhelming singing voice dazzled the crowd at the Lotte x Sony Music’s “Uta no Aru Gum Project” competition, beating out five thousand other people to win the grand prize. The single “Haruiro” (the song in the commercial for Lotte Ghana milk chocolate) was their major debut. Their second single “echoes” was used as the theme song for the Tokyo television anime “BLEACH”. haru was the first Japanese artist to ever release an official cover of U2’s “Vertigo”, and he has been expanding his overseas performances by appearing two years in a row at Anime Weekend Atlanta, as well as giving a show in front of 3,000 people at Berlin’s AniMaCo.

He has also garnered attention as the singer for the song used for MONSTER SUMMER!! Zettai Hansha Shugihen (Monster Strike (Monster) TV commercial).

haru from universe

During the summer of 2017, haru embarked on his first European tour as a soloist, performing a total of six shows in four countries, including Germany, France, Netherlands, and Belgium. In 2018, he returned to Europe twice more. The first time on tour visiting France, Belgium, and Italy where he attended Comicon and again in June 2018 to attend Magnificon in Poland. He is looking forward to doing more shows overseas and is excited to add Los Angeles and Virginia to his resume.

As PMX 2018’s Musical Guest of Honor, haru will perform both a live in concert and a special accoustic set, host a Q&A panel, as well as hold autograph sessions. Exclusive VIP packages for haru are available for PMX through Chaotic Harmony.

Special $20 VIP packages include:

  • Front of line privileges
  • 2-shot cheki with haru
  • Free poster
  • Front seats at the special acoustic concert

VIP Packages are limited so purchase yours today at:

http://www.chaotic-harmony.net/event-vip-packages

See haru’s special message to PMX 2018 and Nekocon guests!

Martial Arts Featured Guest: Lauren Mary Kim

Lauren Mary Kim is the faceless action hero that brings adrenaline to films and television.

Lauren has a strong handle on acting, combat training, and stunt work. She is known for her work on Marvel’s Iron fist Season 2 as DK (crane sister), Mile 22 (2018), Furious 7 (2015) and Great Wall (2016) and recently doubled as Elektra on Netflix’s hit series Defenders & Daredevil. She specializes in several fighting techniques including: Tae kwon do, Wushu, Silat, Filipino Martial Arts, Jeet Kune Do, and Capoeira.

Panel info:

Date: Saturday, 10/27/18
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Live Programming (LP1)
Glendale Ballroom 1-3

Lauren Mary Kim

 

Lauren Mary Kim

 

Win this year’s Masquerade!

Hey all!

You know you want to celebrate Halloween by winning one of these trophies and a cash prize!

All you have to do is sign up for PMX’s Cosplay Contest taking place on Saturday, October 27 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM!

Cash prizes and categories include:
Judge’s Award: $100
Performance Award: $250
Craftsmanship Award: $250
Best in Show: $500

Plus the winner of this year’s Masquerade will be rewarded the plaque above! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

To enter, visit our Cosplay Page and register today!

Comedy Hour with Jon Allen & Friends

Join us for an Hour of Comedy with Jon Allen & Friends featuring:

Jon Allen

2016 San Diego Film Award “Best Actor” nominee and winner of the 2014 “I’m Funnier Than” Comedy Contest, Jon has always had an interest in story-telling and making people laugh.In the world of anime he’s lent his voice to many unique characters, including Mori on “FLCL Progressive,” Alessi in “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure,” Zack in “Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans,” Binolt, Kazsule, and Number Zero on “Hunter X Hunter,” Edano, Takkeda, and Bandai in “Mob Psycho 100,” The MC in “Kakegurui,” and even the Pink Hat Guy in “Dragonball Z.” You may also have heard him as the voice of Jarvis, Smooth Jarvis, Rugged Jarvis, and H8 Squadder in “Pain” on the Playstation Network, which also included voice-overs from celebrities such as David Hasselhoff, George Takei, and Andy Dick. Other video game voice credits include such titles as “Warhammer Tactics,” “High Velocity Bowling,” “Jack Keane,” “Elvira’s Monster Stack ‘N Match,” and many others. On television he’s been seen in the series “The Ex-List” Comedy Central’s “My Profile Story,” “Know Your Meme,” “You Can Do Better” on truTV, and stars as Ryan Wyatt in the upcoming series “The Castmembers,” an episodic comedy series depicting the hi-jinks and struggles of working in a movie theater. In addition to his acting and comedy pursuits, Jon also regularly contributes to the world of pro-wrestling, currently performing as “Jonald Trump” on Freakshow Wrestling in Las Vegas, and as “Ricotta Flair” on WWE star Brian Kendrick’s comedic “Wrestling Pro Wrestling” in Los Angeles, CA. He also streams on the popular new app “Unlocked.”

Website: http://www.JonAllenComedy.com
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.Facebook.com/JonAllenVO
Twitter: @KingJonAllen
Instagram: @TheJonAllen

Julian Michael

Julian Michael is an incredibly likeable guy who says horrible things about everybody. A self-described “token minority,” Julian was on his way to becoming a Baptist minister before he discovered how hilarious and gay he is.

For the last 10 years, Julian has brought unfiltered laughter to audiences of all backgrounds, even though he fits in with none of them. In 2017. Julian signed with Uproar Records, the same label responsible for 12 Richard Pryor albums among other great works and recorded his live comedy album, Insert Token, to a standing ovation at the Comedy Underground in Seattle. It can be heard on Sirius XM (Kevin Hart’s LOL Radio and Raw Dog Comedy) and is available everywhere music is sold.

Julian recently made his big screen debut as a writer and performer in “Out on Stage: The Movie”, a feature film highlighting the diversity and talent within gay comedy. Optioned writer, stereotype buster, recovering acappella singer, Julian lures audiences in with his laid back style, then takes them on an unexpected but always hilarious journey.

https://www.doubleminorityreport.com
http://www.facebook.com/spokenbytoken
http://www.twitter.com/spokenbytoken
http://www.instagram.com/takenbytoken

Daniel Magden

Daniel Magden is a twenty one year old comic from Dallas Texas. In his three years of stand up, Daniel has performed at clubs and colleges throughout North Texas and Colorado, and has worked with several nationally touring headliners. Daniel is also unsure weather this bio should be in third person or not. If not, this would all sound like the ramblings of a narcissist, which there is no evidence that Daniel isn’t.

http://www.twitter.com/magdendaniel




Ryan Talmo

Ryan Talmo is an LA based comic. He has performed all over the United States, from bars to clubs. He has also recently finished recording his first Comedy Album “My Lymphoma”, where he battled blood cancer and performed around his illness. You can find him host and produce his weekly comedy show “Tarzana Underground” in the Valley and his monthly vlog “Talking Shop with Talmo”. He is the founder of Valley Jesus Productions which produces comedy shows, short films and local art that is located in the San Fernando Valley.
You can follow him on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/talmocomedy/

Industry Panel Time Location
Jon Allen & friends Sat, 10/27/18, 7:00 – 8:00 PM LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
Autographs Sat, 10/27/18, 8:00 – 9:00 PM AUTOGRAPHS, FOYER

AACC Guest: Kaitlyn Yang

At nine, Yang emigrated to the U.S. from China and was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, which leaves her wheelchair-bound. A graduate of USC’s animation program, Yang founded her own post-production company, Alpha Studios, in 2013 and has more than 40 credits to her name, including “Robot Chicken” and “Falling Skies.”

Forbes Magazine

Website: https://www.alphastudios.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaitlyny/

AACC Panel Time Location
UP NEXT: Finding Next-Gen Asian American Talent 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3

For the complete AACC Schedule click here.

AACC Guest: Tamlyn Tomita

Just as she’s graced the screen, Tamlyn graces Pacific Media Expo as a guest of Asian American Culture Con. As one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the world in 1991, the Filipino-Japanese American Actress has more than 100 film credits to her name with feature titles such as:

  • Allegra Aoki in The Good Doctor
  • Tamiko Watanabe in The Man in the High Castle
  • Noshiko Yukimura in Teen Wolf
  • Judge Carol Morrow in How to Get Away with Murder
  • Agent Shana Rollins in NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Ms. Suzuki in True Blood
  • Dr. Alice Crawford in Bones
  • Julia Chang in Glee
  • Dr. Ellen Yu in Days of our Lives
  • Miwako Nishizawa in Law & Order: LA
  • Jun Kazama in Tekken
  • Ishi Nakamura in Heroes
  • Kim Anderson/Kim Yamazaki in Eureka!
  • Giselle in General Hospital
  • Shen Xiaoyi in Stargate SG-1
  • Janet Tokada in The Day After Tomorrow
  • Jenny Dodge in 24
  • Waverly in the Joy Luck Club
  • Kumiko in the Karate Kid II
  • and so much more!
AACC Panel Time Location
BACK WHEN: Classics of Asian American Cinema 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3

For the complete AACC Schedule click here.

Industry Guest: Tara Sands

Tara Jayne Sands can be heard as over 50 characters in the original “Pokemon” dub, including Bulbasaur, Richie, Jasmine, Oddish, and Tori. Some other roles include:

  • Biscuit in “Hunter x Hunter”
  • Mokuba Kaiba in “Yu-Gi-Oh!”
  • Kari in “Digimon Adventure Tri”
  • Anna in “Shaman King”
  • Kombu Infinity in “One Punch Man”
  • Circe in “Generator Rex”
  • Young Jin in “Anohana”
  • Kippie in “Glitter Force”
  • Woodward in “Little Witch Acadeimia”
  • Karla in “Gundam Thunderbolt”
  • Yota in “Naruto”
  • Filia Ul Copt in “Slayers,”
  • Filia Ul Copt in “Slayers,”
  • Summer in “Barbie: Life in The Dreamhouse,”
  • and multiple roles in “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure,” and “Sailor Moon.”

She also provides narration on over 150 audio books and can be heard in the video games “Dead Island,” “Fire Emblem,” “Singularity,” “Final Fantasy,” and “Call of Juarez”among others.

For 2 years (over 100 episodes!), Tara was the on-camera host of Cartoon Network’s weekly Friday night lineup, appropriately titled “Fridays.” On “Fridays” Tara interviewed dozens of celebrities like Johnny Depp, George Lucas, Robin Williams, Charles Barkley and Daniel Radcliffe, and had more on-camera food fights than she cares to remember.

Website: www.tarasands.com
Twitter: @TaraSandsLA
Instagram: @TaraSandsLA
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tarasandstarasands
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0419760/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Industry Panel Time Location
“Anime Voice Acting” w/ Jon Allen & friends Sun, 10/28/18, 1:00 – 2:00 PM LP2, GLENDALE BALLROOM 4
Autographs Sun, 10/28/18, 2:00 – 3:00 PM AUTOGRAPHS, FOYER

For the complete Schedule click here.

Industry Guest: Jon Allen

2016 San Diego Film Award “Best Actor” nominee and winner of the 2014 “I’m Funnier Than” Comedy Contest, Jon has always had an interest in story-telling and making people laugh.In the world of anime he’s lent his voice to many unique characters, including:

  • Mori on “FLCL Progressive”
  • Alessi in “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”
  • Zack in “Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans”
  • Binolt, Kazsule, and Number Zero on “Hunter X Hunter”
  • Edano, Takkeda, and Bandai in “Mob Psycho 100”
  • The MC in “Kakegurui”
  • and even the Pink Hat Guy in “Dragonball Z”!

You may also have heard him as the voice of Jarvis, Smooth Jarvis, Rugged Jarvis, and H8 Squadder in “Pain” on the Playstation Network, which also included voice-overs from celebrities such as David Hasselhoff, George Takei, and Andy Dick. Other video game voice credits include such titles as “Warhammer Tactics,” “High Velocity Bowling,” “Jack Keane,” “Elvira’s Monster Stack ‘N Match,” and many others.

On television he’s been seen in the series “The Ex-List” Comedy Central’s “My Profile Story,” “Know Your Meme,” “You Can Do Better” on truTV, and stars as Ryan Wyatt in the upcoming series “The Castmembers,” an episodic comedy series depicting the hi-jinks and struggles of working in a movie theater.

In addition to his acting and comedy pursuits, Jon also regularly contributes to the world of pro-wrestling, currently performing as “Jonald Trump” on Freakshow Wrestling in Las Vegas, and as “Ricotta Flair” on WWE star Brian Kendrick’s comedic “Wrestling Pro Wrestling” in Los Angeles, CA. He also streams on the popular new app “Unlocked.”

Website: http://www.JonAllenComedy.com
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.Facebook.com/JonAllenVO
Twitter: @KingJonAllen
Instagram: @TheJonAllen

Industry Panel Time Location
“Anime Voice Acting” w/ Jon Allen & friends Sun, 10/28/18, 1:00 – 2:00 PM LP2, GLENDALE BALLROOM 4
Autographs Sun, 10/28/18, 2:00 – 3:00 PM AUTOGRAPHS, FOYER

For the complete Schedule click here.