All posts/pages created for 2020

Gaming Panel: Intro to LARP

Gaming Panel: Intro To LARP

About Rachel Judd

Rachel Judd has been involved in roleplaying games for over several decades, and larping for just a little bit less. She currently does things with words and games, working as a writer and editor for companies like Onyx Path Publishing, By Night Studios, and Mighty Narwhal. She believes strongly in the power of game and story to help us grow, change our perspectives, and make our lives better.

About Ev Schauer

Ev has written and organized larps since 2011, starting with developing a GM-less larp system for the Roleplaying Games Club at UCI. She regularly participates in a variety of larps and organizer events, including academic larp talks. Ev is also one of the organizers of the CozyLarp LA group, and is a regular GM at Strategicon.

About Jill Barndt

Jill Barndt is Japanese historian and has a self-proclaimed Master’s degree in anime. She has been involved in the LARP community for most of her life, starting in anime LARPs as a teen and now in several SoCal area games.

Panel Description

Live Action Role-Playing, or LARP, is a unique way to experience a game. Rather than sit around a table, huge groups of players get together and physically act out the story. It’s a combination of roleplay and improvisational theater. LARPs can be theatrical, parlor-style games focused on fictional politics (such as Vampire: the Masquerade), or dusty ‘boffer’ events in which players swing foam swords at each other (like Amgtgard or SOLAR). In Sweden and other parts of Europe, art LARPs aim to deliver tailored, emotionally-charged experiences. Some games have global reach, others are more locally focused. This panel aims to tell prospective new players how to prepare for their first LARP, and give prospective game runners advice in starting up their own troupes.

Come and see Rachel Judd, Ev Schauer, and Jill Barndt during PMX weekend, November 21 & 22.

Panel Details

The panel will be streamed live on Twitch on Sunday, November, 22, 2020 at 2PM. Questions will be accepted during the live stream through chat.

Gaming Panel: Intro To LARP
Sunday, November 22
  • Time
  • Sunday, November 22
    2PM – 3PM
  • Gaming Panel
  • “Intro To LARP”
    with Rachel Judd, Ev Schauer, and Jill Barndt
  • Location
  • Twitch

Social Media Links

Rachel Judd
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Stolen_Fire
Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/stolen_fire
StartPlaying.Games: https://startplaying.games/game-master/rachel

Ev Schauer
Website: https://cozylarp.wordpress.com/

Jill Barndt
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kyjin

Gaming Panel: Anime For TTRPG

Gaming Panel: Anime For TTRPG

About Steven Pope

A self-described anime fiend and RPG explorer, Steven writes for geeky publications around the web when he’s not running narrative-driven games. He currently GMs New Pantheon: Academia on the Saving Throw Show Twitch channel.

About Eric Reichert

A role-player, improviser, streamer, and player/producer on New Pantheon: Academia as Lenny on the Saving Throw Show Twitch Channel.

About Cory Burns

He’s the creator of the Over Arms RPG system, which is heavily influenced by JoJo and Persona anime. He currently runs Rookie Jet Studios.

Panel Description

Learn how to bring the style, content, and themes of popular anime into the sandbox like environment of a tabletop RPG. We’ll talk about different RPG systems and how you can ultimately bring the tropes of the anime sub genre into an RPG

Come and see Steven Pope, Eric Reichert, and Cory Burns during PMX weekend, November 21 & 22.

Panel Details

The panel will be streamed live on Twitch on Sunday, November, 22, 2020 at 1PM. Questions will be accepted during the live stream through chat.

Gaming Panel: Anime For TTRPG Panel
Sunday, November 22
  • Time
  • Sunday, November 22
    1PM – 2PM
  • Gaming Panel
  • “Anime For TTRPG”
    with Steven Pope, Eric Reichert, and Cory Burns
  • Location
  • Twitch
Developing a Visual Novel Game From Scratch

Developing a Visual Novel Game From Scratch

Presented by Nochi Studios, building a game from the ground up can seem like an unachievable task, but anything is possible with the right tools at your disposal! This panel will give you a chance to learn about the many aspects of game development and even ask your burning questions to our diverse team!

Panel Overview

Anybody can develop a visual novel game if they know where to start: All it takes is an idea. Nochi will be sharing our story starting from the very beginning, discussing topics like ideation to validation, how we took that idea and made it into a full-fledged game, and the many roadblocks we faced along the way. Our goal is to fit the theme of indie gaming to encourage people to create something from their ideas. Four of our team members (from various roles) will be present to give insight into the development process. This will also help demonstrate the many varying components and people who are vital to making a visual novel project possible.

Industry Panel: Saturday, November 21
  • Time
  • Saturday, November 21
    2PM-3PM
  • Industry Panel
  • “Developing a Visual Novel Game From Scratch”
    presented by Natalie Fang, Alexandra Mejia, Chloe Smith, Jonathan Liu.
Cosplaying: Building A Safe and Happy Community For All

Cosplaying: Building A Safe and Happy Community For All

Taking a deeper look into the cosplaying community, panelists share their experiences and discuss their favorite parts of cosplaying while also looking into areas that could be improved or aren’t being mentioned enough. Striving towards helping to keep cosplay a safe, fun, and inclusive environment for all, panelists share their recommendations and insights with the audience while also giving their own unique takes and perspectives on any questions that the audience might ask.

Come and see Shou, Dinny, FoxRots, Gelo, Ithileryn, and Solibeau during PMX weekend, November 21 & 22.

Aid for the Philippines

Given the recent damages done to select communities caused by Typhoon Ulysses in the Philippines, these 6 cosplayers would like to provide support those affected by the typhoon.
To donate, click here: https://www.kayanatin.ph/donate/

About Shou (host)

Shou is a professional health, wellness, & fitness coach, fashion model, entertainer, motivational speaker, stage host, and cosplayer. He is most notably known for his cosplay portrayals of Dio Brando from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Tengen Uzui from Kimetsu No Yaiba, and Iida Tenya from My Hero Academia.

He believes that the best thing about cosplaying is that it’s something that everyone can enjoy. He has dedicated himself to being an advocate for positivity and to help change the lives of anyone that he meets. “If we all do our part, then we can make our communities and the world a better and more positive place for all.” Striving for positive impact always, his favourite quote is, “Think positive, and positive things can happen!”

Cosplaying over 20 characters since 2017, he has appeared in several articles on WhenInManila.com for his cosplay portrayals, and has attended numerous conventions professionally in cosplay booths including Cosplay Matsuri (2018 & 2019), Cosplay Carnival (2019), & Cosplay Mania (2019) to name a few. He has attended more than a dozen events in an official capacity as either a cosplay host, cosplay guest, or cosplay booth vendor.

About Dinny

Dinny Grayson is a non-binary full-time cosplayer and artist from the Philippines. They have been cosplaying for over 6 years and have travelled around the country and Asia serving as a cosplay guest, judge, and panelist in various events. They have also worked as a character actor for companies such as Netflix and Warner Brothers and has held panels and workshops on makeup application, wig-styling, costume creation, and cosplay life.

Dinny believes that absolutely anyone can cosplay. They strive to contribute empathy, positivity, and acceptance within the community and believe that through sharing their own cosplay experiences, others can realize that cosplay can have a positive impact in one’s life.

About FoxRots

Fox is a cosplayer, host, and rookie radio DJ on 99.5 playfm. She has done professional cosplay and character acting for companies like Warner bros., Netflix, HBO, and Robinsons, and Ayala Malls. Her most notable cosplay appearances are that for Captain Marvel, Sombra from Overwatch, and Arya Stark from Game of Thrones.

Fox cosplays characters from movies, TV shows, comic books, video games and other western media, but does not shy away from the occasional Anime cosplay. She’s an artist from the Philippines but she might actually just be a woodland creature in disguise.

About Gelo

Gelo Grayson has been cosplaying for 6 years and has been running Gelo Grayson Props to create props and costumes for other cosplayers for 4 years. He has learned and continues to  learn the best techniques and methods in creating some of the most accurate cosplay props in the Philippines.

He enjoys teaching how he creates his props online and he is also credited as a cosplay judge and cosplayer worksop instructor for local conventions.

About Ithileryn

Ithileryn is an award winning and published cosplayer, costumer, and craftswoman from Fort Worth, Texas. Since the beginning of her cosplay career in 2018, she has hand-made, tailored, and modeled dozens of costumes, foam-crafted her own props, won first in her category at her first cosplay competition, and has been featured in many reputable online cosplay journals, including the cover of Creative Cosplay Magazine’s upcoming Avatar issue.

Her most notable cosplays are Elizabeth Comstock from BioShock and Jinx from League of Legends, however she has popular cosplays from many sources, including anime, film, television, cartoons, comics, and videogames. She specializes in sewing, patterning, makeup, and wig styling, and is her own self-taught photographer. She is known for screen-accurate makeup transformations and capturing the physicality of each character, bringing them to life.

Through social media posts and TikTok videos, she utilizes her background in the professional dance world and her love for providing comedic and encouraging content to motivate and inspire many fellow creators in the community, as well as her audience. Ithileryn has made her rounds to almost every convention located in central Texas, as she enjoys interacting with her local community personally. Although she was unable to appear as a cosplay guest at multiple cancelled conventions this year, she is looking forward to her guest appearances next year, online appearances, and more!

About Solibeau

Solibeau is a costume designer, cosplayer and multimedia artist from the Philippines. She started sewing commissions when she was 15, and has been doing that as a full time job since 2017. She mostly works with fabric, but often ventures to prop making and set design.

Come and see Shou, Dinny, FoxRots, Gelo, Ithileryn, and Solibeau during PMX weekend, November 21 & 22.

Panel: Cosplaying: Building A Safe and Happy Community For All
Saturday, November 21
  • Time
  • Saturday, November 21
    9PM – 11PM
  • Panel
  • “Cosplaying: Building A Safe and Happy Community For All”
  • Location
  • Twitch/Facebook Live
Intro to Note Reading Workshop

Intro to Note Reading Workshop

Amie Ma is an active freelance clarinetist and instrumental music educator in the Southern California region. She has performed in the Symphonic Winds of the Pacific, Orange County Wind Symphony, Southern California Philharmonic, Brendan Eder Ensemble, and the Stratus Chamber Orchestra. Amie has taken the stage at diverse venues around Los Angeles, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the El Rey Theatre. She currently teaches instrumental music in public education.

Workshop Description

Take part in a free workshop with professional musician Amie Ma. She will be instructing an introduction workshop to note reading and sheet music reading. The workshop will be streamed live on Twitch on November, 21, 2020 at 10AM Pacific time.

Tip Jar

Show your appreciation for Amie Ma’s hard work by giving her a tip! Tipping is highly encouraged, and heavily appreciated.  

t.ly/bHaL

 

Workshop: Saturday, November 21
  • Time
  • Saturday, November 21
    10AM-11AM
  • Workshop
  • “Intro to Note Reading and Sheet Music Workshop”
    by Amie Ma, Clarinetist.
Cosplay Life Drawing Workshop hosted by Model Drawing Collective

Cosplay Life Drawing Workshop

Join us for PMX’s first ever Cosplay Life Drawing Workshop, all from the comfort of your own home! Life drawing workshops are an amazing resource to work on your drawing fundamentals, and are quintessential to strengthening your figure drawing skills. If you’ve never attended a life drawing workshop before, now is your chance! Our amazing model, Red Rabbu, will hold various poses for a certain amount of time (see session breakdown below). All you have to do is draw her!

We want to see your art from the workshop! If you post your sketches onto social media, don’t forget to tag us. Your art might even be featured by PMX!

Twitter: @PacificMediaXpo
IG: @Pacificmediaexpo
Facebook: @Pacificmediaexpo

Session Breakdown

10 poses, 2 minutes for each pose
Break: 5 Minutes
6 poses, 5 minutes for each pose
Break: 5 Minutes
3 poses, 10 minutes for each pose
Break: 5 Minutes
1 pose: 20 Minutes

Tip Jar

Show your appreciation for Red Rabbu’s hard work by giving her a tip! Tipping is highly encouraged, and heavily appreciated.  

https://ko-fi.com/redrabbu

About Model Drawing Collective

Model Drawing Collective is a project spearheaded by Lisa Dosson along with other artists and models, to create safe, welcoming and inclusive spaces. MDC provides Life Drawing sessions for people with an interest in animation, storytelling and fine arts. Thanks to the collaboration with different animation studios and independent spaces, MDC hosts sessions across the Los Angeles area. Whether it’s a private event or open to the public, the mission remains consistent:  Empowering models, inspiring artists. 

Visit our free online sessions at: https://www.facebook.com/ModelDrawingCollective
IG: https://www.instagram.com/modeldrawingcollective/

About Red Rabbu

Professional anime artist and cosplayer, because it’s not enough to just draw the anime girl, I had to BE the anime girl too! I’ve been a freelance artist and art model for a solid decade and still going!

Social Media:
IG: https://www.instagram.com/redrabbu/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/redrabbu

 

Panel: Sunday, November 22
  • Time
  • Sunday, November 22
    6PM-8PM
  • Workshop
  • “Cosplay Life Drawing Workshop”: K/DA Akali
    hosted by Model Drawing Collective.
Kiyo Tanimoto is appearing at PMX 2020.

Featured Cosplayer: Kiyo Tanimoto

Kiyo discusses his knowledge and experience in the realm of health & wellness by sharing his fitness journey to the audience and the methods to transform themselves into their ideal nutritional states.

Kiyo shares this discussion with Shou 翔 (Shou Cos) to provide the audience knowledge on developing healthy eating habits, balancing blood sugar levels, finding the right diet to fit the person, how to effectively read food nutritional labels, and more.

In addition to a healthy lifestyle, the importance of a healthy mindset is also discussed among the two cosplayers, as well as methods to develop and train a stronger mind so that any goal is accomplishable. Both Kiyo and Shou also share various fitness tips and exercise routines ideal for a beginner, intermediate, as well as an advanced fitness enthusiast.

Join Kiyo in this discussion with Shou 翔, a professional health, wellness, & fitness coach, fashion model, entertainer, motivational speaker, stage host, and cosplayer.

About Kiyo

Kiyo’s career lies in the software industry by profession, but takes on other creative paths such as photography, cosplay, fashion modeling, life coaching, and acting outside of it. He is most notably known for his cosplay portrayals as Shirogane “Shiro” Takeshi from Netflix’s Voltron, Hanzo Shimada from Overwatch, and Young Jiraiya from Naruto.

He’s a very big advocate for health and fitness in the cosplay community. Kiyo created a popular challenge in the community called “Cosplay Body Challenge” most recognized with the tag #cosbodchallenge back in early 2018. In his words he shares, “I created this challenge to promote self-positivity to those in the community with their fitness goals, by sharing the experience with others by taggings friends and anyone else, for a ‘collective’ goal-oriented effort. It’s a fun way of creating your own community to work out together, while striving to achieve your fitness goals.”

In 2017 he picked up his first camera and worked nonstop to learn the ways of the photographer. He’s worked with a lot of well known cosplayers behind the lens since then, eventually gaining a lot of interest to become a cosplayer himself. Kiyo has attended numerous conventions, mostly working professionally as a photographer. However, he’s known to also be in his cosplay while working the camera.

This is Kiyo’s first time hosting a panel, and in his words he says, “I’m really looking forward to speaking with you all. Let’s have a great time!”

Come and see Kiyo during PMX weekend, November 21 & 22.

Panel: Getting In Shape For Cosplay: Balancing your health, mental wellness, and personal fitness
Saturday, November 21
  • Time
  • Saturday, November 21
    7PM – 8PM
  • Panel
  • “Getting In Shape For Cosplay: Balancing your health, mental wellness, and personal fitness”
    hosted by Shou.
  • Location
  • Facebook Live
Timora Talks featuring DaizyStripper at PMX

Timora Talks feat. DaizyStripper (presented by Chaotic Harmony)

DaizyStripper was formed in March 2007. Their songs have resonated with their listeners for many years, and the emotions they capture in their performances have contributed to their longevity. Their songs regularly hit the Oricon charts in their genre. Their 9th single, Setsubou no Freesia, was used as an ending song for Yu-gi-oh ZEXAL in 2011.

DaizyStripper is no stranger to performing overseas. They attended Animethon in Canada and Otakon in the USA. In a genre where bands often break up quickly, DaizyStripper has remained a strong unit for over thirteen years. Their songs are high energy and upbeat, and their aesthetic is vibrant and eye-catching. DaizyStripper is looking forward to making their first appearance at PMX, albeit virtually, and they are excited to meet their overseas fans.

Panel: Sunday, November 22
  • Time
  • Sunday, November 22
    8PM-9PM
  • Panel
  • Timora Talks feat. DaizyStripper
    presented by Chaotic Harmony.

Links

DaizyStripper music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6G2JW7oVno
DaizyStripper official website: https://daizystripper.com
DaizyStripper twitter: https://twitter.com/Daizy_Staff