Featuring posts for 2018

Cosplay at PMX

Masquerade News

CosFest, short for Cosplay Festival, is our nickname for our Masquerade Contest.

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Main Events
Time TBA

Everyone is encouraged to attend this well-loved event! This will truly be a cosplay extravaganza, with great skits, special performances, and amazing costumes.

Interested in being a contestant in the Masquerade?

Click this page for Registration and Participation Guidelines!

 

Haru at PMX

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!

Lauren Mary Kim

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!

Lethal League Blaze – Fighting Game Premiere

An early look at the long awaited equal to the fighting game “Lethal League“!

Blaze brings back the exciting action with some twists and a larger roster.

Join us and even participate in the very first Blaze tournament in So-Cal!

Event Time Location
Lethal League Blaze Tournament Saturday, 10/27
11:00 AM – MIDNIGHT
MAIN EVENTS, BRAND BALLROOM

In collaboration with http://www.sandiegolan.net and Pacific Media Expo.

Take a Sneak Peak at the Lethal League Blaze Trailer!

Announcing the Asian American Culture Con at PMX!

A day of Asian American Content hosted and curated by Jeff Yang and Phil Yu, the hosts of the Podcast “They Call Us Bruce”

In partnership with Jeff Yang — author, cultural critic and celebrity dad — and Phil Yu — the blogger behind Angry Asian Man, who co-host the popular podcast THEY CALL US BRUCE, PMX is proud to announce the ASIAN AMERICAN CULTURE CON, a full day of Asian American programming on Sunday, October 28 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

All panels are FREE with PMX registration (full weekend or Sunday only)!

More guests are being announced every week so be sure to follow the AACC Facebook Event or @TheyCallUsBruce on Twitter for continual updates.

The AACC will feature six sessions recorded LIVE for the THEY CALL US BRUCE podcast:

Time Session Description Featuring
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
Welcome Introductions by THEY CALL US BRUCE – Jeff Yang
– Phil Yu
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
FALL TV PREVIEW: Asian Americans on TV A talk with Asian American stars of the new fall TV season Jake Choi (ABC’s SINGLE PARENTS)
Keiko Agena (Hulu’s THE FIRST)
Ryan Potter (DCU’s TITANS)
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
LIFE IN COLORS: Asian Americans in Animation A talk with standout creators from the world of animation Daniel Chong (WE BARE BEAR)
Vic Cook (show runner for STRETCH ARMSTRONG)
Dan Santat (THE REPLACEMENTS)
Fawn Veerasunthorn
(story editor for RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET)
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
UP NEXT: Finding Next-Gen Asian American Talent Looking for the next-generation of Asian American stars Will S. Choi (ASIAN AF)
Snehal Desai (EAST WEST PLAYERS)
Linda Lamontagne (casting director of BOJACK HORSEMAN)
Kaitlyn Yang (founder of Alpha Studios)
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
BACK WHEN: Classics of Asian American Cinema Looking back at three of the movies that have defined our Asian American pop culture experience Parry Shen (BETTER LUCK TOMORROW)
Lynn Chen (SAVING FACE)
Tamlyn Tomita (THE JOY LUCK CLUB)
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
WRITING THE FUTURE: Asian Americans in Science Fiction Taking a leap into the (Asian) Future with science fiction standouts Wesley Chu (THE LIVES OF TAO)
S. Qiouyi Lu (UNCANNY & ISAAC ASIMOV’S)
Peter Tieryas (THE UNITED STATES OF JAPAN)
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
MAIN EVENTS, BRAND BALLROOM
STEVEN UNIVERSE: The Most Asian American Show on TV Talking with the stars of the epic animated series Steven Universe — the most Asian American show on TV! Shelby Rabara (“Peridot”)
Michaela Dietz (“Amethyst”)
Jennifer Paz (“Lapis Lazuli”)
Grace Rolek (“Connie”)


industry-guests

Kaitlyn Yang at PMX

AACC Guest: Kaitlyn Yang

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Tamlyn Tomita at PMX

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 ...
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Ryan Potter appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Ryan Potter

Who is Ryan Potter? Harry Potter's distant cousin? No! He is "Beast Boy" on Titans. He is "Hiro" on Big ...
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Shelby Rabara appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Shelby Rabara

As a Filipina American Actress, Shelby Rabara is best known for her roles in Steven Universe, Me and My Grandma, ...
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Peter Tieryas appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Peter Tieryas

Peter Tieryas is an Asian-American writer. He is the author of Watering Heaven, Bald New World, and United States of ...
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Linda LaMontagne appearing at PMX

AACC: Linda Lamontagne

Everyone at one point or another has known a work by Linda Lamontagne! As a casting director of over 70 ...
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Will S. Choi appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Will S. Choi

This man is Asian AF. Just kidding! Will is the creator of the hit comedy shows "Asian AF" and "Scarlett ...
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Lynn Chen appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Lynn Chen

The talented actress is most famously known for her roles in Saving Face, Growing Nowhere, Silicon Valley, Nice Girls Crew, ...
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Snehal Desai appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Snehal Desai

Desai is currently East West Players’ Associate Artistic Director. Director of “A Nice Indian Boy,” and the “U.S. v. Bhagat ...
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Parry Shen appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Parry Shen

You know him: Better Luck Tomorrow, General Hospital, The New Guy, and as various characters in the Hatchet Trilogy. Born ...
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Keiko Agena appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Keiko Agena

The Hawaii-born native is recognized for her roles on Gilmore Girls, Better Call Saul, and The First. The women I ...
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Wesley Chu appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Wesley Chu

Winner of the John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award, the Young Adult Library Services Association Alex Award and a ...
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S. Qiouyi Lu appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: S. Qiouyi Lu

Writer, editor narrator, and translator; S. Qiouyi Lu is a literary powerhouse whose work has appeared in Uncanny, and their ...
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Michaela Dietz appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Michaela Dietz

Michaela Dietz is an actress, singer and voice actress whose professional career started in 2005. She is known for playing ...
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Jennifer Paz appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Jennifer Paz

Jennifer Paz is currently known for her role in Steven Universe and As Told by Ginger. The talented actress has ...
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Grace Rolek at PMX

AACC Guest: Grace Rolek

Grace Rolek is best known for her work on Steven Universe, Lou and Lou: Safety Patrol , Final Fantasy VII: ...
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Jake Choi at PMX

AACC Guest: Jake Choi

The New York-native Jake Choi is an Asian American actor, best known for his roles in Single Parents, Front Cover, ...
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Vic Cook appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Vic Cook

Victor Cook is an American television director, writer, and producer. Cook is perhaps best known for producing and developing for ...
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Daniel Chong at PMX

AACC Guest: Daniel Chong

Daniel Chong (born November 19, 1978) is an American artist best known as the creator of the Cartoon Network show ...
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Dan Santat at PMX

AACC Guest: Dan Santat

Dan Santat is the author/illustrator of Sidekicks and the winner of the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators for ...
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Martial Arts at PMX

Way of the Stick and Blade Tournament

Way of the Stick and Blade is Southern California’s premier Filipino Martial Arts tournament boasting one of the largest contingents of competitors from all across the globe.  This tournament is geared to promote and propagate the Filipino Martial Arts through competition.  It is our hope that this event will help give experience to any first time competitors as well as provide those long time practitioners an open venue to test and hone their skills.  Our events include Padded Stick, Padded Knife, Padded Blade, and Mixed Weapons.

Martial arts of any kind can participate in testing your blunt and edged weapons skills.  We just ask that we respect each other and the skill we bring to the table.  Limited supply of equipment will be available to use at the tournament.

The event is hosted by Pacific Media Expo and sponsored by Bunal Brand FMA Equipment.

 

Fees:

$55 Single event before Sunday October 14th, 2018
$20 Additional events before Sunday October 14th, 2018
Late fee of $20 will be assessed after Sunday October 14th, 2018 and $10 for additional events.

All pre-registered competitors get a weekend pass to Pacific Media Expo as well as a tournament T-shirt.

 

Tournament Info:

Date: Sunday, 10/28
Time: 9:00-10:00am Registration/ Check-in
Time: 10:00-10:15am Opening Ceremonies
Location: Live Programming (LP2) Glendale Ballroom 4

Music Featured Guest: Cali Crisis

Cali Crisis is a synthpop duo made up of indie artist Plasmic and American Anime/Jpop artist Stephanie Yanez.

Once upon a cyberpunk time a nerdy girl with pink hair named Crisis had an idea. After being bullied day after day she thought it was time to make a friend. She sat down at her pink computer and started to program a friend. A friend that would be a little like Sailor Moon, Mima, Creamy Mami, Kiki, and a little like Lain. She created a magical android girl and called her Cali where everything begins and ends. Cali and Crisis now have joined forces through magic and music to take on the apocalyptic world. Nothing will get in their way.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/calicrisis
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cali_crisis
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calicrisismusic/
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/calicrisis
iTunes: https://apple.co/2oVBxPi
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2x0RvLH

Performance Info:

Date: Saturday, 10/27
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Main Events, BRAND BALLROOM