Kevin "Shazam" Li is appearing at PMX 2020.

Industry Guest: Kevin “Shazam” Li

Chat sessions are currently being sold for November 23, 27, 28, and 29.

Kevin “Shazam” Li is an actor, dancer and choreographer. Originally from Hong Kong, he moved to Vancouver in 2009, where he currently resides. He is best known for his hand choreography work on the SyFy Channel’s TV series “The Magicians”. Kevin’s most recent work can be seen on Apple TV’s premiere series “SEE”. Where, under the direction of movement director Paradox Pollack, Kevin has lent his talents as a movement researcher, choreographer, and coach.

Kevin got his start in dance in 2009 by joining SOULdiers, a Vancouver based training company that focused on hip hop and other street dance styles. After three years, he went on to explore a hybrid style of prop and tutting dance with the Vancouver circus community. Later on, he joined Technicru to train in the animation dance style.

In 2014, Kevin took a leap of faith and joined Modus Operandi, a Vancouver based contemporary dance training program. Despite having zero contemporary dance experience, directors Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond appreciated his street dance abilities and gave him a chance. The four year professional development program focusing on technical, artistic, choreographic and collaborative skills prepared him for a wide breadth of work in dance and movement.

Kevin has always been interested in different types of dance and art. But he is especially fascinated by the unique results created through the intersection of different forms, styles, elements, and cultures. He will continue to explore and innovate through his craft, with the hopes of discovering compelling ways to bridge these distinctive elements together.

Paid One-To-One Chat Sessions

Do you have a specific “spell” from the show that you’ve always wanted to learn? Have you ever wondered what spells that didn’t make it on screen, might look like? Do you have a specific question you would like answered by THE spells creator for the show? Well great news, now you can!

Kevin is offering one on one Zoom time in five (5) and ten (10) minute increments. $20 USD for five (5) minutes and $30 USD for ten (10) minutes. A majority of the proceeds will go towards Kevin’s chosen charity of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. Fans can purchase Chat Session packages on our Eventbrite page. More than one package may be purchased for more time. Quantity is limited, so secure your slot soon!

Chat sessions are currently being sold for November 23, 27, 28, and 29.

How to Purchase

To purchase a fan experience go to our Eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pacific-media-expo-2020-personal-experiences-registration-130217707669 (please note that this URL recently changed)

  1. Click register.
  2. Find the package you’d like to purchase.
  3. Check out.
  4. Our staff will email you a link to the scheduled Zoom once your purchase has been confirmed.

Free Live Panel Description

Take part in a free live panel with our industry guest Kevin “Shazam” Li. Kevin is best known for his work as the spells creator (choreographer) for SyFy Channel’s “The Magicians”, based on the bestselling novels by Lev Grossman. You may also recognize him on-screen as “Professor Li” in the show.

Join us as we discuss his work on “The Magicians”, including his spell crafting process and his favorite moments. Maybe he’ll even teach us a “spell” or two! Hosted by Tiffy Wang (IchigoTofu), this panel is bound to bring some “magic” into your life!

Panel Details

The panel will be streamed live on Twitch on November 21, 2020 at 3 p.m. Pacific time. Fans can submit their questions beforehand through Google forms here. Questions will also be accepted during the live stream through chat.

Panel: Saturday, November 21
  • Time
  • Saturday, November 21
    3PM-4PM
  • Panel
  • “Q&A with Kevin ‘Shazam’ Li”
    hosted by Tiffy Wang (IchigoTofu).
Kevin Li is appearing at PMX 2020.

Social Media Links

Kevin “Shazam” Li (panelist): https://www.instagram.com/funkyshazam/
Tiffy “IchigoTofu” Wang (host): https://www.instagram.com/ichigotofu/
Mzre Yuen Cosplay is appearing at PMX 2020.

Featured Cosplayer: Mzre Yuen Cosplay

Mzre Yuen is a Las Vegas-based cosplay model, talk show host, TV personality and entertainer…

Shou is appearing at PMX 2020.

Featured Cosplayer: Shou

Shou shares his knowledge and expertise in the realm of health & wellness by teaching the audience methods to transform themselves into their ideal nutritional states by 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 and methods in which to develop and train a stronger mind so that any goal is accomplishable. Shou also shares various fitness tips and exercise routines ideal for a beginner, intermediate, as well as an advanced fitness enthusiast.

Shou finds utmost joy in unlocking the inner potential of every person that he meets and believes that through a positive mindset there’s limitless possibilities to what we can achieve.

Join Shou in this discussion with Kiyo Tanimoto, the cosplayer who created the popular challenge known in the community as the Cosplay Body Challenge (#CosBodChallenge).

About Shou

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.

Come and see Shou 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
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

 

Jon Allen

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.

Paul St. Peter at PMX

Industry Guest: Paul St. Peter

A versatile performer, Paul also sang for four seasons with the San Diego Opera Company, three years with the Civic Light Opera, and appeared in several productions at the Old Globe Theatre. In Los Angeles, Paul has acted at the Globe Playhouse, Richard Basehart Theatre, Palos Verde Shakespeare on The Meadow, performed with the Rogue Artists, and has “gone on the road” for eleven seasons with the Nevada Shakespeare Festival.

As an instructor, Paul has taught speech, accents, dialects, phonetics, vocal production, and Shakespeare at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, California State University Los Angeles, San Diego State University, Los Angeles Broadcasting School, the Windward School, and is a speech and acting coach for Native Voices at the Autry, a Native American Theatre company, and for the Rogue Artists.

Paul’s TV appearances include work on NCIS, LAST MAN STANDING, JESSIE, LEGIT (for FX), RINGER, TIM AND ERIC’S AWESOME SHOW, and the hilarious KEY AND PEELE (Comedy Central.)

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA Awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles, whose many anime and video game credits include:

  • KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas)
  • NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox)
  • ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King)
  • DIGIMON (Wormmon, Leomon)
  • ROBOTECH (Zor Prime)
  • BLEACH (Yammy Riyalgo)
  • WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing)
  • DYNASTY WARRIORS I-IV (Yuan Shao)
  • DIGIMON: THE MOVIE (Kokomon)
  • ZETMAN (Sugito)
  • MAJIN (Majin)
  • TESTIMONY OF THE NEW SHE DEVIL (Valga)
  • BERSERK (Grunbeld)
  • RESIDENT EVIL 5 (Swahili Zombie)

Paul does comical voices too, from WORMMON (Digimon Warriors) to PUNCH (Cowboy Bebop).

Among his other game, anime, and feature anime credits are:

  • GURREN LAGAAN (Jorgun)
  • THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (Mondego)
  • MONSTER (Dr. Reichwein)
  • PAPRIKA (Konakawa)
  • LUPIN III: THE SECRET OF MAMO (Mamo)
  • DURARARA (Higa)
  • X-COM (Dr. Heinrich)
  • BATTLE B-DAMON (Armada)
  • DIABLO III (Demented Spirit)
  • DEFIANCE (Burgess)

Paul’s voice can also be heard on such titles as:

  • MONSTER STRIKE (Death Panda)
  • DRAKENGARD III (Michael The Dragon)
  • JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURES (Wamuu, Dire, Jack The Ripper)
  • NARUTO 7: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM (Kurama)
  • THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Armor Giant)
  • AJIN (Hirasawa)
  • HEARTHSTONE (Igneous Giant)
  • KILLER (Colonel Derick)
  • YS VIII: LACRIMOSA OF DANA (Sahad)
  • ACE COMBAT 7 (various roles)
  • GUNDAM: IRON BLOODED ORPHANS (McMurdo)
  • DRAGON BALL SUPER (Sorbet)
  • HUNTER HUNTER (Razor)
  • LITTLE TIARAS (Oak)
  • IRON 17 (Ionnias IX)
  • SAINT SEIYA (Hakurei)
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.

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 titles, Linda has won multiple awards and nominations from the Casting Society of America for her works in:

  • BoJack Horseman
  • Robot Chicken
  • Family Guy
  • American Dad!
  • SuperMansion
  • Skylanders Academy
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • Ben 10
  • Astro Boy
  • We Bare Bears
  • Coraline
  • Cybill
  • Rosanne
  • and much more!

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0483705/

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.