Anime Music Video (AMV) Contest Info Up!

We are happy to announce that the Anime Music Video (AMV) Contest will be back for Pacific Media Expo 2019. Amaze your friends by showcasing your anime video editing skills! Entertain others with your brand of storytelling!

Please visit the AMV Page for more information.

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

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!

Wish 107.5 Bus

Wish 107.5 is an all-hits FM radio station in the Philippines. When it first hit the airwaves in August 2014, it promised to grant your fervent wish of making your radio more than a typical music-box-on-air.

Wish 107.5 unveiled the first and the only Mobile Radio Booth in the Philippines, now known as the WISH 107.5 Bus. Equipped with state-of-the-art broadcast facilities, it took the traditional radio experience beyond the four-walled booth as it brought music right where most of the listening public are — streets, roads, and parks.

With the capabilities it offers, the Wish 107.5 Bus is on the right track in leaving an indelible mark in the music scene. The desire to bring this concept to more audience fuels the station to continue embarking on a journey that would forever change the course of music and radio broadcast history of the Philippines and the World, transforming itself from being a local FM station to becoming a sought-after WISHclusive gateway to the world.

www.wish1075.com/
www.youtube.com/WISH1075LIVE

Location: Outside Terrace
Special Event Hours:

Saturday, October 27 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 28 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Schedule for PMX 2016

PMX2018 Official Schedule Released!

Check out the official PMX2018 Schedule!

We’ve got a great lineup this year for you all including but not limited to:

  • Musical Guest Of Honor: haru (BLEACH anime song artist and j-rock soloist from universe)
  • Special Martial Arts Guest: Lauren Mary Kim (Marvel’s Iron fist Season 2, Furious 7, Great Wall, and doubled as Elektra on Netflix’s Defenders & Daredevil)
  • Special Musical guests: Cali Crisis (Synthpop duo made up of indie artist Plasmic and American Anime/Jpop artist Stephanie Yanez)
  • Expanded Martial Arts Programming that includes:
  • A day of Asian American Culture Con featuring “They Call Us Bruce” & “Angry Asian Man” with programming such as:
    • Asian Americans on new fall TV television, featuring Jake Choi (ABC’s SINGLE PARENTS), Keiko Agena (Hulu’s THE FIRST), and more!
    • Asian Americans in animation, featuring WE BARE BEAR’s creator Daniel Chong, STRETCH ARMSTRONG show runner Vic Cook, and more!
    • Asian Americans in comedy, featuring ASIAN AF’s Will S Choi, and more!
    • A look back at classic Asian American cinema, with BETTER LUCK TOMORROW’s Parry Shen, and more!
    • Asian Americans in science fiction, with Wesley Chu (THE LIFE OF TAO), and more!
    • A roundtable with the voice actors behind the incredible cartoon epic STEVEN UNIVERSE, featuring Shelby Rabara (“Peridot”), Michaela Dietz (“Amethyst”), Jennifer Paz (“Lapis Lazuli”) and Grace Rolek (“Connie”)!
  • PC Gaming with San Diego Lan (For the first time, featuring free play LAN games including Call of Duty, Quake III, Blur – Racing Game, Red Alert 2, Warcraft III The Frozen Throne & Rocket League & much more!)
  • AMVs
  • Masquerade
  • New Dealer/Artist Happy Hour (Last hour of each day is open to the public)

Be sure to stay tuned because there’s more to come!