PMX 2019 K-pop Dance Showcase

PMX Presents it’s first ever K-pop Dance Showcase.

You’ve heard of it, you’ve seen it on TV, but have you seen it danced?  Come check out some clubs and crews who can bring it to the dance stage.

  • Date
  • Sunday, Nov 10
  • Time
  • 1PM – 2PM
  • Location
  • Main Events

Artists Market Presents: Live Demo Booth!

This year, Pacific Media Expo is proud to announce our first Artists Market Live Demo Booth. From hand drawn illustrations to creating chainmaille by hand, we give you 5 different artists demo their craft in front of a live audience. Come visit this first time ever event at the Exhibits Hall!

Featured Artists


  • Date
  • Saturday, Nov 9
  • Sunday, Nov 10
  • Time
  • 5:30PM – 6:30PM
  • 1:30PM – 3PM
  • Location
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Exhibit Hall

  • Date
  • Saturday, Nov 9
  • Time
  • 3:30PM – 5PM
  • Location
  • Exhibit Hall

  • Date
  • Saturday, Nov 9
  • Sunday, Nov 10
  • Time
  • 12:30PM – 1:30PM
  • 12PM – 1PM
  • Location
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Exhibit Hall

  • Date
  • Saturday, Nov 9
  • Sunday, Nov 10
  • Time
  • 2PM – 3PM
  • 10:30AM – 11:30AM
  • Location
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Exhibit Hall

Panel: Table Top RPGs For Newbies hosted by Saving Throw

PMX is proud to announce our first ever Table Top Games Room, hosted by Saving Throw! Get ready to go on some awesome adventures, courtesy of their amazing game masters.

Always been curious about table top RPGs, but never tried it? Attend their panel “Table Top RPGs For Newbies”.

Panel – “Table Top RPGs For Newbies”:

  • Date
  • Saturday, Nov 9
  • Time
  • 12PM – 1PM
  • Location
  • LP1

Visit the Table Top Gaming room for games on Saturday, Nov 9, 10AM – 6PM and Sunday, Nov 10, 10AM – 5PM. To see the complete schedule of games visit to our Table Top Gaming Page. Space for games is limited to 5 players max, so register today at http://pacificmediaexpo.org/ttgaming/.

Don’t forget to use the discount code “PMX19FB” to get 50% off your membership!

Panel: Indigenous Filipino Tattoo

Philip Orpilla and his older brother Mel dedicate much of their free time educating people on traditional customs and practices of Philippine Tribal Tattoo. They will both be at Pacific Media Expo sharing their knowledge and expertise on Indigenous Filipino Tatoos.

They are both part of Tatak ng Apat na Alon, an organization dedicated to reviving the traditional cultures and tattoos of the Philippine Islands. Its translated name, Mark of the Four Waves, is a reference to the “waves” of immigrants who came to the Philippines over many millennia:

  1. Afro-Asiatics
  2. Malay-Polynesian
  3. Deuteron-Malays
  4. the Spanish

The influences, both good and bad, of each of these waves have combined to create the islands’ culture. Tatak ng Apat na Alon intends to resurrect the positive, repair the negative, and move into the future while keeping its roots firmly planted in the past.

  • Date
  • Sunday, Nov 10
  • Time
  • 11AM – 12PM
  • Location
  • LP3

Lightspeed Saber League Fencing Panel and Workshop

The Lightspeed Saber League is the world’s fastest light-based fencing. Unchoreographed and unchained from traditional swordplay, Lightspeed-saber fencing® is athletic, competitive, and authentic to its sci-fi inspirations. Come watch and try out your new favorite past time.

Demonstration and instruction will happen so make sure you wear comfortable attire. Limited amounts of equipment will be available for use.

  • Date
  • Sunday, Nov 10
  • Time
  • 1PM – 3PM
  • Location
  • Live Programming 2

Cosplay Featured Guest: Tara Azarian

Tara Cosplay (Tara-Nicole Azarian in real life) is the energetic, quirky content creator, actress, disabled model, host and cosplayer. She is a series regular on the new TV show “Crazy” where she plays ADDIE (a disabled character). She is known for her unique combination of girl-next-door sex appeal and brains! She is well known in the cosplay community as the Pin-up cosplayer with a cheeky sense of humor. Her Instagram feed always provides a good dose of eye candy and clever puns.

Tara is a strong advocate of the movement: ANYONE can cosplay. As a person with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (heart condition), Degenerative Disc Disease, Arthritis in her spine, Lupus, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Fibromyalgia, Asthma and Scoliosis, she understands the challenges and rewards of being a cosplayer with disabilities. She is living proof that cosplay can help transport a person to a place where they feel stronger and more empowered, like the superhero they are portraying. Cosplay has helped her come to peace with living with her disabilities.

At San Diego Comic Con 2018 she was won a Cosplay Creator Award from the SYFY Network for her gender-bend Elvis Presley Cosplay! Receiving this award is one of her favorite cosplay moments!

Come and meet Tara at her table at Artists Market all day Saturday, November 9th or during her Panel on Sunday.

Panel: Sunday, November 10
  • Time
  • 12PM – 1PM
  • Panel
  • “Cosplay Modeling With a Disability”
    hosted by published, disabled, cosplay model Tara Cosplay.
  • Location
  • Live Programming 1 (Glendale Ballroom 1-3)

Workshop: Shorin Ryu Karate with Sensei William Christopher Ford

For the first time ever, Pacific Media Expo will be presenting a Shorin Ryu Karate workshop with Sensei William Christopher Ford. 

Sensei Ford has been a student and practioner of the martial arts since 1974. He is a 5th degree black belt in Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate and the Chief Instructor at Kaizen Dojo Martial Arts & Self-Defense in Torrance, CA. Additionally, William is an actor and film-maker. In 1989, he was cast as Cobra Kai Bad Boy “Dennis’ in Karate Kid 3 and currently produces and directs film and video projects, the most recently “52 Masters” , “The Last Dojo”, and the forthcoming dramatic/action web series “Xander’.

  • Date
  • Saturday, Nov 9
  • Time
  • 3PM – 5PM
  • Location
  • LP2

Workshop: Yaw Yan, Sayaw ng Kamatayan (Dance of Death) with Master Jordan Labuyo

Fresh off his kickboxing victory at the International Muay Thai tournament in Tacoma Washington, Master Jordan Labuyo will be giving a hands on demonstration and workshop on Sayaw ng Kamatayan (translated to Dance of Death).

Yaw Yan, as it is more popularly called, is the Philippines own kickboxing system developed in the early 70’s by Grandmaster Nap Fernandez. Not for the weak of heart, the brutal kicks, knees, and elbows, of this art rivals that of Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, and other similar martial arts.

Don’t miss out on witnessing and participating in this rare martial arts form that has gained popularity in California

  • Date
  • Saturday, Nov 9
  • Time
  • 1PM – 3PM
  • Location
  • LP2