Dealers

Shop til you drop! Buy your much-needed items from retailers and industry who are the central focus of the hall. You’ll find everything in the Pacific Media Expo Dealers Room — from anime/manga to Hong Kong action films, from J-Pop/J-Rock CDs to Lolita clothing and accessories.

Pacific Media Expo hosts a unique blend of vendors and artists representing the best of Asian media and lifestyles. The Dealers Room will be your one-stop shop for items you can find around the Pacific Rim.

The PMX Dealers Room and Artists Market are a part of the Exhibit Hall, which is located in Glendale Ballrooms 5-8. Operating hours are 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday.


Interested in becoming a Dealer?

Would you like to be a dealer at Pacific Media Expo? Find the necessary information below.

Application

Due to the limited amount of space in the PMX Dealers Room, we are asking interested dealers to fill out an application. If your application is approved, PMX Dealers Room staff will contact you with more information.

Apply for the PMX Dealers Room here.

Booth Details

Each booth space costs $300. Booth space is 8′ x 8′ (243 cm x 243 cm). Each booth includes one (1) table measuring 6′ x 30″ (182 cm x 76 cm), two (2) chairs, three (3) Dealers badges at no additional charge.

Dealer Guidelines

By participating in the Pacific Media Expo Dealers Room, the DEALER agrees to the following rules and guidelines. Failure to comply can result in removal of the DEALER from the Dealers Room.

  • PMX is allowed to use the DEALER’s name and image for promotional purposes.
  • DEALER will be set up prior to opening hours each day.
  • Any DEALER with intent to sell will provide a copy of its Seller’s Permit.
  • Insurance to cover DEALER’s property is the sole responsibility of the DEALER.
  • DEALER cannot sublet booth space without prior written permission of PMX.
  • Adult-rated materials must be displayed in a way that it cannot be viewed by minors.
  • DEALER shall not sell, distribute, or display unauthorized copies of copyrighted material, as expressed under the copyright laws of the United States of America.
  • DEALER must contact PMX Dealers Room Staff at least thirty (30) days prior to the PMX event to request a full refund, less $50 service fee. Requests between thirty (30) and fifteen (15) days can receive a refund of half. No refunds will be issued for requests within fifteen (15) days.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. I will be selling things at my booth. Do I need a California Seller’s Permit?

Yes. If you intend to sell anything at your booth, California State law requires you to have in your possession a valid California Seller’s Permit. You will need to provide a copy of your Seller’s Permit to PMX Exhibits Staff. To obtain a Seller’s Permit, visit the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) website or call them at (800) 400-7115.

Note: A Seller’s Permit is required prior to making sales. Notify the CDTFA if you have an urgent need for one.

2. If I’m from another state or country, do I need a California Seller’s Permit?

Yes. California State law requires anyone doing business in California, regardless of where you are from, even if it is for one day or a short time, to obtain a Seller’s Permit. For more information, visit the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) website or call them at (800) 400-7115.
Note: A Seller’s Permit is required prior to making sales. Notify the CDTFA if you have an urgent need for one.

3. I will not be selling things at my booth. Do I need a California Seller’s Permit?

No. However, we require that you submit to us a “Letter of Intent Not To Sell” stating that you will not be selling anything at your booth. Contact Dealers Room staff for a form copy of the letter.

4. What are the setup times for Exhibit Hall (Dealers Room and Artists Market)?

Saturday, November 9, 8:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.

Sunday, November 10, 9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.

Note: The hours are subject to change.

5. What time can exhibitors (dealers and artists) arrive in the morning to do minor setup, cleanup, and restocking?

Exhibitors may enter the Exhibit Hall one (1) hour before the hall opens to attendees.

6. Do exhibitors (dealers and artists) get cleanup/restocking time after the Exhibit Hall closes to the public?

Exhibitors have one (1) hour for cleanup and restocking after the Exhibit Hall closes to the public.

7. When do exhibitors (dealers and artists) need to break down and be out of the Exhibit Hall at the end of the convention?

Exhibitors need to move out three (3) hours after the Exhibit Hall closes on the last day of the convention.

8. How many badges do I get per booth?

For each booth space purchased, you are provided three (3) Dealers badges. You may purchase additional badges at $25 each, with a maximum of two (2) additional badges per booth space. For example, if you purchase 5 booths, you are provided fifteen (15) Dealers badges with the option to purchase a maximum of ten (10) additional Dealers badges for a cost of $250.

9. At some conventions, a Dealers badge has limited access compared to a regular membership badge. What about PMX?

PMX Dealers badges have the same access as membership badges. You can attend any event that requires a membership badge. Dealers wearing their badges are welcome to enjoy many of PMX’s programming and events. However, like membership badges, special events that require additional charges, such as concerts or tea parties, are not covered and must be paid separately.

10. I need a phone line. How do I get one?

Please contact us for information on phone line access.

11. Is there Wi-Fi access?

The facility has Wi-Fi service. For additional information about charges and availability, please contact dealers staff for details on requesting Wi-Fi access.

12. I use my mobile phone to make transactions. Will I have trouble with my mobile phone’s reception?

Due to the location of the Exhibit Hall, mobile phone reception may vary for some carriers. It is recommended that you test your mobile phone’s reception prior to PMX or not rely on mobile phones for transactions.

13. I need electricity for my booth. How do I get a power drop?

If you require power to your booth, power drops can be ordered from the facility. For more information, please contact us.

14. Are you using a decorator? What other materials or equipment are provided?

Pacific Media Expo is not using a decorator this year. Each booth space will have one 6′ x 30″ (182 cm x 76 cm) table and two (2) chairs. You may bring additional tables and chairs if they do not encroach on another exhibitor’s booth space. Tablecloths are provided.

15. How many attendees did PMX have last year?

Please, contact Information Services for this info.

16. What is the sales tax rate for Glendale, California, in 2019?

Currently, the sales tax rate for Glendale, Calfornia, in 2019 is 10.25%.

17. Can I sell or distribute stickers?

No. The Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale Hotel has expressly forbidden the sale and distribution of stickers.

18. Who do I contact if I have more questions about the being a Dealer in the Exhibit Hall?

You can contact the PMX Dealers Room Staff through the Contact Web form.

Contact PMX Dealers Staff

Use this form to contact the Dealers Room department:

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