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:

See haru’s special message to PMX 2018 and Nekocon guests!

Artists Market at PMX

Artists Market Registration for PMX 2018 Is Now Open!

The Pacific Media Expo’s Artists Market is a feast for the eyes, ears and mind — welcoming artists specializing in all forms of media. Creativity knows no bounds as artists, writers, musicians, and anyone who has felt the muse’s touch will showcase their works in the Artists Market. Come feed your senses and feel inspired by the range and versatility of art!

UPDATE: The Artists Market has sold out! To be placed on the waiting list, visit the Registration page and grab a ticket. If space becomes available, we will contact you.

If you are an artist and are interested in showcasing and selling your work at our event, visit our Registration page to purchase a half or full table. Once you have purchased your place in the Artists Market, download the Artists Kit for further instructions.

Requirements for participating in the Artists Market:

    1. Full membership required prior to purchasing a half or full table.
    2. Limit to one full table per artist (two half tables = one full table).
    3. Each artist that purchased a place in the Artists Market must complete and sign the Artists Market Agreement found in the Artists Kit and mail it to the address listed in the instructions or bring it along with your full membership badge to the Artists Market Staff when checking in.
    4. We reserved the right to cancel an artist’s purchase for any reason. The artist will receive a full refund for the cancellation.

If you have any questions, please contact our Artists Market Staff.

Pacific Media Expo Anime Music Video PMX AMV

Now Accepting Anime Music Video (AMV) Entries for PMX 2018

We are happy to announce that the Anime Music Video (AMV) Contest will be back for Pacific Media Expo 2018. Amaze your friends by showcasing your anime video editing skills! Entertain others with your brand of storytelling!

Video categories will be: Action • Comedy • Drama.


Category Description Prize
Best of Show AMV with the highest total votes by the audience $200
Best of Action AMV with the highest total votes by the audience in the Action category $100
Best of Comedy AMV with the highest total votes by the audience in the Comedy category $100
Best of Drama AMV with the highest total votes by the audience in the Drama category $100
PMX Staff Pick AMV with the highest total votes by the PMX staff PMX Goodies

Additional prizes may be added.

PMX 2018 Anime Music Video Contest Rules

  1. Each entry will be limited to a maximum length of six (6) minutes. Any entry that exceeds the maximum time allowed will be subject to disqualification.
  2. Entries that contain excessive nudity, offensive language, and/or extreme graphic violence may be disqualified at the AMV Coordinator’s discretion.
  3. Anime Music Video entries may be submitted in the specified digital formats listed below.
  4. Accepted Video Formats/Codecs:
    Recommended Export Settings
    Video Codec: H.264
    File Formats: .MOV and .MP4
    Frame Rate: 24 fps
    Resolution: 1920×1080
    Rejected File Format: .WMV

  5. Use the following scheme when naming your video file:
    PMX 2018 AMV – [your name or group name] – [video title or entry number].
    Examples: “PMX 2018 AMV – John Doe – Tifa Is Kawaii.mp4”
    or “PMX 2018 AMV – XYZGroup – entry”
  6. Videos sent in by mail will be accepted using the following media only: CD, DVD, SD card, micro SD card or flash drive. Tape format (i.e., VHS, SVHS, and SVHS-ET) will NOT be accepted. (Seriously, we live in the digital age!) NOTE: We will not be able to return the media.
  7. A total of five (5) Anime Music Video entries will be permitted per group, studio, team, or individual. Contestants wanting to participate in multiple groups, studios, teams, and/or as an individual party will be allowed to enter a MAXIMUM of five (5) videos. Any additional submissions past the first five (5) will be disqualified.
  8. Only two entries per group, studio, team, or person will be permitted to progress on to the finals for each category. Yes, the possibility of sweeping is there!
  9. Video intros and exits must be free of any and all text not directly related to the video content itself. Do not include studio bumpers, video credits, or any lead-in/lead-out. Doing so will be grounds for disqualification.
  10. An entry must be predominantly (at least 80%) anime and/or video game footage. The audio portion must be primarily music. Excessive use of live action sequences and/or narration/dialog may be grounds for disqualification.
  11. An entry with poor video and/or audio quality will be rejected.
  12. PMX reserves the right to reject any entry based on our discretion.
  13. Submitted media cannot be returned. PMX is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged media.
  14. Contest winners that are attending PMX will have their prize(s) presented to them at the convention. Prizes for contest winners (U.S. Residents) not in attendance may have their prizes mailed to them. PMX WILL NOT mail prizes to addresses outside the United States.
  15. Each mailed entry must be identified and submitted with a completed PMX 2018 AMV Entry Form.
  16. Entries that have won five (5) or more awards in other contests will be disqualified.

An AMV Contest Entry Form is required for EACH entry. Access the online entry form HERE or print out the entry form HERE.


Entries can be submitted online or via postal mail.

  • For online submissions, you can upload your video to your Google Drive or Dropbox and share the link with us. Or use an online transfer service, such as,, or to name a few. Use PMXAMV[at] (replace the [at] with @) to share or send your link to us. Please, identify your entry when sharing the file. We will inform you via email once your entry is received. Should you have any questions regarding this method, please do not hesitate to contact us. Do not forget to fill out the online AMV Contest Entry Form for each video entry. All online submissions must be uploaded and shared no later than 11:59 p.m. on October 1, 2018. NOTE: PMX has no affiliation nor receives any compensation with the above services. PMX bears no responsibility for using these services.
  • For postal mail submissions, submit your entry(s) along with the required Entry Form(s) to the following address:

    Pacific Media Expo 2018
    AMV Contest Submission
    1107 FAIR OAKS AVE, SUITE 168
    SOUTH PASADENA, CA 91030-3311

    Mailed submissions must be received (NOT postmarked) by October 1, 2018. Any entries received after this date will be rejected.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Now Accepting Panel Submissions for PMX 2018!

Have a passion for Pan De Peace, Land of the Lustrous, or Made in Abyss? Or an abundance of knowledge about the latest trends from ATELIER BOZ, millefleurs, and Alice and the Pirates? Want to share con hacks and tricks of the trade? Well now’s your chance… Pacific Media Expo 2018’s Panel Registration is now open!

Pacific Media Expo is Back in 2018!


After a brief hiatus, Pacific Media Expo is back!

Come and join us on October 27-28, 2018 at the Hilton Hotel in Glendale, California.

We look forward to seeing you again this year!

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Pacific Media Expo to Return in 2018

Due to conflicts with the NCAA football schedule, Pacific Media Expo could not secure a site for Veterans’ Day 2017. We debated moving the date back a few months, but our attendees have expressed their strong preference for a November convention to end the convention year. We have selected several weekends in November 2018 and will confirm the final date when the NCAA football schedule is confirmed. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you again in 2018!