pmx 2015PASADENA — Pacific Media Expo, the “crossroads of Asian pop culture,” will be held from Saturday, Sept. 5, to Monday, Sept. 7, at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena.

This year’s guests include:

* Femme Fatale (music guest of honor) — U.S. debut of the new Visual Kei band, helmed by PMX 2008 music guest Kaya

* Kyoko Hikami (anime guest of honor) — Voice of Rabi~en~Rose and Yurika Dojima

* Kira Imai (fashion guest of honor) — Illustrator of “Gekko Shojo” and for Angelic Pretty

* Lorina Liddell (featured fashion guest) — J-fashion shop offering Sheglit, Excentrique, Tokimeki Gabriel, and more

* Jin (behindinfinity) (featured cosplay guest) – Known for super-accurate cosplays, including Kenshin Himura and Naruto

* Hatsune Miku (virtual singer)

PMX 2015 continues to lead in Asian fashion. This year’s brands include:

* Japan: Lorina Liddell / Baby, the Stars Shine Bright / Alice and the Pirates

* China: R-SERIES

* South Korea: Haenuli / Lief / White Forest

* Vietnam: Rosenmarchen

* Philippines: dolldelight

In addition to dozens of panels and workshops, PMX 2015 features:

Anime and Video Programming

* Anime Music Video Contest 2015

* Anime video rooms

Asian Culture

* Ball-jointed doll panel and swap meet

* Craft workshops

* Kigurumi pajama party

* Martial arts workshops


* Cosplay gatherings

* Cosplay lounge

* Cosplay photography guide for the venue

* Iron cosplay

* Hall cosplay

* Photoshoot room

* CosFest Masquerade, PMX’s official cosplay competition


* Fashion Boutique (brand shops)

* Fashion Night Market (a swap-meet style event)

* Fashion Show

* Chou no Enraku (Butterflies’ Merrymaking), a tea party event


* Console gaming room

* Gaming tournaments

* Learn and play go


* Concert featuring Femme Fatale

* Fan-made Vocaloid concert (featuring Hatsune Miku, Gumi, and Yuzuki Yukari)


* Artists’ market

* Exhibit hall

* Swap meet (flea market style)

For more information, visit the following sites:

Pacific Media Expo is a new generation of convention for a new generation of fans. PMX brings the cutting edge of Asian entertainment to America, whether it is the newest anime from Japan, the hottest bands from the Pacific Rim, the latest street fashion from Harajuku, or the most disturbing horror films from Asia. PMX seeks to create an amazing entertainment community for artists, industry, and their fans.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *