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Announcing a new con - Pacific Media Expo (PMX)

Please forgive the cross-posting, just trying to get the word out. The pmx community is available for discussion.

Announcing a new convention - Pacific Media Expo, Anaheim, CA, USA - May 29th-31st, 2004 (Memorial Day Weekend) in the Anaheim Convention Center and the Anaheim Hilton & Towers.

PMX is an Asian-Pacific Pop Culture Festival, covering anime, music, live action, etc.

The PMX website is:

There are also a few forums for people to join to discuss PMX: PMX Forums, PMX Yahoo Group and pmx


July 10, 2003

Victoria Chan, Manager, Press Relations,
Pacific Media Association

Anaheim Welcomes America's First Asian-Pacific Pop Culture Festival

(Los Angeles, CA) Pacific Media Association (PMA) has unveiled Pacific
Media Expo (PMX), America's first major media show dedicated to
Asian-Pacific Media and Popular Culture. Pacific Media Expo is a
three-day-long media show sponsored by the Pacific Media Association.
Pacific Media Expo will be hosted at the Anaheim Convention Center,
May 29th-31st, 2004. This show will feature panel discussions,
autograph sessions, live action and animation video rooms, art
exhibitions and a charity auction. The centerpieces however, will be a
concert facility designed to house 7,000 participants and one of the
country's largest exhibit halls dedicated to Asian media and pop

Pacific Media Expo was created by Mike Tatsugawa, the founder of Anime
Expo. When asked about the creation of PMX and its sudden interest
within the anime community, Tatsugawa responded, "Now that anime is
mainstream, it's time to focus on the next generation of media and the
next generation of challenges. Once we felt that we largely completed
our goal of pushing anime into the mainstream, the question loomed,
`What next?' That's where the concept of PMX was born. Many of us
have spent the last two years conducting market research, contacting
industry members and trying to create a plan for where we believe
Asian media will go for the next ten years. This is why our slogan
is, "New media for a new generation."

Volunteers from conventions from throughout the country are working on
this new project. Said Tatsugawa about the new staff, "Collectively,
our executive committee has about one hundred years of convention
experience under our belts. Our staff probably has a combined total
of several hundred years of seniority. The greatest benefit of all
this collective experience is the level of trust and goodwill we have
in the entertainment community. Currently, we are collaborating with
one of the United States' largest electronics retailers, one of
Japan's largest music labels and most of the world's largest anime
companies to put this event together. There will probably be more
industry collaboration on this project than anything else anyone in
the industry has ever done in the past. We think that we have created
a winning formula of veteran staffers, strong industry support and a
vision that everyone believes in. The only thing that has surprised
us is that nobody in California has tried to do it before."

More comprehensive information on Pacific Media Expo can be found at or by sending E-mail to

Fans are welcome to join the PMX communities at: PMX Forums, PMX Yahoo Group and pmx

For additional information, write to:
Pacific Media Expo
914 Westwood Blvd., Suite 586
Los Angeles, CA 90024-2905
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