|My friends cosplaying as League of Legends cosplay, including the|
legendary Katrina (in Pink Hair), who has 28 photo shoots with me as of PMX 2012.
|Fashion is a huge focus of PMX|
For longtime attendees, the layout of Pacific Media Expo is very similar to how it was in the past. The basement floor is home to the console gaming and card gaming room. The first floor has a main cosplay gathering area at the bottom of the stairs, and behind registration is the main live programming room, the main events room, and the dealer’s hall. Behind the hotel is the food truck area. The second floor consists of the second half of the convention, holding a majority of the workshops rooms, live programming, video rooms, registration, convention operations, programming operations, maid café, autograph rooms, pocky room, and many more. The third floor is home to the four open-air areas that were home to the cosplay gatherings. There layout was logical and it took around 1 hour walking around to be completely acclimated to the convention layout.
|We like having fun!|
|Tales of the Abyss, one of my |
favorite Tales game.
One of the things I noticed was how tightly knit the Pacific Media Expo staff was. I became good friends with many people, and by the second day, many of the staffers already knew me by name. While I did have quite a workload doing my staff work, it always felt like home stopping by the Programming Operations room to relax and take a breather. It was great seeing many of my Anime Expo staffing friends, while making many new ones in Pacific Media Expo. We were treated well, and I definitely would love to come back again should they invite me to stay in their ranks.
Kris Zoleta started working in Anime Expo as a staffer in Manga Library. He worked in Staff Service in Anime Expo 2006 and became the manager of Manga Lounge from Anime Expo 2007-2010. He was serving on the Board of Directors for the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation as Treasurer and Interim CFO for the 501(c)(6) non-profit behind Anime Expo, and he was Co-Chair of Anime Expo 2012. He works in the con world and is one of the most recognized cosplay photographers in the West Coast.
Pacific Media Expo 2012 Page
Dolldelight Web Page
Alice and the Pirates
Baby the Stars Shine Bright
|Don't recognize her? Check out my Nisei Week, Anime Los Angeles|
or my PMX 2011 convention reports.