Pacific Media Expo 2009 took place at the LAX Hilton on November 7-9, 2009. Asian and Asian American popular culture is celebrated at the three-day long weekend event. Attendance increased by 40%. More and more attendees were interested in events associated with the show. The return of Angelic Pretty drew in many local Los Angeles Lolita fashionistas. There was also the World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation tournament for the Western finals. While Pacific Media Expo is lumped into the plethora of anime conventions in California, the event showcases different aspects of Asian popular culture not limited to Japan. While PMX successfully draws the anime crowd every year, they present more and more aspects of Asia's empire of cute and cool.

This is Scarlet Rhapsody's third Pacific Media Expo, but it was our first time staying at the LAX Hilton. Suffice to say, PMX has come a long way since their early beginnings in 2004.

Pacific Media Expo 2009 TravelCast

Dedicated to the memory of Richard M. Nixon (1993-2009).

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