When I first started covering conventions, I included live programming. When anime became more
popular and I didn't watch as much anime, I stopped covering it. I didn't know who the guests were
anymore, particularly at anime conventions. However, Pacific Media Expo is a different type of
convention, with more guests from Asian music and pop culture, which are the things that I'm more
interested in these days. This year's Pacific Media Expo featured panels with musical guests, television
personalities, and the Asian food challenge. Unfortunately, I was unable to cover Cosfest this year.