International Sailor Moon Day Toronto Featuring Roland Parliament

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If you’re in the Toronto area, you might be interested in checking out one of the International Sailor Moon Day events on Saturday, August 15th.

I will be hosting the Sailor Moon Celebration at the Ontario Science Centre. I am currently reaching out to more possible Sailor Moon guests, but I am proud to announce that our first guest of honour is Roland Parliament!

Roland will be doing a Q&A session with the fans and will be available for autographs and photo ops. If you haven’t had a chance yet to buy his book (which I recommend for anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the original dub), you can order a copy in advance from his website. Roland will be happy to sign and personalize your copy in person.

Roland would love to have copies available to sell to attendees, and if 50 books are ordered soon, he will bring them to the event and deliver to you in person!

Other events at the Sailor Moon Celebration at the Ontario Science Centre will include panels & presentations such as:

  • The latest Sailor Moon merchandise news
  • Sailor Moon Crystal versus Sailor Moon Classic – discussing the differences
  • Win, Lose, or Draw!
  • And more!

The event costs $10 to attend and will be running one day only on August 15th. Tentative times are 10am-4pm, but this may change.

If a more casual event is your style, there is also going to be a Sailor Moon picnic on Toronto island, from 12pm-5pm, hosted by Abby Green.

Sailor Moon Reference in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

(SPOILER WARNING: This post contains a spoiler from yesterday’s Season 5 episode “Do Princesses Dream of Magical Sheep?” If you have not watched it yet, scroll down or go watch the episode first. If this piques your interest, check the episode out.)

Hey Fans,

Sailor Moon has finally been referenced in the series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. In the Season 5 Episode 13 “Do Princesses Dream of Magical Sheep?”, the character of Big Macintosh (Brother of Main Character/Mane 6 pony Applejack) does what is compared to a Sailor Moon-like transformation sequence, music and everything, turning him into an Alicorn (Pegasus & Unicorn) Prince/Princess. The episode aired yesterday and already this clip has gained notoriety based on canon jokes as well as the reference. I will be the first to admit that I am a Brony/Pegasister and have been watching this series for a while but this got me excited.

For those who do not know, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is the 4th generation telling of My Little Pony. It has referenced numerous pop culture icons from Batman to Indiana Jones to even “the Big Lebowski”. This Sailor Moon reference (as well as the Phillip K. Dick reference to the science-fiction novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” in the title) are just the two newest cultural references that the show has made.

For those who wish to watch the episode, the episodes should be on Netflix soon and can be found with an internet search or on Itunes or Amazon.

(Clip found on YouTube and credit goes to NonPareil)

Sailor Moon Guests Appearing at Anime Revolution

Fans in or near Vancouver, B.C. will be interested to hear that Anime Revolution will have a variety of Sailor Moon guests this year including:

Stephanie “Sugar” Lyn Beard (Rini #2/Sailor Minimoon – from the Cloverway English Dub of S and SuperS)

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Jessica Gee George (Petz in Viz Media’s English Dub)

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Grant George (Joe in Viz Media’s English Dub of Episode 25 and a bodyguard in Episode 22)

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Anime Revolution will  be on August 14-16th at the Vancouver Convention Centre in the east wing. Tickets are available for purchase online and are currently available at a discounted rate. 3 day passes for adults are on sale for $60 (regularly $75) and 3 day child passes are on sale for $30 (regularly $35). At the door admission will range from $50-60 depending on the date you attend.

Stay tuned for more Sailor Moon guest announcements!

Sailor Sighting in Orange is the New Black

Hello Moonies!

I was multitasking and binge-watching the ever-popular Orange is the New Black when I had to look up from what I was doing to make sure what I heard was right. If you are a fan of the series and are trying to avoid spoilers, Don’t read after this bold print, okay??

In Episode 6: “Ching Chong Chang”, our favorite hopeless romantic and creepy stalker Lorna Morello has struck up a new relationship with Ron, her brand new prison pen-pal. During his visit, they talk about their love of anime, and Ron talks about a horse-fight at “the expo” involving one of our own. Below, are screenshots with captions from the exchange that happens around the 28-minute mark. If the image below is hard to read, click to enlarge.

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I’m also wondering if this might have been a jab at the brony fandom from the writers? Have any of you gotten into weird fandom fights with fans?

Moonbeams forever,
Sailordees.

Edit: For those who want to watch this episode, watch it on Netflix here.

Sandy Fox Appearing at Otakon 2015

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Sandy Fox, the new voice of ChibiUsa/Sailor Chibimoon/Black Lady will be appearing at Otakon 2015, accompanied by her husband, Lex Lang (who is also a voice actor, best known for playing Han Solo in Star Wars video games and Sanoske Sagara in Rurouni Kenshin).

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From the press release:

Fox began her career in voice acting with an array of voices for “The Simpsons,” “King of the Hill,” and “Futurama”. She is recognized for her unique and child-like voice, and in addition to her roles in “Sailor Moon Crystal” and “ALDNOAH.ZERO,” she has played Mina in “Naruto,” Cylindria in “Pacman’s Ghostly Adventures,” Peashy in “Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory,” and Flonne in the “Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten” video games. She also voiced the faeries and creatures in Disney’s “Maleficent” and various characters in the blockbuster, “Wreck it Ralph.” Fox’s animation roles include Daisy in Disney’s “Princess Palace Pets,” Harmony in “Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi,” T-AI in FOX’s “Transformers: Robots in Disguise,” Mipsy Mipson in Nickelodeon’s “As Told by Ginger,” and Melody in “My Life as a Teenage Robot.” She has also voiced legendary anime characters, including Mina and Momiji in “Naruto,” Himespetchi in “Tamagotchi,” Sumomo in “Chobits,” Flonne in “Disgaea,” Ritz in “Bleach,” Tachikoma in “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex,” Marie in “Please Teacher!”, Kyoko in “Akira,” Mistral and Mirielle in “.HACK” and Paiway in “Vandread.” Fox has become internationally known, as well, for voicing Betty for Universal Studios and King Syndicate Features since 1991.

She is also co-founder of H2Om Water with Intention, Love Planet Productions and The Love Planet Foundation, a 501(c) non-profit which creates education and awareness for social and environmental issues.

Otakon 2015 will be held July 24-26 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. current pricing is $90 for those who renew a previous online-registration or $95 for those who are registering as new members. Prices will increase after they sell 25,000 tickets. Please note that Otakon has an attendance cap of 35,000 people.