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.

Countdown to Anime North 2015

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Anime North will be starting in a couple of days!

For Toronto area fans who may have missed updates on our Facebook page, here are some of the Sailor Moon highlights:

  • Sailor Moon discussion panel: Saturday, 4pm, Plaza ballroom A (International Plaza) — I’m on this as an expert for media and merchandise questions, especially for those who can’t make it to my presentation.
  • Sailor Moon Merchandise and Media: Sunday, 10am, Halton room (International Plaza) — this is my usual presentation on the latest media and merchandise news, followed by a Q&A. I will have a small giveaway for anyone who attends!
  • Sailor Moon photoshoots (these locations are on the lawn outside the Congress Centre):
    • Saturday, 2pm at location TCC3
    • Sunday, 2pm at location TCC2
  • Video showings:
    • Sailor Moon Classic (dubbed, most likely the Viz Media version), Saturday, 2pm, Aurora Room (International Plaza)
    • Sailor Moon Crystal (subbed), Saturday, 6pm, International A (International Plaza)
    • Sailor Moon Crystal (subbed), Sunday, 10am, International C (International Plaza)
    • Sailor Moon Classic (not sure if this is subbed or dubbed), Sunday, 2pm, London Room (International Plaza)

Other places you can find me (or get a message to me):

I will be reporting on Anime North with a dedicated photographer/videographer. If you get your picture taken, be sure to check out our Google+ page after the convention!

Hope to see you there if you can make it! Have a happy and safe convention :)

Jill Frappier Appears on X Company

X Company is a relatively new television series created by Stephanie Morgenstern (Sailor Venus #1) and her partner Mark Ellis. The series is about a secret organization in World War II era.

Here the series description from IMDb:

X COMPANY is an emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits – Canadian, American and British – torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility on the shores of Lake Ontario. These agents parachute behind enemy lines, where they’re fair game for torture and execution. From elegant hotels to hellholes in the field, it’s one risky operation after another, masterminded by the brains of Camp X.

It’s worth noting that Camp X was a real spy facility, the first in North America, and trained hundreds of spies. The series inspired by Camp X (which includes many historically accurate details) airs on CBC on Wednesdays at 9pm eastern, and you can watch full episodes of X Company on the CBC website.

In episode 5, Jill Frappier (Luna) plays the role of Lisette. She’s seen at the beginning of the episode, just after the title screen, talking on the train to two of the main characters who have gone undercover as a married couple as a means to enter a town in France where young girls are disappearing.

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We’ll keep you updated about any other guest appearances by Sailor Moon cast members. If it’s anything like Flashpoint, we can expect to see at least a few more.