Ron Rubin Announced as a Guest for the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration

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In case you missed the announcement on the event page, Ron Rubin is confirmed as our next guest for the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration that I will be hosting at the Ontario Science Centre on Sunday, September 27th.

Ron is well known for his portrayal of Artemis the cat throughout the DiC and Cloverway dubs of Sailor Moon, including the original anime series and movies. Ron is one of the busiest animation actors around. His voice can be heard on countless anime shows and cartoon series including the Emmy Award winning Beetlejuice (Doom Buggy), Marvel Comic’s X-Men (Morph), Avengers (The Vision), Police Academy (Lt. Mahoney), C.O.P.S. (Dr. Badvibes), Bakugan (Stronk, Exostriker), Care Bear’s Big Wish Movie (Messy Bear), SideKick (Master XOX) and Stickin’ Around (Mr. Lederhosen) to name a few.

Events and activities at the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration will include:

  • Q&A session with Roland Parliament: ask your burning questions about what it was like to be the voice of the geeky Melvin, the experience of voice directing Sailor Moon, or even find out more about his book Sailor Moon Reflections
  • Q&A session with Ron Rubin: ask your questions about what it was like to be the voice of a talking cat and how being part of the anime series and movies from beginning to end influenced his view of Sailor Moon and the role of Artemis.
  • Autographs and photo ops with Ron Rubin and Roland Parliament
  • Sailor Moon merchandise: presentation on a selection of merchandise available in Japan and Canada, includes some real life merchandise that you can see up close!
  • Sailor Moon Classic versus Sailor Moon Crystal: open discussion of the two animes
  • Mythology and Sailor Moon: discussion of the influences of mythology in the story of Sailor Moon
  • Gender, Sociology and Sailor Moon: discussion of the aspects of gender, race, and socio-cultural significance of Sailor Moon (and Sailor Moon cosplaying) in North America
  • Sailor Moon singalong: It’s like a group karaoke! Sing along to various Sailor Moon songs, in English and Japanese. Lyrics will be on a screen so everyone can follow along.
  • Cosplay parade
  • And more!

Tickets for the Sailor Moon Celebration can be purchased online in advance for $12. Ticket prices will increase at the door to $15. Commemorative wristbands are an extra $2 each.

Hope to see you there!

International Sailor Moon Day Tomorrow and Toronto Celebration Rescheduled

If you’re in the Toronto area, you may be interested in attending the International Sailor Moon Day Picnic on Olympic Island tomorrow. This picnic is a casual meetup of Sailor Moon fans only and there are no events scheduled. No guests have been announced.

For more details about the picnic, please check out the event page.*

 

Not in Toronto? You may be interested in checking out the list of all locations for International Sailor Moon Day to see if there is an event near you!

 

rparliament_gohIf you are interested in the Sailor Moon Celebration that I will be hosting at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, that has been rescheduled to Sunday, September 27th. Roland Parliament will still be appearing as a featured guest and there will be more guest announcements in the coming weeks!

If you are interested in attending on the new date, the new Facebook event page is here.

Events and activities on the day will include:

  • Q&A session with Roland Parliament: ask your burning questions about what it was like to be the voice of the geeky Melvin, the experience of voice directing Sailor Moon, or even find out more about his book Sailor Moon Reflections
  • Autographs and photo ops with Roland Parliament
  • Sailor Moon merchandise: presentation on a selection of merchandise available in Japan and Canada, includes some real life merchandise that you can see up close!
  • Sailor Moon Classic versus Sailor Moon Crystal: open discussion of the two animes
  • Mythology and Sailor Moon: discussion of the influences of mythology in the story of Sailor Moon
  • Gender, Sociology and Sailor Moon: discussion of the aspects of gender, race, and socio-cultural significance of Sailor Moon (and Sailor Moon cosplaying) in North America
  • Sailor Moon singalong: It’s like a group karaoke! Sing along to various Sailor Moon songs, in English and Japanese. Lyrics will be on a screen so everyone can follow along.
  • Cosplay parade
  • And more!

Tickets for the Sailor Moon Celebration can be purchased online in advance for $10. Ticket prices will increase on August 27th.

Stay tuned for more announcements!

 

*Please note that Moon Chase is not affiliated with the International Sailor Moon Day Picnic on Olympic Island.

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!