Legend of the Moon – Fan Run ISMD Event in Los Angeles

New for Los Angeles this year, an 18+ nightclub style event is coming for Sailor Moon fans! Organized by Carrie Sleutskaya (a Project Runway alumna), fans can expect to see a very different style of Sailor Moon event come to Los Angeles this year. We think that this year’s Legend of the Moon is going to be a fun event for older fans of Sailor Moon and it sounds like it’s going to be a memorable night.

Check out the promo video!

Performance Guest Highlights Include:

The Corps Dance Crew

A widely acclaimed dance crew, the five performers will be cosplaying as the inner Sailor Guardians. They have performed at multiple conventions, and will be performing two different themed acts: “Hip Hop Sailor Guardians” and “Ronin Scouts.” Each act showcases different cosplays to accentuate their

Burlesque Performance by Moon Tease Burlesque

From the annual packed “Moon Tease Burlesque” show, performers Lola Chan (as Sailor Chibi-Moon), Miss Onyx Von Duren (as Queen Nehelenia), and Gwen Ruby (as Luna), will reenact their exclusive once-a-year performances not seen anywhere else.

Music Spun by XIAN VOX

This Los Angeles DJ and promoter brings an impressive résumé of sonic alchemy to the table. Among a myriad of previous residencies, the EDWARDIAN BALL and the LABYRINTH OF JARETH fantasy masquerade stand out. But mainly she is known as the owner of LADEAD (Los Angeles Darkside Events And Dance), a brand that spans a dozen different events, formats and aesthetics; including the internationally infamous rollerskating party, WUMPSKATE, and what began as the world’s first steampunk club back in 2005, MALEDICTION SOCIETY. Most of her patrons are aware of her passion for music, and her ability to weave strange narratives at the decks. But what most don’t know is that XIAN is also an avid fan of anime and manga, with a completion list that would put most otaku to shame. You can also find her on Instagram and Twitter.

Additional Event Highlights:

  • Cosplay contest judged by Carrie Sleutskaya (fashion designer, costume fabricator for film/tv, and graphic designer), JoEllen Elam Conway (fantasy designer behind “Firefly Path”), and Kristen “Space Invader” Carr (recognized cosplayer, costumer, and fabricator for film/tv). Each of the cosplay contest judges will be contributing to the contest prizes and additional prizes are provided by event sponsors.
  • VIP room with exclusive entertainment:
    • Nexxus is a magician from the Magic Castle, who will be dressed in theme as the character “Tuxedo Mask,” utilizing the character’s trademark item (roses) in his acts amongst the many other magical acts he has planned. Additionally, he’ll be giving exclusive invitations to the Magic Castle for VIP members only.

    • Leelahel is our “Moon Mystic” and will be offering complimentary 10-minute readings to members. She will take a look into the secret messages that the universe provides through the timeless wisdom of her tarot cards and offer consultation to explore options for life, self-empowerment, and self-love. She is offering an additional list of services available for that night.
  • Photo areas staged by Make Light Studios
  • Themed cocktails that incorporate Go Girl Energy drinks
  • Moonlight Market with vendors selling various items
  • Small art gallery displaying Sailor Moon art by various artists

Tickets for the event are $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door for general admission. Must be 18+ to attend.

$40 pre-sale tickets are also available for VIP (may or may not be available at the door at a higher price), must be 21+.

Pre-sale tickets are available at ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1497745.

The event will be held at the UNION nightclub on Friday, August 4th from 9pm-2am.

Additional information about the event can be found in the press release or by visiting the official website for the event.

Meet Todd Haberkorn This Summer at Fan World and Anime Revolution

Todd Haberkorn, the new voice of Jadeite, will be appearing at a couple of conventions this summer that we’re watching.

Todd Haberkorn photo


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The first is Fan World, a cross-border convention in Niagara Falls (Ontario and New York state). This event runs July 21-23 on the US side, and July 22 on the Canadian side in what they are calling a “Super Saturday” as it will be filled with as many of the guests as possible and a variety of events. Three day passes are currently $30 USD and Canadian Saturday only passes will be $25 CAD. Weekend and day passes are also available via online registration in USD.

Todd will be joined by Roland Parliament (voice director for season 1 and 2 of the DiC dub and voice of Melvin) to talk with fans about Sailor Moon.



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On the other side of Canada, fans in British Columbia will be able to meet Todd Haberkorn at Anime Revolution from August 4-6 at the Vancouver convention centre. This convention has grown to be a fan favourite for west coast anime and Sailor Moon fans.

As mentioned previously, they have also announced Shizuka Itou (Sailor Venus in Sailor Moon Crystal) as a guest, so you will get to meet both American and Japanese actors from the Sailor Moon franchise.

Three day pass tickets are approximately $75 +tax for the convention (currently discounted to $70 +tax). Single day passes are also available at the door and range from $50-$60 (plus taxes). Their ticket site is currently experiencing some technical difficulties, you may encounter errors in Google Chrome but you can try another browser for the time being.

Sandy Fox and Other Sailor Moon Highlights at Anime North 2017

This year’s Anime North is coming up soon and Sailor Moon fans can look forward to quite a few highlights in the schedule including meeting Sandy Fox, the new voice of Chibiusa/Sailor Chibimoon in the Viz Media dubs of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal. This is her first appearance in Toronto, so be sure to give her a warm welcome.

Anime North is one of my favourite conventions and I highly recommend it to anime fans in the Toronto area. It has a positive atmosphere, lots of cosplayers, and tons of programming so there is always something interesting to check out! It has grown to be a quite large event, so do keep that in mind if you are wary of crowds. There are places you can go that are less crowded such as panel rooms, but the dealers’ room is often packed as are the outdoor areas surrounding the Toronto Congress Centre (a.k.a. the TCC).

For drivers, it is good to note that there is plenty of free parking available during the day at the TCC, but overnight parking needs to be paid for at the hotels. It is also advisable to enter the TCC parking lot by car through the Martin Grove entrance as traffic is less congested on that road (use the address of 1020 Martin Grove rd in your GPS for this).

If you are taking public transit, keep in mind that TTC service will become extremely crowded during peak times, especially on the 52 Lawrence bus. There will also be a subway closure between St. George and Broadview stations on May 27th-28th. There are some possible route options listed here, however I strongly recommend carpooling if you can or planning extra travel time. There are NO express buses between the convention and the subway, expect to be delayed.

And now for the part you’re really here for! The following is a breakdown of Sailor Moon related programming and a couple other items that might interest our readers.

Friday, May 26th

  • 5pm-7pm — Sandy Fox autographs (TCC Autograph Area Hall A)
  • 6pm-7pm — Sailor Moon cosplay photoshoot (DT2)
  • 7pm-10pm — Trigun Doughnut Eating Contest (International Plaza Terrace Café): a returning contest, it would definitely be a winner for our favourite Sailor Guardian who can’t resist a good snack!
  • 7:30pm-8:30pm — Q&A with Lex Lang and Sandy Fox (TCC Pinsent room, panel 1): Question and answer panel with Sandy Fox and her husband Lex Lang. Sailor Chibimoon and Goku!

Saturday, May 27th

  • 11am-1:30pm — Sandy Fox autographs (TCC Autograph Area Hall A)
  • 11:30am-12:30pm — Anime and Fandom with YTV’s Anime Master (TCC Waxman Room Panel 2): meet the Anime Master from YTV and take a look at how YTV influenced anime fandom in Canada.
  • 1pm-3pm — The Sailor Moon 25th Anniversary Game Show (TCC Cohen Ballroom): brought to you by Fan World and the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration, expect a fun Sailor Moon themed game show to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchise!
  • 2pm-5pm — Sandy Fox autographs (TCC Autograph Area Hall A)
  • 3pm-4pm — Sailor Moon cosplay photoshoot (TCC4)
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm — Sailor Moon Merchandise (TCC Berton 3-4 Panel 6): Presentation on the latest and greatest official merchandise and where you can get it. Brought to you by the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration (and presented by yours truly).
  • 7pm-10pm — Trigun Doughnut Eating Contest (International Plaza Terrace Café) — another chance to eat donuts and do your best impression of Usagi at the same time. She can certainly beat that Vash the Stampede guy in an eating contest.
  • 8:30pm-9:30pm — Fan Fiction The Show comedy performance (TCC Cohen Ballroom)

Sunday, May 28th

  • 11am-1:30pm — Sandy Fox autographs (TCC Autograph Area Hall A)
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm — Sailor Moon Discussion Panel (TCC Berton 3-4 Panel 6): Come chat about everything Sailor Moon: the manga, the anime, the musicals, and more!
  • 2pm-5pm — Sandy Fox autographs (TCC Autograph Area Hall A)
  • 3pm-4pm — Sailor Moon cosplay photoshoot (TCC4)

There are lots of other interesting items on the schedule this year, so be sure to check out the full program here and make your plan for the weekend!

You can also meet some of the team for the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration at booth #IA08 in the industry area in Hall F of the Toronto Congress Centre, near the entrance to the dealers’ room. We will be giving away some fun freebies as well as selling tickets to this year’s Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration, selling buttons, and selling tote bags.

Aside from programming that I’m participating in, you will be able to find me at the booth quite easily. I will be running the Sailor Moon merchandise presentation, moderating/leading the Sailor Moon discussion panel, helping out with the Sailor Moon game show, and I will also be running a Social Media for Cosplayers panel on Saturday from 3pm-4pm in the Montreal room at the International Plaza.

Passes for Anime North range from $35-$45 for a single day or $60 for the weekend. Weekend passes typically sell out in advance, so it is best to purchase those online if possible. Complete information on registration options is available here.

I hope to see you there and that you will have a great Anime North this year! Remember to take breaks and stay hydrated while also having fun.

Sugar Lyn Beard and Susan Roman to Appear at Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration

More voice actors have been added to the roster of guests of honour for this year’s Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration: Sugar Lyn Beard (Rini/Sailor Minimoon) and Susan Roman (Sailor Jupiter).

Sugar Lyn Beard was the second voice actress for the character of Rini who transformed into Sailor Minimoon in the original English dubs of Sailor Moon and played the majority of the episodes featuring the child of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask from the future. Sugar is known as an actress as well as a television and radio personality.

For Susan Roman, being part of the wacky, wonderful world of animation for most of her adult life has been a dream come true. Along the way, she worked on projects that have since become mainstream classics. She is probably best known as the voice of Sailor Jupiter in the original English dub of Sailor Moon.

Additional sponsors have also recently been added for this year’s convention. The current list of sponsors includes:

The complete program is set to be released by the end of May and will include scheduled times for a variety of panels, activities, and screenings. The Sailor Moon R movie will have a featured screening at this event, for those fans who missed the theatrical screening or who wish to watch it again with other Sailor Moon fans.

Crafting and video games are returning in “Game Center Crown” and attendees will be able to try a couple of Sailor Moon video games included with their admission as well as make a selection of crafts including buttons, hair bow clips, tutus, mini backpacks, and more. Outdoors, there will also be an area where fans can play a giant game of chess and see if they have what it takes to be a chess master like Sailor Mercury! There will also be “capture the rose” and some other casual games.

Additional features for this convention celebrating the 24th anniversary of the classic anime series are to be announced at a later date.

Pre-registration tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for children 6-11. Admission at the door is $30 general admission, $25 for children 6-11. Children 5 and under are always free.

Fans attending Anime North can also meet some of the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration crew and hear more about the only Sailor Moon convention in Toronto.

Full press release is available here for the guest announcements.

Shizuka Itou Appearing at Anime Revolution Summer

Fans in the Vancouver area can look forward to meeting voice actress and singer Shizuka Itou (Sailor Venus in Sailor Moon Crystal) this August at Anime Revolution Summer.

Some of Shizuka Itou’s other voice roles include: Yayoi Kunizuka (Psycho-Pass), Tamaki Kousaka (To Heart 2), Lenalee Lee (D. Gray Man), Irina Jelavic (Assassination Classroom), Himawari Kunogi (xxxHolic), Hinagiku Katsura (Hayate the Combat Butler), Koko Hekmatyar (Jormangund) and Akeno Himejima (High School DxD).

In March 2016, Shizuka Itou was also awarded Best Supporting Actress at the 10th Annual Seiyuu Awards.

In addition to voicing anime and game characters, Shizuka Itou is a well-known singer in Japan and has lent her vocals to ending theme songs in animes such as Hayate the Combat Butler and Amagami SS.

Three day pass tickets are approximately $75 +tax for the convention (currently discounted to $70 +tax). Single day passes are also available at the door and range from $50-$60 (plus taxes). Their ticket site is currently experiencing some technical difficulties, you may encounter errors in Google Chrome but you can try another browser for the time being.

Source: Anime Revolution Facebook Page