SeraSymphony to Appear at Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration

We are proud to announce SeraSymphony as the next guest of honour for the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration. This talented, fan-created live music tribute to the Japanese series Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon will be showcased for the first time in Toronto with a special ticket concert. Conducted by Bobbie Lee Crow III, the orchestral concert features background music and image songs from the many adaptations of Naoko Takeuchi’s magical girl series.

Tickets for the concert will first go on sale for Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration attendees on February 14th! Limited tickets will be available to the public at a later date. Questions about tickets for the concert can be emailed to info@blc3music.com.

The SeraSymphony group will also be doing a panel at the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration that our attendees can see to ask questions and get a preview of what to expect at the concert.

Other guests of honour for this year’s event are:

Cosplay Guest of Honour – Lee Scion

Lee Scion is a master level cosplayer with over a decade of experience in the hobby. Working as a professional seamstress, Lee attended post secondary school for Stage Acting, Fashion and Design, as well as a graduate program for Historical Costuming.

Guest of Honour – Bear Sailor Moon

Bear Sailor Moon will be returning as masquerade director and will be giving a sneak peek of his upcoming musical show, Bear Sailor Moon Songbook debuting in July 2017.

Cosplay Guest of Honour – Jelly Cosplay

Jelly Cosplay is a master level cosplayer who found her passion of cosplay in 2001. She has crafted over 70 cosplays, including Sailor Mercury, Queen Beryl, and NoFlutter’s version of Sailor Venus. She brandishes several awards under her belt.

Cosplay Guest of Honour – Ammie Cosplay

Ammie Cosplay started sewing well over a decade ago and has been actively making Sailor Moon costumes for 10 years. As a masters level cosplayer she strives to teach other cosplayers, both novice and masters, tricks of the trade and believes through her own trial and error in the art of costume making, she would like to share the wealth of knowledge she has obtained in the hobby. She has been featured in magazines and books around the world regarding her costumes.

 

The full press release is available here. If you would like to be added to the press list for future press releases about this event, please send an email to info@sailormooncelebration.com

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 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.

Meet the Staff: Sunabozu_86

Name: Sunabozu_86

Position: Author

I Have Been a Sailor Moon Fan Since: 1997 or 98 the glorious Toonami days ^^

Favorite Episode or Movie: Hard to say really since the anime is really awesome and is my gateway anime next to DBZ, Tenchi, Pokemon etc. However, my fave series happens to be Sailor Stars since it was a mature-ish series in the Sailor Moon series and Usagi showed a lot of growth within the anime here. Plus god I love her form in this series too with the angel wings and everything.

Favorite Sailor Moon Character: Sailor Mercury, Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus.

Other anime or Manga I like: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Madoka, FLCL, Tenchi, Golgo 13, Soul Eater, Cowboy Bebop, Steel Angel Kurumi, Pokemon, Street Fighter. I like many others as well, but this is just to name a few.

Other tidbits about myself: I been a cosplayer since 2008 and been in the con scene in my neck of the woods for a bit now. Other than anime, I love Video Games since it became a gateway to my geeky interests including anime along with Pro Wrestling. Sailor Moon as I said was my gateway anime and it even led me among other things to have me meet my girlfriend who happens to be a Serenity cosplayer herself and a Moonie like me. Glad to be on the staff of the website so I’m looking forward to what I can bring to the site.

Meet the Staff: ReoKiome

Name: Reo Kiome
Position: Author
I Have Been A SM Fan Since: Late 2001
Favorite Episode or Movie: Okay, I’m a bit of a heathen but I actually might say the Entirety of PGSM… If I have to go animated though, the Mistress 9 Saga from Sailor Moon S. Also Episodes 196-200 of Stars. Fav Movie: Sailor Moon R: The Movie
Fav SM Character: Sailor Saturn from the Anime; Sailor Luna and Zoisite from PGSM. Also, loving Crystal Tuxedo Kamen/Chiba Mamoru.
Other Manga and Anime: Demon Diary, Planet Ladder, Digimon (S1-3), Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Black Butler, among many others
Other Tidbits: I was in the Navy for 4 years, spending a few of those in Japan (Sadly, no SM Musicals were going on while I was there). I also would use Sailor Moon to study for my advancement exams, which apparently helps. I am a full-time student who studies Psychology, wants to study law and wants to watch her Anime too.