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

Vince Corazza Appearing at Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration

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Vince Corazza, the voice of Alan Granger as well as one of the three voices of Tuxedo Mask will be appearing at the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration on Saturday, July 9th at the Ontario Science Centre.

We previously announced that Jennifer Cihi will be performing a live concert and that we have four lovely cosplay guests and the wonderful Tony Daniels was our first announced voice actor guest for this year.

We’ve also shared a video message we received from Tony Daniels on social media, which is embedded below in case you haven’t watched it yet:

Additional activities have also been announced for the event, including…

A video game area, “Game Center Crown” which is brought to you by the Toronto Gaymers

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A dance party brought to you by Kawaii Bass

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And a Masquerade Costume Contest, hosted by Bear Sailor Moon

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You can now register to be in the cosplay contest hereBear Sailor Moon is organizing this event and will be able to answer any questions you may have about the logistics of the contest. Entries will be judged by our cosplay guests YumeKitsurieJelly Cosplay, and Ammie Cosplay.

 

More to be announced soon!

 

For more information and to see the latest updates about the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration, please check out the official website and the Facebook event page.

We are currently in our pre-registration period, where tickets are $20 each until one week before the event. At the door, tickets will be $25 each. We also have discounts for children (6-11 year olds are $5 off and children 5 and under are free). Convention attendees also receive discounted parking at the Science Centre and, if you would also like to check out the exhibits, you will be able to purchase discounted admission to the exhibits as well.

For the press release about this event, please click here.

More Guests Announced for the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration

In case you missed the announcements on the event page, we have confirmed Jill Frappier (Luna), Susan Roman (Sailor Jupiter) and Ammie Cosplay as the latest guests for the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration that I will be hosting at the Ontario Science Centre on Sunday, September 27th.

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This will be the first time since 2013 that Jill Frappier and Ron Rubin (the voices of Luna and Artemis) will be reuniting at an event! This is an opportunity to meet both cats that you won’t want to miss.

Jill Frappier is our third announced Guest of Honour, and she portrayed the original voice of Luna for the entire run of the DiC and Cloverway dubs of Sailor Moon. Jill is an actor, storyteller, drama teacher “extraordinaire,” and has performed in well over 100 plays at major theatres in Toronto and across Canada, including the Shaw and Stratford Festivals.

Jill’s voice is frequently heard in CBC radio dramas and televised cartoon series. Her most notable cartoon roles are Luna in Sailor Moon, Mrs. Prysselius in Pippi Longstocking, Doucette in Anatole, the wicked Sherry in Totally Spiez, Little Mutt in Animal Shelf, Auntie Yorkshire in Pecola, and the Lady in Waiting (Jane’s Mom) in Jane and the Dragon. Her pottery, under the brand Jill’s Objets, was recently featured at the One of a Kind Show in Toronto.

 

Our Cosplay Guest of Honour is none other than Ammie Cosplay, who has cosplayed all of the sailor senshi!

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Ammie 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 and lives by the motto “if I can make it, anyone can make it!” If you would like to keep updated with Ammie’s cosplay, you can follow her on deviantART.

 

And last, but certainly not least, our latest guest announcement is Susan Roman, the original voice of Sailor Jupiter in the entire run of the DiC and Cloverway dubs of Sailor Moon!

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Susan is also known for many other voice roles including Snowy the dog in TinTin, Melissa Raccoon from the second season of The Raccoons, Champ Bear in The Care Bears Movie and the Care Bears TV series, Good Luck Bear in Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot and The Care Bears’ Big Wish Movie, Oliver and Judy Tate in Beyblade, Salima in Beyblade V-Force, and she had a recurring guest role as the Morlock leader Callisto in the first X-Men animated series. Susan also enjoys gardening and has had her garden featured in Toronto garden tours.

Panels, presentations, and other activities currently on the schedule for the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration 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 and Jill Frappier: 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 their views of Sailor Moon and the roles of Artemis and Luna
  • Q&A session with Susan Roman: ask your questions about what it was like to be the voice of the powerful and feminine Sailor Jupiter and how being part of the anime series and movies from beginning to end influenced her view of Sailor Moon.
  • Autographs and photo ops with Roland Parliament, Ron Rubin, Jill Frappier, and Susan Roman
  • 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 and sociology as related to Sailor Moon (and Sailor Moon cosplay) 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!

If you are interested in running a panel or event, you can sign up here.

Pre-registration tickets are $12, pre-registration with a commemorative wristband is $14. At the door, admission will be $15, and the wristbands will be $2 each.

Buy your tickets here! Pre-registration will close on Friday, September 18th.

I hope to see you there!

 

 

Fan Made Comedy Video Questions Usefulness of Tuxedo Mask

This comedy sketch video was shared with us a while ago by Alice Moran (who plays Sailor Moon in the video). It’s a tongue-in-cheek look at Sailor Moon versus a random villain (played by Jon Blair) who questions the usefulness of Tuxedo Mask (played by Kyle Dooley).

The full video is embedded below if you’d like to check it out:

Have your own Sailor Moon related fan creation that you’d like to share with us? Send us an email!

Sailor Moon Cutie Moon Rod Proplica

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All cosplayers know the best thing to make any cosplay stand out is a cosplayers prop….or the cosplay itself. Anyways, hot off their release of the recent Season 1 Moon Stick Proplica comes the Cutie Moon Rod Proplica by Bandai from Sailor Moon R. It was previewed at the Tokyo Toy Show this past June and is seeing a release this October. The prop itself includes lights and sound effects including the “Moon Princess Halation” attack voiced by Kotono Mitsuishi herself who voices Sailor Moon. It also features for collectors out there a stand that’s shaped like the Moon Kingdom castle to proudly display it on your mantle along with your other anime or Sailor Moon goods. It’s even usable for all you Sailor Moon cosplayers out there for your next con or event. Currently its on preorder on Amazon for $100.00. Or on Jlist for $120.00