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.

Jill Frappier

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!

Ammie Cosplay

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!

Susan Roman

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!

 

 

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.

HEY SWEDES! SAILOR MOON SCREENING COMING YOUR WAY!

For any of our Swedish moonies who are awaiting a chance to watch Sailor Moon again, the first four episodes will be shown in Stockholm! “Animevolution: From Manga To Ganime” is an anime retrospective being held at the Kulturhuset in Stockholm. Toei Animation Europe will be screening first four episodes of Sailor Moon , as well as the Heart Catch Pretty Cure movie, and four hits from 2006-2007 (“Tori no Uta”, “Sekishoku Elegy”, “Highway Jenny” and “Dunwich Horror and other stories”). Swedish fans are encouraged to attend this festival to support the legacy of Toei Animation and of course, Sailor Moon!

Sailor Moon Musical Number to be Presented by Cosplayers in Seoul!

Since 2005, there has been a festival which happens at the same time in Japan and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) to celebrate friendly ties between the two countries. The Japan-Korea Exchange Omatsuri will begin on September 19th, and will take place simultaneously at the Roppongi Hall Arena in Tokyo , and the Seoul Plaza (which happens to be in front of Seoul City Hall) in Seoul. One very interesting event that we hope someone posts video of, will be Korean cosplay group Moonstone going a step further than their usual Sera Myu cosplay! On September 20th, they will be performing a musical number with the use of traditional Korean and Japanese instruments! We don’t know what song they will sing from Sera Myu, but this sounds like it could be a very interesting and fun show! For those of our readers in South Korea, this will take place at 7:30. We would love to see pictures and video of the event if you are going! From the pictures of their appearance in a cosplay parade last year (we have featured them below), they sure put in a lot of effort into their costumes and we think they are pretty close to the original! Also, if any of you know anything about Moonstone (we haven’t been able to find out a lot about them), please tell us, we’d love to tell the fans a little more about them! There will also be a lot of youth participating in performance groups there as well along with Moonstone. There will also be a Japanese cultural parade in Seoul, and in Tokyo there will be a Korean cultural parade, as well as a Kimchi festival, which will teach Japanese people about how to make it, and also a little bit about Korean culture. Perhaps Keiko Kitagawa and Jung Woo-Sung should attend that (we kid, we kid)!

MOONSTONE Appearance at Omatsuri 2008: