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.

Jennifer Cihi and Tony Daniels Appearing at the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration

In case you missed the announcements on our Twitter feed and on our Facebook page, the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration is returning for a second year! This year’s event will be Saturday, July 9th at the Ontario Science Centre. Activities will be running n our event space from 11am to 8pm.

This year we will have Jennifer Cihi, the original singing voice for Sailor Moon in the DiC/Cloverway dubs. She even recorded a special message for the fans!

Jennifer will be available for autographs, a Q&A, and a live concert! It’s going to be a lot of fun, don’t miss this rare appearance in Toronto.

We will also be having the wonderful Tony Daniels return as a voice actor guest. Tony’s key roles in the original English dub included Jedite, Wiseman, and baby Jordan. We will have a video message from him for you soon as well!

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Tony will be available for autographs, Q&A, and photo ops. He doesn’t venture to Toronto events often, so this is a great time to meet him.

We also have four fantastic cosplay guests! These beautiful ladies will be hosting panels about how to make a sailor fuku, makeup for cosplay, and even wig styling!

From Cosmeko, we have Yume and Kitsurie:

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We also have the lovely Jelly Cosplay:

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And returning for a second year, the wonderful Ammie Cosplay:

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And for the first time we will also be having a real Masquerade!

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Our cosplay guests of honour will be judging cosplay entries in multiple categories on a point system. We will be selecting up to three winners (depending on the number of entrants) who will receive awesome prizes. All costume levels and ages are welcome. And last but not least, our master of ceremonies for the Masquerade is the fabulous Bear Sailor Moon.

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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. At the door, tickets will be $25 each. We also have discounts for children. Convention attendees will 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.

Stay tuned for more updates! We will be announcing additional guests and providing more details about panels and activities leading up to the event. It’s gearing up to be a really fun event and I hope that if you can make it you will venture over to the Science Centre on July 9th.

Momoiro Clover Z/KISS Collaboration

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What do you get when you cross a American Rock Icon with a popular J-pop band? A rather interesting collaboration. Recently Momoiro Clover Z who is known for their song “Moon Pride” from Sailor Moon Crystal made a recent collaboration with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and Rock Legends, KISS (who happen to be one of the authors favorite bands) to do a song and a recent music video of their new song “Yumeno Ukiyoni Saitemina” while KISS also made a song with them entitled “Samurai Son”.

In a video that was on youtube showed the two meeting as well as making the video as well as showing the girls judging by their body language and a video of them in KISS makeup as huge fans of the group and seemed both bands enjoyed working with one another on this collaboration.

For those who aren’t familiar with KISS, KISS is the band who has been around since 1973 and are well known for their over the top makeup, costumes, stage show and rocking tunes from “Detroit Rock City”, “Rock and Roll All Nite”, “Calling Dr. Love” to name a few. All these helped propel the band to becoming one of rock’s well known and famous icons today. During the bands last night of their Japanese leg of their tour in Japan at the Tokyo Dome their special guests will include Momoiro Clover Z on March 3rd.

For those who are curious, here is their music video for everyone’s viewing pleasure and also KISS themselves made their version of the song as well. Enjoy Moonies 🙂 : “Yumeno Ukiyoni Saitemina”

Sailor Moon Shoujo Spectacular in Massachusetts

sm_spectacular_promoFans in and near Cambridge, Massachusetts may be interested in checking out the “Sailor Moon Shojo Spectacular” on November 12th at Oberon. The 18+ event will include various performances inspired by Sailor Moon.

Here’s the press release from the organizers:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THE SAILOR MOON SHOUJO SPECTACULAR RETURNS!

Get your sailor suits ready for an evening of music, burlesque, circus and art in celebration of the classic 90s anime Sailor Moon!

Fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight ~ the Sailor Moon Shoujo Spectacular is BACK for its second sugoi year! Join kawaii curators Amy Macabre and Jade Sylvan for an evening of performance dedicated to one of the most influential and long-lasting shoujo animes of all time––Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon! Let out your inner magical girl on Wednesday, November 12th, at Oberon!

Including burlesque and circus tributes by Fonda Feeling; music by, Niki Luparelli, Jade Sylvan w/ special guest Nuda Veritas, Jade Plays Anime Theme Songs on the Harmonium; drag acts; live drawing by Zombie Romance; thoughtful words from Harvard Japanese Girl Culture scholar, Andrew Campana, and more!

Hosted by Queen Beryl AKA Amy Macabre

Plus, there’ll be an amazing COSTUME CONTEST with fabulous prizes sponsored by geek clothing company Kobra Kawaii! Dress to impress your superior mistress Queen Beryl and walk away with shoujo swag!

The organizers have also shared with us some videos from last year’s event:

Lesbian Tank Top plays “World Shaking”:

Mary Bichner and Planetary Quartet (also check out the related video of the audience singalong of the English theme!):

Fans can attend this year’s “Sailor Moon Shoujo Spectacular” on Wednesday, November 12th, at Oberon in Harvard Square, (2 Arrow St., Cambridge). Doors will open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8PM. Tickets range from $10-$15 (Standing room $10, Stools $12, Table seats $15)

If you attend this event, be sure to share your impressions with us!

If you know of other events like this, feel free to send us the details as we would be happy to share the info with Sailor Moon fans!