Jill Frappier Pottery at Arts Market & Upcoming Appearance in Assassin’s Creed

Jill's Objets

As you may know, Jill Frappier (Luna) creates a variety of pottery items under the brand name Jill’s Objets. Her pottery is now available at the 846 College street location of the Arts Market in Toronto. The Arts Market is a group of gift shops showcasing items created by local artists. The College street location is open Wednesday to Friday 12pm-7pm and on weekends from 11am-7pm.

If you are in or near Toronto and would like to check out Jill’s variety of pottery, that is a great place to see and purchase her pottery any time of year.

Here is a preview of some of the items you will find in the store:

Jill's Objets - Display at Arts Market

Also, for those who had attended this year’s Sailor Moon Celebration in Toronto, you might have witnessed Jill’s dance moves in our video game area! We will post a video clip of Jill dancing to a game with some of the attendees soon, on our Youtube channel. We could definitely see her zumba skills in action.

Fans may also be interested in keeping an eye out for the next Assassin’s Creed video game. Jill participated in motion capture as a character for the game back in August, and she said she had a great time.

We will be keeping an eye out for more convention appearances as well, as Jill Frappier and Ron Rubin are interested in appearing together at more shows to meet the fans in future.

I will have another voice actor update for you as well soon.

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!

 

 

Jill Frappier Appears on X Company

X Company is a relatively new television series created by Stephanie Morgenstern (Sailor Venus #1) and her partner Mark Ellis. The series is about a secret organization in World War II era.

Here the series description from IMDb:

X COMPANY is an emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits – Canadian, American and British – torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility on the shores of Lake Ontario. These agents parachute behind enemy lines, where they’re fair game for torture and execution. From elegant hotels to hellholes in the field, it’s one risky operation after another, masterminded by the brains of Camp X.

It’s worth noting that Camp X was a real spy facility, the first in North America, and trained hundreds of spies. The series inspired by Camp X (which includes many historically accurate details) airs on CBC on Wednesdays at 9pm eastern, and you can watch full episodes of X Company on the CBC website.

In episode 5, Jill Frappier (Luna) plays the role of Lisette. She’s seen at the beginning of the episode, just after the title screen, talking on the train to two of the main characters who have gone undercover as a married couple as a means to enter a town in France where young girls are disappearing.

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image property of CBC, et. al.

We’ll keep you updated about any other guest appearances by Sailor Moon cast members. If it’s anything like Flashpoint, we can expect to see at least a few more.

 

Countdown to Unplugged: A Weekend of Awesome

Unplugged Expo 2 Logo

Hey, fans! It’s just under three weeks until the second annual Unplugged Expo.

The self-described “weekend of awesome” is going to feature a variety of Sailor Moon talent that fans will not want to miss!

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In case you haven’t seen all of their updates, here’s the current list of Sailor Moon voice actors you can expect to see at Unplugged:

  • Jill Frappier (Luna)
  • Katie Griffin (Sailor Mars #1)
  • Terri Hawkes (Sailor Moon #2)
  • Julie Lemieux (Sammy, Peruru, etc.)
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  • Stephanie Morgenstern (Sailor Venus #1)
  • Toby Proctor (Tuxedo Mask #2)
  • Susan Roman (Sailor Jupiter)
  • Ron Rubin (Artemis)

…And here’s the list of the Sailor Moon Voice Directors (and sometimes Voice Actors too!) who will also be appearing at Unplugged:

  • Roland Parliament (Voice Director, Melvin)
  • John Stocker (Voice Director)

Want more? Here is the complete list of anime guests on their website.

Unplugged Expo will be held at The Daniels Spectrum Centre in Toronto on October 26th-27th, 2013. Weekend admission is $20 +taxes if you pre-register by October 21st.

I will be there to cover as much as I can for Moon Chase readers, and I hope to see you there as well!

Edit: Added Roland’s promo video.

North American VA Update – Summer 2011

Toby Proctor (Tuxedo Mask #2) can be heard in two episodes of Turbo Dogs, an animated series. He is joined by other Sailor Moon voice actors, including: Catherine Disher (Mimet), Ron Rubin (Artemis), Colin O’Meara (Andrew) and Lyon Smith (Sapphire). The episodes where you can hear them are titled “The Muffled Mess-Up/Return to Lender” (aired December 2010) and “Best Buds Forever/Alsatian Aces” (aired January 2011). He also appears as a police office in an episode of XIII: The Series, a Canadian action series based on a Belgian comic book. The series is about XIII, who is trying to uncover the truth about his past life while being hunted by a dark anti-government organization. Toby appears in episode 7, “Undertow.”

Barbara Radecki (Sailor Neptune) appeared in an episode of Good Dog as Julia, the ex-wife of the main character. The dramatic comedy is about a TV producer who “caves in to network demands and asks his young girlfriend, Claire to move into his house, but she doesn’t move in alone.” (description from IMDb). This is another series by Shaftesbury Films that includes cast from Sailor Moon (Murdoch Mysteries also had Julie Lemieux and Wendy Lyon guest star in 2009, in separate episodes). The episode featuring Barbara is called “Jack Nicholson.” During this episode, the main character, George, gets a table at a restaurant by claiming that Jack Nicholson will be meeting him for dinner, but his ex-wife is sitting at the next table so he makes excuses to try to leave. In a later episode of this series, David Fraser (Grandpa Hino) appears as Executor, when the main character “deals with the fallout of promising a non-existent television show to the most beautiful woman in the world.” (description from IMDb)

Speaking of David Fraser, he’s been busy! He’s appeared in four different TV series recently. In addition to Good Dog mentioned above, the following is a list of his other appearances. Breakout Kings premiered in March, and David was in the sixth episode, “Queen of Hearts,” as Milt Langley which first aired in early April. The show is about a group of ex-cons working with U.S. Marshals to track down prison escapees. What’s Up Warthogs is about some teenagers who make the morning announcements into a show. David appears in the seventh episode, “The Fall of Warty,” as Jerry the janitor which first aired in late April. Almost Heroes is comedy about brothers forced to take over their father’s failing comic book store after his untimely death. David appears as Baker in the fifth episode, “Terry and Peter vs. Their Hero.”

Jill Frappier (Luna) appears as a recurring character in the Canadian television series Life Unjarred as Helene. So far she has appeared in episodes 4-6, 11, and 13.

TBGO - Chair, shoesEmilie Barlow (Sailor Mars #2, Sailor Venus #2) will be performing on August 13th at Scene Desjardins in Levis, Québec. She will also be performing on the Harmony Square stage at the fourth annual TD Brantford International Jazz Festival, a free outdoor show which will be running September 16th-18th. Her performance is schedule for 5:00 p.m. on September 17th. In October, fans can see Emilie in Québec and Ontario. She will perform on October 27th in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec at l’Espace Rona at 8:00 p.m. On the 29th, she will be in Terrbonne, Québec and performing at Salle Desjardins – Le Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne at 8:30 p.m. On the 30th, she will be in Burnstown, Ontario, on the Schoolhouse stage at Neat Coffee Shop at 8:30 p.m. In December, she will be in Brampton, Ontario on the first, performing at the Rose Theatre at 8:00 p.m. On the second, she will be in Markham, Ontario, at the Markham Theatre performing at 8:00 p.m.

Fans in the United States who would like to hear Emilie’s voice in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, which we previously reported about, can catch the series on The Hub and Canadian fans can find it on Treehouse TV.

Vince Corazza (Alan/ Tuxedo Mask #3) appeared in episode 16, “the Magnificent” of the Supah Ninjas TV series, as Mallini the Magnificent. We also have a release date for Rock and Roll: The Movie, which we’ve previously reported about. The US film release date is July 30th, so interested fans can look out for it soon!

Dream House Poster

David Huband (Serena’s Dad) will be appearing in a TV short called Dave vs Death. The comedic short is about a man named David Kane who, on his deathbed, challenges Death to a game of chess. “If Dave wins, his life is spared. For every piece lost, someone he cares about will die.” (description from IMDb). A poster is now available for the thriller film Dream House (see right), which we previously reported will premiere in theatres on September 30th. A trailer is also available, but if you watch past 1:11 it may spoil the plot. You can see David around 50 seconds into the trailer. He’s the police officer on the left.

David Huband in Dream House

Harvey Atkin (Bumboo/Pox) has reprised his role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The latest episode featuring him as Judge Alan Ridenour was “Delinquent” and it first aired in May 2011.

Maria Vacratsis (Negaforce) appeared in episode six of Skins, which we previously reported as including Sabrina Grdevich (Anne/Lizzy/Sailor Pluto #1) in two other episodes. The series is about a group of teenagers in Baltimore.

Liza Balkan () is featured in The Drowning Girls which is on stage at the Thousand Islands Playhouse Firehall Theatre, until July 30. Described as “the wettest show you’ll ever see, The Drowning Girls is an acclaimed and highly theatrical mystery based on a real life series of murders called “Brides in the Bath” from Edwardian, England.” (description from Kingston This Week) Showtimes are Tuesdays to Sundays at 8 p.m., with Friday and Saturday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at 1000islandsplayhouse.com. A review of the play is available here.

(Images from Emilie Barlow’s Flickr pool, IMDb, and North Country Public Radio)