The second Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration will be taking place next month, on July 9th, at the Ontario Science Center. This year has some great guests in store yet again. Voice actors Vince Corazza, the voice of Alan Granger and the third voice of Tuxedo Mask, will be there. Tony Daniels, the voice of Jadeite, will be making his second appearance at the convention. Jennifer Cihi, who provided the vocals for many songs in the original English dub of Sailor Moon, will be there to perform a concert. Fan Fiction The Show, who have previously done comedy shows in Toronto about Sailor Moon and other fandoms, will be putting on a live comedy performance at the convention.
There will also be a lot of Cosplay guests including Yume and Kitsurie from Cosmeko, Jelly Cosplay, and Ammie Cosplay. I met Cosmeko at Unplugged Expo a couple of years ago and they had some great tips for making Sailor Moon costumes and accessories.
I had a great time at the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration last year and even had a chance to participate in a few of the panels. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make the trip to Toronto this year.
Former Sailor Moon Singer, Former Sailor Moon Voice Actors, and Masters Level Cosplayers
to Appear at Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration
Toronto, Ontario – June 6, 2016 – Singer Jennifer Cihi; voice actors Tony Daniels and Vince Corazza; cosplayers Yume, Kitsurie, Jelly Cosplay, and Ammie Cosplay to participate in the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration on Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This event is affiliated with International Sailor Moon Day and sponsored by Moon Chase.
Jennifer Cihi has been performing since she was a young girl growing up in California. At the age of 12, she began her professional career when she was cast in the role of Pepper in the 1978 Broadway National Tour of Annie. As a young adult, Jennifer lived and worked in Japan for two years performing at Tokyo Disney. Ironically, after moving back to Los Angeles, she was cast as the singing voice of Sailor Moon. She went on to star in the Nickelodeon television show Roundhouse and has lent her voice to many national jingles, including the now famed Hot Pockets commercials. Just over a decade ago, Jennifer said goodbye to Hollywood and moved to Nashville where her singing career continued to thrive. Now, she attends comic cons all over the US, Canada, and Europe and is excited to appear in Toronto. She will be performing a live concert that will include songs from Sailor Moon.
Tony Daniels was the original voice of Jedite and Wiseman in the DiC dub of Sailor Moon as well as various ancillary characters in the DiC and Cloverway dubs of Sailor Moon. He has voiced many characters including Gambit in X-Men: The Animated Series; Maxum Brain in Sidekick; Boris Balkov, Dunga, and Rick Anderson in Beyblade; and Hawkeye in Avengers: United They Stand. Tony’s voice talents also include impressions and the ability to mimic a variety of accents.
Vince Corazza played Darien Shields/Tuxedo Mask as well as the alien Alan Granger in the DiC and Cloverway dubs of Sailor Moon. His voice has been in thousands of commercials and he has been a signature voice for many major networks. Currently he is the promo voice of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS and you can hear him daily as the voice of Dunkin’ Donuts. Vince has played roles in numerous animated TV shows, including Alden Jones on Braceface, Sam Sparks in Rescue Heroes, and Shickadance in Ace Ventura – Pet Detective. He’s also been part of various successful video game franchises including Carlos Oliveira in Resident Evil 3, Zexion in Kingdom Hearts, and The Marquis De Lafayette in Assassins Creed III. His Narration credits are numerous, namely James Cameron’s Last Mysteries of the Titanic, and most of the DVD extras for Dreamworks animated features from Bee Movie to Megamind to Shrek, Kung-Fu Panda, and Madagascar.
Yume has been cosplaying since 2005 and Kitsurie since 2008. They started doing duo cosplays in 2012. Yume loves the sewing aspect of cosplay making, while Kitsurie enjoys prop making. Both are Sailor Moon fans and have made two different sailor fukus each. Yume has also made a Serenity dress.
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.
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.
About the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration: this event is organized by Emily Gonsalves, known for her role as assistant editor of and regular writer for Moon Chase. This is the second year running for the first Sailor Moon specific convention in the Toronto area. The organizer, supporting staff, and volunteers are unpaid – this event is run by fans for fans.
About Moon Chase: a Sailor Moon focused website, run as a non-profit initiative. The site was founded to share information about Sailor Moon sightings and news from around the world, with the primary audience being English speaking North America.
About International Sailor Moon Day: founded by Sailor Moon fans in 2014 to celebrate the longevity and worldwide impact of Naoko Takeuchi’s classic magical girl series. For further details, please visit ismd.sailormoonmeetup.org
Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration
Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Hours: 11am to 8pm on Saturday, July 9th, 2016
Programming Highlights: question and answer session with the guests, cosplay instruction panels, cosplay contest, video game area hosted by Toronto Gaymers, dance hosted by Kawaii Bass, photo booth run by Cosplay for a Cure, fan-run discussion panels, crafting, and other activities.
For additional information, including how to buy tickets, please visit sailormooncelebration.com