Schedule of Sailor Moon related events at Unplugged Expo in Toronto September 27th and 28th

Unplugged Expo III

Unplugged Expo III is just a week away, September 27th and 28th, in Toronto. Sailor Moon fans will be able to meet Barbara Radecki, the voice of Sailor Neptune and Serena’s Mom, Sabrina Grdevich, the voice of Anne and Sailor Pluto, Roland Parliament, the voice of Melvin and author of the upcoming Sailor Moon Reflections, Ron Rubin, the original voice of Artemis, and Johnny Yong Bosch, the new voice of Artemis. The Unplugged Expo schedule has been posted to their web site. Here’s a run down of what’s going on.

Saturday at noon they’ll be starting off with the Sailor Moon Celebration voice actor panel featuring Barbara Radecki, Sabrina Grdevich, Ron Rubin, Roland Parliament and hosted by Emily from Moon Chase.

Saturday afternoon at 4pm Emily from the Moon Chase Sailor Moon News blog will also be running her Sailor Moon Merchandise panel in which she talks about all kinds of licensed Sailor Moon items from Japan and here in North America.

Saturday evening at 6pm and 8pm and Sunday morning at 11am Roland Parliament, the voice of Melvin and voice director for the first 65 episodes of the dub, will be reading excerpts from his new book Sailor Moon Reflections, The inside story of the original recordings of the English version of Sailor Moon. He will have a limited number of copies of the book for sale at the convention.

Sailor Moon episode 37 - Artemis is Luna's contact

Sunday afternoon at 3pm will be the Sailor Moon Now and Then panel featuring both voices of Artemis, Ron Rubin and Johnny Yong Bosch. This panel will discuss how much has changed throughout the series and discuss Sailor Moon Crystal. Emily from Moon Chase will also be hosting this panel.

For autographs and photo ops the Sailor Moon cast, Barbara Radecki, Sabrina Grdevich, Ron Rubin and Roland Parliament, will be available Saturday at 1pm. Johnny Yong Bosch will be available Saturday at 2pm and again Sunday at 1pm. Johnny Yong Bosch and Ron Rubin will be having a joint autograph and photo session Sunday at 4pm.

These are all the Sailor Moon events officially listed but there will be a lot more going on at the con including a lot of Sailor Moon cosplayers! Toronto Sailor Moon fans should be sure not to miss this one!

This week is your last change to pre-register for Unplugged Expo 3

Unplugged Expo 3

Pre-registration for Unplugged Expo 3 is in it’s final week, ending September 8th. Until then you can save $10 off of the door price of $35. The weekend of September 27th and 28th in Toronto you’ll be able to meet Sabrina Grdevich, the voice of Anne and Sailor Pluto, Barbara Radecki, the voice of Sailor Neptune and Serena’s Mom, and Johnny Yong Bosch, the voice of Artemis from Viz’s new dub.

Roland Parliament, the voice of Melvin and voice director for Sailor Moon, to appear at Unplugged Expo in Toronto September 27th and 28th

Roland Parliament, the voice of Melvin

Roland Parliament, who supplied the voice of Melvin and was the voice director for the first 65 episodes of the DIC dub of the Sailor Moon anime, will once again be appearing at Unplugged Expo at the Chestnut Conference Centre in downtown Toronto September 27th and 28th.

Sailor Moon Reflections cover

Roland Parliament will be promoting his upcoming book, Sailor Moon Reflections: The inside story of the original recordings of the English version of Sailor Moon. This book was originally announced at Unplugged Expo last year at the Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Voice Actor Panel which we posted on our site. As voice director and a voice actor for the series he gained a ton of insight into the recording of the show and will be sharing stories and photos of the behind the scenes moments recording Sailor Moon. You can pre-order the book from the official web site.

You can also check out Roland Parliament in Parliament Funkadelic, the latest episode of the Anime News Network Podcast ANNCast, in which he talks about the book and his time on the show.

Sabrina Grdevich, the voice of Anne and Sailor Pluto, to appear at Unplugged Expo in Toronto September 27th and 28th

Anne Granger voiced by Sabrina Grdevich

Sabrina Grdevich joins the guest list at Unplugged Expo 3 to be held at the Chestnut Conference Centre September 27th and 28th in Toronto. Sabrina Grdevich has done a great number of voices in Sailor Moon! She provided the voice of Anne Granger, the alien, during the Doom Tree Saga. Later in Sailor Moon R she provided the voice of Sailor Pluto as heard through the Luna Sphere and during her appearances later in that season and in the S and SuperS movies. Susan Aceron took on the role of Sailor Pluto during Sailor Moon S. Sabrina Grdevich also supplied the voices of many monsters such as the Jumo the evil doll, Ninjana and Nancy Vargas, the photographer turned monster, Mistrust, a monster who creates illusions in Ami’s mind, as well as Andrew’s younger sister Lizzie.

Luna P - Sailor Pluto - Pu

Outside of Sailor Moon she has also done some live action work including a recurring role in the Canadian drama traders and the android whose face opens up in A.I..

Sailor Pluto

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Barbara Radecki, the voice of Sailor Neptune, to appear at Unplugged Expo in Toronto September 27th and 28th

Barbara Radecki, the voice of Sailor Neptune, at Unplugged Expo

Barbara Radecki, who voiced Sailor Neptune in the Cloverway dub of Sailor Moon S, will be making an appearance at Unplugged Expo 3 this September 27th and 28th at the Chestnut Conference Centre in downtown Toronto. Barbara Radecki also provided the voice of Serena’s mother in both the DiC dubbed first two seasons and the Cloverway dubbed S and SuperS seasons and one of the Doom and Gloom Girls in the episode Day of Destiny.

Ikuko Mama - Serena's Mom

Last year’s Unplugged Expo had a huge gathering of Sailor Moon voice actors to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show. I had a fantastic time at Unplugged Expo 2. For more on that check out the first and second panels that were recorded at that convention.

Sailor Neptune

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Unplugged Expo Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary voice actor panel – Day 2

Unplugged Expo Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary panel - Sunday October 27th 2013 - Ron Rubin, Artemis, Susan Roman, Sailor Jupiter, Terri Hawkes, Sailor Moon, Toby Proctor, Tuxedo Mask

Here’s the second of two Sailor Moon voice actor panels that were part of Unplugged Expo‘s Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary celebration. This panel was from the Sunday, October 27th, in Toronto. Saturday’s panel had more voice actors present but Sunday’s panel allowed for a more intimate experience with Ron Rubin, the voice of Artemis, Susan Roman, the voice of Sailor Jupiter, Terri Hawkes, the voice of Sailor Moon and Toby Proctor, the voice of Tuxedo Mask. The MC is me, Adam Gardner.

The panel focused on the cast’s time working in voice acting and featured a few attacks from the live action series. Though discussion of the new Sailor Moon anime was saved for the Sunday panel there were no new announcements made as no new information was available however the cast is enthusiastic to reprise their roles if given the chance and suggested fans on the Internet would have a lot of influence if they asked to see the original cast return. One such effort which I mentioned during the panel was this Facebook page which petitions to have Terri Hawkes voice Sailor Moon in the new anime. Please support this page and others if you’d like to hear your favourite voice actors in the new show.

Thanks to the Unplugged Expo staff for putting this convention together, to the Sailor Moon voice actors for making a great panel and to Kate for helping with the camera. Check out Kate’s Sailor Moon screenshots on Instagram or Twitter.

Unplugged Expo’s Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary voice actor panel – Day 1

Unplugged Expo Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Panel - Day 1

Here’s the first of two Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary panels from Unplugged Expo in Toronto last weekend. This is the Saturday panel from October 26th. On this panel we have Jill Frappier, the voice of Luna, Ron Rubin, the voice of Artemis, Roland Parliament, the voice of Melvin and voice director for the first 65 episodes of the dub, Julie Lemieux, the voice of Sammy, Katie Griffin, the voice of Sailor Mars, Susan Roman, the voice of Sailor Jupiter, Stephanie Morgenstern, the voice of Sailor Venus, Terri Hawkes, the voice of Sailor Moon and Toby Proctor, the voice of Tuxedo Mask. The MC at the podium is me, Adam Gardner.

The Sunday panel was recorded as well. It included Ron Rubin, Susan Roman, Terri Hawkes and Toby Proctor. It will be posted online as time permits in the coming days.

Thanks to Kate for helping out with the camera. Check out her Sailor Moon screenshots on Instagram or Twitter.

Roland Parliament, Sailor Moon voice actor and voice director, is releasing a book about his experiences dubbing the series

Roland Parliament, the voice of Melvin

Roland Parliament, the voice of Melvin and voice director for the first 65 episodes of the English dub of Sailor Moon, has written a book about his time working on the show. He spoke about this project at the Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Panel at Unplugged Expo this past weekend in Toronto. This book was written this past summer and includes contributions and photos from many of the voice actors that worked on the original DiC dubbed episodes of Sailor Moon. The book is currently with the editor so it should be completed soon.

We’ll be sure to share any more details about this book’s release as it’s release approaches.

The full content of both panels Sailor Moon voice actor panels from Unplugged Expo have been recorded and will be posted to the site as time permits.

Unplugged Expo’s exclusive Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary t-shirt and pinup

Unplugged Expo Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary t-shirt - Women's front Unplugged Expo Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary t-shirt - Women's back

Unplugged Expo is just a few days away, October 26th and 27th in Toronto. There are a few exclusive items related to their Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary celebration that seem worth picking up. These 20th Anniversary exclusive t-shirts by Chop Shop Goods will be sold at the show for $20.

Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Pinup by Jon Lam

Another exclusive, this great looking pinup poster, is just $10. This would be a great item to get autographed by the many voice actors in attendence. It’s by artist Jon Lam. For more of his stuff check out his Facebook page, twitter page or personal web site. Voice actors will also have other items available for sale to get autographed at their table. Postcards will be $5, headshots will be $10 and posters will be $15.

I’ve also gotten more details about the Sailor Moon DQ panel which is taking place Saturday at noon. This will be a panel focusing on the music from the English dub of Sailor Moon.

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Schedule of Sailor Moon related events at Unplugged Expo October 26th and 27th in Toronto

Unplugged Expo - Sailor Moon banner

The schedule for Unplugged Expo has been posted online so we can now confirm when the Sailor Moon related events will be taking place. At this year’s convention there will be a gathering of 10 voice actors from the english dub of Sailor Moon. This includes Stephanie Morgenstern, the voice of Sailor Venus, Katie Griffin, the voice of Sailor Mars, Susan Roman, the voice of Sailor Jupiter, Terri Hawkes, the voice of Sailor Moon, Toby Proctor, the voice of Tuxedo Mask, Jill Frappier, the voice of Luna, Ron Rubin, the voice of Artemis, Roland Parliament, the voice of Melvin, Julie Lemieux, the voice of Serena’s brother Sammy and John Stocker, voice director. This is going to be the largest gathering of english Sailor Moon voice actors in convention history so it should not be missed by any fan who can make it to Toronto this weekend.

The main panels featuring these voice actors will be the Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary panels taking place Saturday at 1pm and Sunday at 2pm. Following each of these panels will be autograph sessions running from 2 to 3pm on Saturday and 3 to 4pm on Sunday.

In addition to these voice actor panels there are a few other events of interest going on. Saturday at 11am will be a Sailor Moon products panel run by Emily from the Moon Chase Sailor Moon news blog. Directly following this at 12pm is a Sailor Moon DQ panel which I don’t have any details on but it has Sailor Moon in it’s title so I’m sure it’ll be fun. Sailor Moon cosplayers will want to check out the How to Make Sailor Moon Fuku panel presented by Cosmeko which will be Saturday afternoon at 4pm.

Schedules are always subject to change so be sure to double check the times when you get to the convention. Pre-registration is still open until October 21st.

I hope to see you at the convention. I’ll be helping out with the voice actor panels so feel free to drop by and say hi afterwards or if you spot me at any other time around the convention.