Despite not even remotely being unpacked from the move I’ll be at the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo this weekend!
Catch me at table B14 in the Artist Alley all weekend, or in my panel “How to Identify Bootlegs” Saturday at 5pm in room 101.
Animethon 22 is August 7-9 in Edmonton, Alberta, and I’m gonna be involved in a lot!
First I’ll be in the Artist Alley at table 15 with my friend James. We’ll have LOTS of art you’ll enjoy, and we’d love it if you stopped by to say hello.
Next I’ll have several panels going on the weekend.
…is a walk through and Q&A about… how to identify bootlegs! lol. There will be pictures, and examples, as well as more information than you can handle! Check it out on Friday before the vendor hall opens!
…will be my usual run down of news, merchandise, and a look at some of the new stuff up close and personal. Due to the fact that I am moving the week before my selection may be small or none. Sorry guys D= I’ll do what I can!
…is not my panel. It’s by my friend Beth, and I’ll be helping out! Come test your knowledge of Sailor Moon 😉
That’s it for now! Check back for updates, or check the Animethon schedule for times when it’s released =)
This Saturday Otafest Aurora will be taking place at the University of Calgary, and guess who will be hosting her next out-of-city panel?!
That’s right! I’ll be hosting my first ever Sailor Moon panel in Calgary. Info and room map below. My room is highlighted in yellow. TAKE NOTE that it is on the second floor. I’ll be there with my usual slide show, videos, and display… though, as I’ll be traveling 3 hours away the display will be slightly smaller than usual (but lots of small, awesome things have released lately!)
SAILOR MOON ANNIVERSARY PANEL (Pauline F)
(Stan Grad Building, 2nd Floor, Room MB203 1:30-2:30pm)
Find out what’s going on now and into 2015 for Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal! Where to watch, how to shop, and see some released merch in person!
The weekend before this past was the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo here in, well, Edmonton! This is my third year at the event, and definitely my most successful.
But before all of that, previous to the event I was quoted on The Pulp Press with tips for enjoying the weekend, as well as what I was most excited about for. Of course that involved Sailor Moon. Click on the Pulp Press link for the article, and what my friends and I had to say.
The weekend began for me on Thursday when I (very last minute) went to Home Depot to purchase my new Artist Alley display. This meant PVC pipe, fittings, and clamps as far as I could see. Thankfully I have a wonderful brother to cut the pipe for me, and help me deburr the pipe ends!
Friday morning I got up bright and early to set up my booth. Once I realized I miscalculated some minor things in my display I figured it out, set it up, and got to work on some commissions for the weekend until the event opened at 3pm.
Honestly, sales kind of sucked on Friday, so I done a bit of walking around. This lead to finding a personal grail of mine… a Sailor Moon backpack I used in the 90’s. The bag is only worth like $5, but I paid $20, because I’ll never see it in front of me again without paying for shipping, so I jumped for it. That bag has been on my list since I got rid of it.
Saturday was the big event day. Sales went well, commissioners liked their art, I experimented with new mediums, and dished out a lot of prints! My boyfriend joined me at the table for the first time at a big show. He VERY quickly learned that weekends like this can be EXHAUSTING even if they don’t appear to be much work. The day was LOADED with friends visiting, including my BFF, who surprised me with her husband at their first big con. It was like Christmas seeing her at an event like this… so of course I dragged her to a Doctor Who booth I knew she’d drool over (I’m a wonderful influence). Later we went for dinner and I accidentally left another friend at the event XD. We had a good laugh at it after I picked her up and we went for supper though. Oh man. Did I ever feel stupid. (Though to be fair it was just a miscommunication between both of us).
On Sunday sales went decently, but the main event for me was my Sailor Moon panel!
Unfortunately this one goes without video. My friend canceled last minute because she was sick, so I didn’t have a camera to film with lol… and I’m still waiting for the official photos to be posted to the event page, because I forgot to take my own >.> *prepared*
The panel went great! It was definitely one of my larger ones to date, and everyone had lots of great questions. As per usual most of the panel was merchandise related. I DID want to cover some Crystal episode stuff, but I was worried about spoilery issues.
Sadly, this time around I didn’t get a whole lot of autographs. Just Chip Zdarsky, of Sex Criminals ( a comic). He misspelled my name and we had a good laugh about it. I missed out on Rino Romano (1st NA Tuxedo Mask) because I didn’t realize he was there! I also missed out on Bruce Timm because the picture I was working on for him to autograph wasn’t finished. He also had to leave the event early, and therefore didn’t show on Sunday =(.
Over all though, the year was a success! Everyone had fun, money was made, friends were visited. Check out my cosplay photos below! I’ll make a new post with pictures if ECEE ever posts their official shots.
A Taste of Animethon was this weekend, and boy was it GREAT! I had a table in the Artist Alley that sadly didn’t do as well as I had hoped it would, but you win some you lose some. Guess it’s time to retire some prints, and create new ones!
Along with my table I also ran a Sailor Moon panel on Saturday night. I covered merchandise announced between my last panel in August, and now. Surprisingly that only took 40 minutes, despite the details I pointed out, questions, conversations, and my overwhelming amount of “Uhms”. When I get the footage from my friend I’ll be sure to post it here.
AToA never hurt my pocket too much though. I only picked up 1 print, 3 buttons, and a custom Digimon crest necklace (photos below). But I also received some free art and birthday presents from friends. That was really cool.
I’m a little bias when it comes to my opinion of Animethon. It was my first convention, I’ve been attending as a patron and Artist in their Artist Alley for roughly a decade, and I even ran their Artist Alley for a year… but overall I think AToA was a great event, and I can’t wait for their main event in August. It has a wonderful community vibe to it, and everyone from the staff, to the vendors, to the artist alley are friends. Competition is rough, but everyone seems to care about everyone’s welfare in the end.
And yes. My birthday was January 16th. I turned
the ripe old age of 25, and I’m a little horrified by that… but it has to happen. I celebrated with a few close friends at Boston Pizza, and then a walk through of the Harry Potter Exhibit which is currently showing in my city. My BFF and her husband bought me Hermione’s wand as a gift, and I picked up a Raven Claw pen ❤
Sorry I have no photos of the exhibit. You weren’t allowed to take any photos.
The details in the pen and wand are amazing. Sadly I wanted Sirius’ wand, but they didn’t have one for sale at the event.
On to the loots!
This month has been a little overwhelming. I have orders from AmiAmi, MBTToys, Jungle, Mandarake, and HLJ. Photographed above I have:
– Mars, Venus and Jupiter completing my Plush set
-Luna Tissue box cover
-Luna plush pencil case
-Disney’s Frozen DVD/Blu-Ray Pre-order release Lithograph extras
-Rei Hino garage kit (pink box under Mars)
-Ariel LE Doll
-Pre-order slips for LE Anna and Elsa, and Frozen Blu-Ray
–Sailor Moon Nail Polish Collection (review linked)-Kanaria and Souseiseki figures (Kanarias umbrella broke as I tried to place it in her hand =( …)
-Disney’s Jasmine and Ariel Kinderegg Surprise toys
-Rozen Maiden die cast gashapon
This is stuff I picked up after the first image. I jumped the gun and forgot I had a convention and various other things planned >.>
-Tangled Flynn and Rapunzel wedding set
-Pokemon bag (birthday gift)
-Infinity Rapunzel and Vanellope figures)
-Adventure Time Fionna and Cake Pop! figures
-Vanellope Pop! figures
-Sailor Moon cards (trade)
-Custom Sailor Moon cards (birthday gift)
-New glasses!! Finally! I can see!
-Sailor Moon hair bow (birthday gift)
-Digimon crest (Chinook Crafts on Etsy)
-Crisis Locket bag charm
-A Taste of Animethon earmuff headphones
-Sailor Mercury shirt
The Infinity figures! I haven’t decided how to play this game yet. I own only a Wii, but I’ve heard the play is different on each system… so I’m considering maybe a PS3 so I can also play the new KH games. Have any of you played Infinity yet? Is it worth buying for the Wii?
I’ll be posting up a new review this week! I have LOTS of pictures of everything here… just need the time to edit and get them up.
Have a wonderful week!
AToA has updated with panel information!
Event: Sailor Moon Anniversary Event Day: Sat February 1, 2014 Time: 20:00-21:00 Room: Courtyard A
To kick off the 2014 convention season I will have an artist alley table at A Taste of Animethon 2014, and, at some point, I’ll be hosting my next Sailor Moon panel. Unfortunately the schedule isn’t done yet, so I don’t know what time my panel will be, but I’ll update closer to the event.
If you’re interested in my table I’ll be carrying whats in my Etsy, as well as taking commissions. I might also have some hand painted figures and items there as well. Unfortunately, I cannot resell old merchandise at an AA table, so official merchandise will have to wait for a future event. In the mean time though, I will be accepting cash and credit at the event! Paypal MIGHT be an option. Or you can purchase through Etsy!
My Sailor Moon panel will run for 1 hour at which ever time it is scheduled. Please get there early if you wish to attend. My Animethon 20 panel nearly filled a Grant MacEwan theater room, and I expect to see lots of people here as well. Along with a slide show I’ll have a small display of both old and new Sailor Moon items related to the anniversary events.
Here’s to a great 2014 convention season!
Otafest was this weekend. Russ and I only went for Saturday since we really didn’t plan on going at all. Last minute he decided he wanted autographs ^^0 This is my haul from the dealers. Unfortunately the three figurines are bootlegs, as are the small plastic Sailor Moon key chains. I didn’t know until I had bought them, drove home to Edmonton and looked them up on Myfigurinecollection.net.
Asuka and Rei were a total of $70
Shinku was $55
Mini Sailor Moon plush were $70
Key chains were $30 (Mercury and Mini Moon are missing from photo)
The Sailor Moon fan art was $20. There’s an Ariel poster in the bag as well that was also $20.
Does anyone know who the artist of the fanart is? I was at her table but never got her username on DA. Her art is amazing.
Overall Otafest was fun. We really only went to see Synaptic Chaos Theater. I highly suggest them. They’re fricken hilarious. If you use to see the 404’s and wondered what happened to the members SCT is the name of the new group they’ve formed.
Since those figurines are bootlegs I think I’ll make custom bases for them. Anyone have any suggestions? I was thinking about making a small cafe diorama for the Evangelion girls. Now I’m not so sure. I’m watching the series for the first time and I don’t think these outfits suit their personalities.
So I haven’t updated in ages (again), but I’ve added and edited plenty of things on the website. One day I should begin taking photos of my Disney stuff before I have waaay to much of it. Oh right, too late XD
With the Italian revival of Sailor Moon I’ve bought some items from a seller on Livejournal who has been kind enough to send them to people looking. What I’m really hoping for is to find some of these dolls at conventions. Probably not much of a chance of that though. Not with the shipping cost.
Anyways, here’s my haul from the last week.
This has been a lot of fun. Last Saturday was A Taste of Animethon. While there I picked up the Mokona plush ($15), and the key chain set ($20). Then on Monday (Valentines day!) I got the large Sailor Saturn kit in the mail. This is her fully painted, but I’ve yet to finish her base or glaive… so it’s a sneak peek for you. Picked her up from E2046.com for $35. Then I got the Venus pin, El key chain, Mercury and Venus plush plus 2 key chain plush (not pictured) for $25 including shipping from Fairyland on Ebay. They had a sale I caught the end of. The Small Saturn gashapon was bought from a user on deviantArt.com and I got her for a steal! She was only $25 (saying only for a figurine that size is painful lol). The manga was advertised as Sailor Moon #1, but it’s actually Sailor Moon S #1… and yes there is a difference for you non Moonies. Thankfully I didn’t have it and it was only $5, despite going on Ebay for $45 right now ❤ The Tangled folder in the back contains lithographs that you get from the Disney Store when you pre-order the DVD there. We also preordered the special edition doll.
I’m SO excited!!!
Along with all of this I have two Italian posters on the way and I’m waiting to be able to pay for a set of Italian dolls. Their international shipping is killing me. It costs more to ship than the actual dolls cost.
I’m going to end this with some updated collection photos for you 😉 Click for bigger shots.
So, not one of my best collection photos ever. I never used my normal pink blanket for the back drop since my photo area is MIA at the moment. Not really sure where or how I want to set up a new one.
In this photo you see a Rapunzel doll on the left. She’s fully posable, as are the Tiana and Mulan dolls beside her. They’re generally from the same line. Got them at the Disney Store for 2 for $25. I believe Rapunzel was $20 alone because she’s a new character. The larger Rapunzel doll is from their toddler line. Got her today for $40 at the Disney store. her expression BEGGED me to buy her. I’ve also got the Ariel version of thse dolls, but I found out today that her clothing is damaged. Her shoulder strap is missing it’s flowers. Oh well. I love her anyways. The Diana coin purse came from Warp 1 on Whyte Ave (Edmonton). Got her for $10. The Pikachu slippers are official. Got them from a vendor at the Pop Culture Fair today for $20. They’re SO comfy and warm <33333 . The Eternal Sailor moon plushie is the one I mentioned in my last post. I got her for $15 at Warp 1 the same time I got the coin purse. Below her are my Nightmare before Christmas and Tangled CDs which I got from HMV. Today at the Pop Culture Fair I also managed to pick up that Spiderman Loves Mary Jane book for $20, Aladdin and the King of Theives for $15, Power Puff Girls movie for $15, and Paprika for $10. Kirby’s Epic Yarn was purchased new at Walmart for $50, while Wave Race and the Metabots game were found at a flea market today for $25 for both of them.
NOT pictured are several CDs, Disney movies, a Jem and the Holograms bootleg shirt, and awesome things I probably can’t remember at the moment. Things will (hopefully) slow down now. Christmas is coming and I need to be able to afford it D= Today was SO expensive.
And for the record, most of this was purchased a while ago. Just never got pictures of it.
Updated the Custom by me page with my custom Sailor Chibi Moon figure finally.
Updated my Disney DVD List. Holey 80+ movies batman.
MIGHT ditch the image buttons. I’m not motivated enough to keep making them lol D=