International Sailor Moon Day

#InternationalSailorMoonDay on August 15th was a success! The Edmonton event page listed an awesome 360 people RSVP’d, but FB nature aside, we got roughly 45-50 people at the event. I never quite kept track because I was busy running everything, but all of my bracelets disappeared, so that helped keep count.

Because I was so busy I’m gonna do an awful lot of Twitter linking. Forgive me XD. Next year I’ll bug someone to take pictures for me.

The event was held at Happy Harbor, located downtown, just a week after Animethon. Though events started late we kicked things off with a colouring table, and the first few episodes of Viz Media’s Sailor Moon dub to keep people busy while I set up.

We also kept a small photo booth with props during the event. If you took photos in the hand made photo booth I set up please feel free to post the photos to Twitter and Instagram tagged #ISMD and #YEGISMD! I keep checking back for new pictures as I know there were many taken, but not a lot posted.

Snacks were provided by the wonderful KitchChick! I could have eaten her entire stock. So good. Contact her on Facebook if you’re interested! I know she had a bunch in the freezer.

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After a bit of information about Sailor Moon news and merchandise we dove into some Sailor Moon trivia! The prizes were Sailor Moon Twinkle Dolly’s, and Sailor Moon Tablet cases. Congrats to the winners! We stumped you on a couple, but you were all really knowledgeable!

The evening ended with a showing of Sailor Moon R The Movie: Promise of the Rose in Japanese!

Thank you to everyone who came out! I’m really looking forward to planning for next year, and I’ll be sure to have some cool stuff prepared. Maybe if we’re lucky it’ll fall on Animethon weekend? I wanna make one of those Instagram signs for everyone to take pictures in 😀

Animethon 22 Post-Con Update!

Animethon 22 was a huuuge success! This year I volunteered in a staff position, shared an Artist Alley table with Semajz, and ran 3 panels! It was honestly a little over whelming, but I made it through lol.

Check out the bottom of the post for pictures from the event!


…was the test run for the weekend lol. James and I set up our table, I grabbed my passes, ran down to the vendors, kept my table going, and ran my How to Spot Bootlegs panel! The panel was a huge success and I might be running it elsewhere because of that. Everyone seemed to love the info that I had to share with them, and I even seen some surprised faces in the crowd when I provided some facts.

Managed to make it through Friday without spending money!! …and then parking cost me $28. Who thought that was reasonable?!


…was the day I feared. Along with my staff position I had my table, and TWO panels!

My morning was BUSY. We re-positioned our art on our display to better display some new pieces, I raided the vendors, and sold some art!

My first panel of the day was at 3:30pm in building 9. My Sailor Moon Panel! The room was nearly full, so I’d hazard a guess of about 70 people showed up. We laughed, we cried (over pretty things), and had a good laugh. The panel was wonderful and I can’t wait for it every year.

Panel 2 was a Sailor Moon Trivia panel I ended up taking over for my friend Beth, with my friend Alison. Beth couldn’t make it, and Alison and I had never run a trivia panel before… soooo this one was interesting. It was mostly crazy chaos lmao, but we got a winner who kicked everyone’s butts, and was even dressed as her prize (a Girls Memories chibi Saturn).


It’s always sad when you reach convention wind down day. Everyone is out shopping for good deals, going to panels they decided on last minute, and saying goodbye to friends as we pack up and leave for the weekend.

Thankfully Sunday was fairly easy going for me. I just sat, sold art, and checked out vendors one last time.

Animethon is the convention that doesn’t seem to end for me. When I go back it feels like we never left the previous year. It’s great! the community is welcoming, everyone has fun, it has dramas, but never anything too horrible. Here’s hoping I can go back next year!

Up Next!

Tomorrow, August 15th, is International Sailor Moon Day! I’ll be hosting my own event in Edmonton, Alberta at Happy Harbor Comics.

September 25-27 is also the Edmonton Expo! Feel free to check out my panels (still pending approval) and my artist alley table!