TsukinoWeen ’17 : Spooky Scary Skeledition!

TsukinoWeen '17

It’s time to GET SPOOKY!

Tsukino-Con and Anivents Unlimited are coming together to present Tsukino-Con’s annual Halloween Dance, TsukinoWeen!

Come join us in Victoria’s own Hall of the Vikings, Norway House, where DJs Wasabae and YUKKURi will be ready to raise the dead from their graves with bone-rattling bass from a collection of Hands-Up, Anime/Video Game Remixes, and Happy Hardcore tunes!

To keep your bones from getting hot and dry, we’ll also have our Bone-Chill Zone!
The Bone-Chill Zone includes a fan-lounge, free water, pop for $2 per can, and energy drinks for $3 per can!
Coat Check will also be available for $2 per item so guests won’t need to worry about freezing their bones off on the way home.

On top of that, all guests for this event will automatically be entered to win a whole boneyard of prizes, including a Gold Pass to               Tsukino-Con 2018! Just pick up your free draw entry ticket on the way in and come shake, rattle, and spook with us until the end of the night! Cosplay is, of course, always encouraged, so throw on your most ghoulish garb and come join our Monster Mash!

The Info

Friday, October 13
7:00PM – 11:00PM

Norway House
1110 Hillside Avenue
Victoria, BC

$10 At The Door

All Ages
Cosplay Encouraged

Coat Check Available, $2/Item
Pop Available, $2/Can
Energy Drinks Available, $3/Can
Free Water

Pre-Registration for Tsukino-Con 2018 available on-site!

The Talent

— Wasabae —
Anime/Video Game Remixes

Hands-Up/Happy Hardcore/Nostalgia

The Lineup

7:00-7:30 – Fillerama! (Filler Playlist)
7:30-8:30 – YUKKURi Pt.1 (Hands-Up/Nostalgia)
8:30-9:30 – Wasabae (Anime/Video Game Remixes)
9:30-10:30 – YUKKURi Pt.2 (Happy Hardcore)
10:30-11:00 – Door Prize Draws

The Restrictions

No drugs or alcohol.
No outside beverages permitted inside the venue.
All bags are subject to search.

At the request of the venue owner, chemical-based glowsticks/bracelets/etc. will NOT be permitted at the event.
We strongly encourage LED-powered glow-products as an alternative.
Also at the request of the venue owner, beverages will NOT be permitted outside of the Bone-Chill Zone.


RSVP on Facebook!

Cosplay Day Victoria 2017

Cosplay Day Victoria 2017 Facebook Event here.



10:00 Day starts
10:00 Select // Start improv for cosplay ECS125
10:30 Social Media for Cosplayers ECS124
11:00 Cunning Closefisted Costume Crafting; Captivating Cosplay Components on the Cheap ECS116
12:00 How to make a Sailor Fuku ECS124
12:30 Video Game Music ECS116
1:30 Cosplay Contest Prejudging/Sign-up in Theatre ECS125
3:00 Cosplay Contest
4:00-4:30 End of day

Costume Contest

Registration for the contest will begin at 1:30pm in ECS 125 (Theatre).

During the pre-judging portion of the event, judges will inspect each costume, inquire as to how they were designed and created, and answer questions contestants may have about the contest.

Costumes from all genres (video game, comic book, anime, movies, television, etc.) are acceptable. Mashups and original designs are also permitted. The majority of your costume must be homemade, or commissioned, although modified items are acceptable.

Contestants are encouraged to bring reference photos of the character they are portraying, on their cell or a tablet. The judges may not know the character in question, and this will help their ability to gauge the effectiveness of the costume.

Pre-judging will occur in ECS 125 (Theatre) Saturday July 22, 2017 at 1:30PM. All contestants must arrive by 1:30 PM  to register and check-in, although contestants will not be required to stay in the room for the full pre-judging period.

Contestants will be divided into 4 different categories during pre-judging. Contestants will be asked which category they prefer during pre-judging, although judges retain the right to bump a contestant into a higher category if they feel a costume deserves to be recognized at a higher skill level.


Junior Cosplayers:
12 years of age and under (may be accompanied by an Adult on stage).

Novice Cosplayers:
13 years of age and over who do not qualify as Advanced.

Advanced Cosplayers:
Anyone who has won two or more costume contest awards.

Group Cosplayers:
Two or more people.

Judging Criteria:

Percentage of the costume that is handmade
Attention to detail
Overall appearance
Likeness to the character
Maneuverability / functionality
Stage presence & performance


All Tsukino-Con Weapons and Props rules are in effect. See

All actual weapons and items that could be considered dangerous are prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, anything illegal, anything against the University of Victoria Policies, any real weapons, functional or not. Firearms, including anything resembling a real world model firearm, regardless of colour, orange tip, material, etc. BB, Pellet, Paintball and Airsoft guns, any type of exploding device regardless of the method used for detonation, including air & CO2, Metal bladed weapons, including swords, knives, Glass, Ceramics, Stone, Skates; Roller Blades, Roller Skates, Ice Skates, Yaoi/Yuri, Seme, Uke, and/or any other fandom type paddle designed or intended to be used on another person. Anything currently capable of firing or releasing one or more projectiles, Any live ammunition, including bullets & tipped arrows

Items resembling futuristic weapons, fantasy weapons, and non-projectile boffer weapons may be allowed provided they are not handled in a careless, threatening, or destructive manner against persons or property. Please check with staff if you are unsure about your prop.
Costumes, introductions, and actions on stage must be in good taste. No nudity, offensive language or unruly behavior is permitted. This is a family-friendly event!

While on stage, jumping, flipping, running, throwing items into the audience or any movements that could compromise the safety of any contestants or spectators is prohibited. Any of these actions will result in automatic disqualification from the contest.

The use of fire, glitter, liquids, or any other objects that will cause a mess are prohibited. Leaving any portion of a costume on stage will result in automatic disqualification from the contest.


There will be no microphone available. Any and all music and/or skit audio must be pre-cut, pre-recorded and turned in (in MP3 format) on a USB Flash Drive at sign-up. Bringing back-ups is strongly encouraged to ensure you have working audio.
Sound for your entry is not required but is highly recommended. You should plan to record any dialog for your entry.

There will NOT be audio editing software/machine on site. Please have all audio prepared ahead of time.

For pre-recorded sound, we highly recommend you work very hard on getting quality audio. Record multiple times, if necessary. Every individual should be the same level of volume. You can easily make even bad audio sound great by importing your sound into Audacity and running the compression effect. You will have to play with the settings and do it five or six times until you understand what it does, but it may help. We CANNOT answer questions about how to make your audio sound better, this is just a tip. Consider finding a friend with experience in audio.We will only accept submissions in MP3 format on a flash drive. Not accepted: cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, etc. Bring your laptop or other backups of your audio files.

The pre-recorded music/dialogue submitted to the contest staff must be 3 minutes and 00 seconds or less. There will be no exceptions to the “3 Minute” rule, unless you request permission prior to the convention and it is for a group or a very good reason. Any entry over the 3:00 mark will be stopped at that point.

All audio must be turned into the tech department at 1:30 – 2pm during pre-judging.



All Rules are subject to change and may be posted in advance or at the contest itself.


Your judges this year will be:

Sue McCaskill — Athanasia Designs
Skookum PropsChris Gensey — Skookum Props and Armour
Batarang KissesSidney Merrick — Batarang Kisses Cosplay

We ask that all contestants display good sportsmanship to each other and the judges.

ECS Building map

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Vikes Improv

Vikes Improv is an improvisational comedy performance group based out of the University of Victoria. Vikes consists of students from all departments and all years, including graduate students! There are currently 3 performance teams, 2 of which are coached, and one self-directed team.

Not Rocket Science: NRS is Vikes self-directed team. They’ve been together as an official team since September but have been improvising together for a couple years in some way or another. They enjoy playing grounded characters with a flare for the dramatic.

Competitive Christmas Lights: Competitive Christmas Lights is a brand new improv comedy troupe performing together since September 2016. They are comprised of six students all in different departments: writing, computer science, geography, theatre, anthropology, and English . This eclectic mix of background makes their improv fun and diverse, a true reflection of the UVic spirit.

The Pendleton Collective: If you know a congregation who only speak in emojis and measured love in laughs, you know the Pendleton Collective. Established in 2016 this fresh Vikes Improv team made strides in the art, from short form games to long form scenes. The Pendletons' are a dynamic combination of veteran and new improvisers alike.

Performing the Seven Archetypes

FROM ALIENS TO WARRIORS: Performing the Seven Archetypes

This fun and exciting 50 minute acting workshop will help you create and perform a range of characters from Aliens to Warriors to Wizards. Exercises and games guide you to explore your imagination, body and voice – it is time to play!

Instructor: IAN FERGUSON
Ian Ferguson is an accomplished author, playwright, teacher, producer, and director currently based in Victoria, BC. He has taught at York University, The Second City, Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kaleidoscope and more. Fuelling his successful career is a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting as well as a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre Directing. You may know him as the director/creator of “Sin City the Live Improvised Serial”, an acclaimed live show performed weekly at the Victoria Event Centre. Catch an anime inspired live showing of Sin City at Tsukino-Con 2017! See schedule for details.

ianferguson.s5.com sincityimprovserial.com

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Blood and Iron Martial Arts

Blood and Iron Martial Arts is one of Canada’s leading schools in western martial arts. The primary focus is producing quality fighters trained in Historical European Martial Arts, or HEMA for short. Regular classes include instruction as well as coached sparring with internationally recognized HEMA practitioners. Students can expect to use a longsword, rapier, dussack, and singlestick regularly, while sometimes being treated to new weapons or schools of thought. Newcomers of all fitness and experience levels are always welcome. In fact, we offer one free introductory lesson to get a feel for what we do and how we do it.

Blood and Iron Martial Arts will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to fight with multiple historical weapons. Whether you’re looking for casual fitness or competition level training, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Come train with us today! At Blood & Iron we practice and teach a science of arms. It is the fusion of historical techniques and modern science. Here we have instructors, not masters or gimmicky titles. Our instructor core is made up of men and women who seriously train, study, travel, and fight in these arts. We train hard, we study the works of the masters at length; and then we take our physical training and our study and put it into practical application. We believe that only in this balance between application and study, can we properly recreate an art of combat that is not only beautiful in its various forms, but also highly efficient and devastating when put to use.



Tsukino-Con 2015

Tsukino-Con 2015

Victoria’s Anime Convention



Talent Show 2017

tsuki-lunaBe respectful to the judges and your fellow contestants.

All contestants must be in attendance for auditions.

All contestants with music must have it ready on USB beforehand.

Not all attendants will make it through to the final show.

Acts must be fandom related.

G through PG-13 only, we are a family friendly convention.

If you require a certain mic, stand, or other equipment, let us know before January 31, 2017. Contact Angel or Dia.

Please introduce yourself and your act: “Hi, my name is Ebony Darkness and I’m cosplaying my original character, I’ll be singing WAKE ME UP by Evanescence.”


Tsukinoween 2016

Tsukinoween 2016

Victoria’s Halloween Cosplay