KEN STEACY decided at age eleven to become a professional comic book writer/artist, a dream he realized in 1974. Since then, he has worked in the industry as author, artist, art director, editor, and publisher, chronicling the exploits of Spider-Man, Harry Potter, and the Star Wars gang, to name but a few. In addition to creating his own intellectual property, he has also collaborated with other writers, including Harlan Ellison, Isaac Asimov, and Douglas Coupland. The recipient of an Eisner and an Inkpot award, Ken was inducted into the Joe Shuster Awards Hall of Fame in 2009, a lifetime achievement award honouring Canadian comic book creators for their contributions to the industry. He currently teaches at Camosun College, Victoria in Comics & Graphic Novels, a program he co-created with his wife, author/illustrator Joan Steacy.
Welcome to the Tsukino Con Pokeleague! This year we’ll be repeating the super league from last year, so Trainers can come and play games for fun and win prizes, including a copy of Pokemon Ω Ruby or α Sapphire! Fun games can be played on any system and the Pokemon League will even have a loaner 3DS and loaner decks for players to game with! This year, we’re also promoting the Victoria competitive scene, and will be hosting two tournaments; one for the Video Game and one for the Trading Card Game!
For the Video Game Tournament:
Only Pokemon Ω Ruby or α Sapphire cartridges may be used. The rules are the same as the official Pokemon Video Game Championships (VGC). For a full list of the rules, check this link: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/the-2016-video-game-championship-format-has-been-announced/ (text = “Pokemon VGC 2016 Ruleset.”)
Basically, double battles where trainers bring 6 Pokemon and choose 4 to enter each battle. No two Pokemon may hold the same item or share a Pokedex number on a team. In VGC 2016, teams may use up to two restricted Legendary Pokemon. The following are restricted legendary Pokemon:
Please note that as the main line-up for the Tsukino-Con 2016 Swimsuit Showdown is currently full, all further entries will be placed on a wait-list in the order that they are received. Wait-listed contestants who do not get moved to the main line-up prior to the event will still need to be present at the event itself in order to be eligible to be moved to the main line-up due to no-shows.
ALL contestants will need to be present at the event no less than 15 minutes prior to the start of the event. Any contestants who are not present by that time will have their entry forfeited.
You know it, you love it, and it’s about time that I announced it!
Cosplay Victoria once again returns to Tsukino-Con for 2016, and with the blessing of Hentai Cupcake Productions, is proud to present the Tsukino-Con Swimsuit Showdown! Hosted by CosVic’s own DJ YUKKURI, the Swimsuit Showdown puts a unique late-night spin on the traditional Cosplay Contest as contestants will be strutting their stuff on-stage not just in-character, but also in swimsuit versions of their cosplays! If the Cosplay Contest were an Anime, then this would be the ultimate Beach Episode!
The Swimsuit Showdown will consist of three rounds:
1. Introduction: Contestants will introduce their characters to the audience and to our judges. This will be an in-character event, so you better do your homework!
2. Talent: Contestants will have about 5 minutes to showcase their unique talents! Talents can be anything from singing to feats of athleticism to whatever their creative minds can come up with!
3. Q&A: The audience will have an opportunity to get to know our contestants’ characters better by asking them whatever’s on their minds, within reason. The number of questions per contestant may be limited depending on the number of contestants and the amount of time available.
There will be two categories in which contestants will have the opportunity to win not just a Large Prize voucher for the Tsukino-Con Prize Room, but also a Gold Pass for Tsukino-Con 2017, valued at $65!
The two categories are as follows:
– Judges’ Choice: Contestants will have to win the hearts of our esteemed panel of judges, who will be overseeing their performances with the most scrutinous of swimsuit contest judging criteria.
– Crowd Favourite: This is where you, our audience, get to decide which contestant has won you over throughout our three rounds! Better warm up those lungs of yours, because you will be voting for your favourite by the loudest applause!
If you wish to apply as a contestant, please fill out the form below and email it to [email protected]. Cosplays do NOT have to be strictly swimworthy, so while it may technically be a swimsuit contest, it’s entirely up to your imagination! Have some fun with it! If your character were to hit the beach, or even just wanted to show off some skin, think about what they might want to wear!
Here is what you will need to provide:
Date of Birth: (DD/MM/YYYY)
Talent: (Describe what type of talent you will be performing. Try to keep it no more than 5 minutes, but we may make some exceptions if necessary.)
Audio File: (Provide a link to an MP3 file on a file host, such as Dropbox, if necessary for your talent, or a link to a YouTube video and I’ll do the hard part for you. Leave this field blank if no audio is necessary.)
Phone Number: (Optional, just in case we need to contact contestants who are MIA at the time of the event.)
Notes: (Any additional necessary info, such as props that you will be bringing for your talent, etc. Please keep in mind that NO LIQUIDS OR AEROSOLS are allowed for props. You may keep a water bottle on-stage with you by your seat if you wish to drink from it, but liquid-based props and aerosols are NOT ALLOWED.)
Deadline for submissions will be February 1st, 2016, and while that may still be a good six months away, contestant spaces are going fast, which is why I’m posting this now! If you want the chance to show us what you’ve got, you had better get your entries in ASAP! Please keep in mind that as I work a fairly hectic schedule, it may take me up to 7 days to reply to your submissions, but I will be considering them from the date that I receive them, rather than the date that I reply to them.
Remember though, because this is an 18+ event, both attendees AND contestants will be required to present valid ID in order to get in, so if you don’t have your ID with you when you get to the door, you will be denied entry, and if you are a contestant, your position will be forfeited, so you had better bring your ID with you!
For those of you who are 18+, we hope to see you there, and Take It Easy~
Tsukino con is over, and all we can say is WOW!
This past weekend was an absolutely amazing experience for us.
It was our first time ever being Guests, as well as our first time ever doing panels, and truth be told we were really nervous.
But in the end everything turned out just fine, even better then fine! We had so much fun!
And we want to say thank you to all the people who made the weekend such a wonderful and fun experience!
Thank you sooooooo much to Greg the Guest Liaison for taking such good care of us and for driving us around.
Thank you so much to the other drivers, the unbelievably helpful guys doing the Tech for our panels, and all the wonderful Staff of Tsukino Con. We were so honored that you wanted us as guest, and we are so appreciative of how kind and welcoming to us you all were. You all did an outstanding job and put together a wonderful con.
Thank you so much to Curtis Arnott (Takahata 101) for hanging out, and getting Late night Denny’s with us! You had such funny stories, and kept us laughing the whole time.
Thank you so much to Jam Jar Productions for wanting to include us in your documentary, for putting up with our hectic/early morning schedule and for supplying us with many juice boxes and AirHeads!.
Thank you so much to all our amazing friends who spent time with us at the con, and helped us out with our Panels.
As well as thank you so much to all the new friends we made at the con! It was so good to see/meet you all, and to spend the con with you!!
And finally, Thank you so much to all you amazing Tsukino Con attendees who came to our panels, chatted with us in the halls, and just made us feel so welcome.You’re all so amazing, and we are so happy to have had the opportunity to meet you all!
Our weekend as Guests at Tsukino Con is one we will never forget.
Thank you! 🙂
The Oatmeal‘s Matthew Inman and a few of his friends have created a card game called Exploding Kittens and set-up a Kickstarter project to get it made. They hoped to raise $10,000 to put the game in production, instead they got $1 Million in seven hours, and are now up to $5.57 Million with 12 days remaining.
Like lots of Kickstarter Projects there are stretch goals, extra things that will be added for people backing the campaign if the goal is met. Usually these stretch goals are monetary, Matthew isn’t playing it that way, he has set unlock-able achievements such as “Post a photo of 10 people wearing Cat Ears.” That one has been done, we want Tsukino-Con to unlock the 100 People Wearing Cat Ears. This would also be the 20th achievement unlocked, which would upgrade all boxes to a deluxe version for all backers of the game.
At 5:00pm, right after opening ceremonies, we’ll gather everyone outside the north-end of the ECS Building (the end away from Ring Road) and conduct a count before Don McCaskill of NightShadows Photography takes the shot.
We are also hoping that this draws Matthew Inman‘s attention to Tsukino-Con and he’ll just have to come and see what out awesome convention is all about next year.
Eating is important to keep your energy up, even more-so when you’re running around at a Convention! Remember to stay hydrated and fuel-up with food regularly. The con itself has two concessions available. (More info coming soon!)
The University has two light fare locations open during the weekend, neither take credit cards.
— The Mystic Market accepts cash and Canadian Debit cards, and is located in the University Centre, behind and to the left of Clearihue, where our Gaming is.
— BiblioCafe is in the McPherson Library, between Clearihue and Elliott, and across from the centre court fountain. They accept cash and Canadian Debit cards.
— Felicita’s Campus Pub, is a student run restaurant located in the Student Union Building. It is open late two of the three Convention days and offers burgers, daily features and general pub fare. ***Remember intoxication is not permitted at the convention and may result in removal from the premises.
Satsuki Yukino is a prominent figure in the Japanese voice acting industry, having voiced characters in over 150 anime series in her nearly twenty-five year career. Many of you will know her from:
Free! (Miho Amakata) Love Hina (Matsumi Otohime) Inuyasha (Kagome Higurashi) Trigun (Milly Thompson) Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (Mion and Sion) Full Metal Panic! (Kaname Chidori) Bleach (Shihouin Youruichi) Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (Sylia Stingray)
and many more we simply don’t have room to list. Please join in giving her a warm Victoria welcome as Tsukino-Con’s first ever Japanese voice actor!