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:
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!
Opposite Cosplay, consisting of Nikki and Caity Bair, is a sister cosplaying duo from Vancouver, BC.
They have been cosplaying since Sakura Con 2011 and since their debut they have become quite involved in the Vancouver cosplay community and convention scene. Caity is a performer and voice actor, who has worked on many video game and animation projects. Nikki is a Theatre Production student at UBC, specializing in props and costumes.
Together they make up the ideal duo, with Caity on stage as the front man, and Nikki behind the scenes building the costumes. They believe that cosplay is for fun, and for everyone and they are excited to meet and get to know all the amazing cosplayers at Tsukino Con.
ECS124♥Opposite Cosplay: How to Make a Onesie (9PM-9:50PM) Onesies are your friends, they are soft and warm. Its like wearing a hug <3 A walk through on how to construct a onesie, with a demonstration on how to make your pattern.
ECS116♥Intro to Foam: Props and Accessories (11AM-11:50AM) Foam can become anything, let me show you how. Types of foam, where to buy, how to work with it, shape, seal, paint, detail, etc.
ECS116♥Late Night Pajama Party with Opposite Cosplay (10:30PM-11:50PM) Come in PJ’s, cosplay or not, for a fun night of games.
ECS104 ♥Opposite Cosplay: Cosplay Swap Meet (11AM-12:50PM) Basically, you bring anything anime/cosplay/etc to swap, everyone can display their wares on the chairs or tables and can suggest trades to others in the room. Money is not allowed to be used, only trades. Its a fun way for anime fans, who are maybe tight on cash, to trade off the old for something new and interesting. No 18+ material is allowed.
ECS104-Introduction to Lolita (1PM-1:50PM) An introduction to the world of lolita: styles, brands, wear to shop, culture and community.