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Christine Cabanos

Christine is a voice over actress based out of Los Angeles, California. She is most known for her roles in animation and video games. Some of her most notable roles include Azusa Nakano of K-On!, Madoka Kaname in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Shiemi Moriyama in Blue Exorcist, Silica in Sword Art Online, Mako Mankanshoku in KILL la KILL, Sailor Saturn in Sailor Moon, Hiromi in Erased, Sonoko in Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Yukiho Kosoka in Love Live!, Haruka in Oblivion Island, the titular character of Squid Girl in Squid Girl, Ivan Whisky in Cyborg 009 VS Devilman, General Pisti in Magi, Ruka Asato in Accel World, Yumemitchi in Tamagotchi Friends, Reina and Mew in Pokemon Origins, Minori Kushieda in Toradora!, Filia in Skullgirls, Marie Rose in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Symonne in Tales of Zestiria, Chiaki Nanami in Danganronpa 2, Nepgear in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, Usalia in Disgaea 5, Sophie Neuenmuller in Atelier Sophie, Lisette in Stella Glow, Keina Sawaya in Atelier Meruru, and roles in video games such as Xenoblade Chronicles, Time and Eternity, Mugen Souls Z, Fairy Fencer F, Ragnarok Online 2 and more!

 

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Program Book 2017

Tsukino-Con 2017 Cover

 

The 2017 Program Book is now available as a:

PDF (PDF Viewer, PDF Reader, Kindle, NOOK, Kobo, iBook) 2.644 MB cleaner formating.

AZW3 (Kindle) 2.576 MB

MOBI (Kindle, FB Reader) 1.473 MB

E-Pub (most other E-readers) 2.743 MB

These formats should work on most mobile devices with e-readers.

 

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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.

2017 AMV Contest

Rules
THE QUICK RULES

✦ Submit your videos to [email protected] with the following information:

✢ Anime:
✢ Song:
✢ Artist:
✢ Creator: (handle & email)
✢ Category: General, Action, Fun/Upbeat, Drama/Romance, or Comedy
✢ From: (where you live)

✦ Please submit your video via some sort of file sharing program. Our recommendation is Dropbox.
✦ Two (2) entries may be accepted per individual or group, to a maximum of one (1) per category.
✦ Videos must not have premiered publically (online, other cons, etc) prior to December 31, 2015, or have been shown in a previous Tsukino-Con AMV Contest.
✦ No bumpers or credits. MP4 less than 500MB is preferred. No technical defects.

THE FULL RULES
* These are not yet fully updated on the Tsukino-Con site though they will be within the next few days and I will link that page at that time. In the meantime, this forum post is gospel!

The Tsukino-Con AMV Contest is one of Tsukino-Con’s largest events, airing for about 2-3 hours at the con. The event is a showcase of fan-made music videos submitted directly by creators both local and from all over the world where you, the audience, get to vote on your favourites. The contest is open to anyone—amateurs, professionals, and everyone in between.

The deadline for submissions is: Sunday, February, 5th 2017, at 11:59PM PST.

CATEGORIES

Videos will be sorted into five categories:
1. Action
2. Fun/Upbeat
3. Romance/Sentimental
4. Comedy
5. Drama
6. Best of BC
Please note that these categories may be subject to adjustments depending on videos submitted.

GUIDELINES & REQUIREMENTS
Before you submit a video to the Tsukino-Con AMV Contest, please make sure it complies with our video requirements:

✦ Videos must not have premiered publically (online, other cons, etc) prior to December 31, 2015, or have been shown in a previous Tsukino-Con AMV Contest.
✦ Videos must be PG-13 and suitable for a con audience. Any songs with excessive swearing or anime footage with explicit nudity/violence/inappropriate themes will not be accepted.
✦ Videos must be between one (1) and six (6) minutes in length.
✦ Two (2) entries may be accepted per individual or group, to a maximum of one (1) per category. Submitting as part of a group counts as a submission for each individual.
✦ Videos must be 80% Japanese anime/manga or game footage.
✦ No credits, bumpers or trailers.
✦ No subtitles, watermarks, text, etc, though exceptions may be made if they are added by the creator as part of the video.
✦ All videos must be submitted by the original creator. Any submissions found to be in violation of this will not be accepted and you will be disqualified from participating in future contests.
✦ All AMVs must meet the technical requirements below.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
We will accept a variety of formats, but recommend the following. If for whatever reason we’re not able to work with the format you’ve submitted, we’ll contact you as soon as possible so that you can re-submit. If you can’t resubmit within 48 hours of the deadline your submission will be disqualified.

☀ No low-resolution entries. 1280×720 or greater is suggested.
☀ No audio or video quality defects (interlacing, blurring, distortion, low sample rate, etc).
☀ Suggested container is MP4.
☀ Maximum file size of 500MB.

BEST OF BC REQUIREMENTS
Best of BC is a new category, exclusive to local AMV makers based in British Columbia. This category was created with the intent to help foster growth within our local community to create the next wave of AMV makers. This is an open category accepting all of the previously listed categories above. As a BC creator, you can choose to submit your video for its consideration in another category in addition to Best of BC. However, if your video is deemed a finalist, it will only be a finalist in one of the available categories, as deemed by the judges. Not all BC videos are guaranteed entrance to the final contest, especially if technical aren’t met, however , all BC videos will be shown during exhibition at some point in the convention (more info to come). All AMV’s must meet these requirements for submission:

Made by a resident living in British Columbia, Canada
Only creators that have not won a major prize (Best in Category, Best in Show, Technical Awards) at another convention are eligable
Must meet the technical and the general requirements listed above

HOW TO SUBMIT
So you’d like to submit a video to Tsukino-Con’s AMV Contest? FANTASTIC. You’re already our new best friend. To keep things simple:

Submit all videos to: [email protected]

When submitting your video please send us the following:

☀ the anime used in the video
☀ the name of the song used in the video
☀ the name of the artist who the song is by
☀ the name you want to go by as creator of the video and an email that you check regularly that we can contact you at
☀ the category you feel your video falls into
☀ where you are from

Example:

Say I made a sweet video using footage from the movie 5cm per second and I wanted to submit it. I would send:
✢ Anime: 5cm per second
✢ Song: Timeless
✢ Artist: Kate Havnevik
✢ Creator: chaos.cubix ([email protected])
✢ Category: Drama
✢ From: Victoria, B.C

Please submit your video via some sort of file sharing program. Our recommendation is Dropbox, but Windows Skydrive, Sendspace and Mediafire work alright too. Please include the link to your video in the email you send us with your submission information. We will NOT rip videos from YouTube links.

Once we received your video we will send your confirmation that we have received it. If you do not receive confirmation within one week of sending your video in, please email us again.

JUDGING
Judging for the AMV contest will consist of a panel of a minimum of three (3) to five (5) Tsukino-Con staff members. Of these members, the AMV Contest Co-Ordinator must be in attendance. All categories must have a minimum of five (5) entries, no more than eight (8) entries will be permitted in a single category.

QUESTIONS, ETC.
By submitting an entry, contestants agree that they have read, understood & will comply by these rules. Contestants grant Tsukino-Con and the coordinators permission to use, copy, share and exhibit your entry in future showcases, exhibitions, and other events. We reserve the right to modify these rules at any time. Submitting to the contest does not guarantee inclusion as a finalist or inclusion in the contest even if all guidelines and requirements are met.

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.

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Toru Furuya

Tsukino-Con is excited to announce Toru Furuya as featured Japanese voice acting guest.

Celebrating fifty years in the anime industry since his starring role in 1966’s Pirate Prince, Toru Furuya has been an immense and iconic presence for decades. The singular voice for Amuro Ray since the 1979 original Mobile Suit Gundam, Furuya has also played Yamcha through Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super; Pegasus Seiya in the Saint Seiya franchise; and Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon until 2014.

In addition, he starred in the immensely influential Kimagure Orange Road as Kyousuke Kasuga, in the multi-award winning Paprika as Tokita Kosaku, and in Star of the Giants as Hyuuma Hoshi. As well as featuring in anime, Furuya worked as Aka Red in the Tokusatsu series Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, and is the assigned dubbing voice for Hong Kong actor Yuen Biao.

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Cassandra Lee Morris

Cassandra Lee MorrisWith a voice that can be heard in both English and Japanese media, Cassandra Lee Morris has appeared in a number of prominent roles over the past decade. She is best known for her dubbing roles as Ritsu Tanaka in K-On!, Leafa in Sword Art Online, Taiga Aisaka in Toradora and Kyubey in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Morris also has done work on a number of video games, including Nami in League of Legends, Leifang in Dead or Alive 5, and Aoi Asahina in Danganronpa.

Currently employed as the English voice of Lola in the ongoing French series Angelo Rules, Morris can most recently be heard as Ernesta Kuhne in The Asterisk War, and is set to be the voice of Morgana in the upcoming Atlus release Persona 5.

Cassandra is also an award-winning audiobook narrator. She has lent her voice to over 200 books by authors such as James Patterson, R.L. Stine, Sara Shepard, Pseudonymous Bosch and Jerry Spinelli. She was named a “genre-defining voice” for kids’ fiction by Audible.com, and usually voices young adult and middle grade novels as well as children’s books.

 

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Karameru

Karameru has been in the Toronto cosplay community since 2010, cosplaying well-loved characters from the Fate series as well as many others from various games and anime series. Known to be friendly and “loves-to- selfie-with- everyone” at cons, her favourite cosplay characters are cool, strong and independent. A 3D Artist by day, she enjoys doing cosplay photography in her spare time.

This will be her first time at Tsukino con and first time visiting Victoria, BC!

 

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Fighting Dreamers Productions

Fighting Dreamers Production (FDP) is a cosplay group from Vancouver, British Columbia. For the past 9 years they have been cosplaying a wide range of genres
including anime, manga, video games, comics, film, and cartoons.

Fighting Dreamers Productions are known for their cosplay work on deviantART along with their group’s YouTube channel, which has over 150,000 subscribers and provides viewers with series shows, cosplay skits, CMV’s, convention happenings, and tutorials. FDP is a non-profit group and has organized a number of charity events through their cosplay work such as “Pray for Japan” helping earthquake and tsunami victims and “Aang for a Cure” which benefited cancer patients. As cosplayers, FDP emphasizes inclusivity and promotes accessibility of cosplay through panels and performances at conventions across North America, the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and Australia. FDP is honoured to be returning to the Island for Tsukino-Con this year!

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Cosplay Guest Valdrein

Valdrein

Cosplay Guest Nova

Nova

Cosplay Guest Twin Fools

Twin Fools

 

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