VIZ Media has announced the company’s special activities and exclusive retail items to be offered as part of its presence at Otakon 2014. Otakon will be taking place August 8-10, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
The company is celebrating the return of Sailor Moon to North America with several Sailor Moon attractions. First is a Sailor Moon Stamp Rally; come by the VIZ Media booth at Otakon to get a stamp card and mission details from the Sailor Guardians. Collect planetary symbol stamps from around the convention and return the completed card to the VIZ Media booth to get an exclusive premiere event coin. There’s a limited quantity of coins for each day.
VIZ MEDIA Presents SAILOR MOON DAY August 9, 2014:
9:00–10:00 a.m. EDT
SAILOR MOON Cosplay Gathering
Cosplayers of all ages are invited to don their Sailor Guardian finest and be a part of what could be North America’s single largest Sailor Moon cosplay and fan gathering.
12:00–3:00 p.m. EDT
SAILOR MOON Official Premiere & Panel
Hosted by the company’s Senior Manager of Animation Marketing, Charlene Ingram, the panel will offer insights into the return of the iconic program, an advance premiere of two newly dubbed episodes along with a special Q&A featuring the official English voices of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask – Stephanie Sheh and Robbie Daymond.
Special SAILOR MOON Dub Cast Autograph Session
Stop by the Otakon Autographing area, pick up your very own Sailor Moon full-color poster and get it personally signed by Stephanie Sheh and Robbie Daymond, the English voices of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask.
Fans are invited to stop by the VIZ Media booth to take a photo with a Sailor Guardian or purchase an exclusive Sailor Moon Bow T-shirt ($20).
Additional VIZ Media OTAKON Panels Include:
August 8, 2014
4:15–5:15 p.m. EDT
VIZ Media Panel
Join the VIZ Media staff for a presentation and Q & A session all about the latest in manga and anime. Staff will be talking about the latest news, upcoming releases and other cool announcements from the publishing and animation teams. Free manga for attendees while supplies last.
August 9, 2014
10:15–11:15 a.m. EDT
VIZ Media Animation Featuring Neon Alley
Find out all that’s new and awesome directly from the VIZ Media animation team. Discover the inside story about upcoming releases, catch new announcements and the latest on the anime streaming service, Neon Alley. Bring all your anime questions, too because the VIZ Media team will be there to answer them.
Exclusive VIZ Media OTAKON Retail Items:
VIZ Media will have an extensive retail area in its booth offering fans a variety of manga, art books, DVDs, Blu-rays, and exclusive T-shirts. Notable items for sale during the convention will include limited edition One Piece replica manga artwork ($15); VIZ Media Live R-to-L T-shirts ($15); Manga presale editions for Time Killers (Kazue Kato short stories – $15) and The Art of Princess Mononoke ($35) as well as recent Volume 1 manga releases for Monster: The Perfect Edition ($20), Terra Formars ($13), Spell of Desire ($10), My Love Story!! ($10), and Black Rose Alice ($10). Manga box sets for Ouran High School Host Club and Bakuman. will also be offered for sale in the booth.
Anime fans will not want to miss the opportunity to pick up Limited Edition Blu-ray sets for Ranma 1/2 Sets 1 and 2 ($44 each), the K DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack ($44), Tiger & Bunny Blu-ray Sets 1 and 2 ($44 each), and all three Berserk feature films ($25 each) plus more.
Also don’t miss the return of the VIZ Media convention tote bag, FREE with any purchase and available in four amazing designs while supplies last.