A thousand years ago our moon was home to a great civilization ruled by Queen Serenity. Everything was peaceful until the arrival of the evil Queen Beryl. To conquer the Moon, Queen Beryl unleashed the awesome power of the Negaforce. Although her world was destroyed, Queen Serenity’s last hope was the power of the Imperium Silver Crystal and the Crescent Moon Wand. Frozen in moonbeam crystals, the Queen sent the Princess and the children of the Moon to the future on Earth. Their memories lost to them all; the Queen’s cat advisers Luna and Artemis must find the princess so she will at last be safe. And so our story begins...
Crystal Millennium is VAN EXPO’s fictional present-day Kingdom that represents the citizens of the White Moon; combining the names Silver Millennium and Crystal Tokyo. This new world will embody our community and become a safe haven for people. A place that accepts all, practices tolerance and celebrates diversity.
A SAILOR MOON CELEBRATION
The Crystal Millennium Convention, also known as Crystal Con, is an anime themed event held in Vancouver, Canada dedicated to the magical girl genre, specifically the groundbreaking 1992 Japanese animated series Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon. The goal of this gathering is to create opportunities for fans to dive deeper into this cherished show by holding seminars, panels, open gaming, and cosplay events with prizes to stimulate their minds and to further their quest to be a part of the community.
INTERNATIONAL SAILOR MOON DAY – VANCOUVER
ISMD VANCOUVER 2018
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International Sailor Moon Day is a yearly celebration by fans of Sailor Moon. Organizers around the world try to run events on or near the chosen date for the year, to celebrate their love of the White Moon with fellow Moonies. ISMD was founded in 2015 by Lisa Terlato in New York City. In 2017, management was handed over to Emily Gonsalves, the con chair of Pretty Heroes & Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration.
Although ISMD was celebrated locally through other organizers, it wasn’t until 2018 that VAN EXPO had the honour of taking over and representing Vancouver's branch on a bigger scale. Our first big event was on June 30, 2018 in conjunction with Sailor Moon’s birthday. Hundreds of fans traveled from across Canada, Europe and the United States to celebrate this great occasion. The charity based event garnered $5243.75 in donations for the WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre.
VAN EXPO thrives on producing and hosting a series of events, shows and fundraisers in the Greater Vancouver Area. Our mission is to entertain, stimulate and educate the general public on important causes, all while raising awareness, contributions and assistance to charitable organizations.
These events are also a way to open the door of opportunity for local businesses while giving back to the community. Educating the general public doesn’t have to be stressful, VAN EXPO is paving the way for education to be fun and meaningful. This is where entertainment and philanthropy join forces for a unforgettable time.