Montreal Comiccon 2019 – Day 3: The Masquerade Awards Ceremony, Paige O’Hara & Cosplay

Montreal Comiccon 2019

Day 3 wrapped up at Montreal Comiccon 2019. Sunday is the shorter day and with an array of appearances from James and Oliver Phelps (the Weasley twins), Watchdogs 2, Christopher Lambert (Mortal Kombat/Highlander), William Shatner, Paige O’Hara among many others. The Masquerade Award Ceremony took place as well following the previous event’s The Masquerade event. Sunday still had a lot of panels and workshops to check out.

Our schedule included a lot of wrap-up for the Indie Game Zone (which will be talked about over at Game Warp Blog) and capturing some more cosplay and catching The Masquerade Awards Ceremony and finally, the panel for Paige O’Hara.


Following the previous day’s The Masquerade at the end of Day 2 (which I didn’t make it to), Day 3 had the Awards Ceremony separated into 4 categories: Novice, Journeyman, Artisan and Master. In each category, there are honorable mention prizes to armory design, wig and other elements of the cosplay costume itself. Its a pity to not have gone to the actual Masquerade yesterday as most winners didn’t go in their previous day costumes or just retained one element of it, however, here are the winners in each category.

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The Masquerade Awards Ceremony – Novice Winners

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The Masquerade Awards Ceremony – Journeyman Winners

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The Masquerade Awards Ceremony – Artisan Winners

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The Masquerade Awards Ceremony – Master Winners

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The Masquerade Awards Ceremony – Other Winners

Q&A Panel: Paige O’Hara

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Paige O’Hara, known for her role as the voice actress for Belle, was the last panel that I attended. Disney movies are very close to my heart as with the majority of the audience who are big fans of Beauty and the Beast. During the panel, Paige O’Hara talks about her experiences when she started out in Broadway and her experiences working with different voice actors over the span of the Beauty and the Beast movies. She talks about her talents not only as the well-known voice actress but also as a Disney Fine Art artist where you can find her work HERE.

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At the same time, fans also asked her to sing different songs and she accommodated to it all, at one point singing a snippet of the song “Belle” and asking the audience to do the chorus while also being asked to sing “Something There” where she asked some of the fans to go up with her to sing it. If there was one word to describe this panel, especially for Beauty and the Beast fans, it was magical.


Cosplay is a huge part of Montreal Comiccon. While not exactly just Day 3 cosplay, this is the cosplay from over the entire weekend.

Some of them I know and some of them I don’t. If there’s any that I didn’t label that you know where its from. You can leave it in the comments below! Some really cool cosplay this year but it really was just a small portion since Saturday I had less time due to the amount of panels lined up. Next year, I’ll have to definitely make it to The Masquerade.

Day 3 & Cosplay all done for Montreal Comiccon 2019!
Next up tomorrow is the Shopping Haul post to wrap things up!

Versatile Blogger Award!

I’m kicking some butt in this Versatile Blogging world…its technically the fourth one that I’ve gotten! Although this one looks different from the last one.  So its the first of its kind 😉 Cool stuff!

Michael at Parlor of Horror nominated me for this awesome award! A Gigantic THANKS to him! He is awesome and his blog is absolutely fun and super cool! If you haven’t dropped by Parlor of Horror, do so right now!  I really appreciate this wonderful award from him.  All this makes me know that something has to be on the right track here.  Versatile seems to work here 😉

As with any award, we always have some rules when we accept.


Here they are (copied from his page):

Versatile Blogger Award – Rules for those who wish to participate

1. In a post on your blog, nominate 10 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award; and link to them.
2. In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.
3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
4. In the same post, share 10 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
5. In the same post, include this set of rules.
6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment (or linkback 😉 ) on each of their blogs.

TEN completely random facts about me…I’m really running out:

1) I’m trying to find my career and not just a job.

2) I love sitting in the sun!

3) My cat’s purr sounds like a machine and it puts me to sleep instantaneously

4) I’m slowly turning into a skirts and dresses girl…something thats new to me

5) Finding a pretty summer dress is so hard…stop with pencil skirts designers, I can’t walk in those

6) Shoe shopping is one of the most time consuming and annoying tasks in life

7) The same goes for doing my taxes…

8) I remind myself everyday that what I have to stay grateful for everything I have now: the people in my life, the things I have, the experiences and especially all of you 🙂

9) I can’t get enough of thanking everyone for supporting my blog and I find EVERY SINGLE opportunity to do it 🙂

10) I want to pass this award to everyone! Because you all are absolutely awesome 🙂

It said to be random…and thats what I’m doing! As always, if these facts don’t quinch your thirst for interesting random facts about me, head on over to the awards page or about page and you’ll find info or more links.  Or you can just ask me the questions, I’ll answer them, I promise 🙂

So on with the nominees: ALL OF YOU!

I’m serious..its not being lazy (maybe I am..just a bit).  If you want to take this award, just grab it and link back to this post and its yours.  Remember to follow the rules strictly or loosely..its up to you 😉

Its been a tough week with tragic events that started it off, I think everyone deserves a picker upper and a little something to spice up their day!

Happy Belated Birthday!

I knew I had forgotten on Saturday. I was so happy and optimistic and posted about Charlie Brown for a reason. If you didn’t see my Happy Saturday post, click HERE to see it.

Talk about being slow but I just had the time to look at the calender and hope for something great to happen…since I’m in this horrible pain in my left leg and left side of my lower back from slipping on ice this morning.

It just hit me that Saturday, January 19, 2013 marked the 2 year anniversary of this little blog.  YAY!  2 years went by fast and I really wanted to do something special but I had to rush off to work on Saturday morning.  So I didn’t get a chance….I’ll find another time to give you all some more goodies right after I figure it out (maybe on another milestone).

Ideas have been scarce lately…probably because my brain is occupied by work.  I’m telling you…work haunts my sleep.  I just had a nightmare about not finishing the deadlineS on time.

When I’m on here, I forget my problems, so forget about all that stress from work. This is my time!

First of all, let me…

Thank YOU!

Offering my thanks to all of you is the most important!  You all deserve a huge shoutout and I’m really trying to do that.  I’m going to try to promote your blogs whenever I get a chance.  Whether it be awards, or just how you inspire me in every little way…its coming bit by bit this year.  Without you all, I’m not sure I’d have gotten to where I am now: posting everyday, 281 followers, a few awards on my sidebar, 9,880 total views, etc.  I’ve seen a lot of other blogs get way more in less time but to me, this brings a smile to my face.  It means a lot that you all enjoy what I put up.  Every like and comment and follow really makes my day, especially today when I’m in pain.  It puts a smile on my face.  You all ROCK!

Also, I’d like to give huge thanks to That’s Life And Then You Sigh for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award. I received this a few days ago and was thinking if I should take this since its my 2nd time I’ve gotten it.  I am extremely flattered!


Here are the rules:

  • Display the Award Certificate on your website
  • Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award
  • Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
  • Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

Since I really don’t know how to give these anymore! In event of my late blog for my blog anniversary, I’d like to give this award to whoever wants it.  Just take it and follow the rules and do what you want with it 🙂

And for the 7 interesting things..I open up the floor for your questions.  Ask away my wonderful friends! Count it as a gift from me to you!

I’m sharing this fun Birthday song to celebrate the late birthday together! I would play it by myself but I’m still practicing hard to get it good!



P.S. After last week of being more relaxed, I’m more charged up this week to bring you all more more more! Also a little update, A Bite of China Project will officially start in February!

Blog of the Year 2012 – 2nd Star!

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Right before New Year’s I get a tag back from MikesFilmTalk to get my 2nd star from Blog of the Year 2012! Talk about a nice New Year’s gift.  A HUGE THANK YOU to Mike for this wonderful gift.  Mike has an extremely interesting blog with movie reviews, book reviews, and fun writing style.

I’m going to straight to nominating some more wonderful blogs who have brought me lots of joy in 2012.  They cover captivating photography, travels, writing and recipes.

These are the blogs I’d like to nominate: Frugal Feeding, Conor Cullen, Sethsnap, The Return of the Modern Philosopher, Homemade with Mess, The Panama Adventure, Lynda Michele

I urge you all to visit these awesome blogs and show them some support!

Now, let me include the rules for accepting this award:

Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award – and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Blog of the Year 2012!

Blog of the year guys! Chef Doru gave me this beautiful award on CHRISTMAS DAY! Just when I was thinking I was having a wonderful Christmas Eve, he made it even better by giving me the Blog of the Year 2012.  An award that I have seen many of my fellow bloggers receive and collect stars upon stars.  This is my first star and I doubt there will be more, but its already enough to make me super happy!

Many THANKS to Chef Doru! Chef Doru’s Blog is definitely one you should visit because he puts up these amazing looking dishes that he’s cooked and of course the recipes that go with them.  I’ve already saved a lot of those recipes and hopefully to give them a whirl sometime.  I’m sure everyone likes food so you should definitely stop by to check out his awesome blog! Thinking about it makes me hungry…

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I’d like to nominate the following blogs: Lead.Learn.LiveA Word in Your EarAndy Watches MoviesToday I Watched a MovieHead In a ViceFluffrickSigoeseRarasaurLasesanaMy ScribblesA Western Buddhist’s TravelsIsaccs Picture ConclusionsWritten in BloodthematticuskingdomMettel Ray Movie BlogSalt and SerenityMikesFilmTalk.

I urge everyone to visit these blogs! They are all amazing:  Inspiring, fun, comedic, etc.

Here are the ‘rules’ for this award:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Thanks to Chef Doru again for this awesome award and giving me one of the best Christmas gift!


Wonderful Team Member Readership Award!

On Christmas Eve, Rarasaur gave me this award called Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.  In the midst of all my frenzy and craziness trying to get everything done after work and get myself prepared completely for our family’s Christmas Eve party, I offer my most hugest thanks to Rarasaur for making my Christmas Eve very memorable!

If you  haven’t visited Rarasaur’s blog, you have to click the link right away.  She is just about one of the wittiest and most creative blogs that I follow.  Its always a joy to read her posts about many different topics in a humorous tone whether it be daily prompts or topics of her choice.  She just posted a long line of doodle poetry which is super cute.  She’s also posted about nifty little tools to add to our posts like the forming her Rarasaur word cloud with the tag words. One of the most amazing things of her blog that I recommend is to head over and try out the Ra-Son Blogger Type Indicator Profile Test that her and her husband put together.  I attached all the links there for you to check out if you’re interested.


The rules for accepting this Wonderful Team Member Readership Award is this:

  • Display the logo on his/her post/page and/or sidebar
  • The Nominee must finish this sentence and post: ”A Great reader is…”
  • Nominate 4 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days (1 week) – this can be done at any rate during the week. It can be ALL on one day or a few on one day and a few on another day, etc., naming his or her nominees on a post or on posts during the 1 week period.
  • The Nominee shall make these rules, or amended rules, keeping to the spirit of the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, known to each reader s/he nominates.

A Great reader is someone who can pick up any type of book or article or blog post and appreciate the words in front of them.  To finish reading an article, book, blog post and dedicate any small amount of time to look beyond your own little world and into another world, whether it be fiction or non-fiction makes a great reader.  To witness what others have experienced or to learn from what others have written makes a great reader.

Here are 4 posts that I enjoyed over the course of the last few days and would now pass on this award to them:





For the ones, I’ve passed to.  You will find the link of a post in the recent few days that I’ve enjoyed and I urge you to read and hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as I have.

Thank you again to Rarasaur for giving me this award!