JOE – Everyman, Everyday

I’m putting on the spotlight this week my incredibly multi-talented friend Joe!!!

Now this isn’t your normal everyday average Joe, this Joe is Joe EVERYMAN – EVERYDAY! IMO, Joe is a model for every man, everyday, who faithfully has been true to himself and his passions, mentors the younger generation of nerds and geeks around him, and faithfully supports his fellow creators!

I first ran into this talented Artist when I went to my first official con, the KFX about 5 years ago, (I believe it was their first ever one), and have bumped into him several times since. However, I didn’t get to know how truly awesome he was until we participated together in the Vernon Winter parade in early 2020! Him and his awesome sauce wife put on their stellar costumes and paraded around with us putting smiles on many a face! He then proceeded to take my card and like my streaming profile, and has been putting smiles on my face on a regular basis, supporting my work and encouraging me to do more!! He is my first Twitch subscriber and Patron, and I thank him for it as much as I can!!!!

He has promised to start streaming sometime next year, and I look forward to watching and assisting his platform growth!!

To check out his art, check out his excellent DND pieces, admire his cosplays or to see what an above average Joe is up to, click below!

(The featured image in this post is a drawing in his perspective as what he looks like!)

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Artist Spotlight – Unproductiveworkshop

Hey all!

I’m putting on the spotlight this week my incredible film maker & cosplayer friend  Unproductiveworkshop!!! I first met him at Anime Revolution 2019, he was dressed as Izuku Midoriya, a bundle of fun, energy and smiles!

He recently featured me in his video at this event, check that out here:

To support, follow his Instagram and Subscribe to his Youtube below!

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Always look forward to seeing this artist!!! Thank you for the feature!!

Artist Spotlight – IHopegood

Hey all!
I’m putting on the spotlight this week SPID…—I mean IHopegood!

IHopegood is an emerging rap artist, who also dabbles in mixing. He does charity streams, creative youtube content, and has just released his new album ‘Redemption in a New Reality’. His videos include but are not limited to gameplays, skits, covers, reactions, vlogs, rants, reviews & commentaries.

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To support, listen to his music, or check out more of his art click below!

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Always look forward to seeing, supporting and working with this artist!!!

Radio Silence – A Short Film

When I first saw this movie, something finally clicked in my head – you can’t change them all, and it isn’t up to you to fix what another person thinks or is going through.

People have a responsibility to themselves to live a life not based on other’s happiness, and this film really puts that all into perspective. I left a situation which I realized was not in my power to repair, and moved on with life. As they say, change your perspective, change your life!

I really recommend checking out the rest of ‘Shining Light Studios’ and ‘ER Studios’ films, these guys have a way of putting together films which hit you in the soul – might be best to have a handkerchief on hand!

Thank you for changing my life, and hopefully others, for the better!

P.S. This film was shot in the greater Vancouver area, I recognize a few areas, do you?

Artist Spotlight – CANZINO! (Zeus)

Hey all!

I’m putting on the spotlight this week my incredible musician friend Jesus Cancino!!!When I first met Zeus, it was at BITF a few years back, there was a stage set up with all sorts of music equipment, and with his amazing guitar playing, we formed a band ‘Pillow Surfers’ and rocked out for HOURS!!

Canzino is a musician and live-looper residing in Vancouver, BC. Alternative Dance-Rock with a splash of Electronic Melodies; Canzino is always dabbling. Always looking for fresh beats!  Years later, his musical talent keeps rising, his newest single out now, explaining the importance of eating your Broccoli’s!! #ranchitup Check it out now! Keep up the great work!!

To support, book him for an event, listen to his music, or check out more of his cover art click below!

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As per his own direction ‘Feel free to reach out at canzinomusic@gmail.com – hit him up with your feedback or sling a crazy idea for a genre-blend that you think would be banging!’

Always look forward to seeing and working with this artist!!!

P.S. My apologies for being so lax lately with my blog in general, however do know I plan on spotlighting more of my amazing artist friends in the near future!! Stay Tuned!

Anime Revolution 2019

I love meeting people at these events because they are so excited about what they have to share that it gets me excited TOO! I know this is a little late, but with no cons happening this year, it’s allowed me a little time to catch up on a few things such as uploading the content I snapped the last few years, updating my websites, being more faithful on social media and such like!

This Thursday, I’d like to highlight Summer 2019 Ani-Revo, (otherwise known as Anime Revolution or AR!)

I went to the event as Ruby from RWBY, stoked to be at my first EVER AR!

I rode the skytrain in ensuring it was all clear of GRIMM!

One of the things I love about going to these events is meeting all the interesting and talented people here! This event allowed me to make some wonderful connections, such as a young film maker and cosplayer dressed as Midoriya who recently featured me in a video at this event, check that out here:

I ran into my sister Yang!

A cute black mage:

Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service!

Another Ruby!

My charming and amazing friend Syu⭐zo!!

PIKACHU!!!

Astrid and Hiccup are going to teach me how to train a dragon:

Kim Possible, Shego, Ron and Dr. Drakken!

Ladybug & Cat Noir mashup!

My sis again! Stood up at the altar I’m afraid so she’s a little FIRED UP!

Now here’s a story that really only comes from going to events like these! Met these amazing peeps as they wandered around with a Jukebox singing ‘I WANT IT THAT WAY’ OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN I COULDN’T STOP LAUGHING AND SINGING ALONG!!! Still to this day, t.c._c0splay5 and I chat on a regular basis, and he tunes into my streams every week, and we reminisce and look forward to the next time that all of us WEEB AVENGERS will unite once again!

Met MASTER CHEF!

The video below really only catches the tail end of an example of some of the shenanigans we get up to at these events!

It’s also where I met my fearless Twitch Team Leader ‘SPOC‘ who has been using my platform to promote other streamers with common interests while I’m not streaming. Be sure to check out his stream and follow/subscribe!

And on the way out I ran into Jon!!!!

I really enjoyed the time I spent with my new and old nerd friends, I hope to see you again next year!! MUCH LOVE!!!

Till next time! Peace Out – SarahTonin!

Circus of Bass – Flexible Booking/Talent Agency

Hosting unique Circus Bass themed events and a flexible booking/talent agency. Circus of Bass is tailored to many crowds and customize to its location! Creating the ultimate Bass/Circus collaboration!

I have the pleasure of working with being a part of these amazing events! So many incredible people to work with!

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First Event – The Darkest Freakshow February 21st 2020 – Location Kelowna!

Artist Spotlight – Jeanot Kermode!

Hey all!

I’m putting on the spotlight this week my incredible musician friend Jeanot KERMODE!!! When I was first introduced to this talented artist, up until this point I had not met a musician as real and as humble as he. Specializing in Electronic, Bass and House, He still maintains this humbleness in his music, bringing forward a fresh new outlook in each track. On that note, he’s just released ‘Whip It‘, so what better excuse to check out his stuff!! Woohoo! Keep them tunes coming!!!!!

I’ve reached out to him for tracks to run while I’m gaming, which he graciously supplied but I’ve been slow getting them up to stream! I’ll tag them as #KERMODE so watch for and tune in for a treat!

To support, book him for an event, listen to his music, or check out his art, click below!

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Always look forward to seeing and working with this artist!!!

BALLOOOOOOONS!!!!!

If SarahTonin’s around, you’ll more then likely see her toting a gold and black bag, which has been known to contain at least a couple balloons – if not a bag or two! Made by BellaVieBags, this bag follows her to events and parties, sometimes also containing other arts and crafts guaranteed to bring smiles and entertainment.

See below for an example list of creations you may see with SarahTonin around!

Hippo
Frog
Duck
Lady bug
Horse
Turtle
Cat
Panda
Platypus
Seahorse
Butterfly
Reindeer
Stingray
Dog
Monkey
Giraffe
Tiger
Dolphin
Alligator
Hat
Sword
Flower
Monkey
Poodle
Parrot
Gerbil
Teddy Bear
Elephant
Swan Heart
Buggy

Artists & Vendors I Met at the Penti-Con 2019

I love meeting people at these events because they are so excited about what they have to share that it gets me excited TOO! I’m also pretty broke when I go to these things, and end up having to buy anything I wanted after the fact, so I always walk out with a little stack of business cards and a plan! What should I do with all these business cards?? I know! Let’s share these talented people with you! 🙂 You’re welcome!

The SHire of Danescombe

Featuring skills and trades such Archery – Armour- Armoured – Combat – Bardic – Calligraphy – Costuming – Cooking – Dance – Embroidery – Glass work – Heraldry – Leather working – Painting – Pewter casting – Rapier – Singing – Spinning – Textiles & Weaving!

Arlane Kamps

This lovely lady paints with oil paint – a real feat if you know anything about painting! Her business card has been sitting on my desk the last few weeks, which illustrates a young women with babies breath in her hair and a tattoo of a buttercup and a daisy on her face. This of itself is breath-taking, but if you stair into the eyes too long, you will become drawn in and never want to leave! Incredible work!

Meta Dragon Art

A Freelance Artist, Tyler Florence has a passion and eye for art. Each one of his business cards sports personal artwork, as he wanted to give everyone who may have not been able to buy a piece of art something to take home with them 🙂 I finally was able to purchase that adorable Ruby art piece I have my eyes on!!!!! It now hangs where I get to stare at it every day 🙂

Methods of Contact:
250-861-5361
tylerflorence@yahoo.ca

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Sweetnam’s Nik Naks

I also ‘helped out’ my buddy’s, (and by help, I mean attracted attention to their booth) who were visiting all the way from Barriere at Sweetnam’s Nik Naks, a store they run with their dad Daniel, awesome guy! They are the other two original RWBY group starters here in the Okanagan 🙂

And last but not least….

Paul Mcgillion

Stargate Atlantis Actor, more currently known for his role in the Flash, was one of the special guests there. A down to earth man who wants to give the normal human an experience to remember! His panel was incredible, I’ve recorded the whole thing, a couple of amazing stories on that one, so expect some of that in the near future! 😉

After his panel was over, I swapped from Ruby to Glynda in the bathroom. As I’m dressing however, the P.A. announced that Paul was heading over to the Stargate for pictures! So I rushed to change, however, the clasp malfunction I had forgotten about happened and I had to dash back out to the car before heading to the Stargate, sadly not seeing him there….But he was JUST Walking away! I said hey how’s it going! He said, hello? I said, I’m the girl who made you cry! He was like WOW you’ve CHANGED! I laughed soooo hard, then we got to jump through the Stargate together, the patience he had with my shitty camera was extremely appreciated!

Till next time! Peace Out – SarahTonin!