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Events

Sarah has organized and hosted a number of events in her spare time. She loves bringing people together over shared passions, making new friends and gaining new skills in the process.

 

Pokéthon

 

In 2014, Sarah approached Otakuthon, a local Japanese media convention, and pitched a series of Pokémon-themed programming. Her proposal was accepted, and in 2014 and 2016 she created, organized and ran Pokéthon.

 
 Sarah hosting a Pokémon-themed drawing contest,  Otakuthon 2016

Sarah hosting a Pokémon-themed drawing contest,  Otakuthon 2016

 
 

The Silph Road

 

When the mobile app Pokémon GO first launched, fans created a community network spanning the globe called The Silph Road. Sarah was selected to be the community organizer for the entire Eastern Canada region. To help build local community, she has organized multiple in-person gatherings for players to meet and play together.

 Sarah directing a crowd during a Pokémon GO meet-up, summer 2017

Sarah directing a crowd during a Pokémon GO meet-up, summer 2017

 
 

Maximum Fun

 

Sarah enjoys a series of podcasts on the Maximum Fun network. During the 2017 pledge drive, fans around the world were encouraged to host local meet-ups to help build community. Sarah co-hosted the Montreal meet-up.

 The Montreal Maximum Fun Meet-Up 2017

The Montreal Maximum Fun Meet-Up 2017

 
 

Panels

 

Sarah has been hosting panels at local conventions since 2009. She has run 45- and 70-minute panels on writing, collectibles, and many Pokémon subjects with audiences ranging between 40-250.

 The crowd during the Otakuthon fan fiction panel, 2017

The crowd during the Otakuthon fan fiction panel, 2017


 

Photo shoots

 

Fan convention attendees often dress up in intricate, home-made costumes known as "cosplay." Sarah has been organizing photo-shoots for cosplayers at Otakuthon since 2014.

 The Otakuthon Pokémon cosplay photo-shoot, 2017

The Otakuthon Pokémon cosplay photo-shoot, 2017