The Moonlight Ball presents Space Odysessy which will be held Friday evening, the 22nd of May, 2015, at the Airport Marriott Hotel, starting at 8:00 PM.
This year we reach to the interstellar far reaches of the universe to host an intergalactic adventure of epic proportions! Travellers, vagabonds, adventurers, wanderers, and drifters come to the Moonlight Ball; the very hub of all journeys! Come and bring us your tales of worlds near and far, ventures into the black, beings encountered, and hijinks experienced! Come in your costumes (or semi-formal attire) and dance the night away, play games, and win fantastic prizes.
Moonlight Ball tickets are $40 each and are now available through online pre-registration. Only 450 Ball tickets in total are available. If any tickets are left over, they will be sold at the convention prior to the ball and at the door (at con ticket sales are not a guarantee).
Special Events and Requests
A shuttle bus will be running between the International Plaza (formerly the Doubletree), Sheraton, and Marriott hotels from 7:30 PM to 1:00 AM on Friday, the night of the Ball.
Bring your ticket or purchase confirmation and your Anime North membership badge with you on the shuttle. Your Anime North membership badge must be worn during the event. We will take ticket stubs and stamp hands for re-entry to allow guests to use the washrooms located outside the Plaza Ballroom.
Note: It is your responsibility to read the following dress code description. This is to make sure that your clothing complies. Don't be one of the people we have to turn away because of improper wardrobe!
The Moonlight Ball is primarily a costume ball, so we encourage attendees to come in costume, whatever that may be! Besides, you won't be eligible for costume prizes if you're not in costume will you now? Last year we were amazed by the calibre of dress and beautiful costumes that guests wore to the Ball.
We offer attendees two choices in what to wear:
- Formal/semi-formal attire
Some examples of attire which attendees should not wear:
- Sneakers, running shoes, sports sandals, dirty or poor condition footwear.
- Streetwear such as blue jeans, cut-offs, t-shirts, sweatshirts, khakis, or sport shorts.
- Streetwear costumes, such as L from Deathnote, Winry from FMA, Left 4 Dead zombies, etc.
- Swimwear, bikinis, or "strategically placed fur" costumes such as Lum from Urusei Yatsura, Felicia from Darkstalkers, etc.
However, all of these cases can be turned into a ballroom-style costume! Think of what the character would wear to a ball, or what you imagine that character to wear, or transform the outfit into a formal one -- seeing a zombie in a tux would be neat!
Remember, you'll feel very out of place wearing jeans and running shoes while surrounded by beautiful costumes and ball attire. After all, would Rikku really wear her bikini to a ball?
Note: While blue jeans are not acceptable, black dress jeans in good condition would be acceptable if paired with a dress shirt.
Please remember to exercise discretion and good taste if you plan to attend in costume, and keep in mind that this is a formal event.
There will be a coat check available at the hotel for $2 per item. Large bags and coats can be checked so they don't weigh you down at the ball.
Once again this year the Moonlight Ball will have our Video Contest! Bring your camera to the Ball.
Consider that you want to attend the Ball and you want as many people to come with you as possible. However, you need to convince them first. How do you go about doing that? You've decided that the best way is to show them a video of just how great it is!
Remember, you're trying to convince your friends to go with you!