Rangerstop 3 – November 2015

Hi all, this is the JDOC here, once again with another con review. This review’s covering this year’s RangerStop convention. If you are a Power Rangers fan, this was THE con to attend in Florida, as this was the third year and biggest show yet held by Michael Buoni, the event’s organizer and promoter.

This year consisted of over 26 rangers from different teams (in order based on teams):

MMPR: David Fielding (Zordon), Austin St. John (Jason- Red ranger), Walter Jones (Zack- Black ranger), David Yost (Billy- Blue ranger to Zeo)

MMPR season 3-Zeo: Karan Ashley (Aisha- Yellow ranger 2), Catherine Sutherland (Kat, later Pink ranger 2), Johnny Yong Bosch (Adam- Black ranger 2), Steve Cardenas (Rocky- Red ranger 2)

Zeo: Steve Cardenas (Rocky- Blue Zeo ranger), Johnny Yong Bosch (Adam- Green Zeo ranger), Catherine Sutherland (Kat- Pink Zeo ranger), Nakia Burrise (Tanya- Yellow Zeo ranger)

Turbo: same actors from Zeo noted above w/same colors, except for David and Steve. Blake Foster (Blue Turbo ranger); Hilary Shepard Turner (Divatox)

In Space: Christopher Khayman Lee (Red ranger), Hilary Shepard Turner (Divatox), Melody Perkins (Astronema/Karone)

Lost Galaxy: Danny Slavin (Red ranger), Melody Perkins (Karone- Pink Ranger 2)

Time Force: Jason Faunt (Wes- Red ranger), Dan Southworth (Eric- Quantum ranger), Michael Copon (Lucas- Blue ranger)

Spd: Brandon Jay McLaren (Jack-Red ranger), Chris Violette (Sky-Blue ranger), Matt Sadowski (Bridge- Green ranger), Monica May (Z- Yellow ranger), Alycia Purrott (Sydney- Pink Ranger), Greg Aronowitz (writer and producer)

Lightspeed Rescue: Rhett Fisher (Ryan- Titanium ranger)

Megaforce/Super Mega Force: Ciara Hanna (Yellow ranger)

and surprise guest: Dino Charge: Yoshi Sudarso (Blue ranger)

Besides this being the second year a V.I.P. dinner was held where you could dine with the rangers (unfortunately, because I didnt purchase the pkg early enough i was unable to take pics of the event inside for this year, but you can go to Rangerstop’s facebook page and see the pics there). There were also other V.I.P. events as well:

Meet the Divas with Hilary and Melody (which included a script read from an episode of In Space held Fri 8-9 pm)

SPD cast breakfast (held sunday with all the cast members from SPD at the con 8-10:30 am)

Nakia Burrise and Catherine Sutherland breakfast (held Sat. 8-9:30 am)

Meet and Greet w/Christopher Khayman Lee (held Fri night 9-10 pm)

Make a video with Austin St. John (held Fri night 8-9 pm)

Ranger Redvolution photo op (held after the Red Ranger panel)

There were also panels held at the show, several of which i was able to attend:

Blue Crew panel (Friday night 8:30-9:30 with Michael Copon, Blake Foster, Chris Violette and Yoshi Sudarso), which featured a dance contest to win some signed ranger prizes as well in there- The winner was a fan named Covah Deck, who did a rangercosplay of MMPR Black ranger

After Dark 2 (the second year in which anything goes in questions and answers to the rangers, but no photos or recordings allowed. I wont even mention who was there (unless you corner me at a con sometime and ask nicely that is lolz))

SPD emergency: 10 yrs later of SPD (with all 5 SPD main cast members featured at the con) (Saturday 11:30 am-12:30 pm)

MMPR/Zeo reunion panel (with all the featured guests from MMPR- Zeo at the con) (Saturday 2:30-3:30 pm)

Ladies of Power (with Nakia Burrise, Catherine Sutherland, Hilary Shepard, Melody Perkins, Karan Ashley, Ciara Hanna, Monica May and Alycia Purrott) (Sunday 10-11 am, which i missed the first 30 mins since i ran late)

Ranger Redvolution (with Austin St. John, Steve Cardenas, Dan Southworth, Brandon Jay McLaren, Jason Faunt, Christopher Khayman Lee, and Danny Slaven) (Sunday 11:30- 12:30 pm)

Class Dismissed (Sunday panel): A webisode series on Youtube Starring and executive produced by Nakia Burrise (featuring Catherine Sutherland in 2 episodes). This panel was a fun one, as I got to see episode 5 before it premieres on youtube, as it features a humorous series about a group of teachers inside an elementary school: Duke Ellington Academy, and the trials and tribulations of teaching there, with the occasional confessional thrown in for fun. Check it out here, as well as check out the website.

The con also had personal photo ops w/all the guests held there in a separate room at different times during all 3 days. There were also the vendors for the show who sold everything ranger, as well as nonranger related items.

The show also had some cosplay guests such as Dekamerican (Ivan Saffold), Tiny Kitten (Jasmine Wilson), Billy F Celiz, Kojima San (Jim Kelley), and Zack Attack, as well as voice actor Reuben Langdon (who reunited with Johnny Yong and Steve for a voice actor panel), and videographer Zeron Xepher (who covers power rangers, as well as super sentai and kamen rider related toys). There was also a cosplay contest held, which was won by someone who represented Donatello from TMNT. There was also a quick fundraiser held for the victims of the France attacks that weekend, which guests purchased tickets to win signed photos from all the Rangerstop guests- The grand total was over $3000 raised that weekend. I give kudos to Mikey, who outdid himself when i thought it couldnt be topped from last year for this con, including the fundraiser. Overall, this con was great, and I cant wait for Rangerstop 4 to see who’s next to be there. So until next con for me, Ultracon, this is the JDOC sayin see ya at a con near you, and as always comments are welcome to make these reviews better for you guys.

 

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JDOC is a longtime comic geek whose love for comics and classic animation (WB/HB/ MGM/Disney) knows no bounds. Hes been to many conventions in Florida over the years since the early 90’s, including Megacon since 2003.

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