Team TokuNet staff member Ryan Firestine attended the Rangerstop 7, which brought Power Rangers fans from all over the world to Orlando, Florida.
Rangerstop is a yearly Power Rangers convention that takes place for three days from November 13th-15th. Power Rangers and tokusatsu fans gathered in Orlando for panels, meet and greets, and to show off their cosplay. Many Power Rangers alum came to Rangerstop, who spent their time meeting with fans and attending various panels. Some of the actors also visiting this year’s Rangerstop were:
- Austin St. John (MMPR Red, Zeo Gold)
- Walter Jones (MMPR Black)
- Karan Ashley (MMPR Yellow)
- Steve Cardenas (MMPR Red, Zeo Blue)
- Catherine Sutherland (MMPR Pink, Zeo Pink, Turbo Pink)
- Carla Perez (Rita Repulsa)
- Christopher Khayman Lee (In Space Red)
- Reggie Rolle (Lost Galaxy Green)
- Ann Marie Crouch (Princess Shayla)
- Glenn McMillain (Ninja Storm Yellow)
- Firass Dirani (Mystic Force Red)
- Richard Brancatisano (Mystic Force Green)
- Nic Sampson (Mystic Force Yellow)
- Dwayne Cameron (Operation Overdrive Mercury Ranger)
- Aljin Abella (Jungle Fury Blue)
- Brennan Mejia (Dino Thunder Red)
- James Davies (Dino Thunder Black)
- Will Shewfelt (Ninja Steel Red)
- RJ Cyler (Power Rangers (2015) Blue Ranger)
Visiting for the first time to the convention scene was also John Tui (SPD Shadow Ranger, Mystic Force Solaris Knight). This convention was also the first Power Rangers convention John Tui has attended in North America.
The actors visiting Rangerstop also took part in various panels all throughout the time at Rangerstop. Each panel was themed towards specific seasons of Power Rangers. Other themed panels were featured as well, such as “Ranger Fit” with Brennan Mejia and Will Shewfelt as they discussed their workout regiments and offering fitness advice.
Community-made fan panels were also featured at Rangerstop this year. Panels focusing around Super Sentai and Kamen Rider were features at these fan panels. Two memorials, one for the late Pua Magasivia (Ninja Storm Red) and one for Robert Axelrod (Lord Zedd) also took place during Rangerstop this year.
Cosplayers also were a major part of Rangerstop, with quite a large amount of attendees taking time to show their cosplays to the convention.
Rangerstop has already confirmed their dates for 2020 as well. They have two conventions they hold, one in Atlanta Georgia and one in Orlando Florida, that take place over a three day weekend. Next year’s Rangerstop & Pop Con (Atlanta, GA) will take place from June 19th – 21st, 2020 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. Rangerstop (Orlando) will take place from November 13th-15th, 2020 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort.