Ai-Kon 2022

The 20th Anniversary Edition

July 22-24, 2022

RBC Convention Centre


Terri Hawkes

As an actor, TERRI HAWKES has over twenty-five years of professional experience across Canada and the U.S. In the worlds of anime, animation and radio drama, Ms. Hawkes has been entrusted with voicing a number of iconic characters, including the title voices in Sailor Moon and Princess Sissi. Other leads include Baby Hugs and Shreeky in Care Bears, Franny in Quads, Lily in Flying Rhino Jr. High, Bianca in Beverly Hills Teens, and her current role as Toast in Bee and Puppycat. In Radio Drama (think of it as vintage podcasts), her lead roles include Mabel Bell as Alexander Graham Bell’s hearing impaired daughter, and Ms. Hawkes’ award nominated turn as Vivian in the acclaimed CBC series: Vivian. Test Drive, another CBC Radio Drama, was recorded with Gordon Pinsent Sept. 11, 2001, and will always remain etched in her memory as a testament to the power of culture as a healing salve. Ms. Hawkes’ on-camera acting has garnered her nods for the Gemini Award, ACTRA Award, and American Soap Opera Award. Lately she has been having great fun as the decidedly unwoke headmistress Mrs. Hein in the fun new comedy Lady Ada’s Secret Society (or L.A.S.S.) – a web series providing comedic role models to girls interested in STEM – currently playing on marbleKids YouTube channel. As a voice director, Ms. Hawkes helmed the full two seasons of Flying Rhino Jr. High, occasional episodes of Sailor Moon, and the English dub of the award winning Karmina. She also directs in theatre and film. Dramatic writing projects include the feature film The Book of Eve, the pilot episode for Anne: The Animated Series, and theatrical productions such as Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb – national finalist for the Herman Voaden Playwriting Award. Published works include the introduction to Roland Parliament’s Sailor Moon Reflections (Friesen Press 2014), as well as academic papers on mothers in the arts (Performing Motherhood and Motherhood in Contemporary World Cinemas – Demeter Press) . Ms. Hawkes has taught acting and writing at UCLA, conducted workshops at numerous colleges and schools, and is the artistic director of Art4You, whose mission it is to support under-resourced youth in accessing the arts. Ms. Hawkes is honoured to be part of the Ai-kon team again (her first appearance here was in 2015).  Facebook:  Instagram:   Twitter:   Terri’s website: