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Registration Forms Available here!

May 21 & 22, 2005

University of Calgary

Donation for Festival Pass (Unlimited Access):

Pre-Registration Form

General 14 and up

$9.00

Child 13 and under

$6.00

DOA member or U of C Student with ID

-$1.00

Donation of non-perishable food item

-$1.00 max

Note: Please bring all available age identification as proof of age will be requested at the discretion of Otafest staff.

Otafest staff have the right to refuse entrance into showrooms if age of patron is in question.

Thank You.

On behalf of the Executive Planning Committee we want to give a big thank you to all the patrons, attendees, Special Guests, Vendors, Staff and Volunteers, because without all of you Otafest 2005 would not have been such a great success. 

We all hope to see you next year at Otafest 2006. 

Otafest 2005 Executive Planning Committee.

What is Otafest?

Otafest is University of Calgary's annual Japanese Animation Festival!

Mandate:

Otafest is a film festival that seeks to move beyond the traditional boundaries of the genre, providing the public with an East Asian cultural media festival. The goal of Otafest is to highlight the intricate relationship between opposites, embodied in the Asian concepts of Yin and Yang. The logo of the festival is designed to represent the symbiosis of Yin and Yang, life and death, black and white, past and present, East and West. We hope that by attending Otafest the public will be as much educated as they are entertained, and may leave with a greater understanding of East Asian culture.

All ages welcome!

N e w s / U p d a t e s:

May 28, 2005

Official Otafest 2005 pictures have been posted care of  Paul Kiemele the DOA and Otafest Webmaster.  The pages can be found here, beware that there are a lot of pictures, so loading times can be lengthy.

An article about Otafest 2005 has been written by Jenny Chan our Special Events Coordinator about her experiences before, during and after Otafest 2005.  Please Check it out here.

May 23, 2005

Thank You.

On behalf of the Executive Planning Committee we want to give a big thank you to all the patrons, attendees, Special Guests, Vendors, Staff and Volunteers, because without all of you Otafest 2005 would not have been such a great success. 

We all hope to see you next year at Otafest 2006. 

Otafest 2005 Executive Planning Committee.

May 20, 2005

Otafest is tomorrow May 21, 2005. 

Pre-reg for the festival and Cosplay has now ended.  Any who wish to attend may still register at the Registration desks located in MacEwan Hall and the Foyer of Science Theaters.  For those who have pre-registered you may pick up your passes at the Pre-reg Desk in the Foyer of Science Theaters.

May 13, 2005

Special Events' descriptions for Otafest Idol and Anime Name that Tune have been updated.

Special Events schedule has been updated to accommodate several room change.

C&L is looking for temporary help at the Otafest Convention May 21-22.
More details are available at http://www.thecnl.com/OtafestHelp.html

If you are able to work some or all of the convention hours, please email
them at jobs@thecnl.com.

C&L members will receive preferences.

NOTE - This is for the C&L and you will have to contact them if you are interested in this position.

May 12, 2005

Showing Schedule has been updated with a few slight changes, as well as the AFB ratings.  Please be advised that the schedule is still subject to change. 

Pre-reg for Otafest will end on May 19, at 11:59pm MST.

Cosplay pre-reg will also end on May 19, at 11:59pm MST.

Otafest Idol song listing has been posted, we also have lyrics for most of the songs.  Please check out the Otafest Idol Page for updates and to sign up.

April 26, 2005

The Artist Alley Exhibition deadline has been extended till May 7, 2005.

Check out the Special Guests section for updated information and links!

April 18, 2005

Showing Schedule is now up! Be advised that the shows, ratings, rooms and times maybe subjected to change.

April 14, 2005

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Otafest is very proud to present Mr. Jonathan Love, a consummate voice actor, director, and also a class facilitator with Voice Spot WCS! Please visit their webpage to find out more information on how you can learn more about voice work!

Three more things have been added to the Special Events list! Check it out here!

April 03, 2005

There will be no Anime Auction this year

March 28, 2005

The Vendor registration has been shut down! Thanks to all that signed up!

March 21, 2005

What is the Pre-Registration System?

The pre-registration system is for festival patrons to sign up and avoid long line ups on the day of the festival. On the day of the festival, go up to the info desk and give your name, pay the mandatory donation and you're set!

March 15, 2005

Volunteer guys and gals!!

March 09, 2005

Check out the Special Events section for new events and rules!

March 08, 2005

Cosplay and Vendor Forms now up!

March 01, 2005

Additional Rule for Cosplay is up!

Febuary 28, 2005

To all the vendors out there who have signed up, thank you for showing your interest and support! However, we are currently not accepting applications at this time until the vendor packages have been sent out. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Febuary 27, 2005

Registration Froms Link is located at the top! Please read the message carefully!

Febuary 24, 2005

Okay guys! So it has been a while since our last updates and we are sorry for any inconvenience we have cost you. Anyways here are new things on this site! Thank you for your patience!

*Yes we know that Seph on the side still says 2004 but our artist is currently working on new images.

Special Events: Artist Alley and Cosplay is up!

Otafest 2005 Pre-Registration Form available here!

Cosplay 2005 Pre-Registration Form available here!

Contacts page has been updated!

November 21, 2004

Otafest 2004 DVDs are now in production.