Special Guests Info
Spot WCS – Mr. Jonathan Love
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!
02. Quickdraw Animation Society
Quickdraw Animation Society in Calgary is a
non-profit animation centre, offering both film an digital
facilities! Visit their room this year at Otafest and check
out some of their work, as well as their equipment, and find
out how you can start on your animation projects! Be sure
to attend their lecture on the Saturday (repeated on the Sunday)!
Calgary Kendo Club
The Calgary Kendo club practices kendo at the
University of Calgary every Sunday, Monday and Thursday. This
year, Otafest is pleased to have a demonstration provided
by the Calgary Kendo Club, who's members participate in tournaments
held all over the country!
Dave Rathnow & Shin Ken Kai Nobara (Iaido)
Iaido is Kendo's sister art – Japanese sword practice
done with a live blade. Dave Rathnow has praticed the art
for 12 years, and have given regular demonstration and talk
on iaido at the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens in Lethbridge.
Be sure to check out his demonstration and mini-lecture on
this exquisite art, held together with the Calgary Kendo Club!
404s – Anime Improv
You know them, you love them! They’ve
brought their show to cons all across and even ventured outside
the Canadian boarders into Sakuracon in the US! The 404s return
to Otafest to perform their unique brand of anime themed improvisation!
A fan favorite!
Society for Creative Anachronism – the Barony of Montengarde
The Barony of Montengarde is a member of the
international Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc (or SCA),
an international non-profit education organization dedicated
to researching and recreating the customs, combat and courtesy
of the Middle Ages. Otafest is pleased to bring back the SCA's
Barony of Montengarde for a second year! If you missed out
on their impressive heavy fighting and rapier demonstration
last year, do yourself a favor, and don't miss them this year
on the Sunday!
Calgary Go Club
You've seen them before – strangely lined
boards covered in black and white stones. Go is a game of
strategy, played for a thousand years. Now, you can learn
how to play too! Otafest is pleased to have the return of
the Calgary Go club!