LIST OF EVENTS & Brief Description
Welcome to Cosplay! Come watch the fruit of hundreds of
dollars and hours of labour, where fans pay homage to their
favorite characters through costume and skits, song and dance!
The most colorful and popular event at Otafest 2005!
This is the second annual Otafest anime music video competition!
Creators select scenes from various anime shows, set them
to awesome music, and edit and splice until a beautiful music
video is born.
3. Anime Improv
You know them, you love them! They’ve brought their
show to cons all across the country and now they’re
back once more! The 404s return to Otafest to perform their
unique brand of anime themed improvisation! A fan favorite!
4. Otafest Idol *NEW
Updated: Otafest’s first ever singing competition! Come listen
to your favorite anime and J-pop songs performed live, by
some of the country’s most talented undiscovered singers!
Cheer for your favorite performer, and help them rack up the
points for the coveted title of the 2005 Otafest Idol!
5. Awards Ceremony *NEW
With so many competitions and contests being held at Otafest
this year, who’s going to be able to keep track of all
the winners and their accomplishments? You are! Come to the
awards ceremony, where all the winners to all the contests
will be announced and prizes are given – who knows,
it might be your name coming out of those speakers!
6. (a) Mr and Miss Otafest
Now *you* can be the judge! Who do you think had the costume
at Otafest? Remember to vote for your favorite guy and gal,
and help us to crown our Mr and Miss Otafest 2005! Winners
to be announced at the Awards Ceremony!
7. Costheatre presents Battle
Action RPG *NEW
In Costheatre, the emphasis is on the acting and on the skits
part of cosplaying. As such, these folks have spent countless
hours of time, practicing and rehearsing. Come watch aspiring
actors and actresses put on 2-5 minute skits and plays, meant
to highlight their dramatic (or comedic, or something in between)
skillz! Don’t be surprised if we have some future Oscar
nominees in the room!
Costheatre will feature a different cosplay related group
or activity every year, and for Costheathre 2005, Otafest
is pleased to present BATTLE ACTION RPG – A costume
wearing, attack name shouting, live action role playing game!
8. Anime Jeopardy *NEW
Answer: A fun game to show off my vast knowledge of anime,
and win candy! Question: What is Anime Jeopardy?!
9. Anime Feud *NEW
100 Otaku were surveyed on various topics! Bring your friends
and defeat another team for candy prizes brawl in Otafest's
version of the classic game show.
10. Anime Name That Tune *NEW
We all know that sometimes, the best part of a show is its
sound track, and some of us have built up massive musical
libraries to that affect. If you can name that tune, then
we've got candy prizes for you!
The game will be much like a tournament, where teams will
compete against each other! Registration for this event will
be at the door. If you can with your friends, form a team with
a maximum of 5 people. Otherwise, we can pair you up when the
event starts. Let the naming begin!
11. Otafest Survivor *NEW
Have you ever gone on every single ride at an amusement park?
Think you can do everything there can be done at Otafest?
Then decipher the clues hidden in the guidebook that will
lead you through almost every event, answer the challenge
and document your proof! To the individual who experiences
everything Otafest can offer, there will be riches and prizes
as well as the ultimate title: Otafest Survivor. Are you up
to the challenge?
12. How to Tie a Kimono *NEW
Think it’s a pretty simple thing to wake up in the
morning and put on some clothes? Think again…
13. Japanese 101 – Language
Love anime? Wish you could watch it without the subtitles?
This course will help you with that first step! An introduction
to the basics of the Japanese language, both written and oral.
14. Japanese 101 – History
& Culture *NEW
Curious about the people and the culture that influenced
anime and manga? Want to know how to use your love for anime
in school projects? Wondering what to expect when you go to
visit the country? This is the course for you! An overview
of Japanese history and culture!
15. Artist Alley
Like to draw anime? Would you like to learn How to Draw Anime?
Ever wonder what you would look like as an anime character?
Then this is your section! Pop by just to say hello, draw
or be drawn the choice is yours!
16. ParaPara Tutorial *NEW
You've seen it on videos and in the arcade – the mesmerizing
movements of arms and legs (and other assorted limbs) in complete
synchronization to rhythm and beat known only as Parapara.
Now, come see it performed live and get a few pointers on
how you too can Parapara dance!
17. What is Anime? *NEW
So, we all know what anime is, right? It's cool, it's funny,
it's moving, it's entertaining… it's great shiny fun!
But do you know where it came from? What it's history is?
What it's social impact has been? Well, now you can know that
18. Model Kits *NEW
Admit it – you've drooled at the gundam model on display
at your favorite stores! You've probably bought a model kit
yourself and hopelessly ruined it! Well, despair no longer,
and come to the Model Kit panel, to see some of the finest
models ever created and pick up some tips of this hobby!