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June 15 , 2009

Thanks for making Otafest 2009 a great success! Here are some cool stats:

Paid Attendees: 4001
Volunteers: 160 (approx)
Executives/Staff: 35 (approx)
Guests/Panelists: 65 (approx)
Vendors/Artists: 100 (approx)

Total: 4361

Thank you for your continued participation as we look forward to Otafest 2010!

May 12, 2009

Otafest is upon us!

For your information, we have the schedules up:


To help speed up the registration line, please print out a copy of the Registration Form, fill it in, and hand it in at our registration table.

Other than that, we await your participation at Otafest 2009!

May 3, 2009

It's almost time for Otafest!

Just want to give a shoutouts to some of our vendors this year: click here!

As well, Anime Auction 2009 is returning once again at Otafest! Rules can be found on the website (link here), and for details on how to submit your entry, please visit the forums (link here). Please make sure to check them out and submit your items as soon as possible! Deadline is May 12, so don't miss it! Click here! Forum link!

Lastly, the Otafest Policies are up. Please read up on it!

April 23, 2009

A few more weeks to go!

We have an art auction up this year. To participate, please revew the following form: Otafest 2009 Art Auction!

As well, for new and old participants, please review our article on bootleg. Click here!

Pregeistration spots for Otafest Idol are now filled! Those of you that missed the sign up can still register for Otafest Idol on the day of the convention.

We welcome your participation as we count down to Otafest 2009!

April 4, 2009

Just a little over a month left for Otafest 2009 and we have already begun advertising around Calgary.

Look for Sephonie at the nearest bus stops and train stations near you!

Otafest is pleased to announce that we have been granted the Canadian premier of “Death Note: L, Change the WorLd.”

Please pay close attention to the web page for further updates for schedule and rating information.

March 16, 2009

A little bit of sad news. The Creation Station has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconveniences.

On the brighter side of things, we have a new special guest: THWOMP! Be there to check out their live band performances on your favourite video game tunes!

Other cool stuff introduced this year are the 1337beat Arcade Room, Short Attention Span AMV Contest Showing, Dedicated Otaku Anime Panels, and Haru no Koe Performances!

Make sure to read up on these new events at the programming section!

March 10, 2009

Just a minor update this week for all participants:

The Otafest Cosplay Idol rules are up. We await your entries!

The song list is availale here to help you decide.

The deadline for early registraion is May 1, 2009, or up to the first 30 participants, for first dibs on song choices! All other entries will be made on the day of the competition once the list has been filled.

So hurry and enter now!

March 1, 2009

Lots of fun updates today!

The Otafest Cosplay rules are up. Click here for more information.

We have a bunch of new event updates: Iaido, Anime - Name that tune - Delux Advance Monster Edition, Anime Variety Gameshows, Otafest Tactics, 99 Yen Challenge, Video Game Tournaments, Go Room, and more!

Please reference the special guests and programming sections for details!

The vendor forms are up! Drop us a line if you want to participate as a vendor at Otafest!

February 1, 2009

Our programming schedule and special guests sections are up and live!

We are now accepting entries for Otafest's AMV Contest! For more rules and inquiries on how to participate, click here.

Do you have anime stuff that you can donate for our charity auction? Then click here for more information on how you can help out!

A new event is about to take place this year called, "FAN ATTACK – A Dodgeball Tournament!" Register now!

Vendor packages will be finalized soon. Keep an eye out for that!

November 18, 2008

The Otafest 2009 Executive staff has been finalized. Please do not hesitate to contact our staff regarding your inquiries as they are more than happy to assist you.

In addition, the hours of operations/locations have been confirmed for this year and has been updated in the information section of the website.

Admission costs and events have not been determined yet.

Stay tuned for future updates!

September 14, 2008

Otafest 2008 is over for another year. The executive team would like to thank everyone who came out this year to make 2008 one of our biggest and best so far. With out you, our attendees, volunteers and staff, Otafest would not be around.

Thank you again.

Now, with the past 10 years behind us, it's time to look forward to what the future of Otafest 2009 has in store.

Stay tuned for news and updates as we count down to Otafest 2009!