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May 26, 2010

Special thanks to all the participants of Otafest to make this the best year yet! With your enthusiasm and generousity, we have raised over $5300 towards researching breast cancer!

As a special treat, we have uploaded the videos of the head shaving events on Youtube. This, alone, is worth the price of admission!

Part 1:

Part 2:

Thanks to all the executives that participated!

May 16, 2010

Otafest 2010 - Charity VIP Passes!

We have 10 Charity VIP passes for sale @ $50 each! This pass gives the holder prime location, reserved seating in the main events room, as well as advance access to the vendors room on Saturday/Sunday morning! Please visit this forum post for details!

Also, to speed up the registration process during the convention, please fill out (can be filled online as the prices will be automatically filled in) and print the registration form so it can be handed in on the day of the convention.

Get ready for the most fun Otafest convention yet!

May 15, 2010

Last few updates until Otafest officially starts the next week! We now have the schedule ready for:


Now that you know what to expect, let the festivities begin!

May 03, 2010

Hello, all!

The programming section has been updated. Please check out what we have in store for you this year!

Just to help you prepare, our vendors are giving you a few shout outs as to what they offer!

We are at the home stretch before Otafest begins!

April 12, 2010

The Creative Station is back! For all the creative minds out there, the Otafest 2010 Fanfiction Contest is just for you!

This year also marks the first year that we will be holding our first official Otafest Dance! Come show us your moves!

As we count down to Otafest 2010, look forward to this year's Special Guests!

*Update for April 28* We have a third guest coming. Please welcome Todd Haberkorn to Otafest 2010!

Lastly, if you haven't already, make sure to contact Hotel Alma for room bookings over the Otafest weekend. Rooms are limited so get your reservations in soon!

March 20, 2010

To all fellow cosplayers:

After much negotiation, we have reached an agreement with the UofC regarding the new weapons policy. Here are the updated policies:

Otafest - Policies - Mar 16.

Please review the information contained in the document concerning your weapons or props.

In other news, Otafest Idol is back! Who will be our next singing sensation?

*Update for April 2, 2010: Otafest Ido pre-registration is now full!*

Also, the executive staff list has been updated. Do not hesitate to email the staff if you have any inquiries about Otafest.

March 11, 2010

To all fellow entrepreneurs:

Currently, we have a new sponsorship package and information package available for advertising with Otafest.

Please fill out and mail us the information requested in the package. Deadline is April 10.

We look forward to hearing from you so we can find solutions to help you promote your business within our community!

March 10, 2010

We have an awesome contest for you!

Promote Otafest and you could win a free weekend pass to Otafest 2010!

Contest details are listed in this thread. Deadline is March 31.

Join, have fun, and win this cool prize at the same time!

March 7, 2010

Hello folks,

The Otafest 2010 Vendor Package is now complete! If you are interested in becoming a vendor of Otafest, or have questions about being an Otafest vendor, please email:

with a description of your business in order to receive a vendor package.

February 22, 2010

Hello folks,

We are proud to annouce that Sketch Drive is once again open for Otafest 2010.

If you are interestsed in signing up, please read the information provided in this thread.

(Sketch drive has been a special exclusive tradition of Otafest which allows patrons the opportunity to get a quick sketch of themselves done in an anime style)

February 08, 2010

We now have an offical Otafest hotel! Out of towners rejoice!

More information can be found about the hotel, along with our new conventions times and admission prices, at the information page!

Our Chairman's message, some neat Otafest statistics, and new mandate can be found at the About Otafest section!

One more important note: we have a new weapon's policy. Please read the Otafest 2010 Policies to find out more!

January 18, 2010

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

Do you have a special event or panel you want to see happen at Otafest? Please email all suggestions and inquiries to:

January 1, 2010

Happy New Year from your friends at Otafest!

A new year means a new year of festivities and fun as we resolve to make 2010 bigger and better!

Thanks to your support in the years passed and continued support as we forge on ahead with Otafest 2010!