Otafest is a Calgary based non-profit organization expressing the values of charity, quality, and transparency. The body of our activity pertains to the promotion of Japanese art, culture, and media in the Canadian community, and our organization rests firmly on the spirit of community collaboration and volunteerism.

Otafest Aurora is a one day winter festival held at the University of Calgary's Downtown Campus.

Special Guest - THWOMP!

7 Nov

We're pleased to announce that THWOMP will be at Otafest Aurora this year!

Join Colin "Salty" Mitchel, Brad "Evening News" Stanton, Scott "The Party" Moffat, David "Plexico" Marshall, and Dan "Panda Whisperer" Bronson as they take you through a complete nostalgia trip of classic era console game music ~ See which events THWOMP is holding at Otafest Aurora on our events and live programming page!

Check out THWOMP's guest page here!

Panels & Events Posted!

3 Nov

It's getting closer and closer to Otafest Aurora, are you ready?

You can now see our list of panels and events on our Programming page! The schedule with all the times and locations will be released soon, stay tuned!
If you aren't up to date on our special guests, you can find them by heading over to our Special Guests page!

A new pin is being released tomorrow on our Pin Blog!

Ticket Sales
You need a wristband to attend any of the events we're holding, visit our vendors room, and/or check out the Artist's Alley. Head on over to Eventbrite to buy your tickets now!

You can buy general admission tickets online or at the door.
Gala passes will likely sell out online, and as such will not be available at the door!
If you want to attend the gala, buy your pass now as we're almost sold out!

Volunteer Emails, Call for Cosplay Judges, Ticket Sales

27 Oct

Volunteer Emails
We have sent out e-mails to everyone who submitted a volunteer application. If you didn't receive one, please make sure you check your junk e-mail folder.
If it's nowhere to be found, please send an email to our volunteer team!

Open Call for Cosplay Judges
If you'd like to be a judge for the Otafest Aurora Cosplay Contest, please submit an application through our Get Involved page!

There's a new pin being released tomorrow! Don't forget to check out the Pin Blog

If you haven't had a chance to check out the new hoodie designs for this year, head on over to the hoodies page to check them out

Ticket Sales
We're running low on gala passes! If you want to join us for a fun-filled evening including dinner and a dance, buy a pass to claim your seat now!

Art Contest Extension - Technical Difficulties

26 Oct

We had some issues with our server over the past day which caused the website to be down near the deadline of the art contest (oh no!).

To make up for this, we've extended the art contest deadline to October 31 at 11:19 PM. Get your submissions in by then!