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.

Artist Alley Application Information

The Artist Alley Information Package will be available on March 22nd at 7:00 PM, and the application form will open on March 29th at 7:00PM!
Be ready as our Artist Alley fills up blazingly fast. Last year's alley filled up in under 60 seconds!

Maid Cafe Volunteer Applications are Open!

The Maid Cafe is currently looking for volunteers!

We are looking for girls over the age of 15 who are able to serve food and drinks in a waitress style
fashion. Applicants must be willing to perform a group dance in front of a live audience and are
expected to attend weekend practices on a bi-weekly schedule from mid March - May.

Sign up here!

Otafest Open House

Otafest would like to invite you to our Open House on March 16th, 2013.

This is your opportunity to give feedback to the entire Otafest staff and ask any questions you have about the direction of our convention. Our staff will also pose questions to you so we can make decisions with the community in mind.

Date: March 16, 2013
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Location: Student’s Union Chambers in the MacEwan Student Centre at the University of Calgary Main Campus.

Last year we had a few members of our community join us and it was very successful. We would love for you to join us.
Thank you.

Literature Contest & Otafest Accommodations

Want a chance to win a V.I.P pass to Otafest 2013 and a $100 gift certificate to our vendor hall?
Enter in our 2013 Literature Contest!
You can submit any form of creative writing, and you can enter as many times as you'd like!
See the full rules and submission guidelines by clicking here!

Hotel Alma
Once again, Otafest is partnering with Hotel Alma to provide our attendees discounted rates on rooms that are right on campus and a 10 minute walk away from the convention!
For details, see here!