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 is a three-day festival held at the University of Calgary.

Early Wristband Pickup for Aurora

19 Nov

If you pre-registered for Otafest Aurora, you will have the opportunity to pick up your wristband early!

Come down to the University of Calgary Downtown Campus between 5 PM to 8 PM on Friday November 29th, take advantage of our early pick up, and be ready to go on Saturday without a wait at registration!

We will also have our merchandise booth ready to go, selling our all of our limited edition gear like our hoodies and scarves. We will have the new set of Otafest Aurora pins there as well so you can start your collection earlier then everyone else!

Our gala passes for Otafest Aurora have sold out but we are still selling general admission on Eventbrite, so if you want to take advantage of our early pickup you can still buy your pass online!

Please note: We will not be performing cash sales on Friday, only pre-registration pickup! If you want to pay at the door, you'll have to wait until Saturday to get your pass!

5:00pm - 8:00pm
November 29, 2013
U of C Downtown Campus

**Please do not lose your wristband between the time you pick it up and Otafest Aurora! We will not be replacing lost wristbands under any circumstances**

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!