• May 15 - 17, 2015
    University of Calgary

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    • Newbie Guide

    • Interactive

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  • Exhibitors Now Open Friday!

    Artists' Alley and the Vendor Hall are both now open an extra day!

    • Artist Alley

    • Vendor Hall

  • CMV Contest

    Introducing the all-new Cosplay Music Video contest!

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  • Yui Makino

    Introducing Otafest's Japanese Voice Actor Guest, Yui Makino!

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    • Yui's Guest Profile


    Join us in welcoming our Japanese Music Guests, UCHUSENTAI:NOIZ!

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    • Band Profile


    The legendary anime director, story board artist, and voice actor Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe is coming to Otafest 2015!

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    • Guest Profile

Otafest 2015

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.


Live Concerts

Join us as our musical guests rock out for your enjoyment. Concerts are held in our ballroom and/or outside (weather permitting).

Vendor Hall

From plushies to body pillows, Otafest brings in vendors of all types for your shopping needs.

Artists' Alley

Anything from original artwork and charms, to commissioned portraits and pins. The variety in Artists' Alley is unparalleled.

Cosplay Contests

Otafest hosts a variety of cosplay contests including performance pieces, craftsmanship contests, and more. Show off your hard work and win cash prizes.

Community Run Panels

The majority of Otafest's 100+ events are run for fans, by fans.
If you have a great idea, apply here!

Maid Café

If you find yourself parched or weary, stop by the maid café and purchase a drink, served to you by a charming maid cosplayer!

Photo Booth

Have your photo taken on themed sets by professional photographers. Instant prints available!

Pin Trading

Take home your favorites or collect them all. Check back often for new releases.