! : A Metal Gear Panel (Alfred L.)
MA 106
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Spoiler warning! This will be a fan discussion panel about the Metal Gear franchise and the surrounding fandom.


All About Ball-Jointed Dolls (Emily L.)
MA 110
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Come learn all about BJD! We have tips and tricks to start, grow, or maintain your collection from Calgary's own BJD group.


An Introduction to One Piece (Nyein M.)
MC 317
11:00am - 12:00pm

The 4kids version may have ruined it for you, and catching up on over 700 chapters and episodes is quite the daunting task! Learn how this shounen epic has captured the hearts of millions across the world. Get on board and set sail for the world of One Piece!


Animal Crossing Amiibo Cards and More! Presented by Nishikaze (Stefie S. & Michaela S-B.)
MA 105
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Need a safe place to trade your Animal Crossing Amiibo cards and more? Look no further! Nintendo fans rejoice as we go over Amiibo value and do consented trades with people around the province. Feel free to bring any Amiibo as well, inside or out of the box! Otafest is not responsible for any trades made or lost merchandise.


Anime Name That Tune DAME! (Eryn D.)
MA 112
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Otafest's classic homebrew music game is back with a new batch of songs but just as many BS rounds as ever! Don't know anything about anime music? Know every opening and ending ever made? Doesn't matter! There's something in DAME! for everyone!


Anime Starter Pack (18+) (Linda Y.)
MA 106
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join us talk about, well... Anime! We'll talk a bit about the different types and genres of anime, tropes you can expect to see in each, and introduce you to series that you may have heard of but never gotten a chance to watch! Then we'll test everyone's knowledge with a game of Jeopardy and few games of Heads Up!! (Come for the anime, stay for the hi-chews).

 

Cards Against Otafest (Dan R.)
MC 317
8:30pm - 10:00pm

What happens when you cram a group of Otafest patrons in a room and ask them to think of horrible things? Well, if you're doing it with a game you get Cards Against Otafest. A modified edition of Cards against Humanity with an Otafest twist.


Chillin' with the Haicrew!! (Kenya G.)
MB 210
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Volleyball? VOLLEYBALL!! Join your favourite volleyball team managers as they try to tame the chaos that is the Karasuno team! Along with some special friends from our rivals.


Clickin' it old school: Film photography in a digital age (Alfred L.)
MA 112
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Ever wonder where Instagram filters come from? Can 100 year old technology be better than cutting edge digital photography? It's not just for hipsters, film is coming back and this panel will show you how.


Cosplay 201: Levelling up Your Cosplay (Natasha W.)
MA 112
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Join Alpanerd, Kilo-One-Four and Morgothia Cosplay, to learn tips and tricks that will level up your cosplay. Learn weathering and detailing techniques you can use to improve existing costumes or use these ideas on upcoming projects. We will cover topics on planning, constructing and bringing your costume to life.


Family Feud: Kaichou wa Maid-Sama Edition (Erin L.)
MA 110
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Maid Latte is bringing to you a new game: Family Feud! Play with and against the characters brought to life to win the ultimate prizes. Come for a chance to face the Demon President, in the card game "Speed," for a secret, bonus prize!


Foul Bachelor Frog Christmas (18+ Only) (Alexis T.)
MB 222
8:30pm - 9:30pm

Santa knows your foul foul secrets. Share your shame in the ultimate nasty bingo game. Leave your dignity at the door.


His Butler, Interrogated A Kuroshtsuji Panel (Jenna M.)
MB 203
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Come join your favorite butlers and masters for numerous delightful games, a Q&A with the cast and a few surprises along the way at the Otafest Aurora Kuroshitsuji Panel.


Ho-Ho-Host club (Giuliana C.)
MB 210
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Join the Host Club for pranks, pick up lines, candy...and presents !!


Hot Pepper Anime Reviews (Jei W.)
MC 317
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Feeling winter's chill upon your soul? Warm up with some HOT PEPPER ANIME REVIEWS! Our co-hosts will deliver a passionately sizzling review of their favourite animes while under the effects of habaneros or hotter! You might even find a new show to watch! Educate yourself about the Scoville scale! No milk until their reviews are finished!


How to Spot Bootlegs (Pauline F.)
MA 110
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tired of getting ripped off on fake merchandise?! Learn how to find out if your Snow Miku is official, or if your favourite convention bag is bootleg.


Life is Strange: Partners in Time (Sarah S.)
MA 105
11:30am - 12:30pm

Ready for the mosh pit, shaka bruh! Come hang out with Max, Chloe, Warren, Victoria, and Mr. Jefferson as they discuss the thrilling conclusion to Life is Strange. Did you save Kate? Did you honor Chloe's request? In this discussion panel, everyone is welcome to share their experiences and theories in regards to the game. Just please don't forget to submit your photo for the Everyday Heroes contest!


Love Live! Dance Panel (Carter Y.)
MB 203
3:00pm - 4:00pm

An interactive panel focusing on learning dance routines and fun choreography from Love Live! School Idol Project. Come dance with u's!


Mingle & Jingle (Tia S.)
MA 106
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Flying solo? Bored of your group of same old friends? Well, come on in to the Mingle & Jingle! Mingle new people, & Jingle-along with some tunes. Woo, holiday themed events~


Monster hunter school of hard KNOCKS (Brett L.)
MA 112
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Wanna take on the tough monsters?, need some advice?, come by and I will educate you in the Monster hunter hard knocks school


Muse Vocal Training Camp! (Chelsea T.)
MA 112
11:00am - 12:00pm

Are you looking to warm up your voice for the winter season? Don't worry, the 2nd years of Muse are here to help! Learn how to improve your voice and sing a long with some of your favorite Love Live songs in this Umi approved training camp!


Name That Anime Tune (Arizona M.)
MA 110
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Do you have that anime song stuck in your head, do you listen to your favourite shows music all day long? Can you recognize that anime tune? Come down to the name that anime tune panel and see if you can name that anime tune.


Otafest Pin Trading ()
MA 109
7:30pm - 8:30pm

Have you heard about Otafest's Special Pin Trading? Are you Missing just one to complete the set? Then come to Otafest's Pin Trading Meetup and see if you can't trade for the one that's getting away! For more information about Otafest's collectible pins, please check out the merchandise page.


Panelstuck (Kai P.)
MB 203
1:30pm - 2:30pm

An in character Homestuck panel featuring the Beta session trolls.


Puzzle & Waifus (Gareth L.)
MA 106
1:30pm - 2:30pm

An Introduction to Japan's most popular mobile game, Puzzle & Dragons!

 

Sailor Moon Panel (Pauline F.)
MB 210
3:30pm - 5:00pm

What's up with Sailor Moon? Find out the latest news and merchandise announcements!


Sewing For Cosplay (Alexis T.)
MA 112
11am - 12:00pm

Do you want to start making your own costumes? Your own clothes? Get started with into to sewing!


Skype with Jessica in Japan (Jessica R.)
MA 110
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Would you like to talk with an English teacher in Japan through Skype? Then this is the panel for you! Jessica will share her experiences in Japan with you over a Skype call as she lives and teaches English in Kyoto, Japan. Feel free to come with questions!


Steven Universe Holiday Panel Palooza (Jaidyn K.)
MB 203
4:30pm - 5:30pm

This year, the Crystal Gems want to spend the holidays with you! Join Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl, and Steven for a party complete with fun games, a Q&A, trivia, donuts, and more! But remember to be on the lookout for Homeworld gems; you never know when they could show up...


Terrible Fanfiction (Chad N.)
MB 210
5:30pm - 6:30pm

The best of the worst in fanfiction!


Town Killing Simulator (Werewolf) (Rei R.)
MB 203
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join us in a card game of werewolf where you either become one of the many different important townsfolk roles and work together to eliminate the werewolves or you can become one of the werewolves and rule the town!


Ultimate CSOPLAY Battle Holiday Edition (Brett L.)
MA 112
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Ever wonder who was a better at Christmas carols ?, who would make a good replacement reindeer if Rudolph vanished?. Well find out at the ultimate COSPLAY battle holiday edition!


VGC Pokemon 101 (Maria V.)
MB 210
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Interested in getting involved in competitive Pokemon? Learn the basics of Pokemon breeding, along with strategies for team-building and battling in VGC doubles. Then, put all that knowledge to use in an interactive team-building session. This is your chance to become the very best, like no one ever was!


Video Game Name That Tune (Alfred L.)
MB 222
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Doo doo do doo do do doo do do dooo. That was the Tetris Theme. If you guessed right, then you're cut out for Video Game Name That Tune! Come for the nostalgia, stay for the glory!

 

Welcome to Idol Hell: The School Idol Festival Panel (Eryn D.)
MA 112
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Join ErynCerise for a dive into the hottest circle-tapping game in the anime world: Love Live! School Idol Festival! Whether you're a fresh-faced newbie or a seasoned waifu hoarder, you're bound to learn something new and have a fun time with fellow your idol-lovers!


Yaoi Panel (18+ Only) (Rei R.)
MB 203
8:00pm - 9:00pm

Do you like yaoi? Do you like improvisation games? Then join us at yaoi panel and participate in hilarious improvisation games or sit and watch the hilarity! We will also be talking about which yaoi manga and anime are good and recommending some so stay until the end to get some ideas. All the homo!


Zapp's Spaceship of Love presents: Critical Fail! An Interactive D&D Experience. (Donald E.)
MB 222
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Critical Fail is back! Leave your dice at home, and try to survive our insane game of D&D!


Your Favourite Anime is Probably Great, But Crane-kun Disagrees (Zachary S.)
MA 112
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Come meet Crane-kun, the self-proclaimed "only mascot" of Tsurucon, and join in some civil anime related discussion, in which Crane-kun will tear apart your favourite anime with extremely nonsensical criticisms. Then, partake in a 1vsAll debate where you will inevitibly lose because you let Crane-kun win. WARNING: Feelings could be hurt, Mostly my feelings.