Pin Trading is a great way to add to your Otafest experience! Our pins are beautifully designed by local artists and most often feature our amazing mascots, Seph and Aurora. By trading pins with Otafest staff and patrons, you can collect the designs that you love the most!

Most of our designs are available at our merchandise desk but some are only available if you trade with Otafest staff! By trading a pin that you purchased, you’ll be able to get one of our staff designs. These special designs can be found throughout the convention however some are only available at certain events and times. These limited quantity pins are harder to find but will make your collecting experience more enjoyable and rewarding if you find them!

Pin Trading began at Otafest 2013. Any pin purchased at any previous Otafest is able to be traded. You can trade any pin with our O-Wing logo on the back for any other pin. Our full list of pins that are currently released are available at the bottom of this page.

Hello everyone! Welcome to the final entry in the Aurora 2015 blog. We can’t wait to see you in a few short days. We have some more pin surprises for you but you will get to see them when you arrive. Thank you for your continued support of Otafest pin trading and we can’t wait to be back to show off our next pin releases very soon!

Our popular O-Wing pins return for Aurora 2015 with a new design! Our Note-Wing features the colours of our guest mascot Lorelei and is perfect for anyone who loves music! This pin was designed by Paul Kiemele!

Lorelei Trivia: Did you know that Lorelei can play any musical instrument with ease?

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Aurora pin trading blog! It's not long now until we join together for another day of anime and cosplay fun! Our entire team can't wait to see you very soon. We only have a few gala passes left so don’t wait, get yours today!

With the draw of her bow, Lorelei's elegance radiates around her! Her confidence and expertise transform the string section, drawing all of the audience's attention to her. Would Lorelei be okay with sharing some of the spotlight? No? Okay then! This gorgeous pin of Lorelei was produced by Cindy Chen!

Did you know: Different methods of "attacking" the strings with the bow produce different sound articulations?

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Aurora pin trading blog! It's week 3rd week of the pin trading blog and we have another beautiful new design to show you! Otafest Aurora is in 18 days, can you believe it? I hope you have your cosplay and gala pass ready to go! We can't wait to see you soon!

The deep and expressive sounds of the stand-up bass emanate from Vari! Overcoming her shyness, Vari’s gentle smile fills the galaxy with stars! What could be motivating this treasure from outer space? She heard there may be ice cream at the performance! This fantastic pin was created by Cindy Chen!

Did you know: Despite the size of the double bass, it is not a loud instrument, thus orchestras typically have 4 - 8 bass players playing in sync.

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the Aurora Pin Trading blog! We are back with another new pin release! We're less than a month away from the fun so don’t forget to get your gala pass today. We wouldn’t want you to miss it!

The playful joy of the flute parades through on the stage as Seph makes her debut! Her gentle breath produces the gentle sounds that could charm even the grumpiest of listeners! How can an angel of death be so cute? This amazing pin of Seph was produced by Cindy Chen!

Did you know? A standard concert flute is played in the key of C and is one of the highest pitches in common orchestras?

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Aurora Pin Trading Blog! We are so excited to be back! Each Monday leading up to Otafest Aurora we will introduce a new design that you will have the opportunity to purchase. You may also trade any pins you have from previous Otafest events, or other conventions that we have relationships with such as Animethon, Nishikaze, Geek Moot, and Kumoricon. Let's begin!

With her baton in hand, Aurora leads the musicians in the symphony of light! The sounds of the orchestra dance around the hall like the northern lights dance in the sky. We hope she doesn't lose her place with all of her music sheets flying around! This adorable pin was produced by Cindy Chen!

This pin is only available to our pre-registered guests. You may purchase this pin if you purchase a general admission pass, a gala pass, or a VIP pass. You can purchase your pass on our website!

Next week: The winds take the stage! See you then!

Did you know: Professional conductors usually go to post secondary to learn how to conduct. You can even achieve a doctorate in conducting!

Hello and welcome back to the Otafest Pin Trading Blog! We are so excited to be back to introduce a new series of pins! We are once again heading up the highway to our friends at Animethon and we’ve made a series a pins to come with us!

Introducing Super Star Seph & Aurora! These two take to the stage, showing off their idol charm! These two impossibly cute pop stars are sure to win your heart! But a pop idol group needs more than just two! So we’ve brought June, Mio and Vari back to allow you to put together the show of your dreams! All of these pins were designed by Christina ‘Meru’ Windley!

All 5 designs will be available at our table at Animethon 22. For more information about Animethon, please visit their website.

Released Pins

Otafest 2015
Collabs
Collaboration with Animethon
Collaboration with Animethon
Collaboration with Kumoricon
Aurora 2014
Other Events
Otafest 2014
Aurora 2013
Pre-Registration Pin
Otafest 2013
Staff Pin
V.I.P Pin
Merch Desk
Merch Desk
Maid Cafe
Maid Cafe
Merch Desk
Merch Desk
Pre-Registration Pin
Merch Desk
Staff Pin
Staff Pin
Merch Desk
Merch Desk
Staff Pin
Staff Pin