Otafest Aurora is on November 13-14, 2015. 
Gala: Friday November 13, 2015.
Festival: Saturday November 14, 2015.

Note: Otafest operates with the use of wristbands. Please wear yours at all times. If lost, you will be required to purchase another or you will be asked to leave the premises.

Online Ticket Sales Have Ended!

You can buy tickets at the door!  Please see otafest.com/maps to find our Admissions table!

By purchasing ticket(s) to Otafest, each ticket holder agrees to abide by all Otafest Convention Policies knowing that failure to do so may result in the revocation of admission to the event.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can buy your tickets online or in person at the convention. Pre-registered guests have exclusive access to our early wristband pickup event and a separate pick-up line at the convention.
Yes. Only guests wearing wristbands will be admitted to Otafest rooms and halls.
This information is anonymized and used purely for demographic purposes so we can better plan future events.
You will get an e-mail with your tickets. Either print them out or save them to your mobile device and bring them to the pre-registration desk at the event to pick up your wristband. When checking in, the ticket holder must be present, and the wristband will be applied to the ticket holder's wrist at the time of redemption. Wristbands will not be applied to anyone other than the person whose name appears on the ticket. No exceptions.
No. You must pick up your own wristband. We must apply wristbands to your wrist at the time of pickup. Unapplied wristbands will not be handed to anybody. The wristbands are tear-resistant and waterproof, so they will not get destroyed in the shower or during any regular activities.
Due to the nature of our event, we cannot offer refunds. Please make sure you can make it to the festival before buying your tickets.
Keep the pieces! Bring the remnants of your wristband to our Admissions Desk and we will replace it free of charge. If, however, you do not have the pieces of your old wristband, we cannot replace it and you will be required to purchase a new one at the full price.
We will always sell general admission at the door. Special passes like V.I.P Passes and Gala Passes may sell out online, and if they do we will not have any to sell at the door.
V.I.P. Passes are all inclusive charity passes with a host of additional perks such as line-skipping abilities, reserved seating in events, and more. The benefits of V.I.P passes vary per event, so check out the ticket description for the full list.

Depending on demand, Otafest will enable a wait list for sold out tickets (such as V.I.P Passes). This is how Otafest manages and handles these wait lists:

  • Wait lists apply to online sales only.
  • Your position in the wait list is the order in which you signed up.
  • If a ticket becomes available, you will receive an e-mail notifying you that you have 24 hours to redeem the ticket.
  • If you do not redeem the ticket in the 24 hours, it will automatically move on to the next person. Your position in line will be forfeited and you will need to re-register on the wait list.
  • Once online sales have ended, the wait list is no longer in effect! If tickets become available after online sales have ended, they will be sold at the door on a first come, first served basis.