Themed Spaces & Photoshoots

When you find yourself with a little bit of downtime, and you're not quite sure where you want to hang out, make sure you come check out some of Otafest's themed rooms, which will be in session throughout most of the weekend!

All weekend; ST 148
The world of AMVs is back once again bringing you a multitude of entertaining AMV themed blocks all weekend long!

  • Otafest 2015 AMV CONTEST: The AMV contest is back once again on Friday night. Come and enjoy a journey through this year's finalists and help vote for the audience top Favorites! On Sunday morning we will be showing all our non-finalists, as well as showing all the winners prior to Closing Ceremonies.
  • AMVs: the Music of the World: Whether you speak English, Russian, French, Spanish or Japanese, be sure to stop by and experience the AMVs of the world through the universal language of music.
  • AMV Artist Spotlights: Enjoy 90 minutes of AMV spotlights on some of your favorite Artists.
  • AMV Mortal Combat 2.0: Come join the fun as we pit AMVs to fight it out in the video arena. Cheer on your favorites and help decide the fate of AMVs in Mortal Combat!
  • Awesomecore: There are some AMVs that are just plain bad, and then there are AMVs that are so stupendously bad they fall through the floor and pass straight back to awesome!
  • Best of AMV Hell: Still can't get enough of AMV Hell? The AMV Hell community voted for their favorite clips from the early days of the legendary comedy pect, see the best ones in this one hour supercut.
  • Comedy & Fun Videos: A tradition and audience favorite at Otafest filled with the silliest, the funniest and the most twisted set of AMVs you'll ever see!
  • Comedy on the Edge (18+): Want more comedy videos and are looking for more mature content that just can't be shown during the day? Well you've come to the right block!
  • Cosplay Music Videos (CMVs): Step into the world of Cosplay Music Videos. From storytelling to mind candy effects, take a journey on the other side of Music Video Fandom.
  • Female with Firearms: Who's the most dangerous gun-toting anime girl? This selection of action videos attempts to settle that question.

Synaptic Chaos Theatre Improv
ST 128 & ST 140
Synaptic Chaos Theatre is back once again! With improv programming all weekend long, including all-ages shows and late night (18+) shows, there will be more hilarious hijinks than you can shake a stick at! Check out the Main Events & Special Guest Programming Section for more info on the shows & panels that SCT will be hosting!

Maid Cafe
All weekend; ICT 114
One of the most curious phenomena to take off in otaku culture today, the maid cafe has become a staple of any outing to Akihabara. If you find yourself parched or weary, come stop by the maid cafe and purchase a drink, served to you by a charming maid cosplayer! Please note that due to limited seating, please be courteous to other attendees and limit your time at the café. Advanced seating tickets will be required.
See the Maid Cafe page here.

Video Gaming Room
All weekend; That Empty Space
It's back! Console gaming will be available in That Empty Space - across from the Vendor's hall, beside the Subway! Drop in and have some fun!

Competitive Smash Bros Video Gaming Tournaments
All weekend; ICT 116
In conjunction with Super Smash Bros University and ULTIMATEMACH5, Otafest is pleased to offer four Smash Brothers based cash-pot gaming tournaments! Please check the website for full rules and details!

The Pokemon League
Saturday & Sunday; SA119 & SA124A
Do You want to be the best, like no one ever was? Is catching them your real test, is training them your cause? Then come down to the Otafest Pokemon League, where you can meet fellow trainers and Pokefans and players, meet new people and test out your team! Full rules are available on the Otafest website!

Anime Board Games - in association with Fallcon!
Saturday & Sunday; ST126 & ST127
The Anime Board Game Room is designed for attendees to take a break from the hustle from cosplay and vendors to panels and showings! There are a lot of Anime and Asian inspired board games out in the market today, and this is a chance for folks to come in, sit down and learn one of these games! These events are hosted in association with Fallcon! Check out their website at!

Fallcon 365 will host open gaming at Otafest 2015 featuring

  • Tsuro
  • Sushi Go
  • Tokaido
  • Shadow Hunters
  • Machi Koro
  • King of Tokyo
  • Rampage
  • Tanto Cuore
  • Hanabi
  • Takenoko

Saturday & Sunday; SA129
Here is a chance for you to get a free keepsake photo taken at Otafest's Photobooth! Our team of photographers will be taking photos of you in costume, which will then be uploaded to our facebook page after Otafest is over! We hope you'll enjoy the thought and hard work we've put into decorating the set of the photobooth according to this year's theme - Space Pirates!
Check out details on the Photo Booth here.