A Wintertime Anime Festival and Gala

November 4 – 5, 2016


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.


See ticket prices and order your passes online! Click here.


Gala: Fri Nov 4, 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Festival: Sat Nov 5, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM


Otafest raises money through various fundraising drives and activities during the festival. Funds are donated to the festival’s selected charity or cause. This years charity is Between Friends! See past donations here!

Exhibitor Hall

From plushies and body pillows to original art and made-to-order commissioned drawings, Otafest’s giant hall has exhibitors of all types for your shopping needs.


The majority of our events are run for fans, by fans. Apply here to host your own!


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



Enayla is a cosplayer, armorsmith, and propmaker based in Washington state. Inspired by the lavish costumes at a local comic con, she bought a garage-sale sewing machine and taught herself the [...]

Stephanie Sheh

Stephanie is really excited to be attending Otafest Aurora 2016. She is best known for her voice-acting in anime (Sailor Moon, Hinata “Naruto”, Orihime “Bleach”, Eureka [...]

Eric Stuart

As a singer/songwriter, Eric Stuart has toured the country with such rock legends as Peter Frampton, Ringo Starr, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. He’s also opened for such acts as Jethro Tull, Julian [...]