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, Persephone 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.

Oct 31st: Cinderora

unspecifiedHello everyone! Welcome back to the Aurora Pin Trading blog! It’s our last pin release before Aurora 2016! We would like to thank you for being a part of this series of releases. As usual we will have some more surprises when you arrive so be on the look out for them! Don’t have your tickets to Aurora yet? There is still time! Get yours today!

Before all the magic, before the royal ball, before the glass slippers and pumpkin carriages…there once was a plain girl named Cinderora. She worked to look after her step mother and sisters and despite the hardships, she always had a smile on her face. Cinderora knew if she was courageous and kind, things would get better! Cinderora is our pin celebrating our staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to help put on the Otafest events you love! We hope you enjoy this design by Cindy Chen!

As always, we thank you once again for being a fan of pin trading! We hope you enjoy the new designsand we can’t wait to see you at Aurora! See you again soon!

Aurora Trivia:
Did you know Aurora dislikes bitter food?

Oct 24th: Ash

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Hello and welcome back to the Aurora pin trading blog! It’s week 4 and we’re back with another pin release. It won’t be long until Heritage Hall is full of happiness and cosplay. We can’t wait for you to join us! Don’t forget that you can pick up your tickets for Aurora in advance and save you time waiting at the door! Purchase your pass today!

This week we introduce a new furry friend! Cinderora’s faithful (when she wants to be of course)ncompanion, Ash enjoys sleeping in the sun, running out of open doors when she’s not supposed to and scratching Cinderora’s furniture! Cute and full of whimsy, Ash was transformed into an angel cat with Seph’s magic! We hope you enjoy this events cat pin designed by Cindy Chen!

Next week: Our last pin release! See you then!

Cat Trivia: Did you know that cats have a reflex to allow them to orient themselves when falling so they land on their feet? But did you know it doesn’t work if there is a piece of buttered toast attached to their back because the butter side always lands facing down?

Oct 17th: 5 Year Anniversary

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Bonjour! Welcome back to the Aurora Pin trading blog! It’s week 3 of the blog and we only have a few more to go! We hope you’re super excited for all of the magic that Aurora has in store for you! Please make sure you don’t miss your chance to join us at the ball by purchasing your gala pass today. You wouldn’t want to miss seeing Aurora would you?

Time flies when you’re having fun! It’s hard to believe that it’s already Aurora’s 5th anniversary! In 2012, our winter festival transitioned to become Otafest Aurora, including a move from the University to Downtown Calgary. Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine that Aurora would be come the success that it is today! We would like to thank you for helping make Aurora so special because without you, Aurora wouldn’t be the same. To celebrate Aurora’s 5th anniversary, we’ve created this special pin by Cindy Chen. We hope you continue support Aurora in the years to come!

Next week:
A pin with purrsonality! See you then!

Aurora Trivia:
Did you know Aurora’s design was a collaboration between multiple artists?

Oct 10th: Fairy Godmother Seph

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We’re back! It’s week two of the of the Aurora Pin Trading blog! Today we have a brand new release that you can purchase from our merchandise booth. I hope you have had the chance to purchase your gala pass before they are gone! Pick yours up today!

Do you wish that you had someone magical looking out for you? We sure do! Especially someone as kind and beautiful as Aurora’s fairy god mother! With her magic wand in hand and a smile on her face, Seph transforms Aurora from a servant to a princess. For Seph, love is truly the thing-a-ma-bob that does the job! This design by Cindy Chen is sure to fill your heart with magic!

Next Week: A special pin for the 5th anniversary of Otafest Aurora! See you then!

Seph Trivia:
Did you know that Seph loves long dresses but rarely wears them because they get in the way of her walking?

Oct 4th: Cinderella Aurora

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Hello! Welcome to the Aurora Pin Trading blog! It’s great to be back for another series of weekly pin releases! Each Monday we will release a new design that you will have the opportunity to purchase from our merchandise booth. All of our releases will be available at the booth in silver. For gold releases, please check our the Aurora schedule for pin treading events when it is released.

Our first pin is none other than the tsundere queen herself! Aurora arrives to the ball, ready to win over the handsome prince. But for her dream to come true, Aurora must hide a secret! It’s best that she leaves before the clock strikes midnight or her secret will be revealed! Featuring a new storybook style design by
Cindy Chen, Aurora is sure to be the wish your heart makes!

Next Week: Aurora could use a little magic! See you then!

Aurora Trivia:
Did you know that Aurora’s famous streaks can vary in colour from red to pink depending on how the light is shining?

Released Pins

other events 2016
Make-A-Wish Aurora
Make-A-Wish Aurora
Make-A-Wish Seph
Make-A-Wish Seph
Moon Seph
Moon Seph
Night Sky Aurora
Night Sky Aurora
Night Sky Seph
Night Sky Seph
Matryoshka Aurora
Matryoshka Aurora
Matryoshka Seph
Matryoshka Seph
Sun Aurora
Sun Aurora
Witch June
Witch June
Witch Mio
Witch Mio
Yukata June
Yukata June
Yukata Lorelei
Yukata Lorelei
Yukata Mio
Yukata Mio
Yukata Vari
Yukata Vari
otafest 2016
Angel Aurora
Angel Aurora
Angel Seph
Angel Seph
Angel Vari
Angel Vari
Angel Mio
Angel Mio
Angel June
Angel June
Angel Lorelei
Angel Lorelei
Smile.DK
Smile.DK
Gabriel
Gabriel
TCC Seph
TCC Seph
Olympic Plaza Aurora
Olympic Plaza Aurora
Swimmer Aurora
Swimmer Aurora
Canada Wing
Canada Wing
Swimmer Seph
Swimmer Seph
2016 collabs
Street Clothes Seph
Street Clothes Seph
Street Clothes Aurora
Street Clothes Aurora
Street Clothes Mio
Street Clothes Mio
Street Clothes Vari
Street Clothes Vari
Seph & Ayako
Seph & Ayako
aurora 2015
Conductor Aurora
Conductor Aurora
Note-Wing
Note-Wing
Violinist Lorelei
Violinist Lorelei
Flutist Seph
Flutist Seph
Bassist Vari
Bassist Vari
2015 Snow Wing
2015 Snow Wing
Note Aurora
Note Aurora
other events 2015
Super Star Aurora
Super Star Aurora
Super Star Mio
Super Star Mio
Super Star Seph
Super Star Seph
Super Star Vari
Super Star Vari
Super Star June
Super Star June
collabs
Idol Seph & Nishi
Idol Seph & Nishi
Pirate Seph & Nishi
Pirate Seph & Nishi
Tsurucon 2016
Tsurucon 2016
Umbrella Girl
Umbrella Girl
otafest 2015
100th Pin
100th Pin
Admiral June
Admiral June
Calgary Aurora
Calgary Aurora
Calgary Seph
Calgary Seph
Captain Aurora
Captain Aurora
First Mate Mio
First Mate Mio
Lost in Space
Lost in Space
Mermaid Aurora
Mermaid Aurora
Mermaid Seph
Mermaid Seph
Nurse Aurora
Nurse Aurora
Nurse Seph
Nurse Seph
Pirate Seph
Pirate Seph
Star-Wing
Star-Wing
Twinkle-Wing
Twinkle-Wing
Mio Bust
Mio Bust
aurora 2014
Advisor June
Advisor June
Angel of Energy
Angel of Energy
Chaperone Seph
Chaperone Seph
Crown-Wing
Crown-Wing
The Devious Chaperone
The Devious Chaperone
June Volunteer Pin
June Volunteer Pin
The Lonely Prince
The Lonely Prince
The Loyal Advisor
The Loyal Advisor
The Mysterious Maestro
The Mysterious Maestro
Ornament Volunteer Pin
Ornament Volunteer Pin
Prince Mio
Prince Mio
Princess Vari
Princess Vari
Purple Snow-Wing
Purple Snow-Wing
Queen Aurora
Queen Aurora
The Reluctant Prince
The Reluctant Prince
Royal Flush
Royal Flush
The Shy Princess
The Shy Princess
other events
Archer June
Archer June
Edmonton 2013
Edmonton 2013
Heart Aurora
Heart Aurora
Heart Seph
Heart Seph
Heart-Wing
Heart-Wing
Mage Aurora
Mage Aurora
Red O-Wing
Red O-Wing
Starlight
Starlight
Sweet Heart Aurora
Sweet Heart Aurora
Sweet Heart Seph
Sweet Heart Seph
Thief Mio
Thief Mio
Warrior Seph
Warrior Seph
Witch Aurora
Witch Aurora
Witch Seph
Witch Seph
June Bust
June Bust
otafest 2014
Aurora Bust
Aurora Bust
Angel of Music
Angel of Music
Seph Bust
Seph Bust
Angel of Space
Angel of Space
Battle Aurora
Battle Aurora
Battle Seph
Battle Seph
Black Swan Seph
Black Swan Seph
Detective Aurora
Detective Aurora
Detective Seph
Detective Seph
Digital Idol Seph
Digital Idol Seph
Grand Slam Seph
Grand Slam Seph
High Heat Aurora
High Heat Aurora
Kieran Strange
Kieran Strange
Lily Aurora
Lily Aurora
Miko Aurora
Miko Aurora
Miko Seph
Miko Seph
Mio
Mio
Plugsuit Aurora
Plugsuit Aurora
Plugsuit Seph
Plugsuit Seph
Pride-Wing
Pride-Wing
Schoolgirl Seph
Schoolgirl Seph
SCT
SCT
Volleyball Aurora
Volleyball Aurora
Volleyball Seph
Volleyball Seph
Volunteer Pin 2014
Volunteer Pin 2014
White Swan Aurora
White Swan Aurora
Wild Rose Seph
Wild Rose Seph
aurora 2013
Angel of Dawn
Angel of Dawn
Angel of Death
Angel of Death
Angel of Time
Angel of Time
Aurora Volunteer Pin 2013
Aurora Volunteer Pin 2013
Aurora-Wing
Aurora-Wing
Bootleg Aurora
Bootleg Aurora
Bootleg Seph
Bootleg Seph
Gala Aurora
Gala Aurora
Gala Seph
Gala Seph
Holiday Aurora
Holiday Aurora
Holiday Seph
Holiday Seph
Pixel Aurora
Pixel Aurora
Pixel Seph
Pixel Seph
Snow-Wing
Snow-Wing
otafest 2013
15th Year O-Wing
15th Year O-Wing
Bunny Girl Aurora
Bunny Girl Aurora
Casual Aurora
Casual Aurora
Casual Seph
Casual Seph
Cat Girl Seph
Cat Girl Seph
Cheerleader Aurora
Cheerleader Aurora
Cheerleader Seph
Cheerleader Seph
Magical Girl Aurora
Magical Girl Aurora
Magical Girl Seph
Magical Girl Seph
Maid Aurora
Maid Aurora
Maid Seph
Maid Seph
O-Wing
O-Wing
Steampunk Aurora
Steampunk Aurora
Steampunk Seph
Steampunk Seph
Volunteer Pin
Volunteer Pin
Yukata Aurora
Yukata Aurora
Yukata Seph
Yukata Seph