Get Involved

We need your help. Otafest relies on the creative contributions of the community to make each festival one to remember. Whether you're a cosplayer, an artist, wanting to host a panel, or willing to lend a hand, we offer various opportunities to involve yourself in the festival more than simply attending!

Participate

Whether you want to compete vocally, showcase your skills and share your knowledge, or host a fandom meetup to visit with fellow cosplayers, we have a spot for you!

Present

The best way to embrace your passion is to share it. Whether you're looking to host a presentation, workshop, tutorial, game show, or forum, we'll be your venue. We can't wait to see what creative ideas you have in store!

Volunteer

Otafest would never happen without the help of its 100+ volunteers. We offer a wide range of positions across all departments, discounted admission, food, scheduling that accommodates you as best as possible, and folks usually leave with some newly formed friendships. Join the Otafam and see what it's all about.

Compete

Otafest is home to a variety of cosplay contests for all skill levels, from the casual Stars of Cosplay contest to the Canadian Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup qualifiers! We'd love to see you show off your skills on stage!

Sell

Whether you are an artist or hobbyist looking for an outlet to sell your work or an established business wanting to expand your customer base, our Exhibitor Hall brings thousands of patrons right to you for effective and easy exposure to your products.