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.

Otafest Aurora 2014 is a one-day festival held at SAIT Polytechnic.

Pre-Purchase and Win a Full Set of Pins!

31 Oct

Otafest's pins become more popular each year, and now you have a chance to win a set of Aurora 2014 gold pins AND a secret pin!
Simply pre-purchase your pass and you will be entered in a draw for these ten pins, all in gold!

Buy your tickets here!

*If you've already bought your tickets, you've been automatically entered in the draw

Programming and Maps

26 Oct

Our list of live programming is now available! We have a lot of events this year, so check out the list and plan your day!

Our maps are up as well. Don't forget that we're at SAIT this year!
SAIT conveniently has its own LRT station, and we've placed our registration desk nearby for your convenience. Taking transit may be a good option as parking at SAIT can be costly!

J. Michael Tatum at Otafest Aurora 2014

5 Oct

J. Michael Tatum, a reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be described as freefall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power. He has performed in an amazing number of shows, and has branched into ADR directing and adaptive screenwriting for Funimation as well!

Twinfools & Nova at Aurora 2014

1 Sep

We are proud to present the first guests in our lineup for Aurora 2014: Twinfools & Nova!

Twinfools and Nova are members of the Canadian cosplay group Fighting Dreamers Production (FDP for short). Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, they have been cosplaying from a range of different genres: anime, manga, video games, comics, film, and cartoons for the past 6 years since the group's inception.