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.

Cosplay Contests at Aurora

21 Nov

Calling all Cosplayers!

We are excited to tell you about our new format for Aurora this year: we will be running a version of Showcase, our Cosplay Craftsmanship contest in addition to Mr and Miss Aurora and last year's Pageant Contest! In The Cosplay green room (MA119), you will be able to enter any of our three contests with just one registration form! We simplified things because we're con attendees too and we know you want to see as much of the convention as possible, as well as show off your Cosplay.

There are a total of 20 prizes up for grabs spread across our three contests! For more information, check out our programming pages. We look forward to seeing your creativity once again!

For any questions please email cosplay@otafest.com

Aurora 2014 Schedule

12 Nov

The programming schedule is live! Take a look to begin planning your festival.

Note: Times and locations are subject to change! Please check the latest schedule at Otafest Aurora for changes.

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!

Pin Giveaway Contest

*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!

J. Michael Tatum