Otafest 2017

Calgary’s Premier Anime Festival
Telus Convention Centre
June 30 – July 2
Marriott Room

Stay Close

Connected to the Telus Convention Centre, the Marriott boasts Calgary’s largest standard guestroom available with a single King or two Double Beds and large windows.

The rooms feature beautifully appointed furniture and hypoallergenic Duvets. Rooms with two double beds also have a day bed in the room.


Here For You

We happily support events run for fans, by fans. Host a panel or event with us! Make sure to also visit our official events including our concerts, cosplay contests, and photo booth!

Otafest strives to be accessible. If you require assistance to make your Otafest experience enjoyable, we want to work with you!


Shop With Us

From plushies and body pillows to original artwork, charms, commissioned portraits, and pins, Otafest boasts a massive Exhibitor Hall with exhibitors of all types for your shopping needs.

We invite all artists and vendors to join our Exhibitor Hall and sell their products.

We can’t wait to see you! Order now for early-bird pricing.


Otafest thanks the following sponsors for their generous contributions to our event:


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Special Guests

Each year, Otafest strives to bring you the hottest voice actors, bands, cosplayers, YouTube personalities, artists, industry guests, and more. We are excited to provide you with the opportunity to meet your favorites in their meet-and-greet panels, specialty events, and autograph sessions!

We announce our special guests on an ongoing basis, and our website will always have the most up to date list. See below for our latest guests, or click the button for the full list!

Get Involved

There are many ways to further involve yourself at Otafest! Applications open at different dates and times, so be sure to mark your calendar for the forms that interest you.

Form Status
Art ContestCLOSED
Artist Alley ApplicationCLOSED
Auction Item SubmissionOPEN
Cosplay Showcase (Craftsmanship)OPEN
Cosplay Skit ContestOPEN
Exhibitor ApplicationOPEN
Maid & Butler Cafe / Matsuri ApplicationCLOSED
Media Pass ApplicationOPEN
Otafest Idol RegistrationOPEN
Panelist ApplicationCLOSED
Sketch Drive ApplicationCLOSED
Smash Bros. TournamentOPEN
Volunteer ApplicationCLOSED


Our community is active and rife with great ideas, new friends waiting to be made, and answers to your questions!