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.


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The Marriott Hotel offers Otafest patrons discounted room rates.
See our Accommodations page for details!

Community Panels

The majority of Otafest’s 100+ events are run for fans, by fans.
Apply here to host your own!

Photo Booth

Have your photo taken on themed sets by professional photographers. Instant prints available!

Vendor Hall

From plushies to body pillows, Otafest’s giant hall has vendors of all types for your shopping needs.

Artist Alley

Anything from original artwork and charms, to commissioned portraits and pins. The variety in Artist Alley is unparalleled.

Cosplay Contests

Otafest hosts multiple cosplay contests including performance pieces, craftsmanship contests, and more. Show off your hard work and win cash prizes.

Kamui Cosplay

Svetlana Quindt aka Kamui is an acclaimed Costume and Prop Designer, Book Author, Panelist and Commissioner from Germany. With over 12 years of experience and a never ending passion for elaborate [...]

J. Michael Tatum

Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, et al., this reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to [...]

Todd Haberkorn

Todd Haberkorn has been on stage, on set, and behind a mic for many years. Not only is Todd an actor in LA, he works as a producer, writer, and director as well. And he’s even been an [...]

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and [...]