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May 15-17
Calgary Telus Convention Centre

Calgary’s non-profit, all-ages Japanese anime and pop culture festival featuring anime screenings, an exhibitor hall, community panels, cosplay contests, voice actors, concerts, and so much more!

Friday

May 15

Box Office
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Festival Hours
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Exhibitor Hall
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday

May 16

Box Office
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Festival Hours
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Exhibitor Hall
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday

May 17

Box Office
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Festival Hours
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Exhibitor Hall
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

One Ticket for Everything

Complete Access

Admission to the entire festival, including our Exhibitor Hall, concerts, panels, events, autographs, and more!

Autographs

Your first autograph with each guest is included in the admission price. Subject to Otafest’s Autograph Policy.

Sturdy Wristband

Your pass is a simple, unobstructive, water-and-tear resistant wristband.

Guests

We announce guests throughout the year, so check back often!

Otafest creates inclusive events which build a community of fans of Japanese anime, popular culture and related arts.

Each year, Otafest selects a local charitable cause for which to fundraise. You can help by participating in Otafest’s Charity Auction, Angel Passes, Sketch Drive,  Cards Against Otafest, & more!

Please help us reach our $5,000 goal to support the local community and remember to attend closing ceremonies for our traditional fun and often embarrassing games for our planning team!

News

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Chair’s Message for Calgary Pride
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