May 21-23, 2021

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!

Otafest 2021 – Cancellation & Refunds

Update 11/24/2020: If the card you used to purchase your ticket(s) is now cancelled or expired, please contact your bank to inquire about how they will process a refund to that card. Most banks will still deposit the refund to your account if you still hold an account with them.

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May 21

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


May 22

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


May 23

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

What's In Store?


100+ events including official Otafest content, industry panels, community content, and more!


Otafest brings in celebrities from around the world for Q&A and get autographs!


Our gaming room features board, card, PC, and console gaming!

Otafest Amplified

Our musical guests know how to rock. Dance into the night with your friends and make some new ones along the way!

Exhibitor Hall

From original artwork and commissioned portraits to autographs, jewelry, plushies and video games.

Sketch Drive

A Unique Otafest feature! Have your portrait drawn with all proceeds going to charity!


We host a variety of cosplay contests for all skill levels, from beginners to international-level competitions!


Otafest has something for everybody & you’ll have to see it to believe it!

Charitable Initiatives

Each year, Otafest selects a local charitable cause to support. 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!

You can help by participating in Otafest’s Charity Auction, Angel Passes, Sketch Drive, Cards Against Otafest, & more!


We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their generous contributions to our event ♥

Official Event App

We’re excited to partner with FAN GURU this year as our digital show guide! With our app, you can:
  • Customize your schedule and receive notifications before each event
  • Get real-time updates throughout the event
  • Find your way with our digital map
  • Explore Guests & Exhibitors & so much more!

Get a head start on your planning and download our Official App now!