Otafest 25th Anniversary

May 19 - 21, 2023
Calgary Telus Convention Centre

Otafest

Otafest is Calgary’s volunteer-run, 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!

May 19

Admissions
8:00 – 19:00

Exhibitor Hall
10:00 – 19:00

May 20

Admissions
8:00 – 19:00

Exhibitor Hall
10:00 – 19:00

May 21

Admissions
8:00 – 19:00

Exhibitor Hall
10:00 – 17:00

Hotel

The Marriott Hotel

Just an elevator ride away from Otafest, you can book your stay at the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel with special rates for Otafest attendees!

Connected directly to the Telus Convention Centre and boasting Calgary’s largest standard guestroom available with a single king or two double beds and large windows, the Marriott’s rooms feature beautifully appointed furniture and hypoallergenic Duvets, fitness center, pool access, and wireless internet.

Get Involved

We need your help. Otafest relies on the creative contributions of the community to make each festival one to remember. Whether you’re a cosplayer, an artist, wanting to host a panel, or willing to lend a hand, we offer various opportunities to involve yourself in the festival beyond simply attending!

Further details on volunteering, panelists, contests, Artist Alley, Exhibitors, Sketch Drive, and more will be available in the Fall!

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, charity panels & more! We also have donation boxes around the festival in the event that you'd like to make a direct contribution.

The charity for Otafest 2023 will be announced later this year!

Sponsors

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

Event Partners

Calgary Telus Convention Centre
Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
Wi-Com Solutions
Our Official Radio Provider

Funding Partners

Alberta Foundation for the Arts