The annual Mascot Art Contest is back again for Otafest 2017. The theme this year is Naval Sailor. Think of cute sailor outfits, naval ships, and ocean views. We encourage you to bring a unique perspective to Persephone and the theme, so do not feel constrained to specifically military outfits should that not suit your vision.
For reference anime with a similar theme, please look at:
All entries will be published on the Otafest website. Some or possibly all entries will be published in the Otafest 2017 guidebook.
If you are interested in entering our contest please read the contest details below. If you have any further questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The official deadline for Otafest’s mascot contest is April 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM MT.
|Nicknames||Seph, Se-chan, Sephy|
|Fav. Food||Crepes with Nutella & Strawberries|
|Fav. Activity||Bikini Sunbathing & Snowboarding|
|Type of Angel||Death|
|Fav. Anime||Urusei Yatsura & Death Note|
Persephone or Seph is the mascot of Otafest. She has served as our mascot since the very beginning in 1999 when the University of Calgary anime club decided to hold a Japanese Animation festival. Seph represents the past: her presence allows us to maintain the history and traditions of Otafest that make our festival so special.
Seph is an angel of death and serves as a guide to those who have passed away to take them to the next world. She is often shown with a scythe. While her job is dark and serious, her personality is a sharp contrast; bubbly, outgoing and full of love. Seph refers to her friends as her “lovers” and writes x’s, o’s, and hearts with her signature. Always willing to answer the questions of her fans, Seph is the voice of Otafest on social media between January and August.