Entries by Amy Pratt

Give the Gift of Otafest!

An experience lasts a lifetime. Give Otafest tickets to a friend and experience a magical weekend of fandom together! It’s easy! Buy your tickets, and once you’ve surprised them, transfer the tickets to their email address using the information below. You can even to give to to your friend! Step 1: Buy your tickets online […]

Otafest Annual General Meeting: Outcomes & Announcements

Otafest has completed our AGM and are proud and excited to announce the 2019-2021 Board of Directors. President: Stephanie Mok Treasurer: Binh Du Secretary: Shawn Hansen Director: Justin Lo Director: Vicky Lau Director: Amy Pratt Director: Brendan Hood Chair: Jenny Chan As Otafest enters a new decade, a new strategic direction has been implemented and […]

Anime is Gay: The Intersection of Queer and Anime Culture

As a young anime fan, I never imagined that such an ugly and dismissive statement would lead me to a such wonderful and inclusive community. I was like every teen trying to figure out their path in the world, but with some added roadblocks: I was queer, AND I was a nerd. While queer representation […]

Your D&D Otafest adventure with Matt Mercer

May 18-20, 2018 | Calgary How Do you Want to Do This? Whether you’re a #Critter or love Matt Mercer for his numerous voice acting roles, here’s some key campaigns and side quests to check out at Otafest! Catch autographs, photos, panels, workshops, performances and more!   Flying to Calgary? Air Canada offers a 10% […]

Otafest Maid Cafe Experience 2018

One of Otafest’s most successful charity initiatives is our Maid & Butler cafe – an opportunity to have a taste of a unique Japanese service experience with delicious cafe food and drinks. In the Telus Convention Center we’ve been able to expand our Maid Cafe initiatives to enable even more attendees to participate in this […]

Caitlin Glass at Otafest

May 18-20, 2018 | Calgary Caitlin Glass – voice actress and ADR director best known for the role of Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist, Caitlin has been working in the anime industry since 2004. In 2008, Caitlin directed the widely popular fan-favorite, Ouran High School Host Club, as well as voicing Haruhi Fujioka. Caitlin also […]

Revolutionary Girl Utena – 20th Anniversary Celebration at Otafest 2018

The surrealist magical girl / fighting series Revolutionary Girl Utena is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year – and so is Otafest! To mark the occasion, we have a full weekend of content highlighting the both most memorable and the most WTF moments of this groundbreaking queer-themed anime, hosted by the longest running English Utena […]

Season of Otafest Episode 4: J-Horror Triple Feature

Are you team RINGU or team JU-ON? Join Otafest for a Japanese horror movie marathon, just in time for Halloween! We have hand-picked a host of Japanese horror movies for your enjoyment: Ringu, Ju-on: The Grudge, and Sadako vs Kayako! $5-minimum donation for entry. Buy your tickets now. Costumes are encouraged, but not mandatory! Can’t […]

Season of Otafest Episode 3: Junkertown Overwatch Tournament

Are you ready to go to Junkertown? Join us this Sunday at the Microsoft Store in Chinook Mall to see which of our teams will make it to the end. We’ll be doing draws for a number of prizes throughout the day so don’t miss your chance to win some cool swag from Microsoft, delicious […]

Season of Otafest – Episode 1: Festival Time!

Summertime means festivals! For the first time ever, Otafest will be providing free content at three big Calgary festivals this summer to bring you: Season of Otafest – Episode 1: Festival Time! Sunday, July 30: Diagon Alley – Shutterbutton’s Wizarding Photobooth Sunday, September 3: Otafest Mio <3 Vari Pride Meetup Saturday, September 16: Otafest presents […]