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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 lends her voice to Vados in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Rose in Tales of Zestiria, Elma in Xenoblade Chronicles X, Thorn in Battleborn, and Cammy White & Decapre in the Street Fighter IV &V series of video games.

Other well-known roles include Maki in Love Live! School Idol Project, Lilia in Yuri!!! on Ice, Mina Ashido in My Hero Academia, Vivi in One Piece, Petra in Attack on Titan, Miho Amakata in Free!, and Kim in Soul Eater! See more of Caitlin’s Voice Acting and directing credits on her guest page!

Caitlin Glass Autographs
Exhibitor Hall autograph tables

Friday: Noon – 2pm
Saturday: 5pm – 6pm
Sunday: 10:30am – Noon



Caitlin Glass Panels

Friday
Leah Clark & Caitlin Glass: Act With Me!
Glen 203/204, 3pm – 4pm
Bring a copy of a transcribed favorite scene OR a scene you’ve written and cast Leah and Caitlin as the roles while YOU read the other role! This can be an anime, film, tv show, or any original work! Time is limited so first 6-10 to sign up are guaranteed to have their piece read.

Saturday
Caitlin Glass Q&A
Glen 205, 3pm – 4pm
Voice actress and ADR director Caitlin Glass (Winry in FMA, Haruhi in Ouran) answers all your burning questions about voice acting, directing, singing, fandom, nerdiness and just generally whatever you want! Come bring your Q’s and she’ll provide the A’s… and often, free schwag, too!

Hot Seat with Leah Clark & Caitlin Glass! – 18+
Glen 101/102, 9pm – 10pm
Be prepared for the most unpredictable and unforgettable late night panel yet. Leah Clark’s classic card game is back, with Caitlin Glass joining the panel! With cards faced down on the table, participants will volunteer to draw. If they draw an odd number, they can ask the panel anything they want (respecting guests limits to be stated at beginning of panel). If they should draw an even number, the panel then can ask the participant anything they want. A face card is wild and the participant can choose their fate. Hilarity and awkwardness ensues.


 


Flying to Calgary?

Air Canada offers a 10% discount on flights for Otafest attendees! Please register here for the discount code.

 

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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 fansite – Empty Movement!  [Learn More about our hosts]


REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: The beginning
(date/time TBD)

A tomboyish schoolgirl finds herself forced into repeated duels for another girl who has a role in a world revolution. Come discover the magic of the first episodes of the Student Council Saga of this landmark shoujo anime – or relive it again! (We promise, it’s even better the second time through!)
This event is an anime showing only, and is not hosted.


UTENA: How do you solve a problem like Nanami?
FRIDAY MAY 18

Oh Nanami, ye butt of all jokes in the Utena-verse. Who’d ever have thought that the girl best known for tangling with tight-rope walking, mountain climbing elephants and magical-girl-transforming into a cow could be so deep! Join the fantastic folks of Empty Movement as we watch and discuss the thematic arcs in all the Nanami episodes from the Utena anime (or at least the ones we can fit into a 2 hr block)!


UTENA MOVIE: Fabulous Hair Drinking* Game
FRIDAY MAY 18

AKA That Anime Movie where a Girl Turns Into a Car. The Adolescence of Utena is one of the most iconic anime movies of the 90’s and is packed with enough symbolism, artistic merit and sheer over-the-top wtf-ery that one could spend an entire masters’ thesis analyzing this movie and still not get through it all. So naturally, the best way we could think of honoring this movie with the awesome ladies of Empty Movement is to chug every time fabulous hair flips across the screen.
*ID will be required to purchase alcohol. Drinking not required for participation.


UTENA THE MUSICAL – Comedie Musicale Utena: La Fillette Révolutionnaire
It’s not quality, but there’ll be alcohol!
SATURDAY MAY 19

So you think you’re a true Utena fan because you’ve watched the anime, bought the movie 3 times over, have both sets of manga AND played the sega game. But have you experienced the very first Utena musical?! This difficult-to-get-your-hands-on 1997 production is brought to you by the awesome folks at Empty Movement! Come on down, grab a drink, and prepare yourself for some cheesy, low-budget, 1990’s Takarazuka-style theatre!
*ID will be required to purchase alcohol. Drinking not required for participation.


END OF UTENA: Hurts So Good!
SATURDAY MAY 19

This is it. Those final few episodes that blew our minds 20 years ago, from which we still haven’t recovered. Join Empty Movement as we go through the last arc of this legendary anime. This time, the booze is here to help you numb the pain.

If you thought the first time you watched this was soul-crushing, just wait ’till you watch it again with a side of insightful (and/or trashy) commentary. Perhaps a debate about Akio’s nipples is in the stars?


[ BUY TICKETS ] [ RSVP ON FACEBOOK ]

*ID will be required to purchase alcohol. Please drink responsibly. Drinking not required for participation. Non-alcoholic drinks also available for purchase.

Flying to Calgary?

Air Canada offers a 10% discount on flights for Otafest attendees! Please register here for details.

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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 buy online and want to come? Come on down on October 27 anyway! We will accept a $5-minimum donation at the door.

Join our Facebook event and plan your night out with your friends!

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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 baked goods from Oguraya Bakery and one of our special Junkertown tournament edition O-wing from Chinook Crafts! RSVP on Facebook!

Need a boost to make it to the end? The Red Bull Wings Team will be on site to help with that! (must be 18 years or older)

Can’t make it down? Watch the action on the http://www.twitch.tv/otafest ! Follow our channel and you could win a special Junkertown tournament edition O-wing!

Twitch pin giveaway rules: https://otafest.com/contestrules/

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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 Iron Cosplay Live! at Beakerhead

Diagon Alley – Shutterbutton’s Wizarding Photobooth

Sunday, July 30, 2017 – 10 AM – 5:30 PM
Calgary Parking Authority Lot 57 1210 Kensington Rd NW (Beside Purr)
Free

Calling all Little Witches & Wizards! Seph has received her Hogwarts letter – now we’re bringing the Otafest photobooth you love to the popular Harry Potter themed event, “Spend a Day in Kensington Diagon Alley”! Put on your house robes or your Little Witch Academia cosplay and swing by for a free digital photo!

We’ll also be selling merchandise and Otafest 2018 Early Bird tickets – save on Eventbrite fees!

Other fun events at Diagon Alley:

Otafest Mio <3 Vari Pride Meetup – Calgary Pride Parade & Festival

Sunday, September 3, 2017 – noon – 6pm
YYC Pride Parade & Pride in the Park @ Prince’s Island
Free – Register now to march with us!

Come celebrate love in all forms! Otafest’s Pride Angels, Mio and Vari, would like you to join them for their first Pride Parade! Whether you’re a pride veteran or a first-timer, come march with Otafest. Let’s fill Calgary’s Pride Parade with oodles of wonderful, colourful cosplayers!  All are welcome – cosplayers, photographers, LGBTQPIA & Ally members of our community!

Afterwards we will join the Pride in the Park festival, take photos and more – let the Otafest booth be your base of operations as you experience YYC Pride! We’ll be selling merchandise and Otafest 2018 Early Bird tickets – save on Eventbrite fees! And if the post office gods are on our side perhaps we’ll even have a surprise pin release for you…?

Cosplayers: Please keep all outfits family-friendly and adhere to Otafest’s prop & weapon policy – no realistic weapons or stringed bows!
Photographers: Your photos must be free to access in a public way – this is a free networking event, all photos must be shared with cosplayers.

Register to march with us in the parade, or watch the parade and meet up with us later at Pride in the Park!

Otafest presents: Iron Cosplay Live! at Beakerhead

Saturday, September 16, 2017 – 1 – 3 PM
Telus Convention Centre | 120 9th Avenue SE – Room Telus 111
Free – Register now

Welcome to Cosplay Stadium. Your mission: improvised costume design and construction using new and recycled materials, and a “mystery ingredient”.

Participants: sign up to be a competitor and let Iron Cosplayers June and Vari OR our Cosplay Challenger help guide your team to VICTORY!

Spectators: Join the stands in Cosplay stadium and learn ingenious costuming tales and techniques from our guest Cosplay Judges as they provide commentary on this fast-paced, 60 minute competition. Spectators are invited to vote via cell phone for their favorite cosplay team… and maybe even take place in a lightning round!

Afterwards, if you choose, stick around and explore Beakerhead with Otafest! We will be taking our costumes on a free, casual walking tour of several of Beakerhead’s outdoor art exhibits on the way to East Village to experience Beakernight – a spectacle of fire, lasers, light and music that makes up Calgary’s biggest street party!

This event is free but you must RSVP – Sign up now to compete as part of an Iron Cosplayer team or join the stands!

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Beakerhead 2017


Otafest’s participation in these festival events are part of Otafest’s 20th Anniversary: Season of Anime. Read our Chairman’s message.

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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 unique experience, and to give the opportunity to contribute to our charity in a variety of different ways.

Since 2009, Otafest has raised over $90,000 at our events for various charity initiatives. Learn more about our 2017 charity, the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

Sunday’s Maid Cafe pre-sale tickets are now on available. Click here to buy – while quantities last.

Maid & Butler Matsuri

Saturday, July 1st, 11am – 10pm
Telus Convention Center – Telus 104 – 106

Our popular 2016 Matsuri festival returns for its second year! Come play festival games with the Maids & Butlers, and buy delicious Japanese baked goods courtesy of our sponsor, Oguraya Bakery, along with snacks, drinks, and adorable hand-made merchandise. Contribute to our charity in a fun and casual way!

Bakery Menu:

  • Otafest Melonpan: Japanese bread (named because it looks like a melon!) in Mocha, Vanilla and Strawberry (New!)ns
  • Bavarian Cream Buns
  • Veggie Curry Buns
  • Nutella Mochi
  • Azuki Mochi Trio (Red Bean)

Maid & Butler Cafe – VIP “Closed” Sessions

Sunday, July 2nd, 11am – 6pm
Telus Convention Center – Telus 104 – 106
Buy Tickets


Maids – Otafest Aurora 2016  | Oguraya Exclusive Dessert

Otafest returns to traditional cafe service for a limited number of attendees wanting to contribute to our charity in a big way! Our VIP Cafe sessions include full service from our maids & butlers, and a special live dance performance that our maids & butlers have been learning for you for months! You’ll be served a snack from Oguraya Bakery, a sweet dessert from Calgary Marriott Downtown, and your drink of choice. You’ll even get a special Maid Cafe goodie bag of snacks, souvenir photo with the maids courtesy of The Camera Store, and an exclusive laser-cut Maid Cafe O-Wing pin, courtesy of Chinook Crafts!

VIP Cafe session tickets are $25, limited to 300 attendees. 150 tickets will be available for online pre-sale on  Thursday, June 15th at 7pm at otafest.com. Remainder of tickets will be sold at the Info booth at Otafest – 50 per day, first come first serve.

VIP Cafe sessions are a seperate, ticketed initiative for Otafest attendees.  See available session times.

Menu:

  • Oguraya Exclusive Dessert – Choice of Chocolate or Vanilla cake, filled with Bavarian cream, covered with ganache and decorated with fondant and gold leaf
  • Marriott Exclusive Dessert – Choice of Chocolate Mousse Brownie cake or Strawberry Shortcake
  • Drink of your choice (milk tea, iced coffee, aoft drinks and more)
  • Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Diabetic-Friendly options available to advance sale ticket holders


VIP Cafe session loot bags | VIP Cafe Exclusive Pin

 

Maid Cafe Bakery & Merchandise

Sunday, July 2nd, 11am – 6pm
Telus Convention Center – outside Telus 104 – 106

The adorable hand-made merchandise, and our delicious Japanese baking, snacks and drinks available at Saturday’s Matsuri will also be for sale from our maids & butlers all day Sunday! (While supplies last.)

Buy your weekend pass online to Otafest 2017 at otafest.com/tickets

Buy tickets to Sunday’s VIP sessions at otafest.com/reserve

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Amy Pratt | Otafest Social Media Manager

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Bring the whole family to one of Calgary’s most colourful events of the year! Here’s some of the many fun things you can do with your family at Otafest!

Discover Cosplayers – or dress up yourselves!

Otafest is home to cosplayers of all ages! Pose for photos with some of the hundreds of beautifully costumed attendees in the hall, on Stephen Avenue, or in Olympic plaza, or attend one of our popular cosplay events.

Cosplay Skit Contest & Fashion Show | Saturday July 1, 2017 12:30 – 14:30, Main Events
This is always one of the biggest events of any convention, and certainly the most popular here at Otafest! Come and see the results of folks’ creativity as they pay tribute to their favourite anime characters through costumes. This is a highlight for many festival attendees!

How it’s made: Cosplay Edition | Sunday July 2, 2017 11:00 – 13:00 Macleod Lobby
Do you have aspiring costumers or fashion designers in your family? Meet Calgary’s cosplayers and learn about their passion at these interactive exhibits!

 

Play games at the Otafest Matsuri

Maid Matsuri | Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00 – 22:00 – Telus 104 – 106
Get a taste of a Japanese festival at our Matsuri festivities! Play festival games with our volunteer maid & butler hosts for a chance to win cute prizes. We have specially made Japanese snacks from Oguraya Bakery, and drinks available that are sure to please your taste buds! If you’re looking for a dose of kawaii, you can grab some cute merchandise lovingly handmade by our adorable cafe volunteers!

 

Become a Poke-Master!

A plethora of Pokemon events run for the entire weekend in room Glen 206, suitable for attendees of all ages!

Pokemon League Gym Leader Battles | Saturday 10:00 – 17:00 | Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 Glen 206
Come to Otafest and catch ‘em all!  Bring your DS and your Pokemon Sun & Moon arsenal to Otafest’s famous Pokemon league! Challenge gym leaders to fights and win gym badges from our sponsors at Chinook Crafts!

Pokemon Competitions | browse Friday events | browse Saturday & Sunday events
Try your hand at making National Pokégraphic at Pokemon Snap, play Poke Pictionary, or bust a Groove in Pokemon Z-Groove – we’ll have casual pokemon events running all weekend!

Pokemon Stuffie Stiching | Sunday July 2, 2017 20:00 – 21:00 Glen 206
A beginner’s guide to stuffing, sewing, and stitching your own stuffies. Our team provides a small amount of fabric, thread and stuffing and teaches you how to build your first Poképlush! Supplies are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Go Shopping for a new Friend

Exhibitor Hall & Artist’s Alley
Friday 10:00 – 18:00 | Saturday 10:00 – 18:00 | Sunday 10:00 – 16:00 |  Exhibitor Hall

Otafest’s vendor’s hall is a treasure trove of great merchandise from anime, gaming, comic books and more! Maybe a giant pokemon plush is in your future – or a print from local artists in Artist Alley!

 

Try some Audience Participation

Round out your weekend by visiting some of the many interactive programming events and panels at Otafest! You can participate in everything from game shows and board games to live comedy. Here’s some highlights:

Synaptic Chaos Theatre – All Ages Improv Shows | view all performance times
Special Guests Synaptic Chaos Theatre take the stage to blow you away with razor-sharp, rapid-fire improv comedy, with the anime twist that you, the audience, provides!

Mystery Flavour Challenge | Sunday July 2, 2017 14:00 – 15:30 Telus 103
Do YOU like eating and the unexpected? This is the place for you! Try to guess the  flavour of the snacks. If you guess incorrectly, there will be a fun challenge awaiting. Prizes for all contestants.

Disney Sing-Along! | Saturday July 1, 2017 21:00 – 22:00 Macleod E3
Come one, come all, and sing along with your favorite Disney songs!

Foam Sword Tournament | Friday June 30, 2017 15:30 – 17:00  Telus 104 – 106
Watch contenders display their strength and wits! After the day is won, random participants can  try their hands with the foam swords! Gear will be provided first come, first serve.

Iron Cosplay Scavanger Hunt | Friday June 30, 2017 19:30 – 20:30  Telus 104 – 106
Feeling creative? Come make a cosplay out of random supplies with your team! Then, send your cosplayer on a scavanger hunt and see just how well your cosplay holds up!

 

Watch an Episode of Anime

Or two. Or five. Catch our 20th anniversary showing of Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke, or check out some of these popular, all-ages anime:

Sweetness & Lightning: A recently widowed father, Kohei, isn’t very good at cooking but wants to cook good meals for his daughter, Tsumugi. Kotori’s mother owns a restaurant and has taken it on herself to help him learn to cook.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid : One morning, as office worker Kobayashi gets ready for another day at work, she is greeted by a terrifying sight—the head of a large dragon staring into her eyes from across the balcony. The dragon immediately transforms into a cute and energetic young girl in a maid outfit, who introduces herself as Tohru. A mythical everyday life comedy about a hard working office lady living with a dragon girl ensues a slice of life animated show.

Flying Witch: Every witch, when they reach the age of sixteen, is supposed to move out on their own and be independent… But Makoto is a bit air headed, clumsy and prone to getting lost; so she’s moving in with relatives in the county instead.

My Hero Academy: Everybody is born with a super power; some can fly, others are super strong or fast – except Izuku. Born without a ‘Quirk’ or power of any kind, he still dreams of becoming a hero like those he looks up to.

See full programming schedule

 

Buy your weekend pass online to Otafest 2017 at otafest.com/tickets
Youth ages 6-12 can attend Otafest for only $10 for the full weekend. Children under 6 are free when accompanied by an adult.

 

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From cosplay to video gaming to live music, make the most of your weekend at Otafest 2017. Here’s our top picks for must-see events.

7. Enjoy Live Performances

Want to be in a live comedy improv show? Fall in love with the the beautiful voices of our Otafest Idol competitors, watch live head-to-head eSports matches, or dance the night away to video game remixes? Our variety of live performances is bound to amaze you!

Round out your weekend with the dozens of community curated educational panels on everything from digital illustration to Japanese language. See full programming schedule

 

6. Take your picture with a Cosplayer

Cosplayers are everywhere. Snap some photos of the hundreds of beautifully costumed attendees in the hall, on Stephen Avenue, or in Olympic plaza, or attend one of our popular cosplay events.

Cosplay Skit Contest & Fashion Show | Saturday July 1, 2017 12:30 – 14:30, Main Events
This is always one of the biggest events of any convention, and certainly the most popular here at Otafest! Come and see the results of folks’ creativity as they pay tribute to their favourite anime characters through costumes. This is a highlight for many festival attendees!

How it’s made: Cosplay Edition | Sunday July 2, 2017 11:00 – 13:00 Macleod Lobby
This is an up-close and personal look at the technical side of cosplay, with interactive exhibits by local cosplayers and photographers. Whether you’re new to the community, or a seasoned veteran of the craft, learn how anyone and everyone can have a great time doing cosplay!

 

5. Visit the Maid Cafe & Matsuri Festival

On Saturday, join in the Matsuri festivities and play festival games with our volunteer maid & butler hosts for a chance to win cute prizes! We have specially made Japanese snacks from Oguraya Bakery, and drinks available that are sure to please your taste buds! If you’re looking for a dose of kawaii, you can grab some cute merchandise lovingly handmade by our adorable cafe volunteers!

On Sunday, Otafest’s popular Maid & Butler Cafe returns. Our hour-long cafe sessions provide an exclusive cafe dessert, prize bag, access to the festival games, and a dance performance by our hard-working Maids & Butlers!

 

4. Get your Game on

Anime Board Games with Fallcon: Open all weekend long, the Anime Board Game Room is designed to let you to take a break from the hustle of cosplay, vendors, panels, and showings! There are a lot of anime and Asian inspired board games out in the market today, and this is a chance for you to sit down and learn some of these games! Hosted by Fallcon!

Overnight Board Games: As part of Otafest’s 24-hour experience, night owls looking to play board games can visit the Pips 24-Hour Lounge on the Marriott’s second floor between 12:00 am – 6:00 am for board gaming provided by Pips Board Game Cafe!

Open Video Gaming: A gaming room staple! Otafest’s open console gaming will be available for you to play all weekend! With a variety of games to choose from and no sign-up required, just drop in whenever you want and have some fun!
Need someone to challenge? Nearby Otafest staff are always happy to lose to- ahem, play with you.

Pokemon: Come to Otafest and catch ‘em all! From the infamous Pokemon League (Nintendo DS), Smash Bros and Sun & Moon Tournaments, to dance offs and pokemon fashion, a plethora of Pokemon events run for the entire weekend!
browse Friday events | browse Saturday & Sunday events

Pokemon League Gym Leader Battles: | Saturday 10:00 – 17:00 | Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 Glen 206
All attendees welcome, just walk in! Bring your DS and your Pokemon Sun & Moon arsenal to Otafest’s famous Pokemon league! Challenge gym leaders to fights and win gym badges from our sponsors at Chinook Crafts!

 

3. Celebrate Canada150 on the Patio

The Marriott Rooftop Patio is a casual hangout place on the Marriott’s second floor for you to take a load off in between panels and shopping. Exclusive to Otafest attendees all weekend, the patio is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat, take a break, and chill with your friends to some cool music.

The patio is fully licensed! Grab a cold brew or catch the #Canada150 Saturday Night fireworks!

 

2. Get Charitable with Closing Ceremonies Charity Punishment

Otafest’s charity of choice in 2017 is Calgary’s Tom Baker Cancer. Raise funds through participation in our various charity initiatives such as the Charity Auction, Maid & Butler Café, and good old fashioned donation boxes!

The more you donate, the more our executive suffer! See the Otafest Executive undergo their anticpated yearly charity punishment at Otafest’s closing ceremonies. Will it be pies, silly string, water balloons, a whipped cream cannon… or something completely new?

Since 2009, Otafest has raised over $90,000 at our events for various charity initiatives.
Learn more about our 2017 charity.

 

1. Watch an Episode of Anime

Or two. Or five. Catch a classic like Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke, or a hot new hits like the competitive figure skating anime Yuri!!On Ice.  Short on time? Stop by the Short Form Anime session for bite sized stories!

See full programming schedule

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Buy your weekend pass online to Otafest 2017 at otafest.com/tickets


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Otafest is honored to be the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre‘s FIRST feature partner for Conventioneer Diaries. This video series “documents those who come to the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre to do business, be part of a community and to share ideas.”

Featuring local cosplay Kathryn Grant, the video is a wonderful showcase of some of the exciting things you can expect from Otafest in our beautiful new venue at the CTCC in 2017!

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Thank you so much to the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, Kathryn Grant, and everyone who helped with the making of this video!

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