Otafest is a Calgary based non-profit organization expressing the values of charity, quality, and transparency. The body of our activity pertains to the promotion of Japanese art, culture, and media in the Canadian community, and our organization rests firmly on the spirit of community collaboration and volunteerism.

Otafest Aurora 2014 is a one-day festival held at SAIT Polytechnic.

Aurora 2014 Feedback

30 Nov

Thank you everyone for coming to Otafest Aurora 2014!

We had an absolute blast hosting Aurora for you in our new venue, and we hope that you were able to enjoy the festival as much as we enjoyed putting it on for you.

The venue change to SAIT was a direct result of your feedback in the past two years' surveys, and once again, we'd like to know how we did.

We want to be aware of any feedback you have regarding our planning and execution so that we can be one step closer to providing you with the absolute best experience at our festivals. We take your feedback seriously, and this is an opportunity to communicate directly with our planning committee.

Please take the time to complete our Otafest Aurora 2014 Feedback Survey
The survey will be open from now until December 6, 2014

Video Games Room and Panel Cancellation

28 Nov

Video Game Room: Feel free to bring your own games to play at Aurora this year. Be advised they are subject to approval by the staff present in the room.
Due to the fact that we want to foster a family friendly and environment where everyone is welcome, if you bring an "M" rated game we will likely say no, the same goes for single player games. .

Please remember to bring your own controllers for the wiiU as we currently don't have pro controllers or game cube adaptors

Panel Cancellation: The Sailor Moon Anniversary Panel (1:30PM - 2:30PM) has been cancelled.

Pre-Registraion Pickup

22 Nov

Take advantage of our Early Pickup Service. We will be located at the Registration Desk inside of the Campus Centre on the SAIT Campus from 5:00PM - 8:00PM on November 28th. If you have pre-registered for Otafest Aurora 2014, you can pick up your pass early to avoid the line ups on the 29th. You'll be able to enjoy Aurora without the waiting!
We will also be selling our Otafest merchandise including our hoodies, toques, and pins!

If you missed your chance to pre-register, you can still buy your passes at the door! Head over to our Registration Desk when you arrive to purchase your passes.

Cosplay Contests at Aurora

21 Nov

Calling all Cosplayers!

We are excited to tell you about our new format for Aurora this year: we will be running a version of Showcase, our Cosplay Craftsmanship contest in addition to Mr and Miss Aurora and last year's Pageant Contest! In The Cosplay green room (MA119), you will be able to enter any of our three contests with just one registration form! We simplified things because we're con attendees too and we know you want to see as much of the convention as possible, as well as show off your Cosplay.

There are a total of 20 prizes up for grabs spread across our three contests! For more information, check out our programming pages. We look forward to seeing your creativity once again!

For any questions please email [email protected]

Aurora 2014 Schedule

12 Nov

The programming schedule is live! Take a look to begin planning your festival.

Note: Times and locations are subject to change! Please check the latest schedule at Otafest Aurora for changes.