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Friday, June 30
 

10:00

Rocket League Dropshot Tournament
The floor is lava! Well… sort of. It's actually just falling away. Score your way to some Microsoft swag in the Microsoft Rocket League Dropshot Tournament! Prize for the winner of each round! Drop in whenever you'd like, you don't need to have played in previous rounds to compete.

# of Players: Up to 4 (Drop-in)
Number of Rounds: 1
Time Limit per round: 5 Minutes (sudden-death overtime)

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 10:00 - 11:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

10:00

AMV Showcase
Friday June 30, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
Macleod E4

10:00

Pre-registration for Friday Card Gaming Events
We'll be playing Yu-Gi-Oh!, Card fight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz, Force of Will, and Dragon Ball Z! Come learn to play, or join a tournament if you already do!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
Macleod A2

10:00

Forza 6 Leaderboard Tournament
Ready to go all out? Burn rubber in our Forza 6 leaderboard tournament presented by Microsoft! Take a seet in the official Forza Chair and steer your way to victory with the Official Forza Wheel! Prize for the winner of each round! Drop in whenever you'd like, you don't need to have played in previous rounds to compete.

# of Players: Drop-in (Each player can participate in multiple rounds, but can only win once per day.)

Tracks (Randomized):
- Lime Rock Park
- Road Atlanta
- Monza

Car (Randomized):
- Ford GT 2017
- Hummer H1 Alpha 2006
- Ferrari #1 Scuderia Ferrari 641 1990

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

10:00

Autographs with Tracy, Ron & Jill
Speakers
avatar for Jill Frappier

Jill Frappier

Jill Frappier is a veteran Canadian actor. Her professional career spans more than 45 years. Jill was born in Lord Louis Mountbatten’s stately home in England. She came to Canada 50 years ago to be one of the 20 British hostesses at the British pavilion at EXPO 67. She met her first husband Roger Frappier in the pavilion. They both had big dreams. Jill wanted to act; Roger wanted to make movies. She started her career in Montreal with film dubbing using the rhythm- band method and then began a long theatrical career. She has performed at Stratford and Shaw festivals and at almost every major theatre across Canada. Once she went... Read More →
avatar for Tracey Moore

Tracey Moore

The Original voice of SAILOR MOON! Tracey Moore has been voicing leading roles in award winning cartoon series since 1980. Kids growing up in the 80s and 90s would have heard her in many of their favorite series including George Shrinks (George), Ned’s Newt (Ned), Legend of... Read More →
avatar for Ron Rubin

Ron Rubin

For over thirty years Ron Rubin has been one of the busiest animation actors in the country. His voice can be heard on literally hundreds of cartoon series – from Marvel Comics and Warner Brothers to Disney and Anime. Ron worked with Stan Lee on the original X-Men (Morph) and Ave... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00 - 12:30
Exhibitor Hall - Sailor Moon Booth (E59)

10:00

Meet Birdy in Artist Alley
Speakers
avatar for Birdy

Birdy

Randy Crisologo, also known as Birdy, is a Calgary based freelance illustrator whose works mainly gather elements from Anime & Fantasy & Video Game culture. Since first being introduced to anime in his childhood years, he began growing an interest in gaining some sort of individual super ability just like in the cartoons. With that being said he has a small history on YouTube from his initial Hair Tutorials to his illustrations and paintings. Graduating from The Alberta College of Art... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00 - 12:30
Exhibitor Hall - Birdy's Table (A2)

10:00

Meet Gladzy in Artist Alley
Speakers
avatar for Gladzy Kei

Gladzy Kei

Gladzy Kei is an illustrator, character designer and cosplayer from right here in Calgary, Alberta. Gladzy came from the Philippines to Canada with her family back in 2009. She graduated from Alberta College of Art & Design with a Bachelor’s of Design Degree majoring in Illustration. She is now working as a full-time sculptor at a studio in Calgary that does fabrication for characters, large scale props, and creative interior and exterior... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00 - 12:30
Exhibitor Hall - Gladzy's Table (A1)

10:00

Meet Reika in the Exhibitor Hall
Speakers
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Reika

REIKA (麗華) is one of the top ranking cosplayers from Japan. She is well renowned for her detailed and amazing handmade costumes and accurate portrayal of male characters from Anime and video games. Reika’s most popular cosplays include Victor (Yuri on Ice), Jinguji Ren (Uta no Princesama LOVE 1000%), Levi (Shingeki no Kyojin), and Hijikata Toshiro (Gintama). Reika is appearing at Otafest in association with J-Rock North Promotions Inc. [Nickname] Reika Arikawa [Birthday] November 26 [Sex] Female [Blood Type] O-type [Constellation] Sagittarius [Country] Japan [State] Osaka Prefecture [Hobby] Band Activity [Favorite Food] Tomatoes [People Who Like] Hijikata Toshizo [Favorite Place] Kyoto [Height] 160-165cm [World... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00 - 12:30
Exhibitor Hall - Reika's Booth (E62)

10:00

Exhibitor Hall - Artist Alley, Autographs, Concession, Photo Booth, Sketch Drive, Vendors
Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00 - 18:00
Exhibitor Hall

10:00

Just Dance, Passport, and Device Bar
Hang out at the Microsoft booth to play some games, check out the tech, and just chill with your friends! There may be prizes! ;)

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 10:00 - 18:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

10:00

Board Games with Fallcon
The Anime Board Game Room is designed for attendees to take a break from the hustle from cosplay and vendors to panels and showings! There are a lot of anime and Asian culture-inspired board games out in the market today, and this is a chance for folks to come in, sit down and learn one of these games! These events are hosted in association with Fallcon – check their website at fallcon.com!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 10:00 - 21:00
Macleod A1

10:00

Open Gaming + Competitive Video Game Tournament
Register for the Smash Tournament by Friday June 30 at https://smash.gg/OtafestAssault2017

In conjunction with Super Smash Bros. University and The Fighting Game Community of Calgary, Otafest is pleased to offer four cash-pot gaming tournaments for Smash Brothers Melee, Smash Brothers Wii U! Please check smash.gg/tournament/otafest-assault-2017 for full tournament details, and check out the links below to watch LIVE online! twitch.tv/ssbuniversity twitch.tv/ZyrisTV twitch.tv/otafest

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00 - Saturday July 1, 2017 00:00
Macleod A3 - A4 (Console Gaming)

11:00

Anime Jeopardy Contest
Want to test your knowledge for fun and prizes and prove how much of an otaku you really are? Get chosen from the audience and compete for the right to be called the ultimate Anime Jeopardy champion!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 11:00 - 13:00
Macleod E1

11:30

Channel A
Based on the hit party game, Channel A Studios is changing their broadcast lineup again. Find out what new series are on the horizon and help pitch new ideas for the next hit anime!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 11:30 - 13:00
Telus 103

12:00

Lights, Camera, Action!
Come check out some of our favorite action AMVs!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Macleod E4

12:00

Idol Conversation
What is an Idol? If you've ever asked yourself this question, look no further for the answers you seek.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Telus 104 - 106

12:00

Halo 5 Free For All Tournament
Are you a master chef? Well, the chief doesn't care! There's no time for cooking when you're busy pummeling your opponents into the ground and reigning supreme with some cool Microsoft swag!

# of Players: 4 (Pre-registration and/or drop-in)
Number of Rounds: 3
Time Limit per round: 15 Minutes
Game Type: Slayer
Respawn: 5 Seconds
Maps: Random

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

12:00

All About Fantasy Cosplay
Best place to get elf ears? What's with lace front wigs? Is leatherworking as intimidating as it looks? And how DO you play the Game of Thrones? Answers are here, noble cosplayer!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 12:00 - 13:30
Macleod E3

12:00

Hangout Space
The SunAlta Rooftop Patio is a casual, Otafest-exclusive hangout place on the Marriott's second floor for you to take a load off in between panels and shopping! The patio is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat, take a break, and chill with your friends! Come by and enjoy the view; watch all of Stephen Ave pass by below! Music! Food! Beverages! All ages welcome! Over 18? We'll also have liquor available! Please enjoy responsibly; if overly intoxicated, you will be asked to leave. Don't forget your ID!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 12:00 - 15:00
Marriott Patio

12:00

Otafest Idol
It's one thing to sing along with your favourite theme song sitting at home, but it's quite another thing to perform it in front of an entire audience of anime fans! Come and watch as aspiring singers perform a variety of anime, video game, and J-pop songs. Who will be crowned the Otafest Idol champion of 2017?

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 12:00 - 15:00
Macleod E2

12:00

Yugioh Tournament
Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 12:00 - 18:00
Macleod A2

12:00

Streamer's Lounge
Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 12:00 - Saturday July 1, 2017 00:00
Pips 24-Hour Lounge (Sun Alta 1 - 3)

12:30

Amiibo tournament BRAWL IN THE FAMILY
Got an amiibo with sick moves ? Well then... SHOW ME YOUR MOVES! The amiibo Tournament is back and ready for another year of hard knocks - there will be stock Amiibos available too so everyone can play!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Telus 101 - 102

12:30

Autographs with Jerry Jewell
Speakers
avatar for Jerry Jewell

Jerry Jewell

With over 150 credits to his name, Jerry Jewell can be heard in a wide variety of shows. He’s probably best known for his roles as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed, Barry the Chopper/Number 66 in Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Claire Stanfield in Baccano!, Russia in Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Lau in Black Butler. Recent roles include Aion in Show By Rock!!, Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free! Eternal Summer, Yuma Isogai in Assassination Classroom and most recently Kusuo Saiki in (The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K and Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!!! on Ice. Other popular roles include Lyon in Fairy Tail, Taira in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Kaworu Nagisa in the Evangelion movies: 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0, Happiness Bunny in Shin-Chan, Rin Tsuchimi in Shuffle, Zelman Clock in Black Blood Brothers, Dio in Casshern Sins, Suzaku and Jin in Yu Yu Hakusho, and Akito Hayama in Kodocha. He can also be heard in Dragon Ball, Eden of the East, Ouran High School Host Club, One Piece, Tsubasa, Trinity Blood, Soul Eater and a lot of other things that he may or may not remember or admit. Having worked as a voice actor for FUNimation since 2001, Jerry has taken on a different role at FUNimation, that of ADR Director. His first show was Blood C, followed by Shakugan no Shana III, Toriko, We Without Wings, Senran Kagura, Kamisama Kiss, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, episodes 313... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Exhibitor Hall - Autograph Corner

13:00

Disney Through AMV's
Like anime? Like Disney? What if anime was mixed with Disney? Come and join us in a panel of AMV's through Disney music. Come see zeroes becoming heroes, tales as old as time, and a magical bear-cat trying to get two people to kiss, and more!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
Macleod E4

13:00

Rocket League Dropshot Tournament
The floor is lava! Well… sort of. It's actually just falling away. Score your way to some Microsoft swag in the Microsoft Rocket League Dropshot Tournament! Prize for the winner of each round! Drop in whenever you'd like, you don't need to have played in previous rounds to compete.

# of Players: Up to 4 (Drop-in)
Number of Rounds: 1
Time Limit per round: 5 Minutes (sudden-death overtime)

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

13:00

Forza 6 Leaderboard Tournament
Ready to go all out? Burn rubber in our Forza 6 leaderboard tournament presented by Microsoft! Take a seet in the official Forza Chair and steer your way to victory with the Official Forza Wheel! Prize for the winner of each round! Drop in whenever you'd like, you don't need to have played in previous rounds to compete.

# of Players: Drop-in (Each player can participate in multiple rounds, but can only win once per day.)

Tracks (Randomized):
- Lime Rock Park
- Road Atlanta
- Monza

Car (Randomized):
- Ford GT 2017
- Hummer H1 Alpha 2006
- Ferrari #1 Scuderia Ferrari 641 1990

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 13:00 - 15:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

13:30

Crossplay Pageant
The Crossplay Pageant is a 2-round contest for crossplayers._x000D_
Round 1 will have an introduction and a Q&A from our judges followed by a Talent Show; Round 2 is a mystery round involving improv!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Telus 103

13:30

Gender and You
Come join as we discuss a variety of transgender characters in fictional media, the importance of representation, and how it affects us.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Macleod E1

13:30

Kpop Crash Course 2.0
Its time to dust off those dancing shoes again! Its back! Get ready to experience some more k-pop, and if dance isn't your thing? Don't worry! Come, watch, and listen to some of your favorite songs!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Telus 104 - 106

14:00

AMV Showcase
Friday June 30, 2017 14:00 - 14:30
Macleod E4

14:00

LIGHT NOVELS 101: AN INTRODUCTION TO LIGHT NOVELS
What's a light novel? Interested to find out another source for anime other than manga and games? Come on by and we'll show you the ropes.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Macleod E3

14:00

Opening Ceremonies
Come join us as we kick off Otafest 2017! Come and see what's in store this year, meet our guests, and start the party off with a BANG!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Main Events

14:00

Otafest: The Abridged Series
Seasoned abridger, DoktorApplejuce, a top ten finalist in Team Four Star's 2016 abridging competition, is here with a host of other abridgers to guide you into the world of abridged parodies.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 14:00 - 15:30
Telus 101 - 102

14:30

Cardfight Vanguard Tournament
Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 14:30 - 18:30
Macleod A2

15:00

Viktuuri Hour with YOI (Yuri On Ice)
Come spend a fun filled hour with Yurio, Yuri and of course Viktor. Games, Q and A and Truth and Dare, what happens when they leave Asia to do an event in Canada?

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Telus 103

15:00

Halo 5 Free For All Tournament
Are you a master chef? Well, the chief doesn't care! There's no time for cooking when you're busy pummeling your opponents into the ground and reigning supreme with some cool Microsoft swag!

# of Players: 4 (Pre-registration and/or drop-in)
Number of Rounds: 3
Time Limit per round: 15 Minutes
Game Type: Slayer
Respawn: 5 Seconds
Maps: Random

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

15:00

Autographs with Carolina Ravassa
Speakers
avatar for Carolina Ravassa

Carolina Ravassa

... boop! That’s right, Overwatch fans! Otafest is very pleased to announce our very first guest for 2017! Voice of the infamous Sombra from Blizzard’s Overwatch: Carolina Ravassa! Carolina is a quadrilingual actor, dancer and voice over artist fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian with a passion for acting and an addiction to salsa dancing. After spending her childhood in the US and Colombia, Carolina then went on to study in Spain and Italy, and then discovered the power of socio-political change through Theatre of the Oppressed with Augusto Boal in Brazil. With a Theatre Arts degree from Boston College, she then continued her film studies at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 15:00 - 16:30
Exhibitor Hall - Autograph Corner

15:00

Hangout Space - Beer Available
The SunAlta Rooftop Patio is a casual, Otafest-exclusive hangout place on the Marriott's second floor for you to take a load off in between panels and shopping! The patio is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat, take a break, and chill with your friends! Come by and enjoy the view; watch all of Stephen Ave pass by below! Music! Food! Beverages! All ages welcome! Over 18? We'll also have liquor available! Please enjoy responsibly; if overly intoxicated, you will be asked to leave. Don't forget your ID!

Speakers
avatar for Otafest

Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 15:00 - 18:00
Marriott Patio

15:30

World of Worbla: From Pattern to Paint
An in-depth guide to using Worbla, from pattern to paint! Come by to learn the ins and outs of one of the most beloved crafting mediums in cosplay.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 15:30 - 16:30
Macleod E2

15:30

Autographs with Tracy, Ron & Jill
Speakers
avatar for Jill Frappier

Jill Frappier

Jill Frappier is a veteran Canadian actor. Her professional career spans more than 45 years. Jill was born in Lord Louis Mountbatten’s stately home in England. She came to Canada 50 years ago to be one of the 20 British hostesses at the British pavilion at EXPO 67. She met her first husband Roger Frappier in the pavilion. They both had big dreams. Jill wanted to act; Roger wanted to make movies. She started her career in Montreal with film dubbing using the rhythm- band method and then began a long theatrical career. She has performed at Stratford and Shaw festivals and at almost every major theatre across Canada. Once she went... Read More →
avatar for Tracey Moore

Tracey Moore

The Original voice of SAILOR MOON! Tracey Moore has been voicing leading roles in award winning cartoon series since 1980. Kids growing up in the 80s and 90s would have heard her in many of their favorite series including George Shrinks (George), Ned’s Newt (Ned), Legend of... Read More →
avatar for Ron Rubin

Ron Rubin

For over thirty years Ron Rubin has been one of the busiest animation actors in the country. His voice can be heard on literally hundreds of cartoon series – from Marvel Comics and Warner Brothers to Disney and Anime. Ron worked with Stan Lee on the original X-Men (Morph) and Ave... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 15:30 - 16:30
Exhibitor Hall - Sailor Moon Booth (E59)

15:30

Meet & Greet Pingame!
Get up close and personal with the dynamic duo and get your selfies and autographs!

Speakers
avatar for Pingame

Pingame

Vocal. Ryuma / Born on October 3rd | Guitar. Hide / Born on January 18th PINGAME is a hard rock style electronic rock unit formed by vocalist Ryuma and guitarist Hide. They started their activities in 2013, releasing their 1st single “Hope someday” in May of the same year, starting to perform actively mainly in Tokyo. In January 2014 they released a limited release... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 15:30 - 16:30
Macleod E3

15:30

Foam Sword Tournament
Display your strength and wits! Gear will be provided, random participants can fight after the main events - first come, first serve, and may the best triumph!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 15:30 - 17:00
Telus 104 - 106

15:30

AMV Contest
We are pleased to bring this beloved event back yet again for Otafest 2017! Come and experience the full spectrum of entertainment as editors from all over the world compete in several categories. Pick up a ballot and get ready to choose the Audience's Best in Show. On Sunday morning, we'll be showing all our non- finalist entries, as well as all winners.

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 15:30 - 17:30
Main Events

16:00

Q&A With Jerry Jewell
A question & answer session with Funimation director & actor, Jerry Jewell!

Speakers
avatar for Jerry Jewell

Jerry Jewell

With over 150 credits to his name, Jerry Jewell can be heard in a wide variety of shows. He’s probably best known for his roles as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed, Barry the Chopper/Number 66 in Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Claire Stanfield in Baccano!, Russia in Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Lau in Black Butler. Recent roles include Aion in Show By Rock!!, Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free! Eternal Summer, Yuma Isogai in Assassination Classroom and most recently Kusuo Saiki in (The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K and Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!!! on Ice. Other popular roles include Lyon in Fairy Tail, Taira in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Kaworu Nagisa in the Evangelion movies: 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0, Happiness Bunny in Shin-Chan, Rin Tsuchimi in Shuffle, Zelman Clock in Black Blood Brothers, Dio in Casshern Sins, Suzaku and Jin in Yu Yu Hakusho, and Akito Hayama in Kodocha. He can also be heard in Dragon Ball, Eden of the East, Ouran High School Host Club, One Piece, Tsubasa, Trinity Blood, Soul Eater and a lot of other things that he may or may not remember or admit. Having worked as a voice actor for FUNimation since 2001, Jerry has taken on a different role at FUNimation, that of ADR Director. His first show was Blood C, followed by Shakugan no Shana III, Toriko, We Without Wings, Senran Kagura, Kamisama Kiss, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, episodes 313... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
Telus 101 - 102

16:00

Rocket League Dropshot Tournament
The floor is lava! Well… sort of. It's actually just falling away. Score your way to some Microsoft swag in the Microsoft Rocket League Dropshot Tournament! Prize for the winner of each round! Drop in whenever you'd like, you don't need to have played in previous rounds to compete.

# of Players: Up to 4 (Drop-in)
Number of Rounds: 1
Time Limit per round: 5 Minutes (sudden-death overtime)

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

16:00

Meet Birdy in Artist Alley
Speakers
avatar for Birdy

Birdy

Randy Crisologo, also known as Birdy, is a Calgary based freelance illustrator whose works mainly gather elements from Anime & Fantasy & Video Game culture. Since first being introduced to anime in his childhood years, he began growing an interest in gaining some sort of individual super ability just like in the cartoons. With that being said he has a small history on YouTube from his initial Hair Tutorials to his illustrations and paintings. Graduating from The Alberta College of Art... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 16:00 - 18:00
Exhibitor Hall - Birdy's Table (A2)

16:00

Forza 6 Leaderboard Tournament
Ready to go all out? Burn rubber in our Forza 6 leaderboard tournament presented by Microsoft! Take a seet in the official Forza Chair and steer your way to victory with the Official Forza Wheel! Prize for the winner of each round! Drop in whenever you'd like, you don't need to have played in previous rounds to compete.

# of Players: Drop-in (Each player can participate in multiple rounds, but can only win once per day.)

Tracks (Randomized):
- Lime Rock Park
- Road Atlanta
- Monza

Car (Randomized):
- Ford GT 2017
- Hummer H1 Alpha 2006
- Ferrari #1 Scuderia Ferrari 641 1990

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 16:00 - 18:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

16:00

Cosplay Showcase: Craftsmanship Contest
Otafest proudly presents the Cosplay Showcase! For those cosplayers out there who want to show off their costumes but don't necessarily want to do so on-stage during the Cosplay Fashion Show, this event is for you! Here, our judges will look at your costume in detail. No prior experience is necessary as we have separate categories for beginners and experts. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 16:00 - 19:00
Macleod E1

16:30

Fire Emblem Wars 2; The Reckoning
Welcome back to another Waifu/Husbando war with Robin and Orochi as your hosts! Support your faves, learn all about characters and maybe play a few games as well!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Telus 103

16:30

Autographs with The Runaway Guys
Speakers
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The Runaway Guys

The Runaway Guys are a YouTube collaborative made up of Proton Jon, Chuggaaconroy and NintendoCapriSun. If you’re a fan of Let’s Plays, streams, speedruns or general gaming tomfoolery, you’ll be a fan of the Runaway Guys! https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRunawayGuys Proton Jon... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Exhibitor Hall - Autograph Corner

17:00

Sailor Moon Panel
Join Luna, Artemis & Sailor Moon herself for the Sailor Moon Panel!

Speakers
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Jill Frappier

Jill Frappier is a veteran Canadian actor. Her professional career spans more than 45 years. Jill was born in Lord Louis Mountbatten’s stately home in England. She came to Canada 50 years ago to be one of the 20 British hostesses at the British pavilion at EXPO 67. She met her first husband Roger Frappier in the pavilion. They both had big dreams. Jill wanted to act; Roger wanted to make movies. She started her career in Montreal with film dubbing using the rhythm- band method and then began a long theatrical career. She has performed at Stratford and Shaw festivals and at almost every major theatre across Canada. Once she went... Read More →
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Tracey Moore

The Original voice of SAILOR MOON! Tracey Moore has been voicing leading roles in award winning cartoon series since 1980. Kids growing up in the 80s and 90s would have heard her in many of their favorite series including George Shrinks (George), Ned’s Newt (Ned), Legend of... Read More →
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Ron Rubin

For over thirty years Ron Rubin has been one of the busiest animation actors in the country. His voice can be heard on literally hundreds of cartoon series – from Marvel Comics and Warner Brothers to Disney and Anime. Ron worked with Stan Lee on the original X-Men (Morph) and Ave... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Macleod E3

17:00

Synaptic Chaos Theatre - All Ages Improv Show
Get warmed up for the con with anime improv starring Synaptic Chaos Theatre! SCT presents their unique style of anime-themed comedy where you help create the scenes!

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Synaptic Chaos Theatre

Synaptic Chaos Theatre is your friendly neighbourhood geek comedy troupe, specializing in live improv and semi-scripted comedy shows such as "Late Night Dub Fight" and "Doki-Doki Kyuu-Kyuu Challenge"! Formed in 2010 and boasting decades of improv experience amongst its members, S... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 17:00 - 18:30
Macleod E2

17:00

17:30

Q&A With Carolina Ravassa
What's it like to be the voice of Sombra? Ask away!

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Carolina Ravassa

... boop! That’s right, Overwatch fans! Otafest is very pleased to announce our very first guest for 2017! Voice of the infamous Sombra from Blizzard’s Overwatch: Carolina Ravassa! Carolina is a quadrilingual actor, dancer and voice over artist fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian with a passion for acting and an addiction to salsa dancing. After spending her childhood in the US and Colombia, Carolina then went on to study in Spain and Italy, and then discovered the power of socio-political change through Theatre of the Oppressed with Augusto Boal in Brazil. With a Theatre Arts degree from Boston College, she then continued her film studies at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 17:30 - 18:30
Telus 101 - 102

17:30

Overwatch Training Camp
Throughout this panel, we'll be playing different drama/improv games led by your favourite Overwatchinstructors for prizes!_x000D_
Get your fighting face on, we're all soldiers now.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 17:30 - 19:00
Telus 104 - 106

18:00

AMV Showcase
Friday June 30, 2017 18:00 - 18:30
Macleod E4

18:00

Join Us: Ouran High School Host Club!
Join us! Come enjoy some mini games, re-enactions, trivia, and truth or dare with none other than your favourite hosts while savouring some warm drinks and delicious sweets!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
Telus 103

18:00

Otafest Pokemon League - Pokemon Snap
Want to make National Pokégraphic? Think you're the best Poképhotographer out there? Come challenge other snappers with Pokémon Snap for the N64! take your best shot and the highest score wins!

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
Telus 107

18:00

Hangout Space
The SunAlta Rooftop Patio is a casual, Otafest-exclusive hangout place on the Marriott's second floor for you to take a load off in between panels and shopping! The patio is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat, take a break, and chill with your friends! Come by and enjoy the view; watch all of Stephen Ave pass by below! Music! Food! Beverages! All ages welcome! Over 18? We'll also have liquor available! Please enjoy responsibly; if overly intoxicated, you will be asked to leave. Don't forget your ID!

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 18:00 - 21:00
Marriott Patio

18:30

AMV Audio Swap II
What happens when you take an existing AMV and add a different audio track to it? Sometimes random chance makes AMV's even more awesome, and what you end up with may be unpredictable and even more entertaining.

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 18:30 - 19:30
Macleod E4

18:30

Otafest Podcast Panel
It's the return of the Otafest Podcast crew featuring an Otafest special guest. Join us as we record the finale for season 2 with you as part of our live studio audience!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 18:30 - 20:00
Macleod E3

18:30

19:00

Q&A With the Runaway Guys
Game sensation The Runaway Guys are here to chat with Otafest about all things gaming: speed runs, Let's Plays, YouTube comment horror stories and more! Join Calgary local Proton Jon, alongside Chuggaconroy and NintendoCapriSun.

Speakers
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The Runaway Guys

The Runaway Guys are a YouTube collaborative made up of Proton Jon, Chuggaaconroy and NintendoCapriSun. If you’re a fan of Let’s Plays, streams, speedruns or general gaming tomfoolery, you’ll be a fan of the Runaway Guys! https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRunawayGuys Proton Jon... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
Telus 101 - 102

19:00

Otafest Pokemon League - VGC Tournament
As a separate event from the Pokémon League (but in the same room!), we are happy to present you with a Pokémon Video Game Championship event! Following the official 2017 Pokémon Video Game Championships rules and regulations, this tournament will truly put your trainer skills to the test!

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
Telus 107

19:00

CON-SURVIVAL 101
Curious about the convention scene? Look no further; we've got some tips on how you can get the most out of your weekend shenanigans!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 19:00 - 20:30
Macleod E2

19:30

Iron Cosplay Scanvanger Hunt
Feeling creative? Come make a cosplay out of random supplies with your team! Send your cosplayer on a scavanger hunt and see just how well your cosplay holds up!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 19:30 - 20:30
Telus 104 - 106

19:30

Kingdom Hearts Trivia
Think you know everything about Kingdom Hearts? Come on down and pit yourself against other fans.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 19:30 - 20:30
Telus 103

19:30

RWBY world of Remnant trivia white fang take over
Come enjoy some RWBY trivia with guest characters from the show. You think you know RWBY? Come and prove it !

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 19:30 - 20:30
Macleod E1

20:00

Best of Anime According to AMV's
One of the most popular AMV blocks ever! So we've proven time and time again that AMV's never lie and ALWAYS tell us what an anime is all about... right? Join in the fun as we take some of the best ones and sprinkle in some new ones for an hour of amusement.

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 20:00 - 21:00
Macleod E4

20:00

Otafest Pokemon League - Runway Madness
Our smash hit returns! Come put your fashion skills to the test, pick your Pokémon partner, give them the greatest fashion designs you can come up with, and walk the runway in front of judgmental, well, judges!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 20:00 - 21:00
Telus 107

20:00

20:30

Hentai East and West
How has hentai influenced the Eastern and Western culture? Discuss how hentai's impact has it changed how we perceive and partake of adult content.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 20:30 - 21:30
Macleod E3

20:30

J-Rock Concert - Pingame
It's Otafest 2017's first musical act of the year: rocking out with Ryuma and Hide of PinGamE! Calgary welcomes this freshly-minted indie duo as they bring their tremendous electronic rock sound to North America for the first time on Friday evening. They'll bring the noise, you bring the moves!

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Pingame

Vocal. Ryuma / Born on October 3rd | Guitar. Hide / Born on January 18th PINGAME is a hard rock style electronic rock unit formed by vocalist Ryuma and guitarist Hide. They started their activities in 2013, releasing their 1st single “Hope someday” in May of the same year, starting to perform actively mainly in Tokyo. In January 2014 they released a limited release... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 20:30 - 21:30
Main Events

21:00

An Introduction to Kenji Miyazawa
Explore the life of Japan's beloved poet and fairytale writer Kenji Miyazawa through anime based on his works, including a dramatic reading of one of his stories.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 21:00 - 22:00
Macleod E1

21:00

Introduction to Crossplay
Introduction to crossplay and different ways to go about it!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 21:00 - 22:00
Macleod E2

21:00

Zumba u'sba
Join members of u'sical Rush as we dance along to many different J-Pop songs. A fun way to mix exercise and Japanese music together!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 21:00 - 22:00
Telus 104 - 106

21:00

Convention Horror Stories
Got a convention horror story you'd like to share? Wanna hear the daring tales of others? Then this is the panel for you! Just remember to bring your ID!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 21:00 - 22:00
Telus 103

21:00

Youtube with the Runaway Guys & Drunk Gaming
Ever find yourself still awake at 3 AM wondering what YouTube wormhole you fell into? If you're a gamer, chances are you've found yourself watching a video by these guys! Join us as we chat games and YouTube with special guests The Runaway Guys and Drunk Gaming.

Speakers
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Drunk Gaming

Justin and Alli Speed take two things very seriously: booze and gaming. The only thing they take more seriously than those two things individually, is them in combination. In 2011, these siblings took their gaming experience to a whole new level by adding crappy costumes and lots of alcohol. I mean lots. They recorded it, posted it on the internet, and Drunk Gaming was born. The series has spanned several years, platforms, genres, and generations. Alli maintains a YouTube channel which includes vlogs, travel videos, gaming, and lifestyle content; Justin enjoys streaming on Twitch and helping to produce content on... Read More →
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The Runaway Guys

The Runaway Guys are a YouTube collaborative made up of Proton Jon, Chuggaaconroy and NintendoCapriSun. If you’re a fan of Let’s Plays, streams, speedruns or general gaming tomfoolery, you’ll be a fan of the Runaway Guys! https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRunawayGuys Proton Jon... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 21:00 - 22:00
Telus 101 - 102

21:00

Otafest Pokemon League - Z Move Dance Off
It's time to get down and show your moves! Challenge our gym leaders, your friends, or new trainers to a dance off! Bust out your best Z-Move to get your Pokémon pumped!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 21:00 - 22:00
Telus 107

21:00

Two Rooms and a Boom
Two Rooms and a Boom is a party game of social interaction and deduction. Can your team win or will it go Boom?

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 21:00 - Saturday July 1, 2017 00:00
Macleod A1

21:30

AMV Sing, Clap & Stomp-a-long
Come and join in as we Sing-A-Long, Clap-A-Long and Stomp-A-Long to AMVs!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 21:30 - 22:30
Macleod E4

22:00

An Idiot's Guide to Anime
Having been exposed to less than 2 hours of anime in his life, join Brendan the Otafest Medic as he provides his insight and commentary on clips, specially hand selected by the Otafest AV staff. Revel in his relative innocence and naive interpretation of the surprise clips presented to him.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 22:00 - 23:00
Macleod E3

22:00

EDM Concert - WTCHDCTR
DJ WTCHDCTR starts off the 2017 dance at Otafest by influencing classical Japanese sounds with hard-hitting EDM rhythms that will replace your heartbeat with sick beats and show your love for a local Calgary talent on Friday night!

Speakers
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WTCHDCTR

Otafest is pleased to present – WTCHDCTR! Local Calgarian, Zach Ulaszonek, has been producing electronic music under the moniker WTCHDCTR for almost a decade now! Featuring electronic beats with a distinctly Japanese Flavour, WTCHDCTOR has been signed to Shoeboxx Recordings since 2013, and played in Denver and parts of the United States as well as Calgary. You can check out... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 22:00 - 23:00
Main Events

22:30

Awesomecore AMVs
Come and sit back and watch the world's best AMV's... OK, so these might be a bit strange, twisted and mind blowing, but they are never short of AWESOME! Did we mention we also have some awesome prizes to give away?

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 22:30 - 23:30
Macleod E4

22:30

The 'Joys' of Cosplay
Cosplay, it's a wonderful hobby: encouraging creativity, bringing people together, forming positive communities. But sometimes you hate it, and want to complain about it, so lets complain together!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 22:30 - 23:30
Macleod E1

22:30

Free Play Card Gaming
Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 22:30 - 23:30
Macleod A2

22:30

K-Pop Random Dance Play
K-Pop? At my anime convention… again?! Started at Animethon, we have now made our way to Otafest! Come join us for a fun hour filled with a whole lot of dancing!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 22:30 - Saturday July 1, 2017 00:00
Telus 104 - 106

22:30

Late night Karaoke
Sing your heart out in late night Karaoke! Support Otafest's charity! What do you have to lose?

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 22:30 - Saturday July 1, 2017 00:00
Telus 101 - 102

22:30

Otafest @ Night
Based on the hit Comedy Central show @Midnight, anime and social media come together for a hilarious show of unsuspected surprises, funny pictures and crazy videos. Laugh and have lots fun @Night.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 22:30 - Saturday July 1, 2017 00:00
Telus 103

22:30

Cards Against Otafest
Cards Against Otafest is BACK… AGAIN…?? Let's lock a bunch of nerds in a room and play a large-scale game of Cards Against Humanity, The results will be fun, humorous, and horrifying.

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 22:30 - Saturday July 1, 2017 00:00
Macleod E2

23:00

Friday Night Dance - James Landino
You've heard his music in videogames and webseries and now you can enjoy his work LIVE! Headlining our Friday Night Dance, James Landino is going to bring only the top-scoring videogame music this weekend. It's a time attack to see just how many moves you can pop in.

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 23:00 - Saturday July 1, 2017 00:00
Main Events

23:30

Video Game Jeopardy
Test your knowledge of video games with Video Game Jeopardy! Covering favourite franchises like Dragon Age, Overwatch, and Final Fantasy!

Speakers

Friday June 30, 2017 23:30 - Saturday July 1, 2017 01:00
Macleod E3

00:00

Comedy on the Edge
Want more comedy videos and are looking for more mature content that just can't be shown during the day? You've come to the right block!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 00:00 - 01:00
Macleod E4

00:00

Board Games at Night with Pips Boardgame Café
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 12am – 6am for board gaming provided by Pips Board Game Cafe! We'll also have anime marathoning nearby all night long when you want to watch more than participate!


Saturday July 1, 2017 00:00 - 06:00
Pips 24-Hour Lounge (Sun Alta 1)

00:30

Salty Bet Live (All Ages Welcome!)
You've seen Salty Bet online - watched fights, experienced the taste of glorious wins and salty tears of defeat. We do it LIFE with randomized match-ups from over 2000 characters using cold hard Monopoly cash. Who will fight? Who will win? Will you walk out a Monopoly baller or salty loser? Come find out at Salty Bet Live!

Correction: Our printed guidebook has this event listed as 18+.  It is in fact open to all ages!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 00:30 - 01:30
Macleod E1

01:30

Overnight AV Showings
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 01:30 - 06:00
Sun Alta 3
 
Saturday, July 1
 

09:00

Signup & Prep for Cosplay Fashion Show & Skit Contest
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 09:00 - 11:00
Macleod E1

10:00

AMV Showcase
Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 10:30
Macleod E4

10:00

Otaku High- Web Series Pilot Screening and Q & A
This panel is a screening for the locally-produced web series pilot of Otaku High. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with series creator Eric Stroppel.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 11:00
Glen 203 - 204

10:00

Rocket League Dropshot Tournament
The floor is lava! Well… sort of. It's actually just falling away. Score your way to some Microsoft swag in the Microsoft Rocket League Dropshot Tournament! Prize for the winner of each round! Drop in whenever you'd like, you don't need to have played in previous rounds to compete.

# of Players: Up to 4 (Drop-in)
Number of Rounds: 1
Time Limit per round: 5 Minutes (sudden-death overtime)

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 11:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

10:00

Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club (AP)
After moving from Nagasaki to Kamakura, Hiromi decides to start riding her bicycle to school every day. Being out of practice she struggles with the ride but, luckily, there are people ready to help her get better at it.

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 11:15
Glen 201

10:00

New Game! (AP)
After graduating high school Aoba Suzukaze immediately got a job with Eaglejump Games, the studio that produced her favorite game. Now she has a lot to learn if she wants to become a game developer.

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 11:15
Glen 205

10:00

Urara Meirochou (AP)
Every girl dreams of becoming a fortune teller in Meirochou and many flock to the city to persue their dreams. Chiya, raised in the woods by a caretaker, has come to the city with a different goal: find her mother.

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 11:15
Glen 202

10:00

Pre-registration for Saturday Card Gaming Events
We'll be playing Yu-Gi-Oh!, Card fight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz, Force of Will, and Dragon Ball Z! Come learn to play, or join a tournament if you already do!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
Macleod A2

10:00

Autographs with Tracy, Ron & Jill
Speakers
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Jill Frappier

Jill Frappier is a veteran Canadian actor. Her professional career spans more than 45 years. Jill was born in Lord Louis Mountbatten’s stately home in England. She came to Canada 50 years ago to be one of the 20 British hostesses at the British pavilion at EXPO 67. She met her first husband Roger Frappier in the pavilion. They both had big dreams. Jill wanted to act; Roger wanted to make movies. She started her career in Montreal with film dubbing using the rhythm- band method and then began a long theatrical career. She has performed at Stratford and Shaw festivals and at almost every major theatre across Canada. Once she went... Read More →
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Tracey Moore

The Original voice of SAILOR MOON! Tracey Moore has been voicing leading roles in award winning cartoon series since 1980. Kids growing up in the 80s and 90s would have heard her in many of their favorite series including George Shrinks (George), Ned’s Newt (Ned), Legend of... Read More →
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Ron Rubin

For over thirty years Ron Rubin has been one of the busiest animation actors in the country. His voice can be heard on literally hundreds of cartoon series – from Marvel Comics and Warner Brothers to Disney and Anime. Ron worked with Stan Lee on the original X-Men (Morph) and Ave... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
Exhibitor Hall - Sailor Moon Booth (E59)

10:00

Meet Gladzy in Artist Alley
Speakers
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Gladzy Kei

Gladzy Kei is an illustrator, character designer and cosplayer from right here in Calgary, Alberta. Gladzy came from the Philippines to Canada with her family back in 2009. She graduated from Alberta College of Art & Design with a Bachelor’s of Design Degree majoring in Illustration. She is now working as a full-time sculptor at a studio in Calgary that does fabrication for characters, large scale props, and creative interior and exterior... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
Exhibitor Hall - Gladzy's Table (A1)

10:00

Meet Reika in the Exhibitor Hall
Speakers
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Reika

REIKA (麗華) is one of the top ranking cosplayers from Japan. She is well renowned for her detailed and amazing handmade costumes and accurate portrayal of male characters from Anime and video games. Reika’s most popular cosplays include Victor (Yuri on Ice), Jinguji Ren (Uta no Princesama LOVE 1000%), Levi (Shingeki no Kyojin), and Hijikata Toshiro (Gintama). Reika is appearing at Otafest in association with J-Rock North Promotions Inc. [Nickname] Reika Arikawa [Birthday] November 26 [Sex] Female [Blood Type] O-type [Constellation] Sagittarius [Country] Japan [State] Osaka Prefecture [Hobby] Band Activity [Favorite Food] Tomatoes [People Who Like] Hijikata Toshizo [Favorite Place] Kyoto [Height] 160-165cm [World... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
Exhibitor Hall - Reika's Booth (E62)

10:00

Forza 6 Leaderboard Tournament
Ready to go all out? Burn rubber in our Forza 6 leaderboard tournament presented by Microsoft! Take a seet in the official Forza Chair and steer your way to victory with the Official Forza Wheel! Prize for the winner of each round! Drop in whenever you'd like, you don't need to have played in previous rounds to compete.

# of Players: Drop-in (Each player can participate in multiple rounds, but can only win once per day.)

Tracks (Randomized):
- Lime Rock Park
- Road Atlanta
- Monza

Car (Randomized):
- Ford GT 2017
- Hummer H1 Alpha 2006
- Ferrari #1 Scuderia Ferrari 641 1990

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

10:00

Meet Birdy in Artist Alley
Speakers
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Birdy

Randy Crisologo, also known as Birdy, is a Calgary based freelance illustrator whose works mainly gather elements from Anime & Fantasy & Video Game culture. Since first being introduced to anime in his childhood years, he began growing an interest in gaining some sort of individual super ability just like in the cartoons. With that being said he has a small history on YouTube from his initial Hair Tutorials to his illustrations and paintings. Graduating from The Alberta College of Art... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 13:00
Exhibitor Hall - Birdy's Table (A2)

10:00

Pokemon League - Gym Leader Battles
Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 17:00
Glen 206

10:00

Exhibitor Hall - Artist Alley, Autographs, Concession, Photo Booth, Sketch Drive, Vendors
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 18:00
Exhibitor Hall

10:00

Just Dance, Passport, and Device Bar
Hang out at the Microsoft booth to play some games, check out the tech, and just chill with your friends! There may be prizes! ;)

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 18:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

10:00

Board Games with Fallcon
The Anime Board Game Room is designed for attendees to take a break from the hustle from cosplay and vendors to panels and showings! There are a lot of anime and Asian culture-inspired board games out in the market today, and this is a chance for folks to come in, sit down and learn one of these games! These events are hosted in association with Fallcon – check their website at fallcon.com!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 21:00
Macleod A1

10:00

Open Gaming + Competitive Video Game Tournament
Open Gaming
It's back! Console gaming will be available in Macleod A! Drop in and have some fun!

Competitive Video Game Tournament
In conjunction with Super Smash Bros. University and The Fighting Game Community of Calgary, Otafest is pleased to offer four cash-pot gaming tournaments for Smash Brothers Melee, Smash Brothers Wii U! Please check smash.gg/tournament/otafest-assault-2017 for full tournament details, and check out the links below to watch LIVE online! https://twitch.tv/ssbuniversity https://twitch.tv/ZyrisTV https://twitch.tv/otafest

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - Sunday July 2, 2017 00:00
Macleod A3 - A4 (Console Gaming)

10:30

Spotlight on Fullmetal Alchemist AMVs
Take a journey into the ever popular world of Fullmetal Alchemist as seen through AMV's.

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Macleod E4

10:30

Anime Scene It!
I'll take a potato chip and EAT IT. If you can recognize an anime scene like that see if you can crush the competition as you try complete against others to identify anime scenes the fastest.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Macleod E3

10:30

Living and Teaching in Japan
Jessica has spent one year living and teaching English in Japan. Are you curious about doing the same? Do you like hearing stories from those who have lived abroad? This is the panel for you!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Telus 101 - 102

10:30

Wheel of Anime
The wheel is back! This anime-themed Wheel of Fortune has returned with new puzzles and the custom wheel that will have everyone wanting to take it for a spin.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Macleod E2

11:00

Inu-Brothers Q&A
Come join Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru in a Q&A! Ask the brothers about their adventures and their lives before, during, and after their feudal fairytale, or dare the doggy duo to perform a trick or two!

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Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Telus 103

11:00

Autographs with PinGamE
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Pingame

Vocal. Ryuma / Born on October 3rd | Guitar. Hide / Born on January 18th PINGAME is a hard rock style electronic rock unit formed by vocalist Ryuma and guitarist Hide. They started their activities in 2013, releasing their 1st single “Hope someday” in May of the same year, starting to perform actively mainly in Tokyo. In January 2014 they released a limited release... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
Exhibitor Hall - Autograph Corner

11:00

Maid Matsuri
Join in the festivities and come to the Matsuri! Play festival games with us and your friends for a chance to win prizes! If you are looking for a snack, there are Japanese snacks and drinks available for you to indulge in as well. If you're looking for a dose of cute, you can grab some cute merchandise lovingly handmade by our Maid & Butler Cafe members!

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00 - 22:00
Telus 104 - 106

11:30

Cosplay Weapons and props 101
Ever wondered how to make a certain prop, or why your prop was fine at one convention only to be banned at the next? Join us to discuss and learn about props and conventions.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
Glen 203 - 204

11:30

Akiba's Trip (14P)
An urban legend describes monsters known as "bagurimono" lurk in dark corners of Akihabara, the paradise of anime. When Tamotsu encounters one, he is almost killed but saved at the last moment by a girl named Matome.

Saturday July 1, 2017 11:30 - 12:45
Glen 202

11:30

All Out!! (AP)
On his first day in Kanagawa Prefectural High School, Kenji meets the tall Sumiaki during a game of rugby. Kenji strikes a friendship with Sumiaki, and soon joins the rugby club.

Saturday July 1, 2017 11:30 - 12:45
Glen 201

11:30

Fantastic Fights (14P)
A collection of fantastic and iconic fights spanning many genres and styles of animation arranged for your viewing pleasure.

Saturday July 1, 2017 11:30 - 12:45
Glen 205

11:30

The AMV Gameshow
Think you know AMV's? Even if not, everybody's got a shot in this ultimate game of AMV trivia filled with chances to win awesome prizes and the glory of AMV Gameshow Champion. You do NOT want to miss this!

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 11:30 - 13:00
Macleod E4

12:00

Anime Dragon's Den
Think you got a great idea for an anime series? Pitch it to the Dragons; an elite panel of Investors, who, in reality have zero credentials whatsoever. Only THEY stand between you and your dream venture… but only if the concept is so good…or so bad?

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Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Glen 209

12:00

Anime Through the Ages
Like history and anime? Want to learn about the shifts in demographics, anime booms, and the history of anime conventions? Then this is the panel for you!

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Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Telus 101 - 102

12:00

Introduction to Ensemble Stars
Do you love idols and spending all your time playing mobile games? Then Ensemble Stars may be the game for you! Join two of the shining stars of Yumenosaki to learn more about the series and more fun!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Macleod E3

12:00

Seika High's Summer Festival
Welcome to Seika High! Join Misaki, Takumi, and others, play fun festival games, win prizes, plus a Q&A and photos! It's going to be a day you won't forget!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Glen 208

12:00

Halo 5 Free For All Tournament
Are you a master chef? Well, the chief doesn't care! There's no time for cooking when you're busy pummeling your opponents into the ground and reigning supreme with some cool Microsoft swag!

# of Players: 4 (Pre-registration and/or drop-in)
Number of Rounds: 3
Time Limit per round: 15 Minutes
Game Type: Slayer
Respawn: 5 Seconds
Maps: Random

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

12:00

Hangout Space
The SunAlta Rooftop Patio is a casual, Otafest-exclusive hangout place on the Marriott's second floor for you to take a load off in between panels and shopping! The patio is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat, take a break, and chill with your friends! Come by and enjoy the view; watch all of Stephen Ave pass by below! Music! Food! Beverages! All ages welcome! Over 18? We'll also have liquor available! Please enjoy responsibly; if overly intoxicated, you will be asked to leave. Don't forget your ID!

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00 - 15:00
Marriott Patio

12:00

Yugioh Tournament
Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00 - 18:00
Macleod A2

12:00

Streamer's Lounge
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00 - Sunday July 2, 2017 00:00
Pips 24-Hour Lounge (Sun Alta 1 - 3)

12:30

Truth or Dare with Muse! : Silver Start!
Come join us for questions and dancing with the idol group Muse from Love Live. Have fun with us playing truth or dare! Hosting will be the new cosplay and dance group Silver Start!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Telus 103

12:30

Autographs with Jerry Jewell
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Jerry Jewell

With over 150 credits to his name, Jerry Jewell can be heard in a wide variety of shows. He’s probably best known for his roles as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed, Barry the Chopper/Number 66 in Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Claire Stanfield in Baccano!, Russia in Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Lau in Black Butler. Recent roles include Aion in Show By Rock!!, Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free! Eternal Summer, Yuma Isogai in Assassination Classroom and most recently Kusuo Saiki in (The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K and Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!!! on Ice. Other popular roles include Lyon in Fairy Tail, Taira in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Kaworu Nagisa in the Evangelion movies: 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0, Happiness Bunny in Shin-Chan, Rin Tsuchimi in Shuffle, Zelman Clock in Black Blood Brothers, Dio in Casshern Sins, Suzaku and Jin in Yu Yu Hakusho, and Akito Hayama in Kodocha. He can also be heard in Dragon Ball, Eden of the East, Ouran High School Host Club, One Piece, Tsubasa, Trinity Blood, Soul Eater and a lot of other things that he may or may not remember or admit. Having worked as a voice actor for FUNimation since 2001, Jerry has taken on a different role at FUNimation, that of ADR Director. His first show was Blood C, followed by Shakugan no Shana III, Toriko, We Without Wings, Senran Kagura, Kamisama Kiss, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, episodes 313... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Exhibitor Hall - Autograph Corner

12:30

12:30

Synaptic Chaos Theatre - How to Improv
Join Synaptic Chaos Theatre for lessons on developing your own improv skills. Get a look at how these talented funnymen (and women) have honed their craft for over a decade!

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Synaptic Chaos Theatre

Synaptic Chaos Theatre is your friendly neighbourhood geek comedy troupe, specializing in live improv and semi-scripted comedy shows such as "Late Night Dub Fight" and "Doki-Doki Kyuu-Kyuu Challenge"! Formed in 2010 and boasting decades of improv experience amongst its members, S... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 12:30 - 14:30
Macleod E2

12:30

Cosplay Fashion Show & Skit Contest
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 everyone's creativity as they pay tribute to their favourite anime characters through costumes!

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 12:30 - 14:30
Main Events

13:00

Um, Actually...
Otaku are passionate about a lot of things. But there's one thing that they love more than anything else, and that is correcting people. This is "Um, Actually" the competition for nerdy corrections.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
Glen 203 - 204

13:00

Rocket League Dropshot Tournament
The floor is lava! Well… sort of. It's actually just falling away. Score your way to some Microsoft swag in the Microsoft Rocket League Dropshot Tournament! Prize for the winner of each round! Drop in whenever you'd like, you don't need to have played in previous rounds to compete.

# of Players: Up to 4 (Drop-in)
Number of Rounds: 1
Time Limit per round: 5 Minutes (sudden-death overtime)

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

13:00

Flip Flappers (AP)
Papika and Cocona hold the keys to open the door. When the two girls meet, their adventures in a different time and different overlapping dimension called "Pure Illusion" begin.

Saturday July 1, 2017 13:00 - 14:15
Glen 201

13:00

Interviews with Monster Girls (AP)
Tetsuo is a teacher working at Shibasaki High School and specializes in the physiological study of demi-humans – vampires, succubus and snow women. Unfortunately, demi-humans aren't very common so he hasn't actually met one before.

Saturday July 1, 2017 13:00 - 14:15
Glen 202

13:00

Short Form Anime (AP)
A selection of ‘Short Form' series from the last year for those with short attention spans and like their anime episodes short and to the point.

Saturday July 1, 2017 13:00 - 14:15
Glen 205

13:00

Meet Reika in the Exhibitor Hall
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Reika

REIKA (麗華) is one of the top ranking cosplayers from Japan. She is well renowned for her detailed and amazing handmade costumes and accurate portrayal of male characters from Anime and video games. Reika’s most popular cosplays include Victor (Yuri on Ice), Jinguji Ren (Uta no Princesama LOVE 1000%), Levi (Shingeki no Kyojin), and Hijikata Toshiro (Gintama). Reika is appearing at Otafest in association with J-Rock North Promotions Inc. [Nickname] Reika Arikawa [Birthday] November 26 [Sex] Female [Blood Type] O-type [Constellation] Sagittarius [Country] Japan [State] Osaka Prefecture [Hobby] Band Activity [Favorite Food] Tomatoes [People Who Like] Hijikata Toshizo [Favorite Place] Kyoto [Height] 160-165cm [World... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 13:00 - 14:30
Exhibitor Hall - Reika's Booth (E62)

13:00

Forza 6 Leaderboard Tournament
Ready to go all out? Burn rubber in our Forza 6 leaderboard tournament presented by Microsoft! Take a seet in the official Forza Chair and steer your way to victory with the Official Forza Wheel! Prize for the winner of each round! Drop in whenever you'd like, you don't need to have played in previous rounds to compete.

# of Players: Drop-in (Each player can participate in multiple rounds, but can only win once per day.)

Tracks (Randomized):
- Lime Rock Park
- Road Atlanta
- Monza

Car (Randomized):
- Ford GT 2017
- Hummer H1 Alpha 2006
- Ferrari #1 Scuderia Ferrari 641 1990

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 13:00 - 15:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

13:00

Autographs with Tracy, Ron & Jill
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Jill Frappier

Jill Frappier is a veteran Canadian actor. Her professional career spans more than 45 years. Jill was born in Lord Louis Mountbatten’s stately home in England. She came to Canada 50 years ago to be one of the 20 British hostesses at the British pavilion at EXPO 67. She met her first husband Roger Frappier in the pavilion. They both had big dreams. Jill wanted to act; Roger wanted to make movies. She started her career in Montreal with film dubbing using the rhythm- band method and then began a long theatrical career. She has performed at Stratford and Shaw festivals and at almost every major theatre across Canada. Once she went... Read More →
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Tracey Moore

The Original voice of SAILOR MOON! Tracey Moore has been voicing leading roles in award winning cartoon series since 1980. Kids growing up in the 80s and 90s would have heard her in many of their favorite series including George Shrinks (George), Ned’s Newt (Ned), Legend of... Read More →
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Ron Rubin

For over thirty years Ron Rubin has been one of the busiest animation actors in the country. His voice can be heard on literally hundreds of cartoon series – from Marvel Comics and Warner Brothers to Disney and Anime. Ron worked with Stan Lee on the original X-Men (Morph) and Ave... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 13:00 - 15:30
Exhibitor Hall - Sailor Moon Booth (E59)

13:00

Meet Gladzy in Artist Alley
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Gladzy Kei

Gladzy Kei is an illustrator, character designer and cosplayer from right here in Calgary, Alberta. Gladzy came from the Philippines to Canada with her family back in 2009. She graduated from Alberta College of Art & Design with a Bachelor’s of Design Degree majoring in Illustration. She is now working as a full-time sculptor at a studio in Calgary that does fabrication for characters, large scale props, and creative interior and exterior... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 13:00 - 15:30
Exhibitor Hall - Gladzy's Table (A1)

13:30

Comedy AMVs
Is it any wonder why it's the most popular AMV category? Join us for a full block of comedy awesomeness! Get your seats early, they fill up fast!

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Macleod E4

13:30

Kpop 101
For new Korean pop music fans having trouble figuring out what the heck is going on or older fans looking for a new group: We're here to help you!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Telus 101 - 102

13:30

Stories from the Other Side
Join Brendan the Otafest Medic as he tells tales of woe and wonder from his convention adventures in Emergency Management. You'll be dazzled as he regales the audience with tales such as the mysterious zucchini.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Glen 208

13:30

Video Game Scene It!
Our princess is in another castle! If you think you can recognize classic and modern video game moments then come compete against others for the Video Game Scene It! title.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Macleod E3

13:30

Artist Spotlight with Birdy
See how Birdy puts together his style, from every line and curve to hues and shades.

Speakers
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Birdy

Randy Crisologo, also known as Birdy, is a Calgary based freelance illustrator whose works mainly gather elements from Anime & Fantasy & Video Game culture. Since first being introduced to anime in his childhood years, he began growing an interest in gaining some sort of individual super ability just like in the cartoons. With that being said he has a small history on YouTube from his initial Hair Tutorials to his illustrations and paintings. Graduating from The Alberta College of Art... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Glen 209

14:00

Cosplay for Broke Folks
Wanna cosplay but think it's too expensive? Well it doesn't have to be! Learn some tips from two people who've been there and done that.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Telus 103

14:30

Ask Jerry Anything
Something you wanna ask Jerry that may have nothing to do with anime at all? Now's the time!

Speakers
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Jerry Jewell

With over 150 credits to his name, Jerry Jewell can be heard in a wide variety of shows. He’s probably best known for his roles as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed, Barry the Chopper/Number 66 in Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Claire Stanfield in Baccano!, Russia in Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Lau in Black Butler. Recent roles include Aion in Show By Rock!!, Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free! Eternal Summer, Yuma Isogai in Assassination Classroom and most recently Kusuo Saiki in (The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K and Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!!! on Ice. Other popular roles include Lyon in Fairy Tail, Taira in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Kaworu Nagisa in the Evangelion movies: 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0, Happiness Bunny in Shin-Chan, Rin Tsuchimi in Shuffle, Zelman Clock in Black Blood Brothers, Dio in Casshern Sins, Suzaku and Jin in Yu Yu Hakusho, and Akito Hayama in Kodocha. He can also be heard in Dragon Ball, Eden of the East, Ouran High School Host Club, One Piece, Tsubasa, Trinity Blood, Soul Eater and a lot of other things that he may or may not remember or admit. Having worked as a voice actor for FUNimation since 2001, Jerry has taken on a different role at FUNimation, that of ADR Director. His first show was Blood C, followed by Shakugan no Shana III, Toriko, We Without Wings, Senran Kagura, Kamisama Kiss, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, episodes 313... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Glen 203 - 204

14:30

Autographs with Carolina Ravassa
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Carolina Ravassa

... boop! That’s right, Overwatch fans! Otafest is very pleased to announce our very first guest for 2017! Voice of the infamous Sombra from Blizzard’s Overwatch: Carolina Ravassa! Carolina is a quadrilingual actor, dancer and voice over artist fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian with a passion for acting and an addiction to salsa dancing. After spending her childhood in the US and Colombia, Carolina then went on to study in Spain and Italy, and then discovered the power of socio-political change through Theatre of the Oppressed with Augusto Boal in Brazil. With a Theatre Arts degree from Boston College, she then continued her film studies at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Exhibitor Hall - Autograph Corner

14:30

Fantastic Fights (14P)
A collection of fantastic and iconic fights spanning many genres and styles of animation arranged for your viewing pleasure.

Saturday July 1, 2017 14:30 - 15:45
Glen 205

14:30

Flying Witch (AP)
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.

Saturday July 1, 2017 14:30 - 15:45
Glen 201

14:30

This Art Club Has a Problem! (AP)
Mizuki Usami is the only person in the club who wants to do art club-like activities, and constantly struggles to do so. The other members are only interested in drawing the perfect waifu, sleeping, and causing trouble.

Saturday July 1, 2017 14:30 - 15:45
Glen 202

15:00

AMV Mortal Combat 2.0
Come join the fun as we pit AMV's to fight it out in the video arena. Cheer on your favorites and help decide the fate of AMV's in mortal combat!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Macleod E4

15:00

Advanced Cosplay Electronics
We'll be talking about some of the basics in electronic circuitry for use in cosplay, with insight on all the tips and tricks of making a functional circuit in your costumes.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Macleod E3

15:00

ARTISTS HATE HIM: 1 evil trick to git gud designing OCs (do not steal) and make better ART!
While art and design is seen as one of those things as having "no shortcuts ", there are, in fact many techniques and dare I say, shortcuts, to becomming a better artist and designer! Let's all learn from each other's failures and have an active discussion on the little things that we can do (tonight) for the big gains in our OCs/ fanart/original works!

Saturday July 1, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Macleod E2

15:00

Basics of Armour 101
A basic introductory panel explaining and outlining basic ideas, details and simple ways to start your way into building cosplay armour!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Telus 101 - 102

15:00

Spotlight on Reika
Ask Reika all your cosplay questions in the Main Events room!

Speakers
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Reika

REIKA (麗華) is one of the top ranking cosplayers from Japan. She is well renowned for her detailed and amazing handmade costumes and accurate portrayal of male characters from Anime and video games. Reika’s most popular cosplays include Victor (Yuri on Ice), Jinguji Ren (Uta no Princesama LOVE 1000%), Levi (Shingeki no Kyojin), and Hijikata Toshiro (Gintama). Reika is appearing at Otafest in association with J-Rock North Promotions Inc. [Nickname] Reika Arikawa [Birthday] November 26 [Sex] Female [Blood Type] O-type [Constellation] Sagittarius [Country] Japan [State] Osaka Prefecture [Hobby] Band Activity [Favorite Food] Tomatoes [People Who Like] Hijikata Toshizo [Favorite Place] Kyoto [Height] 160-165cm [World... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Main Events

15:00

Halo 5 Free For All Tournament
Are you a master chef? Well, the chief doesn't care! There's no time for cooking when you're busy pummeling your opponents into the ground and reigning supreme with some cool Microsoft swag!

# of Players: 4 (Pre-registration and/or drop-in)
Number of Rounds: 3
Time Limit per round: 15 Minutes
Game Type: Slayer
Respawn: 5 Seconds
Maps: Random

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

15:00

Let's Talk Twitch with FeralWife & GradLifeGaming AKA Drunk Gaming
Twitch is an awesome platform for the gaming community to connect. Join these streamers for a Q&A session ALL about Twitch.


Saturday July 1, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Glen 209

15:00

Anime Name Game
It's the anime version of Celebrity Name Game, with some fun twists.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 15:00 - 16:30
Macleod E1

15:00

On the Mic Voice Over Adventure 1
Ever wondered what it is like to actually dub an anime? Join seasoned voice over professionals in an interactive panel in which you and room participants will learn the basics of dubbing. Participation of attendees is mandatory!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 15:00 - 17:00
Glen 208

15:00

Hangout Space (Beer Available)
The SunAlta Rooftop Patio is a casual, Otafest-exclusive hangout place on the Marriott's second floor for you to take a load off in between panels and shopping! The patio is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat, take a break, and chill with your friends! Come by and enjoy the view; watch all of Stephen Ave pass by below! Music! Food! Beverages! All ages welcome! Over 18? We'll also have liquor available! Please enjoy responsibly; if overly intoxicated, you will be asked to leave. Don't forget your ID!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 15:00 - 18:00
Marriott Patio

15:30

Anime Name That Tune
Think you can name your favourite anime openings and endings? Well then test your reflexes and wits against others for prizes in the ultimate musical showdown!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 15:30 - 16:30
Telus 103

15:30

Autographs with The Runaway Guys
Speakers
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The Runaway Guys

The Runaway Guys are a YouTube collaborative made up of Proton Jon, Chuggaaconroy and NintendoCapriSun. If you’re a fan of Let’s Plays, streams, speedruns or general gaming tomfoolery, you’ll be a fan of the Runaway Guys! https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRunawayGuys Proton Jon... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 15:30 - 16:30
Exhibitor Hall - Autograph Corner

15:30

Meet Birdy in Artist Alley
Speakers
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Birdy

Randy Crisologo, also known as Birdy, is a Calgary based freelance illustrator whose works mainly gather elements from Anime & Fantasy & Video Game culture. Since first being introduced to anime in his childhood years, he began growing an interest in gaining some sort of individual super ability just like in the cartoons. With that being said he has a small history on YouTube from his initial Hair Tutorials to his illustrations and paintings. Graduating from The Alberta College of Art... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 15:30 - 18:00
Exhibitor Hall - Birdy's Table (A2)

16:00

Gladzy: Armorcrafting with Worbla and Eva Foam
Gladzy Kei talks about the process behind creating your own armor cosplay from scratch, starting with reference photos, gathering materials, making your own patterns, all the way up to final fabrication.

Speakers
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Gladzy Kei

Gladzy Kei is an illustrator, character designer and cosplayer from right here in Calgary, Alberta. Gladzy came from the Philippines to Canada with her family back in 2009. She graduated from Alberta College of Art & Design with a Bachelor’s of Design Degree majoring in Illustration. She is now working as a full-time sculptor at a studio in Calgary that does fabrication for characters, large scale props, and creative interior and exterior... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
Glen 203 - 204

16:00

Rocket League Dropshot Tournament
The floor is lava! Well… sort of. It's actually just falling away. Score your way to some Microsoft swag in the Microsoft Rocket League Dropshot Tournament! Prize for the winner of each round! Drop in whenever you'd like, you don't need to have played in previous rounds to compete.

# of Players: Up to 4 (Drop-in)
Number of Rounds: 1
Time Limit per round: 5 Minutes (sudden-death overtime)

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

16:00

Aoi Hanoo [Live Action] (AP)
Kazuhiko has enrolled at the Osaka University of Arts with the goal of being the best animator in the country. His classmates include the likes of Hideaki Anno, Hiroyuki Yamaga and Takami Akai – the founding members of Gainax.

Saturday July 1, 2017 16:00 - 17:15
Glen 205

16:00

Fuuka (AP)
Yuu is the new boy in town and finds himself drawn to Fuuka. Discovering that they both love the same band and his bass playing compliments Fuuka's singing voice, they start a band.

Saturday July 1, 2017 16:00 - 17:15
Glen 201

16:00

Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (AP)
Overworked and drunk, Kobayashi stumbles into the forest and saves a dragon on the verge of death with nowhere to go. After drinking a bottle of sake with the dragon, they decide it will live with her as a maid.

Saturday July 1, 2017 16:00 - 17:15
Glen 202

16:00

Forza 6 Leaderboard Tournament
Ready to go all out? Burn rubber in our Forza 6 leaderboard tournament presented by Microsoft! Take a seet in the official Forza Chair and steer your way to victory with the Official Forza Wheel! Prize for the winner of each round! Drop in whenever you'd like, you don't need to have played in previous rounds to compete.

# of Players: Drop-in (Each player can participate in multiple rounds, but can only win once per day.)

Tracks (Randomized):
- Lime Rock Park
- Road Atlanta
- Monza

Car (Randomized):
- Ford GT 2017
- Hummer H1 Alpha 2006
- Ferrari #1 Scuderia Ferrari 641 1990

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 16:00 - 18:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

16:00

Cardfight Vanguard Tournament
Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 16:00 - 20:30
Macleod A2

16:30

AMV Showcase
Saturday July 1, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Macleod E4

16:30

A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones
Come discuss popular and obscure fan theories with other fans. Compare the books versus the television show and participate in a general Q&A.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Macleod E3

16:30

Mix and Mingler
Start the summer off right by mingling with some amazing people who love Japanese culture as much as you!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Glen 209

16:30

Autographs with Drunk Gaming
Speakers
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Drunk Gaming

Justin and Alli Speed take two things very seriously: booze and gaming. The only thing they take more seriously than those two things individually, is them in combination. In 2011, these siblings took their gaming experience to a whole new level by adding crappy costumes and lots of alcohol. I mean lots. They recorded it, posted it on the internet, and Drunk Gaming was born. The series has spanned several years, platforms, genres, and generations. Alli maintains a YouTube channel which includes vlogs, travel videos, gaming, and lifestyle content; Justin enjoys streaming on Twitch and helping to produce content on... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Exhibitor Hall - Autograph Corner

16:30

North American VA Round Table
Otafest's voice acting guests discuss topics and take your questions about the industry!

Speakers
avatar for Jill Frappier

Jill Frappier

Jill Frappier is a veteran Canadian actor. Her professional career spans more than 45 years. Jill was born in Lord Louis Mountbatten’s stately home in England. She came to Canada 50 years ago to be one of the 20 British hostesses at the British pavilion at EXPO 67. She met her first husband Roger Frappier in the pavilion. They both had big dreams. Jill wanted to act; Roger wanted to make movies. She started her career in Montreal with film dubbing using the rhythm- band method and then began a long theatrical career. She has performed at Stratford and Shaw festivals and at almost every major theatre across Canada. Once she went... Read More →
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Jerry Jewell

With over 150 credits to his name, Jerry Jewell can be heard in a wide variety of shows. He’s probably best known for his roles as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed, Barry the Chopper/Number 66 in Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Claire Stanfield in Baccano!, Russia in Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Lau in Black Butler. Recent roles include Aion in Show By Rock!!, Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free! Eternal Summer, Yuma Isogai in Assassination Classroom and most recently Kusuo Saiki in (The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K and Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!!! on Ice. Other popular roles include Lyon in Fairy Tail, Taira in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Kaworu Nagisa in the Evangelion movies: 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0, Happiness Bunny in Shin-Chan, Rin Tsuchimi in Shuffle, Zelman Clock in Black Blood Brothers, Dio in Casshern Sins, Suzaku and Jin in Yu Yu Hakusho, and Akito Hayama in Kodocha. He can also be heard in Dragon Ball, Eden of the East, Ouran High School Host Club, One Piece, Tsubasa, Trinity Blood, Soul Eater and a lot of other things that he may or may not remember or admit. Having worked as a voice actor for FUNimation since 2001, Jerry has taken on a different role at FUNimation, that of ADR Director. His first show was Blood C, followed by Shakugan no Shana III, Toriko, We Without Wings, Senran Kagura, Kamisama Kiss, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, episodes 313... Read More →
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Tracey Moore

The Original voice of SAILOR MOON! Tracey Moore has been voicing leading roles in award winning cartoon series since 1980. Kids growing up in the 80s and 90s would have heard her in many of their favorite series including George Shrinks (George), Ned’s Newt (Ned), Legend of... Read More →
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Carolina Ravassa

... boop! That’s right, Overwatch fans! Otafest is very pleased to announce our very first guest for 2017! Voice of the infamous Sombra from Blizzard’s Overwatch: Carolina Ravassa! Carolina is a quadrilingual actor, dancer and voice over artist fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian with a passion for acting and an addiction to salsa dancing. After spending her childhood in the US and Colombia, Carolina then went on to study in Spain and Italy, and then discovered the power of socio-political change through Theatre of the Oppressed with Augusto Boal in Brazil. With a Theatre Arts degree from Boston College, she then continued her film studies at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts... Read More →
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Ron Rubin

For over thirty years Ron Rubin has been one of the busiest animation actors in the country. His voice can be heard on literally hundreds of cartoon series – from Marvel Comics and Warner Brothers to Disney and Anime. Ron worked with Stan Lee on the original X-Men (Morph) and Ave... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Main Events

16:30

Full moon Festival: An Introduction to Tsukiuta
Join us in the moonlight festival where we introduce you to the world of Tsukiuta! _x000D_
A series about EVEN MORE idols that collabs with famous vocaloid producers and each representing the 12 months.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
Macleod E2

16:30

Husbando Hour
An anime and videogame-based game show where participants must compete for their favourite "Husbandos", rising to the top and claiming the title of of "Ultimate Husbando" for prizes!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
Telus 101 - 102

17:00

Meet Reika in the Exhibitor Hall
Speakers
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Reika

REIKA (麗華) is one of the top ranking cosplayers from Japan. She is well renowned for her detailed and amazing handmade costumes and accurate portrayal of male characters from Anime and video games. Reika’s most popular cosplays include Victor (Yuri on Ice), Jinguji Ren (Uta no Princesama LOVE 1000%), Levi (Shingeki no Kyojin), and Hijikata Toshiro (Gintama). Reika is appearing at Otafest in association with J-Rock North Promotions Inc. [Nickname] Reika Arikawa [Birthday] November 26 [Sex] Female [Blood Type] O-type [Constellation] Sagittarius [Country] Japan [State] Osaka Prefecture [Hobby] Band Activity [Favorite Food] Tomatoes [People Who Like] Hijikata Toshizo [Favorite Place] Kyoto [Height] 160-165cm [World... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Exhibitor Hall - Reika's Booth (E62)

17:00

Otafest Pokemon League - Berry Picking
Gotta collect 'em all! Race against other trainers to gather more berries then the rest! Your Pokémon will change their minds of what berry they're craving - how fast can you react!? Biggest berry feast wins!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Glen 206

17:00

Fake Artist goes to Otafest
Based on a popular Japanese game, players take turns collectively drawing a picture but one doesn't know what the drawing is supposed to be. Can the fake artist hide the fact or will they get caught?

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 17:00 - 18:30
Macleod E1

17:00

Got Milk? ~ A HaiQ&A story
Come to our Haikyuu panel! Q&A and games for prizes - it'll be all GWAH and BOW and stuff!!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 17:00 - 18:30
Telus 103

17:00

17:30

Upbeat and Dance Videos
This AMV block is sure to put a spring in your step and having you dancing in your seats!

Speakers
avatar for Otafest

Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 17:30 - 18:30
Macleod E4

17:30

Thrown Controllers with the Runaway Guys
Ready for some gaming tomfoolery? Join us in this travelling game show hosted by YouTube gaming guests The Runaway Guys!

Speakers
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The Runaway Guys

The Runaway Guys are a YouTube collaborative made up of Proton Jon, Chuggaaconroy and NintendoCapriSun. If you’re a fan of Let’s Plays, streams, speedruns or general gaming tomfoolery, you’ll be a fan of the Runaway Guys! https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRunawayGuys Proton Jon... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 17:30 - 18:30
Glen 203 - 204

17:30

Idol Incidents (AP)
The politicians and political parties of Japan are no longer able to govern or represent the people. Rising to the challenge, Idol groups take up the roles of government and work to the better the country that adores them.

Saturday July 1, 2017 17:30 - 18:45
Glen 201

17:30

Izetta the Last Witch (14P)
Long ago the White Witch saved the kingdom of Elystadt from being conquered. Now on the brick of war, the princess is despritely searching for allies to fend off an invasion when she meets a witch named Izetta on a train.

Saturday July 1, 2017 17:30 - 18:45
Glen 202

17:30

Shinya Shokudo [Live Action] (AP)
Open from midnight to six in the morning, with a limited menu and a cook who takes requests, the stories of the Midnight Dinner follow the lives and situations of the people who frequent it while the rest of the city sleeps.

Saturday July 1, 2017 17:30 - 18:45
Glen 205

18:00

Can YOU Survive the Imperial Demon Army
Do you think you have what it takes to survive the Imperial Demon Army from Seraph of the End? Compete head to head to become a part of the Imperial Demon Army and take down the vampires!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
Glen 209

18:00

One Punch Man
Come chat about the the popular anime series One-Punch Man and learn about the manga and webcomic!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
Macleod E3

18:00

Spotlight on Pingame
Learn just what it takes to become dedicated musicians in Japan and ask all the questions you've been waiting to ask!

Speakers
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Pingame

Vocal. Ryuma / Born on October 3rd | Guitar. Hide / Born on January 18th PINGAME is a hard rock style electronic rock unit formed by vocalist Ryuma and guitarist Hide. They started their activities in 2013, releasing their 1st single “Hope someday” in May of the same year, starting to perform actively mainly in Tokyo. In January 2014 they released a limited release... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
Main Events

18:00

Canada 150, Roof Top Fireworks Extravaganza!
For the first time ever, we're excited to provide an exclusive rooftop patio for our attendees. Come watch the Canada Day fireworks with Otafest with a special musical guest providing the soundtrack! Open to all ages, the Marriott Rooftop Patio will be providing food, nonalcoholic drink, and alcoholic beverages (ID required). The rooftop patio can be accessed through the Sunalta Room in the Marriott. The patio is available to Otafest attendees only! Enjoy a great view of the Canada Day fireworks! Be warned – if we hit capacity, we may have to turn folks away!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 18:00 - 23:00
Marriott Patio

18:15

Otafest Pokemon League - Smash Bros. Tournament
Come check out our special version of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, retrofitted with all Pokémon (and a few other surprises!) Choose your Pokémon and brawl it out over several matches, and prove you're the best trainer on a brand-new battleground!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 18:15 - 19:45
Glen 206

18:30

A Silent Voice: Sign & Speak
Known as Koe no Katachi in Japan, A Silent Voice features a deaf protagonist and extensive use of Japanese sign language. The rookie manga presents accurate deaf representation to the world.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 18:30 - 19:30
Telus 101 - 102

18:30

Japanification Identification
We've all seen the funny and weird commercials that come out of Japan at times but the question is: “Can you identify the product by ad content alone?”

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 18:30 - 19:30
Macleod E2

19:00

AMVs Are Trying To Sell You Stuff
If you thought television had too many ads, just wait till you see these what these AMV's are selling!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
Macleod E4

19:00

Gladzy: Designing Your Own Cosplay
Armored princesses, Pokémon gijinkas, and more! Gladzy Kei talks about the process behind re-imagining existing characters with your own creative twist.

Speakers
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Gladzy Kei

Gladzy Kei is an illustrator, character designer and cosplayer from right here in Calgary, Alberta. Gladzy came from the Philippines to Canada with her family back in 2009. She graduated from Alberta College of Art & Design with a Bachelor’s of Design Degree majoring in Illustration. She is now working as a full-time sculptor at a studio in Calgary that does fabrication for characters, large scale props, and creative interior and exterior... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
Glen 203 - 204

19:00

Fantastic Fights (14P)
A collection of fantastic and iconic fights spanning many genres and styles of animation arranged for your viewing pleasure.

Saturday July 1, 2017 19:00 - 20:15
Glen 205

19:00

Mob Psycho 100 (AP)
Mob is a quiet unassuming boy who only wants to live a normal everyday life, a perfectly achievable goal if not for his immense psychic powers. Normally able to keeps his powers subdued, when his emotions peak things tend to explode.

Saturday July 1, 2017 19:00 - 20:15
Glen 202

19:00

Seiren (AP)
The series follows the interactions of Shoichi with his female classmates while he struggles with studying for his university entrance exams and doubts about his future.

Saturday July 1, 2017 19:00 - 20:15
Glen 201

19:00

Anime Things
Things you wouldn't expect to find in a Gundam. Things Speed Racer also has for accessories. Even Things you never suspected Naruto to use as a weapon. Come check out all our Anime Things!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 19:00 - 20:30
Telus 103

19:00

Puns and Determination
A Fun,Q & A panel based around Undertale with games and prizes. (and possibly memes)

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 19:00 - 20:30
Macleod E1

19:30

Basics of Japanese Language and Culture
Teaches the basics of Japanese such as pronunciation, basic sentences and vocabulary, prefixes, numbers, body language (such as proper bowing and what NOT to do with chopsticks) and regional holidays.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 19:30 - 20:30
Macleod E3

19:30

Cosplay Dating Game
Find the love of your life in our cosplay dating panel! Answer questions from our lovely bachelorettes and pray you get picked!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 19:30 - 20:30
Glen 209

19:30

Spotlight on Gaming Guests
Drunk Gaming's siblings Alli & Justin Speed join with The Runaway Guys' Chuggaconroy, Proton Jon, and NintendoCapriSun to bring you all the insight of their shared experiences as they talk about the world of presenting videogames as a new genre of entertainment. It's a +1 to knowledge and +5 to fun!

Speakers
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Drunk Gaming

Justin and Alli Speed take two things very seriously: booze and gaming. The only thing they take more seriously than those two things individually, is them in combination. In 2011, these siblings took their gaming experience to a whole new level by adding crappy costumes and lots of alcohol. I mean lots. They recorded it, posted it on the internet, and Drunk Gaming was born. The series has spanned several years, platforms, genres, and generations. Alli maintains a YouTube channel which includes vlogs, travel videos, gaming, and lifestyle content; Justin enjoys streaming on Twitch and helping to produce content on... Read More →
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The Runaway Guys

The Runaway Guys are a YouTube collaborative made up of Proton Jon, Chuggaaconroy and NintendoCapriSun. If you’re a fan of Let’s Plays, streams, speedruns or general gaming tomfoolery, you’ll be a fan of the Runaway Guys! https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRunawayGuys Proton Jon... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 19:30 - 20:30
Main Events

19:30

Monster hunter open season!
Come swing by and hunt with your fellow hunters from across Alberta!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 19:30 - 21:00
Glen 208

19:30

20:00

Cosplay Music Videos (CMVs)
Step into the world of Cosplay Music Videos. From storytelling to mind candy effects, take a journey on the other side of music video fandom.

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 20:00 - 21:00
Macleod E4

20:00

Korean Martial Arts Through History
More than just modern taekwondo, Korea has a deep and fascinating martial history. Learn about the roots of Korean martial arts, how they changed through history, and discover other modern Korean arts

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 20:00 - 21:00
Telus 101 - 102

20:00

Lolita Fashion 101
Interested in Lolita fashion? Come learn more about the style and the secret life of a Lolita.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 20:00 - 21:00
Macleod E2

20:00

Otafest Pokemon League - Conquest
In far away lands, Pokémon are used for war and conquest. Form a grand alliance that can wage war against other armies of Pokémon! advance and conquer the battle field to assume dominance!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 20:00 - 22:00
Glen 206

20:30

You Can't Say That on Yuri!!! On Ice with Jerry
If Yuri on Ice wasn't constrained to a PG rating, how would Victor's quips change? Let's find out!

Speakers
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Jerry Jewell

With over 150 credits to his name, Jerry Jewell can be heard in a wide variety of shows. He’s probably best known for his roles as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed, Barry the Chopper/Number 66 in Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Claire Stanfield in Baccano!, Russia in Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Lau in Black Butler. Recent roles include Aion in Show By Rock!!, Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free! Eternal Summer, Yuma Isogai in Assassination Classroom and most recently Kusuo Saiki in (The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K and Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!!! on Ice. Other popular roles include Lyon in Fairy Tail, Taira in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Kaworu Nagisa in the Evangelion movies: 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0, Happiness Bunny in Shin-Chan, Rin Tsuchimi in Shuffle, Zelman Clock in Black Blood Brothers, Dio in Casshern Sins, Suzaku and Jin in Yu Yu Hakusho, and Akito Hayama in Kodocha. He can also be heard in Dragon Ball, Eden of the East, Ouran High School Host Club, One Piece, Tsubasa, Trinity Blood, Soul Eater and a lot of other things that he may or may not remember or admit. Having worked as a voice actor for FUNimation since 2001, Jerry has taken on a different role at FUNimation, that of ADR Director. His first show was Blood C, followed by Shakugan no Shana III, Toriko, We Without Wings, Senran Kagura, Kamisama Kiss, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, episodes 313... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 20:30 - 21:30
Glen 203 - 204

20:30

ODD… (14P)
Does watching, let alone liking, this series put me on some kind of list? If not, it should. Who am I kidding, I'm already on it.

Saturday July 1, 2017 20:30 - 21:45
Glen 205

20:30

Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World From Zero- (14P)
Subaru is an ordinary high school student who is lost in an alternate world. Rescued by a beautiful, silver-haired girl, he stays near her to return the favor, but the destiny she is burdened with is more than Subaru can imagine.

Saturday July 1, 2017 20:30 - 21:45
Glen 202

20:30

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu (AP)
After seeing a Rakugo performance in prison, Kyoji has decided to dedicate his life to the art of storytelling. On the day of his release he tracks down a rakugo master and begs him to become his student.

Saturday July 1, 2017 20:30 - 21:45
Glen 201

21:00

Disney Sing-Along!
Come one, come all, and sing along with your favorite Disney songs!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 21:00 - 22:00
Macleod E3

21:00

Anime Caption This
Pictures, screenshots, cels, photobombs, and so much more. Get ready to caption some hilarious and awkward pictures in Anime Caption This!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 21:00 - 22:30
Macleod E1

21:00

Hetalia World Conference
Speed running games, quizzes, and Ask The Countries! A fun and engaging panel for any Hetalia fan!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 21:00 - 22:30
Telus 103

21:00

Sailormoon Werewolf
Sailor Moon Werewolf is back! Can the Sailor Scouts save the day or will the Negaverse rule all?

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 21:00 - Sunday July 2, 2017 00:00
Macleod A1

21:30

AMV Trailers
Anime parody trailers have spawned a whole new class of AMVs, and we've got an hour full of them! These trailers might even be more interesting than the originals!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 21:30 - 22:30
Macleod E4

21:30

A Paladin's Guide to the Galaxy
Join the paladins of Voltron as they teach you the ins and outs of surviving in space, as well as answer questions some may have about being the defenders of the universe!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 21:30 - 22:30
Glen 209

21:30

Zapp's Spaceship of Love: Critical Fail!
Do you like D&D? Do you hate D&D? Do you not care either way and just see a bunch of nerds embarrass themselves? Come join the Spaceship of Love crew as they take you through an interactive adventure!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 21:30 - 22:30
Telus 101 - 102

21:30

Nefariously Bad Fanfic Theatre
Last time, we ruined your childhoods and destroyed your perception of the Teletubbies forever. Join us for another round of horribly written fanfiction.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 21:30 - 23:00
Glen 208

21:30

The Ins and Outs of Visual Novels
Have any idea what a visual novel is? If not, this panel is perfect for you! Learn everything you need to know about them by test piloting various scenes from popular titles, including naughty ones!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 21:30 - 23:00
Macleod E2

21:30

Synaptic Chaos Theatre - 18+ Only Late Night Show
Synaptic Chaos Theatre goes BLUE! SCT lets loose with no-holds-barred comedy, where good taste is thrown to the curb and no topic is too taboo! Bring ID - you will be carded!

Speakers
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Synaptic Chaos Theatre

Synaptic Chaos Theatre is your friendly neighbourhood geek comedy troupe, specializing in live improv and semi-scripted comedy shows such as "Late Night Dub Fight" and "Doki-Doki Kyuu-Kyuu Challenge"! Formed in 2010 and boasting decades of improv experience amongst its members, S... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 21:30 - 23:00
Main Events

22:00

The Life Cycle of an Idol
Have you ever wanted to be an idol or been curious about how the Japanese idol industry works? Come learn about the lifespan of an idol, from the birth of a star to the symbolic death of graduation.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 22:00 - 23:00
Glen 203 - 204

22:00

Otafest Pokemon League - Battle Royale
Have you ever wondered which of our gym leaders were the strongest? Come watch as our gym leaders duke it out in a four-way, free-for-all tournament! Laud the victors! Humiliate the defeated! Learn their moves so you make take them down in the Pokémon League.

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 22:00 - 23:00
Glen 206

22:00

91 Days (14P)
During the Prohibition era, in the Lawless district the law has no power, the mafia rule the streets, and the illegally made liquor flows freely. Avilio lived in this district, but after the murder of his family, he went into hiding.

Saturday July 1, 2017 22:00 - 23:15
Glen 201

22:00

Drifters (14P)
In a parallel world mankind is locked in an endless war with the monsters of the land. In our world, when warriors of great renown and skill perish they are sent to that world to influence the course of that war – they are known as drifters.

Saturday July 1, 2017 22:00 - 23:15
Glen 202

22:00

WTF?!
The glorious return of a running favorite! This year with double the fun!

Saturday July 1, 2017 22:00 - 23:15
Glen 205

22:30

Top Anime Series!
Get ready to defend your favourite anime series! Join us as we nominate, argue and discuss the top anime series of all time!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 22:30 - 23:30
Macleod E3

22:30

Free Play Card Gaming
Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 22:30 - Sunday July 2, 2017 00:00
Macleod A2

23:00

RFA Party
Join the Mystic Messenger crew through an interactive improv adventure! Will you get the good or bad ending? It's all up to you.

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 23:00 - Sunday July 2, 2017 00:30
Telus 103

23:00

Con Horror Stories: Fellowship of the Creeps
Convention Horror Stories has returned! Con Horror Stories is a panel to share stories about weird, funny, creepy, and downright ridiculous things that occur during conventions. Relax and have fun!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 23:00 - Sunday July 2, 2017 00:30
Macleod E1

23:00

AMV Hell Marathon
Feel like you're missing AMV Hell in your life? We present some of the best segments of AMV Hell and its many imitators, from the 13 years of its existence, marathon style.

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 23:00 - Sunday July 2, 2017 01:00
Macleod E4

23:30

Jackbox Games with Otafest
Let's play party videogames with the Otafest crew! Whether it's trivia, mad libs, or straight-up deceit, it's all about getting the most points for the WIN!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 23:30 - Sunday July 2, 2017 00:30
Macleod E2

23:30

Anime Hentai Superfight
Come try out superfight - see what kind of risqué powers your favorite anime and hentai characters get involved in!

Speakers

Saturday July 1, 2017 23:30 - Sunday July 2, 2017 00:30
Glen 208

23:30

Synaptic Chaos Theatre - Late Night Dub Fight
Relive moments from your favourite cartoons, videogames, movies, TV shows, and anime, in a new and hilarious light. The Late-Night Dub-Fight pits members of Synaptic Chaos Theatre and Guests against each other to find out who can “improve” classic clips by redubbing them live with their imposing improv skills. No one knows what show host Ian Horner has up his sleeves, or what the cast members will say in this all-out assault on your funny bone.

Speakers
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Synaptic Chaos Theatre

Synaptic Chaos Theatre is your friendly neighbourhood geek comedy troupe, specializing in live improv and semi-scripted comedy shows such as "Late Night Dub Fight" and "Doki-Doki Kyuu-Kyuu Challenge"! Formed in 2010 and boasting decades of improv experience amongst its members, S... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 23:30 - Sunday July 2, 2017 00:30
Main Events

00:00

Five Nights at Freddy's - Theories and Timelines
New Job? Check. Pizza? Check? An array of psychotic haunted animal robots trying to kill you? Of course!_x000D_
Come find out what Freddy's is all about and discuss what theorists think really happened!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 00:00 - 01:00
Telus 101 - 102

00:00

Board Games at Night with Pips Boardgame Café
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 12am – 6am for board gaming provided by Pips Board Game Cafe! We'll also have anime marathoning nearby all night long when you want to watch more than participate!


Sunday July 2, 2017 00:00 - 06:00
Pips 24-Hour Lounge (Sun Alta 1)

01:30

Overnight AV Showings
Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 01:30 - 06:00
Sun Alta 3
 
Sunday, July 2
 

09:00

Competitive Videogame Tournament Finals
Come witness the culmination of the competitive fighting game tournaments! The Smash Brothers for Wii U finals will take place first, followed by the Smash Brothers Melee finals. You can also watch live online at the following links. twitch.tv/ssbuniversity twitch.tv/ZyrisTV twitch.tv/otafest

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 09:00 - 13:00
Main Events

10:00

Anime Fans in the Professional Workplace
How students and professionals in the workplace handle being in the anime/manga fandom; how to balance school/work with podcasting, cosplaying, and attending conventions.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 11:00
Macleod E2

10:00

Autographs with Jerry Jewell
Speakers
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Jerry Jewell

With over 150 credits to his name, Jerry Jewell can be heard in a wide variety of shows. He’s probably best known for his roles as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed, Barry the Chopper/Number 66 in Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Claire Stanfield in Baccano!, Russia in Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Lau in Black Butler. Recent roles include Aion in Show By Rock!!, Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free! Eternal Summer, Yuma Isogai in Assassination Classroom and most recently Kusuo Saiki in (The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K and Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!!! on Ice. Other popular roles include Lyon in Fairy Tail, Taira in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Kaworu Nagisa in the Evangelion movies: 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0, Happiness Bunny in Shin-Chan, Rin Tsuchimi in Shuffle, Zelman Clock in Black Blood Brothers, Dio in Casshern Sins, Suzaku and Jin in Yu Yu Hakusho, and Akito Hayama in Kodocha. He can also be heard in Dragon Ball, Eden of the East, Ouran High School Host Club, One Piece, Tsubasa, Trinity Blood, Soul Eater and a lot of other things that he may or may not remember or admit. Having worked as a voice actor for FUNimation since 2001, Jerry has taken on a different role at FUNimation, that of ADR Director. His first show was Blood C, followed by Shakugan no Shana III, Toriko, We Without Wings, Senran Kagura, Kamisama Kiss, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, episodes 313... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 11:00
Exhibitor Hall - Autograph Corner

10:00

Meet Reika in the Exhibitor Hall
Speakers
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Reika

REIKA (麗華) is one of the top ranking cosplayers from Japan. She is well renowned for her detailed and amazing handmade costumes and accurate portrayal of male characters from Anime and video games. Reika’s most popular cosplays include Victor (Yuri on Ice), Jinguji Ren (Uta no Princesama LOVE 1000%), Levi (Shingeki no Kyojin), and Hijikata Toshiro (Gintama). Reika is appearing at Otafest in association with J-Rock North Promotions Inc. [Nickname] Reika Arikawa [Birthday] November 26 [Sex] Female [Blood Type] O-type [Constellation] Sagittarius [Country] Japan [State] Osaka Prefecture [Hobby] Band Activity [Favorite Food] Tomatoes [People Who Like] Hijikata Toshizo [Favorite Place] Kyoto [Height] 160-165cm [World... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 11:00
Exhibitor Hall - Reika's Booth (E62)

10:00

Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto (AP)
First year high school student Sakamoto isn't just cool, he's the coolest! No matter what difficulties Sakamoto encounters, he moves through his high school life with confidence and class.

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 11:15
Glen 205

10:00

My Hero Academy (AP)
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.

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 11:15
Glen 201

10:00

Sweetness & Ligthning (AP)
A recently widowed father, Kohei, isn't very good a 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.

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 11:15
Glen 202

10:00

Pre-registration for Sunday Events
We'll be playing Yu-Gi-Oh!, Card fight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz, Force of Will, and Dragon Ball Z! Come learn to play, or join a tournament if you already do!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
Macleod A2

10:00

Autographs with Tracy, Ron & Jill
Speakers
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Jill Frappier

Jill Frappier is a veteran Canadian actor. Her professional career spans more than 45 years. Jill was born in Lord Louis Mountbatten’s stately home in England. She came to Canada 50 years ago to be one of the 20 British hostesses at the British pavilion at EXPO 67. She met her first husband Roger Frappier in the pavilion. They both had big dreams. Jill wanted to act; Roger wanted to make movies. She started her career in Montreal with film dubbing using the rhythm- band method and then began a long theatrical career. She has performed at Stratford and Shaw festivals and at almost every major theatre across Canada. Once she went... Read More →
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Tracey Moore

The Original voice of SAILOR MOON! Tracey Moore has been voicing leading roles in award winning cartoon series since 1980. Kids growing up in the 80s and 90s would have heard her in many of their favorite series including George Shrinks (George), Ned’s Newt (Ned), Legend of... Read More →
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Ron Rubin

For over thirty years Ron Rubin has been one of the busiest animation actors in the country. His voice can be heard on literally hundreds of cartoon series – from Marvel Comics and Warner Brothers to Disney and Anime. Ron worked with Stan Lee on the original X-Men (Morph) and Ave... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
Exhibitor Hall - Sailor Moon Booth (E59)

10:00

Forza 6 Leaderboard Tournament
Ready to go all out? Burn rubber in our Forza 6 leaderboard tournament presented by Microsoft! Take a seet in the official Forza Chair and steer your way to victory with the Official Forza Wheel! Prize for the winner of each round! Drop in whenever you'd like, you don't need to have played in previous rounds to compete.

# of Players: Drop-in (Each player can participate in multiple rounds, but can only win once per day.)

Tracks (Randomized):
- Lime Rock Park
- Road Atlanta
- Monza

Car (Randomized):
- Ford GT 2017
- Hummer H1 Alpha 2006
- Ferrari #1 Scuderia Ferrari 641 1990

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

10:00

AMV Contest - Non Finalist Showing
There's hundreds of AMVs but only so many winners; but that doesn't mean they're not any good. Gather round and watch the best of the rest, and recognize the hard work of the non-finalist entries.

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 14:00
Macleod E4

10:00

Meet Birdy in Artist Alley
Speakers
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Birdy

Randy Crisologo, also known as Birdy, is a Calgary based freelance illustrator whose works mainly gather elements from Anime & Fantasy & Video Game culture. Since first being introduced to anime in his childhood years, he began growing an interest in gaining some sort of individual super ability just like in the cartoons. With that being said he has a small history on YouTube from his initial Hair Tutorials to his illustrations and paintings. Graduating from The Alberta College of Art... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 15:30
Exhibitor Hall - Birdy's Table (A2)

10:00

Exhibitor Hall - Artist Alley, Autographs, Concession, Photo Booth, Sketch Drive, Vendors
Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 16:00
Exhibitor Hall

10:00

Just Dance, Passport, and Device Bar
Hang out at the Microsoft booth to play some games, check out the tech, and just chill with your friends! There may be prizes! ;)

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 16:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

10:00

Pokemon League - Gym Leader Battles
Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 18:00
Glen 206

10:00

Board Games with Fallcon
The Anime Board Game Room is designed for attendees to take a break from the hustle from cosplay and vendors to panels and showings! There are a lot of anime and Asian culture-inspired board games out in the market today, and this is a chance for folks to come in, sit down and learn one of these games! These events are hosted in association with Fallcon – check their website at fallcon.com!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 20:00
Macleod A1

10:00

Open Gaming
Open Gaming
It's back! Console gaming will be available in Macleod A! Drop in and have some fun!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 21:00
Macleod A3 - A4 (Console Gaming)

10:30

Anime Kahoot: Test Your Anime Knowledge
Answer questions showing off your knowledge of anime, play against your friends and see who can answer the question the quickest.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Macleod E3

11:00

Ai's Beach Party
Come join in the fun with your 5 favourite idols at Ai's Beach Party! Play Truth or Dare with Hiroomi, Limbo with Mirai, and win prizes with Ai, Akihito and Mitsuki!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Telus 103

11:00

The Top 5 Secrets to Being an Artist!
Want to know what professional artists are doing that makes their work stand out from the rest?

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Telus 101 - 102

11:00

Anime Wits and Wagers
Think you know a lot about anime? Wanna bet on it? Anime Wits & Wagers is back again with more trivia and bigger gambles. It's going to be fun, you can bet on it!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
Glen 209

11:00

Tokusatsu: Spandex Defects & Latex Rejects
An introduction to tokusatsu, the Japanese art of live-action special effects films and TV dramas that has gained international notice, often involving transforming heroes and/or giant monsters. A brief history of tokusatsu will be followed by an overview of currently running/recently aired series of the various flagship franchises (such as Kamen Rider and Ultraman), along with clips being played. There will be an open discussion of several topics ranging from homages in other media to the future of the industry, as well as a few games and group activities.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
Glen 203 - 204

11:00

How it's Made: Cosplay Edition
Local cosplayers and photographers have set up interactive exhibits for you to see some of their creativity behind the scenes. This is an up-close and personal look at the technical side of cosplay. Our goal is to bring the community together by sharing ideas, spreading the idea that anyone and everyone can participate in cosplay. Whether you're new to the community, or a seasoned veteran of the craft, you're bound to learn something!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 11:00 - 13:00
Macleod Lobby

11:00

Maid & Butler Café
Purchase a ticket to the Otafest Maid & Butler Café and join our maids and butlers for an hour of fun! Play games with us and enjoy a dance performance while snacking on desserts exclusive to the café. Afterwards, you'll also receive an exclusive goody bag as a souvenir to bring home!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 11:00 - 18:00
Telus 104 - 106

11:30

Medabots Dual 101
Learn how to play Medabots Dual and face your friends in combat.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
Macleod E2

11:30

The Dating Game; Anime Edition
The Dating Game is a fun, light-hearted panel where there will be rounds of characters asking questions and choosing from an unknown group of 3 volunteers to see who matches with who best.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
Glen 208

11:30

Fantastic Fights (14P)
A collection of fantastic and iconic fights spanning many genres and styles of animation arranged for your viewing pleasure.

Sunday July 2, 2017 11:30 - 12:45
Glen 205

11:30

Gabriel DropOut (AP)
The students of Heaven and Hell must attend high school on earth and Gabriel, top of her class in heaven, has just started high school. Her first challenge after arriving on earth: to save the citizens of her favorite MMO.

Sunday July 2, 2017 11:30 - 12:45
Glen 201

11:30

March Comes in Like a Lion (AP)
Rei is a 17-year old professional shōgi player, who lives by himself, no real family and scarcely any friends. Among his acquaintances is a family, which consists of a young woman, Akari, and two young girls, Hinata and Momo.

Sunday July 2, 2017 11:30 - 12:45
Glen 202

11:30

Autographs with Carolina Ravassa
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Carolina Ravassa

... boop! That’s right, Overwatch fans! Otafest is very pleased to announce our very first guest for 2017! Voice of the infamous Sombra from Blizzard’s Overwatch: Carolina Ravassa! Carolina is a quadrilingual actor, dancer and voice over artist fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian with a passion for acting and an addiction to salsa dancing. After spending her childhood in the US and Colombia, Carolina then went on to study in Spain and Italy, and then discovered the power of socio-political change through Theatre of the Oppressed with Augusto Boal in Brazil. With a Theatre Arts degree from Boston College, she then continued her film studies at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 11:30 - 13:00
Exhibitor Hall - Autograph Corner

12:00

5 Star Review: Finding High Quality Wigs on eBay
Want to save money on wigs but are wary of shopping online? Come learn everything you need to know from two self-proclaimed eBay champions and win prizes if the (eBay) price is right!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Macleod E3

12:00

Halo 5 Free For All Tournament
Are you a master chef? Well, the chief doesn't care! There's no time for cooking when you're busy pummeling your opponents into the ground and reigning supreme with some cool Microsoft swag!

# of Players: 4 (Pre-registration and/or drop-in)
Number of Rounds: 3
Time Limit per round: 15 Minutes
Game Type: Slayer
Respawn: 5 Seconds
Maps: Random

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Exhibitor Hall - Microsoft Booth (E9)

12:00

Yugioh Teams Tournament
Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00 - 16:30
Macleod A2

12:00

Hangout Space
The SunAlta Rooftop Patio is a casual, Otafest-exclusive hangout place on the Marriott's second floor for you to take a load off in between panels and shopping! The patio is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat, take a break, and chill with your friends! Come by and enjoy the view; watch all of Stephen Ave pass by below! Music! Food! Beverages! All ages welcome! Over 18? We'll also have liquor available! Please enjoy responsibly; if overly intoxicated, you will be asked to leave. Don't forget your ID!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00 - 17:30
Marriott Patio

12:00

Streamer's Lounge
Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00 - 18:00
Pips 24-Hour Lounge (Sun Alta 1 - 3)

12:30

Creation of a Character: beginners course.
Creating a good character can be difficult for use in D&D/LARP/writing. We'll look at the different tropes you can apply to your character and make them genuinely interesting.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Telus 101 - 102

12:30

Voiceover - Voicing the World
What is it like to be a voice talent around the world? _x000D_
_x000D_
An introduction to international voiceover and why your accent and language is no longer a barrier.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Telus 103

13:00

First Love Monster (AP)
You can't always choose your first love; sometimes you get lucky, other times you strike out. For Kaho Nikaido, who dreamed of meeting her first love, it has gone terribly wrong.

Sunday July 2, 2017 13:00 - 14:15
Glen 202

13:00

Food Wars! The Second Plate (AP)
The Autumn Tournament has begun and with it the cooking battles to determine who the best cook amongst the first year chefs are reaching dazzling new heights.

Sunday July 2, 2017 13:00 - 14:15
Glen 201

13:00

Yankee-kun to Megane-chan [Live Action] (AP)
Shinagawa Daichi is a high school delinquent who just wants to be left alone. However class rep Adachi Hana will stop at nothing to get him to be involved in his school and lead an enjoyable school life.

Sunday July 2, 2017 13:00 - 14:15
Glen 205

13:00

Anime EDGE
Anime EDGE is back with more insanity than before. Imagine if you combined End of Evangelion with Azumanga Daioh, with a heavy dose of Excel Saga, and then shot of out Pinkie Pie's party cannon into a blender.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 13:00 - 14:30
Glen 209

13:00

Live Voice Acting Workshop with Tracey Moore
As well as her voice acting roles like Serena in Sailor Moon, Shrieky in Care Bears, George in George Shrinks, and Princess Peach in Mario Bros.; for 30 years Tracey Moore has been a casting and voice director for some of North Americas biggest production houses. Audience members will be on-mic using real, iconic scripts from the shows you love. Get feedback, industry tips, and ask away in Q&A!

Sunday July 2, 2017 13:00 - 14:30
Glen 203 - 204

13:00

Synaptic Chaos Theatre - Improv for Roleplayers
Every RPG has one - the rules lawyer, the minmaxer, the game-destroyer. Synaptic Chaos Theatre has the cure for your RPG woes - IMPROV! Join SCT for a talk on how improv rules can turn your campaign from party-loss into legend!

Speakers
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Synaptic Chaos Theatre

Synaptic Chaos Theatre is your friendly neighbourhood geek comedy troupe, specializing in live improv and semi-scripted comedy shows such as "Late Night Dub Fight" and "Doki-Doki Kyuu-Kyuu Challenge"! Formed in 2010 and boasting decades of improv experience amongst its members, S... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 13:00 - 14:30
Macleod E2

13:00

Meet Reika in the Exhibitor Hall
Speakers
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Reika

REIKA (麗華) is one of the top ranking cosplayers from Japan. She is well renowned for her detailed and amazing handmade costumes and accurate portrayal of male characters from Anime and video games. Reika’s most popular cosplays include Victor (Yuri on Ice), Jinguji Ren (Uta no Princesama LOVE 1000%), Levi (Shingeki no Kyojin), and Hijikata Toshiro (Gintama). Reika is appearing at Otafest in association with J-Rock North Promotions Inc. [Nickname] Reika Arikawa [Birthday] November 26 [Sex] Female [Blood Type] O-type [Constellation] Sagittarius [Country] Japan [State] Osaka Prefecture [Hobby] Band Activity [Favorite Food] Tomatoes [People Who Like] Hijikata Toshizo [Favorite Place] Kyoto [Height] 160-165cm [World... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 13:00 - 15:30
Exhibitor Hall - Reika's Booth (E62)

13:00

Pokemon Tournament
Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 13:00 - 16:30
Macleod A2

13:00

Auction & Charity Auction
This is the place to come for a chance to pick up bargain deals on new/gently used anime memorabilia! No boring “silent auction” stuff here - come for the deals, stay for the foul-mouthed insanity! 18+ only – ID will be checked at the door.

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 13:00 - 18:00
Macleod E1

13:30

Autographs with Drunk Gaming
Speakers
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Drunk Gaming

Justin and Alli Speed take two things very seriously: booze and gaming. The only thing they take more seriously than those two things individually, is them in combination. In 2011, these siblings took their gaming experience to a whole new level by adding crappy costumes and lots of alcohol. I mean lots. They recorded it, posted it on the internet, and Drunk Gaming was born. The series has spanned several years, platforms, genres, and generations. Alli maintains a YouTube channel which includes vlogs, travel videos, gaming, and lifestyle content; Justin enjoys streaming on Twitch and helping to produce content on... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Exhibitor Hall - Autograph Corner

13:30

Otafest Idol Finalists
Witness Otafest Idol 2017's top vocalists vie for the top position in the spotlight. Witness their talents live onstage and cheer on your favourite performers to become the Idol Champion!

Speakers
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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Main Events

13:30

Dance Dance Revolution!
Revisit the rhythm-based arcade classic that ate through your rolls of quarters since 1998! We've got hundreds of songs to play through! (No quarters required, please leave your shoes at the door.)

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Macleod E3

14:00

IDOLiSH7: Setting a New Stage for Male Idol Series
Learn about IDOLiSH7 and what sets it apart from other male idol mobile games. With character design by Arina Tanemura, dynamic plot, and an industry-focused perspective, you wont be disappointed!

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Telus 101 - 102

14:00

Mystery Flavour Challenge
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.

Speakers

Sunday July 2, 2017 14:00 - 15:30
Telus 103

14:00

Meet Gladzy in Artist Alley
Speakers
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Gladzy Kei

Gladzy Kei is an illustrator, character designer and cosplayer from right here in Calgary, Alberta. Gladzy came from the Philippines to Canada with her family back in 2009. She graduated from Alberta College of Art & Design with a Bachelor’s of Design Degree majoring in Illustration. She is now working as a full-time sculptor at a studio in Calgary that does fabrication for characters, large scale props, and creative interior and exterior... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 14:00 - 16:00
Exhibitor Hall - Gladzy's Table (A1)

14:30

Autographs with The Runaway Guys
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The Runaway Guys

The Runaway Guys are a YouTube collaborative made up of Proton Jon, Chuggaaconroy and NintendoCapriSun. If you’re a fan of Let’s Plays, streams, speedruns or general gaming tomfoolery, you’ll be a fan of the Runaway Guys! https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRunawayGuys Proton Jon... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Exhibitor Hall - Autograph Corner

14:30

Fantastic Fights (14P)
A collection of fantastic and iconic fights spanning many genres and styles of animation arranged for your viewing pleasure.

Sunday July 2, 2017 14:30 - 15:45
Glen 205

14:30

Masamune-kun's Revenge (AP)
When Masamune confessed to his first love she ruthlessly mocked him for being obese. From that point on he dedicated himself to weight loss and fitness just to get his revenge; making her fall in love with him and dumping her publically.

Sunday July 2, 2017 14:30 - 15:45
Glen 202

14:30

Mobile Suit Gundam - Iron-Blooded Orphans S2 (14P)
Learning about the world on her journey to Earth, Kudelia founds Admoss Company to strive for the financial independence of Mars. However peace is not easily achieved and various new factions are now targeting her.

Sunday July 2, 2017 14:30 - 15:45
Glen 201

14:30

Autographs with Tracy, Ron & Jill
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Jill Frappier

Jill Frappier is a veteran Canadian actor. Her professional career spans more than 45 years. Jill was born in Lord Louis Mountbatten’s stately home in England. She came to Canada 50 years ago to be one of the 20 British hostesses at the British pavilion at EXPO 67. She met her first husband Roger Frappier in the pavilion. They both had big dreams. Jill wanted to act; Roger wanted to make movies. She started her career in Montreal with film dubbing using the rhythm- band method and then began a long theatrical career. She has performed at Stratford and Shaw festivals and at almost every major theatre across Canada. Once she went... Read More →
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Tracey Moore

The Original voice of SAILOR MOON! Tracey Moore has been voicing leading roles in award winning cartoon series since 1980. Kids growing up in the 80s and 90s would have heard her in many of their favorite series including George Shrinks (George), Ned’s Newt (Ned), Legend of... Read More →
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Ron Rubin

For over thirty years Ron Rubin has been one of the busiest animation actors in the country. His voice can be heard on literally hundreds of cartoon series – from Marvel Comics and Warner Brothers to Disney and Anime. Ron worked with Stan Lee on the original X-Men (Morph) and Ave... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
Exhibitor Hall - Sailor Moon Booth (E59)

14:30

On the Mic Voice Over Adventure 2
Ever wondered what it is like to actually dub an anime? Join seasoned voice over professionals in an interactive panel in which you and room participants will learn the basics of dubbing. Participation of attendees is mandatory!

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Sunday July 2, 2017 14:30 - 16:30
Glen 208

14:30

Princess Mononoke (14P)
When prince Ashitaka slew the raging boar god that threatened his village he was cursed to be consumed by hatred until his death. Exiled from his village, he retraces the boar's path in hopes of finding a cure for his curse.

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 14:30 - 17:00
Macleod E4

14:30

15:00

AMV Contest - Winners
The winning entries in every AMV Contest category. The cleverest clips, the smoothest transitions, the biggest laughs, the tenderest moments, all set to music that matches it perfectly are what you'll find here so give the creators the recognition they deserve.

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Main Events

15:00

Guess that video game song
Guess That Videogame Song is back again with some new twists! Get your gamer knowledge ready, see how many you can name, and win epic prizes!

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Sunday July 2, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Glen 209

15:00

Zapp's Spaceship of Love: How to Panel!
Ever wanted to host a panel, but don't know how to talk to girls, let alone people? Come join our panel experts and hear how they routinely put on panels in front of audiences of 1000 strong!

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Sunday July 2, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Macleod E2

15:30

Family Feud
Think you know the anime community? Come test your knowledge and prove that your con family knows more than the other team!

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Sunday July 2, 2017 15:30 - 16:30
Macleod E3

15:30

Lolita Fashion Show
Interested in Lolita Fashion? Come see our beautiful models showcase a variety of what the culture has to offer!

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Sunday July 2, 2017 15:30 - 17:00
Telus 101 - 102

16:00

Q&A With Reika
Reika Arikawa, famous worldwide for her accurate and skilled portrayal of your favourite fictional characters is here in the flesh to answer all your question about the hobby at a professional level. Makeup, fabric choices, networking, lifestyle choices - it's your chance to get Reika's unique perspective.

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Reika

REIKA (麗華) is one of the top ranking cosplayers from Japan. She is well renowned for her detailed and amazing handmade costumes and accurate portrayal of male characters from Anime and video games. Reika’s most popular cosplays include Victor (Yuri on Ice), Jinguji Ren (Uta no Princesama LOVE 1000%), Levi (Shingeki no Kyojin), and Hijikata Toshiro (Gintama). Reika is appearing at Otafest in association with J-Rock North Promotions Inc. [Nickname] Reika Arikawa [Birthday] November 26 [Sex] Female [Blood Type] O-type [Constellation] Sagittarius [Country] Japan [State] Osaka Prefecture [Hobby] Band Activity [Favorite Food] Tomatoes [People Who Like] Hijikata Toshizo [Favorite Place] Kyoto [Height] 160-165cm [World... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
Glen 203 - 204

16:00

Kiss Him. Not Me! (AP)
Kae, an overweight fujoshi, locked herself in her room and lost the weight from the shock of her favorite characters death. When she returns to school, four attractive boys ask her out, but all Kae wants is to see them kiss each other.

Sunday July 2, 2017 16:00 - 17:15
Glen 202

16:00

The Saga of Tanya the Evil (14P)
An everyday salaryman has angered the Gods with his utter lack of faith in them and their purpose in the modern world. To punish him, they've had him reincarnated as a blonde haired magical girl in the midst of World War One.

Sunday July 2, 2017 16:00 - 17:15
Glen 201

16:00

Wakako Zake [Live Action] (14P)
Wakako, a 26-year-old office lady, gets through her busy life one day at a time - with the help of various Japanese comfort foods. Each episode highlights a different kind of drink and food combination and the best way to enjoy each of them.

Sunday July 2, 2017 16:00 - 17:15
Glen 205

16:00

16:30

Male Idol & Musical Live
Male Idol Japanese anime and games started getting popular since Uta no Prince-sama. Join us to experience 13 different anime and games about male idols/musicals!

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Sunday July 2, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Macleod E2

16:30

Draw, Birdy! Draw!
Time to watch a master at work!

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Birdy

Randy Crisologo, also known as Birdy, is a Calgary based freelance illustrator whose works mainly gather elements from Anime & Fantasy & Video Game culture. Since first being introduced to anime in his childhood years, he began growing an interest in gaining some sort of individual super ability just like in the cartoons. With that being said he has a small history on YouTube from his initial Hair Tutorials to his illustrations and paintings. Graduating from The Alberta College of Art... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Glen 209

16:30

Overwatch with Sombra & Special Guests
How well can Team Otafest play Overwatch when Sombra's there, critiquing their every move?

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Carolina Ravassa

... boop! That’s right, Overwatch fans! Otafest is very pleased to announce our very first guest for 2017! Voice of the infamous Sombra from Blizzard’s Overwatch: Carolina Ravassa! Carolina is a quadrilingual actor, dancer and voice over artist fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian with a passion for acting and an addiction to salsa dancing. After spending her childhood in the US and Colombia, Carolina then went on to study in Spain and Italy, and then discovered the power of socio-political change through Theatre of the Oppressed with Augusto Boal in Brazil. With a Theatre Arts degree from Boston College, she then continued her film studies at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Pips 24-Hour Lounge (Sun Alta 1 - 3)

16:30

Overwatch with Sombra OVERFLOW
This is the overflow room for the Overwatch game!  If the Streamer's lounge gets filled to capacity, we will have the stream playing in the gaming room for your enjoyment!

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Macleod A3 - A4 (Console Gaming)

16:30

Synaptic Chaos Theatre - All Ages Improv Show
Get set for the BIG SHOW! Synaptic Chaos Theatre takes the stage to blow you away with razor-sharp, rapid-fire improv comedy, with the anime twist that you, the audience, provides!

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Synaptic Chaos Theatre

Synaptic Chaos Theatre is your friendly neighbourhood geek comedy troupe, specializing in live improv and semi-scripted comedy shows such as "Late Night Dub Fight" and "Doki-Doki Kyuu-Kyuu Challenge"! Formed in 2010 and boasting decades of improv experience amongst its members, S... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
Main Events

17:00

Evolution of Memes
Memes have a history that reach beyond the conception of the internet. Learn about how our ancestors being memers helped humankind evolve to where it is today.

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Sunday July 2, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Macleod E3

17:00

Kofuku's Picnic Party
All you half-phantoms out there, head on down to Kofuku's picnic party! We got lots of snacks, prizes and fun games for everyone! We will be playing lots of games and doing a Q/A!

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Sunday July 2, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Telus 103

17:30

Cosplay and Anime Trends in Alberta
Come join me for some fun as we have a in depth conversation about cosplay and anime trends in Alberta.

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Sunday July 2, 2017 17:30 - 18:30
Macleod E4

17:30

Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle Tips & Discussion
Learn about the Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle mobile game! From basic strategies to live demos, learn how to become the best in the Universe!

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Sunday July 2, 2017 17:30 - 18:30
Telus 101 - 102

17:30

Make Bento Banzai Great Again
Bento Banzai is YUGE! Spicest, sourest, bitterest, it's the best. We know we host the best food gameshow. We know you'll love it. Other food gameshows are just hard-working, unsuccessful circuses. Sad!

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Sunday July 2, 2017 17:30 - 18:30
Glen 203 - 204

17:30

The Dragon Dentist (14P)
When people die their souls return to and pass through the teeth of the great dragon. Occasionally, a soul emerges from the teeth, returned to the land of the living, where they become Dragon Dentists.

Sunday July 2, 2017 17:30 - 18:45
Glen 202

17:30

WTF?!
The glorious return of a running favorite! This year with double the fun!

Sunday July 2, 2017 17:30 - 18:45
Glen 205

17:30

Yuri!!! on Ice (AP)
Yuri Katsuki is the best ranked male figure skater in Japan but after a crushing loss at the Grand Prix Finals he returns home and contemplates retirement. Just as he is about to give up on his dream his idol Victor appears before him and offers to be his coach.

Sunday July 2, 2017 17:30 - 18:45
Glen 201

18:00

Convention Horror Stories (PG)
Got a convention horror story you wanna tell to the world? Wanna hear other's daring tales of misadventure? Then this is the panel for you!

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Sunday July 2, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
Glen 209

18:00

Recent BL Games panels
Do you play yaoi/BL visual novel games? Or maybe you're interested in finding a new one to play later? Come to this interactive panel to find out more! We will talk about more than 20 different entries in the genre.

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Sunday July 2, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
Macleod E2

18:30

So you wanna make a webcomic?
Ever wondered what it takes to publish a successful webcomic? Achiru has been a webcomic creator for thirteen years and she's here to share her web wisdom with you.

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Sunday July 2, 2017 18:30 - 19:30
Macleod E3

18:30

Otafest Pokemon League - Poke Pictionary
Who's that Pokémon? Put your drawing and guessing skills to the test in Poké-pictionary, and see if your knowledge of Pokémon appearances can help you win!

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 18:30 - 19:30
Glen 206

19:00

Kpop Appreciation Hour
Play and watch K-Pop games, videos, and hang out with other fans!

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Sunday July 2, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
Glen 203 - 204

19:00

Ultimate Despair Murder Mystery
Here comes the class trial! Join the cast of Super Dangan Ronpa 2 in this brand new, interactive, despair filled scenario! Can you figure who is the killer?

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Sunday July 2, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
Macleod E4

19:00

Free Play Card Gaming
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Sunday July 2, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
Macleod A2

19:00

Closing Ceremonies
Otafest is *nearly* over!? Not when there are still awards to be handed out! Come to the awards ceremony, where all the winners to all the contests will be announced and prizes are given. It might be your name coming out of those speakers, or cheer on your friends and our fantastic community!

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
Main Events

20:00

Feedback Panel
Otafest has been running for nearly 2 decades, and we couldn't do it without your help. Our annual feedback panel guarantees a venu where any patron can voice their suggestions, constructive criticisms, (and even accolades?) to help our organization see from a new perspective and address past and future issues. We're listening.

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 20:00 - 21:00
Macleod E1

20:00

Otafest Pokemon League - Stuffie Stitching
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.

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Otafest

Otafest
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 com... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 20:00 - 21:00
Glen 206