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Thursday, May 16
 

4:00pm

Online Ticket Pickup (Pre-Purchased Tickets ONLY)
Bought your tickets already? Pick your wristband up early and don't worry about lines on Friday! Don't have tickets yet? You can buy online up until May 15 or buy at the door starting Friday at 8:00am!

Can't make it on Thursday? That's okay! Head over to the Admissions area (#1 on the map) during any time the desk is open on Fri-Sun! There's a separate pre-registration pickup area for you.

Thursday May 16, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Otafest Bakery and Goods (Map #20)
 
Friday, May 17
 

8:00am

10:00am

Rocky Mountain Model Club Maker Room Open
If there’s anything you ever wanted to know about model building, or if you wanted to try your hand at building your very own Gundam model, the Rocky Mountain Model Club’s model room is the place for you to go!

Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Model Builders’ Lounge (Map #36)

10:00am

Meet Hyoken Seisou in Artist Alley!
Visit Hyoken Seisou at her table in Artist Alley!

Speakers
avatar for Hyoken Seisou

Hyoken Seisou

Izy Cheung (aka Hyoken Seisou) is a traditional artist and costume maker specializing in non-humanoid character costumes, such as Disney's Stitch and Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon. She is a veteran con-goer and prominent member of the Otafest community. She holds an impressive... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 1:30pm
Artist Alley - Table V5

10:00am

FAKKU in the Exhibitor Hall!
Visit FAKKU at their booth in the Exhibitor Hall!

Speakers
avatar for Fakku

Fakku

FAKKU is the largest English-language hentai publisher in the world. FAKKU's mission is to provide fans worldwide with translated, uncensored erotic content from Japan--now including anime and eroge!


Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 2:30pm
Exhibitor Hall - Booth K3

10:00am

Gym Battles (Pokemon League)
Continue your Pokémon adventure and earn a new set of badges! Come challenge our own Gym Leaders and Elite 4.

Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
Pokemon League (Map #25)

10:00am

Exhibitor Hall Open
Including the Exhibitors, Artist Alley, and Sketch Drive

Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
Exhibitor Hall

10:30am

Calssara - Autographs
Speakers
avatar for Calssara

Calssara

(Photo: Snowgrimm)Calssara is a cosplayer from Germany who loves to cosplay and has been active since 2004. She was Germany’s representative for World Cosplay Summit (WCS) in 2009 and 2011. She has also represented her country in the European Cosplay Gathering (ECG), one of the... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Autograph Corner (Map #35)

10:30am

Open Board Games
Opening Gaming!

Friday May 17, 2019 10:30am - 11:30pm
Gaming (Map #4)

10:30am

Open Card Gaming
Opening Gaming!

Friday May 17, 2019 10:30am - 11:30pm
Gaming (Map #4)

10:30am

Open Video Gaming
Opening Gaming!

Friday May 17, 2019 10:30am - 11:30pm
Gaming (Map #4)

11:00am

Good Boys in Anime
An overview of famous dogs from Japan and the use of dogs as characters in media.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panels 2 (Map #18)

11:00am

Bootleg 101 with Jinnie McManus
Join anime convention circuit veteran, Jinnie McManus, and get some tips and tricks on how to spot and avoid bootleg merchandise!

Speakers
avatar for Jinnie McManus

Jinnie McManus

A. "Jinnie" McManus was born in South Korea and raised in Aurora, CO. An admitted anime newbie, she fell in love with anime conventions at first sight and never looked back. This is her sixteenth year as a high-level convention volunteer staffer, spanning both coasts of the US and... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

11:00am

Ultimate Smash Bros. Amiibo Fight
Bring your favourite amiibo or hope one of the announcers owns your favourite character! Enter him into the AMIIBO TOURNAMENT AND CLIMB to the top !

Note: This is NOT the Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. Click here for dates and times.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

11:00am

ProZD - Autographs
Autographs with ProZD

Speakers
avatar for ProZD

ProZD

SungWon Cho (aka ProZD) is an actor and YouTuber specializing in gaming and geek culture who originally emerged from the Vine comedy scene. Among his most popular videos are comedic sketches parodying anime, games and movies, many of which reach over 5M views. He’s appeared as a... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Autograph Corner (Map #35)

11:00am

Wendee Lee - Autographs
Autographs with Wendee Lee

Speakers
avatar for Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee has 547 credits including over 300 anime roles to her name, having enraptured anime fans with popular performances spanning four decades!Starting in the 1980s, Wendee helped popularize anime through key roles in pioneering classics as Akira (Kei), Robotech (Vanessa Leeds... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Autograph Corner (Map #35)

11:00am

ORA ORA!! Kono BENTO BANZAI da! Yare yare daze...
It was me, BENTO BANZAI, all along! Improvise, adapt & overcome our insane FOOD CHALLENGES in order to win questionable prizes of variable quality and immeasurably short-term fame and temporary glory!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

11:00am

AMV Showcase
We’ve reached into our grab-bag and come up with a choice selection of AMV awesomeness from all over the world, some of which might never have been seen before.

Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
AMV Room (Map #8)

11:00am

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 May 17, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

11:00am

Yu-Gi-Oh Duelist Kingdom Tournament
Start the tournament with 2 starchips, and battle oppoenents to win their starchips! The player with the most starchips at the end wins.

Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 2:30pm
Card Gaming (Map #4)

11:00am

Cosplay Lounge Open
Cosplayers, need a place to rest your feet or make some emergency repairs? Head on over to the Cosplay Lounge! This is a free flow room where you can come at any time!

Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 7:00pm
Cosplay Lounge (Map #37)

11:30am

Hakuouki: Panel of the Shinsengumi
For fans of the Shinsengumi and Hakuouki alike! Join some of your cast favourites for a trip through time in a history lesson all about the Wolves of Mibu, and maybe a dating game or two.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

12:00pm

Cosplayers Need Photos by Calssara Cosplay!
Taking great pics of your cosplay costumes is important for any cosplayer. The best way to show your craftsmanship and cosplay skills will be posed photographs on your social media. But how do I get these photos? Do I have to wait till a great photographer asks me to work with him/ her/them? How do I find suitable locations? Where am I allowed to shoot? What happens if I don’t feel good about my photos? And how do I manage all of this together with my friends? This panel will explain from start to the finish how the process of cosplay photography works.

Speakers
avatar for Calssara

Calssara

(Photo: Snowgrimm)Calssara is a cosplayer from Germany who loves to cosplay and has been active since 2004. She was Germany’s representative for World Cosplay Summit (WCS) in 2009 and 2011. She has also represented her country in the European Cosplay Gathering (ECG), one of the... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

12:00pm

Pokemon Go Walk
Come take a tour and play Pokémon Go ! We will be leaving at 12pm sharp to walk the nearby Pokéstops and gyms. If we're lucky maybe we'll catch a legendary Pokémon!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pokemon League (Map #25)

12:00pm

Heart of Crown - Demo
Heart of Crown is an Anime themed deck building game about rival princesses vying for the throne. Acquire lands and allies to fortify your claim and call for a coronation before your rivals.

Friday May 17, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Board Gaming (Map #4)

12:00pm

Microsoft Jump Force Tournament (Heat 1)
Open to all! Settle the score on which anime characters triumph with the Microsoft Store at Otafest. Top 3 players from each heat move on to the finals on Sunday at 1pm!

Exhibitors

Friday May 17, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Exhibitor Hall - Booth A1

12:00pm

Otafest Idol Preliminaires
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 2019?

Friday May 17, 2019 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Panels 1 (Map #5)

12:30pm

Animating Accessibility: Sight and Sound
Let's take a peek into this unusual topic and uncover how deafness and blindness are employed in anime and manga. You may even come across a new anime to try!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Panels 2 (Map #18)

12:30pm

Am I Doki Doki Yet?
Sayori, Natsuki, or Yuri. Who will you choose? Come join us for poems, snacks and a surprise!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

12:30pm

Surf's Up: My Favourite Anime?
GUESS WHO'S BACK? Join us in a completely re-vamped experience to reclaim Surf's Up as your favourite anime! Discover cinematic enlightenment when we dive into all things surfing and flightless birds.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

1:00pm

Stories from the Other Side
Veteran Otafest Staffer and Emergency Responder Brendan shares some of the humorous, absurd and entertaining stories from Conventions and Career.  Take a look behind the curtain...if you dare.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

1:00pm

Navigating the World of Cosplay
A comprehensive Q&A panel for cosplay beginners and veterans alike. From costumes to wigs, buying vs. making, competitions, and how to navigate the convention scene. Got questions? Get answers.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

1:00pm

Gundam Building Panel
Join the Rocky Mountain Model club as they help teach you how to build a Gundam! Bring that garage kit that's been on your shelf for years, or come try one of our starter kits.
This event is sponsored by AKB Pop, who will have a limited amount of Gundam models daily for new model-ers who want to try their hand! Follow AKB Pop on Facebook at facebook.com/AKBPoP/ !



Friday May 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Model Builders’ Lounge (Map #36)

1:00pm

Hinamatsuri (AP)
A super-powered girl named Hina suddenly appears in Nitta's room, a young member of the local yakuza. When she threatens him with her extraordinary powers, they end up living together. Now their relationship is heading in another direction... father and daughter.

Friday May 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

1:00pm

Hinomaru Sumo (AP)
Ushio Hinomaru has decided he will join the Oodachi High School Sumo club. In a sport where ‘big’ and ‘heavy’ are the unwritten rules, his small frame and physique don’t seem to belong but he’s got the drive to make it big!

Friday May 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

1:00pm

How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord (14P)
Takuma Sakamoto, the most powerful player in the MMORPG Cross Reverie, is referred to as the ‘Demon Lord’ by all other players. Now he finds himself summoned into a new magical world with the same appearance of his player character and all his stats and skills – a new adventure begins.

Friday May 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Anime Theatre 2 (Map #7)

1:00pm

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn - Autographs
Autographs with Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Speakers
avatar for Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she portrayed Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Autograph Corner (Map #35)

1:00pm

Steve Blum - Autographs
Autographs with Steve Blum

Speakers
avatar for Steve Blum

Steve Blum

With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Veteran Voice Monkey Steve Blum is best known as the voice of "Spike Spiegel" from Cowboy Bebop, "Wolverine" from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Autograph Corner (Map #35)

1:00pm

The Slants in the Exhibitor Hall!
Visit The Slants at their booth in the Exhibitor Hall!

Speakers
avatar for The Slants

The Slants

The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is "not to be missed" (The Westword). The Willamette Week says "While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Exhibitor Hall - Booth F6

1:00pm

Rocky Mountain Model Club Maker Room Open
If there’s anything you ever wanted to know about model building, or if you wanted to try your hand at building your very own Gundam model, the Rocky Mountain Model Club’s model room is the place for you to go!

Friday May 17, 2019 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Model Builders’ Lounge (Map #36)

1:00pm

Apex Legends
Apex Legends Tournament and Open Play

Friday May 17, 2019 1:00pm - 6:30pm
Video Gaming (Map #4)

1:30pm

Linkin Park AMV Tribute
In 2017, the AMV community felt a major blow at the passing of Linkin Park’s lead vocalist Chester Bennington. Please join us as we remember and pay homage with AMVs made of his and his band’s music.

Speakers
avatar for Rider4Z

Rider4Z

Rider4Z, co-founder with her husband Stryyder of Otaku Lounge Productions, is a well-known editor in the AMV community. She has been editing for over 15 years and has produced over 50 award winning videos ranging from music videos to parody trailers. She specializes in AMV Contest... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
AMV Room (Map #8)

1:30pm

ProZD - A Q&A!
Ask ProZD all your burning questions!

Speakers
avatar for ProZD

ProZD

SungWon Cho (aka ProZD) is an actor and YouTuber specializing in gaming and geek culture who originally emerged from the Vine comedy scene. Among his most popular videos are comedic sketches parodying anime, games and movies, many of which reach over 5M views. He’s appeared as a... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

1:30pm

Fake Artist Goes to Otafest
The Fake Artist returns! 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. Will they get caught?

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

2:00pm

Cooking with Sanji: Sushi
Come on board and bring along all of your cravings! Raise the sails and grab a plate. Blackleg Sanji, cook of the infamous Strawhat Pirates, will show you how to make sushi.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

2:00pm

How Japanese is our Anime?
Now is a great time to be a North American anime fan, but how did we get here? Join us for an enlightening talk on the shifting definitions, appeals, and influences of contemporary anime!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panels 2 (Map #18)

2:00pm

The Arcana Fan Meetup
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2270059899923064
IMPORTANT: In the event of inclement weather, your host will provide updates to the meetup point through this Facebook event.

All meetups begin at the official meetup location. Organizers will remain there for at least 15 minutes to allow people who may be running late a chance to join in. After the first 15 minutes, the meetup may move off site for photos, socialization, or to continue the meetup, at the discretion and responsibility of the organizer.

Friday May 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Marriott Patio (Map #40)

2:00pm

Welcome To... Tournament
Welcome To... is a game about small town America in the 1950s. Players take the role of architects trying to build the best new town, flipping cards and placing numbers on homes to score points and complete goals.

Friday May 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Board Gaming (Map #4)

2:00pm

Microsoft Jump Force Tournament (Heat 2)
Open to all! Settle the score on which anime characters triumph with the Microsoft Store at Otafest. Top 3 players from each heat move on to the finals on Sunday at 1pm!

Exhibitors

Friday May 17, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Exhibitor Hall - Booth A2

2:30pm

Name That Touhou Tune
Get ready to test your knowledge on a wide selection of Touhou tunes composed by ZUN and Doujin Circles.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

2:30pm

Harukana Receive (AP)
Haruka is a girl who with a complex about how tall she is compared to others, Kanata is about to give up on beach volleyball because she is too short. With Haruka's height and Kanata's experience, the two girls form a pair to play beach volleyball in Okinawa.

Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Anime Theatre 2 (Map #7)

2:30pm

My Sweet Tyrant (AP)
Akkun is an extreme tsundere that’s harsh towards his girlfriend, Nontani, piling on the verbal abuse and neglect. But in reality, he’s actually head-over-heels for her and habitually acts like a stalker by tailing her, eavesdropping and recording her activities.

Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

2:30pm

Zombieland Saga (AP)
Sakura Minamoto only wanted to be an idol but, tragically, was hit by a truck on her way to the audition. Ten years later she finds herself and six other girls resurrected as a zombie idol group for the purpose of saving the prefecture.

Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

2:30pm

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 May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

2:30pm

Diva for Dummies: An Intro to Project Diva! Redux
Interested in Project Diva ? Never even heard of Project Diva ? Come on down to learn what the game is and how to play, and even give the game a try!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

2:30pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament

Smash will be run over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each day will be its own single elimination bracket tournament with a winner and prize each day. Daily winners will receive a redemption code for a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo 3DS game. Registration will cap at 32 players per day. If you place in the top 4 on any of the days, you will be eligible to play in a final, double elimination bracket on Sunday. If you do not make the top 4 on a given day, you are able to enter the tournament on subsequent days. Registration can be done in advance either in person at in the Gaming Room or by emailing gaming@otafest.com with your gamer tag, preferred day to play (or the intention to play multiple days) and your preferred controller. You will need to register before each tournament, and Otafest has the right to refuse your registration if we have reached max attendance or if a Tournament Organizer sees fit at their discretion. Please try to bring your own controller as Otafest cannot guarantee that we will have a controller for you.

TO REGISTER: 
e-mail gaming@otafest.com with
  1. Your gamer tag
  2. Which controller you'll be bringing/using
  3. Preferred day to play (or intention to play multiple days)

Tournament Info
Style: Stock
Stocks: 3
Time Limit: 7:00
FS Meter: Off
Spirits: Off
Damage Handicap: Off
Items: Low
Smash Ball: On
Stage Morph: Off
Stage Hazards: Off
Launch Rate: 1.0x
Underdog Boost: Off
Pausing: Off

Legal Stages -
Smashville, Pokemon Stadium 2, Final Destination, Kalos Pokemon League, and Town and City.
All sets will be best out of 3.

Map selection for game one will be decided by rock paper scissors, and the loser picks the second map. For game one characters will be selected in a double blind format as to not allow counter picks. For game two the winner will ban one stage, the loser will then pick their stage, the winner of game one will then select their character, and then the loser will select theirs. Repeat this process if necessary for game 3.

In the event of a timeout, the player with more stocks wins, and in the event that stocks are even the player with the lower percentage wins.In the event that both players exit the blast zone on the same frame a one stock game will be played on the same map with the same characters to determine the winner.

Piranha Plant will NOT be legal this tournament.

Time will be given to set up your name and button layout and button check.All players will be expected to be on time and available before their sets, they can ask the TO's for time estimates but you can and will be disqualified at the TO's discretion if tardy.If any unexpected circumstances occur the word of staff will be taken as final.

ALL RULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE STAFF AS THEY SEE FIT.


Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Video Gaming (Map #4)

3:00pm

Crossplay Pageant
Come show off your talent and wild side in the Crossplay Pageant. Gender-bent cosplayers are welcome to enter. There will be hilarious improv games and craftsmanship with prizes. See yah'll there!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

3:00pm

AMVs That Made Us Buy the Anime
Have you ever watched an AMV and you just have to go buy or watch it? Well you will after watching these.

Friday May 17, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
AMV Room (Map #8)

3:00pm

Opening Ceremonies
Kick Otafest 2019 off with us! See what’s in store this year, get a sneak peek at this year’s guests, find out a bit more about our charity, and get the down-low info about the events you won’t want to miss!

Friday May 17, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Events (Map #2)

3:30pm

Decrypto - Demo
Decrypto is a team based game where players try to pass secret messages to their teammates without it being discovered by the opposing team. Attempt to decode your opponents messages without having your own decoded.

Friday May 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Board Gaming (Map #4)

3:30pm

K-Pop Random Dance Game
Will you be coming to our panel, yes or yes? Returning to Otafest for our third year, come join us dance the night away with the ever popular K-Pop Random Dance Game!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

3:30pm

Casual Times with Overwatch
Howdy partners! Come on down, grab a chair, and hang out with some of your favourite characters from Overwatch featuring Q&A, games and more!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

4:00pm

Breaking the Boundaries of the Shonen Genre
Interested in the evolution of the shounen genre? Wanna learn more about women and LGBTQ+ representation in manga? This is the perfect place for you!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

4:00pm

Mo Dao Zushi Fan Meetup
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/601991233634116/
IMPORTANT: In the event of inclement weather, your host will provide updates to the meetup point through this Facebook event.

All meetups begin at the official meetup location. Organizers will remain there for at least 15 minutes to allow people who may be running late a chance to join in. After the first 15 minutes, the meetup may move off site for photos, socialization, or to continue the meetup, at the discretion and responsibility of the organizer.

Friday May 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Marriott Patio (Map #40)

4:00pm

A Certain Magical Index III (AP)
With war looming between Academy City, with its advanced technology and Espers, and the Roman Catholic Church, with its puppet states and armies of magicians, Kamijo Touma is stuck in the middle trying to keep his friends safe without getting dragged into either side of the conflict.

Friday May 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

4:00pm

Cells at Work! (AP)
The world is a dangerous place for a red blood cell just trying to get her deliveries finished. Fortunately, she is not alone... she's got a whole human body's worth of cells ready to help out. The mysterious white blood cell, the buff and brash killer T cell, the nerdy neuron, even the cute little platelets.

Friday May 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Anime Theatre 2 (Map #7)

4:00pm

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (14P)
Satoru Mikami's life was pretty ordinary: at age 37, he was coasting along with a decent job but no girlfriend. That all changed when he was stabbed to death in broad daylight, and as his vision went dark and he thought he had died he finds himself reborn... as a slime.

Friday May 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

4:00pm

Microsoft Jump Force Tournament (Heat 3)
Open to all! Settle the score on which anime characters triumph with the Microsoft Store at Otafest. Top 3 players from each heat move on to the finals on Sunday at 1pm!

Exhibitors

Friday May 17, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Exhibitor Hall - Booth A3

4:00pm

Cosplay Showcase Craftsmanship Contest
Cosplayers Wanted! Come show your costumes in an intimate, one on one setting without the bright lights of the main stage. Our guest judges will evaluate contestants costumes in detail: from stitches to fabrics, colours to materials, and everything in between. Cosplayers technique, skill, and creativity will be the keys to victory!

Friday May 17, 2019 4:00pm - 7:30pm
Panels 1 (Map #5)

4:30pm

Japanese for Beginners
Nihongo wa sugoku tanoshii desu yo! Wait, what? Join Amiboshi for a quick introductory crash-course of the Japanese language.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

4:30pm

Sexual Harassment & Cosplayers with Calssara
Sexual harassment of cosplayers happens, and it can happen to absolutely anyone. But why does it happen? How can we protect ourselves? What can we do for the community? Who is to blame? This panel will help people of all genders to handle the situation emotionally and tactically, and provide advice to everyone for what they can do to make our community a safer environment for everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Calssara

Calssara

(Photo: Snowgrimm)Calssara is a cosplayer from Germany who loves to cosplay and has been active since 2004. She was Germany’s representative for World Cosplay Summit (WCS) in 2009 and 2011. She has also represented her country in the European Cosplay Gathering (ECG), one of the... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

4:30pm

Spotlight on Steve Blum
Come on down to our main events room, where our hosts Stephanie & Alfred spend some time chatting with the Guinness Book of World Record’s most prolific video game voice actor, Steve Blum!

Speakers
avatar for Steve Blum

Steve Blum

With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Veteran Voice Monkey Steve Blum is best known as the voice of "Spike Spiegel" from Cowboy Bebop, "Wolverine" from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Events (Map #2)

4:30pm

The Slants - How Being Asian Got Me in Trouble
Simon “Young” Tam, from The Slants, talks about experiences where Eastern and Western cultures have clashed...and how that has resulted in being banned from clubs, detained at an international border, and being accused of being racist towards himself!

Speakers
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The Slants

The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is "not to be missed" (The Westword). The Willamette Week says "While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

4:30pm

Choose Your Own AMV Adventure
Choose your own adventure, AMV-style! Join us as we tell stories through AMVs, with you, the audience, deciding the direction each story takes!

Friday May 17, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
AMV Room (Map #8)

5:00pm

Snatch Game: Cosplay Edition
Think you can out-snatch the other participants and match our host? Based on RuPaul's Drag Race 's "Snatch Game", come improv as your cosplay to match answers to silly fill-in-theblank questions!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Panels 2 (Map #18)

5:00pm

Vanguard Standard Tournament
Vanguard Standard Tournament, Cards from the V series only

Friday May 17, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Card Gaming (Map #4)

5:30pm

Mary Elizabeth & Wendee Lee - Women in Animation
Join veteran voice actors, Wendee Lee and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as they talk about their journeys as women in animation for over 20+ years!

Speakers
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Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee has 547 credits including over 300 anime roles to her name, having enraptured anime fans with popular performances spanning four decades!Starting in the 1980s, Wendee helped popularize anime through key roles in pioneering classics as Akira (Kei), Robotech (Vanessa Leeds... Read More →
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Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she portrayed Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

5:30pm

Kaguya-sama: Love is War (AP)
Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are two geniuses. They stand atop their prestigious academy’s student council, but it is lonely at the top and each has fallen for the other. There’s just one huge problem, they are both too prideful to confess their love to the other and become the ‘loser.’

Friday May 17, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Anime Theatre 2 (Map #7)

5:30pm

Overlord III (14P)
Ains Ooal Gown’s attempts to act in a way befitting the ruler of Nazarick push him ever further down the path of not-so-intentional world domination and lead the Great Tomb of Nazarick on to the world stage, directly into a vicious power struggle between two great empires.

Friday May 17, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

5:30pm

The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These (AP)
In the distant future, humans have immigrated into space, colonizing numerous worlds. These space colonies where split into two nations with opposing government organizations: the Galactic Empire and the Free Galaxy Alliance. These two nations have been fighting in an endless war for over 150 years.

Friday May 17, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

5:30pm

Hanging Out with Crunchyroll
Come and hang out and let us know what is on your mind. Nothing is sacred - ask about the office in San Francisco, what it's like to be on the road or even ask a thing or two about anime! Just keep in mind, some things you cannot unhear, and some questions don't always have answers.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

5:30pm

Splatoon 2: Squid Party Games
Turf wars got you down? Grab some friends and let's play Hide-and-Seek in Splatoon 2 ! In the second half of the panel, we will switch to Bumper Brushes! All Inkbrushes, no flicking. Capture the zone!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

5:30pm

Tanto Cuore Tournament
Tanto Cuore is a deck building game by Japanime Games about maids. Become a Lord of the House, employ maids to perform duties, and win by having a better collection of maids than your opponents

Friday May 17, 2019 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Board Gaming (Map #4)

6:00pm

Where Do I Start?
Sometimes anime can be overwhelming, especially if you don't know where to start. Whether you're a newcomer to anime or a super fan, let's explore some notable anime in just about every genre.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

6:00pm

Magic: The Gathering Casual Commander
Casual games of Magic: The Gathering in the Commander Format

Friday May 17, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Card Gaming (Map #4)

6:00pm

Spotlight on ProZD!
Join our Main Events Hosts, Stephanie & Alfred as we get to know SungWon Cho, or ProZD, a little bit better with questions and stories!

Speakers
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ProZD

SungWon Cho (aka ProZD) is an actor and YouTuber specializing in gaming and geek culture who originally emerged from the Vine comedy scene. Among his most popular videos are comedic sketches parodying anime, games and movies, many of which reach over 5M views. He’s appeared as a... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Events (Map #2)

6:00pm

Despair Inducing Games
Join the cast of Ultra Despair Girls in playing Despair-Inducing Games.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

6:00pm

Pokemon Conquest
Generals face off with their armies of Pokémon, vying for control of the battlefield. Come test your strategic mind, or go onto the frontlines yourself, in this large scale Pokémon battle.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pokemon League (Map #25)

6:00pm

Q and Academia
Howdy, partner! Say, you hear about the cowboyification quirk that hit class 1-A? Well I reckon you mosey on down to UA ‘cause they're sure havin' a hoe-down! Ask a few questions while you're there!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

6:00pm

Studio Ghibli AMVs
Who leaves the seeds for you to find? Follow them and you will see a treasure there. Then plant the seeds and help them grow! It may seem like a dream, but things are not what they seem. Now begins a new adventure for you!

Speakers
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Rider4Z

Rider4Z, co-founder with her husband Stryyder of Otaku Lounge Productions, is a well-known editor in the AMV community. She has been editing for over 15 years and has produced over 50 award winning videos ranging from music videos to parody trailers. She specializes in AMV Contest... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
AMV Room (Map #8)

6:30pm

Mystic Maido's
Games and sweets await you with your favourite Mystic Messenger characters! And a bonus we all love: they're in maid dresses this time.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Panels 2 (Map #18)

7:00pm

Finances and Artists
Do you want to take your artistry to the next level? Join us for a discussion about financing, entrepreneurship for creatives and available resources in Calgary. Brought to you by The Branch for Arts+Culture at ATB.

Sponsors

Friday May 17, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

7:00pm

Dragon Ball Super TCG Learn to Play
Learn to play the new Dragon Ball Super Trading Card Game

Friday May 17, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Card Gaming (Map #4)

7:00pm

Manaria Friends (14P)
Mysteria Academy is a prestigious magic school that teaches magic without discrimination to the three factions (men, gods, and demons), who usually are engaged in battle with each other. Two of the academy's students are Anne, a princess and honor student, and Grea, a princess born from a dragon and a human.

Friday May 17, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

7:00pm

Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 (AP)
Mob is a boy whose psychic powers will explode if his emotional capacity reaches 100%. As he continues to try and live his idealized ‘ordinary’ life he keeps finding himself dragged into one job after another by psychic for hire Reigen.

Friday May 17, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Anime Theatre 2 (Map #7)

7:15pm

Sword Art Online - Aliczation (14P)
With no solid memories of how or why, Kirito has once again found himself trapped in a ‘full-dive’ VR MMO. While searching for a way out, he searches his fragmented memories and only one thing keeps coming up, a name that should never be forgotten, Alice.

Friday May 17, 2019 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

7:30pm

Don't Buy DogeCoin! Meme Market Fundamentals
Buy fresh, Sell dank! Have you ever wanted to enter the meme economy, but don't know where to start? This panel will introduce you to the basics of the meme market and meme pricing!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

7:30pm

Light Novels 101: What's a Light Novel?
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! Stay long enough and there might be a surprise...

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

7:30pm

Music of Final Fantasy - 30+ Years of Fantasy
A celebration of 30+ years of Final Fantasy music.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

7:30pm

The History and Myhtology Behind Fate/Zero
A look at the mythology and history behind the characters in Fate/Zero. Because there are two tall, dark haired Celtic men that use a lance and they are not, in fact, the same person.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

7:30pm

Splatoon 2: Salmon Run Rampage
Compete in a series of ridiculous Salmon Run challenges in Splatoon 2! Which team can collect the most eggs at 200% difficulty, Survive with a team of Rollers only... and more!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

8:00pm

All The Feels
Grab some tissues! These videos will take you on an emotional roller coaster. Yes, we dare to make you feel your feelings.

Speakers
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Rider4Z

Rider4Z, co-founder with her husband Stryyder of Otaku Lounge Productions, is a well-known editor in the AMV community. She has been editing for over 15 years and has produced over 50 award winning videos ranging from music videos to parody trailers. She specializes in AMV Contest... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
AMV Room (Map #8)

8:00pm

The Video Game Show
Bring your smartphone and your knowledge of video game history for a chance to compete, answer gaming questions, and win prizes. Presented by the Calgary Gaming Community. All ages welcome.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Panels 1 (Map #5)

8:30pm

Otafest AMPLIFIED: MRU Taiko
Welcome to Otafest AMPLIFIED, the rebrand of Otafest’s Friday night concert and dance lineup! This year, we are featuring our musical guests, MRU’s Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble, The SLANTS, DJ Rusty Meeks & James Landino! Opening with the Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble @8:30pm, Headlining guests The Slants rock out @9:30, then dance the night away with DJ Rusty Meeks & James Landino spinning from 10:30pm - 12:30am!

Speakers
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Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble

Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble is a dedicated group of musicians who love to perform taiko, Japanese drum ensemble, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This acclaimed Taiko ensemble from Mount Royal Conservatory has delighted Calgarians at The Calgary Stampede and Omatsuri, and is coming... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Main Events (Map #2)

8:30pm

SSSS.Gridman (14P)
Yuuta Hibiki is a first-year student in high school who wakes one day without his memories. Yuuta later meets Hyper Agent GRIDMAN who is inside an old computer. GRIDMAN tells him to fulfill his purpose; to save the world! His quest to recover his memories has begun.

Friday May 17, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

8:30pm

Your Name (AP)
Mitsuha Miyamizu is a high school student in the rural countryside of Japan. Taki Tachibana is a teenager living in Tokyo. As a comet approaches Earth, their dreams and lives start getting entangled. One day Mitsuha wakes up as Taki. Taki one day wakes up as Mitsuha.

Friday May 17, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Anime Theatre 2 (Map #7)

8:30pm

No Wota? No Idol? RELOADED
Have you ever wanted to cheer on your favourite anisong artists, Japanese idol(s), or seiyuu , but are not sure how? If so, this panel is for you!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Panels 2 (Map #18)

8:45pm

Magical Girl Spec-ops Asuka (MP)
Three years ago, alien invaders ravaged the Earth until they were defeated by a group of young women with mysterious powers. After vanquishing the ghastly monsters, peace returned for a time. With the creature’s return, it’s time for the Magical Girl Special Ops force to head back into battle.

Friday May 17, 2019 8:45pm - 10:15pm
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

9:00pm

Zapp's Spaceship of Love: Otaku History
Did you hear about the time Luke Skywalker called upon the LAPD? How about that time a psychic tried to sue Nintendo because they featured spoons in a game? Neither have we! Come join our panel of Weeaboo Historians as we go through absurd yet memorable moments in Otaku History, with most of us being just as blind to the content as you are!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

9:00pm

Mono e Mono hosted by MonoTv
Monokuma (and Monomi) are hosting a game show! Come participate in a Minute to Win it competition between Hope and Despair! Witness fun antics between the two mascots as they control your fate!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

9:00pm

Hentai Worth Reading with FAKKU (18+)
Come join FAKKU as they take you on a journey through outrageous and entertaining chapters of hentai manga. Discover new artists, laugh along to the “plot” and mingle with other like-minded perverts.

Speakers
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Fakku

FAKKU is the largest English-language hentai publisher in the world. FAKKU's mission is to provide fans worldwide with translated, uncensored erotic content from Japan--now including anime and eroge!


Friday May 17, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

9:00pm

Friday Night Fanfictions Animezing Fanfiction 2!!! (18+)
The Friday Night Fanfiction podcast returns to Otafest to read the worst fanfiction there is, with an anime twist! Audience participation is required!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

9:30pm

Anime and Hip Hop Culture 101 (18+)
Hosted by Twizzie Ramos. Learn how hip hop and anime culture have inspired each other. Vibe and catch some exclusive live performances and freestyles from the host/MC himself!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

9:30pm

Otafest AMPLIFIED: The Slants!
Welcome to Otafest AMPLIFIED, the rebrand of Otafest’s Friday night concert and dance lineup! This year, we are featuring our musical guests, MRU’s Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble, The SLANTS, DJ Rusty Meeks & James Landino! Opening with the Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble @8:30pm, Headlining guests The Slants rock out @9:30, then dance the night away with DJ Rusty Meeks & James Landino spinning from 10:30pm - 12:30am!

Speakers
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The Slants

The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is "not to be missed" (The Westword). The Willamette Week says "While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Main Events (Map #2)

9:30pm

Upbeat AMVs
A collection of AMVs set to the right beat.

Friday May 17, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm
AMV Room (Map #8)

9:30pm

Café Stile
Come join Maika, Kaho, Mafuyu and others for a wonderful beach-themed café experience! There will be tons of snacks, Q&A and fun games for everyone!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Panels 1 (Map #5)

9:30pm

Otafest Umm Actually
A game show where your ability to correct mistakes in statements of your favourite anime or video games will be put to the test! Come down and test your skills or watch others crash and burn.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

10:15pm

Perfect Blue (MP)
At the climax of her last concert Pop idol Mima announces that she is leaving music to persue an acting career. But not everyone is happy with this announcement, especially a crazed fan that stalks her. With people around her being brutally murdered, Mima is starting to lose her sanity and her grip on reality.

Friday May 17, 2019 10:15pm - Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00am
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

10:30pm

Blood, Guts, and Gore: The Darker Side of Anime (18+)
Anyone who ever said the phrase "anime is just for kids" hasn't seen some of the most violent (and admittedly some of the best) series in anime history.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

10:30pm

Otafest AMPLIFIED: DJ Rusty Meeks
Welcome to Otafest AMPLIFIED, the rebrand of Otafest’s Friday night concert and dance lineup! This year, we are featuring our musical guests, MRU’s Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble, The SLANTS, DJ Rusty Meeks & James Landino! Opening with the Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble @8:30pm, Headlining guests The Slants rock out @9:30, then dance the night away with DJ Rusty Meeks & James Landino spinning from 10:30pm - 12:30am!

Speakers
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DJ Rusty Meeks

Rusty Meeks is the co-owner of Substation Recordings, Western Canada's favorite boutique House & Techno label. Having held multi-year residencies at some of Calgary's most influential night clubs, plus yearly festival circuit tours with appearances at Burning Man, Bass Coast and Motion... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Main Events (Map #2)

10:30pm

The History and Mythology Behind Persona 5
A look at where the Persona of the main cast members in Persona 5 came from.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 10:30pm - Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00am
Panels 2 (Map #18)

11:00pm

AMV Showcase
We’ve reached into our grab-bag and come up with a choice selection of AMV awesomeness from all over the world, some of which might never have been seen before.

Friday May 17, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00am
AMV Room (Map #8)

11:00pm

The Voices of Anarchy 18+ Late Night Improv Session
Come one, come some (if you're legal) to The Voices of Anarchy 18+ live improv comedy late show!
We'll run you through 90+ minutes of short form, unscripted, and bat-**** insane comedy just the way
your momma used to make... you avoid. Except now that you're an adult, she can go to hell! (Nah, we
love you person reading this' mom!) Lead by voice actor and improv veteran Will Wood, this group of
young, comedic men and women are excited to perform for you for the first time at Otafest!

Speakers
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The Voices of Anarchy

Hey Otafest! You may have heard that Synaptic Chaos Theatre is no more; and while that's true, don't you fret! Do you love improv comedy? Are you curious at the very least? Well then, come check out The Voices of Anarchy’s improv shows and laugh along at Otafest 2019! TVoA is a... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday May 18, 2019 12:30am
Panels 1 (Map #5)

11:00pm

Let's Karaoke JOYSOUNDO!
Come join us as we sing our favourite anisong/ game song/idol songs using the Japanese JOYSOUNDO karaoke system for home consoles!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday May 18, 2019 12:30am
Panels 4 (Map #22)

11:00pm

Mystery Science Fanfiction (18+)
In the style of Mystery Science Theatre , our panelists read some of the worst fanfiction the Internet has to offer for their pain and your pleasure.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday May 18, 2019 12:30am
Panels 7 (Map #27)

11:00pm

Cards Against Otafest: Return of the King (18+)
The imposer Vern has been slain, and from his remains emerges the return of Jordan. The classic trio returns for more Cards Against Otafest...Gods have mercy on our souls.

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday May 18, 2019 12:30am
Panels 5 (Map #26)

11:30pm

Otafest AMPLIFIED: James Landino
Welcome to Otafest AMPLIFIED, the rebrand of Otafest’s Friday night concert and dance lineup! This year, we are featuring our musical guests, MRU’s Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble, The SLANTS, DJ Rusty Meeks & James Landino! Opening with the Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble @8:30pm, Headlining guests The Slants rock out @9:30, then dance the night away with DJ Rusty Meeks & James Landino spinning from 10:30pm - 12:30am!

Speakers
avatar for James Landino

James Landino

With over a decade of experience, James Landino is a leading force in video game music. He is a game composer and touring DJ bridging the gap of video games and electronic music together, amassing over 10 millions plays across multiple platforms.His major composing credits include... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday May 18, 2019 12:30am
Main Events (Map #2)

11:30pm

Critical Role! Mighty Nein
The Mighty Nein have come to set fire to your hearts! Catch this horrible band of characters as they fight their way to your local Otafest. Hide your family, and drink that liquor, the MN are here!

Want to hang out with other Critters? Join the meetup on Saturday!

Speakers

Friday May 17, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday May 18, 2019 12:30am
Panels 8 (Map #23)

12:00am

Jojo's Midnight Adventures (14P)
What are you going to do overnight? Watch Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures, of course. Come with us on a journey as we attempt to see just how many episodes we can make it through while everybody else is sleeping.

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00am - 6:30am
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)
 
Saturday, May 18
 

7:00am

Morning with Crunchyroll (AP)
Start your morning off right; we’ll be enjoying a fine collection of episodes from various series best fit for a Saturday morning thanks to Crunchyroll. We’ll have comfortable seating on hand just to make sure you start your day off right.

Saturday May 18, 2019 7:00am - 11:30am
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

9:00am

Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup (C4) - Pre-judging
Pre-judging Clara Cow Cosplay Cup competitors. Not open to the general public.

Saturday May 18, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Clara Cow Cosplay Cup Prep Rooms (Map #11)

9:00am

Sign up for Cosplay Fashion Show & Check-in for Skit Contest
Cosplay Fashion Show
Strut your stuff and show off your cosplay on stage at our Cosplay Fashion Show and you’re bound to be a hit! This event is for you to show off your cosplay on-stage as a walk-on. You can sign up right here and now!

Skit Contest
If you've pre-registered online for the skit contest, this is where you'll check in! No day-of registrations for this contest, unfortunately.

Full rules and details in Otafest's Cosplay Handbook.

Saturday May 18, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

10:00am

All About Mary Elizabeth!
A chance to get to know Mary Elizabeth McGlynn! (A moderated Q&A Panel)

Want to hang out with other Critters? Join the meetup on Saturday!

Speakers
avatar for Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she portrayed Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Panels 5 (Map #26)

10:00am

Kemono Friends 2 (AP)
Serval and Caracal find a "human" child in the forest. As they travel with the child, they meet new Friends, uncover the secrets of Japari Park, and become involved in an event that will "shake the earth."

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Anime Theatre 2 (Map #7)

10:00am

Pastel Memories (AP)
Akihabara is known as a shining beacon for otaku culture everywhere but that culture is on the decline due to a mysterious affliction causing widespread memory loss. However, Izumi and a handful of comrades have a plan to restore the lost memories and return “Akiba” to its former glory.

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

10:00am

ProZD - Autographs
Autographs with ProZD

Speakers
avatar for ProZD

ProZD

SungWon Cho (aka ProZD) is an actor and YouTuber specializing in gaming and geek culture who originally emerged from the Vine comedy scene. Among his most popular videos are comedic sketches parodying anime, games and movies, many of which reach over 5M views. He’s appeared as a... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Autograph Corner (Map #35)

10:00am

The Slants in the Exhibitor Hall!
Visit The Slants at their booth in the Exhibitor Hall!

Speakers
avatar for The Slants

The Slants

The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is "not to be missed" (The Westword). The Willamette Week says "While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Exhibitor Hall - Booth F6

10:00am

Anime Wits and Wagers
It's back. The only gameshow where gambling is encouraged. Test your random Anime trivia knowledge and bet on the answers. Only at Anime Wits & Wagers

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Panels 8 (Map #23)

10:00am

Pokemon Go Battle Tournament
Come play our first Pokémon Go PVP tournament, for prizes and bragging rights! Limit of 32 participants; spectators welcome.

Hungry? Visit the Marriott Ramen bar after your battles to revive your Pokemon - and yourself! Rain or shine, they'll have delicious ramen to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Panels 6 (Map #24)

10:00am

AMV Showcase
We’ve reached into our grab-bag and come up with a choice selection of AMV awesomeness from all over the world, some of which might never have been seen before.

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
AMV Room (Map #8)

10:00am

Rocky Mountain Model Club Maker Room Open
If there’s anything you ever wanted to know about model building, or if you wanted to try your hand at building your very own Gundam model, the Rocky Mountain Model Club’s model room is the place for you to go!

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Model Builders’ Lounge (Map #36)

10:00am

Meet Hyoken Seisou in Artist Alley!
Visit Hyoken Seisou at her table in Artist Alley!

Speakers
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Hyoken Seisou

Izy Cheung (aka Hyoken Seisou) is a traditional artist and costume maker specializing in non-humanoid character costumes, such as Disney's Stitch and Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon. She is a veteran con-goer and prominent member of the Otafest community. She holds an impressive... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Artist Alley - Table V5

10:00am

Splatoon 2 Tournament
Splatoon 2 Tournament: Register at https://forms.gle/S3g42y7s34p5hHzC9

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Video Gaming (Map #4)

10:00am

FAKKU in the Exhibitor Hall!
Visit FAKKU at their booth in the Exhibitor Hall!

Speakers
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Fakku

FAKKU is the largest English-language hentai publisher in the world. FAKKU's mission is to provide fans worldwide with translated, uncensored erotic content from Japan--now including anime and eroge!


Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
Exhibitor Hall - Booth K3

10:00am

Gym Battles (Pokemon League)
Continue your Pokémon adventure and earn a new set of badges! Come challenge our own Gym Leaders and Elite 4.

Hungry? Visit the Marriott Ramen bar between battles to revive your Pokemon - and yourself! Rain or shine, they'll have delicious ramen to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm!

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
Pokemon League (Map #25)

10:00am

Exhibitor Hall Open
Including the Exhibitors, Artist Alley, and Sketch Drive

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
Exhibitor Hall

10:00am

10:00am

Open Board Games
Opening Gaming!

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00am
Gaming (Map #4)

10:00am

Open Card Gaming
Opening Gaming!

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00am
Gaming (Map #4)

10:00am

Open Video Gaming
Opening Gaming!

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00am
Gaming (Map #4)

10:30am

Maid & Butler Cafe Closed Reservations (Separate Ticket Required)
Purchase your reservation ticket at our Information Booth!

Cafe tickets are limited. Buy early to guarantee your spot!

Due to the nature of the cafe, we cannot accept late entry. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your session start time to get seated!*

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Otafest Maid and Butler Cafe (Map #21)

10:30am

Wendee Lee - Autographs
Autographs with Wendee Lee

Speakers
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Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee has 547 credits including over 300 anime roles to her name, having enraptured anime fans with popular performances spanning four decades!Starting in the 1980s, Wendee helped popularize anime through key roles in pioneering classics as Akira (Kei), Robotech (Vanessa Leeds... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Autograph Corner (Map #35)

10:30am

Otafest Presents: Iron Cosplay
Calling all of Otafest! Do you want to show off your skills and innovation with a head-to-head battle? Join Otafest's Angels for Iron Cosplay! Use assorted surprise materials to create the best costume ever!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Panels 2 (Map #18)

10:30am

Project Diva: eSports Edition
Think you have what it takes to be the #1 Project Diva player? Come on down and prove your worth in a high-stakes competition. Win bragging rights and maybe even a prize!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

11:00am

Twizzie Ramos - The Otaku Rapper
Live performance featuring Twizzie Ramos, rapper/MC along with his crew of artists, fusing hip hop and anime/gaming culture with original songs, remixes and mashups!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Outdoor Stage (Map #12)

11:00am

COLAAAAAA
Want some chips and cola? Umaru has got plenty for you! But only if you win a game against her...

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panels 1 (Map #5)

11:00am

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament
Yu-Gi-Oh Standard Tournament

Saturday May 18, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm
Card Gaming (Map #4)

11:00am

Outdoor Programming
Enjoy live family-friendly entertainment and activities on Stephen Avenue, including performances on an outdoor stage, children’s crafts, games, face-painting, balloon animals and a photobooth! Pending weather conditions.

Saturday May 18, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Outdoors (Map #14)

11:00am

11:30am

Beyond Godzilla
Learn the history of Toho Studios' insane Science Fiction films of the 1950's and 60's beyond Godzilla , featuring kaiju, alien invasions, mutations, mushroom people, nuclear war, and proto-steampunk.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

11:30am

Fandom 101: Good Eggs Only
Whether you're an experienced con goer or this is your very first con, this is the panel for you! Join us for a discussion of fandom, cons, and your place in them!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

11:30am

Live Action Mario Kart
Who will win the Mushroom trophy? Come down in your cosplay and race your friends and other con goers!

Saturday May 18, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Outdoor Kids Area

11:30am

Asobi Asobase -Workshop of Fun- (14P)
Three classmates play simple hand games. One is good at games, but hates them as she always lost to her sister. Another girl, of American descent but raised in Japan, pretends to be bad at Japanese and the games. The last girl usually observes their games, and always loses to the other girls.

Saturday May 18, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

11:30am

Hanebado! (AP)
After a crushing defeat in a tournament, Nagisa, captain of the Kitomachi High School badminton club, has vowed to train even harder to avenge her loss. Two new arrivals to the school change everything; a new legendary coach and the girl that beat her in the last tournament are joining the team.

Saturday May 18, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Anime Theatre 2 (Map #7)

12:00pm

Rider4Z Spotlight
Journey into the mind of Rider4Z as she shows and talks about a variety of her AMVs. Some of these are considered the best AMVs you’ll ever see, so make sure to come to this one.

Speakers
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Rider4Z

Rider4Z, co-founder with her husband Stryyder of Otaku Lounge Productions, is a well-known editor in the AMV community. She has been editing for over 15 years and has produced over 50 award winning videos ranging from music videos to parody trailers. She specializes in AMV Contest... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
AMV Room (Map #8)

12:00pm

Planet With (14P)
Kuroi Souya is a high schooler living a peaceful life despite having no memories of his past. One day his town is attacked by one of the mysterious Nebula Weapons. Together with the cat-like "Sensei" and the gothic lolita Ginko, he gets dragged into a battle... against the seven superheroes who protect the town!

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

12:00pm

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn - Autographs
Autographs with Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Speakers
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Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she portrayed Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Autograph Corner (Map #35)

12:00pm

Steve Blum - Autographs
Autographs with Steve Blum

Speakers
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Steve Blum

With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Veteran Voice Monkey Steve Blum is best known as the voice of "Spike Spiegel" from Cowboy Bebop, "Wolverine" from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Autograph Corner (Map #35)

12:00pm

Anime Things
Things you wouldn't expect a Transformer to turn into. Things Edward Elric should never transmute. Even Things a Pokémon Trainer should never shout out during a battle. Come check out all our Anime Things!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

12:00pm

Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup (C4) - Canadian Qualifiers!
The 2nd Annual Canadian qualifiers for Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup, an international cosplay contest, return to Otafest! The winners will be able to represent Canada in the finals at Animecon in the Netherlands!!

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Main Events (Map #2)

12:00pm

Cosplay Chess
Cosplayers used for battling in chess!

Hungry? Visit the Marriott Ramen bar rain or shine to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Marriott Patio (Map #39)

12:00pm

Voice Actors, Radio Plays, and Wackiness! Oh My!
Join voice actors, Mike Anthony and Nancy Situ, as they take you on a tour through the world of radio plays! Come ask questions and participate in the performance of an original script!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

12:00pm

Microsoft Jump Force Tournament (Heat 4)
Open to all! Settle the score on which anime characters triumph with the Microsoft Store at Otafest. Top 3 players from each heat move on to the finals on Sunday at 1pm!

Exhibitors

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Exhibitor Hall - Booth A4

12:00pm

Pokemon Go Walk
Come take a tour and play Pokémon Go ! We will be leaving at 12pm sharp to walk the nearby Pokéstops and gyms. If we're lucky maybe we'll catch a legendary Pokémon!

Hungry? Visit the Marriott Ramen bar after your walk and revive your Pokemon - and yourself! Rain or shine, they'll have delicious ramen to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Pokemon League (Map #25)

12:00pm

Idol Festival
Watch some of Alberta’s best idol dance and band groups perform and even get your Wota on! Performances will be subject to weather conditions.

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Outdoor Stage (Map #12)

12:00pm

Dice Throne Tournament
Dice Throne is a dice battle game by Roxley Games. Players select one of a variety of characters, attack opponents and activate abilities by rolling your heroes unique set of five dice. Battle it out until one player remains and ascends to the Dice Throne.

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Board Gaming (Map #4)

12:00pm

Ramen Bar Open
Is it raining? Don't worry, we'll still have hot ramen to warm you up! If the weather is Calgary, the Ramen bar will move into the 2nd floor Marriott hallways, outside the Sunalta room. Swing by and say hi!


Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Marriott Patio (Map #40)

12:00pm

Cosplay Lounge Open
Cosplayers, need a place to rest your feet or make some emergency repairs? Head on over to the Cosplay Lounge! This is a free flow room where you can come at any time!

Hungry? Visit the Marriott Ramen bar rain or shine to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm!

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Cosplay Lounge (Map #37)

12:30pm

Intro to 3D Printing Cosplay
Interested about what is needed to turn a roll of plastic spaghetti into a full iron man suit? Join me as I explain the basics of 3D printing and its potential for cosplay!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Panels 1 (Map #5)

12:30pm

An Introduction to Japanese Mahjong
Learn the basics of mahjong! This panel will cover the rules, set up, and point system of Japanese mahjong, as well as a demonstration of how a game is played.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

12:30pm

Anime Vine Jeopardy
How well do you know your anime? How about your Vines? Come test your knowledge and guess the anime or complete the dialogue of six second clips.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

12:30pm

Maid & Butler Cafe Closed Reservations (Separate Ticket Required)
Purchase your reservation ticket at our Information Booth!

Cafe tickets are limited. Buy early to guarantee your spot!

Due to the nature of the cafe, we cannot accept late entry. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your session start time to get seated!*

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Otafest Maid and Butler Cafe (Map #21)

12:30pm

Sugar Pop Live!
Come and join Sugar Pop for their 9th live show! Make sure you pay attention for the chance to win some amazing prizes as well!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Panels 2 (Map #18)

12:30pm

The Slants in the Exhibitor Hall!
Visit The Slants at their booth in the Exhibitor Hall!

Speakers
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The Slants

The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is "not to be missed" (The Westword). The Willamette Week says "While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Exhibitor Hall - Booth F6

12:30pm

Apex Legends
Apex Legends Tournament and Open Play

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:30pm - 6:00pm
Video Gaming (Map #4)

1:00pm

Women's Wisdom at Work with Wendee Lee
How to navigate the future while reckoning the past. A women's empowerment discussion with Special Guest, Wendee Lee.

Speakers
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Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee has 547 credits including over 300 anime roles to her name, having enraptured anime fans with popular performances spanning four decades!Starting in the 1980s, Wendee helped popularize anime through key roles in pioneering classics as Akira (Kei), Robotech (Vanessa Leeds... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

1:00pm

Gundam Building Panel
Join the Rocky Mountain Model club as they help teach you how to build a Gundam! Bring that garage kit that's been on your shelf for years, or come try one of our starter kits.
This event is sponsored by AKB Pop, who will have a limited amount of Gundam models daily for new model-ers who want to try their hand! Follow AKB Pop on Facebook at facebook.com/AKBPoP/ !


Saturday May 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Model Builders’ Lounge (Map #36)

1:00pm

Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san (AP)
Honda is a skeleton, but more importantly, he is a bookseller. And he'll tell you from firsthand experience that the job of a bookstore employee is more challenging than it may seem to the average customer. Honda constantly deals with the stressful requirements of the bookselling industry.

Saturday May 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

1:00pm

Show Your Calibur: A SoulCalibur VI Tournament
Welcome back to the stage of history retold! Face off against your fellow congoer in the latest entry of Bandai Namco's weapon-based fighter, and (maybe) win a prize along the way!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

1:00pm

The Best of: The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi (AP)
We’ve put together what we believe to be the best episodes are The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi, in no particular order of course. Join us for this enjoyable and once in a lifetime experience.

Saturday May 18, 2019 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Anime Theatre 2 (Map #7)

1:00pm

Rocky Mountain Model Club Maker Room Open
If there’s anything you ever wanted to know about model building, or if you wanted to try your hand at building your very own Gundam model, the Rocky Mountain Model Club’s model room is the place for you to go!

Saturday May 18, 2019 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Model Builders’ Lounge (Map #36)

1:30pm

A Certain Magical Index Fan Meetup
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/586879805130812/
IMPORTANT: In the event of inclement weather, your host will provide updates to the meetup point through this Facebook event.

All meetups begin at the official meetup location. Organizers will remain there for at least 15 minutes to allow people who may be running late a chance to join in. After the first 15 minutes, the meetup may move off site for photos, socialization, or to continue the meetup, at the discretion and responsibility of the organizer.

Saturday May 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Marriott Patio (Map #40)

1:30pm

Comedy & Parody AMVs
The most popular block in the AMV room is back. Get your seat early as this block fills up fast!

Saturday May 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
AMV Room (Map #8)

1:30pm

Live Action Mario Kart
Who will win the Mushroom trophy? Come down in your cosplay and race your friends and other con goers!

Saturday May 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Outdoor Kids Area

1:30pm

UzaMaid! (AP)
Misha is a little girl who lost her mother at an early age, and now lives with her father. Her father employs a maid named Tsubame, who was a former Self-Defense Force official, and is also a bit of a lolicon.

Saturday May 18, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

1:30pm

Card Fight Vanguard Enishi Satoru's Premium Tournament
This tournament is a premium event. Premium is everything that's ever been printed in cardfight expect banned cards. Winner of this tournament wins a signed Dark irregulars deck by voice actor Nathan Hunt who voices Enishi Satoru From cardfight Vanguard.

Saturday May 18, 2019 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Card Gaming (Map #4)

2:00pm

Creatures of Cosplay with Hyoken Seisou
Have you ever wanted to create a non-humanoid character? Sit down with experienced creature creators Hyoken Seisou and TwinFlame Fabrications for an intimate dialogue about how to translate a non-human shape into a wearable costume. They also will be covering topics about casting and mold making.

Speakers
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Hyoken Seisou

Izy Cheung (aka Hyoken Seisou) is a traditional artist and costume maker specializing in non-humanoid character costumes, such as Disney's Stitch and Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon. She is a veteran con-goer and prominent member of the Otafest community. She holds an impressive... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

2:00pm

Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble
Come watch the Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble perform as they focus on the culture, musicality, and energizing choreography of kumi-daiko (ensemble of Japanese taiko). They'll even let you try their drums out after the performance!

Hungry? Hop up to the panel and visit the Marriott Ramen bar for a bowl of delicious ramen to eat during this performance. Rain or shine, they'll have delicious ramen to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Outdoor Stage (Map #12)

2:00pm

Name That Scream
Can you name an anime solely from a voice, character or phrase? Test your knowledge about what you know or learn some unique facts about the anime you know or didn't know about.

Hungry? Visit the Marriott Ramen bar after this panel! Rain or shine, they'll have delicious ramen to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

2:00pm

Cosplay Photography 101 Presented by The Camera Store
This seminar will cover an introduction to cosplay photography including how to light and pose. Gary Cheung will talk about what he uses to capture great cosplay photos, be creative with lighting, and get the most out of your cosplay photos in any environment.

Hungry? Visit the Marriott Ramen bar after this panel! Rain or shine, they'll have delicious ramen to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

2:00pm

Pokemon Pictionary
Who’s that Pokémon? Draw your best Voltorb, Electrode or bird’s eye-view Jigglypuff and see if your team can get enough points to win.

Hungry? Visit the Marriott Ramen bar after this panel! Rain or shine, they'll have delicious ramen to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm!

Saturday May 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pokemon League (Map #25)

2:00pm

Azur Lane: An Introduction to Ship Girls
Commander, welcome to Azur Lane , a naval based 2D side-scrolling shoot-em-up mobile game. Build your fleet of female moe ships. Learn about the game, tips and tricks, and game features.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

2:00pm

The Voices of Anarchy All-Ages Improv Comedy Show
Come one, come all to The Voices of Anarchy general audience live improv comedy show! We'll run
you through 90 minutes of short form, unscripted, and off the walls comedy just the way your momma
used to make... you avoid. Except since it's all ages, she can come too! Lead by voice actor and improv
veteran Will Wood, this group of young, comedic men and women are excited to perform for you for
the first time at Otafest!

Speakers
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The Voices of Anarchy

Hey Otafest! You may have heard that Synaptic Chaos Theatre is no more; and while that's true, don't you fret! Do you love improv comedy? Are you curious at the very least? Well then, come check out The Voices of Anarchy’s improv shows and laugh along at Otafest 2019! TVoA is a... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Panels 1 (Map #5)

2:00pm

Microsoft Jump Force Tournament (Heat 5)
Open to all! Settle the score on which anime characters triumph with the Microsoft Store at Otafest. Top 3 players from each heat move on to the finals on Sunday at 1pm!

Exhibitors

Saturday May 18, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Exhibitor Hall - Booth A5

2:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament

Smash will be run over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each day will be its own single elimination bracket tournament with a winner and prize each day. Daily winners will receive a redemption code for a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo 3DS game. Registration will cap at 32 players per day. If you place in the top 4 on any of the days, you will be eligible to play in a final, double elimination bracket on Sunday. If you do not make the top 4 on a given day, you are able to enter the tournament on subsequent days. Registration can be done in advance either in person at in the Gaming Room or by emailing gaming@otafest.com with your gamer tag, preferred day to play (or the intention to play multiple days) and your preferred controller. You will need to register before each tournament, and Otafest has the right to refuse your registration if we have reached max attendance or if a Tournament Organizer sees fit at their discretion. Please try to bring your own controller as Otafest cannot guarantee that we will have a controller for you.

TO REGISTER: 
e-mail gaming@otafest.com with
  1. Your gamer tag
  2. Which controller you'll be bringing/using
  3. Preferred day to play (or intention to play multiple days)

Hungry? Make sure to grab a bowl of ramen from the Marriott Ramen bar before the tournament! Rain or shine, they'll have delicious ramen to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm!

Tournament Info
Style: Stock
Stocks: 3
Time Limit: 7:00
FS Meter: Off
Spirits: Off
Damage Handicap: Off
Items: Low
Smash Ball: On
Stage Morph: Off
Stage Hazards: Off
Launch Rate: 1.0x
Underdog Boost: Off
Pausing: Off

Legal Stages -
Smashville, Pokemon Stadium 2, Final Destination, Kalos Pokemon League, and Town and City.
All sets will be best out of 3.

Map selection for game one will be decided by rock paper scissors, and the loser picks the second map. For game one characters will be selected in a double blind format as to not allow counter picks. For game two the winner will ban one stage, the loser will then pick their stage, the winner of game one will then select their character, and then the loser will select theirs. Repeat this process if necessary for game 3.

In the event of a timeout, the player with more stocks wins, and in the event that stocks are even the player with the lower percentage wins.In the event that both players exit the blast zone on the same frame a one stock game will be played on the same map with the same characters to determine the winner.

Piranha Plant will NOT be legal this tournament.

Time will be given to set up your name and button layout and button check.All players will be expected to be on time and available before their sets, they can ask the TO's for time estimates but you can and will be disqualified at the TO's discretion if tardy.If any unexpected circumstances occur the word of staff will be taken as final.

ALL RULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE STAFF AS THEY SEE FIT.


Saturday May 18, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Video Gaming (Map #4)

2:30pm

Deku's Hero Training!
Join Deku and his friends to learn exactly what it takes to be a hero! Fun, Facts, and Friends await you here in Deku's Hero Training!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panels 2 (Map #18)

2:30pm

20 Years of Cowboy Bebop: Catching up with Wendee Lee, Steve Blum & Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Cowboy Bebop turned 20 last year! We catch up with Steve Blum (Spike), Wendee Lee (Faye) and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Julia) to get their thoughts and memories on this beloved fan classic!

Speakers
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Steve Blum

With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Veteran Voice Monkey Steve Blum is best known as the voice of "Spike Spiegel" from Cowboy Bebop, "Wolverine" from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad... Read More →
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Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee has 547 credits including over 300 anime roles to her name, having enraptured anime fans with popular performances spanning four decades!Starting in the 1980s, Wendee helped popularize anime through key roles in pioneering classics as Akira (Kei), Robotech (Vanessa Leeds... Read More →
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Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she portrayed Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Events (Map #2)

2:30pm

The James Landino Panel - Becoming a video game composer, DJ & producer
The Man, the Myth, the Legend! Have you ever dreamed of writing music for your favorite video game, or spending your nights dropping the hottest anime mixes at conventions around the world? Come meet James Landino and learn everything about his journey to living the dream!

Speakers
avatar for James Landino

James Landino

With over a decade of experience, James Landino is a leading force in video game music. He is a game composer and touring DJ bridging the gap of video games and electronic music together, amassing over 10 millions plays across multiple platforms.His major composing credits include... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

2:30pm

Maid & Butler Cafe Closed Reservations (Separate Ticket Required)
Purchase your reservation ticket at our Information Booth!

Cafe tickets are limited. Buy early to guarantee your spot!

Due to the nature of the cafe, we cannot accept late entry. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your session start time to get seated!*

Saturday May 18, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Otafest Maid and Butler Cafe (Map #21)

2:30pm

Megalo Box (14P)
In the not too distant future, boxing has become a sport enhanced by “Gear,” machine exoskeletons worn over the shoulders and arms to allow boxers to punch farther and harder than before. Known as “Megalobox,” the sport is popular as both a regular event and in the underground betting rings.

Saturday May 18, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

3:00pm

Critical Role Fan Meetup
Facebook event link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/589283358249984/
IMPORTANT: In the event of inclement weather, your host will provide updates to the meetup point through this Facebook event.

All meetups begin at the official meetup location. Organizers will remain there for at least 15 minutes to allow people who may be running late a chance to join in. After the first 15 minutes, the meetup may move off site for photos, socialization, or to continue the meetup, at the discretion and responsibility of the organizer.


Saturday May 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marriott Patio (Map #40)

3:00pm

A Degree of Excellence!
Come marvel at a plethora of videos that exhibit a certain degree of quality concerning theme, concept and overall execution.

Speakers
avatar for Rider4Z

Rider4Z

Rider4Z, co-founder with her husband Stryyder of Otaku Lounge Productions, is a well-known editor in the AMV community. She has been editing for over 15 years and has produced over 50 award winning videos ranging from music videos to parody trailers. She specializes in AMV Contest... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
AMV Room (Map #8)

3:00pm

My RoomMate is a Cat (AP)
Subaru Mikazuki is a novelist who is shy and not good with other people. Haru is a stray cat that has had a hard life on his own. This is a story of them suddenly living together and describes the happiness of living together from both points of view.

Saturday May 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

3:00pm

Otafest Podcast Live featuring ProZD!
The Otafest podcast returns for another LIVE RECORDING. We welcome ProZD for a quick chat about, well, anything, really. Come join our studio audience!

Hungry? Visit the Marriott Ramen bar after this panel! Rain or shine, they'll have delicious ramen to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

3:00pm

Calssara - Autographs
Speakers
avatar for Calssara

Calssara

(Photo: Snowgrimm)Calssara is a cosplayer from Germany who loves to cosplay and has been active since 2004. She was Germany’s representative for World Cosplay Summit (WCS) in 2009 and 2011. She has also represented her country in the European Cosplay Gathering (ECG), one of the... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Autograph Corner (Map #35)

3:30pm

Ca$h & Gun$ Double or Nothing
CA$H & GUN$ Returns to Otafest. Show your mob style by taking out your opponents and collecting loot to please the Godfather. Run, shoot, hide and survive.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

3:30pm

Truth or Dare with Aqours: Silver⭐START!
Silver?START returns with another fun truth or dare-themed panel! Featuring Aqours, fun and games shall ensue. Prizes and a mini performance included at the end. We hope to see you there!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

3:30pm

IDOLiSH7: Setting a New Stage for Male Idol Series
Learn about IDOLiSH7 and what sets it apart from male idol series. With a dynamic plot and an industry-focused perspective, you won't be disappointed!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

3:30pm

Anime Name Game
It's the anime version of Celebrity Name Game , back for another year! Bring a partner and challenge yourselves to the fast-paced name guessing game that everyone loves!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

4:00pm

Twizzie Ramos - The Otaku Rapper
Live performance featuring Twizzie Ramos, rapper/MC along with his crew of artists, fusing hip hop and anime/gaming culture with original songs, remixes and mashups!

Hungry? Hop up to the patio for a hot bowl of noodles from the Marriott Ramen bar! Rain or shine, they'll have delicious ramen to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Outdoor Stage (Map #12)

4:00pm

Sailor Scout Heroes & Villains Fan Meetup
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1278252128991999/
All meetups begin at the official meetup location. Organizers will remain there for at least 15 minutes to allow people who may be running late a chance to join in. After the first 15 minutes, the meetup may move off site for photos, socialization, or to continue the meetup, at the discretion and responsibility of the organizer.

Saturday May 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Marriott Patio (Map #40)

4:00pm

Beacon Academy General Studies 101
Class is in session. A RWBY trivia panel with prizes and electronic game show buzzers. Hosted by Ozpin's (slave) Asst. Professor.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

4:00pm

Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory (14P)
Nine months have passed since teen soldier Sousuke Sagara first became Kaname Chidori's covert protector. In that time, Mithril has been remarkably successful at thwarting Amalgam's efforts, but this has only made Amalgam more determined.

Saturday May 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

4:00pm

Captain Sonar Tournament
Captain Sonar is a submarine team battle game. Players of each take the roles of a submariner crew hunting the other teams submarine in the depths of the ocean. Find your opponent and sink their ship before they sink you.

Saturday May 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Board Gaming (Map #4)

4:00pm

Space Base Demo
Space Base is a dice rolling game. Players assume the role of Commodores in command of a small group of ships. Roll dice, upgrade your fleet, gain influence and be the first promoted to Admiral.

Saturday May 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Board Gaming (Map #4)

4:00pm

That Sounds Familiar!
I know so much anime! Can you say the same if you only had the audio? Prepare yourself and listen carefully because we challenge you to guess that anime with only the audio to work with!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Panels 1 (Map #5)

4:00pm

Microsoft Jump Force Tournament (Heat 6)
Open to all! Settle the score on which anime characters triumph with the Microsoft Store at Otafest. Top 3 players from each heat move on to the finals on Sunday at 1pm!

Exhibitors

Saturday May 18, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Exhibitor Hall - Booth A6

4:30pm

That Was Then and This is Now
Ever wonder how the editing and culture of AMVs have changed from the late 80/Early 90s to today? Join in as we present a fun and entertaining look at how editing technology and the evolution of anime have changed through the years with some real cool examples of then and now.

Saturday May 18, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
AMV Room (Map #8)

4:30pm

Maid & Butler Cafe Closed Reservations (Separate Ticket Required)
Purchase your reservation ticket at our Information Booth!

Cafe tickets are limited. Buy early to guarantee your spot!

Due to the nature of the cafe, we cannot accept late entry. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your session start time to get seated!*

Saturday May 18, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Otafest Maid and Butler Cafe (Map #21)

4:30pm

Armor Shop for Ladies & Gentlemen (14P)
After being saved by a mysterious beauty, a young villager named Kautz finds himself in a unique armor shop while trying to return the money pouch she dropped. This shop only deals with certain kinds of equipment, risqué and revealing equipment for female adventurers.

Saturday May 18, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

4:30pm

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn - Autographs
Autographs with Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Speakers
avatar for Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she portrayed Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Autograph Corner (Map #35)

4:30pm

Steve Blum - Autographs
Autographs with Steve Blum

Speakers
avatar for Steve Blum

Steve Blum

With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Veteran Voice Monkey Steve Blum is best known as the voice of "Spike Spiegel" from Cowboy Bebop, "Wolverine" from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Autograph Corner (Map #35)

4:30pm

Running Man in YYC! Season 2!
Do you have what it takes to be a Korean variety star? Come play some Korean variety games for your chance to win prizes...or be forced to face the punishments!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Panels 2 (Map #18)

4:30pm

Cosplay Fashion Show & Skit Contest
Otafest’s finest Cosplayers show off their hard work in two different events.

Fashion Show
The Fashion Show is a walk-on competition where cosplayers compete in three skills categories for our guest judges and the main stage audience for fantastic prizes.

Skit Contest
The Skit Contest provides cosplayers a chance to show off their talents, either in a group or as a solo act! Witness an exciting array of cosplayers pay tribute to your favourite characters from every fandom imaginable and give them your loudest cheers!

Saturday May 18, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Events (Map #2)

5:00pm

Detective Conan / Case Closed
A chance for fans to discuss one of the longest running and most popular detective genre anime series!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

5:00pm

Q& A with The Slants: War wounds and road trips!
An open, candid question and answer session where band members can talk about upcoming projects, tell tour stories, and answer questions about The Slants.

Speakers
avatar for The Slants

The Slants

The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is "not to be missed" (The Westword). The Willamette Week says "While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

5:00pm

Wired for Sound - Music's Impact on Video Games
Where would Mario be without his theme? Or Link? Or Master Chief or Nathan Drake? Join me for a look at the impact of video game music.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

5:00pm

Pokemon Stuffie Stitching
Come and create your very own Pokémon plush toy, and learn some sewing skills! All skill levels welcome! Limit of 50 people, 30 participant preregister at the Pokémon League!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

5:00pm

Dragon Ball Super! Hercules Tournament of Power!
Everybody that plays will get a prize because everbody is a winner like Hercule!The winner will get a foil Hercule card

Saturday May 18, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Card Gaming (Map #4)

5:00pm

Night Festival: Yosoka-Yosakoi Soran Dancing and Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble-- CANCELLED
This collaborative evening performance by Yosoka and Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble is sure to get you moving and grooving!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Outdoor Stage (Map #12)

5:00pm

Night Festival-- CANCELLED
Enjoy our open-air Omatsuri Festival with food, games, prizes and performances on Stephen Avenue, weather permitting.

Speakers
avatar for Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble

Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble

Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble is a dedicated group of musicians who love to perform taiko, Japanese drum ensemble, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This acclaimed Taiko ensemble from Mount Royal Conservatory has delighted Calgarians at The Calgary Stampede and Omatsuri, and is coming... Read More →
avatar for Yosoca

Yosoca

Yosoca is a dance group that performs the Japanese traditional yet modern and authentic dance called Yosakoisoran! They formed in 2017 especially to perform the dance at the Stampede parade, to represent Calgary's Japanese Community association in collaboration with Midnight Taiko... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Outdoors (Map #14)

5:30pm

The Adventure Zone: As Gay As It Could Get
Get your judging pants on and come judge these good boys, girls, and anything in between as they put on the drag performance of your lives!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

5:30pm

Critical Role! Vox Machina
Vox Machina is invading Otafest! The Original crew of Critical Role is coming! So bring your ale, advert your gaze ladies, and prepare, for this edition of Critical Role.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

5:30pm

Konosuba (AP)
After a traffic accident brings Kazuma’s disappointingly brief life to an end, he finds himself before a goddess. She makes him an offer; he can go to heaven or a magical world and become a hero. Only problem is, the obnoxious goddess won’t give him time to think about it.

Saturday May 18, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

5:30pm

Yuri (14P)
A selection of Yuri series from both the recent seasons and older series that haven’t been given the acknowledgement they deserve.

Saturday May 18, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Anime Theatre 2 (Map #7)

6:00pm

Kingdom Hearts: The Jeopardy War
Welcome to the Jeopardy War! It's a game show where Sora and Roxas need you to answer questions about their adventures so far. They might be idiots, but we're sure you understood KH's plot!...Right?

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panels 1 (Map #5)

6:00pm

AMVs That Made Us Buy the Music
Ever get a song stuck in your head that you had to buy after watching an AMV? Well, we sure have! We’ll share some of the most musically addicting AMVs that made us buy the music.

Saturday May 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
AMV Room (Map #8)

6:00pm

Conception (14P)
The magical world of Granvania is being invaded by monsters that can only be defeated by the ‘Star Children,’ progeny of the ‘Star Maidens.’ To defeat these monsters the hero must be summoned, so that he can father those that will save the world.

Saturday May 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

6:30pm

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

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

6:30pm

World One Presents:Games,Torture & A Sense of Play
Participate in the "Hot Seat", as World One explores a curated list of video games and connects the dots from one to the next to create a picture of what ‘Play' and ‘Torture' means to us.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

6:30pm

Otafest 1 vs 100
Take on questions as a challenger pitting your mind against the entire audience or stay in the crowds and work as a team. Prizes for challengers and audience will both be up for prizes. Phones required.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

6:30pm

B.U Dance Crew Performance and Mini Game Panel
Hello, we are B.U Dance Crew! We're performing 12 dances from K-Pop and Japanese anime! We'll also be hosting a Guess that Dance Minigame in which we perform 10-15 seconds of a popular dance!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Panels 2 (Map #18)

7:00pm

AMV Showcase
We’ve reached into our grab-bag and come up with a choice selection of AMV awesomeness from all over the world, some of which might never have been seen before.

Saturday May 18, 2019 7:00pm - 7:30pm
AMV Room (Map #8)

7:00pm

3D Printing Knowledge to Help you Build Smarter
Explaining the dos-and-don'ts of 3D printing to help educate, and encourage a positive outlook for cosplayers looking to add another work flow of cosplay production to their tool belt.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

7:00pm

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

Saturday May 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

7:00pm

All Ages Drag Show
Drag is taking the world by storm! Please welcome Duke Carson, Grease Jones, Oliver Twirl & Vanta Blaque, as they perform at Otafest’s All Ages Drag Show and give you a taste of what drag is all about!

After the show, swing by the Sunalta Cash Bar and enjoy a celebratory adult beverage - open from 8pm - 11pm Saturday!
(Must be 18+ with valid ID to purchase alcohol. Please drink responsibly!)

Speakers
avatar for Vanta Blaque

Vanta Blaque

Vanta Blaque is a highly emissive nanostructured coating. Absorbing 99.965% of visible light, their ability to deceive the human eye opens up a whole range of possibilities. As a result of this structure, they are a robust material with no mass, yet highly susceptible to any direct... Read More →
avatar for Duke Carson

Duke Carson

Alberta’s current reigning Drag Superstar, Duke Carson, has been hitting Calgary's drag scene since 2014 with the Fake Mustache Drag King Troupe. He is the first performer from Calgary to have won the title of Alberta’s Drag Superstar, as well as the first Drag King. The king... Read More →
avatar for Grease Jones

Grease Jones

Hackin' darts and breakin' hearts, Grease Jones is here to lube you up and rev your engine! You can find her doing wheelies down 17th ave or shotgunning PBR in an alley near you. A true stoner rock goddess, Grease Jones is the most fun you’ll have on two wheels.Hold on tight because... Read More →
avatar for Karla Marx

Karla Marx

Karla Marx, the First Comrade of Your Heart, puts the Mao in LMAO! She’s no decadent capitalist queen – she’s a Glamour Comrade: a hardcore Socialist revolutionary … of love. With a sharp tongue and even sharper nails, she will always leave you wanting more, more, MOAR. Working... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Events (Map #2)

7:00pm

Zapp's Spaceship of Love Presents: Critical Fail!
Does nothing ever seem to go right, and everything seems to fall apart? Come join the Crew on a comedy/improv D&D adventure where nothing ever seems to go right, and everything seems to falls apart!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

7:00pm

The Promised Neverland (14P)
Emma, Norman, and Ray are the three most brilliant children the Grace Field House has produced in decades. Unlike in a typical orphanage, they eat well and are given an intensive education. Despite living in a peaceful environment with fun games and a caring mother, there's something not quite right.

Saturday May 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

7:00pm

Yaoi (14P)
A selection of Yaoi series from both the recent seasons and older series that haven’t been given the acknowledgement they deserve.

Saturday May 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Anime Theatre 2 (Map #7)

7:00pm

Yu-Gi-Oh Duel for the Mat
Yu-Gi-Oh standard tournament. Top Player wins a play mat!

Saturday May 18, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Card Gaming (Map #4)

7:30pm

Name that Tune: Nostalgia Edition
Remember those theme songs that would get you pumped for the weekend or the ones from late at night? Well it's time to test your theme song knowledge!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Panels 1 (Map #5)

7:45pm

Cowboy Bebop (14P)
Cowboys of the future don’t wander the plains herding cattle and livestock, they jet about the solar system hunting down bounties, criminals and trying to collect rewards. Sometimes the bounties pay out, other times you’re left with naught – that's life, Cowboy.

Want to enjoy an adult beverage while you watch?The Sunalta Cash Bar  will be open right outside this room from 8pm - 11pm Saturday!
(Must be 18+ with valid ID to purchase alcohol. Please drink responsibly!)

Saturday May 18, 2019 7:45pm - 10:00pm
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

8:00pm

How to be a Convention Artist
An introductory class for those interested in selling their artwork at anime/comic conventions. Tips, tricks, and resources for the beginner convention artist or those interested in online sales.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

8:00pm

The Slants Musical
Have you ever wondered what it takes to create a work that can make it on Broadway? In this dynamic and interactive workshop, you’ll get an inside view of a musical being developed for Broadway. Listen to some of the music, see some of the scenes produced before your eyes! You’ll also have a chance to do some reading and work with a director to test your own musical theatre skills!

Speakers
avatar for The Slants

The Slants

The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is "not to be missed" (The Westword). The Willamette Week says "While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

8:00pm

On The Mic Voice Over Adventure
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 May 18, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
AMV Room (Map #8)

8:00pm

Sunalta Cash Bar (18+)
Grab a beverage between panels* or hang out with new friends at the Sunalta Cash Bar on Saturday night!
Located in the common space outside the Sunalta Room.
( *Note: You must be 18 or or older to purchase Alcohol, and have valid ID.
Alcohol must be consumed in this space or the Sunalta Rooms.
Pay credit or debit! )

Saturday May 18, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Cosplay Lounge (Map #37)

8:30pm

Cosplay: Feet First Into Halo With the 405th
The 405th Infantry Division is a worldwide group of prop and costume makers who love the Halo universe. This panel of experts will discuss different construction methods for all skill levels.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

8:30pm

Goblin Slayer (MP)
A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It's the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue - a man who's dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by any means necessary.

Saturday May 18, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

8:30pm

Odd? (14P)
Where? What? Why? When? How? None of these questions matter in the long run, there is only one question that matters: Why not?

Saturday May 18, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Anime Theatre 2 (Map #7)

8:30pm

Fighting Stances and Posing with Prop Weapons
Bryan Litorco of Litorco Martial Arts will demonstrate proper fighting stances and basic weapon techniques to give cosplayers that extra realistic touch to their performances.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Panels 2 (Map #18)

8:30pm

The Road to El Dorado: My Favourite YAOI?
HOLY SHIP! As the prophecies foretold, we're digging deep into BOY'S LOVE! Discover why the armadillo is the true yaoi god and join us, Miguel, and Tulio in a romantic adventure like none other.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

8:30pm

Otafest Beat The Geeks
Can you match anime trivia knowledge against our champion geeks? If you want to try or just be dazzled by their knowledge come down and see the sparring of intellects!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

8:30pm

Sailor Moon Werewolf
The Negaverse has returned and everyone's identities are shrouded in mystery. Can the Sailor Scouts prevail in this hidden role game? Come find out.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

9:00pm

Devil's Party
Can't get enough of The Devil is a Part-Timer ? Satan is hosting a party with Emilia, Alciel and Chiho and they want YOU there!

Want to enjoy an adult beverage before this panel? Swing by the Sunalta Cash Bar - open from 8pm - 11pm Saturday!
(Must be 18+ with valid ID to purchase alcohol. Please drink responsibly!)

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panels 1 (Map #5)

9:00pm

AMV Contest 2019
One of the most popular events at Otafest is back for another year! Creators select scenes from various anime shows, set them to music, and edit and splice them until an amazing music video is born!

Saturday May 18, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Main Events (Map #2)

9:30pm

The Slants - Supporting Diversity in Fandom Culture
People of color have been behind the scenes making an impact on geek culture as comic artists, writers, and performers. However, very little of fandom or entertainment represents the rich diversity of the creators. Join several geek culture icons and artists in a discussion about where to find diversity and how you can help support it.

Speakers
avatar for The Slants

The Slants

The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is "not to be missed" (The Westword). The Willamette Week says "While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

9:30pm

Not Quite Touhou: A Rival Megagun Tournament
Take flight in this PVP SHMUP where you rack up your hit streak, charge up special attacks for your opponent's screen and BE the boss battle with your own Mega Gunship! Oh, and there's a prize too.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

10:00pm

FAKKU Industry Panel (18+)
Join FAKKU as they share their latest licensing announcements, reveal future projects, and discuss their transition into publishing!

Want to enjoy an adult beverage before this panel? Swing by the Sunalta Cash Bar - open from 8pm - 11pm Saturday!
(Must be 18+ with valid ID to purchase alcohol. Please drink responsibly!)

Speakers
avatar for Fakku

Fakku

FAKKU is the largest English-language hentai publisher in the world. FAKKU's mission is to provide fans worldwide with translated, uncensored erotic content from Japan--now including anime and eroge!


Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

10:00pm

WTF?! (MP) - now with a cash bar!
"Ahem... ?? Come with me and you'll be In a world of pure imagination, Take a look and you'll see into your imagination. We'll begin with a spin Traveling in the world of my creation, What we'll see will defy explanation. ??" - Otafest's famous WTF panel now has a cash bar! So come a bit early and grab a beverage with us - to get through this panel you just might need it!
(Must be 18+ with valid ID to purchase alcohol. Please drink responsibly!)

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00pm - Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00am
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

10:30pm

Convention Horror Stories (18+)
Got a convention horror story you'd like to share? Join us for a trip down memory lane!

Want to enjoy an adult beverage before this panel? Swing by the Sunalta Cash Bar - open from 8pm - 11pm Saturday!
(Must be 18+ with valid ID to purchase alcohol. Please drink responsibly!)

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

10:30pm

How to Get Your Perfect Boyfriend(s) (18+)
Otome? Or otoME?! Tired of 3D boys? Want a perfectly 2D man in your life? How about 2? 30? 100?? Come on down to learn about the beautiful Otome World! Let US help YOU fellow MCs get your man(s)!

Want to enjoy an adult beverage before this panel? Swing by the Sunalta Cash Bar - open from 8pm - 11pm Saturday!
(Must be 18+ with valid ID to purchase alcohol. Please drink responsibly!)

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00am
Panels 1 (Map #5)

10:30pm

No Wota? No Idol? Wotagei Workshop
In our workshop, we will teach how to perform wotagei , a high energy dance style popular with anisong/idol/seiyuu fans in Japan.

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00am
Panels 2 (Map #18)

10:30pm

Yaoi Panel (18+)
Welcome one and all to the Yaoi panel! Come learn about current or new boys' love from anime to visual novels! Play games to win prizes and discuss your favourite series or manga!

Want to enjoy an adult beverage before this panel? Swing by the Sunalta Cash Bar - open from 8pm - 11pm Saturday!
(Must be 18+ with valid ID to purchase alcohol. Please drink responsibly!)

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00am
Panels 5 (Map #26)

11:00pm

Anime Caption This (18+)
Pictures, screenshots, cels, photobombs, and so much more. Get ready to meme, social network, and caption some hilarious and awkward pictures in Anime Caption This!

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 11:00pm - Sunday May 19, 2019 12:30am
Panels 8 (Map #23)

11:00pm

The Ins and Outs of Visual Novels (18+)
The time has come to re-light the annual dumpster fire, as we peruse through various scenes of visual novels and slowly lose our minds contemplating bizarre H-scenes. ( ?° ?? ?°)

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 11:00pm - Sunday May 19, 2019 12:30am
Panels 3 (Map #19)

11:30pm

The Voices of Anarchy Presents: Dubrector's Cut!
You thought TVoA could succeed SCT and not bring a replacement for the Late Night Dub Fight? Think again! This all new, yet awesomely familiar event will bring the many voice actors and performers of The Voices of Anarchy together to improvise a live dubbing of many anime, video game, and cartoon clips! No scripts, no rules, and plenty of lip flaps! You don’t wanna miss it!

Want to enjoy an adult beverage before this panel? Swing by the Sunalta Cash Bar - open from 8pm - 11pm Saturday!
(Must be 18+ with valid ID to purchase alcohol. Please drink responsibly!)

Speakers
avatar for The Voices of Anarchy

The Voices of Anarchy

Hey Otafest! You may have heard that Synaptic Chaos Theatre is no more; and while that's true, don't you fret! Do you love improv comedy? Are you curious at the very least? Well then, come check out The Voices of Anarchy’s improv shows and laugh along at Otafest 2019! TVoA is a... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 11:30pm - Sunday May 19, 2019 1:00am
Main Events (Map #2)

12:00am

Hentai East and West (18+)
Hentai East and West is a comprehensive look at the differences of hentai culture and consumption in the East and West.

Want to enjoy an adult beverage before this panel? Swing by the Sunalta Cash Bar - open from 8pm - 11pm Saturday!
(Must be 18+ with valid ID to purchase alcohol. Please drink responsibly!)

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00am - 1:00am
Panels 6 (Map #24)

12:00am

More of Jojo's Midnight Adventures (14P)
What are you going to do overnight? Watch Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures, of course. Come with us on a journey as we attempt to see just how many episodes we can make it through while everybody else is sleeping.

Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00am - 9:15am
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)
 
Sunday, May 19
 

8:00am

9:15am

Overprotected Kahoko (Live-Action) (AP)
Kahoko is a naive 21-year-old university student. She relies on her mother, Izumi, for. Her mother wakes her up every day, picks up her clothes, while Kahoko has never even done housework. One day, she meets a young man who grew up in a completely opposite environment, changing her outlook on life.

Sunday May 19, 2019 9:15am - 11:15am
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

10:00am

K-Pop Games
If you like K-pop then this is the panel for you! Come play a few games to win some prizes. No matter what groups you like, or how long you have been a fan, everyone is welcome!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Panels 5 (Map #26)

10:00am

As Miss Beelzebub Likes (AP)
Mullin lands his dream job with the demon king he has always held in awe, but when his tenure begins, it turns out the demon king isn't quite what he expected. Beelzebub is a hardworking female demon but her dedication to her job is only rivaled by her love for everything fluffy.

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Anime Theatre 2 (Map #7)

10:00am

Run With the Wind (AP)
Kakeru met Haiji while running away with some stolen food. Together, with the other residents of their apartment building, they’re planning on entering the Hakone Ekiden Marathon, one of the most prominent university races in Japan... Small problem, the other residents are complete novices.

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

10:00am

Dance Dance Revolution!
The arcade hit from the classic PS1/PS2 era returns once more! Step right up and show off your skills, no quarters required! And yes, you still need to take off your shoes.

Hungry? Refuel after your DDR dance-off at the the Marriott Ramen bar! Rain or shine, they'll have delicious ramen to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Panels 8 (Map #23)

10:00am

On The Mic Voice Over Adventure
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

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

10:00am

Rocky Mountain Model Club Maker Room Open
If there’s anything you ever wanted to know about model building, or if you wanted to try your hand at building your very own Gundam model, the Rocky Mountain Model Club’s model room is the place for you to go!

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Model Builders’ Lounge (Map #36)

10:00am

Meet Hyoken Seisou in Artist Alley!
compete in three skill categories for amazing prizes. Then, the Skit Contest inspires performers to put on the show of their lives while in cosplay! This is a can’t-miss event, witness an exciting array of cosplayers pay tribute to your favourite characters from every fandom imaginable and give them your loudest cheers!

Speakers
avatar for Hyoken Seisou

Hyoken Seisou

Izy Cheung (aka Hyoken Seisou) is a traditional artist and costume maker specializing in non-humanoid character costumes, such as Disney's Stitch and Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon. She is a veteran con-goer and prominent member of the Otafest community. She holds an impressive... Read More →


Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
Artist Alley - Table V5

10:00am

Splatoon 2 Tournament
Splatoon 2 Tournament: Register at https://forms.gle/S3g42y7s34p5hHzC9 

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Video Gaming (Map #4)

10:00am

AMV Contest 2019 Non-Finalists
A showcase of the non-finalists entries for Otafest 2019’s AMV contest!

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
AMV Room (Map #8)

10:00am

FAKKU in the Exhibitor Hall!
Visit FAKKU at their booth in the Exhibitor Hall!

Speakers
avatar for Fakku

Fakku

FAKKU is the largest English-language hentai publisher in the world. FAKKU's mission is to provide fans worldwide with translated, uncensored erotic content from Japan--now including anime and eroge!


Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Exhibitor Hall - Booth K3

10:00am

Exhibitor Hall Open
Including the Exhibitors, Artist Alley, and Sketch Drive

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Exhibitor Hall

10:00am

Gym Battles (Pokemon League)
Continue your Pokémon adventure and earn a new set of badges! Come challenge our own Gym Leaders and Elite 4.

Hungry? Visit the Marriott Ramen bar between battles to revive your Pokemon - and yourself! Rain or shine, they'll have delicious ramen to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm!

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
Pokemon League (Map #25)

10:00am

Open Board Games
Opening Gaming!

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am - 9:00pm
Gaming (Map #4)

10:00am

Open Card Gaming
Opening Gaming!

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am - 9:00pm
Gaming (Map #4)

10:00am

Open Video Gaming
Opening Gaming!

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am - 9:00pm
Gaming (Map #4)

10:30am

The Chidori that Electrified the West
You can Naruto run from your weeaboo past, but you can't Naruto hide.

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Panels 4 (Map #22)

10:30am

Let's Talk About Live-Action Anime Adaptations
Let's face it, a live-action anime adaptation can be downright amazing or absolutely horrendous, and it's not just Hollywood that has troubles putting our beloved characters on the silver screen.

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Panels 6 (Map #24)

10:30am

Videogames Done at a Fast Pace
Watch Calgary’s own Mega Man 9 speed run champion, Slurpeeninja, do his thing!

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Events (Map #2)

10:30am

Maid & Butler Cafe Closed Reservations (Separate Ticket Required)
Purchase your reservation ticket at our Information Booth!

Cafe tickets are limited. Buy early to guarantee your spot!

Due to the nature of the cafe, we cannot accept late entry. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your session start time to get seated!*

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Otafest Maid and Butler Cafe (Map #21)

10:30am

Wendee Lee - Autographs
Autographs with Wendee Lee

Speakers
avatar for Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee has 547 credits including over 300 anime roles to her name, having enraptured anime fans with popular performances spanning four decades!Starting in the 1980s, Wendee helped popularize anime through key roles in pioneering classics as Akira (Kei), Robotech (Vanessa Leeds... Read More →


Sunday May 19, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Autograph Corner (Map #35)

11:00am

Fortuna
Electronic musician and singer-songwriter blending elements of pop, electronic and rock music together while indulging in the otherworldly through storytelling and fantasy lyrics.

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Outdoor Stage (Map #12)

11:00am

Photography: Editing and Telling Stories
This panel is for those who are interested in photography or want to take up photography but want to learn how to take their photos to the next level through editing and storytelling.

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

11:00am

Touken Ranbu
A fan of Touken Ranbu? Don't know what Touken Ranbu is? Come join us in a very thorough discussion about the Japanese swords in history that are in our favourite game and anime today!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Panels 2 (Map #18)

11:00am

Yu-Gi-Oh Team Event
2 Players Duel on a team against other teams of 2

Sunday May 19, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Card Gaming (Map #4)

11:00am

How it's Made: Cosplay Edition
How It’s Made: Cosplay Edition is an interactive exhibition giving you an up-close and personal look at the technical side of all things cosplay, from leather-working to prop-making to wigstyling. Whether you’re a seasoned sewing master or you’ve never even tried the hobby, you’re bound to learn something! This is a free flow event - come at any time during this block!

Hungry? After you've awoken your creativity with amazing cosplay, why not feed your soul (and belly) with some delicious ramen? Visit the Marriott Ramen bar - rain or shine, they'll have delicious ramen to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm!

Sunday May 19, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Events Lobby (Map #3)

11:00am

Outdoor Programming
Enjoy live family-friendly entertainment and activities on Stephen Avenue, including performances on an outdoor stage, children’s crafts, games, face-painting, balloon animals and a photobooth! Pending weather conditions.

Hungry? Hop up to the panel and visit the Marriott Ramen bar for a bowl of delicious ramen to eat during this performance. Rain or shine, they'll have delicious ramen to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm

Sunday May 19, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Outdoors (Map #14)

11:00am

11:30am

Live Action Mario Kart
Who will win the Mushroom trophy? Come down in your cosplay and race your friends and other con goers!

Sunday May 19, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Outdoor Kids Area

11:30am

Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou (AP)
Aki Shiina is a middle school boy who wants to be manlier. He regularly interacts with Ayaka Sunohara (the maternal caretaker of the Sunohara dormitory), as well as Aki's older female schoolmates. He’s got a long way to go if his interactions with the ladies in his life are any indication.

Sunday May 19, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Anime Theatre 2 (Map #7)

11:30am

Tsurune (AP)
Minato practiced Japanese archery in middle school, but after a certain incident, he ran away from the sport. In high school, Minato meets new friends, and together as part of their school's archery club they aim to win the prefectural tournament.

Sunday May 19, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

11:30am

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn - Autographs
Autographs with Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Speakers
avatar for Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she portrayed Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress... Read More →


Sunday May 19, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Autograph Corner (Map #35)

11:30am

Steve Blum - Autographs
Autographs with Steve Blum

Speakers
avatar for Steve Blum

Steve Blum

With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Veteran Voice Monkey Steve Blum is best known as the voice of "Spike Spiegel" from Cowboy Bebop, "Wolverine" from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad... Read More →


Sunday May 19, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Autograph Corner (Map #35)

11:30am

Wheel of Anime
The wheel is back. Come take a spin, buy vowels, and solve the puzzles as we play our version of "America's favourite gameshow".

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

11:45am

Stepmom and Daughter Blues (Live-Action) (AP)
Akiko Iwaki is a driven career woman who works very hard at her job. After marrying Ryoichi Miyamoto, she finds herself having to deal with housework and raising her young stepdaughter, though the two don’t always see eye-to-eye.

Sunday May 19, 2019 11:45am - 1:45pm
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

12:00pm

The Early History of Nintendo
Join Cory and R.O.B. as they share the beginnings of the Nintendo company almost 130 years ago as a maker of cards for the Japanese game Hanafuda (featured in Summer Wars ) and teach you how to play!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

12:00pm

Weiss Schwarts Learn To Play
Learn to Play Weiss Schwarts

Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Card Gaming (Map #4)

12:00pm

Pokemon Go Walk
Come take a tour and play Pokémon Go ! We will be leaving at 12pm sharp to walk the nearby Pokéstops and gyms. If we're lucky maybe we'll catch a legendary Pokémon!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pokemon League (Map #25)

12:00pm

Disney Sing Along!
Let's get down to business and belt out some classic tunes! As per Zootopia PD's Mammal Inclusion Initiative, everyone is welcome.

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

12:00pm

Anime Confessions (18+)
Crunchyroll will read your confessions placed into a box in one of the blanket forts at their booth in the Exhibition Hall.

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

12:00pm

Otafest Idol
Otafest Idol 2019’s best vocalists fight for the top position in the spotlight! Witness their talents live onstage and cheer on your favourite performers to in their bid to become the Otafest Idol 2019 Champion!

Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Events (Map #2)

12:00pm

Cosplay Chess
Cosplayers used for battling in chess!

Hungry? Visit the Marriott Ramen bar rain or shine to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Marriott Patio (Map #39)

12:00pm

Idol Festival
Watch some of Alberta’s best idol dance and band groups perform and even get your Wota on! Performances will be subject to weather conditions.

Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Outdoor Stage (Map #12)

12:00pm

Cosplay Lounge Open
Cosplayers, need a place to rest your feet or make some emergency repairs? Head on over to the Cosplay Lounge! This is a free flow room where you can come at any time!

Hungry? Visit the Marriott Ramen bar rain or shine to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm!

Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Cosplay Lounge (Map #37)

12:00pm

Ramen Bar Open (SOLD OUT!)
Is it raining? Don't worry, we'll still have hot ramen to warm you up! If the weather is Calgary, the Ramen bar will move into the 2nd floor Marriott hallways, outside the Sunalta room. Swing by and say hi!



Sunday May 19, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Marriott Patio (Map #40)

12:30pm

Art Streaming for Beginners
Ever considered art streaming, but are unsure on how to begin? Join our educational presentation on how to get started and why you should regardless of skill or fear! A chance to win prizes awaits!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

12:30pm

Lolita Fashion 201: Leveling up
Learn how to up your lolita fashion game to the next level with tips and tricks from experienced lolitas!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

12:30pm

Maid & Butler Cafe Closed Reservations (Separate Ticket Required)
Purchase your reservation ticket at our Information Booth!

Cafe tickets are limited. Buy early to guarantee your spot!

Due to the nature of the cafe, we cannot accept late entry. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your session start time to get seated!*

Sunday May 19, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Otafest Maid and Butler Cafe (Map #21)

12:30pm

ProZD - Autographs
Autographs with ProZD

Speakers
avatar for ProZD

ProZD

SungWon Cho (aka ProZD) is an actor and YouTuber specializing in gaming and geek culture who originally emerged from the Vine comedy scene. Among his most popular videos are comedic sketches parodying anime, games and movies, many of which reach over 5M views. He’s appeared as a... Read More →


Sunday May 19, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Autograph Corner (Map #35)

1:00pm

Kemomimi Panic - Demo
Kemomimi Panic is a conversation-based deduction game in which all players take the role of a beast-eared human, but the master thief Crescent Moon lurks among them, aiming to steal every players treasure before the civilians can reveal her.

Sunday May 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Board Gaming (Map #4)

1:00pm

Gundam Building Panel
Join the Rocky Mountain Model club as they help teach you how to build a Gundam! Bring that garage kit that's been on your shelf for years, or come try one of our starter kits.
This event is sponsored by AKB Pop, who will have a limited amount of Gundam models daily for new model-ers who want to try their hand! Follow AKB Pop on Facebook at facebook.com/AKBPoP/ !


Sunday May 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Model Builders’ Lounge (Map #36)

1:00pm

RErideD (14P)
A young engineer named Derrida Yvain became famous thanks to his contributions in the development of the "Autonomous Machine DZ." After discovering a flaw in the design he is attacked by unknown forces, falling into a stasis pod he awakens ten years later to find the world torn apart by war.

Sunday May 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Anime Theatre 2 (Map #7)

1:00pm

The Quintessential Quintuplets (AP)
One day, a poor high school second-year named Futaro Uesugi comes across a private tutoring gig with good pay, but his pupils are his classmates. In fact, all five are quintuplets, each gorgeous but also on the brink of flunking out of school.

Sunday May 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

1:00pm

Calssara - Autographs
Speakers
avatar for Calssara

Calssara

(Photo: Snowgrimm)Calssara is a cosplayer from Germany who loves to cosplay and has been active since 2004. She was Germany’s representative for World Cosplay Summit (WCS) in 2009 and 2011. She has also represented her country in the European Cosplay Gathering (ECG), one of the... Read More →


Sunday May 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Autograph Corner (Map #35)

1:00pm

All Ages Auction
The sanitized auction! The place to come for a chance to pick up bargain deals on anime memorabilia, with proceeds from the auction of certain items go to support this year’s charity! Watch Jenny desperately attempt to keep legendary auctioneer Tyler’s language all-ages appropriate!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Panels 1 (Map #5)

1:00pm

Microsoft Jump Force Tournament FINALS
It's time to see who Otafest's Jump Force master is! The top 3 players from all the prior heats this weekend battle it out. Only one will be crowned!

Exhibitors

Sunday May 19, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Exhibitor Hall - Booth A7

1:00pm

Rocky Mountain Model Club Maker Room Open
If there’s anything you ever wanted to know about model building, or if you wanted to try your hand at building your very own Gundam model, the Rocky Mountain Model Club’s model room is the place for you to go!

Sunday May 19, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Model Builders’ Lounge (Map #36)

1:00pm

Apex Legends
Apex Legends Tournament and Open Play

Sunday May 19, 2019 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Video Gaming (Map #4)

1:30pm

Fate Series Fan Meetup
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/817728771940661/
All meetups begin at the official meetup location. Organizers will remain there for at least 15 minutes to allow people who may be running late a chance to join in. After the first 15 minutes, the meetup may move off site for photos, socialization, or to continue the meetup, at the discretion and responsibility of the organizer.

Sunday May 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Marriott Patio (Map #40)

1:30pm

Cosplay Icebreaker: Armour and Props 101
Always wanted to build an amazing Voltron Paladin suit or a Mega Man cosplay? Then you've come to the right place! This educated panel will teach you where to start as well as advanced tips and more!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

1:30pm

The Essentials of Competing & More with Hyoken Seisou
Whether it’s your first time competing or you’re a seasoned veteran, join award winning cosplayers

Speakers
avatar for Hyoken Seisou

Hyoken Seisou

Izy Cheung (aka Hyoken Seisou) is a traditional artist and costume maker specializing in non-humanoid character costumes, such as Disney's Stitch and Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon. She is a veteran con-goer and prominent member of the Otafest community. She holds an impressive... Read More →


Sunday May 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

1:30pm

Live Action Mario Kart
Who will win the Mushroom trophy? Come down in your cosplay and race your friends and other con goers!

Sunday May 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Outdoor Kids Area

1:30pm

The Adventure Zone
The Starblaster has come to invade your plane and your convention! Come and see the notorious Tres H Boys and friends recall all their great stories you heard from the void fish!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

1:30pm

Competitive Gaming - Starcraft II
Introduction to the eSports world through Starcraft II. Join us to learn and talk about one of the most iconic competitive games in eSports history.

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

1:45pm

Hotel on the Brink (Live-Action) (AP)
A once exclusive hotel, in the outskirts of town, well-known to only people in the know, is now on the brink of bankruptcy with a debt of 300 million yen, under the management of incapable and unmotivated staff. An unlikely young man shows up as a mysterious guest and changes everything.

Sunday May 19, 2019 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

2:00pm

Otafest Animations With Toxicure
Interested in the Otafest Animations? A look behind the scenes of how they're made as well as a whole host of Toxicure's other animations.

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

2:00pm

Final Fantasy Fan Meetup
Facebook event link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/284254982496473/
IMPORTANT: In the event of inclement weather, your host will provide updates to the meetup point through this Facebook event.

All meetups begin at the official meetup location. Organizers will remain there for at least 15 minutes to allow people who may be running late a chance to join in. After the first 15 minutes, the meetup may move off site for photos, socialization, or to continue the meetup, at the discretion and responsibility of the organizer.

Sunday May 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Marriott Patio (Map #40)

2:00pm

Litorco Martial Arts Demonstration
Litorco Martial Arts is a dojo in Calgary that teaches Zen Karate. Come check out their martial arts demonstration!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Outdoor Stage (Map #12)

2:00pm

Cosplaying with Contact Lenses
Cosplayers want everything to be accurate when portraying a character, right down to the eyes. However, using custom contact lenses can be hazardous. Come find out how to safely use contact lenses from someone in the ophthalmology field and make sure you keep your eyes happy and healthy!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

2:00pm

Card Fight Vanguard Team Event
Teams of 3 players face off against each other

Sunday May 19, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Card Gaming (Map #4)

2:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament

Smash will be run over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each day will be its own single elimination bracket tournament with a winner and prize each day. Daily winners will receive a redemption code for a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo 3DS game. Registration will cap at 32 players per day. If you place in the top 4 on any of the days, you will be eligible to play in a final, double elimination bracket on Sunday. If you do not make the top 4 on a given day, you are able to enter the tournament on subsequent days. Registration can be done in advance either in person at in the Gaming Room or by emailing gaming@otafest.com with your gamer tag, preferred day to play (or the intention to play multiple days) and your preferred controller. You will need to register before each tournament, and Otafest has the right to refuse your registration if we have reached max attendance or if a Tournament Organizer sees fit at their discretion. Please try to bring your own controller as Otafest cannot guarantee that we will have a controller for you.

TO REGISTER: 
e-mail gaming@otafest.com with
  1. Your gamer tag
  2. Which controller you'll be bringing/using
  3. Preferred day to play (or intention to play multiple days)

Hungry? Make sure to grab a bowl of ramen from the Marriott Ramen bar before the tournament! Rain or shine, they'll have delicious ramen to fuel the rest of your Otafest!! Open Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm!

Tournament Info
Style: Stock
Stocks: 3
Time Limit: 7:00
FS Meter: Off
Spirits: Off
Damage Handicap: Off
Items: Low
Smash Ball: On
Stage Morph: Off
Stage Hazards: Off
Launch Rate: 1.0x
Underdog Boost: Off
Pausing: Off

Legal Stages -
Smashville, Pokemon Stadium 2, Final Destination, Kalos Pokemon League, and Town and City.
All sets will be best out of 3.

Map selection for game one will be decided by rock paper scissors, and the loser picks the second map. For game one characters will be selected in a double blind format as to not allow counter picks. For game two the winner will ban one stage, the loser will then pick their stage, the winner of game one will then select their character, and then the loser will select theirs. Repeat this process if necessary for game 3.

In the event of a timeout, the player with more stocks wins, and in the event that stocks are even the player with the lower percentage wins.In the event that both players exit the blast zone on the same frame a one stock game will be played on the same map with the same characters to determine the winner.

Piranha Plant will NOT be legal this tournament.

Time will be given to set up your name and button layout and button check.All players will be expected to be on time and available before their sets, they can ask the TO's for time estimates but you can and will be disqualified at the TO's discretion if tardy.If any unexpected circumstances occur the word of staff will be taken as final.

ALL RULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE STAFF AS THEY SEE FIT.


Sunday May 19, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Video Gaming (Map #4)

2:30pm

AMV 2019 Contest Winners
A showcase of the winners for Otafest 2019’s AMV contest!

Sunday May 19, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Events (Map #2)

2:30pm

Maid & Butler Cafe Closed Reservations (Separate Ticket Required)
Purchase your reservation ticket at our Information Booth!

Cafe tickets are limited. Buy early to guarantee your spot!

Due to the nature of the cafe, we cannot accept late entry. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your session start time to get seated!*

Sunday May 19, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Otafest Maid and Butler Cafe (Map #21)

2:30pm

How Clumsy Are You, Miss Ueno (AP)
Ueno is the president of the science club at a certain junior high school. She's a master inventor beyond her years but can't seem to confess to her crush Tanaka. Don’t worry; she’s got just the invention to help her out in a pinch.

Sunday May 19, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

2:30pm

Rascal Does Not Deam of Bunny Girl Senpai (14P)
Sakuta Azusagawa is a high school student who suddenly sees a bunny girl appear before him while studying in the library. Mai Sakurajima, the girl in the bunny girl costume, seems to be invisible to everyone but him while wearing the bunny girl costume.

Sunday May 19, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Anime Theatre 2 (Map #7)

2:30pm

18+ Auction: Tyler Offends Sensibilities
Otafest’s infamous auctioneer is at it again. This panel is 50% auction and 100% foul-mouthed ranting, with a sprinkling of no-holds barred, tough-love life lessons. 18+ Only; and prepare to be offended.

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Panels 1 (Map #5)

3:00pm

Voltron: Not Dead Yet
It's been a year since Voltron has saved the world, and the world has questions! Join the crew of the Atlas and Voltron as they answer your questions and spread the message of the late Allura.

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panels 2 (Map #18)

3:00pm

Live Performances in Japan
Getting to see a performance in Japan is as simple as winning the lottery. Literally. Find out all about Japan's lotto seat system, concert etiquette, travel tips, and more!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

3:00pm

My Hero Academia
Come chat about the anime My Hero Academia. Vote for your favourite hero, cheer for your favourite shipping couple, and test your My Hero Academia knowledge!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

3:00pm

Starving Cosplayers
As we all know cosplay is an expensive hobby - it can cause a hundred if not thousands of dollars for one costume. This panel will go over the basics of budgeting, couponing and thrift store shopping.

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

3:00pm

Danganronpa Fan Meetup
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/410262309706233/
IMPORTANT: In the event of inclement weather, your host will provide updates to the meetup point through this Facebook event.

All meetups begin at the official meetup location. Organizers will remain there for at least 15 minutes to allow people who may be running late a chance to join in. After the first 15 minutes, the meetup may move off site for photos, socialization, or to continue the meetup, at the discretion and responsibility of the organizer.

Sunday May 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marriott Patio (Map #40)

3:00pm

Channel A - Demo
In Channel A, players compete at presenting anime TV show ideas to a network. A premise is given, each player selects up to four title word cards from their hand of ten cards and makes a pitch to the other players about their show with that title.

Sunday May 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Board Gaming (Map #4)

3:00pm

Meet Hyoken Seisou in Artist Alley!
Hyoken Seisou and TwinFlame Fabrications in a discussion about competing in costume contests; what to expect, confidence, sportsmanship, and the pressures of it all.

Speakers
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Hyoken Seisou

Izy Cheung (aka Hyoken Seisou) is a traditional artist and costume maker specializing in non-humanoid character costumes, such as Disney's Stitch and Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon. She is a veteran con-goer and prominent member of the Otafest community. She holds an impressive... Read More →


Sunday May 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Artist Alley - Table V5

3:00pm

Me, My Parents & Cosplay with Calssara Cosplay!
My parents hate my hobby! What shall I do? Cosplay is a lot of fun, a great way to express your creativity, and a great way to make life-minded friends - but…well… parents don’t always understand this. Starting the conversation can be very difficult. Let’s talk about how to gain your parents’ support in your hobby!

Speakers
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Calssara

(Photo: Snowgrimm)Calssara is a cosplayer from Germany who loves to cosplay and has been active since 2004. She was Germany’s representative for World Cosplay Summit (WCS) in 2009 and 2011. She has also represented her country in the European Cosplay Gathering (ECG), one of the... Read More →


Sunday May 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

3:30pm

40 Years of Gundam Trivia
Come test your knowledge on the biggest mecha franchise from the past 40 years, Gundam.

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

3:30pm

Pokemon Stuffie Stitching
Come and create your very own Pokémon plush toy, and learn some sewing skills! All skill levels welcome! Limit of 50 people, 30 participant preregister at the Pokémon League!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

3:45pm

A Girl & Three Sweetharts (Live-Action) (AP)
Sakurai Misaki is a patissier who dreams of having her own business in the future and has prioritized work to the extent that she has even forgotten how to kiss. After losing her job and with nowhere to turn, her first love and high school crush offers her a job at his family restaurant.

Sunday May 19, 2019 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Anime Theatre 3 (Map #38)

4:00pm

Kingdom Hearts Fan Meetup
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2127163317596965
IMPORTANT: In the event of inclement weather, your host will provide updates to the meetup point through this Facebook event.

All meetups begin at the official meetup location. Organizers will remain there for at least 15 minutes to allow people who may be running late a chance to join in. After the first 15 minutes, the meetup may move off site for photos, socialization, or to continue the meetup, at the discretion and responsibility of the organizer.

Sunday May 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Marriott Patio (Map #40)

4:00pm

AMV Sing, Clap & Stomp-A-Long
The end of every show deserves a bit of roof raising applause. Come finish the weekend off right as we Sing-A-Long, Clap-A-Long and Stomp-A-Long to AMVs!

Sunday May 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
AMV Room (Map #8)

4:00pm

Date A Live III (14P)
When magical girls from parallel dimensions are being summoned to our world, spreading death and destruction in their wake, only one thing can be done to save the world: find them and tame their powers. This is Shindou’s task; to find these girls and date them – for world peace!

Sunday May 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Anime Theatre 2 (Map #7)

4:00pm

The Rising of the Shield Hero (14P)
Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic otaku who spends his days on games and manga, finds himself summoned to a parallel world as one of its legendary heroes. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield.

Sunday May 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Anime Theatre 1 (Map #6)

4:00pm

The Voices of Anarchy All-Ages Otafest Send-off Improv Extravaganza!
This is it! The last day of the con! You’re tired, we’re tired, but let’s do this thing anyway! We’ll give you one last blow-out show with 90 MORE minutes of All-Ages improv comedy! Who else is gonna do that for you? Your doctor? I think not! Lead by voice actor and improv veteran Will Wood, this group of young, comedic men and women are reasonably excited to perform one last time for you at Otafest 2019!

Speakers
avatar for The Voices of Anarchy

The Voices of Anarchy

Hey Otafest! You may have heard that Synaptic Chaos Theatre is no more; and while that's true, don't you fret! Do you love improv comedy? Are you curious at the very least? Well then, come check out The Voices of Anarchy’s improv shows and laugh along at Otafest 2019! TVoA is a... Read More →


Sunday May 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Events (Map #2)

4:00pm

Dragon Ball Super TCG Tournament
Dragon Ball Super TCG tournament, Standard Format

Sunday May 19, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Card Gaming (Map #4)

4:30pm

Travelling to International Conventions!
The only thing more exciting than going to a convention...is going to a convention in another country! But before you book your trip, here's some useful advice from veteran travelers.

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

4:30pm

Do You Dere?
Want to know your ideal type? Come talk to all the Dere types and see which one fits you best!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

4:30pm

Maid & Butler Cafe Closed Reservations (Separate Ticket Required)
Purchase your reservation ticket at our Information Booth!

Cafe tickets are limited. Buy early to guarantee your spot!

Due to the nature of the cafe, we cannot accept late entry. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your session start time to get seated!*

Sunday May 19, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Otafest Maid and Butler Cafe (Map #21)

4:30pm

Intro to 'Tales Of'
Have you ever heard of the " Tales of... " series? Do you have an interest in it, but never played it before? Maybe you're already a fan and want to learn more about it... then this is for you!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

4:30pm

Networking 101: How to properly promote your stream
So you want to start streaming content onto Mixer, Twitch or YouTube - or maybe you already are and you want to grow, but you don't know the proper way to do it.

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Panels 2 (Map #18)

4:30pm

Anime EDGE
The longest running gameshow at Otafest returns for another wacky time. Participate in random challenges, face eliminations in unexpected ways and see who will be crowned "Otafest EDGE Survivor".

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

5:00pm

Whack A Catgirl - Demo
Whack A Catgirl is a hilarious, over-the-top card game based around an Anime Convention. Players draft items to use to lure and pelt the unsuspecting catgirl to score points. Have a laugh and try to become the "Champion of Everything"

Sunday May 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Board Gaming (Map #4)

5:00pm

The Dark Side of Cosplay with Hyoken Seisou
Do you want more likes and followers? Here’s the real talk with Hyoken Seisou and TwinFlame Fabrications about the impact of a social media footprint and bullying.

Speakers
avatar for Hyoken Seisou

Hyoken Seisou

Izy Cheung (aka Hyoken Seisou) is a traditional artist and costume maker specializing in non-humanoid character costumes, such as Disney's Stitch and Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon. She is a veteran con-goer and prominent member of the Otafest community. She holds an impressive... Read More →


Sunday May 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Panels 3 (Map #19)

6:00pm

Toxic Cosplay Culture... And How To Avoid It
Bullying, elitism, harassment, stress, anxiety... this is supposed to be a fun hobby, so where are all these problems coming from?! Cosplay has a toxic side, and we need to address it.

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panels 5 (Map #26)

6:00pm

Why We Watch Anime
A discussion panel about the non-entertainment reasons we watch anime. We will talk about everything from cool sci-fi technology to meeting people though anime.

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panels 4 (Map #22)

6:00pm

Japanification Identification
Can you guess what's being advertised in these crazy Japanese commercials? Put your knowledge to the test in this long running Otafest competition.

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panels 8 (Map #23)

6:00pm

Melon Pop Idol Games!
Hi! We're Melon Pop Idols, and we're hosting a Love Live! idol games panel! There will be a Q&A, freeze, and truth or dare - please keep it PG-13!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panels 2 (Map #18)

6:00pm

Ghibli Party
Do the names Chihiro, Kiki and Sophie ring a bell? If so, head on down to hang out with the Studio Ghibli heroines!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panels 7 (Map #27)

6:00pm

Yu-Gi-Oh Battle for the Mat
Yu-Gi-Oh standard tournament. Top Player wins a play mat!

Sunday May 19, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Card Gaming (Map #4)

6:30pm

Macross Won't Stop!
Passing its 30th anniversary, Macross continues to rock! This panel for new and old fans alike will cover the Macross mecha and music of the past, present and future!

Speakers

Sunday May 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Panels 6 (Map #24)

7:00pm

Closing Ceremonies
Join us as we close the show by presenting Otafest 2019’s event highlights and performances, announcing our charity fundraising amounts, and more! Our annual tradition is a Can’t Miss!

Sunday May 19, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Events (Map #2)

8:30pm

Otafest Feedback Panel
Let Otafest Staff what you think! We want your feedback and constructive criticism about Otafest 2019 so we can continue to improve!

Sunday May 19, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Panels 1 (Map #5)