Otafest 2024

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Otafest 2024

Calgary’s Japanese pop culture festival. Shop. Cosplay. Games. Anime. Join a community and meet your favorite stars!

By Otafest

When and where

Date and time

May 10, 2024 · 10am - May 12, 2024 · 8pm MDT


Calgary Telus Convention Centre 120 9 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 Canada

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 2 days 10 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

We can’t wait to meet you!

Check out over 100 hours of programming facilitated by fans, members of our community, special guests, and staff, our huge Exhibitor Hall and Artist Alley for amazing art and merchandise, autograph signings, guest meet & greets, concerts, photo booth, video game tournaments, Pokémon league, Maid & Butler Café, and so much more.

Visit our website at otafest.com for more information about Otafest - proudly non-profit and fully volunteer run for 25 years!

I only want to go to the exhibitor hall / artist alley - do I need to buy a pass?

Yes. Only guests wearing wristbands will be admitted to Otafest rooms and halls, including our exhibitor hall and artist alley.

Why do you ask for my age, gender, etc. when I buy my tickets?

Your demographic information is anonymized and used purely for statistical purposes. We want to have a good idea of our festival's demographics, we use this information to approach potential sponsors and improve future events.

I've bought my tickets online, now what?

Can my mom/sister/friend pick up my wristband for me?

You must pick up your own wristband as we must apply it to your wrist at the time of redemption.

What is your autograph policy / Can I bring multiple items to get signed / Are there autograph fees?

Our full autograph policy can be found at https://otafest.com/policies

Who do I ask about whether I can bring my prop to Otafest?

First, read up on our weapons and props policy at https://otafest.com/policies If you don't find your answer there, you can email Otafest's Policy Enforcement team at props@otafest.com. Please allow up to a week for a response.

Is there parking at the venue?

Yes! The City of Calgary offers many downtown parking options near the Convention Centre. We've compiled a small list on our website, but please note that there are many more options than what is on the list: https://otafest.com/maps/

I require assistance to attend Otafest (Licensed Caregivers)

If you need the assistance of a licensed caregiver to attend Otafest, we're happy to provide admission for them that matches the pass you've purchased. Please go ahead and buy your pass, then either send an email or have your licensed caregiver send an email to admissions@otafest.com and we'll get them sorted.

I have other questions

If you have any further questions, we welcome you to e-mail us at info@otafest.com

About the organizer

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Otafest is a welcoming community where anyone can openly celebrate and enjoy their passions for Japanese anime, popular culture and related arts.