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Friday, November 13
 

18:40 MST

Otafest Gala - Seating
Friday November 13, 2015 18:40 - 19:00 MST
John Ware Building

19:00 MST

Otafest Gala
Since the inception of Otafest Aurora, the gala has been the most popular event at our winter convention. By purchasing a gala pass, you will be able to experience the magic of Calgary’s winter anime festival during the day and in the evening, you will join us for a buffet dinner and dance featuring a variety of food options (including vegetarian), dessert, and coffee. After dinner, you can take to the dance floor and enjoy a wide variety of slow and fast music with holiday and anime songs.

There is no dress code for the gala, however we encourage you to wear your best! We would love to see you in a shirt and tie or a gown! Cosplay is also encouraged and we would love if you used your imagination to dress it up! For example, putting a tie on Link’s costume would make him look more formal. The nicer you dress, the more fun it will be for everyone!

As our gala pass is very popular, we recommend you purchase your pass prior to the event. In the event we do have any tickets left they will be available at the door.



Hors D’Oeuvres
Red Thai Meatballs
Seared Bacon Wrapped Scallop
Italian Marinate Mozza Skewers
Classic Feta & Spinach Spanakopita
Garden Spring Rolls

Main
NY AAA Striploin

Vegetarian Main
Lasagna

Sides
Seasonal Vegetables
Mashed Potatoes with Nutmeg, butter and cream
Mediterranean Green Leaf & Balsamic Roasted vegetables with Greek Yogurt
9 Grain Quinoa, Cashew, and Blueberry with mandarin Vinaigrette

Deserts
Assorted cheesecake bites
Apple crisp with whip cream

Coffee and tea


Friday November 13, 2015 19:00 - Saturday November 14, 2015 00:00 MST
John Ware Building
 
Saturday, November 14
 

10:00 MST

AMV Showcase
Saturday November 14, 2015 10:00 - 11:00 MST
Orpheus Theatre

10:00 MST

Punch Line (13P)
Saturday November 14, 2015 10:00 - 11:30 MST
MC 316

10:00 MST

Sound! Euphonium (AP)
Saturday November 14, 2015 10:00 - 11:30 MST
MC 312

10:00 MST

The Forest Piano (AP)
Saturday November 14, 2015 10:00 - 12:00 MST
MC 318

10:00 MST

Cosplay Fashion Show Registration
Saturday November 14, 2015 10:00 - 12:00 MST
MA 119

10:00 MST

Mr and Miss Otafest Registration
Saturday November 14, 2015 10:00 - 12:00 MST
MA 119

10:00 MST

Mr. & Miss Aurora Registration
Saturday November 14, 2015 10:00 - 12:00 MST
MA 119

10:00 MST

10:00 MST

Artist Alley Open
Saturday November 14, 2015 10:00 - 19:00 MST
Artist Alley & Vendors

10:00 MST

Vendor Hall Open
Saturday November 14, 2015 10:00 - 19:00 MST
Artist Alley & Vendors

10:00 MST

Open Video Gaming
Saturday November 14, 2015 10:00 - 22:00 MST
Symposium Room

10:00 MST

Coat Check
Saturday November 14, 2015 10:00 - 23:00 MST
MA 102

11:00 MST

Comedy, Fun & Upbeat AMVs
Saturday November 14, 2015 11:00 - 12:00 MST
Orpheus Theatre

11:00 MST

An Introduction to One Piece
The 4kids version may have ruined it for you, and catching up on over 700 chapters and episodes is quite the daunting task! Learn how this shounen epic has captured the hearts of millions across the world. Get on board and set sail for the world of One Piece!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 11:00 - 12:00 MST
MC 317

11:00 MST

Muse Vocal Training Camp!
Are you looking to warm up your voice for the winter season? Don't worry, the 2nd years of Muse are here to help! Learn how to improve your voice and sing a long with some of your favorite Love Live songs in this Umi approved training camp!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 11:00 - 12:00 MST
MA 122

11:00 MST

Sewing For Cosplay
Do you want to start making your own costumes? Your own clothes? Get started with into to sewing!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 11:00 - 12:00 MST
MA 112

11:00 MST

Ani-Mia - Autographs!
Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 11:00 - 12:30 MST
MA 109

11:30 MST

Life is Strange: Partners in Time

Ready for the mosh pit, shaka bruh! Come hang out with Max, Chloe, Warren, Victoria, and Mr. Jefferson as they discuss the thrilling conclusion to Life is Strange. Did you save Kate? Did you honor Chloe's request? In this discussion panel, everyone is welcome to share their experiences and theories in regards to the game. Just please don't forget to submit your photo for the Everyday Heroes contest!


Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 11:30 - 12:30 MST
MA 110

11:30 MST

Nodame Cantabile (AP)
Saturday November 14, 2015 11:30 - 13:00 MST
MC 312

11:30 MST

Plastic Memories (13P)
Saturday November 14, 2015 11:30 - 13:00 MST
MC 316

12:00 MST

Animal Crossing Amiibo Cards and More! Presented by Nishikaze
Need a safe place to trade your Animal Crossing Amiibo cards and more? Look no further! Nintendo fans rejoice as we go over Amiibo value and do consented trades with people around the province. Feel free to bring any Amiibo as well, inside or out of the box! Otafest is not responsible for any trades made or lost merchandise.


Saturday November 14, 2015 12:00 - 13:00 MST
MA 106

12:00 MST

His Butler, Interrogated A Kuroshtsuji Panel
Come join your favorite butlers and masters for numerous delightful games, a Q&A with the cast and a few surprises along the way at the Otafest Aurora Kuroshitsuji Panel.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 12:00 - 13:00 MST
MB 203

12:00 MST

Zapp's Spaceship of Love presents: Critical Fail! An Interactive D&D Experience.
Critical Fail is back! Leave your dice at home, and try to survive our insane game of D&D!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 12:00 - 13:00 MST
MB 222

12:00 MST

Get Your Photos with Otafest Mascots!
Saturday November 14, 2015 12:00 - 13:00 MST
MA 117

12:00 MST

Aria (AP)
Saturday November 14, 2015 12:00 - 13:30 MST
MC 318

12:00 MST

Ho-Ho-Host club
Join the Host Club for pranks, pick up lines, candy...and presents !!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 12:00 - 13:30 MST
MB 210

12:00 MST

Mr and Miss Otafest Voting
Saturday November 14, 2015 12:00 - 17:00 MST
MA 119

12:00 MST

X-mas Maid Station
Saturday November 14, 2015 12:00 - 18:00 MST
Macdonald Hall

12:00 MST

12:30 MST

Clickin' it old school: Film photography in a digital age
Ever wonder where Instagram filters come from? Can 100 year old technology be better than cutting edge digital photography? It's not just for hipsters, film is coming back and this panel will show you how.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 12:30 - 13:30 MST
MA 112

12:30 MST

Monster hunter school of hard KNOCKS
Wanna take on the tough monsters?, need some advice?, come by and I will educate you in the Monster hunter hard knocks school

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 12:30 - 14:00 MST
MA 122

13:00 MST

Name That Anime Tune
Do you have that anime song stuck in your head, do you listen to your favourite shows music all day long? Can you recognize that anime tune? Come down to the name that anime tune panel and see if you can name that anime tune.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 13:00 - 14:00 MST
MA 110

13:00 MST

Vic Mignogna - Q&A
Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 13:00 - 14:00 MST
MC 317

13:00 MST

Food Wars (13P)
Saturday November 14, 2015 13:00 - 14:30 MST
MC 316

13:00 MST

Your Lie in April (AP)
Saturday November 14, 2015 13:00 - 14:30 MST
MC 312

13:00 MST

Photo Booth Open
Saturday November 14, 2015 13:00 - 15:00 MST
MA 117

13:30 MST

Cosplay Fashion Show
Saturday November 14, 2015 13:30 - 14:00 MST
Orpheus Theatre

13:30 MST

Panelstuck
An in character Homestuck panel featuring the Beta session trolls.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 13:30 - 14:30 MST
MB 203

13:30 MST

Puzzle & Waifus

An Introduction to Japan's most popular mobile game, Puzzle & Dragons!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 13:30 - 14:30 MST
MA 106

13:30 MST

Gargantia OVA (13P)
Saturday November 14, 2015 13:30 - 15:30 MST
MC 318

14:00 MST

VGC Pokemon 101
Interested in getting involved in competitive Pokemon? Learn the basics of Pokemon breeding, along with strategies for team-building and battling in VGC doubles. Then, put all that knowledge to use in an interactive team-building session. This is your chance to become the very best, like no one ever was!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 14:00 - 15:00 MST
MB 210

14:00 MST

Your Favourite Anime is Probably Great, But Crane-kun Disagrees
Come meet Crane-kun, the self-proclaimed "only mascot" of Tsurucon, and join in some civil anime related discussion, in which Crane-kun will tear apart your favourite anime with extremely nonsensical criticisms. Then, partake in a 1vsAll debate where you will inevitibly lose because you let Crane-kun win. WARNING: Feelings could be hurt, Mostly my feelings.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 14:00 - 15:00 MST
MA 112

14:00 MST

Josh Hart - Fabric Characteristics & Weaves
Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 14:00 - 15:00 MST
MB 222

14:00 MST

Vic Mignogna - Autographs
Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 14:00 - 16:00 MST
MC 317

14:30 MST

Crossplay Fashion Show
Saturday November 14, 2015 14:30 - 15:00 MST
Orpheus Theatre

14:30 MST

Family Feud: Kaichou wa Maid-Sama Edition
Maid Latte is bringing to you a new game: Family Feud! Play with and against the characters brought to life to win the ultimate prizes. Come for a chance to face the Demon President, in the card game "Speed," for a secret, bonus prize!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 14:30 - 15:30 MST
MA 110

14:30 MST

Nodame Cantabile -Paris- (AP)
Saturday November 14, 2015 14:30 - 16:00 MST
MC 312

14:30 MST

Yamada-Kun and the Seven Witches (13P)
Saturday November 14, 2015 14:30 - 16:00 MST
MC 316

14:30 MST

Ultimate COSPLAY Battle Holiday Edition
Ever wonder who was a better at Christmas carols ?, who would make a good replacement reindeer if Rudolph vanished?. Well find out at the ultimate COSPLAY battle holiday edition!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 14:30 - 16:00 MST
MA 122

15:00 MST

Ani-Mia - Body Positivity & Cosplay
Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 15:00 - 15:30 MST
MA 109

15:00 MST

! : A Metal Gear Panel
Spoiler warning! This will be a fan discussion panel about the Metal Gear franchise and the surrounding fandom.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 15:00 - 16:00 MST
MA 106

15:00 MST

Love Live! Dance Panel
An interactive panel focusing on learning dance routines and fun choreography from Love Live! School Idol Project. Come dance with u's!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 15:00 - 16:00 MST
MB 203

15:30 MST

Anime According to AMVs
Saturday November 14, 2015 15:30 - 16:30 MST
Orpheus Theatre

15:30 MST

Cosplay 201: Levelling up Your Cosplay
Join Alpanerd, Kilo-One-Four and Morgothia Cosplay, to learn tips and tricks that will level up your cosplay. Learn weathering and detailing techniques you can use to improve existing costumes or use these ideas on upcoming projects. We will cover topics on planning, constructing and bringing your costume to life.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 15:30 - 16:30 MST
MA 112

15:30 MST

Josh Hart - Autographs
Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 15:30 - 16:30 MST
MB 222

15:30 MST

Sailor Moon Panel
What's up with Sailor Moon? Find out the latest news and merchandise announcements!

Speakers
avatar for Pauline French

Pauline French

I've been a Sailor Moon fan and collector for as long as I can remember! One day I realized that I know waaay too much info about both and decided to share that info at my favourite events.


Saturday November 14, 2015 15:30 - 17:00 MST
MB 210

15:30 MST

K-On Movie (AP)
Saturday November 14, 2015 15:30 - 17:30 MST
MC 318

15:30 MST

Ani-Mia - Autographs!
Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 15:30 - 17:30 MST
MA 109

16:00 MST

All About Ball-Jointed Dolls
Come learn all about BJD! We have tips and tricks to start, grow, or maintain your collection from Calgary's own BJD group.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 16:00 - 17:00 MST
MA 110

16:00 MST

My Love Story!! (AP)
Saturday November 14, 2015 16:00 - 17:30 MST
MC 316

16:00 MST

Piano (AP)
Saturday November 14, 2015 16:00 - 17:30 MST
MC 312

16:00 MST

Photo Booth Open
Saturday November 14, 2015 16:00 - 20:00 MST
MA 117

16:30 MST

Awesomecore AMVs
Saturday November 14, 2015 16:30 - 17:30 MST
Orpheus Theatre

16:30 MST

Mingle & Jingle
Flying solo? Bored of your group of same old friends? Well, come on in to the Mingle & Jingle!
Mingle new people, & Jingle-along with some tunes. Woo, holiday themed events~

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 16:30 - 17:30 MST
MA 106

16:30 MST

Steven Universe Holiday Panel Palooza
This year, the Crystal Gems want to spend the holidays with you! Join Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl, and Steven for a party complete with fun games, a Q&A, trivia, donuts, and more! But remember to be on the lookout for Homeworld gems; you never know when they could show up...

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 16:30 - 17:30 MST
MB 203

16:30 MST

Vic Mignogna - Autographs
Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 16:30 - 17:30 MST
MC 317

17:00 MST

Welcome to Idol Hell: The School Idol Festival Panel
Join ErynCerise for a dive into the hottest circle-tapping game in the anime world: Love Live! School Idol Festival! Whether you're a fresh-faced newbie or a seasoned waifu hoarder, you're bound to learn something new and have a fun time with fellow your idol-lovers!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 17:00 - 18:00 MST
MA 112

17:00 MST

Josh Hart - Patterns & Adjustments
Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 17:00 - 18:00 MST
MB 222

17:00 MST

The Pokemon League Tournament
Saturday November 14, 2015 17:00 - 21:00 MST
MA 122

17:30 MST

How to Spot Bootlegs
Tired of getting ripped off on fake merchandise?! Learn how to find out if your Snow Miku is official, or if your favourite convention bag is bootleg.

Speakers
avatar for Pauline French

Pauline French

I've been a Sailor Moon fan and collector for as long as I can remember! One day I realized that I know waaay too much info about both and decided to share that info at my favourite events.


Saturday November 14, 2015 17:30 - 18:30 MST
MA 110

17:30 MST

Terrible Fanfiction (18+)
The best of the worst in fanfiction!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 17:30 - 18:30 MST
MB 210

17:30 MST

Detroit Metal City (MP)
Saturday November 14, 2015 17:30 - 19:00 MST
MC 318

17:30 MST

17:30 MST

Nodame Cantabile -Finale- (AP)
Saturday November 14, 2015 17:30 - 19:00 MST
MC 312

18:00 MST

Closing Ceremonies
Saturday November 14, 2015 18:00 - 18:30 MST
Orpheus Theatre

18:00 MST

Town Killing Simulator (Werewolf)
Join us in a card game of werewolf where you either become one of the many different important townsfolk roles and work together to eliminate the werewolves or you can become one of the werewolves and rule the town!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 18:00 - 19:30 MST
MB 203

18:30 MST

Anime Name That Tune DAME!
Otafest's classic homebrew music game is back with a new batch of songs but just as many BS rounds as ever! Don't know anything about anime music? Know every opening and ending ever made? Doesn't matter! There's something in DAME! for everyone!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 18:30 - 19:30 MST
MA 112

19:00 MST

Anime Starter Pack (18+)
Come join us talk about, well... Anime! We'll talk a bit about the different types and genres of anime, tropes you can expect to see in each, and introduce you to series that you may have heard of but never gotten a chance to watch! Then we'll test everyone's knowledge with a game of Jeopardy and few games of Heads Up!! (Come for the anime, stay for the hi-chews).

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 19:00 - 20:00 MST
MA 106

19:00 MST

Hot Pepper Anime Reviews (18+)
Feeling winter's chill upon your soul? Warm up with some HOT PEPPER ANIME REVIEWS!
Our co-hosts will deliver a passionately sizzling review of their favourite animes while under the effects of habaneros or hotter!
You might even find a new show to watch! Educate yourself about the Scoville scale! No milk until their reviews are finished!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 19:00 - 20:00 MST
MC 317

19:00 MST

Skype with Jessica in Japan
Would you like to talk with an English teacher in Japan through Skype? Then this is the panel for you! Jessica will share her experiences in Japan with you over a Skype call as she lives and teaches English in Kyoto, Japan. Feel free to come with questions!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 19:00 - 20:00 MST
MA 110

19:00 MST

Video Game Name That Tune
Doo doo do doo do do doo do do dooo. That was the Tetris Theme. If you guessed right, then you're cut out for Video Game Name That Tune! Come for the nostalgia, stay for the glory!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 19:00 - 20:00 MST
MB 222

19:00 MST

Vlad's AMV Choice Awards!
Saturday November 14, 2015 19:00 - 20:30 MST
Orpheus Theatre

19:00 MST

Chillin' with the Haicrew!!
Volleyball? VOLLEYBALL!! Join your favourite volleyball team managers as they try to tame the chaos that is the Karasuno team! Along with some special friends from our rivals.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 19:00 - 20:30 MST
MB 210

19:00 MST

Macross - Do you remember Love? (13P)
Saturday November 14, 2015 19:00 - 21:00 MST
MC 318

19:00 MST

Nodame Cantabile (Live Action) (AP)
Saturday November 14, 2015 19:00 - 21:00 MST
MC 312

19:30 MST

Otafest Pin Trading
Have you heard about Otafest's Special Pin Trading? Are you Missing just one to complete the set? Then come to Otafest's Pin Trading Meetup and see if you can't trade for the one that's getting away! For more information about Otafest's collectible pins, please check out the merchandise page.

Saturday November 14, 2015 19:30 - 20:30 MST
MA 109

20:00 MST

Yaoi Panel (18+)
Do you like yaoi? Do you like improvisation games? Then join us at yaoi panel and participate in hilarious improvisation games or sit and watch the hilarity! We will also be talking about which yaoi manga and anime are good and recommending some so stay until the end to get some ideas. All the homo!

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 20:00 - 21:00 MST
MB 203

20:30 MST

Foul Bachelor Frog Christmas (18+)
Santa knows your foul foul secrets. Share your shame in the ultimate nasty bingo game. Leave your dignity at the door.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 20:30 - 21:30 MST
MB 222

20:30 MST

Otafest Feedback Panel
Saturday November 14, 2015 20:30 - 21:30 MST
MA 106

20:30 MST

Cards Against Otafest (18+)
What happens when you cram a group of Otafest patrons in a room and ask them to think of horrible things? Well, if you're doing it with a game you get Cards Against Otafest. A modified edition of Cards against Humanity with an Otafest twist.

Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 20:30 - 22:00 MST
MC 317