No anime convention would be complete without having your basic, fun-filled contests. So, for those who want to prove their "otakuness" and win some cool prizes, here is a list of contests that will be featured at Otakuthon this year. Have fun!
For a complete list and schedule of all our contests, please refer to the convention schedule insert.
Name all the anime titles that you can think of from a chosen theme. First one to run out of answers... loses.
Anime Mystery Dating Game
Four participants are randomly drawn. One participant is the "date" and the other three are "suitors". The date poses questions to the potential suitors and, based on their answers, ranks the suitors from first to third place.
Anime Name that Tune
In this popular contest contestants must guess the name of the anime tune being played in 15 seconds or less to gain a point. The contestant with the highest score at the end wins.
Anime Win, Lose, or Draw
Groups of three contestants, randomly drawn, compete by correctly guessing what's being drawn on the board by one of their teammates. The group with the most points at the end wins.
How much of an Otaku are you? Answer every anime, video game and j-pop quiz question to prove who among us is the Best Otaku!
Mimic Like You Want to Win
An interactive memory game where you need to get physical! Are you flexible? How good is your memory? Watch a clip of a dance or technique then mimic it the second time around. It could be anything from the poses in the Sailor Moon introduction to the Kamehamha in DBZ!
It's very simple: 2 captains will battle against each other with 5 ships each (5 cosplayers)! Each "ship" will advance on their leader's command. They will sink any enemy ships they encounter.
Are you up for the challenge? Come and register yourself with or without a team!!
Will you get chosen to play the ultimate battle!?
Trixy's Surprise Egg
Ever wish to win the lottery? Well here is your big chance to win big time! Participants of all ages can come and try their luck. It's a simple choice between a plain envelope and the Golden Egg. Will you play it safe and take the revealed prize in the envelope or will you risk it and give up the envelope prize for a chance to get what's inside the Golden Egg?
A challenge for all you anime song connoisseurs! You will be expected to be able to know your songs very well because you may be asked to sing it, name the song title (not the anime), recognize parts of the lyrics and more... And to be fair, we will be using the French and English versions in addition to the Japanese originals. Will you be up to the challenge?
Pokemon Snap *NEW*
Find Pokemon-themed cosplayers during the convention, take pictures of them and submit them on the forum. Three pictures per participant. The top three will be chosen and announced on Sunday.
Yurika Kart *NEW*
A life-sized board game based off of Mario Kart. Players move at the roll of a dice and will be able to pick up items that will help them win the race!