About Otakuthon

Otakuthon is Quebec's largest festival celebrating Japanese animation (anime), graphic novels (manga), related gaming, and pop culture.

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The first of its kind in Montreal, Otakuthon is a full-fledged, fan-run, bilingual anime convention that features a number of special guests as well as many activities and events spotlighting anime, manga, video games, artwork, and Japanese culture.

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For general inquiries, please contact the Information Desk at

For all registration questions, please contact Pre-registration is closed but weekend and single day badges can be obtained on site during the convention.

Our Partners

Carta Magica

Chibi Yurika

Japan needs your help! Donate to the Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami relief efforts: Canadian Red Cross | Community fundraising (JCCCM)

Halloween Party Website Live!

October 18th, 2011

The moment you've been all waiting for, the Otakuthon 2011 Halloween Party website is now online! This year, the party will be held at Centre Communautaire Intergénérationnel in Outremont. There will be an anime dance, contests, matsuri games, a Chibi Cafe and more! More information about the party can be found on the website at

Lost and Found

September 8th, 2011

Lost something during the convention? All lost and found items were turned over to the Palais des congres security at the end of convention. Their office is located on the metro level near the Couche-Tard and Subway. Items will be held for three months as of the end of the convention.

Thank you from the staff of Otakuthon 2011!

August 18th, 2011

Thank you for attending Otakuthon 2011 and making it a great success!

To help us make the next edition an even bigger success, we'd like your input:

  • tell us what you liked and what you didn't like;
  • tell us what you'd like to see more of or events you didn't see that you'd like to see;
  • tell us what you'd like to be improved or expanded next year.

Have a gripe about something or someone? Send that too!

If you have any comments or suggestions, send them to:

Please note that while we cannot respond to any emails sent to this address, we will be using your feedback to improve future years of the convention.



Notice: Delayed email response during convention weekend

August 13th, 2011 , last modified on 2011-08-13 18:18:29


Please note that emails sent to and may not be immediately read or answered during convention weekend (August 12-14, 2011).

For all registration issues, we recommend you present yourself to the registration desk in person.

For any general inquiries regarding attending the convention, we recommend directing your questions at the information desk on the 5th floor.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Skit Contest Deadline Extended to Friday

August 11th, 2011

The registration date of the Skit Contest has been extended. You now have until Friday August 12th, 4pm to register by email at If you are using a soundtrack for your skit, please attach the soundtrack in mp3 format to your email. You may also register in person on Friday at the Skit Contest registration table that will be next to the Masquerade registration table. Don’t forget to complete the registration form and to have the signatures of everyone in your group!

Ontario Anime Society unable to attend

August 10th, 2011

Due to last minute work-related issues, Ontario Anime Society will be unable to attend.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Cosplay Chess Time Change/Clarification

August 9th, 2011

Cosplay Chess will be taking place from 1:30pm to 3:30pm on Sunday.  Participants in the Cosplay Chess must be present at 1:00pm for briefing.

Guest Events

August 9th, 2011 , last modified on 2011-08-09 05:25:21
  • Leet Street Boys will be having a concert from Saturday 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm in the Main Events room.  They recently premiered "She's So Kawaii" last weekend:
  • Scott Melzer will be hosting his latest fan parody film "Fanboy Soze vs. The Reanimators of the Otakulypse" followed by a Q&A: 

"Fanboy Soze vs. The Reanimators of the Otakulypse" 2011, 44 minutes. 
The creators of "This Is Otakudom" and "S.T.E.A.M.: The Movie" present their brand new third fan parody.  In the not so distant future anime fandom is everywhere and everyone is an Otaku.  But all is not well in this fanboy paradise!  The corporate giant Megatainment controls all anime in the US and horribly butchers classic shows to make a buck. A small group of fans has had enough and tries to take down the evil monopoly. What can possibly go wrong? 
"The future of anime fandom is about to be rewritten.  And censored. And edited." 
The Fanboy Soze vs. The Reanimators of the Otakulypse screening with Q&A session will be taking place on Friday Aug. 12th at 8:00 pm (20h00) in Panel 7 (Room - 520ABDE)