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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Halloween Party Website Live!

October 5th, 2012

The moment you've been all waiting for, the Otakuthon 2012 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

NOTE: Pre-registration is mandatory due to the venue's limited capacity. Please be advised pre-registration will close on October 21st or as soon as we reach maximum capacity. There will be no door registration this year, so pre-register now!


Thank you from the staff of Otakuthon 2012!

August 10th, 2012 , last modified on 2012-08-13 19:31:46

The staff of Otakuthon 2012 would like to thank all 11000 of you for attending and making the event 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.

GuideBook App for Otakuthon!

August 3rd, 2012

Our event has gone mobile! Schedule, maps, Twitter and more on your mobile device - completely free. Download Guidebook on the Apple App Store or Android Marketplace or visit

Guest of Honour J. Michael Tatum is no longer able to attend

August 3rd, 2012

J. Michael Tatum is unable to attend due to medical reasons.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  He has provided a letter to share with everyone:

I should be there, I know. Believe me, no one's more upset than I.

I mean, seriously: How often does a guy get invited to spend a weekend in one of the Western Hemisphere's loveliest metropolises on the strength of his voice alone? You can't imagine what the siren song of Montreal is to me. The moment Otakuthon graciously asked me to attend, my head swam in visions of the Place des Arts and Saint-Denis street, of gorging myself on crepes with reckless abandon, garnering icy stares from the locals as I cart wheeled through the streets howling non sequiturs in the truly heinous French accent I've come to be known for...

It should go without saying, however, that the prospect of caterwauling in a foreign country with those of my own ilk -that rare breed of passing strange and marvelous creature, the anime fan- was far and away the biggest draw. Missing out on taking Montreal by storm with you precocious lot; that's where the thought of not being there really begins to sting.

Yes. I should be there. I should be there soaking up the warmth and enthusiasm of you fine people and paying it back in kind. But mother nature, alas, had other ideas.

Worry not, I'll be fine. Nothing a brief stint of lying prostrate on my couch, sipping hot tea and groaning won't winnow out of my system. Better safe than sorry, though. The last thing I want is to pull a Typhoid Mary and see your good time traded in for high caliber ick because I hadn't the sense to follow doctor's orders. Stay in good health, my lovelies, and you can live it up at Otakuthon for the both of us. Deal? Deal.

Because I intend a make-up visit very soon...

Notice: Delayed email response during convention weekend

July 31st, 2012

In preparation for the event this weekend, please note that emails sent to and may not be immediately read or answered and will experience a delay in being answered.

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.

Anime Forever! screening

July 31st, 2012

Anime Forever! is a movie about anime fan culture in all its awesomeness. ^_^ Take an epic journey to cons all over the US, Canada and beyond. Remember that whoever or wherever you are, the con is the best weekend party anybody could go to!!

Check out the trailer here:
Screening + Q&A: Saturday from 1pm to 3pm in Special Events 2
Screening: Sunday from 12pm to 1:30pm in Video 8

Masquerade Entry Cap Revised

July 30th, 2012

Please note that the Masquerade entry capacity has been revised as follows:

In order to respect the safety and security of the participants, the Masquerade entry capacity has been revised.  The Masquerade will now be accepting entries on a first-come, first-serve basis based on the number of participants per entry and capacity of the greenroom.  Entries will be accepted during Masquerade registration hours on Friday until half of the capacity has been filled with the remainder being filled on Saturday.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

Limited Terrace Capacity

July 30th, 2012

Due to capacity constraints, access to the 7th floor terrace will be limited during the Friday Loto-Québec fireworks display over La Ronde.  Access will be on a first-come, first-served basis.