Gaming Events 

Video Game Room 

At Otakuthon's Video Game Room there will be several gaming stations featuring Wii, PS3, PS2, Xbox360 and GameCube playing some of the most popular domestic video games as well as Japanese imports.

Old school gamers will be delighted to know that there will be "old school" consoles such as GameCube, Dreamcast, PS1, Nintendo 64, Super NES and NES in the gaming schedule allowing convention-goers the opportunity to enjoy a wider selection of video games from both today and yesteryear.

Convention-goers are highly encouraged to BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Controller).  This will make things easier for both the convention and your fellow players.

Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) 

What's an anime convention without DDR? Come show off your insane dancing skills or just come by and play for fun.

Roleplaying (RPG) Video Games 

Back again this year, our RPG corner will offer plenty of titles to try for the RPG newcomer and veteran alike!  Some of the RPGs that will be available for play include Final Fantasy XIIITales of Vesperia and Persona 4.

Doujin Games 

Doujin gaming makes its return to the Otakuthon gaming room, now with more titles than ever before! Come try your hand at Japan's latest fan creations.

Doujin games are made by and often published by fans, covering the entire spectrum of games. Some are inspired by commercially made games, others are original, with some of these even inspiring commercial games or becoming published by major companies.

Hentai Games 

Once again, we will be featuring various eroge (erotic games) of differing genres, from shooters, fighting games, adventure and more. Not just your run of the mill dating sims.  (NOTE: Games not suitable for a younger audience, 18+)

Video Game Tournaments  

The tournaments are back and there will be more of them! For you competitive people out there here's your chance to satisfy one's elite skills and of course, to win awesome prizes and all the glory!*

This year's tournaments will be:

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
Pokemon Battle Revolution (Wii)
Super Smash Bros. (N64)
Guilty Gear Accent Core (PlayStation 2)
Super Street Fighter IV (PlayStation 3)
Dance Dance Revolution.
- And MORE! (Time permitting.)

*Listed tournaments are subject to change or be cancelled without prior notice.  

GO and Shogi Games 

If video games aren't your style, there will be several GO and Shogi tables available where people could relax and play these traditional, but still very popular, Japanese board games.  For those who never played before, staff will be on hand to explain how these games are played.

Trading Card Games (TCG) Room 

TCG players wanting to spend some time playing card games will be able to find Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, Naruto and other popular card games being played in the TCG room. The TCG room will have several tables available for those who would like to bring in their own decks and play a few rounds with friends or strangers.  There will also be organized demos for those who would like to learn how to play TCGs.

TCG Tournaments

(organized and sponsored by Carta Magica)

For those who would like to compete and win some cool prizes, the following TCG Tournaments will be taking place in the TCG Room:

Saturday, Aug. 14th - 12 noon to 5:00 pm

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament - Grand Prize: PlayStation 3 game console

Saturday, Aug. 14th - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Magic: The Gathering Tournament

Sunday, Aug. 15h - 12 noon to 4:00 pm

Naruto Tournament - Grand Prize: XBOX360 game console

Heavy Gear

Heavy Gear Blitz! Demo Games 

Dream Pod 9 will be running free demo games at its table in the Exhibition Hall on Friday Night, Saturday and Sunday during the Exhibition Hall hours. Come by our table and say hello, we'll be happy to sit down and show you the rules in a short demo. 

Heavy Gear Blitz Lightning Tournament (Saturday August 14th at 7:30 pm) 

Dream Pod 9 will be running a Heavy Gear Blitz! Lightning Tournament (Priority Level 1, 285 TV) on Saturday August 14th in the Boardgaming room (513de) after the Exhibition Hall closes.  We'll have space for at least 8 players and will provide everything needed to play.  We have 8 pre-generated and painted armies, terrain, dice, measuring tapes and army sheets. If you want to bring your own army feel free to, just respect the PL & TV listed above. We will have a prize for the first place winner of the tournament.