Registration Policies

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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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Otakuthon 2012 Registration Policies

Please take a moment to read the convention rules and policies on our website or inside of the program booklet.  By registering, you agree to comply with Otakuthon's rules and policies.  Failure to follow the rules may result in loss of badge and expulsion from the convention grounds without refund.

1. Price and Payment

Registrations must be paid in full before the respective registration deadlines to benefit from the reduced rate. Any registration not paid or postmarked before the end of a registration period will lose the reduced rate or be cancelled.

Mail-in payments must be postmarked on or before the respective deadline and must be received no later than one week after the deadline. Otakuthon will not be responsible for any payments which are lost through mail.  Please do NOT send cash through the mail.

2. Badge Pickup

Badges must be picked up during Otakuthon 2012 registration hours at Palais des Congrès in the designated area. Badges will NOT be mailed or issued otherwise.

To pick up your badge, you will need a copy of your registration confirmation with a valid ID (ex:  hospital card, RCR card, birth certificate, etc.)  If you do not have a copy of your registration confirmation, we will also accept any valid photo ID (ex: student card, Opus card, driver license, Medicare etc. Please be sure that your name in the registration system is correct, as it must match with this piece of ID.

Each attendee must pick up his/her own badge. Group payment leader cannot pick up badges for attendees in their group payment. Children of age 11 and under born after August 3, 2000 must present a valid ID (ex: birth certificate, health insurance card, passport, etc.) as proof of age to pick up their badge.

3. Child Registration

Children under the of age 11 and under born after August 3, 2000 must be registered under and accompanied throughout the convention by an adult 18 of years old or older.

All children of age 11 and under who register at the door must present a valid ID (ex: birth certificate, health insurance card, passport, etc.) as proof of age (may be waived at the discretion of the registration directors).

4. Lost Badges

Found badges may be claimed upon presentation of photo ID at registration. Lost badges will be replaced at a fee equal to the at-door registration rate.

5. Badge Policy

Badges must be worn and visible at all times, preferably facing forward and at chest height. Cosplayers may temporarily conceal them for the purpose of photos, but must keep their badge visible for the remainder of the time.

6. Refund Policy

Registrations are non-refundable. Badges may not be resold.

7. Information Accuracy

Attendees must provide complete and accurate registration information. Otakuthon will not be held responsible in the event that an attendee cannot be contacted with the provided information.