New in 2019
Closing Time: Otakuthon will close its doors at 3 AM in the morning on Saturday and Sunday. See Opening Hours here.
210B Concert Hall Entrance: Although the main concert hall is called 210B, the only access to the room is available through the line-up room which is located at door 220A. If you are going to attend a concert in 210B concert hall, please head to door 220A.
210B Concert Hall Seating: In the 210B Concert Hall, during musical concerts, standing up in front of the stage will be allowed but only in a designated area. Seats on each side of the area will be positioned so it is possible to see the stage clearly while being seated. More details will be given to you in the line-up room prior to concerts. Please also note that it is forbidden to stand on your chair at any moment and that it will result in an automatic expulsion from the concert hall.
Badge Mailing: Otakuthon badges can be mailed to your home address in advance. This service can be purchased as an option during online registration only before July 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Mailed registrations will include your RFID badge, its lanyard, and the Otakuthon Attendee guide!
New Premium Badge Package: Premium badges include 3-day admission to Otakuthon, all paid concerts (Host Club not included), a customized engraved badge name, registered mail to your home address in advance, priority access to all 3 major event rooms, priority access to the Exhibition Hall, an Otakuthon 2019 T-shirt and an official Otakuthon merchandise gift package! Premium badges will be extremely limited in quantity and issued on a first paid basis or until the cut off deadline on Sunday May 30, 2019 (whichever comes first).
Badge pick-up: You can now send proxies for preregistered badge pick-up! The proxy must present their own valid photo ID as well as their registration confirmation and valid photo ID of the person/people for whom they wish to pick up the badge. Child badges may not be picked up by a proxy.
Concert Tickets Sale On Site: Concert tickets will be available on-site (while supplies last)! The ticket sale kiosk will be near Otakuthon's merchandise table in Viger Hall again this year. Opening hours will be posted here when they are confirmed.
16+ and 18+ Wristbands: 16+ and 18+ wristbands will be distributed on Friday and Saturday this year again in Viger Hall near the Otakuthon merchandise table. You must present a valid government-issued ID photo to receive one. These are meant to expedite access to mature panels and events, but they are not mandatory. You can keep your wristband for the duration of the convention. Distribution hours will be posted here when they are confirmed.
Masquerade: This year’s edition includes advance registration with Green Room appointment times! Click here for more information.
Word Cosplay Summit: Teams are required to attend large prop drop off and stage prop set up on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 9:00 AM to Noon. In addition to the costume and performance components, there will be a short interview portion as part of the WCS Canada Competition. Click here for more information.
Artist Area: New rules permitting only one application per artist. Artists found submitting multiple table applications under different names will immediately be disqualified. Please verify the Premium and Regular Artist area rules for more details.