New This Year
We're finally going to see each other! We have worked tirelessly during the past two years to provide our dear otaku community with virtual events despite the pandemic. This year, we are doing everything we can to make our convention happen physically!
COVID-19 Policy: The following measures promote a safe experience for everyone and do not replace the ones recommended by public health authorities. Therefore, please be advised there still exists a risk of COVID-19 exposure by participating in an event with numerous people. These Health and Safety measures are subject to change according to Quebec government sanitary measure updates.
- We want to share Japanese culture, not (viruses). For everyone’s safety, we strongly encourage attendees to get fully vaccinated against COVID.
- Please stay at home if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in direct contact with someone who was tested COVID positive in the last 14 days. If you’re not sure of your symptoms, please consult the Self-assessment tool.
- Try your best to keep a safe distance (1 meter/3 feet) from others, and limit any direct contact.
- Masks/face coverings fitting snugly and covering your nose and mouth completely are required in all locations. The masks/face coverings must be visible at all times and are required regardless of vaccination status. Removal of mask for cosplay photos and masquerade will be evaluated closer to the event.
- Participants can take off their masks to eat when sitting down at the designated eating areas.
- It is highly recommended to wash your hands frequently with warm running water and soap for at least 20 seconds or to disinfect your hands with an alcohol-based solution if you do not have access to water and soap.
- For additional information on handling COVID-19, please visit the Basic health instructions on the Quebec government website.
*This policy was published on April 30, and will most likely be updated closer to the event. As COVID-19 measures change rapidly, we recommend you to follow our social media accounts (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter) to be the first to receive new information.
Game shows: We renamed the "Contests rooms" for "Game shows", but the games are all the same!
Volunteer Staff positions: The open Volunteer Staff positions are now gathered on one web page that will be updated each year for recruitment.
Otakuthon Idol is transforming: Otakuthon All-Star is a new event that extends the stage to all talented performance artists, not just singers.
Merchandise: Our T-shirts are available in the following sizes. Please see below the sizing guide. (3XL, 4XL and 5XL sold during pre-orders only until July 8, 2022)
Chest 1/2 = Garment laid flat from armpit to armpit (half the circumference of the body)
Body Length = From top of collar to bottom of garment