Otafest Gareth
Gareth Lypka, Otafest director and head of marketing and merchandise. Focused on design, passionate about community.
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durbikins:

Never forget that Ami tricked her classmate who couldn’t read English into thinking the lyrics to “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins were important space engineering documents.

I called bullshit. I pulled up the episode.

It’s real. Jesus fucking christ it’s real Kenny Loggins is in Sailor Moon what the actual shit.

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The Coronation of Aurora of Borealis Pt. 4

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On the morning of coronation day, the palace gates were opened to all. The people of Borealis filled the palace grounds, enjoying the splendour and beauty of its surroundings. Massive banners of mint and red were unfurled along the palace walls, symbolizing the union of Aurora and Mio. The throne room was opened to those who had received invitations to the wedding and coronation, the borealis stone shining brightly over those who patiently awaited the ceremonies.
The crowd cheered as Prince Mio walked up the aisle accompanied by Seph. Mio adjusted his tie nervously while Seph smiled brightly while tears rolled down her cheeks. “I always cry at weddings!” she weeped happily. Mio couldn’t hide his nervousness, his feet growing cold with each second he stood at the altar waiting for his bride. 
The crowds turned around to see  Aurora slowly being walked down the aisle with June by her side. Gasps were heard as Aurora’s beauty and poise radiated around the room. Wearing her coronation gown, Aurora’s looked towards the man that would soon be her husband. When their eye’s locked for a brief second, Aurora averted her gaze. Was she making the right decision? Aurora looked at June who smiled brightly beside her, excited that her work was complete.
The moment everyone in the room was waiting for arrived. “I do.” Mio said softly, staring at his bride. “Do you, Aurora, take Mio as your husband?”, the wedding officer asked. “I…..” Aurora stumbled over her words, her face a brighter than a poppy. June nudged her gently with her elbow, forcing the words “I do!” from her mouth. The wedding officer bellowed to the observers in the throne room. “If anyone can show just cause why this could cannot be legally joined in marriage, let them speak now or forever hold their peace.”
 From the quiet emerged a giggle.  
The crowd gasped in shock as Seph stepped forward. “This has all been very lovely hasn’t it?” Seph boasted. “But don’t worry lovers, I assure you the real party has yet to start!”  “Why are you doing this?” June growled. “To save your sweet little princess from a broken heart of course!” Seph began to march towards Mio, removing a sheath off her cane to reveal a blade. She swiped the Mio, tearing his jacket and shirt revealing her wrapped breasts. “I introduce you to First Officer Mio of the legendary love pirates!” 
The throne room shook violently, the sound of explosions and crumbling stone filling the air. “People of Borealis! Thank you so much for your treasure!” Seph shouted with joy. As the crowds of people were fleeing, pirates began to flood the throne room stealing anything and everything that they could that looked valuable. 
Mio now exposed, was unsure of what to do. She turned to Aurora, whose eyes were welling up with tears. Overwhelmed by the sight of Aurora, Mio began to cry. “I’m sorry!” Mio wailed. “This was supposed to be just another job but….somehow you changed me! I…. I’m sorry!” Aurora looked down, tears streaming down her face and fell to her knees. Mio followed Aurora to the floor attempting to console her. Before she could put her arms around Aurora, Mio sensed immediate danger and moved away. Red hair fell to the ground as Mio looked to the wall where an arrow was deeply imbedded. 
Mio stood up and confronted her attacker. June stood at the end of the aisle, a quiver of arrows on her back and a bow in hand. “Your crimes against Borealis will be punishable by death.”, June stated coldly. Mio wiped the tears from her eyes with her jacket. Her spirit reinvigorated by the thought of battle, she smirked and smiled. “YOU? The bookworm? What can a mere attendant do to the a member of the love pirates?” Mio laughed boisterously until she once again sensed danger. She dodged out of the way of another arrow, once again causing red hair to fall from her head. 
“I am not just an attendant.” June stated calmly. “I am the bodyguard of the royal family of Borealis. I will punish you for your crimes.” Mio smirked again. “Go ahead and punish me….if you can!” Mio bolted from the altar with astonishing speed. June immediately chased after her, desperate for justice.
Aurora continues to sit to on her knees on the altar, weeping quietly while chaos surrounded her. In the confusion, she had lost her crown, lost her fiancé and lost her new friend. Aurora desperately wanted someone to comfort her in her time of need.
 “Are you okay princess?” a kind voice spoke. Looking up from the ground, Aurora gazed into the bright red eyes of her enemy.
“I do apologize princess! It’s unfortunate that someone as cute as you was caught up in this whole mess!” Seph beamed.
“I….AM NOT CUTE!”, Aurora screamed. Shaking with anger, sadness and fear, Aurora was unable to move and could only watch as Seph walked towards the Borealis stone. “Denying it only makes you cuter!” Seph squealed with delight. “You see my dear Au-chan, there is a world outside of your kingdom that is full of the most amazing treasures. Doesn’t that excite you? Doesn’t it make you want to find them? Perhaps you could join us and share the riches!” Seph winked at Aurora. “You disgust me!” Aurora screamed with fury. 
A sad look rolled across Seph’s face. “You mean….Au-chan doesn’t want to join us?” Her face quickly returned to a smile. “I guess that’s ok! You are not really what I am here for anyways!” Seph stuck out her tongue at Aurora and turned her gaze to the Borealis stone. 
“They said that the biggest treasure in the galaxy is in the deepest and darkest part of space. Did you know that Au-chan?” Seph stood on top of the throne, removing the Borealis stone from it’s place above. “And this stone is supposed to brighten even the darkest cave!” Seph’s smile was as bright as the stone as she walked back towards Aurora. “You see what I am getting at Au-chan? The greatest treasure of space! And it will be mine!” Seph’s giggled with her fist beside her lips, thinking about the future. 
“Who are you?” Aurora cried. “You still don’t get it Au-chan?”, Seph cooed. “I am Captain Seph of the legendary love pirates!” 
Aurora scowled, filled with rage. “You can take away our stone, our treasures, and even our homes! But you will never take away the spirit of the people of Borealis! Borealis will never surrender!” 
“Oh?” A devious smile crept across Seph’s face. “Well if thats the case, perhaps there is one more thing I can steal!” Aurora could only watch as Seph came towards her, lifting her chin up with her hand and pressing her lips against hers.
“First kiss! <3” Seph blushed softly and put her hands against her cheeks “Ahhhhh it’s so romantic! It’s too bad that our love can’t continue past this moment as I will never see you again! Goodbye Au-chan! Thank you for the memories! Sorry about your wedding!” Captain Seph left the throne room, the Borealis stone in hand.
To be Continued in Part 5.

Seph finally makes her appearance. Sometimes the best things are the ones worth waiting for. I think people are going to love Seph’s costume. It’s really elegant. But for me at least, how playful Seph looks is what does it for me. The winking, the hand in her hair, her smile……all of it comes together to make Seph just amazing.

Anyways……I don’t feel all to hot today so I am going to cut it short. 

browningtons:

fucking dragon ball z shit in here

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spookymidna:

I need to hurry tf up

spookymidna:

I need to hurry tf up

fancy-tuna-tamaki:

My contest entry for a local anime convention, I really like it so I thought I would post it here.(just realized I need to fix it so its not complete yet *cries*) 

fancy-tuna-tamaki:

My contest entry for a local anime convention, I really like it so I thought I would post it here.(just realized I need to fix it so its not complete yet *cries*) 

The prince finally makes her appearance in pin form. Pretty cute hey? I hope Mio does well as a pin!
We showed this pin off at our pin trading party. Lots of people seemed to like the concept.
More info: http://otafest.com/pins

The prince finally makes her appearance in pin form. Pretty cute hey? I hope Mio does well as a pin!

We showed this pin off at our pin trading party. Lots of people seemed to like the concept.

More info: http://otafest.com/pins

xoxo part 2

A certain blue haired red eyed mascot will be finally making her debut on Tuesday. It’s been one of those things I know many of you have been waiting for given the consistent “no really Gareth where is Seph?” Questions.

Well prepare your little hearts because I think there may be some screaming.

spoopy-grell-strutcliff:

nerd-who-cosplays replied to your post “Hello friend! Are you going to Otafest?”

It’s next month outside of edmonton

Neat!! Alright, I’ll see what my plans are!! Would it be possible to ask for an exact date and address, by chance? c: It’d be much appreciated~!!

Otafest.com!

jairart:


Otafest Aurora 2014 by JaiRT

Woah woah woah! Final contest entry for the month, and man am I pumped for Aurora! You can read more about this piece over on dA, since I posted my rational and links over in the description. At the end of the day though, I really want Au’s boots.&#160;: &gt; Those bells man!check it out on twitter!

Thank you for the amazing art :) I love it!

jairart:

Otafest Aurora 2014 by JaiRT

Woah woah woah! Final contest entry for the month, and man am I pumped for Aurora! You can read more about this piece over on dA, since I posted my rational and links over in the description. At the end of the day though, I really want Au’s boots. : > Those bells man!

check it out on twitter!

Thank you for the amazing art :) I love it!

ask-pichihime:

Well, Daisy didn’t get an outfit in the commercial so 

ask-pichihime:

Well, Daisy didn’t get an outfit in the commercial so 

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