Otafest Gareth
Gareth Lypka, Otafest director and head of marketing and merchandise. Focused on design, passionate about community.
Opinions expressed are my own.
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Last day in California!

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who followed me yesterday. I truly appreciate your support. Your love for Otafest and anime is inspiring and I can’t wait to see you guys in 29 days. :)

This albino penguin is my spirit animal and the cutest thing I have ever seen.

Otafest at Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo

Otafest will have a table next week at CCEE. Please pop by to get yourself some Otafest swag! We will be giving away these for free!

The blue one has xoxo on it, the green has >_<, and the purple has A, each one repenting our mascots and special guest. :) As I mentioned above, these are free so come grab a few from us. 

Question: Would you buy our shirts if we brought them? 

ignotae:

otafestgareth:

I am wishing everyone who is finishing exams and trying to get everything ready for Otafest the best!  How did it get to be 30 days away? 

S C R E A M I N G in EXCITEMENT AND FEAR
/if you’re reading this and have free time you should be working on cosplay/

Shouldn&#8217;t you be working on your cosplay?

ignotae:

otafestgareth:

I am wishing everyone who is finishing exams and trying to get everything ready for Otafest the best!  How did it get to be 30 days away? 

S C R E A M I N G in EXCITEMENT AND FEAR

/if you’re reading this and have free time you should be working on cosplay/

Shouldn’t you be working on your cosplay?

I am wishing everyone who is finishing exams and trying to get everything ready for Otafest the best!  How did it get to be 30 days away? 

I am wishing everyone who is finishing exams and trying to get everything ready for Otafest the best!  How did it get to be 30 days away? 

ii-kun:

                                     THE NEVER-ENDING SUMMER                           A Kagerou Project/Mekakucity Actors Panel
Hello, fellow con-goers! Allow me to introduce to you our panel for Otafest 2014, The Never-Ending Summer: An introduction to the music of Kagerou Project.

April 12th marked the debut of the anime Mekakucity Actors, the new name of this popular series, and has brought together old fans and new fans alike. There are altogether four kinds of media associated with this Vocaloid series, including an anime, manga, novels, and music videos. The first three are pretty easy to follow — but what about the PVs?
Join us for an explanation of the most story-driven songs and videos to give you an inside look on what started this project and all the secrets they hold. Whether you’re in it for the music, the story, the questions or the characters, we’re here to help!

This panel is confirmed, however the date is not yet set. This post will be updated/reposted once the panel date and time is confirmed!
Feel free to message me or any of the others involved if you have any questions.
We hope to see you there!

ii-kun:

                                     THE NEVER-ENDING SUMMER
                           A Kagerou Project/Mekakucity Actors Panel

Hello, fellow con-goers! Allow me to introduce to you our panel for Otafest 2014, The Never-Ending Summer: An introduction to the music of Kagerou Project.

April 12th marked the debut of the anime Mekakucity Actors, the new name of this popular series, and has brought together old fans and new fans alike. There are altogether four kinds of media associated with this Vocaloid series, including an anime, manga, novels, and music videos. The first three are pretty easy to follow — but what about the PVs?

Join us for an explanation of the most story-driven songs and videos to give you an inside look on what started this project and all the secrets they hold. Whether you’re in it for the music, the story, the questions or the characters, we’re here to help!

This panel is confirmed, however the date is not yet set. This post will be updated/reposted once the panel date and time is confirmed!

Feel free to message me or any of the others involved if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!

forthefifteenthcoming:

thirty days until Otafest and I aM PANICKING—

Won’t be long now. :) Good luck!

The number one thing I would like to continue to work on is customer service. It’s so important that your customers are what makes your brand, product, or event exist. If you have an opportunity to do the right thing, take it. 

Easily the nicest shirts we’ve ever made. Thanks David and Karu & Kaze for helping us out on Saturday.