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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King, Queen, Jack

I’ve been reading some of the responses to the Coronation story and it seems part 1 went well. Nothing too crazy yet as you noticed. I am really looking forward to seeing everyones reactions as we move onto the next few parts.  Part 2 will be released next week with the next official art to be released. I don’t want to spoil too much but the art being released is probably not who you think it is. :) 

I just wanted to announce that I’ve decided to take a temporary role with Nishikaze to help with their PR and Marketing until they find someone local who can help. I’ve always had a soft spot for our sister con in Lethbridge and I hope I can help them achieve their goals. 

I learned how powerful communication is yesterday. I sure hope I can get better at it LOL

Finally, we should be in luck to show off some of my merch projects this week which means there is a chance I might have them for sale at the pin trading party. 

I’m currently listening to the song ‘Let’s Go Away’ from the Daytona USA sound track so i am feeling pretty good.

So? Did you read part 1? What did you think?

The Coronation of Aurora of Borealis Pt. 1 →

otafest:

Once upon a time, on a misty cliff overlooking the sea stood the proud kingdom of Borealis. All across the kingdom, streets and markets echoed with noise as its people prepared for a celebration. Their beautiful princess had come of age. As per the royal tradition, her coronation day was…

The Story Begins

The story of Aurora’s coronation will begin today. Please take the time to read it as it appears because I think it will surprise, shock, and invoke strong feelings :) 

arasaca:

This is the entirety of my Otafest pin collection. I need more. Didn’t really want the ones at the Animethon booth lol but it’s cool the whole pin trading thing is getting more popular
I think it’d be a good idea if they’d sell a banner or board of some kind you can pin these to

Working on it Sarah :) 
You have some rare shit up there, I am pretty sure I gave you all of it didn’t I LOL

arasaca:

This is the entirety of my Otafest pin collection. I need more. Didn’t really want the ones at the Animethon booth lol but it’s cool the whole pin trading thing is getting more popular

I think it’d be a good idea if they’d sell a banner or board of some kind you can pin these to

Working on it Sarah :) 

You have some rare shit up there, I am pretty sure I gave you all of it didn’t I LOL

otafest:

Our next guest for Otafest Aurora 2014 is Cherami Leigh! Chermani is known for her roles in Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail and Sailor Moon! Please welcome her!
Want to meet her? Pickup your tickets today here: http://otafest.com/tickets

otafest:

Our next guest for Otafest Aurora 2014 is Cherami Leigh! Chermani is known for her roles in Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail and Sailor Moon! Please welcome her!

Want to meet her? Pickup your tickets today here: http://otafest.com/tickets

Next week, the story begins! Ooooh shit I’m so freaking excited

The prototypes for one of my other projects came in. Still haven’t seen them yet but I hope I will tonight :)

Shit is getting done!

Guests

We have another guest announcement tomorrow. We’ve already announced Twinfools and Nova so with tomorrow’s announcement, we’ll have the most guests ever to join us at Otafest Aurora (and still the most amount of guests at a winter con in Alberta)

I told you a few months back that Aurora was going to be huge. I wasn’t lying. 

We have more guests, a larger venue, more vendors, more artists…..and everything else that you love. 

So buy a ticket. You need to be here.

http://otafest.com/tickets

i have a problem

Perhaps I spend way too much time thinking about this shit. LOL