Otafest 2018 All iDOL Gathering (Otafest 2018 全アイドル集結) @ Olympic Plaza, Calgary [from 18 to 20 May]

Otafest 2018 All iDOL Gathering (Otafest 2018 全アイドル集結)

18 - 20
12:00 - 21:00

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Olympic Plaza
2nd St SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 5C3
Gathering/Photoshoot Times: TBA since it's way too early.
Since Otafest is back on May long, I can make it to Otafest again!
But yeah, I'd like to bring along something I've started at Animethon a year ago and that's an All iDOL Gathering because I love and live for idols!
I'm sure most of you who were at Animethon or AniRevo this summer knew about what the main purpose of this gathering/photoshoot is and that is to spread idol culture and not to mention that idol cosplayers from the less popular series (ie. Aikatsu! need some love too!)
The All iDOL Gathering which started at anime cons in the U.S. is a way of uniting cosplayers/crossplayers and most of all, fans of 2D/2.5D real life idols in our area f...rom such idol related anime/game or multimedia franchises/series like:
-Aikatsu! (including Aikatsu Stars!)
-Creamy Mami
-Dream Festival!
-Ensemble Stars
-Full Moon wo Sagashite
-Idol Jihen (Idol Incident)
-Idol Memories
-Lemon Angel Project
-Love Live! School Idol Project (including Sunshine)
-Macross series (Not just limited to Macross Delta)
-Million Doll
-Pretty Rhythm
-Senki Zessho Symphogear series
-Skip Beat!
-THE [email protected] (including Cinderella Girls, Million Live, and SideM)
-Tokyo 7th Sisters
-Uta no☆Prince-sama♪
-Venus Project
-VOCALOID (Yes, they are idols. In fact, that are «virtual idols»!
-Wake Up, Girls!
-WHITE ALBUM and more!
Cosplayers of characters wearing idol-like outfits from non-idol anime/manga/games is perfectly fine too!
Stage outfits from real life idol groups ie. AKB48 and Momoiro Clover Z are perfectly fine too! Even those outfits that those three girls at the front of the group shot work too!
ie. Asuna (Idol ver) outfit from Sword Art Online and there is actually a figure too!
I'm guessing there will be a Love Live! and Ensemble Stars gathering for Otafest next year but this event won't conflict with it
I hope…
Anyway, we'll be doing an organized photoshoot (Not sure how many photographers we'll have but I'm guessing a good chunk) Anyway, we'll be doing the photoshoot like the way they do it in the U.S. with countdowns in between each session.By doing this, it gives us an opportunity to take photos of our fellow idol cosplayers/crossplayers too! I will also be acting as a photographer for the gathering too! Depending on the timing of the photoshoot, we'll probably start with most popular series in terms of which series has the most cosplayers ie. Love Live! (Characters/Units/Pairings) and go down the list to which series is the least popular. After that's done, we'll start having crossovers
ie. Male idols from series like Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ on one knee proposing to a female idol from say Love Live! for example
And last but not least, everyone together for massive group shot!
Depending if there are any requests for poses from photographers, we can also do something like that too as long as everyone's OK with it. Also, depending on the number of cosplayers/crossplayers, we may need to do a 10 second countdown with different poses if possible. (Not everyone has to do the same pose. It just has to be somewhat different from their previous one.)
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