Otafest 2011 Supports Japan Red Cross

'You Give, We Serve'

This year at Otafest 2011 (May 20-22), the Otafest executive planning committee was set back by the generous donations of the Otafest community. For the first time in the history of Otafest the community rallied together to raise over $10,000 for the Japanese Red Cross to aid in earthquake relief in Japan.

The Otafest executive planning committee challenged our community by putting the dignity of five of its executives on the line by, dependent on the total amount raised, forcing certain executives to don made outfits for the rest of the convention. The bar was initially set at $5000 dollars to get Otafest's Special Events Coordinator Shawn H, Vendor Coordinator Nathan H, Social Media Coordinator Gareth L, Chairman Justin L, and Animethon's Vlad P dressed up in petite maid outfits for the rest of the convention.

Safe to say, this goal was shattered by late Saturday forcing all planned executives into their elegant outfits by Sunday. That being said the Otafest community kept on donating, and to satiate their desire to both help Japan and torture the chosen victims the committee decided to match this community generosity with executive self-sacrifice by forcing other Otafest executives into maid outfits (with an extra bonus of make-up as well).

Otafest is so amazed by our generous community and wants to thank our loyal fans, volunteers, guests, and contributors for their amazing contributions! Your donations will surely go a long way in helping out our friends in Japan, without which there would be no Otafest. So in the closing words of Otafest Chairman Justin Lo, in his pretty little dress black dress, makeup and wig, "DAMN YOU for accepting my challenge!" http://www.otafest.com/index.php?p=updates

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