Otherworld is a participation driven event. It literally can't exist without your help. Everyone is volunteering for something. In 2022, some 850+ people had volunteer hours to record, which means almost every person was part of making Otherworld happen - either on production or making art and theme camps run.
An easy way to volunteer (and secure your directed ticket, and make new friends) is to volunteer for a couple of hours taking on a shift on one of the major teams.
Volunteer Role Descriptions: https://kindlearts.ca/events/volunteer/