Free Escape Room!
Posted by Amber on Jun 25, 2016
In celebration of Ai-Kon's 15th Anniversary we've teamed up with The Escape Hatch to bring you a special pop-up escape room! It will be a 20-minute experience that is FREE with your admission to Ai-Kon!
What is an Escape Room?
An escape room is a real-life room full of physical and mental puzzles and clues that you must solve in order to ‘escape’ the room and win. While working as a team, you are only given a certain amount of time to complete the tasks and find your way out.
For full details please visit our Escape Room page.
Into the New Convention Centre Expansion
Posted by Amber on Jun 23, 2016
Ai-Kon is very excited to announce that this year we will be taking you into the new expansion of the RBC Convention Centre!The Marketplace can now be found on the 3rd floor in Hall D! The new space is so big that we’ve combined our vendor, artist and expo rooms into one! And with the expansion conveniently attached to the convention centre via a second floor skywalk, you can get there with ease!
Ai-Kon swag bags are BACK!
Posted by Amber on Jun 20, 2016
Ai-Kon is doing something a little different this year in celebration of our 15th Anniversary. On top of the tons of coupons and discounts we usually give out, we will also be offering you the chance to get your hands on some great "GOLDEN TICKET" items! These are extra special items that will be randomly distributed amongst all of our attendee swag bags!
Some of the Golden Ticket items you could find:
- House Blended Green Tea from Blufish
- Art Supplies from Artists Emporium
- Manga Sampler from Viz Media
- And more!
Supplies are limited so make sure to get your ticket early so you don't miss out!
Posted by Benson on Jun 17, 2016
Due to an unfortunate scheduling conflict, Ai-Kon regrettably announces today that Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham will not be making an appearance at the 2016 show. We look forward to connecting with them again for events to come. In the meanwhile, be on the look out for exciting new guest announcements!
We're Expanding the Maid Café!
Posted by Amber on Jun 14, 2016
Ai-Kon’s 2016 Maid Café will be even bigger and better than ever before!
The Maid Café has been relocated to the Pan Am Room on the second floor of the RBC Convention Centre. We will have more maids than ever to serve you, perform, and play games; so come visit us on Saturday, July 16th! We hope to see you there~
Visit our Maid Café page for more details or to view the full list of this year's Maids and Butlers!
The 404s are coming to Ai-Kon!
Posted by Amber on Jun 11, 2016
The 404s are back with their biggest shows ever for Ai-Kon's momentous 15th Anniversary! Operating since 2003, The 404s are Canada’s experts in fandom-based improv comedy, and this year they’ll be improvising a series of performances sure to tickle you silly all weekend long!
In celebration of Ai-Kon's landmark year, they’re bringing together the best anime improvisers from around Canada together for a mega-show mashup of epic proportions! From sea to sea, they’ll be there making stuff up with that anime twist you know and love. Each performance is unique, and they’ll be using YOUR ideas and help to power the show!
To learn more about The 404s or to see the complete list of guests for Ai-Kon 2016 please visit our guest page.
Ai-Kon's Rainbow Road Kickoff
Posted by Amber on Jun 8, 2016
Ai-Kon is happy to announce our third round of guests! Cosplay duo, Yume and Kitsurie!
Posted by Amber on Jun 7, 2016
Yume and Kitsurie are Canadian cosplayers that are based in Toronto. Both have been cosplaying for a number of years with Yume starting in 2005 and Kitsurie shortly after in 2008.
Early in the journey, they competed in masquerades with Yume at Master level and Kitsurie in Artisan level. The two of them met in 2012 and have been good friends since! They are often seen doing duo cosplays together so much that they have been giving the label: YuRie (a combination of their names).
Now they prefer to take a step back from competition and instead focus on the creating costumes of their favourite pairings, doing story-telling photoshoots and giving back to the community by creating tutorials and hosting panels. The two of them are very excited to meet the Winnipeg community!
Visit our guests page for a complete list of Ai-Kon 2016 guests.
Panel & Event Submission Deadline Extended
Posted by Amber on Jun 3, 2016
We're extending panel & event submissions until Monday, June 6th!
Visit our Panels page to submit yours!
Nintendo Cosplayers Needed for Photoshoot
Posted by Amber on Jun 3, 2016
Attention Cosplayers! Ai-Kon is seeking cosplayers for a promotional photoshoot for the evening of Monday, June 13th at Sky Zone Trampoline Park.
We are looking for characters from the game “Super Smash Bros”. Cosplayers must be at least 18 years of age and able to provide their own transportation to the site. Please note that the site is not accessible by public transit.
If you are interested in participating please email the following information to
Photos of the Costume