Announcing our second round of guests for Ai-Kon 2016!

Posted by Amber on May 26, 2016

Travis Willingham

Travis Willingham has amassed over 200 roles in anime, video games and original animation projects. He is most widely known in the world of anime as Roy Mustang in both of the heralded Fullmetal Alchemist series'. Other credits include Naruto, Bleach, Tiger & Bunny, D.Gray-Man, Mushishi, Ouran Host Club and One Piece, as well as Marvel’s X-Men and Iron Man anime series.

Since 2012 Travis has provided the voice of THOR in Marvel’s hit original series' Ultimate Spider-Man, Avenger's Assemble, HULK and the Agents of SMASH and the new animated series, Guardians of the Galaxy on Disney XD! Other Marvel roles include the Hulk and Human Torch in The Super Hero Squad Show. You can also hear his singing voice as King Roland II in Disney Jr’s series Sofia the First. Travis is also the voice of Knuckles the Echidna in both the Sonic Boom television series and video game. Other shows include Regular Show, Fishhooks, The Legend of Korra and Phineas and Ferb.

Visit our guests page to read Travis' full bio.

Laura Bailey

From super powered vigilante to bubbly teen pop star to ice wielding wizard, Laura Bailey has brought to life a plethora of fan favorite characters.

Laura got her start at a young age on the smash hit DragonBall Z as Trunks, the little boy with a big attitude. She has since gone on to become one of the most prolific voice actresses in the industry today having worked on over 400 titles in video games, cartoons and anime.

Major animated roles include:

  • Black Widow in Marvel's Avengers Assemble
  • Lagoona Blue and Headmistress Bloodgood in Monster High
  • Tohru Honda in Fruits Basket
  • Maka in Soul Eater
  • Kushina in Naruto
  • Lust in Full Metal Alchemist
  • Halibel in Bleach
  • Shin in Shin Chan
  • Sana in Kodocha
  • Schrodinger in Hellsing
  • And many more!

Visit our guests page to learn more about Laura's work.

Promotional Tables at Ai-Kon

Posted by Amber on May 15, 2016

Are you part of a club or non-profit organization? Want to promote your club or non-profit organization at Ai-Kon? You’re in luck! We’re now accepting applications!

Visit our club page to apply!

One Week Left for Early Bird Pricing!

Posted by Amber on May 13, 2016

Just one week left to get your early bird pricing for Ai-Kon! Prices go up May 21st!

Visit our Registration page for more details or get your tickets either online or any Ticketmaster retail location.

Ai-Kon Sushi Festival

Posted by Amber on May 10, 2016

Explore Winnipeg’s tasty culinary opportunities. Ai-Kon has partnered with some fantastic restaurants from across our great city. Their chefs have created a featured "Ai-Kon Roll" specifically for this festival; priced affordably at $10.00 or less!

Join us May 8th through May 22nd at participating restaurants for your chance to try these unique and tasty creations, plus enter for a chance to win some amazing prizes including a pair of weekend passes to Ai-Kon!

Click here for a list of participating restaurants and details on how to win!

Get Involved with Ai-Kon

Posted by Amber on May 9, 2016

We’re currently seeking applicants for two junior staff positions on the Ai-Kon Committee and a special volunteer role!

Corporate Relations Assistant (Junior Staff)
Photographer/Videographer (Junior Staff)
Entertainer - Maid Cafe Performer (Volunteer)

Visit our Getting Involved page to submit your application.

Global News Sushi Festival Feature

Posted by Amber on May 9, 2016

Check out this feature from Global News on the Sushi Festival!

Sushi Festival kicks off in Winnipeg

9 local restaurants are taking part in the Ai-kon Sushi Festival the runs from May 8th to the 22nd. Global’s Mike Koncan with a look at the specialty rolls available during the festival.

Right Stuf Anime Giveaway

Posted by Amber on May 3, 2016

We've teamed up with our friends at Right Stuf Anime to bring you an awesome pre-convention giveaway!

Fill out the survey below and one lucky winner will be selected at random to win a prize pack from Right Stuf Anime!

Click here to fill out Right Stuf Anime Survey

Vendor Registration Open!

Posted by Amber on May 2, 2016

We are now accepting Vendor Applications for Ai-Kon! If you would like to be a vendor at Ai-Kon 2016 please read the vendor package and complete the application form to reserve your tables!

View and download the vendor package here. Visit our vendors page to apply.

Tickets On Sale Now!

Posted by Amber on Apr 22, 2016

Ai-Kon early bird weekend passes are on sale now!

Tickets can be purchased from any Ticketmaster location and online.

2016 Weekend passes

  • April 22nd - May 20th: $43.00*
  • May 21st and later: $50.00*

*All prices plus GST/PST and Ticketmaster agency fee

Ai-Kon is happy to announce our first round of guests!

Posted by Amber on Apr 11, 2016

Greg Ayres

Returning for his 8th year to Ai-Kon, we would love to welcome back Greg Ayres!

Greg Ayres has spent the last fifteen years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With over 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair.

He’s thrilled to splash his way into 2015 in the role of Nagisa Haruki in Free Eternal Summer, and equally as excited to make “killer” appearances as MonoKuma in Danganronpa and Doug in Gangsta. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and even more thrill to follow that up with the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara. His most recent roles include Clear in Dramatical Murder, Satoru Asahina in From the New World, Kenji Nakanishi in Say I Love You, Sion in No. 6, Heisuke Toudou in Hakuoki, Tommyrod in Toriko, Arikawa in This Boy Can Fight Aliens, Tomoki Sakurai, in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Volken, in the Book of Bantorra.

Read Greg's full bio on our guests page.

Josh Grelle

A native Texan and avid anime fan, Josh Grelle has been working in voice work for over 10 years.

After starting with ADV Films in January 2004, Josh was quickly bombarded with tons of in-booth experience on a wide range of shows, including Wedding Peach, Steam Detectives, 009-1, and the legendary Gatchaman. He began working for FUNimation Entertainment in 2006. Since then, he has starred in numerous titles; his most famous being Kenichi in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple.

Other roles include Armin in Attack on Titan, Kyohei in the Wallflower, Kouichi in Linebarrles of Iron, Yuki in Future Diary, Itsuki in Initial D, and Kuranosuke in Princess Jellyfish. More recent roles include Chow from Starship Troopers: Invasion, Nicky in Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Kazuya Aoi in Freezing, Yuji Sakai in Shakugan no Shana, Akihisa Yoshii in Baka and Test, and Komatsu in Toriko. Aside from anime, Josh has lent his voice to a number of video games, including Sima Shi in Dynasty Warriors 7, Xbalanque in Smite, Dave in Borderlands 2, and the voice of the "energetic" custom character in Dragonball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi. Josh is represented by The Mary Collins Agency.

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