Winterfest

February 24, 2018

RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave., Winnipeg

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Welcome to Ai-Kon 2018,

Ai-Kon is the Manitoba’s premiere anime, manga and Japanese culture convention! Not only that, but we are privileged to be one of the largest in western Canada. This year we are celebrating our 17th anniversary at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg by holding two annual events. Ai-Kon Winterfest is held on February 24th and Ai-Kon occurs July 27th through 29th, both conveniently located in downtown Winnipeg. Ai-Kon is dedicated to the celebration, appreciation, and enjoyment of Japanese animation and culture. Thousands have attended Ai-Kon over the past 16 years for opportunities to connect with like-minded fans who share these same interests. Last year over 4,500 fans came out to the RBC Convention Centre to spend their weekend with us.

As part of its mission Ai-Kon brings fans together across Canada by securing international guests from the anime and manga industry, as well as providing outlets for gaming, cinema, and Japanese culture groups and organizations. The convention includes j-pop dance workshops, anime/manga related panels, guest signings, anime viewing rooms with featured exclusive screenings, a large exhibitor hall selling Asian pop culture merchandise, late night dance parties, the costume (a.k.a. cosplay) contest, and much more. At Ai-Kon, expect to find cosplayers who dress up as their favorite Anime characters, live events, concerts, dances, competitions, gaming, and individuals of all ages who appreciate different parts of the anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture genres. All weekend children 12 and under are free with a paying adult.

703-177 Lombard Ave
7th Floor
Winnipeg, Mb Canada
R3B 0W5

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