We’ll see you at Ai-Kon!

July 26 to July 28, 2019

at the RBC Convention Centre

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Welcome to Winterfest 2019!

Winterfest is the sister convention to Ai-kon, Manitoba’s premiere anime, video game 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 8th of Winterfest at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Saturday, February 23 from 12:00 PM until Sunday, February 24 at 1:00 AM. Like Ai-Kon, Winterfest is dedicated to the celebration, appreciation, and enjoyment of Japanese animation, video games and culture. Despite historically being a single day event, thousands have attended Winterfest over the past eight years for opportunities to connect with like-minded fans in a fun, friendly and, most importantly, warm environment to help shake off the winter blues.

Winterfest includes dance workshops, Japanese cultural demonstrations, anime/manga related panels, the cosplay skills faire, a Maid Cafe, anime viewing rooms with featured, exclusive screenings; a large Marketplace hall selling innumerable amounts of pop culture merchandise and so much more, including the amazing dancers from the Seishun Youth Academy from Vancouver, British Columbia. At Winterfest, one can expect to find amazing cosplayers who dress up as their favorite characters, one-of-a-kind events, concerts, dances, competitions, video gaming, and individuals of all ages who appreciate different parts of the anime, video game and various parts of Japanese pop culture. The first child under 12 accompanied by a paying adult are free, with each additional child costing $5.

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

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