February 24, 2018

RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave., Winnipeg

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Becoming an Artist

Ai-Kon 2017 Table Sales

Art tables for Ai-Kon 2017 (July 21-23, 2017) are currently SOLD OUT! Thank you very much for your interest and please email for waiting list information.

Applications for Ai-Kon’s 2018 Artist Faire will open in the spring of 2018.

Applications for Winterfest 2018 will open at the end of November 2017.

We have an artist community on Facebook (Ai-Kon Artists) for updates!

Purchasing Guidelines

Registration applications will be submitted via form. The form is currently inactivated and we ask that you submit your form beginning at 12:00 PM CDT on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Submissions are time-stamped via this form system and any entries received prior to 12:00 PM will not be considered.

New for 2017: Due to the large number of artist table requests in the past several years, the first 60% of artist tables will be awarded via a first come, first served basis. After these tables have sold out, all other applicants will be submitted into a lottery pool for the remaining 40% of tables. This lottery will be held one week after registration opens (April 7th, 2017). All remaining requests will be put on a waiting list based on time stamp basis.

Artists will be notified of status within 48 hours after application form submission. If accepted, artists will be emailed a link to our online registration and payment form. Artists must complete and submit the form and payment by April 28th, 2017.

If artists choose to mail in their forms and payment, please notify the Artist Coordinator ( at time of application or any time after to make arrangements.

Cancellations after June 4th, 2017 are not entitled to a refund due to the difficulty of arranging for another artist to take the position.

Unless special arrangements are made, all artists are required to sign in for their table upon arrival at Ai-Kon or it may be considered forfeit.

Please email with any questions!

Artist Faire Rules

Artwork and Merchandise

  • Artwork sold at Ai-Kon must be anime or of Japanese/Asian inspiration and may be done in any medium with the exclusion of food.
  • Artwork for sale must be produced only by the individuals signing this agreement.
  • Fanart is acceptable, so long as you credit the series or creator. The artist understands the legal risks involved with selling fan art depicting trademarked and/or licensed characters.
  • No reproductions of existing works are permitted.
  • Second hand merchandise or trademark items may not be sold. Examples of this include upcycled merchandise using trademarked components.
  • Hentai, sexually explicit or explicitly violent artwork may not be openly displayed. This will be at the discretion of Ai-Kon staff. Such artwork may be sold discreetly, but may not be viewed or purchased by any person under the age of 18.

Room Policies

  • Artists must abide by Marketplace art/vendor room hours.
  • No more than two artists/helpers at a time are permitted behind each artist table in the room.
  • Artists seated behind artist tables must have appropriate coloured wristband/pass.
  • All drinks in the room must be contained in re-sealable containers.
  • Personal items are to be kept underneath art tables (not behind) to ensure a safe walking space.
  • Artwork is not permitted on the walls of the RBC Convention Centre; please utilize your table space.
  • Displays must not take up too much space around an artist’s allotted table; please be considerate of other artists and attendees.

Please email with any questions!