Thank you for your interest in attending the convention as a food vendor.
Ai-Kon is an anime/pop culture convention that hosts over 5000 very hungry attendees plus volunteers, celebrity guests, and more. We partner with local food businesses to provide our guests with a variety of food options. Our event takes place at the RBC Convention Centre during the weekend of July 26-July 28.
While Ai-Kon operates as a 24-hour event the busiest hours are:
- Friday, July 26th noon until 8:00 pm,
- Saturday, July 27th 10:00 am until 8:00 pm,
- Sunday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.
- Hours around the dance on Saturday can also be busy which is 10 pm to midnight as there are limited food options available nearby.
Food trucks may choose to be set up one day, two days, or the whole weekend depending upon their availability.
Interested businesses MUST possess a downtown food truck permit.
Please note that Ai-Kon does not reverse parking spaces for food trucks and trucks may not be set up on the RBC Convention Centre property. Parking space is determined by the businesses based on the legal constraints of the City of Winnipeg and the restrictions highlighted in the downtown permit.
Participating businesses may also be able to get additional promotional exposure through advertising in our registration bag.
If you are interested please reach out on our contact form under corporate.