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Exhibitors > Outreach Tables

Ai-Kon loves to promote fellow anime, gaming, and Japanese influenced clubs, conventions, organizations, and groups. All those that fit our mandate of Japanese and or geek culture are welcome.  

Interested in having an outreach table at our event?  Please take a look at our outreach registration information!  We’d love to have you!

Winterfest 2020 Ai-Kon Outreach

Here’s who will be promoting at Winterfest 2020, bookmark this space to find out who will be exhibiting at our summer event!


ChipDamage is a video gaming group which focuses mainly on fighting games. They hold tournaments, gaming events, and meet twice a week to play games at Garbonzo’s Pizza Pub on Balmoral Street. Just show up and play; they appreciate players and spectators of all skill levels.

Chip Damage has no membership fee or formal registration and is open to everyone.

For more information about what they are hosting at Ai-Kon in the gamers lounge please check out their page.


Gunpla are model kits that provide unique and high-quality building experiences.

DoYouGunpla is a community, that is focused on the Gunpla Builders.  Our members enjoy sharing their builds, skills, and techniques.

Don’t Survive, Thrive Academy

Here at Don’t Survive Thrive Academy we pride ourselves on having a family friendly, fun, positive and overall helpful environment to turbo charge our students’ learning of the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Our community’s longest standing members have been training BJJ together since the mid-90’s and we are proud to say that they are still going strong to this day. We strive to be a pillar in the community at large, and look forward to welcoming you to join our family!

Illicit Dance Crew

Illicit dance crew are a group of dancers who cover Kpop choreo and make original choreo to showcase our passion for Korean culture and music alongside dance.

JET Programme/JETAA Prairies

JETAA Prairies is the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme) Alumni Chapter for Manitoba and Saskatchewan. We organize events relating to continuing and strengthening alumni connections with Japan and promote Japanese culture in our hometowns.


Keycon is Manitoba’s premier Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Convention. It focuses on science fiction, fantasy and related literary genres in any form. It includes, but is not limited to, writing, visual arts, television and film.

Manitoba Lego Users Group

We are a local group of Lego enthusiasts that love to share: share ideas, great deals or finds, projects/MOCs = anything Lego associated. The goal of this group is to have Lego users in Manitoba share their passion for the brick. There is no cost (absolutely free) and the primary rule is to keep things safe, clean and fun.

St. John Ambulance

St. John Ambulance strives to enable everyone to improve their health, safety and quality of life through training, education, resources as well as service to the community through our Medical First Responder and Therapy Dog volunteer programs.

St John’s volunteer crew will be stationed outside of the Ai-Kon health room and patrolling the building.

Twitch Winnipeg

Twitch Winnipeg is a community based around education and support for online live content creators.  


UMAnime brings together people who have any level of interest in anime and connected aspects of similar culture! Our student-run club is a welcoming place for all. We host social gatherings, host screening events, and provide a socialization space.

Winnipeg BJD

WinnipegBJD is an informal group of collectors of ball-jointed-dolls (BJDs). We host meetups, do group orders, share information and celebrate the creativity of BJDs.

Winnipeg Public Library

The Winnipeg Public Library has 20 branches full of books, anime, manga, and video games to borrow. Come by our booth to sign up for a free library card, or borrow items from our display. For more info visit us at