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Outreach Exhibitor Map

Find all of your favorite groups at the event.

*Please Note: Exhibitor placement may change, so keep an eye on this space!


E1 – Nintendo of Canada
E2 – Nintendo of Canada
E3 – Hinode Taiko
E4 – Origami Display
E5 – University of Manitoba Anime Club
E6 – Bonsai Society of Winnipeg
E7 – JETAA Prairies /JET Programme

E11 – Marshal Fabric
E12 – Winnipeg Public Library
E13 – Winnipeg Public Library
E14 – Keycon
E15 – SkullSpace Winnipeg Inc
E16 – Winnipeg Community powered by Twitch
E17 -Winnipeg Community powered by Twitch

E19 – Tomodachi Anime Club
E20 – Fan Quest
E21 – St. John’s Ambulance
E22 – St. John’s Ambulance

E24 – Winnipeg BJD
E25 – Winnipeg BJD
E26 – Next Level Escapes
E27 – DoYouGunpla
E28 – DoYouGunpla
E29 -The Frontier LARP
E30 – The Frontier LARP

Dance Area
E31 – WOTA
E32 – Snow Day Idols
E33 – Nonets
E34 – Galax-E
E35- Paradyme SHIFT
E36 – Voca Sensations

E38 – MikanMaru24

Gamer’s Lounge
Extra Life


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 would love to have you! Our spaces fill up quick so get yours in before time runs out

List of Ai-Kon Winterfest 2019 Outreach Exhibitors:

Here’s who will be promoting at Winterfest. Find your people!


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.


Gunpla are model kits that provides 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.

Extra Life Winnipeg

Extra Life is a 24 hour charity gaming marathon that raises money to support your local children’s hospital. It’s powered by ordinary gamers who want to use their skills and passion to make a huge difference in the lives of sick and injured kids.


GALAX-E (GXE) is a K-pop Dance Team in Winnipeg, MB. GALAX-E is a team of passionate dancers who strive to shine no matter what.

Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba

JCAM is a NPO that serves as the representative organization for Japanese Canadians in Manitoba. Stop by and learn more traditional cultural aspects of Japanese life and have a look at the cultural items on display. We look forward to seeing you!

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.


Welcome to Nonets! Nonets is a 10-member dance group that formed in Winnipeg in 2016, after Ai-kon of that summer. They have since performed locally many times, covering songs from the idol anime Love Live! and Love Live! Sunshine!!

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.

The Frontier LARP

Frontier LARP creates real life video games. Their live action events provide an immersive experience where you and your friends explore another world. They offer you the chance to bridge the gap between reality and imagination.

Welcome to the Frontier.

Tomodachi Anime Club

The Tomodachi Anime Club, founded in 2013, aims to create a fun and thriving anime community in Winnipeg. They hope to bring people together to enjoy the wonderful world of anime by having events full of fun, prizes and other exciting stuff!


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


Witness the revival of Mikanmaru24 – DJ, instrumentalist, and music/fandom blogger as he spins the best tunes from Anime, Kpop, Jpop, and Video Game OSTs. Get your penlights and dance moves ready – Mikanmaru24 will make you listen to the music!

Winnipeg Public Library

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

Winnipeg BJD

Winnipeg BJD is a group of collectors of Ball Jointed Dolls (BJDs) that host meetups, group orders and just plain have fun being creative with the amazing customization of BJDs.


WOTA are fans of(3D and 2D) Japanese idols such as Love Live, AKB48,Idolmaster,and many more.What do we do? They support their love for idols by performing WOTAGEI, which involves dancing and cheering for our idols groups while they perform on stage!

Snow Day Idols

Snow Day Idols is a dance cover group officially formed in April of 2017. Since then, they have covered multiple songs all ranging anywhere from Love Live to popular K-Pop groups such as TWICE and SEVENTEEN.


Game-iToba is Winnipeg’s newest tabletop gaming convention, their own event will be on the weekend of 8th through 10th November, 2019 at the Bronx Park Community Centre.

Next Level Escapes

Adventure through our handmade escapes, engaging your brain and senses in an experience you will only find in Winnipeg.

Solve that key puzzle, and be the envy of your group! Stumble, and redeem yourself on the next adventure!

Paradyme SHIFT

Do you dance to the heartbeat? Paradyme SHIFT  is Winnipeg’s newest ParaPara dance team performing the latest and greatest official routines to eurobeat and techno, straight from the clubs in Japan.

Bonsai Society of Winnipeg

Bonsai Winnipeg meets once a month. They offer demonstrations, group orders of supplies, harvesting trees from the wild, annual shows, workshops, library resources, hands-on introductory course and social events. Their website is


SkullSpace is Winnipeg’s first and only hackerspace, founded in 2010. They are a community of hackers, builders, programmers, artists, and anybody interested in how stuff works, gathering in a common place to help focus knowledge and creativity.

Voca Sensation

Hello, we are Voca Sensation, a multi-cultural dance and cosplay group. Our genres of dance include c-pop, j-pop, and k-pop. Voca Sensation has performed live at the WCCCC’s events, Chinese Pavilion for Folklorama, and Aikon.

Hinode Taiko

Hinode Taiko [He-no-day Tie-ko], or “Rising Sun Drums,” has been entertaining audiences with the powerful , rhythmic sounds of Japanese drumming. We are dedicated to learning, playing, and teaching taiko. we would love for you to drum with us!

Winnipeg Community powered by Twitch

Winnipeg community powered by Twitch is a community of streamers and viewers that love the world of online streaming.

Fan Quest

FanQuest is an annual fan convention in Winnipeg that celebrates all fandoms through awesome guests, panels, workshops, performances, vendors, and artists, all related to the fandoms that we love. FanQuest will take place June 22 & 23, 2019.

Marshall Fabrics

Get creative with fabrics from Marshall Fabrics! They carry thousands of fabrics, offering you great products and service. With their vast selection of patterns, materials and styles they are sure to help bring your cosplay vision to life.

Origami Display

Come and join master origami artist Brian Cox as he talks about the art of Japanese paper folding and guides you in folding your own origami creation.

Nintendo of Canada

Nintendo is one of the world’s largest video game companies by market capitalization, creating some of the best-known and top-selling video game franchises, such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon.