Winterfest 2020

February 22, 2020

RBC Convention Centre

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!

2019 Ai-Kon Outreach Exhibitor Map

Carlton Concourse Outreach Exhibitor Map

1 – GBWC Winnipeg
2 – GBWC Winnipeg
3 – GBWC Winnipeg
5 – SkullSpace Winnipeg Inc
6 – SkullSpace Winnipeg Inc
7 – JETAA Prairies
8 – Keycon
9- Anime Fargo
10 – Crunchryroll
11 – Crunchryroll
12 – doYouGunpla
13 – doYouGunpla
14 – doYouGunpla
15 – Wild Prairie Fur Con
16 – Winnipeg BJD
17 – Winnipeg BJD
18 – University of Manitoba Anime Club
19 – FanQuest
20 – Galax-E
21 – illicit dance crew
22 – University of Manitoba Cardfight Vanguard Club
23 – Thunder Geeks
24 – Shaw Communications
25 – Ai-Kon raffle
26 – Ai-Kon raffle
27 – Ai-Kon raffle

Carlton Concourse Outreach Exhibitor Map
(Day Tables)

28 – Friday – Artist Emporium
Saturday – The Frontier LARP
Sunday – Winnipeg Public Library

29 – Friday – Artist Emporium
Saturday – The Frontier LARP
Sunday – Snow Day Idols

30 – Friday – Marshall Fabrics
Saturday – Marshall Fabrics
Sunday – Nonets

31 – Friday – Canadian Blood Services

32 – Friday – Canadian Blood Services

South East Concourse Outreach Exhibitor Map
D1 –     
Saturday – Frontier Ninja Warrior Arena
Sunday – Arena Mini 4wd Club
D2 –     
Saturday – Frontier Ninja Warrior Arena
Sunday – Arena Mini 4wd Club

List of Ai-Kon 2019 Outreach Exhibitors:

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

Anime Fargo

Anime Fargo is North Dakota’s premier anime convention. This is our sixth year, and we’re excited to provide an awesome convention experience for our fans. Be careful this year! Society is in upheaval as Anime Fargo presents: Digital Breakdown.

Arena Mini 4wd Club

Mini 4WD is a miniature model approximate scale of 1/30 ratio.  AA’s battery powered plastic model race car without remote control all four (4) wheels are direct-drive. This particular of Mini 4WD uses horizontal side rollers to guide the vehicle along the vertical walls of the un-banked track for steering, providing speeds from 14 to 65 km/H on the track.
The club brings out their track for a friendly and non-competitive racing day, come bring your car and get to know the community.

Please check out their race track open to attendees to bring their cars out Sunday, July 28th North Building Lobby.
Check out local businesses Eliminator-RC and hobby shops to get prepped and built before race day!

Artists Emporium

Artists Emporium, a local Canadian based company, will be doing a demonstration on Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 28th

Come check it out! Get inspired and go visit their booth in the marketplace.

Bonsai Society of Winnipeg

Bonsai Winnipeg meets monthly and offers a variety of membership services such as demos, workshops, harvesting trees from the wild, and an intro course. They will have a display in the JCAM room and will be answering your questions all weekend, so drop by and visit!

Canadian Blood Services

Canada’s Lifeline. Donors volunteering their time to help local patients get the blood/blood products they need.

Learn about what your blood type means in Japanese culture.


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.

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.

For more information about the charity event hosted on Sunday, July 28th Ai-Kon in the gamers lounge please check out their page.


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.


Game-iToba is a non-profit organization which aims to support the gaming community, game developers, stores, and conventions by providing demonstration services for board games, card games, role-playing games, and miniature games.


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.

GBWC Winnipeg

“BEYOND ALL” “The one and the only official GUNPLA contest presented by BANDAI SPIRITS?”

“Gunpla Builders World Cup” is the official Gunpla global tournament presented by BANDAI where modelers around the world show off their completed Gundam models. The competition determines the greatest Gunpla builder in the world and let creators fight for the title of Gunpla World Cup Champion! Winnipeg has been selected as an official qualifier host.

For more information on how to enter at Ai-Kon or about rules and regulations please check out their page.


HAVOK:World of Vaithan is Winnipeg’s longest running LARP (Live action roleplay). For twenty years we have been LARPing in and around the city of Winnipeg. Players in our group come from all walks of life, including cosplayers, actors, and students.

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.

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!

For more information about what programming and panels they are offering at Ai-Kon this year please check out their page.

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.

Marshall Fabrics

Get creative with fabrics from Marshall Fabrics! They carry thousands of fabrics, including polar fleece and fabrics in Winnipeg, offering you great products and service. With their fabrics, you can create everything from gymnast leotards and cuddly stuffed animals to tote bags and baby booties. A vast selection of patterns, materials and styles is sure to help you bring your vision to life.


Nonets is a 10-member dance group that formed right after Ai-Kon in 2016. They have since performed locally many times, starting at C4 in 2016 and all the way to Winterfest 2019 covering songs from the idol anime Love Live! and Love Live! Sunshine!!


Western Canada’s leading network and content specialist; bringing the best internet speeds to watch & connect the Japanese anime community.


SkullSpace is Winnipeg’s first and only hackerspace, founded in 2010. We 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.

Snow Day Idols

Snow Day Idols is a local dance and cosplay group. First appearing at C4 2017, they have performed at numerous events and conventions since!

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.

The Frontier LARP

Born out of passion to create live action events that are both authentic and professional the Frontier LARP was forged in 2016.  Whether its Zombies, Medieval, or Post Apocalypse, they invite you to enter a world where you LIVE the adventure.

Thunder Geeks

Thunder Geeks is the award-winning radio show hosted by Andrew, Meagan, Robert, Kyle, and Alicia. They cover nerdy topics ranging from anime, comics, movies and more. They also interview amazing guests from around the world!

2019 Industry Guest
For more information on Crunchyroll and their panels please check out their guest page.

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.

University of Manitoba Cardfight Vanguard Club

UMCVC aims to promote and build the community of the trading card game Cardfight Vanguard. We do this by holding monthly tutorials on how to play followed by a tournament with prizes.

Wild Prairie Fur Con

Wild Prairie Fur Convention, Winnipeg Manitoba’s finest celebration of Anthropomorphic art, culture, and performance!

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