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!
Outreach Exhibitor Map
We’ll have a venue map of where to find all your favourite groups here closer to the event, so keep an eye on this space!
List of Ai-Kon Winterfest 2018 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.
Do you like gaming and want to be a hero? Then Extra Life needs you!
Extra Life is a charity gaming marathon that raises money for children’s hospitals across Canada and the US. Come say hi, and find out how you can be a hero for the kids.
FanQuest is Winnipeg’s newest fan convention. Their mission is to create fan events that connect, support and celebrate fandoms through meaningful experiences for attendees, creators, volunteers and special guests.
JCAM aims to promote Japanese and Japanese Canadian culture and heritage through educational, cultural and social programming.
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is an initiative focused on promoting mutual understanding between Japan and Canada through grassroots internationalization. It also aims to improve foreign language education in Japan.
JimCon is a tabletop gaming convention born out of the joy they get in socializing and getting people together to have fun. Their focus is on card, miniature, board and role playing games and teaching games to people who have never played them before.
Say hello to the Majestix idol project, a dance/cosplay group from Winnipeg. They cosplay and dance as characters from various animes and games. The idols love performing and meeting new people so please check them out and support them!
Nonets are a Winnipeg-based cosplay dance group sharing their love of anime by dancing songs from the popular multi-media series “Love Live!” Come by to chat with their members about the latest in anime, or even just to take a few selfies!
ParaFire is Winnipeg’s Premier ParaPara group. Their love for the dances, Eurobeat, and the Japan nightlife culture, drives them to teach and perform their favorite routines!
Anime Fargo is an incredible anime convention in North Dakota, USA, with a full weekend of fun activities for all on Sept. 21-23, 2018! Anime Fargo is expanding its guest lineup, gaming, and party room offerings! Please visit animefargo.org!
Born out of the passion to create live action events that are both authentic and professional, the Frontier LARP was forged in 2016. Their goal is to take you across the border from reality into the realm of imagination. The Frontier LARP runs several annual event such as the Zombie Apocalypse, mad max inspired Wasteland Post Apocalypse, and many more.
Tomodachi Anime Club was founded in 2013, with an aim to create a fun and thriving anime community in Winnipeg. They like to bring people together to enjoy the wonderful world of anime by having events full of fun, prizes and other exciting stuff!
They normally meet at River Osborne Community Centre every first Sunday of the month at 3pm in the multipurpose room. They are welcoming to newcomers, feel free to stop by and sit down for some anime goodness.
UMAnime exists to bring together students interested in Anime culture, to organize social events for members and individuals of the anime-fan community, to provide a forum for discussion on anime and manga related issues.
Meet local idol + cosplay group Ur’s. Although they specialize in Love Live!, they also do cosplay and dance covers from other anime, Vocaloid, and J-pop. At this table their time is Ur’s~
Video Games Live is an immersive concert featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Top orchestras & choirs perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements and lighting to create an entertainment experience!
Voca Sensation is a cosplay and dance group with people from various countries. Dance area: Animate, Jpop, Kpop and Cpop. They focus on doing cosplay photo shoots, recording dance videos and doing dance performance in public.
Winnipeg Public Library provides professional, academic and leisure resources for the citizens of Winnipeg. You can find manga, anime, graphic novels, DVDs, video games and much, much more at the library, in-person and online. Find them on twitter, facebook and instagram!
Winnipeg BJD is an informal club dedicated to connecting collectors of ball-jointed dolls and similar dolls such as Dollfie Dream. They hold meets roughly every month, organize group orders and generally spread the ball jointed doll love.
“WOTA are fans of (3D and 2D) Japanese idols such as Love Live, AKB48, Idolmaster, and many more. What do they do? They support the love for idols by performing WOTAGEI, which involves dancing and cheering for idols groups while they perform on stage! Come by the table to learn about the WOTA culture, watch some performances, and join the group! You’ll also get a chance to borrow penlights and learn some WOTAGEI calls yourself!