Manitoba’s Largest Anime Convention!

July 21-23, 2017

RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave., Winnipeg

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Ai-Kon Advertising/Sponsorship/Partnership


Ai-Kon offers a unique and strong way to promote your business. Our partnership and advertising are normally done as an in-kind exchange that can be tailored to your company’s needs. Below is a listing of the advertising opportunities. In the past, we have also coordinated partnered contests, sponsored screening rooms, and panels. All partnership must work to support Ai-Kon’s mandate of promoting anime, manga and Japanese culture here in Winnipeg.

Please contact Corporate Relations ( to discuss or inquire about current opportunities.

Attendee Give Away Bags (aka Swag Bags):

Deadline: All materials must be drop off before May 1st, 2017 to Ai-Kon’s office.

Office Address:
703-177 Lombard Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0W5

To increase your exposure the convention vendors, event sponsors, and corporate partners have access to advertise in our prized attendee registration bags. Content is at the core of all conventions, but sometimes the little things are the ones who drive an event and make people talk about it and share their experiences on social networks. Although we live in the age of the digital technology, we all love to receive real free gifts. There is nothing better than leaving a convention with a marketing bag full of surprises.

  • Advertise In All Bags: Print items including coupons, stickers, postcards, bookmarks, stickers, business cards – 4000 units
  • Golden Ticket Promotions: This popular form of promotion generates a lot of buzz among attendees. By provide unique small gifts (such as low value gift certificates) our staff will randomly distribute these among the bags. Attendees hunt through the bags and become more familiar with your restaurant and other offers that you have available to them – No minimum or limit

Swag/promotional bags items may include but are not limited to print material and physical items include sample products, t-shirts, bags and other marketing materials, items must fit within a standard t-shirt size bag. All items must be pre-approved by the Corporate Relations Coordinator and must be appropriate for all ages.



Event or Tournament Sponsorship

Engage with a captive audience through event or tournament sponsorship. As an event sponsor, Ai-Kon offers you a unique way to promote your business:

  • Company exposure on all related event marketing material
  • Broadcasting via our social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram;
  • Convention on-site space for pop-banners, signage and promotional items from your company
  • Access to advertise within our attendee registration bags.
  • Opportunities for your staff to attend and promote on location
  • Online advertising on tournaments event page
  • Live streaming and acknowledgement on tournament feed
  • Tournaments will be video captured and uploaded
  • For partnership purposes Ai-Kon would request that companies provide gift certificates* or approved merchandise that we can use for prizes and promotional purposes for the conventions and have cross promotional opportunities for advertising at your location and online.

*Gift certificates for tournament prizes are the subject to the approval of Corporate Relations and Video Game Coordinator and must be pre-approved. It the tournament sponsors business/organization is not directly compatible with Ai-Kon’s mandate directly then Ai-Kon can provide a list of approved gift certificates to use. This only pertains to gift certificate and not additional promotional material provided by the tournament sponsors business/organization.

Attendee Guidebook

There are limited guidebook advertising opportunities for Ai-Kon July.

Deadline: All files must be received in good working order by April 15th, 2017.

Reach out to thousands of convention attendees coming out to Ai-Kon. There are many advertising opportunities available to suit your needs, from simple logo placement, a classic print ad, to coupon ads designed to drive business your way! Spots are very limited; reservations are at a first-come first served basis and are almost sold out. Email to confirm availability.

  • Over 4,000 copies will be printed
  • Full colour
  • Seen by thousands of attendees in print and online
  • Drive traffic to your shop with special offers of discounts or promote products
  • A great chance to advertise your company to your target demographic

Ai-Kon 2017 Print Advertising Rates

Price Size (Inches) Notes
Full Page SOLD OUT
  • 6 ½” Width x 10” Height
Please email to reserve placement for 2018
½ Page $400.00
  • Standard
  • 6½” W x5” H
  • Tall
  • 3¼” W x 10” H
Colour (No Bleed) – *limited availability remaining
¼ Page $250.00
  • Standard
  • 3¼” W x5” H
  • Narrow
  • 6½” W x 2½” H
Colour (No Bleed) – *limited availability remaining

Please be aware that Ai-Kon is transitioning to a new guidebook format for July 2017. Advertising spot dimensions have change. Ai-Kon also reserves the right to refuse graphics that are not in color, high enough resolution or due to quality reasons. Some but limited graphics assistance can be provided.