Manitoba’s Largest Anime Convention!

July 21-23, 2017

RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave., Winnipeg

Programming > Escape Room

Ai-Kon has teamed up with The Escape Hatch to bring you some special pop-up escape rooms!


What is an Escape Room?

An escape room is a real-life room full of physical and mental puzzles and clues that you must solve in order to ‘escape’ the room and win. While working as a team, you are only given a certain amount of time to complete the tasks and find your way out.

The room is designed to be suitable for all ages and accessible.

Our Rooms

New for 2017 8-Bit Royale

You and your friends have awakened in a strange land.  Upon gaining consciousness,  you find that you have been magically transported to the land of Retronia.  There you meet the King who requests your group to fulfill an ancient prophecy.
Together you must travel the four corners of his realm to retrieve the sacred weapons and banish the darkness.  Be vigilant and destroy the evil before it destroys everything.
This is a unique 15-minute experience that melds Escape Rooms and Video Games.

Returning Yonder Yandere

Serra has gone missing! You suspect that Miki, the ex-girlfriend of your best friend Hisato, might be the cause of her disappearance. It has been rumored that Miki is a yandere and has had it out for Serra because of how close she and Hisato are.  With his help, you have got to get Miki out of her room in 15 minutes.  You will need to get in there, figure out where she hid Serra and then get out before it’s too late!

This is a 15-minute escape experience and is coming back to Ai-Kon again.  Relive the harrowing rescue of Serra in this updated and modified room.

How it works:

These 15-minute experiences are FREE with your admission to Ai-Kon!

A 5 dollar deposit is required to reserve your slot, this is returned to you when you show up for you scheduled period.

Small groups or individuals may be placed with others to maximize the number of participants. Don’t worry about working with strangers it frequently advantageous to have different minds and backgrounds as the problems exercise different mental skills.

Hours of Operation:

  • Friday: 12:00 – 00:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 – 00:00
  • Sunday:  10:00 – 16:00

Bookings are accepted up to 3 hours in advance.  There are 3 bookings per escape room per hour.