Every year we have an amazing set of fans, collectors, cosplayers, dancers, industry professionals and other interesting members of the anime community present our selection of panels and events at Ai-kon and Winterfest.
In an effort to help our Programming Team have a catch all term to include all these wonderful content creators and presenters, we’ve decided to use the word Circle.
Dōjin (同人) is a general Japanese term for a group of people or friends who share an interest, activity, hobbies, or achievement. The word is sometimes translated into english as clique, fandom, coterie, society, or circle (e.g., a “sewing circle”). – via Wikipedia
Circle – All groups or individuals providing community content via the programming department, including but not limited to panelists, game show hosts, fashion show designers / models, dance showcase groups, performers, craft & demo hosts.
Our local (and from far away) Circles help share interesting content, teach arts, create conversations and fun times for everyone! From learning how to make a Japanese style craft, finding out about anime soundtracks or joining others in a game show, Circles aim to fill our convention with a variety of content for our attendees!
Check out the below application form to submit an event and make sure to check out our Events Rules and Guidelines for more info.