Winterfest 2020

February 22, 2020

RBC Convention Centre

Programming > Events and Panels

Winterfest 2020 Events!

 

Panels


 

Serums and Sheet Masks – An Intro to Korean and Asian Skin care

The Skeleton Crew

Are you curious about Korean and Asian skin care but intimidated by the multiple step routines? Join us for an introduction to Korean skin care and a chance for skin care fans to share their favourite products and tips.

WF2020w Recap Show

Brandy Mallory

Wonfest, one the biggest anime figure & toys events in Japan. Lets recap this winters announcements, updates and letdowns!

Decade tripping through anime: 1990, 2000, and 2010

ChandyRan

Woah, it’s been 30 years since 1990. Let’s end the con on a high note and take a look at the anime that defined 1990, 2000, and 2010!

Getting into Gunpla

Nick Mulligan-Symak

Ever see those cool Gundam model kits and wonder what the deal is? Already familiar with Gunpla, but never really knew where to start? Come get a crash course in Gundam model kits to learn all about the hobby and what makes it so great!

Let’s Hit Them Sticks: Sportsball, Video Games, and You

The Skeleton Crew

Zack from The Skeleton Crew will enlighten you to the world of sports video games, both realistic and not so realistic. Go team on 3… ready?

Interactive Events


Lip Sync Duels!

with Justin Ladia

Two otaku will stand before you… this is their last chance to impress and save themselves from elimination. The time has come, for them to lip sync for their life… to your favourite anime and J-pop songs! Who will slay and who will sashay?

Lolita Meet and Greet

Victoria and Jamila

A meet up for Lolita’s and people who are interested in Lolita fashion!

 

JoySound Karaoke Party

W.O.T.A-FI

Come join the fun at the JoySound Karaoke Party. Sing your favorite songs with all your friends. Go until your voice is gone, Winterfest is only one day so don’t hold back.

 

Game Shows


Jeopardy!

Sam and Josh

Come test your knowledge of anime, games and japan!

Wheel of Fortune

Victoria and Jamila

Three contestants spin their luck to solve anime themes word puzzles

Anime Feud

Victoria and Jamila

Two teams of five people each will compete to name the most popular responses to anime related survey questions to and prizes and bragging rights of being the ultimate anime fans.

Crafts


Oragami

Brian Cox

Come and join master origami artist Brian Cox as he talks about the art of Japanese paper folding and guides you in folding your own origami creation.

Crochet Circle

Angry Taco

Looking for an affordable new hobby? Wanting to make Amigurumi but new to crochet and not sure where to start? Looking for help with a difficult stitch? Just looking for a cozy place to end your con? Come join us we have yarn and hooks to go around!

Anime Collage

Arowzillian

We have too many Shonen Jumps! Come cut them up and make your own fun collage!

Painting Aiko

Arowzillian

Learn some painting tips as Arowzillian helps you through painting Aiko!

Sewing pin cushions

Komomo Studio

Learn some hand sewing tips and make a cute pin cushion!


Meet our circles! 

 

Victoria and Jamila

High functioning weeaboos, Local anime educators


W.O.T.A-FI

W.O.T.A-FI is Winnipeg’s Own Tireless Audience For Idols. We are a Winnipeg based group for fans of Japanese Idols.


Nick Mulligan-Symak

Nick is a local anime fan who loves over the top action, giant robots, and heartwarming earnestness. He has been building Gunpla regularly for the past five years.

Find him on Social Media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/McNulligan


The Skeleton Crew

Established in 2014 by wint, The Skeleton Crew is a trio of nerds who are Extremely Online and who waste a lot of time critically reflecting on pop culture; especially the stuff that comes out of Japan. When they aren’t wearing themselves out having too much fun at a con, you can regularly find them sharing snacks and crying over video games together.

Find them on social media: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theeskeletoncrew/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/skeletoncrewcon


Sam and Josh

An unlikely duo who have put their heads together to bring you the best answers to questions you might now.


Brandy Mallory aka Arowzillian

Brandy Mallory is a long time figure collector who finally cracked and ordered a Funko Pop, and is thus trying to regain street cred by doing this panel. She’s also the artist known as Arowzillian, who does painting, crafts and whatever happens to be crafted.

Find her on social media: 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MalloryMission

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arowzillian/


ChandyRan

ChandyRan is a long-time panelist, presenting for many years at Ai-Kon, FanQuest, and Otakon Vegas. He is a long time fan from way back and loves to get others involved in the fandom. You can usually find him grinding Fate/Grand Order events and making sure the convention doesn’t explode.

Find him on Social Media: 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChandyRan


Justin Ladia

Justin Ladia is a graphic designer and community organizer who has been with the Ai-Kon committee since 2017.

Find him on Social Media: 

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/jrladia

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jrladia/


Brian Cox

Brian Cox is a master origami artist. Currently he is working on organizing Hiroshima 75. 


AngryTaco

The AngryTaco has been crocheting for years but only seriously crocheting after attending a panel at Aikon 2 years ago. She can be found crocheting her way to Zen and amassing her Amigurumi army all over Winnipeg.

Find her on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AngryTacoCrochet/


Komomo Studio

Komomo Studio is a local cosplayer and seamstress who specialises in sewing.

Find her on Social Media: 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/komomostudio

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/komomostudio/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/komomostudio/


We would also like to thank the following artists for supplying coloring sheet art for the Ai-kon Craft Room: 

Lavadorcreative

Mogstomp

Morphozephyr

Zearyu

Cassidy Allison

Arowzillian

Asuka Hazuki


Ai-kon 2020 Event Submissions will be open soon!

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!

Make sure to check out our Events Rules and Guidelines for more info.