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Gamers’ Lounge

The Gamers’ Lounge is open for people who have some time between showings, panels and everyone who just want to have fun and play games! We have a variety of modern and classic consoles with a large selection of games. We are also pleased to announce that for the 3rd year running we will be hosting our partners in game loving crime; Chip Damage and Gamitoba!

This winter we will be running  a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament this year. For the 3rd year we will be hosting our partners in crime Chip Damage and Gamitoba. Chip Damage will be here to play fighting games with everyone as well as host their own tournaments and Gamitoba will have a huge variety of board games for us to all enjoy!

Winter 2019 Tournaments
150cc Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch

Mario Kart 8 is back again for Winterfest. Go head to head with friends and other con
goers in this high speed, shell slinging, gravity defying racer that has been outfitted with new and classic tracks from the Mushroom Kingdom to Big Blue. Are you fast enough (or at least lucky enough) not to get blue shelled?

Rules: 4 player races, best of 2, top 2 advance, 150cc
Gamecube controllers will be available or you can bring your own controller.

Dates and Times: Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, 3:00 pm till 7:00 pm


Are you an avid gamer? Looking to put your skills to use by volunteering for Ai-Kon? Well you could be just the person we are looking for! Our gamers’ lounge is looking for volunteers to help our during Ai-Kon, Friday July 26 through Sunday July 28, 2019.

Successful applicants must be at least 18 years old, and priority will be given to those willing to lend equipment for the use of con goes for the duration of the event. Sign up here!

Tournament Hall of Fame

Did you miss the action at Winterfest, or want to re-watch that epic final showdown?  Watch the full vods here and on youtube.

Lounge Sponsors and Exhibitors

Ai-Kon would like to recognize the following organizations for their support of our 2019 Winterfest Gamers’ Lounge and gaming tournaments!