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.

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:

*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.

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.