Ai-Kon Advertising/Sponsorship/Partnership

Ai-Kon offers a unique and strong way to promote your business. Our partnership and advertising is 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 January 31st, 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 give away 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 Corproate Relations Coordinator and must be appropirate 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 no guidebook opportunities for Winterfest.

Please stay tuned for additional information regarding guidebook opportunities for Ai-Kon July 2017

Deadline: All files must be received in good working order by May 1st 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 will sell out.

Ai-Kon 2017 Print Advertising Rates
Price Size (Inches) Print Preferred
½ Page TBA
  • 5” W x 3.875” H
  • 2.375” W x 8” H
Colour (No Bleed) +15%
¼ Page TBA
  • 2.375” W x 3.875” H
  • 5” W x 1.8125” H
Colour (No Bleed) +15%

*Vendors receive 10% off ad space.