We’ll see you at Ai-Kon!

July 26 to July 28, 2019

at the RBC Convention Centre

Exhibitors > Artists


Interested in becoming an artist for Ai-Kon 2019? All info can be found on our Becoming an Artist page!

Ai-Kon 2019 Emerging Artist Initiative

Ai-kon is happy to announce the return of an initiative to welcome new artists into our Artist Faire and onto the convention scene! A total of ten artist will be accepted who have never exhibited at Ai-Kon and/or artists who have not participated at Ai-Kon or Winterfest since 2014 (as an artist or a vendor).

We ask that artists place a focus on anime- and/or Japanese culture-related pieces that follow Ai-Kon’s scope of mandate. Emerging artists must sell their own artwork and must submit examples of this work (either in picture form or a link to an online gallery) with their application. All applications will be reviewed and approved to ensure a good fit for the artist as well as ensuring a diverse group of emerging artists within the Ai-Kon Artist Faire.

The emerging artist tables are available in half size for one artist ($87), full size for one artist ($125), or one artist plus a helper ($165). Please note that only one artist is permitted to sell their works per table size purchased.

The rules regarding artwork, conduct and convention are the same as for all artists, found here:

Ai-kon 2019 Art Table Application and Registration

Applications for this program are open from February 26 to March 15, 2019. All applying artists will be notified of status on March 16, 2019. General art table sales will open on March 23, 2019, at 2:00 PM CST.

Apply for the 2019 Emerging Artist Initiative now!

Winterfest 2019 Artists

We are very excited to have the following artists at Winterfest 2019! You’ll find these talented people in our Marketplace.

Table Number Artist Name
1 Artist/Vendor Registration
2 mogstomp and Stellarcore
3 Moonlight Lash Studio
4, 5, 6 Ai-Kon Merchandise
7 Auction Registration and Canephora Crafts
8, 9 Ai-Kon Auction
A1 Blue Danube Crafts
A2 Popuro and Saka Sketches
A3 Studio HAZUKI
A4 Vee’s Cubees
A5 Thindra H.
A6 Cglas
A8 reirei18
A9 Nerdy and Fleecey
A10 Sol Karas
A11 Quirkilicious
A12 Punklette Originals
A13 Beeker
A14 Sara G.
A15 Chasing Artwork
A16 GMB Chomichuk
A17 Rin Claymore
A18 Yoichiro T.
A19 Of Sky Society
A20 Genghis Krahn
A21 Maryna N.
A22 Black’s Sideshow
A23 Scott A. Ford
A24 samantha secter
A25 S.M. Beiko
A26 TheTerraverse
A27 Kate Cunning
A28 Amymja
A29 zearyu
A30 manreeree
A31 Alejandra B.
A32 Morphozephyr
A33 MiscMarion
A35 La Luna L’ours & Garucius
A36 Brenna Kun Arts
A37 Brown Rabbits

Ai-Kon 2019 Mascot Contest

Thank you to all our lovely and amazingly talented artists for their renditions of RPG/Fantasy Aiko! We were thrilled to see all the beautiful and fun entries and are so impressed by all the different renditions of Aiko as various role-playing game classes! Our winners are announced below:

First Place: Aiko by Designs by Sloan

First Runner-Up: Aiko by zearyu

Second Runner-Up: Aiko by Kaisa Eila

Once again, the Ai-Kon Committee is so thankful for all the lovely entries received! We recommend taking a look at all the amazing Aikos we received this year and in all years past. All entries to the 2019 and past years’ Mascot Contests can be found here.

Winterfest 2019 Mascot Contest

Congratulations to zearyu for her lovely rendition of Doug, our mischievous and tricksy Winterfest mascot, as a rogue!

Winterfest 2019 Art Table Sale Info

Winterfest art tables are currently sold out! More info here: Becoming an Artist. Ai-Kon art table sale date to be announced in March 2019.