Ai-Kon 2022

The 20th Anniversary Edition

July 22-24, 2022

RBC Convention Centre

Information > Contests

Current Ai-Kon Contests:

What’s your favourite Ai-Kon memory, form this year or years past?

Visit Ai-Kon’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tell us your favourite Ai-Kon memory for your chance to win a 6-month subscription to ZenPop!

Winner will be selected on August 27.

Don’t forget that you can also use the code “AIKON” for $5 USD off your purchase until September 30!

Ai-Kon Contests that have Expired

The Amazing 2022 Ai-Kon Raffle!

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Raffle will be Saturday only, draw will be Saturday at 5. Tickets will be on sale starting at 10 am Saturday.

Prizes:

Major Prizes:

1. Winterfest for 2 (2 complimentary tickets to Winterfest 2023)

2. Winnipeg Art Gallery, Friends with Benefits Membership

3. Crunchyroll “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” one-of-a-kind wall poster

4. 2 complimentary tickets to “The Wizard of Oz” at Rainbow Stage

5. 2 complimentary tickets to “Bad Parent” by Ins Choi at PTE

6. 2 subscriptions to Manitoba Opera’s 22/23 season

7. Kawaii Box mystery surprise box (2)

8. Set of 9 opened Idolm@ster figures sponsored by Nella & Ichigo

9. 2 complimentary tickets to AWR Music’s performance of the music of Final Fantasy

10. Kotobukiya Alice Gear: Aegis Sitara Kaneshiya (Ganesha Version) Plastic Model Build Kit, sponsored by miHobbies

Baskets:

1. They’re SO FLUFFY!! Sponsored by Unique Bunny & Oomomo
– Pink Pooh Bear plush
– My Neighbor Totoro mittens
– Flower Kiss candy
– San-X Sumikkogurashi Tokage plush brooch
– Puffy animal stickers
– Puppy eye mask
– Hello Kitty mask strap
– Baby seal plush keychain

2. Test your Might!! Sponsored by Dicey Desires, Little Star Gifts, and Right Stuf, Inc.
– Mortal Kombat X Scorpion Bobblehead
– Mortal Kombat Sub-Zero plushie
– Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Environmental Organisms surprise charm
– Nier: Automata Bring Arts Weapon surprise charm by Good Smile Company
– Shredded smoked squid snack
– Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders bandana
– Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure soft stone mask
– Dragon Ball Z bracelet

3. Simply, one heck of a night in. Sponsored by Dicey Desires and Oomomo
– Grell Sutcliff throw blanket
– Black Butler manga Vol. 1&2
– Maya Takamura notepad
– Kirin straight tea
– Chip Star consomme soup flavored potato chips
– Kitten coffee keychains
– Medi-Heal soothing sheet mask
– Medi-Heal aquatics sheet mask

4. Shounen Superheroes! Sponsored by Little Star Gifts, Oomomo, Right Stuf Inc., and Cobra Collectibles.
– Suntory soda
– Izuku Midoriya figure
– Yuga Aoyama plushie
– Fairy Tail manga Vol. 1&2
– Tiger & Bunny belt
– One Piece shot glass
– Luffy & Chopper stress ball keychains
– Cowboy Deadpool keychain

5. Remember when…. Sponsored by Little Star Gifts, Nella and Ichigo, Right Stuf Inc., and Oomomo.
– Ultraman Ace Suit file folder
– Dragon Ball Z Arrival on VHS
– Final Fantasy VIII on PS1
– Dragon Ball Super manga Vol. 1
– Iced Golden Oolong tea
– Calbee potato chips
– Legend of Zelda, 8-bit Link keychain
– Sailor Moon mini photo album

6. Mr. Roboto. Sponsored by miHobbies, Right Stuf Inc., and Cobra Collectibles.
– Astro Boy 14cm Vinyl Figure
– Giant Robo OVA series on Blu-Ray
– Eureka Seven on DVD
– Venus Wars on Blu-Ray
– Medabots on Blu-Ray
– Robot hobby kit
– Z.A.F.T Mobile Suit ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam build kit

7. May this prize be your guiding key. Sponsored by Little Star Gifts and Nella and Ichigo
– Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2 for PS2
– Chrono Cross for PS1
– Kingdom Hearts patch
– Sora, Dusk, & Soldier figures
– Goofy & Tron figures
– Disney Object Arts Pinocchio figure

8. I wanna build the very best. Sponsored by miHobbies and Unique Bunny.
– Eevee model kit
– Pokémon party 500-piece jigsaw puzzle
– Pokémon pocket monster 500-piece jigsaw puzzle
-Dizzy Pikachu gachapon toy

9. Hug-a-Neko. Sponsored by Unique Bunny, Nella and Ichigo, and Oomomo.
– Neko Atsume plush keychain
– Hatsune Miku x Sony Cat plush
– Hello Kitty Apple Sweets figure
– White Persian cat eye mask
– Hello Kitty mask strap
– A-Tech cat ear headphones
– Cats on the beach puffy stickers
– Solar-powered beckoning cat paperweight
– Milk herd sweets

10. Fighting evil by the moonlight. Sponsored by Unique Bunny, Little Star Gifts, and Cobra Collectibles.
– Glitter & Glamourous Sailor Moon Eternal Moon Eternal Banpresto figure
– Sailor scout cup toppers
– Luna plushie
-Sailor Moon mittens

11. Another weeb at the office. Sponsored by Unique Bunny, Oomomo, Little Star Gifts, and YumeTwins.
– The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: sketchbook, pen, & bookmark set
– Japanese rice crackers
– Kirin straight tea
– .hack postcards
– Pink feather notepad
– Japanese food erasers
– Inuyasha wallet
– Pastel candy stress squisher
– Gudetama mask strap
– Fried shrimp on rice phone strap
– Spirited Away No-Face note holder

12. Bento Basket. Sponsored by Oomomo and YumeTwins.
– Kiki’s Delivery Service Bento Box
– Anmitsu cup (fruit, red bean, honey)
– Choco banana candy
– Jagabee snacks
– My Neighbor Totoro tote bag
– Fried shrimp phone charm

Special prize!
Ai-Kon branded dice handcrafted by Dicey Desires. See Game-itoba to play games to earn tickets!

Draw This in Your Style!

Jujustu Kaisen 0

Two tickets for Jujustu Kaisen 0 won by instagram user @harbybaysa!

Amazing 2019 Ai-Kon Raffle

Thank you again to our 2019 Ai-Kon Raffle Sponsors

Draw Date: Sunday, July 28th @ 3:30 pm

I Spy Contest

Contest ends: Friday, July 19th @ 6:00 pm

Tickets Giveaway for LoveLive! Sunshine!! Aqours 5th

Congrats Nakeisha M

Ai-Kon has partnered with Azoland Pictures to give away a pair of tickets for Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas and VIP on Saturday, June 29!

Amazing Winterfest 2019 Raffle

Back by popular demand, the Amazing Winterfest Raffle will be returning this February. The draws will take place in the marketplace.

There will be multiple prize packages to be won! Everything from the ‘Ultimate Ai-Kon Package’ and so much more!

Check out the prizes and buy your tickets in the Marketplace main level North Building!

Congratulations to Arisa Homika, the winner of our “Let’s Go! Poppin’Party!” contest!

BanG Dream! 6th Live “Let’s Go! Poppin’Party!” is coming to Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas and VIP on Sunday, February 17 at 12:30 PM and Ai-Kon, in association with Azoland Pictures, is giving away two tickets!

Wanna go? You know the drill! To enter…

1. Like this post
2. Share this post
3. Tag your friend you want to bring in the comments below

The winner will be announced Thursday after 7 PM!

Congratulations to Kaitlin Pacheco for winning our BanG Dream! 6th Live contest in partnership with Azoland Pictures!

There’s still time to pick up your BanG Dream! 6th Live
“Roselia Live Vier” tickets for Sunday, January 27 at Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas and VIP and be sure to check out “Let’s Go! Poppin’Party” on Sunday, February 17th.

Congratulations to Colton S. for winning our Dragon Ball Super: Broly ticket contest!

“Dragon Ball Super: Broly” is landing at SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas on Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 PM!

Want to see the latest and greatest battle between the Z Fighters and the legendary Saiyan? Here’s your chance to win two tickets courtesy of us here at Ai-Kon!

To be eligible to win, complete all three tasks:
– Like this post
– Share this post
– Tag the friend you would like to bring along in the comments!

This contest closes Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM, so you better hurry!

Congratulations to Christian M. for winning our Dragon Ball Super: Broly ticket contest!

“Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours 4th Love Live! ~Sailing to the Sunshine~” is coming to Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas and VIP Theatre on December 15th at 4:30 PM!

Wanna go? Well here’s your chance to win a complimentary pair of tickets courtesy of our friends at Azoland Pictures!

To be eligible to win, complete all three tasks!
– Like this post
– Share this post
– Tag a friend in the comments you would like to bring along!

This contest closes Thursday, December 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM, so you better hurry!

Azoland Pictures is bringing “BanG Dream! 5th Live” to Canada next month.

Come experience the excitement of these stage performances alongside other fans!

To celebrate the screening, Azoland Pictures is giving away:
One complimentary pair ticket for “Poppin’Party Happy Party 2018!” at Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas and VIP on Sep 8th

To enter please visit Ai-Kon’s Ai-Kon’s facebook page

Contest Closes: Thursday August 30th 2018 at 7:00 pm with redraw at 8:00 pm



Congratulations to Kiran G.
Contest Closed” Friday, August 3rd at 6:30

This summer join fans nationwide to celebrate Sailor Moon when Fathom Events and Viz Media bring the classic anime’s third movie SAILOR MOON SUPERS- THE MOVIE along with never-before-seen in theaters short, “Ami’s First Love” to movie theatres for two nights on August 4 and 6. SAILOR MOON SUPERS- THE MOVIE was released in Japan in 1995 and was directed by Hiroki Shibata and animated by Toei Animation. It is the third and final film in the Sailor Moon series created by Takeuchi. All features are presented uncut and true to the original Japanese version, with the English language dubbed.

More information and details can be found at Cineplex.com

Amazing Ai-Kon Raffle

All raffle prizes have been claimed! Congratulations to all of our raffle winners

Friday, July 27, 2018 – Sunday, July 29th
Back by popular demand, the Amazing Ai-Kon Raffle will be returning this July. The draws will take place on Sunday, July 29th @ 3:00 pm

There will be multiple prize packages to be won! Everything from the ‘Ultimate Winterfest Package’ to limited edition Miku Figure and so much more!

Check out the prizes and buy your tickets in the Carlon Course 3rd floor South Building!

Thank you to Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg and Festival du Voyageur for your donation

Japan Candy Box Win your very own Japan Candy Box right up until the convention!

Congratulations to Amanda W
Contest Closed: Thursday, July 26th, 2018
Ai-Kon is proud to announce Kawaii Box & Japan Candy Box as a 2018 sponsor!

We’re hosting a contest for a chance to win your very own Japan Candy Box right up until the convention!
Visit the link and Follow the directions! get your entries in, and tell your friends! Who knows what kind of deliciousness you can scoop up!

LOVELIVE! SUNSHINE!! Aqours 3rd LoveLive! Tour ~WONDERFUL STORIES


Congratulations to Jamie W.
Contest Closed Wednesday, July 4th 5:00 pm.

Azoland Pictures is very thrilled to announce that they will be distributing “LOVELIVE! SUNSHINE!! Aqours 3rd LoveLive! Tour ~WONDERFUL STORIES~” across Canadian theaters on 7/5 Thursday.

It will be screening in select movie theaters with Japanese audio and English subtitles.

More information and details can be found at Azoland Pictures

Kusama – Infinity Movie Tickets Facebook Contest


Congratulations to Jayce P.
Contest Closed June 6th 8:00 pm

Check out this amazing title at CINEMATHEQUE. Check out our facebook page for more information.

It will be screening in CINEMATHEQUE movie theater with Japanese/English audio and English subtitles.

Key-Con Room Raffle

Congratulations to our KeyCon attendee winner.

Raffle was drawn on Sunday, May 20th at 7:30 pm

SAINT SNOW PRESENTS LOVELIVE! SUNSHINE!! HAKODATE UNIT CARNIVAL Contest

Congratulations to Brittney C
Thank you to our partners at Azoland Pictures
LOVELIVE is coming to theatre Sunday, May 20th, Cineplex Odeon McGillivray & VIP Cinemas!

Gintama FLASH CONTEST!

Congratulations to Tiffany Shiells!

Gintama is coming to theatres Friday, January 19 and we want to send YOU and a friend to the Winnipeg Premiere at 7:00 pm, Cineplex Odeon McGillivray & VIP Cinemas!

All you need to do is head over to our FACEBOOK page to LIKE AND TAG our post! We will select a winner Thursday, January 18th at 7:00 pm.

Azoland Pictures has partnered with Well Go USA to release the international smash hit GINTAMA live-action in theaters across Canada starting this Friday, January 19, 2018.

It will be screening in select movie theaters with Japanese audio and English subtitles.

More information and details can be found at Azoland Pictures

Fate/ Stay Night – Heaven’s Feel New Years Contest!

Congratulations to Leanne Jones!

FATE / STAY NIGHT – HEAVEN’S FEEL will be hitting theaters this coming January 14, 2018!

It will debut at Cineplex Odeon McGillivray and VIP Cinemas on Sunday, January 14th at 12:55 pm with Japanese audio and English subtitles.

To celebrate the screening, Ai-Kon would love to give away ONE pair of tickets to the screening.

Please visit our Facebook Page for all of the details
For more information about this film and future films visit Azoland Pictures

No Game No Life Zero Ticket Giveaway!

Congratulations to Chris Calvadores on the win!

Contest ALERT!

We have a pair of tickets up for grabs to the 5:00 pm showing of No Game No Life Zero at Cineplex Odeon McGillivray and VIP Cinemas on Saturday, October 14.

Head on over for our Facebook page for more information. Contest closes tomorrow, Friday, October 13th at 8:00 pm. Winners will be posted here and on Facebook once they have been contacted.

Good luck!

And if you can’t make the Saturday showing, tickets are available for purchase for Sunday, October 15 at 4:30 pm.

Enjoy the trailer for your viewing pleasure!

Ai-Kon Raffle Winner!

The AMAZING AI-KON 2017 RAFFLE has a WINNER, and that winner is raffle ticket number 0955990! Congratulations!


1 Prize and Winner takes all!
Up for grabs:

  • Pair of tickets to Winterfest 2018
  • 1 night stay at the Delta Hotel compliments of Delta Hotel
  • 4 passes to the Assiniboine Park Zoo compliments of Assiniboine Park Conservatories
  • 4 passes for a group to the Escape Hatch
  • VIP bottle Services valued at $175.00 compliments of Reset Interactive Ultralounge
  • 2016 Limited Edition Racing Miku
  • Giant Dragon Ball Z Buu Figure
  • SkyZone Passes and Prize Package
  • Mini Buu (because we can)
  • Builder’s Hat
  • Crunchy Roll Gift Certificate
  • Funimation Lanyard
  • Lovely Spa Towel
  • Titanfall T-Shirt
  • Rob Bobin graphic mouse pad
  • Dr. Who Gear
  • Pop Figure
  • Speedworld Passes
  • and … comfy cowboy socks – yeeha!

Get your tickets at the Ai-Kon merch desk in the marketplace July 21- 23rd.

Draw will take place Sunday, July 23rd at 3:00 pm

Guest brunch winners

The Ai-Kon 2017 Guest Brunch Raffle winners are here! Winners are to bring the winning ticket to Delta lobby at 11:15 AM.

  • 589543
  • 589550
  • 589563
  • 589581
  • 588598
  • 589612

If you do not have your ticket, you will not be admitted.Ai-Kon 2017 Convention Raffle

Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic – Like and Share

Start: June 11th 6:00 pm 2017
End: June 14th 10 pm 2017

Are you ready for some excitement on the high seas with you favorite butler? You won’t even need to sign a contract to get in…

Please visit our Facebook page and like and share our post to win two tickets to the Englich dubbed showing of Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic on Thursday, June 15 at 7 PM at the Scotiabank Theatre Winnipeg!

The drawing will be done on Tuesday, June 13 at 10 PM

Ghost In The Shell – Human or Machine

Start: March 27th 10:00am
End: March 28th 6:00 pm 2017
Congratulations Cayla Braun-Yunishen

Go Go Power Rangers – Like Share and Love

Start: March 21st, 2017
End: March 22nd 6:00 pm 2017

Congratulations Patrick Hulst

Winterfest Raffle Winners

2 Tickets 2 Sailor Moon R 2 Weeks 2 Winterfest Contest

Start: February 11th, 2017
End: February 13th 6:00pm 2017
Congratulations Tiffany Shiells

Winterfest Anime Prep!
Girls und Panzer der Film Contest

Start: January 22, 2017
End: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 11:59 am
Congratulations Steve Orion Noel

Ai-Kon 2017 Mascot Contest

Start: October 24th, 2016
End: January 14, 2017 at 11:59 pm

Congratulations to Dave A. for his detailed and striking power suit Aiko! Dave’s entry will be used in Ai-Kon 2017 promotional material and he has won an art table at Ai-Kon 2017. You’ll see more examples of Dave’s work at Ai-Kon 21-23, 2017 at the RBC Convention Centre!

First Runner Up: Steven D.
Second Runner Up: Ethaniel R.All entries can be seen here.

Winterfest One Piece Gold Contest

Start: January 13, 2017
End: January 15, 2017, at 11:59 am (aka noon)
Congratulations to Carissa Sanchez

Droids and Dragons Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival Flash Ticket Giveaway

Start: December 7th, 2016 at 8:00 pm
End: December 7th, 2016 at 9:00 pm
In collaboration with Geekdom House we’re giving away five pairs of Tickets to the Droids and Dragon Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival happening from 2 PM to 5 PM December 10th at After Dark Lounge.

Congrats to winners:
Lakota Gabriel
Edward Sayese
Nicole Dawn Shewchuk
Carly Dunlop
Sarah An

Winterfest Mini Art Contest Winner

Start: October 24th, 2016
End: November 26, 2016, at 11:59 pm

Our Winterfest Mini Art Contest came to a close on November 26, 2016. Congratulations to Cchande for her mischievous and unique interpretation of Doug! Chande’s entry will be used in Winterfest promotional material and she has won an art table at Winterfest. You’ll see more examples of her wonderful work on February 25, 2017, at the RBC Convention Centre!

All entries can be seen here. Thank you for all the beautiful, stunning entries from our artists! This year was a huge explosion in number of Mini Art Contest entries and we are very excited that there was so much interest! Thanks to all the artists for their hard work and creativity that went into creating their wonderful Dougs.

C4 Winterfest Raffle

Start: October 28th, 2016
End: October 30th, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Congratulations to Benjamin Hofer

Shin Godzilla! Kaiju Photo Contest

Congratulations to Koalateaillustrate

Digimon Giveaway!

Congratulations to Lauren J. who gets to see the movie on us!

Access Winnipeg Giveaway

Start: June 26th
End: July 5th, 2016 at 11:59 pm

Visit Access Winnipeg for your chance to win a pair of weekend passes to Ai-Kon 2016! Simply fill out the form and answer the entry question to be entered into the contest.

Right Stuf Anime Giveaway

Start: May 3rd, 2016
End: June 10th, 2016 at 11:59 pm

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Right Stuf Anime to bring you an awesome pre-convention giveaway! Fill out the survey and one lucky winner will be selected at random to win a prize pack from Right Stuf Anime!

“This is How We Roll” Giveaway

Start: May 8th, 2016
End: May 22nd, 2016 at 11:59 pm

Ai-Kon has partnered with some fantastic restaurants across the city to bring you Winnipeg’s first Sushi Festival! Visit participating restaurants around the city and try their featured “Ai-Kon Roll” for a chance to win.