Winterfest Online 2021

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Programming > Events and Panels

Ai-Kon Panels

Every year we have an amazing set of fans, collectors, cosplayers, dancers, industry professionals and other interesting members of the anime community present our selection of panels and events at Ai-kon and Winterfest.

Although in a new format, we hope to provide the same great content as previous years!

Every year we have an amazing set of fans, collectors, cosplayers, dancers, industry professionals and other interesting members of the anime community present our selection of panels and events at Ai-kon and Winterfest.

Although in a new format, we hope to provide the same great content as previous years!

BECOME Waifu” The Whole that is English VTubers

Time: 10:15 pm – 11:15 pm
Channel: aikonwinnipeg
Description: In world where a contagious virus seeks to destroy humanity, a group of Anime “”Otaku”” rise up to defeat mental disparity and create a virtual world of belonging, community and support.This group is called English “”VTubers””.Learn about, their origins, their stories, surviving 2020 and how YOU TOO can, “”BECOME Waifu””.


Ball-Jointed Doll History: In The Beginning

Time: 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Channel: aikonwinnipeg
Description: Have you ever wondered how the ball-jointed-doll (BJD) hobby started and what those early years looked like? Let’s travel around the world and back in time for BJD History: In The Beginning.


Crunchyroll Synopsis Game/Q & A

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Channel: TBD
Description: Come hang out with Crunchyroll, ask all your burning anime questions, and play some games based on the new spring line up for fun and prizes!

Hanging out with Crunchyroll. Got questions? Here is the place to ask them. Once again we get virtual with an AMA style hangout about what it’s like to work for Crunchyroll, what we have been up to and play “”Guess the anime”” from the current seasonal anime for your chance to win some fun prizes. Also, another chance to get our online Canadian Hime Shirt!


How Video Games Lie To You For Fun

Time: 1:30pm – 2:15pm
Channel: aikonwinnipeg
Description: This panel is about how video games generate more fun for the player by misrepresenting mechanics and numbers and changing background information without the players knowledge.


Digital Anime Name That Tune

Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Channel: aikonwinnipeg
Description: Digital Anime Name That Tune makes its return this year! Tune in and test your knowledge of anime openings and endings. Everyone can play! The top winner will get a fabulous prize.


The 404s Present: The Improv League of Improvisors

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Channel: TBD
Description: Two teams of 404s battle it out to be crowned the Champions of the Improv League of Improvisors. Your votes decide who the victor of each scene is and ultimately help decide which team is the Champion. With the cast divided and the lines drawn who will come out on top?”


Not Your Average Doll

Time: 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Channel: aikonwinnipeg
Description: No doubt you’ve seen people carrying around dolls at Ai-kon. Want to know what that’s all about? Then come to Not Your Average Doll to learn what they are, what’s the appeal and to have all your burning questions answered.


Jujutsu Kaisen Watch-Along

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Channel: Discord
Description: TBD


K-Pop Dance Class

Time: 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Channel: aikonwinnipeg
Description: K-pop is an ever growing fandom that overlaps with the anime community. K-pop has been gaining more popularity in recent years thanks to groups like BTS and BLACKPINK. I will be teaching the chorus choreography to a recent K-pop song that is TBD.


Ai-Kon Does Final Fantasy XIV!

Time: 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Channel: aikonwinnipeg
Description: Join some of the Ai-kon committee members as they play Final Fantasy XIV!


Unpopular Opinions Presents The Year In Anime

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Channel: aikonwinnipeg
Description: 2020 was a wild year, for many reasons. Come hang out with the Unpopular Opinions crew as they talk about the best (and worst) anime of the year.


The 404s Present: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Channel: TBD
Description: How do you get a con girlfriend? What anime should I watch this season? How do you hide a dead body? The 404s are here to help with any questions you may have with The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Advice panel! Bring your craziest questions to our panelists and get three hilariously different perspectives on what you should do.
*Disclaimer* Advice given from the Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Advice panelists is meant for entertainment purposes only and it’s probably not the best idea to take advice from comedians in the first place.””


Maid Cafe Karaoke Hour

Time: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Channel: Discord
Description: Come on down to the Maid Karaoke Channel this Winterfest at 8PM on the Ai-Kon Discord! Join the queue and sing along to your favourite anime songs, or hang back and listen in!


Ai-Kon Mascot Contest: Live Aiko Reveal!

Time: 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Channel: aikonwinnipeg
Description: Ai-Kon is incredibly excited to reveal the winner of this year’s Aiko Mascot contest! This year, we received some amazing entries for the 20th anniversary version of Aiko, and that made it incredibly difficult for the committee to choose a winner! Watch as Ai-Kon Committee members Joanna, May-Fong, Emilie, Benson, and Justin go through some of this year’s entries and discuss their favourites. At the end, we reveal which of them came out on top to win the contest for this milestone year in Ai-Kon’s history.


Jackbox Party with Mike McFarland & Friends (Q&A)

Time: 9:15 pm – 10:45 pm
Channel: TBD
Description: Ai-Kon welcomes Mike McFarland back virtually with 90 minutes of Jackbox laughs and stories.Have a question for the panel? Jump into chat and ask us.