Cosplayers Needed for Photoshoot

Posted by Amber on Feb 9, 2016

Attention Nintendo Fans and Cosplayers! Ai-Kon is seeking cosplayers for a promotional photoshoot this Sunday, February 14th at 11:00am.

We are looking for individuals that have costumes for the characters of “Mario Kart”. Cosplayers must be 18 years of age and supply their own transportation to the site. Due to the nature of the photoshoot there is a limit on the number of cosplayers needed and only one of each character is required.

If you are interested in participating please email the following information to

Your Name
Photos of the Costume
Phone Number

Ai-Kon 2016 Summer Dates

Posted by Lisa on Feb 3, 2016

As you're gearing up for Winterfest next month, don't forget that tickets will soon be on sale for the Ai-Kon 2016 main event!

Dates are July 15th - 17th, 2016

Once again we are happy to announce that we will be back at the RBC Convention Centre (and renovations should be complete!)

Thank you to our long returning patrons for your patience with the construction over the last few years and stay tuned to our website for updates on ticket sales, 2016 guests and more exciting news!

Win Tickets to LOVE LIVE! The School Idol Movie

Posted by Amber on Feb 2, 2016

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to LOVE LIVE! The School Idol Movie! Visit our Facebook page for your chance to win!

Theatre: SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas (817 St. James Street)
Showtimes: Saturday, Feb 13 at 12:55pm
Get Your Ticket

Plus screening attendees will receive a free poster! Limited supplies so get there early!

Winterfest 2016 Dance Hosted by DJ MesoPhunk & SenPi

Posted by Amber on Jan 31, 2016

Ai-Kon is excited to announce that the Winterfest dance will be hosted by DJ MesoPhunk & SenPi!

Hailing from Winnipeg, but with musical roots based in the underground Japanese hardcore scene, MesoPhunk and SenPi have been sharing their love of J-Core with the West since 2008. Part of the Attack The Music label, their impressive resume includes collaboration with galaxxxy, a Japanese clothing brand based out of Shibuya, tracks in CROSS x BEATS, a rhythm game on the Japanese iOS store, and preforming at Hardcore Synergy @ Anime Central and at Club MOGRA in Akihabara, Japan.

Check out some of their tracks:
DJ MesoPhunk:

Song Requests

Is there a specific song you would like to hear at the dance? Email your requests to

In your email be sure to include:
Song Title:

Escape Winter Cosplay Contest Winners

Posted by Amber on Jan 29, 2016

Congratulations to our Escape Winter Cosplay Contest winners; Rachelle & Malcolm!

Our Victorious Hero; Rachelle F.
Sona from League of Legends

Our Triumphant Villain; Malcolm J.
Scarecrow from Batman Arkham Asylum

Thank you to everyone who took part in the contest! It was a difficult choice for Ai-Kon and The Escape Hatch judges to make with so many incredible costumes entered!

Winterfest Promotional Tables

Posted by Amber on Jan 21, 2016

Interested in promoting your club or non-profit organization at Winterfest? Promotional tables are now available!

Click here for full details or to submit your table request.

Ai-Kon 2016 Mascot Winner

Posted by Amber on Jan 16, 2016

Congratulations to our Royal/Imperial 2016 Mascot Winner Vania C!

We had so many amazing entries this year! You can view the runners-ups and rest of the entries here.

Winterfest Tickets on Sale Now!

Posted by Amber on Jan 14, 2016

Tickets for Winterfest are now on sale through Ticketmaster!

Date: February 27th, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location: RBC Convention Centre (375 York Ave)
Tickets: $19.50 (includes Ticketmaster fees and taxes)

Tickets can be purchased from any Ticketmaster location or online. Additional Ticketmaster fees may apply when ordering online.

The Escape Winter Cosplay Contest

Posted by Amber on Jan 4, 2016

Shake off those January blues with Ai-Kon's Escape Winter Contest!

Are you a righteous hero or a wicked villain? The Escape Hatch and Ai-Kon want to find out so we’ve teamed up for our latest cosplay contest! Enter a photo of yourself in your best hero or villain themed cosplay and you could win a ticket to Winterfest and passes for The Escape Hatch!

Submit your photo on our contest page before Jan 25th to enter. Entrants will be judged by a panel from The Escape Hatch and Ai-Kon. Two winners will be chosen, one hero and one villain!

Click here to enter and for full contest rules and regulations.

Good luck!

Host a Panel for Winterfest 2016

Posted by Amber on Dec 22, 2015

Great news! Winterfest 2016 panels are now open!

Interested in becoming a panelist and sharing your knowledge? We're accepting submissions until Jan 22nd and will be sending out approvals on Jan 29th!

For those interested please provide the following information and email it to

Panel name:
Length of panel (including setup and tear down times):
Any required equipment?:

Remember! If you run a panel, you get one free pass to Winterfest 2016!

Panel rules and information guide can be found here

Page 1 of 6  > >>