Posted by Amber on Jul 13, 2016

The full list of panel descriptions and schedule is up on our Panels page. Here are some highlights we wanted to share with you:

  • Odottemita: Live Idol Performance
    (Friday 5:15pm-6:15pm, Main Programming)
    Prepared to be entertained by the Ur's, Aidolls and Maids of Dwarf no Cachette dance groups!
  • Sushi Demonstration Presented by JCAM
    (Saturday 12:00pm, 1:15pm, 2:30pm, Panel Room B)
    Learn to make your own sushi (and eat it too)!
  • Ai-Kon Swap Meet
    (Sunday 2:00m-3:00pm, Panel Room B)
    Bring some of your old loot and swap it for some new-to-you beauties!
  • Voice Actors – After Dark
    (Friday 10:00pm-12:00am, Presentation Theatre)
    Always a fan favourite! We can’t tell you what this panel will be about, anything can.. and will happen. (18+ only, ID required)

Click here for full panel details!


Posted by Amber on Jul 10, 2016

Want to avoid the Friday lineup at Ai-Kon? Here’s 2 ways how you can!

1. Pre-Register! Visit our Registration page and register in advance! We’re having a separate line for those that do!

2. Come down to our Thursday night pre-reg! You can pick up your badge on Thursday, July 14 from 4pm–8pm on the 2nd floor of the RBC Convention Centre. Not only will you avoid the Friday line, but people who pick up their badge Thursday will receive a Manga Sampler in their swag bag courtesy of VIZ Media! (Limited quantities available).

NOTE: Thursday registration is for Weekend passes ONLY.

Ai-Kon 2016 Schedule

Posted by Amber on Jul 10, 2016

We know you've all been waiting, and here it is, the Ai-Kon 2016 schedule! Click here or the image below to view it!

You can find panel descriptions on our Panels page.

The Marketplace

Posted by Amber on Jul 9, 2016

Vendors, Artists and Clubs are up and listed on our Marketplace page!

Tournament Trophies

Posted by Amber on Jul 2, 2016

Here's a sneak peek at some of the custom gaming trophies that we've created special for our tournaments. Learn more about our tournaments on our Video Game page.

Ai-Kon's Rainbow Road Kickoff

Posted by Amber on Jul 2, 2016

Ai-Kon is kicking off early this year! Join us Wednesday, July 6th, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM at Speedworld for an action packed evening of go-karting, cosplay, food trucks and more!

Click here to learn more! Or join the Facebook event.

Final Guests Announced!

Posted by Benson on Jul 1, 2016

As promised, here's our final guest announcements! Light the fireworks for Bryce Papenbrook and Cherami Leigh!

Bryce Papenbrook has been a professional voice over artist since the age of eight. He was introduced to the voice acting scene by his father, Bob Papenbrook, and has continued the trade in his footsteps.

Cherami Leigh has been in the industry for 20 years. She has been in over 75 commercials, and has worked on over 100 anime projects including "Lucy" in Fairy Tail, "Asuna" in Sword Art Online, "Road" in D. Grayman, "Lizzie" in Black Butler, "Mai" in Ghost Hunt, and "Patty" in Soul Eater.

Read more about their amazing talent on our Guests page!

Cosplay Prize Packages Revealed!

Posted by Benson on Jun 29, 2016

*drum rolls* This is it, it's time to announce the full workmanship prize list for the Ai-Kon Cosplay Contest 2016! So get those drool buckets ready!

Kid's Division winner and runner up :
- Assorted kids coloring books
- Artist Emporium kid's kit (including fun items such as Cloud Clay, and Snazarroo face paints)

Runner up in Division (novice, intermediate, masters)
- Fashion design template sketch pad
- $50 Mitchell's fabric gift certificate
- Artists Emporium trial kit containing: a thermal plastic sample kit, Liquidex professional trial box and Princeton brush pack.

Best In Division (novice, intermediate, masters)
- One Kamui cosplay how-to-book
- $75 Marshall/Northwest Fabrics gift certificate
- $25 Arda Wigs Gift certificate
- Artists Emporium trial kit containing: a thermal plastic sample kit, Liquidex professional trial box and Princeton brush pack.

Runner up best in show:
- A medium roll of Worbla Black Art
- $100 Mitchell Fabrics Gift Certificate
- Brother JX1710 sewing machine

Best In Show
- Smooth On casting Kit
- $150 Marshall/Northwest Fabrics gift certificate
- $50 Arda Wigs gift certificate
- Eclipse Hobby Table
- Computerized Brother XR6060 machine

Thank you to our cosplay prize sponsors, Arda Wigs, Artists Emporium, BMO Bank of Montreal, Marshall/Northwest Fabrics, Mitchell Fabrics, and Sewing & Embroidery Warehouse!

Find out more on how to win on our Cosplay page!


Osborne Street Festival

Posted by Amber on Jun 28, 2016

What are you doing for Canada Day? We're going to be hanging out at the Osborne Street Festival! Stop by our tent Thursday, June 30, Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2 and you can enter to win a pair of weekend passes to Ai-Kon!

Access Winnipeg Giveaway

Posted by Amber on Jun 28, 2016

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. Giveaway ends Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

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