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Ai-Kon At The RBC Convention Centre
July 27 @ 12:00 pm - July 29 @ 6:00 pm$55
AI-KON, CELEBRATING THE LOVE OF ANIME!
Ai-Kon, Manitoba’s largest Japanese animation (anime) and asian culture, convention is back and invading the RBC Convention Cetnre July 27th – 29th, 2018. The event returns with 3 floors of panel rooms, showing areas, an expanded vendor and artist area and performances by special guests.
This year marks Ai-Kon’s 17th year in Winnipeg, having started with humble beginnings at the University of Manitoba’s Anime Club in 2001. What once started as an event with 200 in attendance has since grown to over 5000 people annually.
Those in attendance take part in the weekend’s various activities such as the cosplay contest, video game tournaments, dance group showcase and new this year the Japanese fashion show, showcasing classic kimono, lolita, JPOP and other various fashions from all over Japan.
Attendees also have the rare opportunity to meet some of their favourite voice actors from anime & video games, industry professionals like writers, directors, production staff and musicians, and attend industry panels and discussions hosted throughout the weekend.
Ai-Kon runs around the clock from 12pm on Friday, July 27th, 2018 through to 6pm on Sunday, July 29th, 2018.