Ai-Kon Announces Winter Festival

WINNIPEG, MB - November 1, 2010 -As a break from the winter blues, Ai-Kon is presenting a new one day event in celebration of the ten year anniversary, The Ai-Kon Winter Festival!

The festival will be taking place at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on 375 York avenue on Saturday, January 15, 2011.

This smaller scale mini event will take place from 10am- Midnight. By staples such as local vendors and artists selling their wares, as well as a unique build your own schedule anime showing room, where you vote on what you want to see. Also in store for attendees will be a hallway cosplay contest. At 8pm, the floors will be cleared and the event transforms into a Winter Dance.

Tickets will be priced at $18, sale dates have yet to be announced but watch the Ai-Kon Website at for more details as they become available.

ABOUT AI-KON: Ai-Kon ( is Manitoba's largest anime convention. An all-ages event, the goal of Ai-Kon is the promotion of Japanese/Asian animation and culture to the public. Started in 2001 by a local anime club, Ai-Kon took a reorganizing hiatus in 2002. It returned in 2003 to become an autonomous event, run by an independent volunteer committee. "Ai" means "love" in Japanese, hence Ai-Kon's slogan "For the Love of Anime". Ai-Kon's main event takes place on July 15-17, 2011 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

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