Manitoba’s premiere anime convention, Ai-Kon, will be at the Winnipeg Convention Centre from July 20 – 22, 2012.
Ai-Kon had its humble beginnings as an open-house event organized and run by UMAnime, the anime club at the University of Manitoba. The upstart convention turned out to be a success in bringing together anime fans of all sorts in the Manitoba area. Originally held at the University of Manitoba campus, the growth of the convention necessitated a move to a larger, more accessible facility; first the Sheraton hotel in downtown Winnipeg, to its current location at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Once a UMAnime sanctioned event, Ai-Kon is now run by a nonprofit organization consisting of an independant board of volunteers who are dedicated to making the convention a memorable time for all who attend (And in a good way!).
Full weekend pass: $44.00
Friday ticket: $20.00
Saturday ticket: $30.00
Sunday ticket: $18.00
For more information on events and special guests, visit Ai-Kon.org.