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Manitoba's Largest Anime Convention!
Manitoba's Largest Anime Convention!

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Want to avoid the Friday lineup at Ai-Kon? Here’s 3 ways how!

1. 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).

2. Purchase your tickets in advance! Even though there is a Ticketmaster conveniently located in the convention centre, everyone will be trying to purchase their ticket at the same place at the same time. Pick up yours from another location before you arrive! http://www.ticketmaster.ca/retail-outlets/

3. Pre-register! Visit www.ai-kon.org/registration/#e-reg and register in advance! We’re having a separate (and faster) line for those that do!

We’ll see you all this weekend!
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Vendors, Artists and Clubs are up and listed on our Marketplace page. Nearly 50 vendors and over 70 artists await you this year! 

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We know you've all been waiting, and here it is, the Ai-Kon 2016 schedule!

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Announcing our final round of guests, Bryce Papenbrook and Cherami Leigh!

Visit www.ai-kon.org/guests/ to learn more about their amazing talents!
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7/4/16
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Ai-Kon is happy to announce our fourth round of guests! The multi-faceted superstar, Sonny Strait!

Most recognized as the voice of Krillin on the wildly popular, animated TV show Dragon Ball Z and as an illustrator for, arguably, the most famous, independently published comic book series Elfquest. Strait has over 20 years of experience in the arts.

As a voice actor, Strait is considered to be one of the most recognized in the business. Besides Dragon Ball Z, he has worked on many popular animated series including Usopp in One Piece, Maes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Cartoon Network’s laid back, robot host Toonami TOM. He has also worked as a writer and director on several TV series including Dragon Ball series, Case Closed, and Lupin the Third.

As a comic book artist he has 17 published works to date including his débuted self-published series Mr. Average featured in The Comics Journal and Elfquest which was published by both WARP Graphics and DC Comics and he's considered one of the top Elfquest artists from its over 30 year history. In 2007, he wrote and illustrated a graphic novel about a reluctant punk rock, faerie princess named Goat. The book, called We Shadows, was published by Tokyopop and was nominated by The American Library Association for Best Graphic Novel 2008. The book received glowing reviews in many trade magazines including Publishers Weekly, Newtype, Play and Anime Insider.

You can read Sonny's full bio at ai-kon.org/guests/#Sonny
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Ai-Kon is going to have an escape room! And the best part? It's FREE with your admission to Ai-Kon!

In celebration of our 15th Anniversary, we've teamed up with The Escape Hatch to bring you a special pop-up escape room! Your friend Serra has gone missing and you suspect that Miki, a yandere, has something to do with it! You need to get in the room, figure out where she hid Serra and then get out before it's too late!

Visit ai-kon.org/escape-room for full details!
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Ai-Kon is very excited to announce that this year we will be taking you into the new expansion of the RBC Convention Centre!

The Marketplace can now be found on the 3rd floor in Hall D! The new space is so big that we’ve combined our vendor, artist and expo rooms into one! And with the expansion conveniently attached to the convention centre via a second floor skywalk, you can get there with ease!
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Ai-Kon swag bags are back and this year we are doing something a little different in celebration of our 15th Anniversary!

On top of the tons of coupons and discounts we usually give out, we will also be offering you the chance to get your hands on some great "GOLDEN TICKET" items! These are extra special items that will be randomly distributed amongst all of our attendee swag bags!

Some of the Golden Ticket items you could find:
*House Blended Green Tea from Blufish
*Art Supplies from Artists Emporium
*Manga Sampler from Viz Media
*And more!

Supplies are limited so make sure to get your ticket early so you don't miss out!
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Ai-Kon’s 2016 Maid Café will be even bigger and better than ever before!

The Maid Café has been relocated to the Pan Am Room on the second floor of the RBC Convention Centre. We will have more maids than ever to serve you, perform, and play games; so come visit us on Saturday, July 16th!

Seating times are at 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm, and 6:00 pm! Tickets are $15 and can be purchased right outside the Maid Café/Pan Am Room. We hope to see you there~

Visit www.ai-kon.org/maid-cafe/ for more details! 
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Due to an unfortunate scheduling conflict, Ai-Kon regrettably announces that Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham will not be making an appearance at the 2016 show. We look forward to connecting with them again for events to come. In the meanwhile, be on the look out for exciting new guest announcements!
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