Our July event has many anime convention staples, such as the cosplay contest, screenings, video games tournament, and marketplace for vendors and artists alike to showcase and sell their wares. Other than our focus on Japanese animation the convention has branched off to include other events that have varying amounts of overlap with our attendees' interests.
Thanks to the diverse range of anime fans, organizations, and clubs in the area, with each passing year we've been able to host panels and other events covering more ground from Japanese Tea Ceremony and Aikido demonstrations from the Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre to panels discussing the finer points of Go and ball-jointed dolls. Their continued support has been appreciated by all, as our programming expands to include an assorted entertainment, cultural presentations, and new pop-culture aspect so that there is something compelling for all attendees.
Image Credit: Ai-Kon 2017