SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021
Free to attend - All Ages
While we may still all have to hunker down in our homes and play with our ball jointed dolls, build Gundam models, eat sushi, watch every anime, read every manga and make art until we are bored (come on, how can one get bored!) we can miss our people!
Times to come together are few and far between. I miss cons, cosplays, the friends, the artists, the food, the panels and the feeling of just being a fan in a group of other fans.
Winnipeg Ai-kon wants to bring us all together online, which is the best meeting place we have, a front row seat if you will, to all those things that we have missed.
So won't you join me, along with other great artists, friends, fans and panelists on Saturday, Feb 27th, 2021 for a celebration of all things anime and Japanese!?! (that includes ball jointed doll programming and accessory artist you know...hehehe)
(Some of my work for Asian ball jointed dolls below. I will be doing an upload of all new spring stuff on Friday for sale on Saturday!) Shop here now!
Here are a few details from the show, such as where to find artists booths, what's on the schedule and other info. Of course you can always stay tuned to Ai-kon's website as well for all the news!
Can't wait to see you online there!
Here is the schedule for Winterfest Online 2021!
This year, panels are going to be streamed live in two different Twitch channels. The main channel, twitch.tv/aikonwinnipeg, will feature official events and community-led panels. The second channel, twitch.tv/AikonWPG, is Doug’s Guest House! There, some of Ai-Kon’s favourite guests will be playing games and holding Q&A’s! We hope to see you in the chat during Winterfest! Be sure to also join us in our Discord server to partake in a screening and the Maid Cafe Karaoke Hour.
Please note that this schedule is subject to change at any time. Keep an eye out on social media for announcements regarding programming changes.
Looking for doll specific content?
Hosted by our very own member of the Winnipeg BJD Group, Sara! She is also known as @NellaCuriosity on Instagram and YouTube if you are looking for more dollie content.
Ball-Jointed Doll History: In The Beginning
Time: 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Description: Have you ever wondered how the ball-jointed-doll (BJD) hobby started and what those early years looked like? Let’s travel around the world and back in time for BJD History: In The Beginning.
Not Your Average Doll
Time: 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Description: No doubt you’ve seen people carrying around dolls at Ai-kon. Want to know what that’s all about? Then come to Not Your Average Doll to learn what they are, what’s the appeal and to have all your burning questions answered.
ARTISTS AND MARKET
Looking for something to put up on your boring walls during this pandemic? Maybe your dolls need some new outfits?
Find the Market HERE I'm at Booth A22
Check out the market and the talented artists via this floorplan. Even giving artists a brows or a FOLLOW, LIKE OR SHARE helps tremendously in these days and times.
I encourage you to take a look and support these artists in any way you can. Some of my faves are:
- Inali Creations-stuffies-Booth A40
- ToasterKiwi-sticker sheets, enamel pins, adorableness - Booth A17
Feel free to follow me at my socials at the bottom of this webpage!
Mike McFarland - Voice actor
The 404s are a touring group of improv performers based in the Canadian cities of Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto.
I'd love to say that Winterfest and Ai-kon are always one of my most fave cons to attend. The organizers and volunteers make this event amazing!
Stay strong, creative and we will see each other on the other side of whatever this crazy world will look like. We will smile and dance and celebrate in new ways. And all will be geeky again.