Aicon is an East Asian Music and Fashion convention taking place in Verkatehdas, Hämeenlinna, Finland, on 8.-9.10.2016. Our themes include Jpop, Kpop, Jrock, streetstyles such as lolita, cover and odottemita dancing, movies, dramas and more! Aicon takes the shape of a classic Finnish convention with lectures, panels, workshops and stage program, but aims to offer content that is unique.
Aicon's venue, Verkatehdas, is a beautiful congress center located in the city of Hämeenlinna, about an hour away from Helsinki. Its address is Paasikiventie 2 and it's located within a walking distance from Hämeenlinna's train and bus stations.
For visitors we have made a map which contains marks to useful places such as the nearest ATM's (Otto-automaatti), places to eat, hotels and parking places.
You can find Aicon's programme here. The tag "International" means it's possible to enjoy the programme universally. We'll still add more programme and update the descriptions also in English.
Guest of Honor: GMNI
Korean American hip hop artist GMNI (pronounced Gemini) has already gathered huge popularity on Youtube. He was seen in Finland's K-Pop World Festival's preliminary and now he is returning to Finland starting his European tour from Aicon.
GMNI's message to Aicon's visitors:
"Hello Finland, I am blessed to be able to perform again this year! I promise to you guys the best! Its going down Finland!!!I love yall!"
GMNI Showcase: Saturday, 15:00-16:00, Vanaja-sali.
Showcase is not only a concert, but a chance for deeper interaction between fans and the artist.If you have any wishes, questions or a message you want to forward to GMNI, you can leave it on a paper at our info desk. Messages will be read during the showcase. You will find every necessities at info desk.
Finnish dance group High Definition, who competed and placed second in the Kpop World Festival in 2014, are coming to Aicon. They're holding a Kpop Dance Workshop as well as a panel about their trip to the KWF. Find their Facebook page here!
Our weekend tickets to Aicon cost 25 euros and we are selling them on our netshop Kompassi, in other conventions and even at the main event if there's still tickets left. At the moment our netshop Kompassi is unfortunately meant only for Finnish customers who lives in Finland but you can still buy our tickets by mailing us to firstname.lastname@example.org. Overall we have approximately 1000 tickets for sale.
We are going to sell our tickets on next conventions:
- Tracon (Tampere, 3.-4.9.2016)
If you have any questions concerning our ticket sales, you can mail them to email@example.com.
Sponsors and Vendors
Aicon will have a vast selection of vendors from small handicraft businesses to bigger companies selling everything cute & cool related to Asian popculture. We will publish the list of vendors later, please stay tuned!
SPONSOR AND VENDOR INFORMATION
Aicon will offer various selection of options for its sponsors and vendors, such as stalls in vendor hall or slots for advertisements on Aicon's net site or brochure for example. Our price list can be found here.
To become the sponsor or vendor of Aicon contact Ria Huhmarkangas via firstname.lastname@example.org. All emails will be replied to so if you haven't received an answer in two weeks, please resend your message.
Do you make beautiful accessories or other products but vendor stall prices are just too much for you? Now you can reserve handicraft stalls to Aicon! Handicraft stalls are meant for vendors who like to sell their products but are not able to pay for vendor stall or have a trade name.
One handicraft stall costs 80 euros and includes one ticket to Aicon. You can also share your table with your friend if you like. You can reserve handicraft stall tables by emailing to email@example.com.