Content specific artists and exhibitors 

At AiKon you will be able to meet a selection of enthusiastic boys/girls love themed artists! You will also have the chance to buy your favourite fandom’s character merch and kawaii goodies!

Panel Stage

Here we provide funny and interesting fandom talks as well as panels troughout both convention days.

If you want to participate in the stage program, please write us to! 🙂

Bring & Buy

The place to find rare character goods, doujinshi, manga and more from private sellers. Clean out your fandom shelves, bring the goods you don’t want / need anymore and have them sold to other fans! More information here!

Nekomimi Cafe

Let cute Catboys and Catgirls entertain you at the event! Applications for the 6 member slots are now open at:

Please send in your name, short motivation to become a catboy/catgirl and a picture of yourself! 😀

Adult Gaming

The Pink Room presents you in friendly cooperation with a selection of adult games from abstract pixel love of the 1980s to the very latest visual novels – from ecchi to hentai – there is something for every lover of Yaoi, Yuri, Bishƍjo, otome and boys love.

Special Feature:

The Symbiant

Sakura Tempest

Herzblatt – The Dating Game

Our dating event ‘Herzblatt’ will take place again at AiKon 2022. Take part in this legendary quiz format and find the person who makes your heart beat faster among 3 candidates <3

Become part of this show and contact if you are interested. The show takes place once in the fun cosplay parody version and once in the classic dating version.

Send an email with the subject: ‘Cosplay-Herzblatt’ or ‘Real Herzblatt’ if you are interested in taking part.

Important! If you register for the ‘Real-Herzblatt’, please send us the following data:



Preferred Dating Gender:

This is the only way we can match suitable candidates.

Yoshi Nama Gin & Cocktail Bar

Food chemist and bartender Max Bergfried is behind this heavily alcoholic declaration of love for the DĂŒsseldorf district “Little Tokyo”. Yoshi Nama is a German gin with a Japanese spirit: true to what grows together in nature also harmonizes in terms of taste: juniper, sloe, lingonberry and gentian form the heart of this gin.

The always cheerful Tanuki Yoshi opens his Gin & Cocktail Bar in the Bönnsche Bimmel for us exclusively this AiKon. Delicious cocktails and a welcoming atmosphere await you here!

Shibari Refuge Workshops

DĂŒsseldorf-based Jan aka JPBondage is an internationally renowned artist of the Japanese Shibari / Kinbaku bondage art.

We have met Jan for the first time at AIKON 2019. Now we are happy to welcome him and his team to AIKON for the second time.

The Shibari Refuge DĂŒsseldorf sees itself as a protected place where this art and philosophy is practiced and lived with sense and understanding.

This artful handling of the rope in the form of decorative bondage has also found a permanent place in cosplay.

Outdoor Games

We are planning a jizzy event for our outdoor area, so bring some extra clothes and a towel with you 😉 Showers are available and no, no person covered in fluids is allowed near the Artist Alley.

More information will follow!

Sleepover party

Saturday night we will hold a sleepover party including a bonfire for everyone who stays with us until 12pm or overnight. Attendance is recommended! 😀

J-Food Area

We will provide caterers with japanese specialities in our courtyard.

J-Core Partybus

Dance in and in front of our little partybus which is located in the courtyard to Anisongs, Jpop, Kpop & Jcore.


Use the beautiful Rheinaue or the astonishing Drachenfels for cosplay photo shoots close by! But ofcourse our location provides very interesting photo opportunities as well.