J-Fest is an annual 1-day mini convention run by Anime Evolution midway between the annual AE conventions. The event usually runs sometime around March in the Nikkei National Museum.
The SFU Summer Festival is an event hosted outside in the SFU Burnaby Campus’s Convocation Mall by SFU Anime typically sometime in June or July. Many of the artists at conventions show up at the festival, along with “matsuri” style games and stage events.
Anime Evolution (AE) is an annual 3-day anime convention that typically takes place around June–July.
Akimatsuri is an annual 1-day mini convention run by Anime Evolution in the late fall or winter. It includes many of the events traditionally at Anime Evolution on a smaller scale.