Stay at the Holiday Inn During FanQuest!

FanQuest is pleased to be partnering with the Holiday Inn & Suites Winnipeg Downtown to offer accommodations to guests and a discount to travelers coming to Winnipeg for FanQuest.

This family-friendly Winnipeg hotel is located just steps away from FanQuest at the University of Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba Legislature, MTS Centre and more than 40 restaurants and lounges are all within walking distance as well.

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This smoke-free hotel features the following amenities:

– Free fiber optic high-speed internet & WiFi
– Indoor pool & hot tub
– 24-hour fitness facility & business centre
– Onsite restaurant The Peppermill & fireside lounge
– Onsite Starbucks & Garbonzo’s Pizza Pub
– In room: 37″ flat screen TV, mini-fridge, microwave & Keurig coffee maker
– In lobby : free daily paper and morning coffee

FanQuest attendees will receive a special discounted rate of $119/night for a single king or double queen room. Click here to book your room today, or call 204-786-7011 and ask for the FanQuest rate.


FanQuest Tickets On Sale!

Tickets to all FanQuest events are now on sale through Yapsody. This includes tickets to our evening events: The Star Wars 40th Anniversary Social, the DnD Improv Show and Beer & Board Games Live! Seating for those last two is limited, so if you really want to see them, sooner rather than later is better! The FanQuest Deluxe Pass includes tickets to all the evening events.

See you at FanQuest!

FanQuest is Funded!

Thanks to your support, FanQuest reached its Kickstarter goal of $10,000 at approximately 1:00 pm CST on Monday, February 6, 2017. The donations continued to roll in for the remaining 90 minutes of the campaign, bringing the grand total raised to $10,553.

We at team FanQuest would like to extend our deepest thanks to you for backing this project. FanQuest would not be possible without you. We had planned to proceed with the event regardless of our success on Kickstarter, but now that our funding is secure, we can go forward with our event and make FanQuest an amazing fan experience for all of you this May.

We will continue to keep you updated here on Kickstarter with more guest and activity announcements over the next few months. Be sure to follow us on our social media channels as well to get the updates even faster.

In order to avoid costly postage fees, we are planning to make your Kickstarter rewards available to you at a special “Kickstarter supporters” booth at FanQuest. There you will be able to pick up your passes, t-shirts, founder buttons and posters. If you chose the deluxe pass reward, we will mail these out or drop them off for you approximately one week before FanQuest, as that reward includes tickets for our Friday night events that take place before FanQuest proper.

If you chose the creator table reward, we will be in touch in the weeks ahead to discuss space requirements and to send floor plan drafts. We want all of you to have awesome table placement at FanQuest, and we have some interesting ideas to help make that happen.

In the meantime, if any of you have any questions about FanQuest, you can ask them on Kickstarter, message our Facebook page, or email We look forward to meeting each and every one of you and discussing how we can make FanQuest Winnipeg’s best fan convention ever!

Again, from the bottom of our collective hearts, thank you. We are so excited about our success and thankful that all of you saw fit to support this event.


Dan, Lyndon, Kyle, Allison, Christiana, Erik, Sarah and Conor


How do I donate to Kickstarter again?

We’re into the final week of our FanQuest Kickstarter campaign, and I thought now would be a good time (better late than never!) to outline all the different ways you can buy your FanQuest tickets or tables before the February 6th deadline. While the payment methods may seem limited, we want you to be able to help make FanQuest awesome! So here are a few options for you:

Directly to Kickstarter via Mastercard or Visa

This is pretty straightforward, simply sign up for a Kickstarter account, search for FanQuest and make a donation at your desired reward level using your own credit card. Kickstarter will automatically record your payment and issue you a receipt. Once the campaign is over, we will contact you regarding your reward.

Ask a friend or family member to use their credit card

If you don’t have your own credit card, you can ask a friend or family member to help. Just give them the money you wish do donate and have them make the payment. You can add a note on the Kickstarter payment indicating that the reward is for you, not for the cardholder.

Pre-paid credit card

If you don’t have your own credit card, you can purchase a pre-paid Visa or Mastercard at your local grocery or convenience store. Kickstarter does accept payment from these cards, as long as the balance of the card is at least $1 more than the payment amount. So if you want to buy a $25 weekend pass, your pre-paid credit card must have a balance of at least $26 for the payment to go through.

If you are not able to donate to our Kickstarter through any of these means, please contact us at We’ll work with you to determine the best way for you to contribute to the awesomeness of FanQuest.

Just six days left in the campaign, we can do this Manitoba!

– Dan