Do you still need a place to sleep?

For those looking for a good night’s sleep that won’t break the bank, try the Comfort Inn. And if you want the Excitement of the conventions nightlife – plan your stay at the Hilton Downtown Des Moines. Overnight panels, gaming and dancing all night long. It’s the late night con experience you crave.

Guest Announcement: Michelle Clark

The AnimeIowa 2019 Guests Team is pleased to announced Michelle Clark as the Con-Mom of Honor this year. Our Con Parent Project exists to highlight individuals who serve as role models and inspirations to the fandom and community.

Michelle Clark was born in Humbolt IA.  She currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has been attending conventions for many years.   Michelle has helped anywhere it has been needed and can be spotted a great deal of the time in the green room for the Masquerade and CosPlay. She has helped with Anime Detour (MN) since 2003, being responsible for the staff that make sure the Consuite runs smoothly, and that the volunteers are taken care of in their Volunteer Consuite. Michelle has previously been a Convention Executive for ICON (our sister convention), being their Cosplay/Masquerade director for many years.  Michelle is a Master Class Costumer, having competed and won many awards for her costuming skills. She has worked for many years with Minneapolis Theater groups as the costumer for many shows. Known as a convention mother to quite a few people Michelle does anything from costuming, to belly dancing, to even running a chocolate ceremony at our sister convention ICON.

Guest Announcement: Sarah Wiedenheft

Sarah Wiedenheft is a voice actor who has provided her voice for a multitude of anime. Some of which include:

Zeno from Dragon Ball Super, Tohru from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Charmy from Black Clover, Saiko from Tokyo Ghoul, Teresa from Tada Never Falls in Love, Non from Keijo!!!!!!!!, Aika from Shomin Sample, Shihoru from Grimgar of Fantasy and Illusions, Azusa from Orange, Takagi from Karakai Jozu No Takagi-san, Mage from Bikini Warriors, Kotoko from Urahara, Kiriha from Tsugumomo, Sana from Alice & Zoroku, Shera L. Greenwood from How NOT To Summon A Demon Lord, Hikari from Castle Town Dandelion, Yuki from Interviews With Monster Girls, Takano from Tsurezure Children, Kikyo from Classroom of The Elite, and Michella from Blood Battle Blockade Battlefront. She has also lent her voice in a few games, such as Celeste Luvendass from Huniepop, and Lailani from HunieCam Studio.

Updates and Deadlines

Have you booked your hotel room yet? The conventions hotel block closes in less than a month. Book now before the prices go up. More information can be found at our Hotel website page.

Are you interested in hosting a Photoshoot at AnimeIowa 2019? Then look no further! Photoshoot submissions are open through June 7th! Visit the Photoshoot website page.

Registration ends on May 31st. After that date you will have to wait until the convention (and stand in line to register. Don’t miss a moment of the convention – click the button below and Register now.

Guest Announcement: Morgan Berry

We are pleased to announce that Morgan Berry will be a Guest of Honor at AnimeIowa 2019.

Morgan Berry is a voice actor best known for her work in various anime shows, movies, video games, and web series. Some of her most notable roles being in “My Hero Academia”, “One Piece“, “KanColle“, “Touken Ranbu“, “Hyperdimension Neptunia“, “Tokyo Ghoul“, “Riddle Story of Devil“, “ēlDLIVE“, “Show By Rock!!“, and the award winning film “The Boy and the Beast.” Her most notable video game titles include “Marvel Avengers Academy”, “Smite“, and “Freedom Planet 2”. In addition, she voices for a variety of web series including Team Four Star’s “Final Fantasy VII: Machinabridged“, ScrewAttack’s “DEATH BATTLE”, and the lead role of Eris in “Gods School“. On top of voice acting, Morgan is a singer and YouTube Personality under the name “The Unknown Songbird” with over 5 Million views in total.

Follow her adventures on Twitter! @TheMorganBerry

Mainstage Cosplay Registration is Open!

The AnimeIowa Cosplay Masquerade is one of the Highlights of AnimeIowa. Participants have the opportunity to present their cosplay, skits and dances on stage in front of a live audience! Attendees come to watch the AnimeIowa cosplay contestants showcase their excellent craftsmanship and performance skills. And it all starts now with the opening of the AnimeIowa Mainstage Cosplay Registration!!

Mini Festival: A Figure, Model, and Doll Contest

 

Both advanced craftsmen and beginners alike can enter their Dolls, Model Kits, Gunpla, Figure Kits, Plush and More. Any age can enter! Our distinguished panel of judges will decide on the winners in multiple categories. Awesome prizes will be awarded. It’s important to register before the convention for us to ensure we have enough entries. You may enter up to the beginning of the contest at the events desk or in the paneling room before the contest starts. Items must be of your creation, but don’t have to be made just for this contest.

For complete information visit the Anime Hobbies page!

Have fun!