Guest Announcement: 50%DANGEROUS

The AnimeIowa 2019 Guests Team is pleased to announce that for the first time ever, we’ll be having a fashion Guest of Honor with 50%DANGEROUS!

50%DANGEROUS is a fashion brand that creates one-of-a-kind fashion ensembles for musicians, celebrities and fans of fashion. The designers find inspiration for their ensembles through Japanese street fashion, pop culture, and androgynes styles. Get ready to see their latest collection on the runway in a fashion show like no other. For more information visit 50DANGEROUS.COM

Guest Announcement: Daniel Mohr

The Guests Team is happy to announce that Daniel Mohr will be returning as a Guest of Honor for AnimeIowa 2019!

Daniel “Stitch” Mohr – Comic artist, author, and actor who was born and bred in Minnesota. Daniel is also known as that guy over there in the hat. He has been acting for over 20 years in both community theater and professional performances, and specializes in improvisation. He has been heard to say he will do anything for a laugh, and has proved it more than once. Ask him about being lit on fire, multiple times. For almost a decade he has worked with his puppet companion Wolfie, and they have been called equal opportunity offenders however they promise to behave at least five minutes every day. Currently he lives with his wife in St Paul, where they run Mohr Creations together selling his artwork and her custom made fine jewelry. Daniel has also begun his own publishing company, Wolfie B Bad Productions, which publishes his comic collections, “Everyday Gods”, “World Wide News”, “Life is a Natural One”, and soon the new comic “The Adventures of Bastian and Mushu”.

Guest Announcement: J. Michael Tatum

The AnimeIowa Guests Team is pleased to announce that J. Michael Tatum will be a Guest of Honor for AnimeIowa 2019!

Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, et al, this reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be called free-fall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.

Discovered by Funimation warhorse Christopher Bevins, who cast him as Rikichi in 2005’s Samurai 7, Tatum’s inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in Ouran High School Host Club, suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, France in the Hetalia franchise, Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss, and the equal parts maniacal/vulnerable Okarin Rintarou from Steins;Gate. More recently, Tatum can be heard in the epic My Hero Academia as Teyna Iida.

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Black Friday Special – Registration is Open!

All ready to get the best deals of the year on gifts for the family and maybe even something special for yourself.  

This year Animeiowa has just the thing to gift family, friend, or that something special for yourself.  The lowest price on our 2019 convention registration.   Don’t wait Register now this special is only good through Monday at Midnight.   AnimeIowa Registration.

And although the Marketplace has not officially opened for the 2019 convention.  They have opened to take applications of interest.  

What is an application of interest?  It is the information portion of the application form and most of the paperwork required to apply for the marketplace.  When you fill out an application of interest you will receive the information on pricing, booth sizes and the information you need before we release it to the general public.  Just think of it as holding your place in line.  

You can find the link to the Application of Interest form in the Vendor/Artist  information page here on the website. 

From all of us at AnimeIowa, we hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, and are looking forward to the Holiday season coming. 

 

Guest Announcement: Wolfie B. Bad

The Guests Team is pleased to announce that Wolfie B. Bad will be returning as a Guest of Honor for AnimeIowa 2019!

Wolfie was born into the post-apocalyptic world of 2175. The planet had been decimated by the Sub vs Dub Wars, a war that began with an internet flame war over the proper way to watch anime. While racing go carts with an Italian Plumber and his strange dragon-like frenemy, Wolfie had to swerve to miss hitting a strangely dressed girl scout yelling something about righting wrongs, and triumphing over evil, saying that meant Wolfie. Luckily he had recently acquired a Keyblade and was able to fight the pigtailed girl and her friends to a standstill. Before the final battle could commence, a large robot landed. It appeared to be the combination of five Wolfie’s, even though the paladin pilots said they were lions, but Wolfie knew better. The leader of the Paladins said that they were there to send Wolfie back in time to stop the Sub vs Dub Wars and save the Earth, but they over shot the mark and he landed in 2011. Wolfie felt that he needed to find a way to get back to the future, but got bored, so he joined the entertainment industry instead.

Guest Announcement 2019: Lauren Landa

AnimeIowa is pleased to announced Lauren Landa as a 2019 Guest of Honor!

Within the world behind the mic, she is most known for roles such as the ninja beauty, Kasumi in Dead or Alive 5; the seductive Litchi Faye Ling in the popular fighting games BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, as well as the sequels BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, and Continuum Shift Extend; Chrono Phantasma; the badass Kyoko Sakura in Puella Magi Madoka Magica; the enthusiastic Yan Leixia in Soul Calibur V; the deadly Little Queen in Tales of Graces; the valley girl racer in pink, Boiboi, in REDLINE; the adorable zombie Squigly in Skullgirls; kind hearted Leia in Tales of Xillia; the innocent Chubo Sonken in IkkiTousen: Great Guardians, the quiet Annie Leonhardt in the hit anime series Attack on Titan, One in “DrakenGard 3”, Nora in “Noragami”, Sailor Neptune in the VIZ Media’s Sailor Moon, Merlin in “The Seven Deadly Sins” and many more!

She has also had several other roles in anime and video games such as Leeza, (Blazing Souls Accelate), Arf and Chrono Harlaown (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha/ A’s), Kirche Van Zerbst, (Familiar Of Zero) Aegil, Cotton, Sasha (Rondo of Swords), Lila (Summon Night Twin Age), Rina (Luminous Arc 2), Yoko (Sakichi Satô’s Tokyo Zombie), Sy-Fy channel’s anime addition (Monster) and more!

Guest Announcement 2019: Crusher-P

Our Guests Team is pleased to announce that Crusher-P will be coming to AnimeIowa 2019!

Crusher-P Is a freelance musician who has created numerous pieces of music for arcade rhythm games by Sega, Konami, Taito and numerous others. In addition to this, Crusher-P has composed numerous record-breaking VOCALOID songs including “Again” which has received over 3.5 million views on YouTube. Her most famous song is “ECHO” which has over 25 million views on YouTube and 4.5 million views on Niconico, while also receiving numerous remixes, covers, and even a Japanese novelization.

You can find her online through her YouTube channel Crusher-P or on Twitter @CCrusherP.

Guest Announcement: Samurai Dan & Jillian

AnimeIowa is pleased to welcome Samurai Dan & Jillian back as Guests for AnimeIowa 2018!

Dan Coglan, a.k.a. “Samurai Dan” and his wife, Jillian are the acknowledged masters of marital… er, MARTIAL mayhem. This dynamic duo travels the civilized portions of the U.S., bringing their unique show to curious and horrified audiences alike.

In addition to their high-energy, mostly safe stage shows (where razor sharp blades and barbs fly) the couple teaches historical and hysterical panels on the way of the warrior. Offering a wide range of lectures and interactive workshops, Dan and his lethal love Jillian are guaranteed to provide con attendees fun and fulfillment.

Due to a supreme lack of filter, Dan also performs standup comedy, and lives to embarrass his wife onstage, in censored and uncensored settings.

A storyteller at heart, Dan is finishing his third horror novel, and offers insights into the creative process with panels for the aspiring writer as well.