AnimeIowa 2016

AnimeIowa 2016
Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
300 East 9th St.
Coralville, IA
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Things have started happening for 2016!

VECTORBUUSHIRTREVISEDHey everyone, your humble host Buu-chan here!

Just want to let everyone know that your execs and staff are already hard at work to bring you the best AnimeIowa ever in 2016!  Go check out the Guests page, for example!

We’ll be rolling out new information and updating pages on this website, so be sure to look for changes in the upcoming weeks.  And don’t forget to visit the forums, where you can get in on the discussions and make your voice heard.  Speaking of being heard, you should also look into becoming staff and REALLY make an impact on the success of the convention.

That’s all for now, gotta go clean my costumes!

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Feedback Form Submissions End August 31

We really appreciate your feedback, it helps us make the convention a better place for everyone!  As we make preparations for planning AnimeIowa 2016, we are gathering up all of the feedback, thoughts, wishes, and notes and putting it all together for the execs and staff.  So, we need to close down the feedback submissions on August 31.


If you haven’t already filled out the feedback form, please do so today!

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How Did We Do?

Please leave us feedback on this year’s convention!


Click here to view the feedback page.


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Have a sneak peek at the program book!

If you just can’t wait until the convention, and we don’t blame you if you can’t, here is a link to the electronic version of the program book!


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Marriott Contests!

Staying at the Marriott for AI 2015? Wondering exactly what we could possibly do to make your hotel stay just as great as the convention itself??


You’re in just the right place! The Marriott is throwing two contests for this year! These contests apply to any Marriott reservation terminating on Sunday, and that’s a lot of excitement for quite a few of our attendees! Click here: Marriott 2015 Contest! for details!

Or, you can view the document below!

Document: Marriott Contest

Announcing Family Programming’s Big New Event!

“The arrogance of man is thinking nature is in our control, and not the other way around.”

Friday night of Anime Iowa, children ages 4-12 are encouraged to come and bring out their inner “Kaiju” (monster) to completely annihilate a small cardboard city!
While the destruction is left up to our smaller Kaiju’s of Anime Iowa, we have an art contest that is open to all ages! Break out your creativity and submit a cardboard building to us for a chance to win some “monstrous” prizes! 
Crayons, sharpies, paint, any medium, multiple entries is fine as well. Please no sharp attachments to the boxes however. (We’d hate to puncture our little kaiju’s claws)
There will be both a children’s division and adults division for best cardboard structures, 1st and 2nd place in each. The winners will also have their box-buildings displayed in the art show for the duration of the weekend for all to see!
If interested in participating in this contest, all box buildings must be dropped off to the Family Programming room by 5pm on Friday. You may also bring it to the convention flat if you wish for traveling purposes, as we will have tape on hand to re-set up boxes.
Any questions may be emailed to or posted to the forum thread for Family Programming.
We hope to see your creativity and little ones for Godzilla-town at Anime Iowa!

MVB Voting is open!

Have you visited the AnimeIowa Forums this year?  With our convention only a week away, we need YOUR help to select our 2015 Most Valuable Boardies (MVBs)!  Yep, it’s time to let our most outstanding Forum members know how much we appreciate them!  Please CLICK HERE for details and voting.

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Enter “The Legend of Buu-chan the Ninja” Art Contest!

It’s time!  His ninja training is complete.  For this year’s Forum Art Contest, we invite you to join Buu-chan on a very dangerous mission!  Of course we have prizes, with a very special one for our first place winner.  We also know this…

Buu-chan had trained for years, mastering dozens of martial arts and fusing them into a style uniquely his own.  His porcine body was honed to perfection, every part a potential weapon.  Ancient masters had taught him how to use the shadows, employ fear, and focus his internal fire to power his attacks.  Buu-chan had become ninja, and he knew he was ready to begin the mission.
But we need YOU as an artist to show us the mission!  Did Buu-chan find fame as a undetectable assassin?  Was he less of a fighter and more of a mysterious lover?  Was the mission a comedy rather than an action-packed success?  CLICK HERE for details, to join Buu-chan on his ninja mission, or to watch from a safe distance!  But the Legend of Buu-chan the Ninja MUST be told!