Anime Marketplace

New Iowa Requirement for Merchants and Artists

As of July 1, 2016, the Department no longer issues temporary tax permits. Merchants and Artists who used temporary permits in the past at the AnimeIowa Anime Marketplace must apply for a permanent Iowa tax permit. To apply for a permanent permit, complete and submit the Iowa Business Tax Registration form Form number 78-005 is located on the tax.iowa.gov at: https://tax.iowa.gov/forms/iowa-business-tax-permit-registration-78-005-0

A permanent tax permit allows you to conduct taxable sales or perform taxable services in Iowa at any time during the year. When you attend a temporary event, such as AnimeIowa, you only need to provide the Marketplace staff with your name and address, along with your permanent tax permit number.

The process is simple and you can start selling in Iowa as soon as you fill out the paperwork and either email, fax, or mail the application. You do not have to wait for the number to arrive. (Which takes around 6 weeks.)

There is no fee to apply and receive your Iowa Sales Tax ID number.

Thank you,

The Marketplace Staff

AnimeIowa 2016

Applications for Marketplace are now closed

The response to our AnimeIowa Anime Marketplace has been phenomenal this year.  Our only regret is that the room can only hold a defined number of Merchants and Artists.  We have reached and surpassed the rooms capacity in record time this year.  We are officially closing applications for 2016 at this time.

 

We still have several emails left to send out to those who applied up to closing.  Those emails will be out by March 30th 2016.  If you applied and have not heard anything after that date, please email us.

 

Thank you for already making AnimeIowa 2016 the con to go to in 2016.

 

Sincerely,

Destiney J

Marketplace Head 2016

AnimeIowa Hotel Team Parking Updates!

Has RAGBRAI got you concerned about where you’re going to park your car this year? Not sure if you can get to and from the Marriott? The Hotel team answers this and more in the AnimeIowa 2015 Parking Concerns Thread! All information the Hotel Team has pertaining to parking during RAGBRAI will be here, and any further questions may be directed to ai.hotel@gmail.com

 

Marketplace Update

Merchants – The Retail Merchants space in the Marketplace is full.  We will still be accepting applications for Merchants, but they will be on a waiting list to fill vacancies created by cancellations.

Artists – There is still some room in the Artists Village section of the Marketplace.

Paid services at AnimeIowa

With the many advances of technology (for example photography) many changes have occurred. These services in the past were utilized by a select group of hobbies/professions because of the cost factor, but now are used by many people for profit. There are many who are offering services at AnimeIowa which include Photo shoots, commissions, and costumes. These services are great, but they also must keep in the confines of Iowa law for sales of goods and services.

AnimeIowa has in place a policy to include these services in the convention experience. Please review the AnimeIowa 2015 Paid Services Policy and address any questions to: Marketplace.dept@animeIowa.com

Marketplace Applications for Artists and Merchants is open!

Marketplace Applications for Artists and Merchants is open!  Get your application in today as space in the Marketplace is limited.  You can find everything you need on the Anime Marketplace page, but don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions!

Marketplace Dealers

If you are interested, the Anime Marketplace page has the finalized list of dealers that will be appearing this year. Be sure to check them all out!

Anime Marketplace Sign-up

If you are an artist or dealer looking to sell at AnimeIowa 2014 pay close attention. Sign-ups for the Anime Marketplace are open. Go to the Anime Marketplace page to find the 2014 Anime Marketplace Contract. Simply read and fill out the contract and email marketplace@animeiowa.com. All the details about pricing and conditions are included on the contract. There has been delays in setting up Paypal for contract payments, but you are welcome to submit a contract for approval prior to payments opening. Be sure to email if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. The Marketplace department will be happy to help in any way possible.

Anime Marketplace Delays

A notice to those concerned, some groups have expressed concern due to lack of response from the Anime Marketplace submissions. These delays have been due to health concerns with the group lead. They wish to express that this is not an excuse and sincerely apologize for the delays. Additional assistance has been brought in the past few weeks to deal with the backlog of requests for the Anime Marketplace. Feel free to send inquiries if you still have concerns. The Staff at AnimeIowa all appreciate your patience in this matter.

Anime Marketplace Sign-ups Now Open

Are you an artist or vendor interested in selling goods at AnimeIowa 2013? Good news as sign-ups for the Anime Marketplace are now open. Simply head to the Anime Marketplace page for details. If you have any questions, contact marketplace@animeiowa.com.