Category Archives: AnimeIowa 2012

Cosplay Rules and Sign-up Posted

Rules and online sign-up for the Mainstage Cosplay competition have now been posted. Mainstage Cosplay is a great venue to show off your latest Cosplay masterpiece and compete for Cosplay dominance! For those who wish to show off their Cosplay in a less public manner, there is also the Hall Cosplay competition. For any questions or concerns, be sure to email

Marriott Room Block is Full

Good grief!  It only took three days, but as of this morning…

The AnimeIowa 2012 Room Block at the Coralville Marriott is FULL!
All of the Friday and Saturday night rooms have now been reserved.  However, we do still have rooms available at the reduced AnimeIowa room rate for Thursday night and Sunday night.  So if you’d like these nights, or if you’d like to ADD Thursday or Sunday to your existing reservation at our reduced rate, now is the best time to do that!

What does this sell out mean for those of you who still would like a room at the Coralville Marriott? You should sign up for the Hotel Room Waiting List! Full details and FAQs are HERE.

Hotel Room Reservations Begin Monday, April 16 at 10:00 AM

Ready to make your hotel room reservation for AnimeIowa 2012?  Our room block officially opens on Monday, April 16 at 10:00 AM!  So finalize your roomie plans and set your alarm clock!  Historically, we completely fill the Coralville Marriott in just a few days, so we STRONGLY recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible after the room block opens.

Check out the details on the AnimeIowa Location page. If you have additional questions, follow the links to the Room Reservation FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page which is HERE on our Forums.  You may also wish to consider the special “extra half-day” option, that allows you to delay your Sunday checkout time until after closing ceremonies (6:00 PM)!

Dealers Room Update

Sign-up for the AnimeIowa 2012 Dealers Room and Artists Alley should be opening before the end of March. More details (pricing, contract details, etc) will be posted to the website when they become available, so be sure to check back.

Guests Announcement

We are happy to announce that Greg Ayres and Chris Ayres will be returning for AnimeIowa 2012! The Ayres brothers are longtime guests of AnimeIowa and we are happy to have them back. You can find out more about them on the Guests page. There will be more confirmed guests announced in April so be sure to check back here.

Hotel Reservation Update

The AnimeIowa 2012 Hotel and Room Reservation information is now available. That means it’s time to round up your room mates and start planning your convention roadtrip! Check out the details on the AnimeIowa Location page. If you have additional questions, follow the links to the Room Reservation F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) page which is HERE on our Forums. We look forward to seeing you at the Coralville Marriott for AnimIeowa 2012!

Staff Recruitment Meeting

Greetings, Anime Iowa Con goers! It’s that time again, the time we invite all you all to our Staff Recruitment Meeting! If you are interested in joining staff, or want to find out more about what we do, then you’re welcome to join us at the Coralville Marriot Saturday, March 24th. Our regular business will be handled from 2pm-4pm and we will begin our staff recruitment at 4 till around 5 or 6. We of course will have food and drink for those who attend, and also have rooms reserved for an after party. Those of legal age are free to bring adult beverages, and fun shall be had by all.

So! If you want to partake in the shenanigans, come to the Coralville Marriot Hotel at 4pm. We’ll be in Coral Salon D. We hope to see many of you there, and thank you in advance for your interest!

If you have any questions feel free to check out the discussion thread on the forum.