A quick note that Anime Marketplace is no longer accepting Merchant and Artisan submissions and the list of confirmed Merchants and Artisans has been posted to the Anime Marketplace page.
AnimeIowa invites all artists to enter our 2013 fan art contest! This year’s theme is:
Buu-chan at Café Ai!
The Forum Team joins forces with AnimeIowa’s very own Maid Café, to ask the question “how would we see Buu-chan at Café Ai?” Would he be a Maid or Butler? Would be he the one being served the delicious sweets? Or would he be dancing to the Hare Hare Yukai or maybe Gangnam style to entertain the Masters and Mistresses? Show us with your contest art! For full contest details, and to learn about our AMAZING FIRST PRIZE, please visit our contest info thread on the AnimeIowa Forums.
We need your help. Photoshoots at AnimeIowa are fan organized meetings of cosplayers. This year we shall have the photoshoots scheduled in the Program Book. If you are interested in running a Photoshoot you need to submit it on the forum by June 22nd. Read the rules and guidelines and post your photoshoot Costume Photo Shoots forum group.
An update on the Room Party block. At this time, we are no longer allowing Room Party submissions. HOWEVER, there ARE open rooms on the second floor! Don’t want to be too far away from the action? Want to have socializations in your room without worrying about noise levels? Contact email@example.com as soon as possible! If you think you want to move your reservation to the second floor, PLEASE contact us by SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013 so that we can successfully move you from your current room.
You MUST have an existing room in the hotel in order to request that your room be on the second floor. Most of these rooms are Double Queens, and we have begun filling in hotel rooms with the waiting list, so priority will be given to guests currently holding double queen reservations. There is only a few openings, so it’ll be first come, first serve. Find out more on the forum thread.
We are happy to announce that voice actor Josh Grelle and anime music veteran Raj Ramayya will be joining us at AnimeIowa 2013! Be sure to check out the Guests page to learn more about them and the rest of our distinguished guests. Unfortunately, the previously announced cover band The Pillowcases will not be attending AnimeIowa 2013.
Today is the last day you can pre-register for AnimeIowa 2013. After this you must register at the convention and pay full price. Head over to the Online Registration page and get signed-up!
Want to stay in the Coralville Marriott this Anime Iowa 2013? Have friends who want to celebrate all that is anime-awesome and manga-rific? Have a group or anime club that wants to promote its membership to the Eastern Iowa area?! Why party on the fifth floor when you could party on the second? Don’t be shy~Room Parties wants YOU to define what it means to host a Room Party at Anime Iowa! Check out our new snazzy rules page and forum thread for not only the Updated Info but to Submit your crazyawesome Room Party Idea! Not only do you get the PRIME Coralville Marriott room you get to Connect with awesome people just like you! And if none of those are a deal maker, well—you’re right next to Consuite. Who could ask for better service? Anime Marketplace Vendors, Panelists, and general Attendees alike are welcome to sign-up. For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step Up. Stand Out. Make Your Room Parties The Best AI’s Ever Had.
A reminder to everyone that Pre-Registration ends May 31st. That’s only 8 days away! If you miss pre-registration you will have to wait in line at AnimeIowa and pay full price. To register online simply go to the Online Registration page and fill out the form.
We have a quick update to our guests roster for AnimeIowa 2013. We are happy to announce that we will be hosting Chuck Huber, Peter Pixie, Jad Saxton, and David Wald. Learn more about these individuals at our Guests page. Believe it or not we have even more guests we are waiting to announce.
For all you AMV editors out there, submissions to the AnimeIowa 2013 AMV Contest are now open. The deadline for the contest is July 12th, 2013. Submission details and rules can be found at the AMV Contest page.