AnimeIowa is pleased to announce Joel McDonald as a 2018 Guest of Honor!
Joel McDonald is a voice actor, Oreo enthusiast, and ADR director with Funimation Entertainment. He’s directed Space Dandy, Assassination Classroom, One Piece, Initial D, Sgt. Frog, Deadman Wonderland, One Piece: Film Z, and a dozen or so more.
As an adaptive scriptwriter, Joel has worked with Funimation on projects like DBZ: Kai, Claymore, and Linebarrels of Iron, and with Bang Zoom! on Seven Deadly Sins and Fate/Stay Night.
But wait! He acts, too! He’s Dilandau Albatau in the new Vision of Escaflowne dub, Phichit Chulanont in Yuri!! on ICE, Meow in Space Dandy, Brief in Panty and Stocking, Minato in Sekirei, Poland in Hetalia, Jacuzzi Splot in Baccano!, and Takumi in Initial D. But the gamers among you may have heard him in Borderlands 2 as Captain Flynt, Smite as Mercury, Tales of Xillia 2 as Chronos, Walking Dead: Survival Instinct as Deputy Lee, and as Aoi Tokura in the webcomic Rainy Cocoa.
He’s nice. Come say hi.
Our hotels are close to being booked. The good news is there are still a few rooms left – and several of them are in the host hotel where the after-hours programming is happening. Don’t be left out in the cold heat – Click here to book your rooms now. (Deposit not required at time of booking.)
There is still time to register before the convention. Bypass the pay at the door lines and the time it takes away from your fun filled weekend. Click here to register.
Registration has been extended – you can still pre-register until June 3rd !
Anime Hobbies Panel Submission
Enjoy sharing your anime hobbies? Have a crafty project you’d like to teach others? Anime Hobbies has their own room this year and we need people like you to run panels! Please apply here.
Sign up soon because the deadline has been extended to June 3rd.
AnimeIowa Anime Marketplace and Artists Alley
Want information on our hours? Click here for general information.
Want to be a vendor and sell merchandise or art at the convention? Click here to become a vendor.
Want to know who is going to be in the Marketplace in 2018? Click here to see a list of our Vendors and Artists for 2018
Our Family Programming Team is looking for Legos so we can add a Lego Table to our Family Programming fare.
If you have Legos or know of where we could get some for cheap, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any information. We will also accept offbrands as long as they work with the normal Lego bricks.
We appreciate all feedback and suggestions. Thank you!
The AnimeIowa Contests Team is at it again, and right now two contests are available:
Mish-Mash has you getting crafty to create a collage to show Buu-chan’s adventures in Des Moines. What sights will he see before or during AnimeIowa? Entries are due by March 31st on this contest, so get creative if you want to win an amazing prize pack of plushes, pillows, and blankets. More details and rules for this contest are available on the forums.
Next up we have A Tiny Tale. The troublesome dinks are causing problems, and it’s up to Buu-chan to stop them. In one hundred words or less, can you describe how a showdown would go down between Buu-chan and a dink? Entries are due by May 5th, so you still have time to get cracking and thinking up ideas so you can win a lovely Japanese cultural prize pack. More details and rules for this contest are available on the forums.
We have two more contests lined up, so keep your eyes peeled for more ways you can express your creativity before AnimeIowa hits.
Room reservations are open! Book your hotel room for AnimeIowa 2018 here!
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