For those looking for a good night’s sleep that won’t break the bank, try the Comfort Inn. And if you want the Excitement of the conventions nightlife – plan your stay at the Hilton Downtown Des Moines. Overnight panels, gaming and dancing all night long. It’s the late night con experience you crave.
Have you booked your hotel room yet? The conventions hotel block closes in less than a month. Book now before the prices go up. More information can be found at our Hotel website page.
Are you interested in hosting a Photoshoot at AnimeIowa 2019? Then look no further! Photoshoot submissions are open through June 7th! Visit the Photoshoot website page.
Registration ends on May 31st. After that date you will have to wait until the convention (and stand in line to register. Don’t miss a moment of the convention – click the button below and Register now.
We are pleased to announce that Morgan Berry will be a Guest of Honor at AnimeIowa 2019.
Morgan Berry is a voice actor best known for her work in various anime shows, movies, video games, and web series. Some of her most notable roles being in “My Hero Academia”, “One Piece“, “KanColle“, “Touken Ranbu“, “Hyperdimension Neptunia“, “Tokyo Ghoul“, “Riddle Story of Devil“, “ēlDLIVE“, “Show By Rock!!“, and the award winning film “The Boy and the Beast.” Her most notable video game titles include “Marvel Avengers Academy”, “Smite“, and “Freedom Planet 2”. In addition, she voices for a variety of web series including Team Four Star’s “Final Fantasy VII: Machinabridged“, ScrewAttack’s “DEATH BATTLE”, and the lead role of Eris in “Gods School“. On top of voice acting, Morgan is a singer and YouTube Personality under the name “The Unknown Songbird” with over 5 Million views in total.
Follow her adventures on Twitter! @TheMorganBerry
The AnimeIowa Cosplay Masquerade is one of the Highlights of AnimeIowa. Participants have the opportunity to present their cosplay, skits and dances on stage in front of a live audience! Attendees come to watch the AnimeIowa cosplay contestants showcase their excellent craftsmanship and performance skills. And it all starts now with the opening of the AnimeIowa Mainstage Cosplay Registration!!
Both advanced craftsmen and beginners alike can enter their Dolls, Model Kits, Gunpla, Figure Kits, Plush and More. Any age can enter! Our distinguished panel of judges will decide on the winners in multiple categories. Awesome prizes will be awarded. It’s important to register before the convention for us to ensure we have enough entries. You may enter up to the beginning of the contest at the events desk or in the paneling room before the contest starts. Items must be of your creation, but don’t have to be made just for this contest.
Good news on the Hotel front
The Renaissance Savery by Marriott has dropped its room prices.
Their rooms Kings and Doubles are now just
$144.00 a night.
2019 AnimeIowa Panel Submissions End April 26th Get your panel in today. Don’t wait, Don’t forget. Do it Now!
The AnimeIowa Guests Team is pleased to announce Joan Gordon as our Artist Guest of Honor for AnimeIowa 2019.
Joan Gordon has been an anime addict since 1999. She tried to kick the habit, but the kawaii otaku force was too strong. To feed her addiction to collect all the animes, she took up the lucrative business of illustration to fuel her addiction. Fighting sleep deprivation by daylight, drawing art waaaay past midnight, never running from a deadline, she is the one named Joan Gordon.
She intensively studied the magic of Drawing, and has a shiny Bachelors of Fine Arts degree to show for it. Joan honed her shoujo powers by mastering watercolors and digital media, to create peaceful imagery ranging from fanart to realistic depictions of animals in space.
There are many days to celebrate during the year some are filled with luck and end at a pot of gold. Others are made up of friends and those who have become our family of choice. Conventions like AnimeIowa are a chance to gather, have fun and celebrate Anime and Japanese culture. The convention is less than 4 months away. Don’t forget to Register !