“It’s the end of an era! It’s been an amazing 15 year run, but all good things must come to an end… we’re shutting down the AnimeIowa Forums and converting them for staff use only. (CLICK HERE for full details.) The Forum Team thanks all of our wonderful Boardies, members, and visitors who have used the AnimeIowa Forums. Your participation and support have kept our Forums a fun and safe place to visit, and have continuously improved the AnimeIowa convention. We encourage everyone to continue their year-round AnimeIowa preparations via our website, e-mail list, Facebook and Con-goers pages, and other social media sites.”
Have you seen the amazing performances in this year’s Forum Art Contest? They’ve put on a fantastic show, and you should definitely check it out! Be amazed by their fabulous Buu-chan art DISPLAYED HERE!
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, artists and creators of all ages! Join us for the most amazing art contest in the history of AnimeIowa! Our mascot Buu-chan has run off to join the carnival, and he needs your help!
Our 2017 convention theme is “The Dark Carnival of Pigs”, and Buu-chan is ready to become a performer. But what will our porcine mascot do at the carnival? Will he become a traditional performer such as an aerialist on the flying trapeze? Maybe the strong man? Or has he been lured in by the darker side of show, conjuring ancient magic, or becoming an unusual freak show attraction?
Dazzle the world with your amazing art skills, and show us Buu-chan’s role in the carnival. His circus career is in your hands! For full contest details, please visit the contest info thread on the AnimeIowa Forums.
If you’ve visited the AnimeIowa Forums this year, you already know that the members are wonderfully helpful and friendly! So it’s time to show our most outstanding Boardies (Forum members) how much we appreciate them. Vote this weekend for our AnimeIowa 2016 Most Valuable Boardie Awards! Visit the Forums for full details and voting information. Thank you very much for helping us celebrate these amazing individuals!
Tell us your fictional, AnimeIowa story in 100 words or less! Micro-Fiction is a very abbreviated story that is often difficult to write, and even harder to write well. Ernest Hemingway mastered this in his 6 word micro-story: “For Sale: Baby shoes. Never Worn.” Be our AnimeIowa Micro-Story Master and win Prizes!! Details Here: http://www.animeiowa.com/cgi-bin/smf/index.php/topic,10399.0.html
This year’s convention theme is AnimeIowa Levels Up! Celebrating the 20th year of AnimeIowa! So we invite everyone to take a deep breath, focus their chakra, and enter our…:
“Buu-chan Levels Up” Forum Art Contest
We need you to show us how Buu-chan (our cosplaying piggy mascot) levels up or transforms. Is Buu-chan a powerful fighter, increasing his energy when necessary? A magical pig, changing in time of crisis? A gamer, advancing his character? Or just going hog wild? Unleash your art skills and amaze us with Buu-chan’s evolution, to win fame and cash prizes! For full contest details, please visit our contest info thread on the AnimeIowa Forums.
Have you visited the AnimeIowa Forums this year? With our convention only a week away, we need YOUR help to select our 2015 Most Valuable Boardies (MVBs)! Yep, it’s time to let our most outstanding Forum members know how much we appreciate them! Please CLICK HERE for details and voting.
We’ve identified and fixed the Forum issue that has interfered with user posting since September! Everyone is invited to log back in, reconnect with your Boardie friends, and begin your AnimeIowa 2015 planning. CLICK HERE for details.
Did you miss the Sunday “Forum Meet & Greet” panel? The AnimeIowa 2014 Most Valuable Boardie (MVB) awards were presented to this year’s amazing and worthy winners! CLICK HERE for a recap of the award recipients and their prizes. Congratulations, MVBs!