Vote NOW for the 2016 Forum MVBs (Most Valuable Boardies)!

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!

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AnimeIowa Micro-Fiction Story Contest

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:,10399.0.html

Forum Art Contest 2016

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.

MVB Voting is open!

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.

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Enter “The Legend of Buu-chan the Ninja” Art Contest!

It’s time!  His ninja training is complete.  For this year’s Forum Art Contest, we invite you to join Buu-chan on a very dangerous mission!  Of course we have prizes, with a very special one for our first place winner.  We also know this…

Buu-chan had trained for years, mastering dozens of martial arts and fusing them into a style uniquely his own.  His porcine body was honed to perfection, every part a potential weapon.  Ancient masters had taught him how to use the shadows, employ fear, and focus his internal fire to power his attacks.  Buu-chan had become ninja, and he knew he was ready to begin the mission.
But we need YOU as an artist to show us the mission!  Did Buu-chan find fame as a undetectable assassin?  Was he less of a fighter and more of a mysterious lover?  Was the mission a comedy rather than an action-packed success?  CLICK HERE for details, to join Buu-chan on his ninja mission, or to watch from a safe distance!  But the Legend of Buu-chan the Ninja MUST be told!

Posting is fixed on the AnimeIowa Forums!

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.

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Forum MVB Award Winners Announced

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!

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Forum Contest Winners

Winners of the AnimeIowa 2014 Limerick Contest has been announced. Please view them on the forum. Here’s the link:  Thank you for all the entries! Congratulations to the winners!

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Limerick Contest

AnimeIowa 2014 be starboard around t’ corner! Pirates be t’ theme. What a great time for Limericks!! So pull out your pens and work on your rhymes! Introducing AnimeIowa’s first ever… Limerick Contest! Be sure to check the forum link for details.

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Buu-chan’s Pirate Adventure Art Contest

Avast!  Buu-chan has set sail on a Pirate Adventure!  Join him for danger, romance, and silliness on the Seven Seas with this year’s Forum Art Contest!  Treasure and fame await the contest winners, with SPECIAL PRIZES from our Charity Department, as well as a cash bounty.  CLICK HERE for details, to join the crew with your contest entry, or to watch from the safety of shore as a landlubber!  Arrrr!

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