Programming

Announcing Family Programming’s Big New Event!

GODZILLA-TOWN
“The arrogance of man is thinking nature is in our control, and not the other way around.”

Friday night of Anime Iowa, children ages 4-12 are encouraged to come and bring out their inner “Kaiju” (monster) to completely annihilate a small cardboard city!
While the destruction is left up to our smaller Kaiju’s of Anime Iowa, we have an art contest that is open to all ages! Break out your creativity and submit a cardboard building to us for a chance to win some “monstrous” prizes! 
Crayons, sharpies, paint, any medium, multiple entries is fine as well. Please no sharp attachments to the boxes however. (We’d hate to puncture our little kaiju’s claws)
There will be both a children’s division and adults division for best cardboard structures, 1st and 2nd place in each. The winners will also have their box-buildings displayed in the art show for the duration of the weekend for all to see!
If interested in participating in this contest, all box buildings must be dropped off to the Family Programming room by 5pm on Friday. You may also bring it to the convention flat if you wish for traveling purposes, as we will have tape on hand to re-set up boxes.
Any questions may be emailed to family@animeiowa.com or posted to the forum thread for Family Programming.
We hope to see your creativity and little ones for Godzilla-town at Anime Iowa!

Announcing the First Ever AnimeIowa KARAOKE CONTEST!

What is it?: Join in AnimeIowa’s first ever Karaoke Contest! This contest is not about who has the best singing voice, but who can hold the best performance. Contestants choose one of four songs to perform at a panel during the convention for the chance to win awesome prizes while having fun with friends.

Where is it?: The Karaoke Contest will take place at AnimeIowa 2015 in Programming Room 4.

When is it?: The Karaoke Contest will occur on Friday July 24th from 7:30pm-8:30pm.

Awards: While all contestants will get a prize for participating, there are 5 individual awards that can be won. Best Overall, Best Performance, Most Entertaining, Judges Choice, and Audience Choice. Each award gets an additional awesome prize!

How do you join?: Interested in participating? All you need to do is email the Paneling Team (paneling@animeiowa.com) with your full name, cell phone number, which of the four songs you plan to do, if you would like the karaoke version or the normal version and what you would like your stage name to be/ introduction you would like during the contest (yes, you can script out a paragraph!). Entries are accepted until Wednesday July 15th to ensure that prizes are purchased.

Remember, this is a fun event not based upon one’s singing ability, but their ability to have fun with a song, entertain the audience and win awesome prizes for FREE.”

A Big Thank You from the Paneling Team!

Hello AnimeIowa Congoers!

The AnimeIowa Paneling Team would like to thank everyone for their panel submissions for 2015. We had many fantastic panels submitted to us this year. In fact, for one of the first times, we had so many panels submitted that we did not have the paneling space for all of them! We truly appreciate everyone’s time and effort in coming up with these fantastic panels. You all truly make the convention what it is. We would like to remind our wonderful panelists to check the forums for your panel check in times as well as the awesome new perks we have prepared for you. Also keep your eyes pealed for new big events for AnimeIowa 2015!

Once again, thank you all for your submissions. We look forward to seeing all of you at AnimeIowa 2015 and making this year the best year yet!

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Family Programming Updates

Child Rate for Registration

Did you know that a child badge has a lower rate this year?  That’s right!  Whether pre-reg or at the convention, a child badge is only $35 for ages 6-12.

 

Spot the Ninja

Spot the Ninja is a hotel-wide activity that Family Programming will be hosting this year.  We will have small decals of ninjas up around the hotel.  Prizes will be given out to families who can spot the ninjas! Prize levels will depend on the number of ninja decals they find.  Others are welcome to participate as well and will receive a sticker for their participation.

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Update for Photo Shoots

AnimeIowa will no longer use the Clock Tower as an official photo shoot location.  For more information, please see the thread in the forums.  Thank you!

Panel Submissions are Open!

Got a great idea for a panel or other type of programming for 2015?  Panel submissions are now open, so let us know what you’d like to do!  Please click here to see the rules and the Event Submission Form.

Guidebook App

The Guidebook smartphone guide for AnimeIowa 2014 is now available. To obtain it, simply download the Guidebook app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Inside the app, search for “AnimeIowa 2014″ to download the guide to your phone. Alternatively you can go to guidebook.com/browse and search using any internet enabled device. With the Guidebook app you can create your own custom schedule with reminders, view zoomable maps of the hotel and Anime Marketplace, browse through all of our events, get live updates, and have the entire program guide at your easy-to-pocket fingertips.

Programming Schedule

The AnimeIowa 2014 Program Book is now available for early download, so get going planning your weekend! Check out the Programming Schedule page for the download link. Once again this year we will be also providing the event schedule through the Guidebook app. You can download the app to your smart phone and have the entire schedule available at your fingerprints. It includes lots of handy features such as the ability to create a personalized schedule with reminder notifications. The guide will be made available soon.

Formal Ball

Looking to dance to a classy beat? Want an excuse to pull out that old formal wear or fanciful cosplay? Come hang out with our cast of characters and dance the night away! Brush off your finery or come in whatever you like to play games, participate in contests, and dance the waltz at our AnimeIowa Formal Ball!

For theme and more information, check us out on the forums!