December 1, 2015
We’ve gone from Cyber Monday to AI Tuesday! Not only is registration open, but you can also submit your ideas for panels now! Please use the Events menu to go to the Panel Submission page and submit your idea. We can’t promise that it will be accepted, but we can promise that it will be given fair and careful consideration. We really do appreciate everyone’s creativity and you know what a fun bunch of people we are, so what have you got to lose?
October 20, 2015
The AnimeIowa Paneling Team is requesting your feedback so that they can better plan out what panels they approve and schedule. So please take a few minutes to help us in building a better paneling block.
July 14, 2015
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to the forum thread for Family Programming.
We hope to see your creativity and little ones for Godzilla-town at Anime Iowa!
July 13, 2015
The AnimeIowa Paneling Team is pleased to announce that the 2015 Programming Schedule is now available. Check it out and see what amazing panels and events will be happening this year, and start creating your schedules.
Have questions for the paneling team about the schedule this year? Want to talk hype about what your convention schedule will look like? The paneling team has created a forum thread just for you, and you can find it here!
We look forward to seeing you at AnimeIowa!
June 10, 2015
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 (email@example.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.”
May 28, 2015
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!
February 24, 2015
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.
January 17, 2015
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!
January 2, 2015
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.
July 23, 2014
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.