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!

Panel Submissions Now Open

Are you interested in hosting a panel for AnimeIowa 2014? You are in luck, panel submissions are now open between now and May 1st. Attendee run panels are a mainstay of AnimeIowa and are crucial to keep the con fun and functional. We need quality submissions from motivated individuals such as you! If you are interested, go to the Panel Submissions page, read the rules and policies, and fill out the form. Any questions can be pointed to Good luck!

Added MLP Panel

There has been a new panel added Sunday at 5 PM, Another MLP with guest Jenn Blake in Programming 1.

Schedule and Guidebook Now Available

The AnimeIowa 2013 Schedule and Guidebook guide is now available! Start planning your AnimeIowa experience now on your Android or iOS device!! Check out the Guidebook page for details on how to download and use the mobile guide. Or view the schedule in guide in your browser at

Cosplay Chess

Once again this year we are hosting a Cosplay Chess event. It’s Cosplayer against Cosplayer in a deadly game of Wizard’s Cosplay Chess. Two teams compete on a giant chess board in the hotel patio. There is a big game to be held on Sunday at 1pm. BUT WE NEED YOU! We need cosplayers and chess players to sign-up for the event. The sign-up form can be found on the Cosplay Chess page.

The theme of this chess game is School vs Non-school: characters from anime based in schools pitted against characters from anime that take place outside of school.

Family Programming

Would you like to share your passion of all things otaku with your little ones? Have you ever skipped a convention because you could not bring your children along? AnimeIowa has your solution. Introducing Family Programming, the cure to your woes. Family Programming is designed to promote panels that families with younger children enjoy together. This will allow AnimeIowa to expose and build appreciation for the Asian culture in a fun way.

To learn more, check out the Family Programming page. If you are interested in your family participating in AnimeIowa Family Programming or have any questions or comments, feel free to email

Panel Submissions Now Open

For everyone interested in running a Panel at AnimeIowa 2013, Panel Submissions are now open. Submissions will run until May 19th. You can read the guidelines and make a submission at the Panel Submission page.

Panel Submissions Open February 9th

Are you looking to run a Panel at AnimeIowa 2013? Panel Submissions are scheduled to open February 9th and run until May 19th. Further details will be posted on the website as they come out.

Non-Video Gaming Updates

An update to the Non-Video gaming schedule:

Tanto Quore Signup has ttarted in room Salon B

Yugioh TCG Tournament Signup has also started in Salon B

Programming Updates

A quick update to the Programming Schedule
  1. The “AI Masq. Info” panel @ 7pm is being moved to Cosplay Central.
  2. Greg’s, “State of the Industry panel” will take its place in Programming 4 @ 7-8pm.
  3. Saturday, “Otherside of the Screen: Directing” panel @ 9am has been cancelled.
  4. “”Old Time” Voice Acting”, mainstage, Saturday @ 3:00pm has been cancelled.
  5. This is tentatively replaced with a “Eyeshine Takes Over the World.”
  6. On Sunday, State of the Industry has been changed to “Gregman Wonderland.”