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The 2017 Photography Contest: A Shutter in the Dark

Our Contests Team is hosting another Photography contest this year, and the stakes couldn’t be any higher. Up for grabs is a New Nintendo 3DS and a limited edition copy of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, on top of amazing swag bags of goodies containing plushes, towels, board games, DVDs, and more.

So grab your camera, and read up on what it takes to win some amazing prize bundles. As always, more information is available on the forums, which you can find by clicking this link.

Guidebook

AnimeIowa uses Guidebook as its on-line interactive guide for the convention.  You can view the guide on your Android, iPhone, tablet, or computer  The easiest way to get the guide is to use the QR code below and go directly to the guide!

Or, you can browse to http://guidebook.com/guides/  and search for “AnimeIowa 2016”.  Be sure to select the OFFICIAL guide as there may be a shadow lurking out there — the official guide is oddly enough the guide with the dates 7.9.16 through 8.31.16!  DO NOT LOAD the guide with dates of 7.29 – 7.31!

Better yet, use this code:

QR Code

New Guest Announcement!

What do Cowboy Bebop, X-Men, Boxtrolls, and AnimeIowa have in common?

Give up?

STEVE BLUM, that’s what!

Er, who, I mean.

But anyway, Steve Blum will be joining us at AnimeIowa this year!  With hundreds of voice credits, you can be assured that you probably have seen something with him in it!  Details are on the Guest page, but we just HAD to make sure you all knew about this amazing guest!  Steve joins an already spectacular line-up of incredible people who can’t wait to come spend time with you!

Embrace Your Inner Ninja at AnimeIowa 2015

As announced after last year’s convention, the theme for AnimeIowa 2015 is “Ninjas: Celebrating 10 Years of the LoDN”.  It’s hard not to love ninjas, since they’re such an exciting part of Japanese traditional and modern culture.  Our staff is hard at work preparing ninja-themed events for the convention, and we invite our attendees to make plans too.  CLICK HERE to learn more about what ninja items to look for (but not see) at AnimeIowa 2015, and to review the recently released details.  (Or paste this link into your browser: http://www.animeiowa.com/cgi-bin/smf/index.php?topic=9791.msg341305#msg341305)

Paid services at AnimeIowa

With the many advances of technology (for example photography) many changes have occurred. These services in the past were utilized by a select group of hobbies/professions because of the cost factor, but now are used by many people for profit. There are many who are offering services at AnimeIowa which include Photo shoots, commissions, and costumes. These services are great, but they also must keep in the confines of Iowa law for sales of goods and services.

AnimeIowa has in place a policy to include these services in the convention experience. Please review the AnimeIowa 2015 Paid Services Policy and address any questions to: Marketplace.dept@animeIowa.com

AnimeIowa 2015 Room Block FULL!

As always, we had a sell-out crowd for the room block, and it’s time to get those of you who missed the fun onto the waiting list! Please click here to sign up for the waiting list.

 

One thing that’s new this year for the waiting list! We will NOT be offering second chances due to the unique circumstances surrounding the city this year. You MUST be reachable at the phone number AND email you provide and you have THREE DAYS to respond. Confirmation emails will be provided once your information is received.

 

If you have any questions, please email ai.hotel@gmail.com.

Ready to Book your room for AnimeIowa 2015?

Ready to book your room for AnimeIowa 2015? We’ve got the information for you! A few things have changed this year and the hotel team is ready and waiting for your questions. A Single King room books for $127 plus tax per night, and a Double Queen at $134 plus tax per night. Please remember that room types are NOT guaranteed, and you will be placed by availability.

 

If there are any questions, please take a look at the 2014 FAQ and hotel reservation instructions pages. Please remember that the forums are currently out of working order and some information is outdated.  So, even though there is lots of useful information, it has not been updated for 2015!  For example, December 1st is the opening date for the room block!

 

We repeat, the hotel team is standing by for questions.

 

We look forward to an excellent year!