Online Registration Now Open

Online Registration is now open! As usual, make sure to read and understand the Registration and Badge Policies.

An important note, in addition to the recent pre-registration price changes, Sponsorship is now available at pre-registration only and can not be signed up for at-con.

Important Pre-Registration Update

An important announcement. The pre-registration rates have undergone a last minute change. The Holiday registration rate has been extended to February 14th and the Pre-Reg rate has been reduced to $40. In addition to this t-shirt rates have returned to $15. For those who have already mailed in a registration form with a T-shirt, please email registration@animeiowa.com and they will be happy to issue a refund for the difference. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Opening Online Pre-registration is still a work in progress.

Holiday (December 15th, 2012 – February 14th 2013) – $35
Pre-Reg (February 15th, 2013 – March 31st, 2013) - $40
Late Reg (April 1st, 2013 – May 31st, 2013) – $55
At Convention – $70

T-Shirts – $15 extra
Sponsors – $120

Mail-In Pre-Registration Open

Mail-in Pre-Registration for AnimeIowa 2013 is now open! Be sure to read the Registration and Badge Policies.

Unfortunately, the online registration system still requires some updates that are not completed yet. The delay should only be a day or two, so be sure to watch the frontpage for updates.

Pre-Registration Dates and Prices

We are happy to announce the Pre-registration rates and prices for AnimeIowa 2013. Once again you will be able to submit pre-registration online with Paypal or through mail. Updated rules and info are still pending.

Holiday (December 15th, 2012 – February 14th 2013) – $35
Pre-Reg (February 15th, 2013 – March 31st, 2013) - $40
Late Reg (April 1st, 2013 – May 31st, 2013) – $55
At Convention – $70

T-Shirts – $15 extra
Sponsors$120

 

EDIT – Prices have been updated

Thanks for AnimeIowa 2012

The executives and staff would like to thank everyone who came to AnimeIowa 2012!

Attendance was at an all-time high, yet everyone demonstrated what a great bunch of people we have coming to this convention.  More than one person commented on the maturity and honesty of the attendees and we continue to be both amazed and proud of you all.

This was definitely a year of transition for us as we implemented a new management structure.  We definitely learned a lot this year and we cannot thank you enough for bearing with us.  We want this be a convention for the people, and your comments are all being reviewed and will be very helpful as we look for areas to improve.  If you haven’t done so already, please take a few moments and fill out an online feedback form or comment on the feedback sections of our forum.  You will most assuredly be heard, so be honest and respectful.

It is with great confidence that we say that next year will be even better!  We’re already working on finding new guests, beefing up programming, and finding ways to make the whole convention run smoother. Look for information on the forums as we identify improvements and clarify policies, and remember to give us feedback!

Thank you all again for attending and we hope to see you all back next year!

– The AnimeIowa Staff of 2012

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Art Show Results

AnimeIowa would like to thank every artist who submitted their artwork into the Art Exhibition Show this year. We know that there were a few bumps along the way getting information out to everyone before the Convention this year. We apologize for that and hope to have things smoothed out and ready for next year’s Anime Iowa Art Exhibition Show.

“What’s this, there is a show again next year???”

Yes there will be a show next year, so start thinking of what art pieces you would like to submit ^_^

We are working on the 2013 Art Exhibition Contract already. We hope to have it out to the public with plenty of time to spread the word to everyone for the 2013 show!

Now onto the Fun part of the announcement  !!!

This year’s Art Show Judges were two of our very own guests Chris Malone and Jessy Turner. A big thank you goes out to them for their help in judging this year’s show!

Anime Iowa is proud to announce the 2012 Art Exhibition Winners!!!

  • 1st Place Watercolor by Meredith Dillman titled “Koi Mermaid”
  • 1st Place Fantasy Sculpture by Hannah Munden titled “Feathered Wyvern”
  • 1st Place Ink Drawing by Erika Matsuyama titled “Cooro”
  • 2nd Place Digital Media Creation by Meng Wang titled “Howlin’ ”
  • 2nd Place Mixed Media by Joan Gordan titled “Wishing Tree”
  • 2nd Place Digital Art by Jake Ruetin titled “Winston”
  • 3rd Place Textile Creation by Victoria ‘Beanchan’ Luck titled “Sokura Bento”
  • 3rd Place Watercolor by Joan Gordan titled “Sounds of Japan”
  • 3rd Place Mixed Media by Joan Gordan titled “Sunflower Happiness”

Honorable Mentions :

  • Crochet Sculpture by Megan Daly titled “Vodka Mutini”
  • Minature Texture Creation by Keely titled “Tiny Kimono”
  • Acrylic Painting by Timothy Dutcher titled “Dandelions”

Best in Showgoes to: Hannah Munden for her fantasy sculpture titled “Feathered Wyvern” The Best in Show winner receives a Sponsor Membership for Anime Iowa 2013!!!

Congrats to all of our 2012 Anime Iowa Art Exhibition winners!! We hope to see everyone that participated in this year’s show back for the 2013 Art Exhibition Show!!!

 

Please remember to leave feedback about this year’s show so that we can help make the next show even better.

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.”

Pre-Con Reminder

Greetings everyone! I know you are all excited for AnimeIowa tomorrow. Right now, many of our Staff and Volunteers are working hard to setup the convention. Because everyone is now busy with the convention it is unlikely you will be able to communicate with the staff through email or the forums. If you have pertinent last minute concerns for the staff you may have to contact the convention Bridge directly or inquire to the Info Desk. Thanks for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

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Registration Report

We are pleased to report we have a registration count of 2272! This leaves 1228 spots left until we hit our cap at 3500. Everyone remember to drive safely, and we’ll see you all in a couple days!