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!

Extra Volunteer Hour

A reminder to volunteers that you can get an extra hour add to your volunteer card when you sign up online prior to the July 25. This is an added perk to get those volunteer juices flowing and getting people excited about the convention. Please sign up on the Volunteers page or e-mail volunteers@animeiowa.com, Hope to see you real soon at AnimeIowa 2012.

Dealers List Updated

The Dealers page has been updated with a list of confirmed Dealers that will be attending AnimeIowa 2012.

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Vote Now for this year’s Most Valuable Boardie (MVB) Awards!

AnimeIowa is just a few of weeks away! That means WE NEED YOUR HELP to select the AnimeIowa Forum’s 2012 Most Valuable Boardies (MVBs).  Let our most outstanding Forum members know how much we appreciate them!  CLICK HERE to check out the details and cast your votes.

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Double Hours for Setup/Tear Down Volunteers

As with previous years, if you help set up Thursday or help tear down Sunday you get double volunteer hours. Also, if you help with setup you can pick up your badge early if you are pre-registered or jump to the front the line Friday if you are not registered. Set up crew starts at 2pm Thursday, July 26 by the staircase in the lobby of the Corville Mariott. Be sure to email volunteers@animeiowa.com if you are interested. Check out the Volunteer page or the volunteer section of the forum for more information.

Programming Schedule Posted

The Programming Schedule for AnimeIowa 2012 has been posted. You can check out the full schedule at the Programming Schedule page. The schedule is listed in multiple formats for maximum convenience before and during the convention. Note that the schedule is subject to change at any time.

Important Sponsor Program Update

Thanks to your overwhelming responses, we have reviewed the viability of continued at-the-door registrations and upgrades for our Sponsor Program. With great consideration, we have chosen to keep this program up and going for all of our attendees who wish to participate in it and help further support AnimeIowa. However, please be aware that do to the late nature of any upgrades or registrations that any and all at-the-door Sponsor registrations will be unable to attend the Guest Brunch due to limited seating. In addition, a modified sponsor bag will be made available to all at-the-door sponsors. Don’t forget everything else that being a sponsor can bring to you though. This includes the VIP seating in the Cosplay, a convention t-shirt, early admittance to the Dealer’s Room and access to the Recharge Room. These great benefits are still available to those bold enough to go for them.