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.

Dealersroom Notice

Attention to Dealers, if you are signed-up for the dealers room but have not sent in your contract, you have until Wednesday July 11 to get the Contract sent and post-marked. You can also make arrangements to file electronically. If you have any questions or concerns please contact dealersroom@animeiowa.com soon.

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Guest Update

Due to contractual obligations with Funimation, J. Michael Tatum will be unable to attend AnimeIowa this year.  Mr. Tatum regrets being unable to attend.

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Important Sponsor Program Update

Greetings AnimeIowa Con-goers! We have a very important, and unfortunate announcement to make. With our growing popularity and the eagerness of some of you, we have had a massive jump in Sponsor registration! Unfortunately, this also means with our current financial restraints, we cannot accommodate any at-the-door sponsors this year, or upgrades. This is an unprecedented and unforeseen response to our Sponsorship program and we are happy to have so many of you support the con, but that enthusiasm has put us at the ends of our budget. We hope those of you who wished to be sponsors can sign up next year as early as possible, and we hope to have more resources to utilize in the coming years. Thank you very much.

AI Con Executives

 

UPDATE: This announcement has been revised http://animeiowa.com/2012/07/09/important-spon…ogram-update-2/

Buu-chan Art Contest Now Open

It’s time to launch this year’s Buu-chan art contest!  But this time could be the last time… the 2012 End of the World is almost here.  Time is quickly running out for Buu-chan, for AnimeIowa, and the world as we know it.  So while we still can, it’s time to once again challenge the fabulously creative people who support and attend our convention.  AnimeIowa is terrified to announce our Buu-chan Faces the Apocalypse AnimeIowa 2012 Art Contest!  Enter now!  Details are available HERE on our Forums.
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