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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Week Left for AMV Contest Submissions

Submissions for the AMV Contest end Friday, July 6 which means you have less than a week. Rules and submission instructions can be found on the AMV Contest page.

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AnimeIowa Apocalypse Video Contest

Now announcing the 2012 AnimeIowa Apocalypse Video Contest! Join as a group or on your own and direct your anime related apocalyptic masterpiece movie! Zombies, Virus Outbreak, Alien Attack; anything you’d like. The challenge is to make it AnimeIowa or Anime related in your own unique way. Prizes are yet to be announced. Entries must submitted by Sunday, July 22, 2012 at midnight. Rules and submission instructions can be found on the forum (http://www.animeiowa.com/cgi-bin/smf/index.php?topic=7854.0).

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Volunteer Recruitment

Volunteers are a crucial part of AnimeIowa, they do much of the work behind the scenes that makes the convention function. As a volunteer you earn points which can be turned in for prizes or even free registration for next year. We are recruiting volunteers for AnimeIowa 2012. If you are interested in volunteering email volunteers@animeiowa.com and check out the Volunteers page for more information. As a special promotion, if you sign up for volunteering on the forums or through email before midnight July 25th you can earn an extra hour of volunteer points!

Art Exhibit and Competition

This year AnimeIowa will be hosting a Art Exhibit and Competition where you can submit artwork to be publicly viewed during the convention and also submitted for competition. Check the Dealers Sign-up Page to check out the Artists Packet which contains the rules for the competition, guidelines for submission, and the sign-up form. Mail-in submissions must be post-marked by July 11th, other submissions can be entered at con. If you have any questions or concerns email dealersroom@animeiowa.com.

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