Mandatory Masquerade Info Panel

Just a reminder, anyone that is interested in participating in the Masquerade must attend one of the Masquerade Informational Panels. The panels will be at 7 PM and 10 PM Friday and 1 PM Saturday. Make sure to bring any audio you need to submit for your Masquerade presentation.

Setup Volunteer Bonus Hours

AnimeIowa 2013 IS ALMOST HERE!!!…..and it’s time to plan for AnimeIowa 2013 Pre-Con Setup. This is one of the days (other than Sunday) you can earn double hours for prizes within the volunteers booth. Prizes such as pre-reg for 2014, entrance into the recharge room, and more!

The Volunteer meeting will be at The Coralville Marriott Lobby (unless directed otherwise) Thursday July 25th, 2013 at 11:00am sharp. At that time the storage truck will be leaving the Coralville Marriott to go to the storage locker. If you can make it before then you’ll get a ride or directions on how to get to the storage locker. If you want to help unload the storage truck when it gets back, try to be there by noon, or 12:30. Volunteer jobs are first come, first serve and setup will go on as long as it needs to.

If you would like to know more, see and reply to the Setup Volunteer forum topic, watch this information youtube video, or email volunteers@animeiowa.com. See you at AnimeIowa 2013!

Samurai Dan Returning

An important last minute Guest update. Samurai Dan and his group will be returning to AnimeIowa this year. You probably remember their eccentric samurai performances and informative historical discussions. To learn more about them and our other guests for 2013 see the Guests page.

Cosplay Chess

Once again this year we are hosting a Cosplay Chess event. It’s Cosplayer against Cosplayer in a deadly game of Wizard’s Cosplay Chess. Two teams compete on a giant chess board in the hotel patio. There is a big game to be held on Sunday at 1pm. BUT WE NEED YOU! We need cosplayers and chess players to sign-up for the event. The sign-up form can be found on the Cosplay Chess page.

The theme of this chess game is School vs Non-school: characters from anime based in schools pitted against characters from anime that take place outside of school.

At-Con Registration Hours

Here are the planned hours for the Registration Table where you may register or pick up your Pre-Registration Badge for AnimeIowa 2013. Once again, at-con price is $70 at the door and Sponsor badges will NOT be available, those are Pre-Registration only. You will not need to worry about the registration cap this year.

Don’t forget about Pre-Registration for AnimeIowa 2014 which you can get for a special Pre-Registration rate.

Friday 9am-10pm
Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 10am-4pm
Sunday Pre-Reg is from 3-6pm at the Reg desk and then 6-10pm at the Bridge.