Important Registration Update

The Registration and Badge Policies have been updated. It is important that everyone reads them. The crucial items are:

  • Only persons with a badge are permitted within con space; the hallways past the registration table, the patio, dealers hall, and all programming rooms.
  • All attendees ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Remember our registration cap is 3,500 this year. Registration will close upon reaching the cap, so we strongly recommend you pre-register. We cannot guarantee there will be available space through the weekend. **The only way to ensure you receive a badge is if you pre-register**

On that note, Pre-Registration closes May 31st, in less than a month.

Panel Submission Reminder

A friendly reminder that Panel Submissions close June 6, 2011. That means you have less then a month to submit a panel idea for AnimeIowa 2011!!  If you have a panel you want to submit, don’t wait until the last minute.

Site Issues Resolved

It looks like Google un-flagged animeiowa.com as a malicious site. I apologize for the inconvenience this caused.

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Site Issues

It appears that earlier today the site was hacked. It does not appear that anything was lost, but Google is reported the site as malicious due to some malicious javascript that was injected into the site. The offending javascript has been removed, passwords have been changed, and Google has been contacted to re-check the site. In the mean time, don’t worry, the site is perfectly safe.

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Cosplay Rules

The rules and information for Cosplay has been updated. Read up if you are interested in the Mainstage or Hall cosplay contests at AnimeIowa 2011.

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Hotel Room Waiting List

Even though our room block at the Coralville Marriott Hotel is full, with a little luck you can STILL get a room there for AnimeIowa 2011. How? Sign up for our Hotel Room Waiting List!  Check out the FAQs for more info.

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The AnimeIowa 2011 Room Block at the Coralville Marriott is FULL!

All of the Friday and Saturday night rooms have now been reserved.  However, we do still have rooms available at the reduced AnimeIowa room rate for Thursday night and Sunday night.  So if you’d like these nights, or if you’d like to ADD Thursday or Sunday to your existing reservation at our reduced rate, now is the best time to do that!

What does this sell out mean for those of you who still would like a room at the Coralville Marriott?   You should sign up for the Hotel Room Waiting List!  The record speed at which all of our rooms were reserved this year caught us off guard a bit, but we’ll have this year’s waiting list info and sign-up posted in the next few days.

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Hotel Reservations Now Open

It appears we had issues with our web host this morning. None the less, Hotel reservations are now open. Find our more on the Location page which has links to the proper Marriott reservation page. Hurry up, the hotel rooms go fast!

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Help out Japan

Our hearts go out to those in Japan affected by the recent Earthquake and Tsunami. Do you want to help Japan’s disaster relief efforts, but don’t have a lot of money? For a limited time, Crunchyroll is matching every dollar donated through its website. Find out more in the forum.

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Dealers Room Sign-up

Sign up information for the Dealers Room has been released. If you are a Dealer looking to sell at AnimeIowa 2011 go to the Dealer Sign-up page to find out more.

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