Registration Reminder

A reminder that Pre-Registration for AnimeIowa 2012 ends May 31st, 2012. After that you will have to wait in line to register at the convention and pay full price. There is also the possibility that we will reach our registration cap and have to turn people away. You can register online using Paypal at the Online Registration page.

AMV Contest Submissions Now Open

Submissions for the AnimeIowa 2012 AMV contest are now open! Show off your editing skills in a no holds barred competition (fine print: some holds may be barred)! Contest submissions close on July 6th, 2012 so don’t delay. If you have any questions or concerns be sure to contact

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Dealers Room Sign-up Posted

Are you interested in selling your wares at AnimeIowa 2012? Good news! The contracts, pricing, and policies for obtaining a booth at AnimeIowa 2012 have been posted to the Dealers Sign-up page. Be sure to sign-up in a timely manner. Same as last year, those interested in Artist Alley sign up for the same booths as Dealers. Any questions can be directed to

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Dealers Room Update

Sign-up for the AnimeIowa 2012 Dealers Room and Artists Alley should be opening before the end of March. More details (pricing, contract details, etc) will be posted to the website when they become available, so be sure to check back.

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Guests Announcement

We are happy to announce that Greg Ayres and Chris Ayres will be returning for AnimeIowa 2012! The Ayres brothers are longtime guests of AnimeIowa and we are happy to have them back. You can find out more about them on the Guests page. There will be more confirmed guests announced in April so be sure to check back here.

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Hotel Reservation Update

The AnimeIowa 2012 Hotel and Room Reservation information is now available. That means it’s time to round up your room mates and start planning your convention roadtrip! Check out the details on the AnimeIowa Location page. If you have additional questions, follow the links to the Room Reservation F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) page which is HERE on our Forums. We look forward to seeing you at the Coralville Marriott for AnimIeowa 2012!

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Staff Recruitment Meeting

Greetings, Anime Iowa Con goers! It’s that time again, the time we invite all you all to our Staff Recruitment Meeting! If you are interested in joining staff, or want to find out more about what we do, then you’re welcome to join us at the Coralville Marriot Saturday, March 24th. Our regular business will be handled from 2pm-4pm and we will begin our staff recruitment at 4 till around 5 or 6. We of course will have food and drink for those who attend, and also have rooms reserved for an after party. Those of legal age are free to bring adult beverages, and fun shall be had by all.

So! If you want to partake in the shenanigans, come to the Coralville Marriot Hotel at 4pm. We’ll be in Coral Salon D. We hope to see many of you there, and thank you in advance for your interest!

If you have any questions feel free to check out the discussion thread on the forum.

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Panel Submissions are Now Open

Panel submissions are finally open! There have been a few changes regarding the Panel Submission Guidelines and Rules. Even if this is your upteenth year submitting a panel, you will want to reread the new guidelines and rules. Proper and well thought-out submissions make the job of sorting through everything that much easier. We need your brilliant programming ideas to make AnimeIowa fun and exciting, so once you’re read the guidelines go to the Panel Submission page and get to work! If you have any questions or comments, email Thank you in advanced for making our programming fantastic!

Important Hotel Update

An update has been posted regarding the hotel room reservation plan and schedule for AnimeIowa 2012.  Click HERE for details.

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AnimeIowa 2012 Pre-Registration Now Open

Pre-Registration is now open for the masses, available Online or by Mail. Now until January 4th, 2012 we are having a special Holiday registration rate of $30. It makes a great Christmas gift, so act quick and be sure to tell your friends!

The remaining registration rates for the year are as follows:

Holiday Special Pre-registration (until January 4th 2012) – $30
Early-bird Pre-registration (January 5th, 2012 through February 14th, 2012) – $40
Pre-registration (February 15th, 2012 through March 31st, 2012) – $45
Late Registration (April 1st, 2012 through May 31st, 2012) – $50
At the Convention – $60
Sponsorship plan (includes t-shirt, any workshop material fees, good cosplay seats, etc.) Learn more at the Sponsorship Program page. – $110


If you have any questions or issues contact