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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Guests for 2011

We are happy to announce the first batch of guests for AnimeIowa 2011! Returning this year are Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Robert Axelrod, Kyle Hebert, Lea Hernandez, and Helen McCarthy. We would also like to welcome first time guests Cassandra Hodges, Carli Mosier, and Jan Scott-Frazier. You can find out more about these individuals in the Guests page.

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Hotel Room Reservation Info Announced

It’s time to make your room plans for AnimeIowa 2011! The AnimeIowa room block at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center will be opening soon, and all the information you need is now posted. Reservations will start 10:00 A.M. (Central Standard Time) on Monday, March 14. Check it out on our Location page for more information and be sure to mark your calendar!

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Panel Submissions are Open

Good news for everyone looking to host a panel at AnimeIowa 2011, Panel Submission is now open! We are always looking for new and exciting content for attendees. Be sure to read the Panel Guidelines, it lays out nearly everything you need to know about submitting a good panel. Remember, no Panel submissions will be accepted after June 6, 2011.


More Staff Recruitment

The Staff Recruitment meeting was a grand success. If you were not able to attend but are still interested in joining Staff, worry not! You may attend any of our staff meetings in the coming year. The next meeting is March 19th at the Coralville Mariott at 2pm. You can find out more at the Staff page or e-mail

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We Need You – Staff Recruitment

Come and be drafted into the AnimeIowa army!

We will be hosting a Staff Recruitment event Saturday February 12 at 4pm. The event will be held at the Corville Marriot (the convention hotel). There will be food, drinks, and prizes galore! Feel free to bring a friend. Don’t worry if you can not make it to the meeting, you can attend one of other Staff meetings throughout the year. Find more at the Staff page.

If you have any questions or are interested in joining Staff, please e-mail

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Panel Submissions Open Mid-February

As you may already know, panels are the lifeblood of any convention. At AnimeIowa most panels are run by con-goers. Submissions for panels will open in mid-February and close June 6, 2011. In the mean time, take a look at the Panel Guidelines. We need as many good submissions as we can get to have a fun and successful convention.


Holiday Pre-Registration Rate Ends Today

Happy New Year everyone!! A reminder that the special $30 pre-registration rate ends today. If you want the cheapest rate for AnimeIowa 2011 be sure to register Online or by Mail before it is too late.