One Day Remaining for Pre-Registration

Only one day remains to pre-register for AnimeIowa 2012! After that you will have to register at the door. Hurry and head to the Online Registration page!

Yet Another Guest Update

We are happy to announce that Johnny Young Bosch and his band Eyeshine will be attending AnimeIowa 2012. Also returning this year is Samurai Dan and his Kojokan Samurai Dojo team. Once again, read more about these and other on the Guests page.

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Guests Update

J. Michael Tatum, Chris Malone, Svetlana Chmakova, Patrick Delahanty will be joining us as Guests at AnimeIowa 2012! If you would like to find out more check out the Guests page.

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Volunteer Info meeting is NOT May 19

Some of your may have anticipated a Volunteer Info meeting this Saturday, May 19. The Volunteer Info has been moved to a later Staff meeting. The new date will be announced soon.

One Month Left for Pre-Registration

A friendly reminder that you only have a month left to pre-register for AnimeIowa 2012 if you haven’t already. After pre-registration closes you will have no choice but to wait in line at the convention and pay the full $60 registration fee. Don’t delay and pre-register online or by mail today!

Guests Update

We are proud to announce that Terri Doty, Stephen Hoff, Brittany Karbowski, and Josh Grelle will be guests for AnimeIowa 2012. If you like to find out more them, be sure to check out the Guests page.

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Cosplay Rules and Sign-up Posted

Rules and online sign-up for the Mainstage Cosplay competition have now been posted. Mainstage Cosplay is a great venue to show off your latest Cosplay masterpiece and compete for Cosplay dominance! For those who wish to show off their Cosplay in a less public manner, there is also the Hall Cosplay competition. For any questions or concerns, be sure to email

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Marriott Room Block is Full

Good grief!  It only took three days, but as of this morning…

The AnimeIowa 2012 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! Full details and FAQs are HERE.

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Hotel Room Reservations Begin Monday, April 16 at 10:00 AM

Ready to make your hotel room reservation for AnimeIowa 2012?  Our room block officially opens on Monday, April 16 at 10:00 AM!  So finalize your roomie plans and set your alarm clock!  Historically, we completely fill the Coralville Marriott in just a few days, so we STRONGLY recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible after the room block opens.

Check out the details on the AnimeIowa Location page. If you have additional questions, follow the links to the Room Reservation FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page which is HERE on our Forums.  You may also wish to consider the special “extra half-day” option, that allows you to delay your Sunday checkout time until after closing ceremonies (6:00 PM)!

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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.