Have you seen the amazing performances in this year’s Forum Art Contest? They’ve put on a fantastic show, and you should definitely check it out! Be amazed by their fabulous Buu-chan art DISPLAYED HERE!
Want to know who is where? Check out the booth assignments page! You can find it here: booth assignments
Here is some very useful information regarding the Marketplace, especially if you are a vendor or artist!
Marketplace Vendor Access Hours
Note: If the room can be opened to set up before 6pm, we will do everything we can to open it. But we can not guarantee to be able to.
|Merchant/Artist Access: 9am-9pm
Marketplace Walk through: 1:45pm
Sponsor/Staff Access: 2:30pm
Doors lock promptly at 9pm
Sponsor/Staff Access: 9:30am
Door lock promptly at 7pm
Marketplace take down: **
Final walk through:
Hours are subject to change before the date of the convention.
Please check for updates on our website at: http://animeiowa.com/anime-marketplace/
**Take down begins at 4pm when the room closes. Tear down of booths should not begin until that time unless prior arrangements have been made. (Packing of overstock is preparation of leaving is allowed.) We ask that all personal/ company items, equipment, etc. be removed from the Marketplace by 8pm on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Your assigned area must in condition to be returned to hotel control. (Exceptions to the allotted time can be made to this with approval of the marketplace department head.)
Vendors/Artists that require power, internet, phone, and Furnishings:
Booth- Power, phone, and internet
Internet, phone lines, and power are provided for a fee by the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. The Marriott utilities form must be completed and faxed to the Coralville Marriott at least 2 weeks before the convention to ensure your needs are ready when you arrive. Additional forms will be available at setup at the Marketplace check in table. The Marriott staff will try to fulfill these additional requests in a timely manner before the opening of the room to the public. email@example.com
Booth- additional furnishings
You may bring additional tables/display stands and racks for your booth area as stated above.
Additional booth needs are also available and must be requested and paid for through Spielman’s. Information, phone number, and order forms are available at through the link provided on the Anime Marketplace page on the AnimeIowa website.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, artists and creators of all ages! Join us for the most amazing art contest in the history of AnimeIowa! Our mascot Buu-chan has run off to join the carnival, and he needs your help!
Our 2017 convention theme is “The Dark Carnival of Pigs”, and Buu-chan is ready to become a performer. But what will our porcine mascot do at the carnival? Will he become a traditional performer such as an aerialist on the flying trapeze? Maybe the strong man? Or has he been lured in by the darker side of show, conjuring ancient magic, or becoming an unusual freak show attraction?
Dazzle the world with your amazing art skills, and show us Buu-chan’s role in the carnival. His circus career is in your hands! For full contest details, please visit the contest info thread on the AnimeIowa Forums.
Our Contests Team is hosting another Photography contest this year, and the stakes couldn’t be any higher. Up for grabs is a New Nintendo 3DS and a limited edition copy of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, on top of amazing swag bags of goodies containing plushes, towels, board games, DVDs, and more.
So grab your camera, and read up on what it takes to win some amazing prize bundles. As always, more information is available on the forums, which you can find by clicking this link.
Grab your pens! Grab your markers! Grab something! It’s time to start making a plan on where you’ll be and what you’ll be doing this convention.
That’s right, the AnimeIowa 2017 Panel Schedule is finally live!
If you have feedback to offer, or any questions, feel free to head over the forum thread that our amazing Panel Team has set up.
Are you a crafty person, or perhaps nimble with your words? Whether you are simply a beginner or an adept expert at either of those, the Contests Department invites everyone to participate in the two contests that are going on right now.
Mixed Up! is an art contest where the object isn’t to draw or paint a picture, but to craft one together using paper, glue, glitter, pasta, fabric, or whatever you have lying around. If you remember doing macaroni art back in early elementary and want to it another go, or just simply enjoy making messes, then this is the contest for you.
A Tiny Tale is our writing contest, where we are giving our attendees the ability to write the official back story behind our theme, “The Dark Carnival of Pigs.” The catch though is that you have to keep it at one hundred words or less. It is easy to come up with an idea, but the real challenge lies in communicating it within those restraints.
So come one, come all to participate in these two amazing contests. Further rules and details are found in the forum threads linked above. And to all of our participants, we wish you the best of luck.
Both advanced craftsmen and beginners alike can enter their Dolls and Doll Costumes, Handmade and Altered Plushies, Model Kits, Gunpla, Figure Kits and more. Any age can enter! Our distinguished panel of judges will decide on the winners in multiple categories. Awesome prizes will be awarded.
For more information and to enter, please check out this page!
The Marketplace sign-up is NOW CLOSED for the 2017 convention year!
Important Notice: Anyone that has not been accepted at this time are on a waiting list for openings to the room. Payment for spaces for those who were accepted this past February are due no later than April 15th. If not paid by then, we will be moving unpaid acceptances to the waiting list and sending out acceptances to replace them. Information will be sent to both unpaid and newly accepted vendors/artists on or shortly after April 16th.
For those who we won’t be able to have space for this year – the good news is that we will have double the space in our new Marketplace in the IEC convention center in DesMoines, IA. for the 2018 convention. Look for more information here in the upcoming months.