June 23, 2015
June 10, 2015
Where is it?: The Karaoke Contest will take place at AnimeIowa 2015 in Programming Room 4.
When is it?: The Karaoke Contest will occur on Friday July 24th from 7:30pm-8:30pm.
Awards: While all contestants will get a prize for participating, there are 5 individual awards that can be won. Best Overall, Best Performance, Most Entertaining, Judges Choice, and Audience Choice. Each award gets an additional awesome prize!
How do you join?: Interested in participating? All you need to do is email the Paneling Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your full name, cell phone number, which of the four songs you plan to do, if you would like the karaoke version or the normal version and what you would like your stage name to be/ introduction you would like during the contest (yes, you can script out a paragraph!). Entries are accepted until Wednesday July 15th to ensure that prizes are purchased.
Remember, this is a fun event not based upon one’s singing ability, but their ability to have fun with a song, entertain the audience and win awesome prizes for FREE.”
June 10, 2015
Exciting news, all you fantastic cos-players! You can now register for Mainstage Cosplay online. In fact, PLEASE register on-line!
May 28, 2015
Hello AnimeIowa Congoers!
The AnimeIowa Paneling Team would like to thank everyone for their panel submissions for 2015. We had many fantastic panels submitted to us this year. In fact, for one of the first times, we had so many panels submitted that we did not have the paneling space for all of them! We truly appreciate everyone’s time and effort in coming up with these fantastic panels. You all truly make the convention what it is. We would like to remind our wonderful panelists to check the forums for your panel check in times as well as the awesome new perks we have prepared for you. Also keep your eyes pealed for new big events for AnimeIowa 2015!
Once again, thank you all for your submissions. We look forward to seeing all of you at AnimeIowa 2015 and making this year the best year yet!
May 21, 2015
Remember, May 31 is the pre-registration deadline! Also remember that we will not be selling sponsor badges at the door, so if you want all of those wonderful perks then please register now!
April 22, 2015
The AMV contest is now open for submissions! Please use this page to review the rules and submit your video: http://animeiowa.com/events/amv-contest/
April 1, 2015
As announced after last year’s convention, the theme for AnimeIowa 2015 is “Ninjas: Celebrating 10 Years of the LoDN”. It’s hard not to love ninjas, since they’re such an exciting part of Japanese traditional and modern culture. Our staff is hard at work preparing ninja-themed events for the convention, and we invite our attendees to make plans too. CLICK HERE to learn more about what ninja items to look for (but not see) at AnimeIowa 2015, and to review the recently released details. (Or paste this link into your browser: http://www.animeiowa.com/cgi-bin/smf/index.php?topic=9791.msg341305#msg341305)
March 19, 2015
Due to unforeseen circumstances, previously confirmed guest David Matranga will not be able to join us at AnimeIowa in 2015. We are disappointed that he cannot be with us this time, but look forward to working with him in the future!
March 6, 2015
AnimeIowa is pleased to announce some exciting new additions to the guest lineup! We have some fabulous people coming this year, including international guest Shinichi “Nabeshin” Watanabe! For more information on all of our wonderful guests, please check out the GUESTS page.
February 24, 2015
Child Rate for Registration
Did you know that a child badge has a lower rate this year? That’s right! Whether pre-reg or at the convention, a child badge is only $35 for ages 6-12.
Spot the Ninja
Spot the Ninja is a hotel-wide activity that Family Programming will be hosting this year. We will have small decals of ninjas up around the hotel. Prizes will be given out to families who can spot the ninjas! Prize levels will depend on the number of ninja decals they find. Others are welcome to participate as well and will receive a sticker for their participation.