Guess who is joining us?
Award-Winning writer and founder of Synester Saints Entertainment, Alan Scholting is a true fanboy turned professional. The 15-year veteran of conventions and cosplay has made Alan a go-to source for various companies within the world of Pop-Culture. Currently, Alan serves as the Editor-at-Large for the world’s premiere cosplay magazine, Cosplay Culture. In addition, he can also be found alongside the globally renowned Ink-Fusion Empire functioning as the writer and guest relations manager for the organization. As a columnist, he has had the pleasure of interviewing everyone from WWE superstars and Hall of famers, to living legends like Stan Lee and Oscar / Emmy winners like Greg Nicotero. His fiction writing has spanned over several different mediums including comic books and short stories. In mid-2014, Mr. Scholting was awarded the E.M. Koeppel Story of Distinction for his short story Whiskey Sours. Alan resides in Illinois with his wife, two children, and enormous comic book collection
With the many advances of technology (for example photography) many changes have occurred. These services in the past were utilized by a select group of hobbies/professions because of the cost factor, but now are used by many many people for fun and for profit.
There are many who are offering services at AnimeIowa which include Photo shoots, commissions, and costumes. These services are great, but they also must keep in the confines of Iowa law for sales of goods and services.
AnimeIowa has in place a policy to include these services in the convention experience. Please review the Marketplace Paid Services Policy 2016 and address any questions to: Marketplace.dept@animeIowa.com
Tell us your fictional, AnimeIowa story in 100 words or less! Micro-Fiction is a very abbreviated story that is often difficult to write, and even harder to write well. Ernest Hemingway mastered this in his 6 word micro-story: “For Sale: Baby shoes. Never Worn.” Be our AnimeIowa Micro-Story Master and win Prizes!! Details Here: http://www.animeiowa.com/cgi-bin/smf/index.php/topic,10399.0.html
This year’s convention theme is AnimeIowa Levels Up! Celebrating the 20th year of AnimeIowa! So we invite everyone to take a deep breath, focus their chakra, and enter our…:
“Buu-chan Levels Up” Forum Art Contest
We need you to show us how Buu-chan (our cosplaying piggy mascot) levels up or transforms. Is Buu-chan a powerful fighter, increasing his energy when necessary? A magical pig, changing in time of crisis? A gamer, advancing his character? Or just going hog wild? Unleash your art skills and amaze us with Buu-chan’s evolution, to win fame and cash prizes! For full contest details, please visit our contest info thread on the AnimeIowa Forums.
Show off your collectibles in a dynamic fashion. Rather than taking a standard portrait, showcase them living life. Tell us something about you and your collection through this photo contest! Visit the Forum for more rules(Link) http://www.animeiowa.com/cgi-bin/smf/index.php/topic,10379.0.html
The Events Schedule is now available! You can now see what we have planned for the weekend and get your own schedule all set up. There are two files available: one has the schedule grid; one has the detailed description of each event.
From the menu, select Events | Events Schedule. Or, use this link: http://animeiowa.com/events-schedule/
See you soon!
Both advanced craftsmen and beginners alike can enter their Dolls, 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. It’s important to register before the convention for us to ensure we have enough entries. Items must be of your creation, but don’t have to be made just for this contest.
For rules and entry form, please see http://animeiowa.com/events/animeiowa-mini-festival-and-contest/
AnimeIowa 2016 is almost here, so let’s get to know each other! This Saturday, June 18 is our first official Weekly Open Chat on the AnimeIowa Forums. It’ll be from 8:00 – 10:00 PM and you’re invited! Stop in to say hello, make convention plans, ask questions, or just hang out. Full information is posted on the Forums here:
Official Weekly Live Chat! Every Saturday 8pm – 10pm
If you love FLCL or The Pillows, you will absolutely want to come see The Pillowcases as they perform your favorite songs from FLCL! If you’re not familiar, you’ll still want to stop in to see an awesome rock show, with a few fandom favorites thrown in to keep things lively. It’s going to be an awesome show! The Pillowcases are on a mission to bring the music of the Pillows and FLCL to every convention in the country. The world. The UNIVERSE. And that means IOWA!
The AnimeIowa advertising team is glad to introduce a new contest partnered with RightStuf for AI 2016! By filling out the survey below, you could qualify for a prize pack, awarded at AnimeIowa, directly from RightStuf. The contest will be open through June! We’d love to give away this wonderful prize to a lucky AnimeIowa attendee!
CLICK HERE for the survey! Any questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to get answers for you!