Go Figure Photography Contest

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

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Event Schedule is Available

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!

Mini Festival: A Figure, Model, and Doll Contest

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/

Have fun!

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Open Chat begins!

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

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Special Appearance by The Pillowcases!

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!

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New Iowa Requirement for Merchants and Artists

As of July 1, 2016, the Department no longer issues temporary tax permits. Merchants and Artists who used temporary permits in the past at the AnimeIowa Anime Marketplace must apply for a permanent Iowa tax permit. To apply for a permanent permit, complete and submit the Iowa Business Tax Registration form Form number 78-005 is located on the tax.iowa.gov at: https://tax.iowa.gov/forms/iowa-business-tax-permit-registration-78-005-0

A permanent tax permit allows you to conduct taxable sales or perform taxable services in Iowa at any time during the year. When you attend a temporary event, such as AnimeIowa, you only need to provide the Marketplace staff with your name and address, along with your permanent tax permit number.

The process is simple and you can start selling in Iowa as soon as you fill out the paperwork and either email, fax, or mail the application. You do not have to wait for the number to arrive. (Which takes around 6 weeks.)

There is no fee to apply and receive your Iowa Sales Tax ID number.

Thank you,

The Marketplace Staff

AnimeIowa 2016

New Guest Announcement!

What do Cowboy Bebop, X-Men, Boxtrolls, and AnimeIowa have in common?

Give up?

STEVE BLUM, that’s what!

Er, who, I mean.

But anyway, Steve Blum will be joining us at AnimeIowa this year!  With hundreds of voice credits, you can be assured that you probably have seen something with him in it!  Details are on the Guest page, but we just HAD to make sure you all knew about this amazing guest!  Steve joins an already spectacular line-up of incredible people who can’t wait to come spend time with you!

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WANTED: Room Parties!

Always wanted to help be a part of what makes AnimeIowa great? Do you miss one of the most diverse, energetic, and enjoyable pieces of convention life? We’d love to see you join our room party block! Until May 1st, room party submissions are open! Here’s a bit about what you need to know:

Room parties can only be held on the second floor, but this will allow you to enjoy your night life with your friends and party guests without worrying about noise complaints! New for 2016, we also have contests and goodies for the room party block and would LOVE to be able to give them away!

Don’t have a reservation? Contact us anyway; we can likely still get your a room party room! Reservations take priority.

Rules and regulations can be found in the forums here: AnimeIowa 2016 Room Party Rules

The link to the submission form can be found here: Room Party Application

Thanks, all!

The AnimeIowa 2016 Hotel and Room Party Teams