July 20, 2015
If you just can’t wait until the convention, and we don’t blame you if you can’t, here is a link to the electronic version of the program book!
July 18, 2015
Staying at the Marriott for AI 2015? Wondering exactly what we could possibly do to make your hotel stay just as great as the convention itself??
You’re in just the right place! The Marriott is throwing two contests for this year! These contests apply to any Marriott reservation terminating on Sunday, and that’s a lot of excitement for quite a few of our attendees! Click here: Marriott 2015 Contest! for details!
Or, you can view the document below!
Document: Marriott Contest
July 14, 2015
“The arrogance of man is thinking nature is in our control, and not the other way around.”
Friday night of Anime Iowa, children ages 4-12 are encouraged to come and bring out their inner “Kaiju” (monster) to completely annihilate a small cardboard city!
While the destruction is left up to our smaller Kaiju’s of Anime Iowa, we have an art contest that is open to all ages! Break out your creativity and submit a cardboard building to us for a chance to win some “monstrous” prizes!
Crayons, sharpies, paint, any medium, multiple entries is fine as well. Please no sharp attachments to the boxes however. (We’d hate to puncture our little kaiju’s claws)
There will be both a children’s division and adults division for best cardboard structures, 1st and 2nd place in each. The winners will also have their box-buildings displayed in the art show for the duration of the weekend for all to see!
If interested in participating in this contest, all box buildings must be dropped off to the Family Programming room by 5pm on Friday. You may also bring it to the convention flat if you wish for traveling purposes, as we will have tape on hand to re-set up boxes.
Any questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to the forum thread for Family Programming.
We hope to see your creativity and little ones for Godzilla-town at Anime Iowa!
July 14, 2015
Have you visited the AnimeIowa Forums this year? With our convention only a week away, we need YOUR help to select our 2015 Most Valuable Boardies (MVBs)! Yep, it’s time to let our most outstanding Forum members know how much we appreciate them! Please CLICK HERE for details and voting.
July 13, 2015
The AnimeIowa Paneling Team is pleased to announce that the 2015 Programming Schedule is now available. Check it out and see what amazing panels and events will be happening this year, and start creating your schedules.
Have questions for the paneling team about the schedule this year? Want to talk hype about what your convention schedule will look like? The paneling team has created a forum thread just for you, and you can find it here!
We look forward to seeing you at AnimeIowa!
July 8, 2015
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 (email@example.com) 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!