AnimeIowa Abroad at Anime Central

Greetings!

If you’re still busy getting your amazing costumes and works prepared for AnimeIowa, we just want to remind you that there is no need to panic yet. However, if you’ll be going to Anime Central this weekend (May 20-22, 2016), then you might want to start panicking if you aren’t ready yet.

That brings us to some amazing news: AnimeIowa will be at ACen this year, and we have a booth in the dealer’s floor. So drop by and say “Hello.” Also, if you haven’t registered yet, we will be selling badges at our holiday rate of $40 at our booth, so you have one less thing to panic about before AI rolls around.

So whether we see you at ACen or at AI, we look forward to seeing you around.

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!

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

Applications for Marketplace are now closed

The response to our AnimeIowa Anime Marketplace has been phenomenal this year.  Our only regret is that the room can only hold a defined number of Merchants and Artists.  We have reached and surpassed the rooms capacity in record time this year.  We are officially closing applications for 2016 at this time.

 

We still have several emails left to send out to those who applied up to closing.  Those emails will be out by March 30th 2016.  If you applied and have not heard anything after that date, please email us.

 

Thank you for already making AnimeIowa 2016 the con to go to in 2016.

 

Sincerely,

Destiney J

Marketplace Head 2016

AnimeIowa Hotel Room Block Open March 7th!

Hello, all! It’s that time of year again……….the AnimeIowa 2016 Hotel Room Block will be open at 10am on March 7th, 2016!

 

Instructions for reserving your hotel room can be found HERE. If you have any questions, please refer to the AnimeIowa 2016 Hotel FAQ Thread for information. Any further questions or concerns may be directed to ai.hotel@gmail.com.

 

We look forward to seeing everyone on site for AnimeIowa 2016!

AnimeIowa 2016 Hotel Room Block Announcements

Hello, all! We’re hoping the new year has started off on the right foot for you, and we have a little something to help keep that enthusiasm going. The Hotel Team is glad to present room blocking announcements for 2016!

All current information can be found in the forums, linked below, and we’re glad to stand by for any questions we may not have covered there. Anything you need can be sent to aiDOThotelATgmailDOTcom!

AnimeIowa 2016 Hotel Reservation Instructions

AnimeIowa 2016 Hotel FAQ Thread