August 10, 2014
AnimeIowa 2014 has come to a close, and we want to thank everyone for making the convention the best ever! We had record breaking attendance, wonderful guests, and look forward to taking that momentum into next year.
While experiencing that growth, we also encountered a new set of issues. For example, our volunteer base did not grow at the same rate as attendance. As you can imagine, that accounted for some disorganization as we scrambled to make sure things continued to run smoothly with fewer staff per attendee. We also had first time policies, plans, and outright experiments that were put in place to alleviate some of the concerns of previous conventions. Some of these worked, some of these did not. We will evaluate every aspect of the convention and continue to make improvements.
Another aspect of the convention that we will address is security. This is a top priority for next year and we will investigate ways to help attendees feel they are in a safe environment while not turning into a draconian institute. This will be an effort from both staff and attendees and we will require cooperation on both fronts in order to succeed. Keep in touch through the AI Forums this year to provide feedback and see our progress.
Again, we thank you for being part of a highly successful year and look forward to making next year even better. This is your convention, and we hope you will stop and take pride in what you have helped AnimeIowa become. We also hope you will continue to help us make it the best it can be!
AnimeIowa 2014 Executives
August 5, 2014
AnimeIowa Staff will be accepting electronic feedback forms on the website until August 31, 2014, for the 2014 convention year. Thank you so much to everyone who has submitted Feedback already, and if you haven’t yet, please do! We can’t continue to improve AnimeIowa without hearing which areas are the most important to our attendees and which areas need the most improvement. Let’s make a better con in 2015!
August 3, 2014
Did you miss the Sunday “Forum Meet & Greet” panel? The AnimeIowa 2014 Most Valuable Boardie (MVB) awards were presented to this year’s amazing and worthy winners! CLICK HERE for a recap of the award recipients and their prizes. Congratulations, MVBs!
July 29, 2014
Your lost possessions are important to the AnimeIowa convention staff. We encourage attendees to turn over items they find at the bridge. Many do, and even others turn over their finds to the Marriott front desk. Now that the convention is over we are still here to reunite you with your lost items. Please visit the Lost and Found thread on the forum or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for making AnimeIowa 2014 special!
Lost and Found Dept
July 25, 2014
A quick note that the hours posted in the front of the Program Guide for Consweet is wrong. The hours in the Guidebook are correct. The correct hours are the following:
Sunday 8AM – Closing Ceremonies
July 23, 2014
Winners of the AnimeIowa 2014 Limerick Contest has been announced. Please view them on the forum. Here’s the link: http://www.animeiowa.com/cgi-
July 23, 2014
The Guidebook smartphone guide for AnimeIowa 2014 is now available. To obtain it, simply download the Guidebook app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Inside the app, search for “AnimeIowa 2014″ to download the guide to your phone. Alternatively you can go to guidebook.com/browse and search using any internet enabled device. With the Guidebook app you can create your own custom schedule with reminders, view zoomable maps of the hotel and Anime Marketplace, browse through all of our events, get live updates, and have the entire program guide at your easy-to-pocket fingertips.
July 17, 2014
The AnimeIowa 2014 Program Book is now available for early download, so get going planning your weekend! Check out the Programming Schedule page for the download link. Once again this year we will be also providing the event schedule through the Guidebook app. You can download the app to your smart phone and have the entire schedule available at your fingerprints. It includes lots of handy features such as the ability to create a personalized schedule with reminder notifications. The guide will be made available soon.
July 14, 2014
AnimeIowa 2014 be starboard around t’ corner! Pirates be t’ theme. What a great time for Limericks!! So pull out your pens and work on your rhymes! Introducing AnimeIowa’s first ever… Limerick Contest! Be sure to check the forum link for details.
July 5, 2014
Avast! Buu-chan has set sail on a Pirate Adventure! Join him for danger, romance, and silliness on the Seven Seas with this year’s Forum Art Contest! Treasure and fame await the contest winners, with SPECIAL PRIZES from our Charity Department, as well as a cash bounty. CLICK HERE for details, to join the crew with your contest entry, or to watch from the safety of shore as a landlubber! Arrrr!