MVB Voting is open!

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.

2015 Programming Schedule

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!

Panel Schedule (PDF): 2015 Panel Schedule
Panel Descriptions (PDF): 2015 Panel Descriptions

We look forward to seeing you at AnimeIowa!

Enter “The Legend of Buu-chan the Ninja” Art Contest!

It’s time!  His ninja training is complete.  For this year’s Forum Art Contest, we invite you to join Buu-chan on a very dangerous mission!  Of course we have prizes, with a very special one for our first place winner.  We also know this…

Buu-chan had trained for years, mastering dozens of martial arts and fusing them into a style uniquely his own.  His porcine body was honed to perfection, every part a potential weapon.  Ancient masters had taught him how to use the shadows, employ fear, and focus his internal fire to power his attacks.  Buu-chan had become ninja, and he knew he was ready to begin the mission.
But we need YOU as an artist to show us the mission!  Did Buu-chan find fame as a undetectable assassin?  Was he less of a fighter and more of a mysterious lover?  Was the mission a comedy rather than an action-packed success?  CLICK HERE for details, to join Buu-chan on his ninja mission, or to watch from a safe distance!  But the Legend of Buu-chan the Ninja MUST be told!

AnimeIowa Hotel Team Parking Updates!

Has RAGBRAI got you concerned about where you’re going to park your car this year? Not sure if you can get to and from the Marriott? The Hotel team answers this and more in the AnimeIowa 2015 Parking Concerns Thread! All information the Hotel Team has pertaining to parking during RAGBRAI will be here, and any further questions may be directed to ai.hotel@gmail.com

 

Announcing the First Ever AnimeIowa KARAOKE CONTEST!

What is it?: Join in AnimeIowa’s first ever Karaoke Contest! This contest is not about who has the best singing voice, but who can hold the best performance. Contestants choose one of four songs to perform at a panel during the convention for the chance to win awesome prizes while having fun with friends.

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 (paneling@animeiowa.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.”

A Big Thank You from the Paneling Team!

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!

Embrace Your Inner Ninja at AnimeIowa 2015

As announced after last year’s convention, the theme for AnimeIowa 2015 is “Ninjas: Celebrating 10 Years of the LoDN”.  It’s hard not to love ninjas, since they’re such an exciting part of Japanese traditional and modern culture.  Our staff is hard at work preparing ninja-themed events for the convention, and we invite our attendees to make plans too.  CLICK HERE to learn more about what ninja items to look for (but not see) at AnimeIowa 2015, and to review the recently released details.  (Or paste this link into your browser: http://www.animeiowa.com/cgi-bin/smf/index.php?topic=9791.msg341305#msg341305)