Last Day to Pre-Register

Today is the last day you can pre-register for AnimeIowa 2013. After this you must register at the convention and pay full price. Head over to the Online Registration page and get signed-up!

Room Parties 2013

Want to stay in the Coralville Marriott this Anime Iowa 2013? Have friends who want to celebrate all that is anime-awesome and manga-rific? Have a group or anime club that wants to promote its membership to the Eastern Iowa area?! Why party on the fifth floor when you could party on the second? Don’t be shy~Room Parties wants YOU to define what it means to host a Room Party at Anime Iowa! Check out our new snazzy rules page and forum thread for not only the Updated Info but to Submit your crazyawesome Room Party Idea! Not only do you get the PRIME Coralville Marriott room you get to Connect with awesome people just like you! And if none of those are a deal maker, well—you’re right next to Consuite. Who could ask for better service? Anime Marketplace Vendors, Panelists, and general Attendees alike are welcome to sign-up. For questions email events@animeiowa.com.

Step Up. Stand Out. Make Your Room Parties The Best AI’s Ever Had.

Pre-Registration Ends May 31st

A reminder to everyone that Pre-Registration ends May 31st. That’s only 8 days away! If you miss pre-registration you will have to wait in line at AnimeIowa and pay full price. To register online simply go to the Online Registration page and fill out the form.

Guests Update

We have a quick update to our guests roster for AnimeIowa 2013. We are happy to announce that we will be hosting Chuck Huber, Peter Pixie, Jad Saxton, and David Wald. Learn more about these individuals at our Guests page. Believe it or not we have even more guests we are waiting to announce.

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AMV Contest Submissions Now Open

For all you AMV editors out there, submissions to the AnimeIowa 2013 AMV Contest are now open. The deadline for the contest is July 12th, 2013. Submission details and rules can be found at the AMV Contest page.

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Anime Marketplace Delays

A notice to those concerned, some groups have expressed concern due to lack of response from the Anime Marketplace submissions. These delays have been due to health concerns with the group lead. They wish to express that this is not an excuse and sincerely apologize for the delays. Additional assistance has been brought in the past few weeks to deal with the backlog of requests for the Anime Marketplace. Feel free to send inquiries if you still have concerns. The Staff at AnimeIowa all appreciate your patience in this matter.

Art Exhibit Sign-up Open

For those of you who are unaware, the Art Exhibit is where artists can submit their art for public display and competition at AnimeIowa. The rules and sign-up details are now available on the Art Exhibit page. If you have any questions be sure to contact artshow@animeiowa.com.

AMV Contest Announcement

A quick announcement concerning the AnimeIowa 2013 AMV Contest. Submissions to the contest shall open May 10th, 2013 and run until July 12th, 2013. Be sure to start working early on your submissions. The contest rules for 2013 have no yet been finalized but will be posted in the coming weeks, last year’s rules are still available for reference. For more information be sure to check out the AMV Contest page or email amv@animeiowa.com.

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Guests for 2013

Greetings everyone. You will be happy to know that we are ready to announce our first batch of guests for AnimeIowa 2013! For this year we are excited to have Robert Axelrod, Greg Ayres, Trevor Mueller, Pillows cover band The Pillowcases, Mimiru Riley, Tyson Rinehart, Sarah Sullivan, and Young Wang. More guests to be confirmed at a later date. Learn more about these people on the Guests page.

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Volunteer Information Meeting May 18th

Are you interested in volunteering at AnimeIowa 2013? Then you may be interested in joining us at the Volunteer Information Meeting. The meeting will take place May 18th, 2013 at 4 p.m. at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. All the project leaders will be on hand to talk about their various departments, give you an idea of what their department does and what they need volunteers for! If you’ve thought about volunteering and just weren’t sure that it was for you, this meeting will give you a chance to actually talk to the staff and find out what kinds of jobs you can do. You don’t have to be a certain age to volunteer, nor do you need to have prior volunteer experience.

Volunteers are the blood of this convention. We can’t run Anime Iowa without you. This meeting is NOT mandatory. If you can not make the meeting, that’s perfectly fine. Just come visit the merry band of volunteer staff in the volunteer booth!

For more information be sure to check out the Volunteers page or the Volunteer thread on the forum. If you have any questions or simply want to express your interest in Volunteering, simply email volunteers@animeiowa.com.