New Staff Recruitment Meeting is January 10

Greetings from the AnimeIowa 2015 Executive Team. We are pleased to send an invitation to everyone interested to come to our New Staff Recruitment Meeting which will be held at the Coralville Marriott on Saturday, January 10th, starting at 2:00 PM. Come join us and learn about all the amazing perks you can earn by being staff, make some cool friends, and even have some fun.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

AnimeIowa 2015 Room Block FULL!

As always, we had a sell-out crowd for the room block, and it’s time to get those of you who missed the fun onto the waiting list! Please click here to sign up for the waiting list.


One thing that’s new this year for the waiting list! We will NOT be offering second chances due to the unique circumstances surrounding the city this year. You MUST be reachable at the phone number AND email you provide and you have THREE DAYS to respond. Confirmation emails will be provided once your information is received.


If you have any questions, please email

It’s time! The AnimeIowa 2015 room block is open as of 10am Monday, December 1!

It’s time! The AnimeIowa 2015 room block is open as of 10am Monday, December 1, and it’s YOUR chance to book your room!

A Single King room is $124 plus tax per night, a Double Queen is $137 plus tax, and the extended Sunday rate is $62.

Click here to book your single king room, or here for your double queen room! Please remember that room types are NOT guaranteed and you may not necessarily end up in the room you request. The hotel team and the Marriott are standing by to help make sure all your roommates have a space to sleep!

Please visit the forums for further information regarding calling the Marriott and booking your room by phone. The FAQ page will help with any questions you may have.

If you have anything further, please feel free to contact the hotel team at and we will be standing by to help you!


Ready to Book your room for AnimeIowa 2015?

Ready to book your room for AnimeIowa 2015? We’ve got the information for you! A few things have changed this year and the hotel team is ready and waiting for your questions. A Single King room books for $127 plus tax per night, and a Double Queen at $134 plus tax per night. Please remember that room types are NOT guaranteed, and you will be placed by availability.


If there are any questions, please take a look at the 2014 FAQ and hotel reservation instructions pages. Please remember that the forums are currently out of working order and some information is outdated.  So, even though there is lots of useful information, it has not been updated for 2015!  For example, December 1st is the opening date for the room block!


We repeat, the hotel team is standing by for questions.


We look forward to an excellent year!

IMPORTANT AnimeIowa 2015 Room Blocking Announcement

Hello, AI 2015 Attendees!

Due to a large city wide event in the Coralville/Iowa City area, our room blocking must begin early. This means that attendee room blocking will open on Monday, December 1st, 2014.

It is highly important that if a room is not available at the Marriott, to please note that rooms throughout the area in surrounding hotels cannot be guaranteed this year starting in January. Please make your reservation plans quickly, as AnimeIowa is not responsible for the loss of rooms outside of the Marriott.

Please do not hesitate to book your room at an area hotel if you are on the waiting list once the room block closes because, as always, AnimeIowa cannot guarantee placement inside the Marriott after the block is full.

We know it’s early, and that can make booking a room difficult, so please direct any questions or concerns to and our team will answer to the best of our authority.

Thank you,

The AnimeIowa 2015 Hotel Team

Message from the 2015 Execs


The AnimeIowa 2015 Executive Team is working behind the scenes with our staff to make this year our best convention yet. While AnimeIowa’s 2015 theme is indeed “Ninjas: Celebrating 10 Years of the LoDN,” we also do have a sub-theme this year to celebrate our dedicated staff and volunteers.

That is why we are kicking off the year with a staff drive. People who are interested in becoming staff are humbly invited to attend our first AnimeIowa 2015 Staff Meeting on October 18 at 2:00 PM at the Coralville Marriott.

In addition, we are also announcing a new perk that we are offering to our staff this year: a comped staff room block. We are still working out the details and the requirements, but we will have more information and feedback on this at our upcoming meeting.

Thank you,

– AnimeIowa 2015 Executive Team

Last Call for Feedback

Last Call! Just a reminder that tomorrowAugust 31, will be the last day AnimeIowa Staff will be accepting electronic feedback forms 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!

Message from the Execs

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