AnimeIowa 2019 Feedback Survey – Closed Thank you for your Feedback.

Now that everyone has had time to rest up from the convention it is time to look back, reflect and help us as we put 2019 to bed and get ready to start planning the 2020 convention. Now is is the time to tell us what you did and did not like about AnimeIowa 2019. AnimeIowa is a Fan run convention which is run for our attendees and takes their input seriously. So please take a little time now to let us know about your experience at AnimeIowa 2019. Buu Chan is listening.

Kimono – A Visual History

The owners of Tangerine Mountain, Cheri and Teri have brought something special to AnimeIowa. Stop by the Mezzanine above level 3 of the IEC to see a beautiful collection of Historical Japanese Kimono and accessories. The only way you will be disappointed, is if you leave the convention without seeing them

Kimono display Level 3.5 Board room 2 of the IEC
Owners Cheri and Teri with Kimone and accessories from the Historical collection

Remember to Pack a Little Love

It’s only three(!) days until AnimeIowa 2019 begins, and our staff know that people are busy getting prepared and packed for the convention. Whether it’s just the essentials (clothing and toiletries), costumes and props, or even swag to trade at our Swap meets, we know that people are making their lists, and checking it twice.

Our Charities Team would love to ask everyone to just pack a little love for the convention. A lot of us have items that we don’t use anymore, and are just collecting dust. Small donations of items to our charity auction could really help make the difference for a lot of people, especially since we are supporting Families Helping Families of Iowa, Inc. Anything you wish to donate to our charity auction is massively appreciated, and donations can be dropped off at the Info Desk.

Some ideas of items that traditionally do well at the charity auction include:
* DVDs and Blu-rays
* Manga and books
* Artwork and Craftwork
* Japanese cultural items
* Merchandise and collectibles

Items that we can not take include:
* Broken or damaged items
* VHS tapes

Even if you can’t donate items to our Charity Auction, you can still support it by being there on Sunday 11:30AM-2:00PM in Programming 3. We also have a special donation by our friends at RightStuf, where we will be auctioning a Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Collector’s Ultra Edition Blu-Ray paired with a photo of the Japanese voice actor of Chang Wu Fei.

Thank you for your support, and for the love you have shown not only our convention, but to the community as well.

Ready – Set – ANIME !!!

This annual convention allows fans of animated tv shows and movies produced in Japan to meet, attend panels, participate in cosplay, check out the gaming library, watch non-stop anime, attend a rave, and do some shopping.

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Announcement from AnimeIowa Labs

This year, AnimeIowa Labs is inviting AnimeIowa attendees, guests, and staff to help research a brand new vaccine for Con Plague. Many regular convention attendees will already be familiar with the symptoms: Lethargy, groaning, shuffling about, and inexplicable odors similar to unwashed human flesh, all of which render us yet more vulnerable to the horrors of reality in this post-apocalyptic world. AnimeIowa Labs is looking forward to advancing the course of science, and would like to assure everyone that the vaccine is totally and completely safe, with no risk of mutation or infection.

How can you can help us research a cure for Con Plague at AnimeIowa?

  • Join Buu-Chan and fellow scientists in a special scavenger hunt to find important vaccine components!
  • Help synthesize the cure for this mysterious affliction in our apocalyptic escape rooms!
  • Test the vaccine itself and overcome or relapse by participating in our ongoing convention-wide infection game!

For full details and to participate, come to the AnimeIowa 2019 convention!

IA Concert and Questionnaire

Are you excited to see IA at AnimeIowa? If you haven’t marked your calendars yet, she will be having a film concert on Saturday, July 13 starting at 2:00PM in Mainstage A! So come and show your love for IA and her music.

To celebrate, 1st PLACE has a special questionnaire that you can answer before the convention and the first thirty people to respond will also receive a special gift which can be picked up at the 1st PLACE booth or in front of Mainstage A before the concert.
You can fill out the questionnaire here: https://forms.gle/665PJtnGzpJK4ziL9

From our staff at AnimeIowa and the team at 1st PLACE, we look forward to seeing you there!

Special Events from AnimeIowa Labs

This year, AnimeIowa Labs is inviting AnimeIowa attendees, guests, and staff to help research a brand new vaccine for Con Plague. Many regular convention attendees will already be familiar with the symptoms: Lethargy, groaning, shuffling about, and inexplicable odors similar to unwashed human flesh, all of which render us yet more vulnerable to the horrors of reality in this post-apocalyptic world. AnimeIowa Labs is looking forward to advancing the course of science, and would like to assure everyone that the vaccine is totally and completely safe, with no risk of mutation or infection.

How can you can help us research a cure for Con Plague at AnimeIowa?

  • Join Buu-Chan and fellow scientists in a special scavenger hunt to find important vaccine components!
  • Help synthesize the cure for this mysterious affliction in our apocalyptic escape rooms!
  • Test the vaccine itself and overcome or relapse by participating in our ongoing convention-wide infection game!

For full details and to participate, come to the AnimeIowa 2019 convention!

Convention Photographers wanted

Capturing the Post*a*pig*alyptic town of Des Moines Iowa is Photojournalist Buu Chan

AnimeIowa needs 2 to 4 people with photography experience to take photographs during the upcoming convention. AnimeIowa supplies the equipment, you supply the expertise.

What do you get in exchange for your skill at composition in capturing our event in the digital format? You give us 12 hours of your weekend over the 3 days starting on Friday. We give you a weekend pass to the convention.

You get to go places and meet people and have a whole new kind of convention experience. It’s a great way for anyone who is serious about photography to add to their resume. You will meet cosplayers who love to have photos taken. See events that need to be saved and shared. There is no down side to it.

If you are interested email for more information to our Social Media department at socialmedia@animeiowa.com today.

Less than 12 hours left to get your AnimeIowa Hotel room at the Special Convention pricing – Hurry

The lowest priced rooms are at the Comfort Inn only a short walk from the Iowa Events Center.  At $124.95 (Kings and Doubles) it will leave you with more spending money for the Marketplace and Artists Alley.

The Hilton also has rooms available. They run from  $164.00 (Single occupancy in room) and $179.00 (Double, Triple or Quad occupancy in double room) There you can leave your room, step onto the elevator and ride down to the 2nd floor and the convention’s Night Time Programming.

It all disappears at 11:59 pm tonight and unlike the girl who dropped the glass slipper at midnight, nothing will bring those prices back.