The AnimeIowa Anime Marketplace is the place to go for one stop shopping. Located in the IEC Hy-Vee Halls B & C, the Marketplace is home to The Merchants’ Market, The Artists’ Alley, The AnimeIowa FanMarket and Staff Art, IEC Concessions, and the AnimeIowa Art show and sale.
The room is open to all registered attendees for shopping, snacking and browsing on these days and times:
|Friday:||3:00 pm to 8:00 pm*|
|Saturday:||10:00 am to 6:00 pm*|
|Sunday:||10:00 am to 4:00 pm*|
*The Marketplace opens 1/2 hour earlier each day for: AnimeIowa Sponsors, Off Duty Staff, Attendees with Mobility Disabilities, Active Military and Veterans (ID Required)
Vending at AnimeIowa
Are you a vendor or artist looking to be a part of our AnimeIowa 2018 Anime Marketplace and Artists Alley? Follow the link here for more information and to sign up.
Vendors and Artists Information and Applications
Vendor and Artist interest applications are open starting on 11/23/2018. Filling out this form will ensure that you will receive information when the pricing is set and the room opens before it is released to the public.
Shopping in the Marketplace
Looking for the newest in merchandise? The Marketplace merchants are small versions of retail shops and one or more of them should have just what you are looking for. From blu-rays of the newest anime series to hit the western shores – to figurines, manga, and accessories. Even the most discriminating shopper will walk out satisfied.
The culture of the Far East is inspiring and so is the merchandise inspired by Japan and the surrounding countries. You will find home décor, accessories, and clothing to beautify your home and add spark to your wardrobe.
And if your taste doesn’t stop with Asian influences, there are retailers in all kinds of gaming, steam punk, furry, chainmail, Lolita and more.
Unlike back alley’s an Artists Alley is a treasure of talent more suited to a spring field setting from a popular anime. Beautiful creations abound in the many stalls where artists share their inspirations with those who visit them. Here you can purchase art ready to go or commission something special just for you.
Hand and digital art influenced by Anime series new and vintage, Manga, Video games, RPG’s, Asian culture and more. Artists craft pieces from a variety of medium and the finished products are truly one of a kind. Paint, stitch, bend, fold, sculpt, adhere, burn – and in the end something that you must have.
FanMarket and Staff Art
AnimeIowa brand merchandise is sold at our very own AnimeIowa FanMarket. We have the pick of the con for all things AI and of our loveable and friendly mascot Buu Chan.
Mugs, totes, shot glasses, and plush are just some of the swag you can snag and enjoy year-round.
The 2018 AnimeIowa t-shirt, designed by Shawn King, is available for pre-purchase during registration, and a limited supply is for sale at the FanMarket. Every year attendees look forward to seeing his incredible images on the year’s shirt. We also sell items created by our talented staff members. They are all very busy during the convention and do not have the time to run a booth, so we do it for them. Items created by Joan, Megan, Sparky, Robin, Toleka and many other talented staffers are on display and for sale
Who would want to leave empty handed?
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