The Marketplace sign-up is NOW CLOSED for the 2017 convention year!
Important Notice: Anyone that has not been accepted at this time are on a waiting list for openings to the room. Payment for spaces for those who were accepted this past February are due no later than April 15th. If not paid by then, we will be moving unpaid acceptances to the waiting list and sending out acceptances to replace them. Information will be sent to both unpaid and newly accepted vendors/artists on or shortly after April 16th.
For those who we won’t be able to have space for this year – the good news is that we will have double the space in our new Marketplace in the IEC convention center in DesMoines, IA. for the 2018 convention. Look for more information here in the upcoming months.
Back one last time before the move – Come Merchants, come Artists and join us in the AnimeIowa Marketplace!
All the information you need is in the downloadable Merchant or Artist Packet.
Once you read the packet download the Application, fill it out (per the instructions) in Adobe Reader DC, and send it in.
Come to AnimeIowa and the Dark Carnival of Pigs for a grandstand of a farewell to the Marriott!
With the many advances of technology (for example photography) many changes have occurred. These services in the past were utilized by a select group of hobbies/professions because of the cost factor, but now are used by many many people for fun and for profit.
There are many who are offering services at AnimeIowa which include Photo shoots, commissions, and costumes. These services are great, but they also must keep in the confines of Iowa law for sales of goods and services.
AnimeIowa has in place a policy to include these services in the convention experience. Please review the Marketplace Paid Services Policy 2016 and address any questions to: Marketplace.dept@animeIowa.com
As of July 1, 2016, the Department no longer issues temporary tax permits. Merchants and Artists who used temporary permits in the past at the AnimeIowa Anime Marketplace must apply for a permanent Iowa tax permit. To apply for a permanent permit, complete and submit the Iowa Business Tax Registration form Form number 78-005 is located on the tax.iowa.gov at: https://tax.iowa.gov/forms/iowa-business-tax-permit-registration-78-005-0
A permanent tax permit allows you to conduct taxable sales or perform taxable services in Iowa at any time during the year. When you attend a temporary event, such as AnimeIowa, you only need to provide the Marketplace staff with your name and address, along with your permanent tax permit number.
The process is simple and you can start selling in Iowa as soon as you fill out the paperwork and either email, fax, or mail the application. You do not have to wait for the number to arrive. (Which takes around 6 weeks.)
There is no fee to apply and receive your Iowa Sales Tax ID number.
The Marketplace Staff
The response to our AnimeIowa Anime Marketplace has been phenomenal this year. Our only regret is that the room can only hold a defined number of Merchants and Artists. We have reached and surpassed the rooms capacity in record time this year. We are officially closing applications for 2016 at this time.
We still have several emails left to send out to those who applied up to closing. Those emails will be out by March 30th 2016. If you applied and have not heard anything after that date, please email us.
Thank you for already making AnimeIowa 2016 the con to go to in 2016.
Marketplace Head 2016
Merchants – The Retail Merchants space in the Marketplace is full. We will still be accepting applications for Merchants, but they will be on a waiting list to fill vacancies created by cancellations.
Artists – There is still some room in the Artists Village section of the Marketplace.
With the many advances of technology (for example photography) many changes have occurred. These services in the past were utilized by a select group of hobbies/professions because of the cost factor, but now are used by many people for profit. There are many who are offering services at AnimeIowa which include Photo shoots, commissions, and costumes. These services are great, but they also must keep in the confines of Iowa law for sales of goods and services.
AnimeIowa has in place a policy to include these services in the convention experience. Please review the AnimeIowa 2015 Paid Services Policy and address any questions to: Marketplace.dept@animeIowa.com
Marketplace Applications for Artists and Merchants is open! Get your application in today as space in the Marketplace is limited. You can find everything you need on the Anime Marketplace page, but don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions!
If you are interested, the Anime Marketplace page has the finalized list of dealers that will be appearing this year. Be sure to check them all out!