First… Tier two of panel submissions begins on Jan. 31st. If you missed getting in your panel during Tier one, you can still get it in and on the schedule during Tier two. Imagine looking forward to that special panel about your favorite Anime only to find out everyone else thought the same thing; that someone would submit the panel and no one did. It would be such a let down to spend the weekend wanting to discuss characters, costumes, plots, and plot twists. But without a panel to break the ice and bring fans of your special Anime together it may not happen. You can find all the information to help you submit your panel along with the link to the submission form at thePaneling section. of our website.
Second… The last day to register at the Holiday pricing of $45.00 is also Jan. 31st. On Feb. 1st the price increases. Save some extra money for the Marketplace, food or just for incase by registering for the convention now. Buu Chan can’t wait to see you in July.
And remember… AnimeIowa registrations make great Valentines gifts for your anime love. You can find out more at
If you were registered for AnimeIowa 2020 and didn’t have it refunded, your membership was automatically forwarded to our 2021 convention. We look forward to seeing you at our event!
At the present time, we are working with our venue and state guidance in reference to the limitations that may be in place related to COVID-19 as we approach the convention. It is our intent to have a safe/fun event for our attendees and staff. Further details to come as they are available.
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.
We are pleased to announce that Greg Ayres will be returning as a Guest of Honor for AnimeIowa 2019!
Greg Ayres has been blasting his way through 2019! With over 290 credits to his name, he has managed to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to make his second appearance in the DragonBall universe in DragonBall Super as Frost, and equally excited blasting bugs as Geo in Sony Picture’s Starship Troopers : Traitor of Mars. Some other recent roles include Jiro in Concrete Revolutio, Sho Utsumi in SSSSGridman, Ryuuou Edogawa in Doreiku, Koji Koda in My Hero Academia, and even makes an appearance as Popuko in Pop Team Epic. He is proud to be a part of the new “Pink Harvest” productions for Sentai Filmworks, in the roles of Izumi Sena in Lovestage, and Yabase in Hitorijime My Hero. This year he was also given the opportunity to reprise one of his all time favorite roles as Son Goku in Saiyuki Reload Blast. Some other recent favorites include Nagisa Haruki in Free, and Free Eternal Summer, MonoKuma in Danganronpa, Clear in Dramatical Murder, and Doug in Gangsta, Yu Nishinoya in Haikyu, Zenji Marui in Food Wars, Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and Kouichi Sakakibara in Another. Some of his all-time favorite roles include Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tomoki Sakurai in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Negi Springfield in Negima.
When he’s not in a booth with
headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones behind “the decks” at
many a music event. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, he has jumped at the
opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the
conventions he attends. Greg is also a member of Project BECK, who perform
music from the anime Beck Mongolian Chop Squad, and has had a blast reliving
the music from that show with his friends. Thrilled to be able to share his
love of music with anyone willing to listen – from packed rooms at anime
conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), he’s always
ready to make a little noise.
No time left to lose I Must Register NOW! Registration is extended to this Sunday June 2nd at 11:59 PM.
If I don’t I will miss the Rave. I will miss the Marketplace and all the Model kits I can buy – ALL the commissions I can get in the Artists Alley. I won’t get an Autograph from J. Michael Tatum or Lauren Landa. I will never get another chance to see TiA and Kohei in concert. And the Panels, the Photo shoots, the POCKIE my head is going to explode I must go. Now if I can get Buu Chan to let me off his head and get him off the computer I can pre-register! (Or someone could just tell the poor puppy he can Register at the Door)
Click the link below to go the the Registration Page for information and a link to the Online Registration Form. Or click the link in the sidebar of this page to go straight to the Online Registration Form.
For those looking for a good night’s sleep that won’t break the bank, try the Comfort Inn. And if you want the Excitement of the conventions nightlife – plan your stay at the Hilton Downtown Des Moines. Overnight panels, gaming and dancing all night long. It’s the late night con experience you crave.
The AnimeIowa 2019 Guests Team is pleased to announced Michelle Clark as the Con-Mom of Honor this year. Our Con Parent Project exists to highlight individuals who serve as role models and inspirations to the fandom and community.
Michelle Clark was born in Humbolt IA. She currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has been attending conventions for many years. Michelle has helped anywhere it has been needed and can be spotted a great deal of the time in the green room for the Masquerade and CosPlay. She has helped with Anime Detour (MN) since 2003, being responsible for the staff that make sure the Consuite runs smoothly, and that the volunteers are taken care of in their Volunteer Consuite. Michelle has previously been a Convention Executive for ICON (our sister convention), being their Cosplay/Masquerade director for many years. Michelle is a Master Class Costumer, having competed and won many awards for her costuming skills. She has worked for many years with Minneapolis Theater groups as the costumer for many shows. Known as a convention mother to quite a few people Michelle does anything from costuming, to belly dancing, to even running a chocolate ceremony at our sister convention ICON.
Sarah Wiedenheft is a voice actor who has provided her voice
for a multitude of anime. Some of which include:
Zeno from Dragon Ball Super, Tohru from Miss Kobayashi’s
Dragon Maid, Charmy from Black Clover, Saiko from Tokyo Ghoul, Teresa from Tada Never Falls in Love, Non
from Keijo!!!!!!!!, Aika from ShominSample, Shihoru from Grimgar of Fantasy and Illusions, Azusa from Orange, Takagi from Karakai Jozu No Takagi-san, Mage
from Bikini Warriors, Kotoko from Urahara, Kiriha from Tsugumomo, Sana from Alice & Zoroku,
Shera L. Greenwood from How NOT To Summon A Demon Lord, Hikari from Castle Town Dandelion, Yuki
from Interviews With Monster Girls, Takano from Tsurezure Children, Kikyo
from Classroom of The Elite, and Michella from Blood Battle Blockade Battlefront. She has also lent her voice in a
few games, such as Celeste Luvendass
from Huniepop, and Lailani from HunieCam Studio.