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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.

Do you still need a place to sleep?

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.

Guest Announcement: Michelle Clark

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.

Guest Announcement: Sarah Wiedenheft

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 Shomin Sample, 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.

Staff Recruitment Meeting – Cedar Rapids May 11th

Have you ever wanted to take a step through the looking glass and see what is behind it?  Planning a convention like AnimeIowa can be challenging and fun and is never boarding.  If you have ever wondered what it would be like to take part, or just want to see what it is like to satisfy your curiosity.

We invite you to join us on Saturday May 11th 2019 at Studio Reserved – Cedar Rapids, IA. to sit in on the May planning meeting.  Meeting starts at 2pm.