The Charity Project at AnimeIowa is about being a good neighbor, and giving back to the community. The mission of the Iowa Firefighters Memorial is to forever honor, celebrate and inspire the spirit, courage and service of Iowa firefighters-past, present and future.
The Iowa Fire Fighters Memorial, located north of I-80, in Coralville, Iowa, is a forever standing tribute to those that served Iowa’s communities against the rages of fire.
Our Cosplay Masquerade signups will be CLOSING JULY 10TH, so if you have yet to enter now is your chance! For those that are still uncertain, we DO have limited signups available in Cosplay Central!
With that, we have our SECOND judging announcement!! Please give a warm welcome to Papa Bear Cosplay! Chris “Papa Bear” English began his journey into cosplay with a mission to spread positivity, promote community growth, education, inclusion, and diversity in the cosplay scene. Fueled by the love for the craft, and a passion for helping others, Papa Bear has been heavily involved within the cosplay community volunteering at charity events as a member of the Costumers with a Cause organization, hosting free cosplay workshops to cosplayers and is a Co-founder of Chicago P.O.C. Cosplayers.
Papa Bear has gone on to be featured on the SyFy Channel, is a TNT Cosplay Supply affiliate, influencer for Warner Bros. was the official mascot for C2E2, cosplay affiliate for Wizard World, been a guest speaker at various conventions, lead cosplay programmer, internationally published, competed and judged in multiple cosplay events, won multiple awards, and has no plans on slowing down.
Are the dealers halls what brings you to a convention? Or do you like attending, but just don’t have the time for the whole weekend this year? Unhappy that you can’t just stop by and shop?
Fear not, we have you covered!
This year Anime Iowa Marketplace is doing something new and crazy!!!
Marketplace Only Access Passes!! Purchased at the Marketplace door. This pass will give you all day access to the Marketplace. —It does not work anywhere else in the convention.—
Friday: $10 Saturday: $15 Sunday: $10 All weekend: $30!! * It is prefered that those only going to the Marketplace try to utilize the outside doors across from the Marketplace to gain access to the convention grounds whenever possible *