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Online registration for AnimeIowa 2021

AnimeIowa registration closes on May 31st at 11:59pm.

If you have not registered yet there is still time to get registered for AI. Come and reunite with friends and meet new people. After the past year we all deserve to get back together.

Also for all who have registered keep checking the Convention health Initiative. There will be updates all the way up to con week when and if there are any changes related health and safety.

AnimeIowa Hotel Block 2021

Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

This is the information you have been waiting for!

The AnimeIowa room block will open to ALL attendees at 10:00am on Monday April 5th. Reservations will not be accepted prior to this time.

Once the hotel block is open to the public, our hotel contact will not accept any direct requests for reservations. All guests (even staff) will be required to book via the booking link or by calling the reservations desk at 866-204-0539 (please encourage use of this number instead of calling the Front Desk for the most efficient process).

Our plan is to host a safe convention for our attendees, guests, volunteers and staff. Please read our Covid Health Initiative Plan posted on the website. We are serious about the safety of everyone attending AnimeIowa, so please follow our guidelines to have a great convention.

Panel Submissions for 2021 are Open!

That’s right! 2021 AnimeIowa Panel Submissions are now open! Ever wanted to run a panel with friends or have interest in seeing something done at AnimeIowa? Then step right up and submit your ideas anytime between February 1st through through March 28th 2021.

Running a panel can be a lot of fun, and generally the format of the panel is up to you. However, AnimeIowa does have some general rules and guidelines that need to be followed if you wish to have your panel accepted. 

When planning your panel please keep in mind possible Covid 19 restrictions. And how your panel would adapt to a online convention. Our programming department is a great resource for questions, concerns, and help/ideas. You can contact them at

Registration 2021 is open!

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.

AnimeIowa 2020 “The shirt without a Convention” Goes Virtual!

Art by Shawn King

In 2019 the staff of AnimeIowa began to envision their return to Coralville, and plan AnimeIowa’s 24th annual get together of like minded Anime fans. We were on track for the event to be held back at AI’s longtime home the Marriott Hotel and Conference center.

Unfortunately the world changed and on May 8th we announced the cancelation of our in person event. We feel that the health and safety of our Attendees, Guests, Staff; as well as those presenting panels/workshops, and the artists and merchants in our Marketplace was our top priority.

Still we couldn’t envision a year without AnimeIowa…

So get your cosplay costume ready, and plan to get together with the AnimeIowa staff on Saturday August 1st and Sunday August 2nd for the 24th annual AnimeIowa – gone virtual.

Check out the Virtual convention menu, or use the buttons below, for your entrance to all things AnimeIowa online.

You can order your special edition AnimeIowa 2020 “The shirt without a convention” T-shirt delivered directly to your home.

Enter the online Hall Cosplay Photo Contest and the our Cosplay Video Showcase

Enter your artworks into the AnimeIowa Art Show.

AnimeIowa is having on online Runway Show featuring EGL fashions and a special bonus J-fashion portion. Enjoy the show or better still participate in the show. Check out the Virtual EGL Runway Show in the Virtual Con 2020 menu.

Art by Shawn King

Attend panels, workshops, and much much more. Check the AnimeIowa website’s Virtual con 2020 menu or your favorite social media sources for information and updates.