AnimeIowa is pleased to announce Joel McDonald as a 2018 Guest of Honor!
Joel McDonald is a voice actor, Oreo enthusiast, and ADR director with Funimation Entertainment. He’s directed Space Dandy, Assassination Classroom, One Piece, Initial D, Sgt. Frog, Deadman Wonderland, One Piece: Film Z, and a dozen or so more.
As an adaptive scriptwriter, Joel has worked with Funimation on projects like DBZ: Kai, Claymore, and Linebarrels of Iron, and with Bang Zoom! on Seven Deadly Sins and Fate/Stay Night.
But wait! He acts, too! He’s Dilandau Albatau in the new Vision of Escaflowne dub, Phichit Chulanont in Yuri!! on ICE, Meow in Space Dandy, Brief in Panty and Stocking, Minato in Sekirei, Poland in Hetalia, Jacuzzi Splot in Baccano!, and Takumi in Initial D. But the gamers among you may have heard him in Borderlands 2 as Captain Flynt, Smite as Mercury, Tales of Xillia 2 as Chronos, Walking Dead: Survival Instinct as Deputy Lee, and as Aoi Tokura in the webcomic Rainy Cocoa.
He’s nice. Come say hi.
The 2018 AnimeIowa Mini Festival doll, figure and model contest is for both advanced craftsmen and beginners alike. Entries can include dolls / doll costumes, handmade / altered plushies, model kits, gunpla (gundum figures), figure kits and more. Any age can enter! Our distinguished panel of judges will decide on the winners in multiple categories. Prizes will be awarded in each category of the contest. So if you like to compete, or just want to show off your collection of handmade or assembled creations, this is the Festival for you!
See Rules and Entry Form at Mini Festival: A Doll, Figure and Model Contest
Our hotels are close to being booked. The good news is there are still a few rooms left – and several of them are in the host hotel where the after-hours programming is happening. Don’t be left out in the cold heat – Click here to book your rooms now. (Deposit not required at time of booking.)
There is still time to register before the convention. Bypass the pay at the door lines and the time it takes away from your fun filled weekend. Click here to register.
Registration has been extended – you can still pre-register until June 3rd !
Anime Hobbies Panel Submission
Enjoy sharing your anime hobbies? Have a crafty project you’d like to teach others? Anime Hobbies has their own room this year and we need people like you to run panels! Please apply here.
Sign up soon because the deadline has been extended to June 3rd.
AnimeIowa Anime Marketplace and Artists Alley
Want information on our hours? Click here for general information.
Want to be a vendor and sell merchandise or art at the convention? Click here to become a vendor.
Want to know who is going to be in the Marketplace in 2018? Click here to see a list of our Vendors and Artists for 2018
As per Registration, you can now register for AnimeIowa till June 3rd! Enjoy the extended time to register!
Our Contests Team is hosting another Photography contest this year, and the stakes couldn’t be any higher. Up for grabs is a New Nintendo 3DS and a limited edition copy of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, on top of amazing swag bags of goodies containing plushes, towels, board games, DVDs, and more.
So grab your camera, and read up on what it takes to win some amazing prize bundles. As always, more information is available on the forums, which you can find by clicking this link.
AnimeIowa uses Guidebook as its on-line interactive guide for the convention. You can view the guide on your Android, iPhone, tablet, or computer The easiest way to get the guide is to use the QR code below and go directly to the guide!
Or, you can browse to http://guidebook.com/guides/ and search for “AnimeIowa 2016”. Be sure to select the OFFICIAL guide as there may be a shadow lurking out there — the official guide is oddly enough the guide with the dates 7.9.16 through 8.31.16! DO NOT LOAD the guide with dates of 7.29 – 7.31!
Better yet, use this code:
Show off your collectibles in a dynamic fashion. Rather than taking a standard portrait, showcase them living life. Tell us something about you and your collection through this photo contest! Visit the Forum for more rules(Link) http://www.animeiowa.com/cgi-bin/smf/index.php/topic,10379.0.html
What do Cowboy Bebop, X-Men, Boxtrolls, and AnimeIowa have in common?
STEVE BLUM, that’s what!
Er, who, I mean.
But anyway, Steve Blum will be joining us at AnimeIowa this year! With hundreds of voice credits, you can be assured that you probably have seen something with him in it! Details are on the Guest page, but we just HAD to make sure you all knew about this amazing guest! Steve joins an already spectacular line-up of incredible people who can’t wait to come spend time with you!
Just in time for the Holidays! Nestled snugly in the Events tab is the doorway to fame, fortune, and…
The event you have been waiting for…
The 2016 AnimeIowa Anime Marketplace is open for applications!
As announced after last year’s convention, the theme for AnimeIowa 2015 is “Ninjas: Celebrating 10 Years of the LoDN”. It’s hard not to love ninjas, since they’re such an exciting part of Japanese traditional and modern culture. Our staff is hard at work preparing ninja-themed events for the convention, and we invite our attendees to make plans too. CLICK HERE to learn more about what ninja items to look for (but not see) at AnimeIowa 2015, and to review the recently released details. (Or paste this link into your browser: http://www.animeiowa.com/cgi-bin/smf/index.php?topic=9791.msg341305#msg341305)