Family Programming – Family-oriented events and panels. Crafts and lots of other fun activities.

Anime Marketplace and Artists Alley – The Marketplace is the one place to stop and shop for Anime themed and popular cultural merchandise from a wide variety of Retail Merchants and creative Artists.  Please note not all merchants/artists have the ability to receive payment via plastic.

FanMarket  – Located in the Anime Marketplace the FanMarket is your one stop to shop for all things AnimeIowa and Buu Chan. It is the pickup place for your pre ordered convention T-shirt, the place to buy this year’s shirt (if you didn’t pre order). And it is the only place to get items supporting the convention featuring our logo or one of the many incarnations of Buu Chan, our very own mascot and cos-playing pig.

Staff Art table – Many of our AnimeIowa staff are also artists. Unfortunately their duties at the convention do not leave them time to have a booth in the Artist’s Village. The Staff Art Table has a variety of handmade items by our staff members. Stop by, you will be amazed at how creative our staff are.

Artists Art show and saleComing Soon

Friday and Saturday Night Raves – Going strong 2 nights at the con!

Video Rooms – More fun than sitting at home watching Anime on your tv or laptop is watching it on a screen surrounded by fans that love it as much as you.

Paneling – We are once again hosting numerous staff and attendee run panels, workshops and discussion groups, providing many opportunities for you to make, do, learn and discuss cool topics relating to Japanese and Fan Culture.

AMV Contest – Have you taken the time to put your favorite anime to music? Would you like to compete or just show off your efforts at AnimeIowa? Find out how.

Video Gaming – Video gaming and AnimeIowa, it was met to be. What games and tournaments can you expect to see in the Video Gaming room this year? let us know what you would like to see at or join the conversation on social media.

Tournament Card Gaming – Bring your favorite collectible card games to AnimeIowa to compete for prizes in the Tournament Card Gaming Department.

Tabletop Gaming – An excellent mesh of tabletop board and live action. Tabletop Gaming offers a variety of anime and non-anime related games for our attendees to participate in. And who said games were for kids.

Cosplay Masquerade – The show everyone wants to either see or be in.  Cosplay is the heart of any good convention and AnimeIowa loves to Cosplay.

Charity Event – Every year, AnimeIowa picks a charity to support and raise money for through charity auctions, donation jars, and partnerships with other projects like Café Ai.

Cafe Ai – Come experience our very own Maid and Butler Cafe! Find out what it’s like to be served like royalty.

Anime Hobbies – Is dedicated to Japanese/ Anime themed hobbies. We hold various panels  workshops, discussions and even contests themed panels on ball jointed dolls, model kits, cell painting,  Japanese kimono and more. Our goal is to spread the interest and awareness in Japanese hobbies, both old and new.