• 730 3rd Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Iowa Events Center
  • Dates: July 13, 2018 - July 15, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Iowa Events Center
  • Phone: (515) 564-8000
  • Start/End Time: 8:00 AM
  • Event Times: Beginning each day at 8am
  • Price: Pre-registration thru May 20: $55; At the Door: $65; Ages 6-12: $15; Ages 5 & Under: Free (Sponsors are $150)
  • Overview

    AnimeIowa is the largest Anime convention in Iowa, hosting well over 3000 attendees each year.  This year AnimeIowa is July 13 through July 15, at the Iowa Events Center and the Hilton Downtown Des Moines.

    A convention is a gathering of fans where they can meet and participate in activities. Anime refers to animated TV shows and movies produced in Japan.  And AnimeIowa is where fans of Anime gather and participate in events and activities related to – Anime.  The convention also caters to an interest in Japanese culture in generation including Anime, Manga (comics), video games, costuming, industry guests and much more.

    Registration is required to attend AnimeIowa.  Pre-registration is open thru May 20, 2018.  Or you can register for the convention or at the door. 

    AnimeIowa is an all weekend event (Friday – Sunday), it will likely be necessary to book a hotel. Rooms are available at several nearby hotels and at AnimeIowa’s host hotel the new Hilton Downtown Des Moines.  Room reservation for special discount hotel room pricing are through the Housing department at the Catch Des Moines/Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1-800-451-2625.  To book your room go to We have several hotels within the block covering a good portion of the downtown area hotels. With a centralized system, no one will need to worry about getting through to the front desk of their respective hotel. Everything will be done through the Convention Bureau’s housing system.

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