Animate! Des Moines

SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2024

It's an ANIMATION CELEBRATION at GalaxyCon Presents ANIMATE! DES MOINES. Join us for 3 days of anime, animation, cosplay, and more!

We feature entertainment, Q&As, video and tabletop gaming, panels, costume contests, cosplay wrestling, and so much more fandom for you to explore.

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We look forward to seeing you SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2024 at the Iowa Events Center

 If you have questions, please email animate@galaxycon.com

Location & Hours

EVENT HOURS

FRIDAY                2pm to 2am 
SATURDAY         10am to 2am
SUNDAY              10am to 8pm

LOCATION

Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309 animate@galaxycon.com
(954) 231-0574‬

EXHIBITION HALL HOURS

FRIDAY                2pm to 8pm 
SATURDAY         10am to 8pm
SUNDAY              10am to 6pm

Plan Your Visit

DIRECTIONS

How to find the
convention center.

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HOTELS

Book through Animate! and get the best rates at the nearest hotels.

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PARKING

Parking
information.

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SCHEDULE

The 2024 schedule will be posted closer to the event.

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FLOOR PLAN

The 2024 floor map will be posted closer to the event.

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ACCESSIBILITY

Help for all of your accessibility requirments or restrictions.

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Tickets Coming Soon!

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Make the Most out of Animate!

Be more than an attendee! Find applications for volunteers, panels, fan groups, professional creators, entertainment, press, and more at the link below!

Get Involved

Are You An Exhibitor?

Application Coming Soon

For any questions please email exhibitors@galaxycon.com

Calling All Cosplayers!

Come in costume or come as you are! Take part in our legendary Costume and Cosplay Contests with awesome prizes & famous cosplay guest judges! Compete for over $4,000 in cash, plus medals, trophies, and bragging rights!

Bringing a PROP? Make sure to check our policy HERE for safety requirments.

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Who Do You Want To See At Animate! Des Moines???

Let us know here >>>

Please Note: Requests are not guaranteed. We wish we could work with all of the stars, but schedules and budgets don't always align.

In the event of any postponement, all tickets shall be transferred to the rescheduled dates.
 Animate! Des Moines will have enhanced health, safety, and hygiene procedures in place. Please note that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. All persons present at Animate! Des Moines, including but not limited to attendees, guests, exhibitors, volunteers, contractors, and staff, voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.