AOD2015 Convention : Here’s the Information!

AOD: San Francisco's Anime, Video Game, and Cartoon Convention!

Up and coming very soon is a convention entitled AOD, which looks to be a promising time judging from the previous conventions!
If you haven’t heard of it and are going to be (or already are) in the San Francisco area, here’s the information you’ll need to decide if you want to go or not!

When?

January 31st – February 1st

Where?

Hyatt Regency Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Hyatt Regency Hotel

Prices

  • Full Weekend: $35
  • Saturday: $25
  • Sunday: $20

Main Events

AOD at Night (Mainly 18+)

  • Cards Against Humanity
  • AOD Guests Swap Stories (While Drinking)
  • Karaoke
  • Late Night Trivia Quiz with AOD Guests of Honor
  • Masquerade
  • Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Panel
  • Sexual Tropes in Fanfiction
  • Speedrun Q&A
  • Super Soul Bros

During the Day

  • Arcade
  • Artist Alley
  • Charity Auction
  • Comic Creation 101
  • Concert: Hideo
  • Console Gaming
  • Cosplay Portrait Booth (Free)
  • Dealers Room
  • eMpiRe Dance Show
  • Plus many more!

Star Guests

Martin Billany

: Most known for Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged, the original abridged series and Naruto the Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show.
Martin Billany

Robbie Daymond

: Most known for his voice acting role as Tuxedo Mask in the new Sailor Moon.
Robbie Daymond

Kevin McKeever

: Most known for being Vice President of Marketing at Harmony Gold.
Kevin McKeever

Marianne Miller

: Most known for her voice acting roles in Madoka Magica and Sword Art Online.
Marianne Miller

P19

: An up and coming illustrator from Japan associated with the company Light.
p19

Ken Pontac

: Most known as the creator of Happy Tree Friends.
Ken Pontac

Noelle Stevenson

: A Comic Artist best known for her original webcomic Nimona.
Noelle Stevenson

Jon St. John

: Voice actor best known for his role in the Duke Nukem franchise.
Jon St John

Cristina Vee

: Voice Actress best known for her work in K-ON! And Madoka Magica.
Christina Vee

Wenqing Yan (aka Yuumei)

: Artist best known for her original works Knife and 1000 Words.
Yuumei

Nearby Hotels

  • Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport is currently priced at $179, a bit expensive but the hotel itself is absolutely stunning!
  • Vagabond Inn Executive is currently priced at $90 a room, so if you can’t afford the almost $200 Hyatt, this would be your best option for the area.
  • The Dylan at SFO has rooms currently priced at $129. If you’re looking for a good place and don’t mind shilling out the extra coin this is a perfect place!
  • Days Inn San Francisco International is priced at $90, your other best option for the location!

AOD 2014 Rundown

Thus far it’s looking like it’s going to be a promising time for everyone involved!
It’s been said the hardest part about any convention is not spending all of your hard earned money on everything they have, so use sparingly if you need to and have a great time!

by Nathaniel Loomis