March 18-19, 2017, Santa Clara Marriott

Charity Work


Our Mission of Charity

Every year, AOD is proud to run several events that benefit charitable causes. We work closely with several nonprofit organizations that advance scientific, medical, and humanitarian causes. This year, AOD's charity events will benefit the California Academy of Science, and we will also be hosting Californithon, a gaming marathon that will benefit Direct Relief.


Key Charity Event: Auction

The centerpiece of AOD's charity efforts is the Charity Auction. Our donors and sponsors provide artwork, video games, music, autographs, and more, all with the intent of helping out our charitable causes.

The AOD 2017 Charity Auction will take place on Sunday, March 19th in Live Events 2

Stay tuned for updates on the items we will be auctioning.

Past Charity Work

Since our first charity auction in 2005, AOD has raised over $15,000 for organizations chosen both by our staff and our guests of honor. Groups we've raised money for include: the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco Suicide Prevention, the San Francisco SPCA, Doctors Without Borders, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Audio Theater for Our Troops, We Heart Japan, Child's Play, and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. In the plast, auction items have included donations from Pixar's John Lasseter, actors Seth Green, Robin Williams, and John Goodman, Dark Horse Comics, Japanese anime director Takeshi Mori, and many others.

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If you wish to make a contribution, make a bid, or otherwise get involved, please contact us. We are happy to work with anyone interested in making a contribution.