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

January 25 & 26, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel
San Francisco Airport


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2014 Registration

Attendee Registration
Register at the Convention! Online sales have ended, but at-door registration is still available.

Pre-Show Entertainment

Swap Meet
Friday night Swap Meet, from 8:30pm to 10:30pm!

Friday night Speedrunning demonstration, starting at 8:30pm!



Think you've got what it takes to be a champion? Find out at AOD as you test your skills against those of fellow attendees in a range of challenges, from hardcore competition to friendly games where everyone is a winner. And if you're lucky, one of our Guests of Honor may be your opponent! 

e-Sports/Video Game Tournaments

In addition to open PC and Console gaming available throughout the convention, we are also proud to offer these game tournaments, each with prizes available to the winners. If you wish to compete in any tournament, please check in with Gaming staff before the scheduled start time of the Preliminary Round of the tournament. 

Fan Fiction Iron Chef

With AOD Staff.
Sun at Noon for 120 minutes.
In room Live Events 4.
Also categorized as Writing.

The Place: AOD 2014. The Setting: You, your keyboard and a jump drive. The Task: Take a location, a handful of characters and a scenario drawn entirely at random from three pools provided by the judges - plus one secret ingredient announced at the beginning of the battle - to create and deliver a fan fiction of at least 1,000 words in two hours. Cold. Dead. Start. Welcome to Iron Chef, fan fiction style. Are you writer enough for challenge?

Hall Costuming Awards

Sun at 3 pm for 30 minutes.
In room Main Stage.
Also categorized as Costuming.

The Hall Cosplay Contest has two special prizes: Best Video Game Costume and the Acme Award for the best costume from or inspired by a western cartoon! The winners of each of these awards receive $100 cash! Also, Each day Viz is sponsoring a special award for the best costume from Naruto worn at AOD! If you love Naruto and cosplay, make sure that our hall cosplay judges get you entered in the contest! The winners are announced at the Hall Cosplay awards on Sunday.

To enter, make sure our cosplay staffers get your picture and contact information at the con. As usual, they are roaming the halls of the convention, taking pictures and collecting some information from people wearing costumes. They are asking for your name, the character you are dressed as, and what the source is, and optionally you may give them your cell phone number or email (so we can contact winners).

  • Attendees may enter as many costumes as they are able to.
  • You must have a valid badge in order to enter.
  • If you do not give us a valid way to contact you, you forfeit your prize.
  • Costumes that win awards at the Masquerade are not eligible for Hall Costuming awards.
  • Cosplay Staff may not enter.

The winners are chosen by AOD Staff. Awards are given in the afternoon on Sunday. You must either be present or leave us a way to contact you to win; if not, then the next winner present or we have contact information for receives the award.


Sat at 7 pm for 120 minutes.
In room Main Stage.
Also categorized as Costuming.

Always a staple of AOD, costumers gather together to compete and show off their talents. Your favorite character, your own creation, or references to insane internet memes, we've seen it all compete on stage in the Masquerade costume contest, competing for the coveted "Best of Show" prize. This year's Best of Show receives $500, Runner-up Best of Show receives $250, and Best Construction/Best Presentation receive $125 each! All winning groups also receive trophies. [Masquerade Rules and Signup info]

Vocaloid Fan Panel (13+)

With Katie Britt, Laura Britt & Suzanne Karagosian.
Sun at 10 am for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 2.
Also categorized as Performances/Music.

For fans of Vocaloid, you don't want to miss this awesome event! Featuring your favorite characters, come play games and trivia and win tons of prized. Don't miss the Q&A and request session at the end.