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



Unique shopping opportunities are available at AOD, featuring many one-of-a-kind items at bargain prices!

Artist Alley

In room Exhibit Hall.

For a list of all of our artists, and a map of the room, please see our Artist Alley page.

Our Artist Alley features the best local community artists. They come to show off their work, take commissions, and make a name for themselves. We provide a casual atmosphere where you interact with the artists one-on-one, so you work with them, and maybe even learn something new. The Artist Alley is located within the Dealers Room at 2015, and shares the same open hours.

Charity Auction

Auctioneer Scott Rux and AOD 2012 Guest of Honor Stephanie Sheh
With AOD Staff.
Sun at 2 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 1.

AOD is proud to help raise funds for community causes. Our staff, our guests of honor, and our friends in the industry have all given their time and items to the Charity Auction. Each year, the items range from the unique, to the mysterious, to the out-of-print and the absolutely surprising. Posters, DVDs, signed artwork, video games, voice work, consoles, collectables, and even intangible things, it's all here. Place your bids at the Charity Auction and support a good cause! Read more about AOD's charity work.

AOD's home charities are the California Academy of Sciences and San Francisco Suicide Prevention.
The California Academy of Sciences ( is the fantastic and educational home of the Steinhart Aquarium, Kimball Natural History Museum, Morrison Planetarium, all located in beautiful Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
San Francisco Suicide Prevention ( provides emotional support, education, assistance and intervention as necessary to all persons in crisis and those impacted by them, with the goal of reducing suicides and self-destructive behaviors.
AOD is proud to support both of these worthy causes.

For a list of items available in the auction, please see our Charity Auction page.

Dealers Room

In room Exhibit Hall.

For a list of all of our dealers, and a map of the room, please see our Dealers Room page.

What would AOD be without the Dealers Hall? Going on strong with twelve sold out years in a row, the Dealers Hall is back with a vengeance, for another deal-packed exhibit extravaganza extraordinaire. The Dealers Room is open to the public on both days of the convention.

Swap Meet

Fri at 8:30 pm for 90 minutes.
In room Foyer.

This event starts on Friday, January 30th at 8:30pm and ends at 10:00pm. It takes place in the Hotel Foyer. 

No badge is required to attend this event. However, sellers must have both a badge and a Swap Meet Ticket. If you're interested in selling, check out the details

You know how some people hoard unbelievable amounts of stuff? Are you one of those people? Or are looking to become one? Well, then the Swap Meet is where you need to be. Any attendee who wants to sell items is welcome to purchase a Swap Meet ticket for $20 and set up camp. Then, when the doors burst open, all the other attendees flood the room, sifting through your old anime, comics, video games, and toys, looking for those special treasures.