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

January 31-February 1, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel
San Francisco Airport

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Event Schedule

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Friday Night Events

Swap Meet
Friday night Swap Meet, at 8:30pm

Super Smash Bros. Melee
Friday night video game tournament at 7pm

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

Events

Gaming

Do you like playing games? Then AOD has you set! In addition to open video gaming available throughout the convention, we are also proud to offer 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. 

Arcade

In room Gaming Pavilion.

Do you miss that classic Arcade experience? The free play arcade features many rare imports, as well as a collection of classics you know and love. Throughout the weekend, the arcade staff will be rolling out surprises, fun events, and a very unique surprise prize game!

Console Gaming

In room Gaming Pavilion.

The console section features the latest releases on Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4. We're featuring the following games and tournaments throughout the weekend, with prizes and glory for the winners:

  • Arcana Heart 3 Love Max
  • Ultra Street Fighter 4
  • Persona 4 Ultimax
  • Ultimate Marvel 3
  • Guilty Gear Xrd

Basic Tournament Rules:

  • All games will be played on the default settings, on PS3
  • All macros available via the in-game controller configuration menu are allowed.
  • Hardware programmable input entry, rapid-fire, or other hardware assisted mechanisms are strictly forbidden.
  • Accidently pausing the game at any time during the fight may force you to forfeit the round (solely at a judge’s discretion).
  • Any player using “Random Select” to pick their character, must “Random Select” again if they win the match, provided that there is no way to pick a certain character in the random box.
  • You must provide your own controller for games played on the Playstation 3.
  • All converters are the responsibility of the player.
  • All wireless controllers are banned.
  • All judges decisions are final
Tournament Schedule (times subject to change):
 
Friday
7pm - 10pm Super Smash Brothers Melee
 
Saturday:
12pm-1pm Arcana Heart 3 Love Max
2pm-4pm Ultra Street Fighter 4 
5pm-6pm Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
6pm-7pm Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
8pm-10pm Guilty Gear Xrd
 
Sunday:
2pm-4pm Undernight Inbirth EXE Late
4pm-5pm MYSTERY TOURNAMENT

Nidhogg Tournament

Sat at 4 pm for 120 minutes.
In room Gaming Pavilion.
Also categorized as VG Tournaments.

1 vs. 1 - 16 entries

It's just you, your opponent, and a pixelated sword duel! Think you can battle your way to reach your opponent's side of the map to claim victory? Enter the Nidhogg tournament and see if you got what it takes to compete in this nail-biting, one vs. one sword fight!

PC Gaming

In room Gaming Pavilion.

Our PC gaming features League of LegendsDOTA 2, World of TanksWorld of Warplanes, and Unreal Tournament 2004.

Saturday

  • 10AM - 12PM: Open Play
  • 12PM - 4PM: League of Legends
  • 4PM - 6PM: Nidhogg Tournament
  • 6PM - 9PM: World of Tanks/World of Warplanes
  • 9PM - 12AM: Unreal Tournament 2004

Sunday

  • 10AM - 1PM: Open Play
  • 1PM - 4PM: League of Legends
  • 4PM - 5PM: Open Play

Retro Gaming

With South Bay Button Mashers.
In room Gaming Pavilion.

We're offering a gaming area specially dedicated to retro gaming consoles, featuring your favorite classic titles from NES, Genesis, SNES, PSOne, N64, and Dreamcast!

Our retro gaming this year is hosted by South Bay Button Mashers.

South Bay Button Mashers brings together people of all backgrounds to create friendships through our shared love of video games. Some of our favorite games include Smash Bros., Street Fighter, Halo, Mario Kart, and indie titles that feature local multiplayer. You can find us hosting events in Mountain View, our HQ, and other locations in the South Bay. We’re here to celebrate gaming and extend it to as many like-minded people as possible. Your Video Games, Your Community.

 

Speedrun Q&A

Sat at 8 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 2.
Also categorized as AOD at Nite, Panels, Speedrun.

Join prominent streamers and speedrunners Romscout, Spikevegeta, Trihex, and Vulajin as they talk about the art and science of completing video games as quickly as possible! These fine gamers join AOD fresh off of their appearances at Awesome Games Done Quick 2015, which raised over $1.5 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Feel free to ask about everything from video games and Twitch memes to afro maintenance and fitness!

Speedrunners

Also categorized as Performances/Music.

If you love seeing video games played with speed, skill, and humor, speedrunning is for you. The concept of a speedrun is simple: players try to use every trick in the book (and some that were never in any book) to beat their favorite games in record times. If you've never seen The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time beaten in 18 minutes, or Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island completed in 2 hours, then you owe it to yourself to check out these performances! 

AOD is proud to host some of the leading voices in speedrunning: Trihex, Romscout, Spikevegeta, and more of your favorite speedrunning personalities are here to discuss their craft, share stories from the Awesome Games Done Quick charity marathons, and show off their well-honed skills!

Our Performers

Romscout

Romscout is one of the premier ambassadors of the speedrunning community, serving both as the charity events manager at Twitch and as the event director of Games Done Quick. He specializes in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, but he's known for letting down his hair and playing such legendary games as Lifeline and Ninja Baseball Bat Man.

Trihex

Trihex is one of the best showmen in the business, known for his slick Yoshi's Island tricks as well as his smooth Jet Set Radio stylings—not to mention his occasional flashes of the gun show.

Spikevegeta

The velvety voice of Spikevegeta is a staple of every Awesome Games Done Quick marathon. When he's not reading donations or providing couch commentary, he can be found practicing his many speedruns and his trash talk at the same time. From Kingdom Hearts to Rayman to Final Fantasy, his shows are not to be missed!

View Speedrun Schedule

Weiss Schwarz Card Game

Sat at 2 pm for 360 minutes.
In room Gaming Pavilion.

Weiss Schwarz is an exciting card game that allows you to play your favorite Anime and Games against each other. If you have a deck, come on by and join our tournament to see if your waifu will reign supreme. If you know nothing about Weiss Schwarz and want to learn, there will also be lessons for newcomers to join the action! Weiss Schwarz will also be run Sunday afternoon.

The tournament will start at 2PM, and run until it's completed. Remaining time will be used for demos or casual play.

Tournament special rules: No Language Restriction, Neo-Standard Format

Weiss Schwarz Card Game (Sunday)

Sun at 1 pm for 240 minutes.
In room Gaming Pavilion.

Weiss Schwarz is an exciting card game that allows you to play your favorite Anime and Games against each other. If you have a deck, come on by and join our tournament to see if your waifu will reign supreme! Or if you want to learn the game, the Weiss Schwarz team will be running demo games.

The tournament will start at 1PM, and run until it's completed. Remaining time will be used for demos or casual play.

Tournament special rules: No Language Restriction, Neo-Standard Format