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

February 19-21, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel
San Francisco Airport

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AOD at Nite

Quickly becoming a staple of an awesome weekend, AOD at Night is back once again! In addition to our usual Saturday night staples of the Masquerade, video games, and karaoke, we've leveled up our evening and night event offerings! Stay after dinner, stay the night, and enjoy our new track of night events!

AOD Guests Play Cards Against Humanity! (18+)

With Ken Pontac (Writer).
Sat at 11 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 2.
Also categorized as Guests.

The title says it all! If you like Cards Against Humanity, this is not to be missed. Ken Pontac, last year's loser, returns to defend his title. Which of our other illustrious Guests of Honor will be up for the challenge?

AOD Guests Swap Stories and Exchange Fluids (18+)

With Jon St. John (Voice Actor), Ken Pontac (Writer) & Kevin McKeever (Vice President of Marketing at Harmony Gold).
Sat at 10 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 2.
Also categorized as Guests, Panels.

When the writer of MadWorld and Happy Tree Friends sits down with the voice of Duke Nukem and Big the Cat and the Vice President of Marketing of Harmony Gold (Robotech) to swap war stories, you know sparks are gonna fly! Good thing the three animation industry veterans will each bring a bottle of their favorite libations to quench the flames. What did you THINK we meant by "exchange fluids," you filthy-minded degenerates?

Karaoke

With Karaoke Kaizokudan.
Sat at 7 pm for 240 minutes.
In room Events 4.

We have open mic karaoke, featuring your favorite anime, video game, and j-rock/j-pop songs! Sing your heart out and cheer your friends on!

Late Night Trivia Quiz with AOD Guests of Honor (Round 1)

With AOD Staff.
Sat at 9 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 1.
Also categorized as Guests.

Once again, our Late Night Trivia Quiz is back, but with a whole new format featuring two separate hour-long rounds. Come down to watch AOD Guests of Honor compete, pitting their knowledge and their wits against one another for a jackpot of up to $500! The charity swear bucket returns, and as always, all proceeds are donated to charities of our guests' choice. If you're intrigued, or just need a good alibi, join us in giving them your love and support! 

Late Night Trivia Quiz with AOD Guests of Honor (Round 2)

With AOD Staff.
Sat at 10 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 1.
Also categorized as Guests.

Once again, our Late Night Trivia Quiz is back, but with a whole new format featuring two separate hour-long rounds. Come down to watch AOD Guests of Honor compete, pitting their knowledge and their wits against one another for a jackpot of up to $500! The charity swear bucket returns, and as always, all proceeds are donated to charities of our guests' choice. If you're intrigued, or just need a good alibi, join us in giving them your love and support! 

Masquerade

A Cosplayer at AOD 2014
With AOD Staff.
Sat at 7 pm for 120 minutes.
In room Events 1.
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. 

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Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Panel (18+)

Host, LittleKuriboh
With Martin Billany (aka Little Kuriboh) (Video Creator/Voice Actor).
Sat at 9 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 2.
Also categorized as Anime, Guests, Panels.

LittleKuriboh hosts a mature look into the makings of his fan based parody of a fan based parody. Will he become Third Hokage? Why is the Rower so amazing? Will the Abridged Movie ever be finished? Find out the answer to none of these questions right here!

Sexual Tropes in Fan Fiction (18+)

With AOD Staff.
Sat at 9 pm for 90 minutes.
In room Events 5.
Also categorized as Creative Events, Panels.

If the internet is for Porn, what are you doing writing fan fiction? Oh, wait. Oh, wait a moment there indeed – what IS going on there? What does sex in fan fiction have to do with feminism, gender identity/expression, rape culture, AIDS, pedophilia, gamergate, harassment and the like? Slash, Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Ships (those that do and do not go bump in the night), no the anatomy DOES NOT do that, and more.

Speedrun Q&A

Sat at 8 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 2.
Also categorized as Gaming, 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!

Super Soul Bros

Sat at 8 pm for 90 minutes.
In room Gaming Pavilion.
Also categorized as Performances/Music.

The Super Soul Bros are a dynamic powerhouse of musicians, whose fusion of soulful jazz & funk meets the familiar melodies of your favorite classic video games. Formed in 2011 by keyboardist Robbie Benson, the Super Soul Bros have quickly gained notoriety for their intense musicianship and soulful re-imaginings of game soundtracks such as Mario Kart, Zelda, Pokémon and EarthBound. With sounds reminiscent of 70’s electric jazz era, Super Soul Bros’ nostalgic grooves and live energy is a force to behold, taking video game music to a whole new level

YouTube Horror Stories

With Random Encounters.
Sat at 7 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 2.
Also categorized as Panels.

Camera dead?  Check.  Actor didn't show?  Check.  Furiously penning a script on set?  Double check.  YouTubing may LOOK simple, but making so many videos in such short time leaves plenty to go wrong... and when it does, you wind up with a panel like this!