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AOD 2015

Jan 31-Feb 1, 2015
San Francisco, CA
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
San Francisco, CA
Con Statistics
Small (<1K)
Under 1K Attendees

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About AOD 2015

AOD is a weekend convention celebrating anime, video games, cartoons, and other fun and geeky stuff. AOD 2015 takes place January 31st and February 1st at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the San Francisco International Airport. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Guests of Honor
  • Anime Industry Panels
  • Anime Screenings
  • Board Games
  • Charity Auction
  • Collectable Card Games
  • Cosplay Events With Prizes
  • Dealer Room
  • Fan Panels
  • Free Autographs
  • General Cosplay All Over
  • Guest Panels
  • Hall Cosplay Contest
  • Video Gaming
  • Workshops
AOD 2015

AOD is categorized as a small anime convention. Small conventions are often a lot more intimate than medium-size and larger events, making it a lot easier to recognize people throughout the weekend and make new friends. Some smaller conventions have an extremely limited array of events with just 1 or 2 things happening at any given time, while others try to emulate larger cons with a ton of things happening throughout the weekend. Smaller events with under 200 people tend to have the fewest events, but conventions with over 700 attendees can still be very busy.

Small-sized conventions are often a staple for mostly local attendees who may live within a couple hours drive from the venue. However most attendees will still put a ton of time and effort into cosplaying, and there are often more cosplayers per person at a small convention than at the largest ones. These costumes may be more amateur, and there may be fewer wowza-level costumes overall.

Attending a small anime convention is usually very easy if you live nearby, however may not be worth the driving time if you live several hours away depending on your ability to make and find friends. If you make friends easily, even the smallest convention can become exciting. It is usually easier to get autographs and get into all the events at a smaller convention, and registration prices are usually very reasonable.

Tips for attending AOD

At a smaller convention, you will only have as much fun as you can make of it. Even if you are shy by nature, you're still very likely to make friends with people as long as you're open minded when attending. Coming in costume will help instantly, especially if other people are wearing cosplay from the same series. Often the people at local anime cons are extremely approachable and friendly, and even people who are not normally social will find that they fit in very well. If talking to people is not your strong suit, you are encouraged to attend as many events as possible, especially events where socializing is encouraged such as formal dances and interactive panels.