Who is AOD?
Founded in 2003, AOD is a weekend convention based in the San Francisco Bay Area featuring anime (Japanese animation), video games, and their related interests. We are a family-friendly convention featuring fun and exciting events that celebrate, entertain, enlighten, and encourage attendees to engage, share, and most of all, enjoy. We feature a diverse range of speakers, presenters, and performers, ranging from Hollywood industry professionals to popular local artists to knowledgeable fans.
AOD is managed by FPA Events, Inc. Our staff is a veteran group with many years of experience leading similar events all over California, including FanimeCon and Anime Expo. Our staff has gone on to work at industry companies including Electronic Arts, Crunchyroll, and Viz Media. At AOD, we're applying the very best of what we've learned and we're committed to providing the best experience possible for our attendees, vendors, and industry partners.
Last year's AOD had an attendance of 2,485 unique, 3788 turnstile (over the weekend). AOD 2016 is expecting 3000 unique and 5000 turnstile in attendance.