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

January 25 & 26, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel
San Francisco Airport


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2014 Registration

Attendee Registration
Register at the Convention! Online sales have ended, but at-door registration is still available.

Pre-Show Entertainment

Swap Meet
Friday night Swap Meet, from 8:30pm to 10:30pm!

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

Artist Alley


Artist Alley is back for 2014!

Are you a prospective artist looking for information on AOD 2014's Artist Alley?
Then keep reading! This page is for you.

This page is an information page aimed at current and artists for AOD 2014.
For more information about Artist Alley itself, and our list of artists, please see our exhibits page.

Check status of your AOD 2014 AA Application

    The rundown (tl;dr readers):

  • New hotel means new room and new layout
  • Applications were open from 11/1 to 11/17
  • Tables are $50 (same price as last year), open to regular artists
  • Premium tables are $100, open to regular artists and professional artists
  • Twice as many tables as last year, so much better chance of getting in
  • Lottery system is in effect

New Hotel! New Dates!

As you many have noticed, AOD 2014 is now at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Hotel near the San Francisco Airport. There is a lot more space at this location, which means this year's Artist Alley will be the largest and best Artist Alley ever at AOD.

With this hotel, the date has changed. We are now January 24 and 25, 2014! Mark your calendars!

New Hotel! New Layout!

Artist Alley is located in the right half of Grand Peninsula Ballroom, rooms ABCD.

Instead of being placed randomly in the corridors, Artist Alley is now in the same place as the Dealers Room. This means you'll have all of the massive foot traffic of the Dealers Room, with the same hours, and the same level of attendees.

New Hotel! Same Price!

Even though we are moving to a new hotel, AOD has decided to keep the same rate of $50 for all regular artist tables.

What's this about Premium Spaces?

Because of the room layout, there are certain spaces that are expected to receive substantially higher foot traffic. These are classified as premium spaces, at the rate of $100. If you are not interested in the premium spaces, this is fine; you can write this on your application.

What can Artists sell?

At AOD, Artists are free to sell artwork that they directly produce, using their own designs, including any artwork of their own characters. Additionally, artists may sell fan art, as long as this is not intended to duplicate the style or likeness of officially licensed artwork.

Artists may not sell items that are someone else's work, or copies of someone else's work.

In general, art is broadly defined as any creation within any 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional medium. This includes drawings, paintings, accessories, hand-painted shirts, keychains, and so on.

What about books and posters and small press items?

Artists that sell professionally made items of their own design are classified as Professional Artists. This includes artists that have published their artwork in books, or have a production run of software / posters / shirts, and who do not need the full size Dealers booth.

Professional Artists may not apply for the regular $50 spaces; they may only apply for the premium spaces.

In summary

Professional Artists can sell published books, print-run posters, mass-produced shirts, and other small press items.
Regular artists are forbidden to sell these types of produced items.
Both Professional Artists and Regular Artists can sell any art they directly make on their own (essentially, anything produced by hand).
Both Professional Artists and Regular Artists are forbidden to sell copies of someone else's work (for instance, tracings or printings of screen captures).
Professional Artists must indicate this on their application, and must apply for the $100 tables.
Regular artists are free indicate a preference for either the $50 or $100 tables.

How do I get in?

Unfortunately, the period for applying for Artist Alley has closed.

If you have not applied yet, you will have to wait until next year.

If I apply, will I get in?

Because of very high demand, we are again using a lottery system.
We will select artists and notify all applicants no later than November 23 (so you can plan accordingly).
Applicants are encouraged to indicate if they were a member of a previous AOD Artist Alley, or on the waiting list for a previous AOD Artist Alley.
The system will take this into account.

Please note: because we have twice as many tables as last year, everyone has a much better chance of getting in for AOD 2014!

Does table price include any badges?

The price of the table does not include the price of a badge.
Prospective artists that are applying for the AOD Artist Alley are not requiredto purchase a pre-reg badge.
Artists that are selected for Artist Alley will be required to have a pre-reg badge, but this can be handled after they are selected.

Social Media

We have now created a special Facebook group for everyone interested in the AOD 2014 Artist Alley.
Join now, and we'll keep you updated on any announcements for the Artist Alley.


If you have questions about AOD 2014 Artist Alley, please write in to