March 18-19, 2017, Santa Clara Marriott

Charity Work


Mission of Charity

AOD is proud to support local and national charities through our Charity Auction and other activities. We run several charity events as part of our convention, principally an auction featuring unique and special items donated by guests of honor and other industry insiders, but also including quiz-show and other event formats organized around raising funds for charity. One hundred percent of funds raised for charity are donated.


Key Charity Event: Auction

AOD has a tradition of raising money for charity through its Charity Auctions. Over the last several years, our donors have provided consoles, posters, artwork, video games, music, autographs, recordings, and coaching sessions, all with the intent of helping out our charitable causes.

The AOD 2017 Charity Auction will take place on Saturday, March 18th.

Stay tuned for updates on the items we will be auctioning.

Past Charity Work

Staring with our first charity auction in 2005, AOD has raised over $15,000 for organizations chosen both by our staff and our guests of honor. Groups we've raised money for include the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco Suicide Prevention, the San Francisco SPCA, Doctors Without Borders, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Audio Theater for Our Troops, We Heart Japan, Child's Play, and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Items contributed to the auctions include donations from Pixar's John Lasseter, actors Seth Green, Robin Williams, and John Goodman, Dark Horse Comics, Japanese anime director Takeshi Mori, and many others.

AOD at the California Academy of Sciences

If you wish to make a contribution, make a bid, or otherwise get involved, please contact us. We are happy to work with anyone interested in making a contribution.