So, what happens at AOD?
AOD packs hundreds of hours of excitement into one weekend, with simultaneous event tracks, each with their own unique focus, so that you are never short something to do, someone to talk to, and something new to learn. Our events start at 10am and run through midnight on Saturday, and start up again at 10am Sunday, to conclude at 5pm for our final farewell. So basically, we keep you entertained with no interruption for an entire weekend.
Not to be missed are our key Exhibit Hall events.
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. Winners receive cash prizes and trophies.
Hall Cosplay Awards
For anyone who wears a costume to AOD, you are welcome to enter in our Hall Cosplay Contest! The contest awards special prizes in two categories: Best Video Game Costume, and the Acme Award for the best costume from or inspired by a western cartoon. Winners receive cash prizes! If you love cosplay, make sure that our hall cosplay judges get you entered in the contest! The winners are announced at the Hall Cosplay awards on Sunday.
We're excited to have our first Scavenger Hunt at AOD! The scavenger hunt will be a photo scavenger hunt, requiring attendees to take photos of specific items, characters, scenarios, and more! We have amazing prizes provided by Aitai☆Kuji from Japan, so don't miss out!
AOD video programming returns! Once again we have partnered with the leading US anime distributors to bring you a selection of the best anime, and for the first time, we have a dedicated gaming video room to compliment the live events in our gaming department.
Whether you are looking for something new, or looking to rewatch a favorite moment, AOD video has something for you!