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With Steven Savage. Starting on Sat at 3 pm. In room Live Events 3. Also categorized as Panel.
Can you and your team construct the most insanely consistent anime crossover ever? Find out in a friendly competition of crossover-building!
Female Characters in Anime
With Kathy Harnack & Monica Wicks. Starting on Sat at 7 pm. In room Live Events 3. Also categorized as AOD at Nite, Panel.
This panel is best for attendees 13 and older.
Interested in making your own manga but aren't sure how to write female characters? Stop by as we work on character building, talk about gender, and look to the good (and bad) female characters in anime.
GunPla Model Madness!
Starting on Sun at 1:30 pm. In room Live Events 3. Also categorized as Panel.
This is a panel, discussion, and showcase for Gundam model builders. Bring your completed and work-in-progress kits and dioramas as we share tips, techniques, and stories! Other Mecha models (Macross, VOTOMS, etc) are welcome as well! The best models will be featured on a blog!
IDOLM@STER Angel Hearts
Here's a video from a past performance with Yukie Dong at AOD!
Starting on Sun at 4 pm. In room Main Stage. Also categorized as Music.
Angel Hearts is a performing group that has been touring California since 2003. At AOD 2013 they are showcasing performances from the IDOLM@STER series.
Magikarp: A History
With Rose & Valen. Starting on Sat at 7 pm. In room Live Events 1. Also categorized as AOD at Nite, Panel.
Hit 'em with a Splash Attack! Join us to learn all about the Pokemon Magikarp, its history, stats, anime appearances, and why it turns into a powerful dragon!
My Little Pony Brony Mixer!
With Bronies Of Northern California (BONC). Starting on Sat at 8:30 pm. In room Live Events 2. Also categorized as AOD at Nite, Panel.
Just a lil' ol informal get-together. Come and meet fellow Bronies, swap your favorite links and memes, and just talk Pony!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Fan Panel
With Bronies Of Northern California (BONC). Starting on Sat at 7:30 pm. In room Live Events 2. Also categorized as AOD at Nite, Panel.
Recap and discuss the many trends and changes going on in the Brony fandom, answer trivia, and win prizes!
Philosophy in Anime
Starting on Sun at 4 pm. In room Live Events 3.
How do the deeper scenes of our favorite shows relate to real philosophies? Has anime lead to you asking yourself the bigger questions: Who am I? What is the meaning of life? What is the value of relationships? We are examining shows including Evangelion, Madoka, and Sailor Moon. Let's discuss!
Ponyville's Prized Pastel Ponies
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
With Bronies Of Northern California (BONC). Starting on Sun at 4 pm. In room Live Events 1. Also categorized as Panel.
While we all love the mane six characters, fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic often like background ponies as much as, if not more than, the main characters. This panel explores the histories and characterization of Ponyville's silent residents. Why did Lyra and Bonbon become a pair so early in the series? At what point did we all accept "Octavia" as the name of the classy grey pony? How did we take the name DJ Pon-3 and convince the HUB television network to use that name in official advertisements? Did you all know that Berry Punch was originally the Over Protective Parent Pony before she was the town drunk? Come and find out the true histories of your favorite background ponies!
Publishing an Anime Art Book
Starting on Sat at 5 pm. In room Live Events 3. Also categorized as Panel.
For anime art lovers and budding book publishers, this panel describes the process of coordinating and going to print with a multi-artist anime artbook. We are looking at the development of Anime Angels, a 68-artist artbook project that ran a successful Kickstarter campaign and went to print in mid-2012.
Robotech Free For All
With Steve Yun. Starting on Sun at 4 pm. In room Live Events 2. Also categorized as Guests.
Did you miss the main Robotech panel? Do you still have questions about the past, present or future of Robotech? Here's is your chance as Harmony Gold's Steve Yun opens the floor to fans in a free-for-all discussion!
Robotech Panel plus Documentary Screening
With Steve Yun. Starting on Sat at 3:30 pm. In room Live Events 2. Also categorized as Panel, Screenings.
Our Robotech panel features a very special treat — a screening of the documentary Carl Macek's Robotech Universe, which includes footage from Carl's appearance at AOD 2010.
Directed and narrated by independent filmmaker Keith Maxwell, the documentary features interviews with the cast and crew involved with the groundbreaking Robotech franchise that debuted in 1985. A collection of private photos and stories portray the herculean effort by Carl Macek and his crew to create a dynamic anime series that influenced an entire industry that is still going strong today.
After the screening, Robotech Creative Director Tommy Yune fills you in on the latest exciting happenings in the Robotech Universe and franchise, and is on hand to answer any questions.
Ti@Mi: Odottemita and Utattemita Live
A preview of their performance!
With Ti@mi. Starting on Sat at 11 am. In room Main Stage. Also categorized as Music.
A showcase of "Odottemita" and "Utattemita" performances from the famous Japanese video site Nico Nico Douga with Ti@Mi. "Otagei" or cheering is encouraged!
Viki Presents: The Rose of Versailles
With Mariko Fritz-Krockow. Starting on Sat at 4 pm. In room Live Events 1. Also categorized as Screenings.
Viki is proud to present Riyoko Ikeda's Rose of Versailles. It is now available on Viki. We are screening the first two episodes, with a brief presentation before and after.
Vocaloid Animation Concert
With Vocalekt Visions. Starting on Sun at 2 pm. In room Main Stage. Also categorized as Music.
Vocalekt Visions is presenting a special VOCALOID holographic live event, featuring virtual pop star Hatsune Miku, at Animation On Display 2013.
Vocalekt Visions is a unique production company, which composes music using the VOCALOID software and presents it as a "concert" using a unique HD projection system and special screen to give a smooth, lifelike holographic appearance to VOCALOID singers, as they would normally appear on stage. Also complementing the Vocalekt Visions concert with a live on-stage performance will be distinguished VOCALOID dancers from the Bay Area, World VOCALOID Dance 01.
Hatsune Miku is a virtual pop idol that has taken Japan by storm and was born as the premiere product based on the VOCALOID 2 technology developed by YAMAHA. The technology, originally designed for professional musicians, enables users to synthesize singing by inputting lyrics and a melody.
Tickets for the concert cost $10, and are only available to those who are registered as AOD attendees.
Tickets are available at the Registration Desk at the convention.
Vocalekt Visions was founded by music producers Tempo-P and NeutrinoP in 2011. The pair serves as VOCALOID evangelists, appearing at many anime and J-Pop events to showcase the Hatsune Miku VOCALOID software first developed in Japan by Crypton Future Media, present public lectures, and host holographic live concerts of their music.
Tempo-P is appearing in-person at AOD for the Vocalekt Visions concert.
Previous Vocalekt Visions' music and holographic concerts have sold out in San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Romania. As officially licensed supporters of Mikubook and Crypton Future Media and endorsed by Internet.co Ltd, and AHS Co., Ltd, Vocalekt Visions have continued to gain the attention of many VOCALOID companies based in Japan.
At the concert, fans are able to purchase limited edition autographed copies of Vocalekt Visions' Albums and DVDs of previous shows.