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!

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

Events

Anime

If you're a fan of Anime, these are the events for you! With a wide variety from Industry Insider discussions to insane fan enthusiasm, we have it all here.

Ask A Homestuck

Sat at 5 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 2.

Hello there, wigglers! Do you like Homestuck? Do you like cosplay? Do you like this emote: 0_0? ... Of course you don't, thats stupid. But you do like Homestuck and cosplay! Then I invite you to join our Homestuck Ask Panel and ask your favourite characters some questions and to just have some good ole, PG-13 fun!

Crunchyroll Industry Panel!

With Victoria Holden (Social Media Marketing Manager at Crunchyroll).
Sat at 4 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 1.
Also categorized as Industry.

What is Crunchyroll? Crunchyroll is the leader in anime streaming direct to your home with over 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of latest and hottest Anime & Asian Drama 1 hour after TV broadcast.

Welcome to the Crunchyroll Industry Panel! Come by, hang out and see what Crunchyroll has in store for the upcoming anime season! We’re announcing our simulcast lineup as well as showing off what shows we absolutely loved this season that you might have missed! We have memberships and Crunchyroll merchandise to give away, so come on down!

Geek Belief

With A.J. Pinkerton.
Sun at 10 am for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 4.
Also categorized as Fandom.

Before character classes and Pokémon types, there was RELIGION, a trait of sorts that no simple D20 roll could ever fully describe the diversity of.  Come take part in an open discussion panel that bridges the gap between theology and popular games, movies and media.

 

Inside Anime Production

With Charlene Ingram (Senior Animation Marketing Manager at VIZ Media), Mitsuko Kitajima (Associate Producer, TV at VIZ Media) & Reginald Rhoades (Associate Producer, Animation Products at VIZ Media).
Sat at Noon for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 1.
Also categorized as Industry.

Want to find out everything it takes to bring the anime you love over to North America for a full release? Join members of the VIZ animation team as we talk about all the steps it takes to bring anime to you! 

Magikarp: A History

With Amber Wilhelm & Eduardo Martinez.
Sat at 2:30 pm for 90 minutes.
In room Live Events 4.
Also categorized as Fandom.

"Magikarp: A History" tells the tale of Magikarp. This panel teaches you everything about Magikarp from video games, anime, and everything in between. Come and learn about how Magikarp has splashed through the years.

Mid-Afternoon Crew

Sun at 2 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 2.

Terezi is determined to find the perpetrator of a mysterious crime, and wishes to enlist the help of you and your interrogation abilities. Questions are being asked and answered by twenty-three of Homestuck's most prominent characters.

Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Panel (18+)

With Martin Billany a.k.a. LittleKuriboh (Illustrator).
Sat at 9 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 2.
Also categorized as AOD at Nite, Guests.

LittleKuriboh hosts a mature look into the makings of his fan based parody of a fan based parody. Will he become Third Hokage? Why is the Rower so amazing? Will the Abridged Movie ever be finished? Find out the answer to none of these questions right here!

Philosophy in Anime

With Sushi & Chips.
Sun at 3 pm for 90 minutes.
In room Live Events 4.

After last year's blow-out success, we're back for a rematch! Come discuss your favorite anime in scholarly, philosophical terms! This panel includes explanations and discussions of an all-new line-up of shows and movies, and this year we have even longer to verbally spar!

Robotech Industry Panel

With Tommy Yune (Creative Director at Harmony Gold USA).
Sat at 1 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 1.
Also categorized as Guests, Industry.

Join Harmony Gold's Tommy Yune as he showcases the latest Robotech projects, including the highly anticipated Voltron crossover, and provides a sneak peek at exciting new projects on the horizon.

Turning Fandom into Academic Success

With Sushi & Chips.
Sat at 11 am for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 4.
Also categorized as Writing.

Are you a hard core fan of anime, video games, cartoons, or other geeky hobbies? Of course you are! Are you still in school? Do you have a student in your household? This panel helps you turn that passion for your fandom into good grades with tips on how to write academic papers that reference the things you love!

Video Screenings

Screening at AOD2014

AOD is screening and amazing variety of new and exclusive titles. Check out these select anime and movies that we're able to bring to you.

What's Hot at VIZ?

With Charlene Ingram (Senior Animation Marketing Manager at VIZ Media) & Mark de Vera (Publishing Sales Coordinator at VIZ Media).
Sat at 2 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 1.
Also categorized as Industry.

Join VIZ Media staff and find out all about the latest in manga and anime! Charlene Ingram, Senior Animation Marketing Manager, and Mark de Vera, Publishing Sales Coordinator, talk about breaking news, upcoming releases and other cool announcements!

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5DXAL Fan Panel

With slifertheskydragon.
Sun at 1 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 3.

Join in on the final year of Yugioh 5DXAL fanpanel! What's up with the Meta? Have no idea what's going on in ZEXAL? Come in to get all your BURNING SOUL questions answered, as well as Yuginews, games, trivia, prizes and more! Free poster to all attendees!