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

Gaming Discussions

Do you like playing video games? Then check out these events which dive deep into the whys and hows of video game creation. 

Awesome Games Done Quick: All About Speedrunning

With Cosmo Wright, Romscout & Trihex.
Sat at 6 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 2.

Join prominent speedrunners Cosmowright, Romscout, and Trihex as they talk about the art and science of playing classic video games as quickly as possible. The trio joins AOD fresh off of their success at Awesome Games Done Quick 2014, which raised over one million dollars in donations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation!

BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Final Round

With Cristina Vee (Voice Actor).
Sat at 4 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 2.
Also categorized as VG Tournaments.

This is the final round of the BlazBlue Tournament.

With the Cauldron shattered and the cycle broken, Ragna begins his final mission: Hunt down the villainous Terumi. Noel’s life and the fate of the entire world hang in the balance as the Bloodedge marches toward one last confrontation.

Fightin' Words: Competitive Fighting Games and You

With ILLiterate, Dacidbro & Mike Muscles.
Sat at 7 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 2.

Join local fighting game heroes in a lighthearted presentation of the fighting game community. Between playful banter and Q&A, you'll learn what it means to be a pro fighting game player and how to join the community for yourself, regardless of whether you're a video game prodigy or a casual player.

Gamer's Gauntlet Final Round

Sun at 2 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 1.
Also categorized as VG Tournaments.

Gamer's Gaunlet is back again, with more games and not one but TWO Mystery Rounds! Think you can call yourself the Ultimate Gamer? Enter the Gamer's Gauntlet and test your skill!

Indie Video Game Development

With Tommy Yune (Creative Director at Harmony Gold USA) & Keith Kaisershot.
Sun at 3 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 2.
Also categorized as Guests.

Tommy Yune, designer and producer behind the Robotech video games and The Journeyman Project series, and mobile game developer Keith Kaisershot, discuss independent game development and how the rise of mobile gaming and open-source software has leveled the playing field in the industry.

League of Legends Voice Actors

With Melissa Hutchison (Voice Actor), Adam Harrington, Erik Braa, Owen Thomas, Rashida Clendening, Chuck Kourouklis, Brian Sommer, Gavin Hammon, Cia Court, AJ Mazur & Cristina Vee (Voice Actor).
Sun at 1 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 1.
Also categorized as Guests.

A bunch of League of Legends Voice Actors have gotten together to discuss League of Legends! If you're a League of Legends fan this is where you should be!

Crazy Update!: We've just confirmed that, besides Melissa Hutchison and Cristina Vee, the following League of Legends voice actors are also presenting: Adam Harrington (Shaco/Mordekaiser/Ryze/Karthus/Kassadin), Erik Braa (Draven/Jax), Owen Thomas (Twisted Fate/Viktor), Rashida Clendening (Karma), Chuck Kourouklis (Darius), Brian Sommer (Tryndamere/Warwick/Willump), Gavin Hammon (Varus/Blood Lord Vlad/Pantheon), and Cia Court (VI). Additionally, the panel is moderated by the extraordinary AJ Mazur. The epicness of this panel is off the charts!

PC and Console Gaming

We feature consoles from nearly all eras of video gaming. Come and relax with a wide variety of games from old favorites or try something brand new. In addition to our selection of consoles, thanks to our sponsor Digital Storm, we also now have Gaming PCs where you can play favorites like World of Tanks, Team Fortress 2, and of course League of Legends! The PC & Console Gaming room is open for free play throughout the convention.

  • Saturday: 10am to Midnight
  • Sunday: 10am to 5pm

We also have a series of structured tournaments with prizes available.

PC Gaming: What it is and Why It's Awesome

With Richard Cabling & Robert Wall.
Sat at 1 pm for 90 minutes.
In room Live Events 4.

Have you ever wanted to get into PC Gaming but do not know where to start? Come to our panel, we're showing you how you can build or get a gaming PC, and discussing modding, LAN parties, and more!

Random Encounters' Video Game Musicals

With Random Encounters.
Sat at 7 pm for 90 minutes.
In room Live Events 1.
Also categorized as Performances/Music.

Zelda, Team Fortress 2, Pokémon and more get a Disney movie makeover as RANDOM ENCOUNTERS returns for a third year of Animation on Display! Watch your favorite video games become Broadway show-stoppers, from a Batman rock-opera to a Tim Burton-style Pac-Man musical! (Uncontrollable singalongs are totally welcome.)

Speedrunners

Cosmo Wright, oil and canvas, 2013
With Cosmo Wright, Romscout & Trihex.
Also categorized as Performances/Music.

Fresh off of their contributions to Awesome Games Done Quick 2014, which raised over one million dollars for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, AOD is ecstatic to welcome three popular members of the speedrunning community! 

Cosmo Wright

Cosmo Wright co-founded SpeedRunsLive.com, a website which showcases the fastest and brightest stars of livestreamed video game speedruns. While he is an expert at many games, his specialties include speedrunning The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. You can find his speedruns online at TwitchTV and YouTube.

Romscout

Well known for his skills with Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Romscout is a well-respected member of the Speed Demos Archive community, and the head of Summer Games Done Quick. On top of his many world records in the Castlevania series, he loves to speedrun everything from the Shin Megami Tensei series to Mega Man. You can find his speedruns online at TwitchTV and YouTube.

Trihex

Trihex and his magnificent afro represent the pinnacle of speedrun showmanship, specializing in the crowd-pleasing games Yoshi's Island, Jet Set Radio, and Jet Set Radio Future. Aside from AGDQ, you can find him constantly working to improve his times on TwitchTV and YouTube

SuperSonic: A detailed look at the history of Sonic the Hedgehog

The first Sonic The Hedgehog incarnation
With Aaron Webber (Brand Manager at SEGA of America).
Sun at 3 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 1.
Also categorized as Industry.

Sonic fans and Genesis lovers, unite! Take a look back in time at the creation, rise, and stardom of Sonic the Hedgehog, and his growth all the way to present day. In this interactive panel, you can learn about Sonic and score some free Sonic merchandise for participating! 

The Completionist

With The Completionist.
Also categorized as Performances/Music.

Jirard "Dragon Rider" Khalil has been completing games for as long as he remembers. But it wasn't until 2011 that Jirard teamed up with his buddy Greg Wilmot to create a show called The Completionist.  The Completionist is a review show in which Jirard completes a game 100 percent so that you don't have to! And while Jirard explains everything about the game, Greg entertains people with jokes, both good and bad. And now, they've made it here to this convention to meet you! Or not meet you... you decide!.. please come say hello to us

The Completionist Q&A

With The Completionist.
Sat at Noon for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 2.

But Beardman! Come join Jirard and Greg at The Completionist's Q&A panel and ask your own questions!...about bears!

The Walking Dead Panel

With Melissa Hutchison (Voice Actor), Nic Vigil, Nicki Rapp, Rashida Clendening, Chuck Kourouklis, Cissy Jones, Gavin Hammon, Brian Sommer, Adam Harrington, Erik Braa & Owen Thomas.
Sun at Noon for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 1.
Also categorized as Guests, Industry.

Come Join fellow fans of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead in a panel hosted by the voice of Clementine, Melissa Hutchinson!

Crazy panel update: The following other Walking Dead voice actors are joining Melissa on stage: Nic Vigil (Carley WD Season 1), Nicki Rapp (Lily WD Season 1), Rashida Clendening (Tavia WD 400 Days), Chuck Kourouklis (Hershel WD Season 1), Cissy Jones (Katjaa/Jolene/Brie WD Season 1) (Shel/Dee WD 400 Days), Gavin Hammon (Kenny WD Season 1), Brian Sommer (Danny St. John WD Season 1) (Pete WD Season 2), Adam Harrington (Andy St. John WD Season 1) (Leland/Jerry WD 400 Days), Erik Braa (Danny400 Days), and Owen Thomas (Omid). That's a crazy big portion of the cast!

Women in the Video Gaming Industry

With Jenny Ly (Business Development Account Manager at Wargaming.net).
Sat at 6 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 3.
Also categorized as Career, Industry.

As players and fans, we imagine the fame and glory associated with working at a prestigious video game company. Let's face it. Breaking into the video game industry isn't easy. Sometimes, it seems even harder if you're female. Join us for career advice and Q&A session with Jenny Ly, a Business Developer at Wargaming.net.