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January 31-February 1, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel
San Francisco Airport

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Ken Pontac

Happy Tree Friends, Sonic (Lost World), LazyTown
Writer

Dear AOD,

You’ve had me as a Guest of Honor for the past ELEVEN YEARS. That’s kind of amazing and totally humbling. Let’s put that in perspective: Some of the attendees weren’t even BORN when I gave my first panel, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston had just split up, and I was still using MySpace. From my very first appearance I was struck with the joy and excitement of not only the fans, but of your fabulous staff who, year after year, have taken care of me and made me welcome and have turned AOD into a mini vacation that my lovely nurse wife Susan and I (along with Whistle the Wonder Dog and Little Mickey Blues Eyes) look forward to year after year. I kid you not, as I type this the Beatles song “In My Life” just came up on my 60’s compilation and I have something in my eye and I have to stop typing now. love you guys.

Oh, and, if anybody reading this wants to see my credits, just go to http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0690570/. It’s pretty much all there.


Events featuring Ken Pontac

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A Pleasant Interlude With Happy Tree Friends

Happy Tree Friends
With Ken Pontac (Writer) & Warren Graff.
Sat at 4 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 2.
Categorized as Guests, Industry, Panels.

Remember the first time you saw Happy Tree Friends, before you knew what the joke was? You kind of wondered what your friend who said, “Dude! You have to check this out!” was so excited about. It was just a bunch of cute little animals doing stupid things until, suddenly…something happened and you got the joke. Series writers Ken Pontac and Warren Graff LOVE to see people get the joke for the first time, so bring a friend who’s never seen the show, and blow their minds a little.

AOD Guests Play Cards Against Humanity! (18+)

With Ken Pontac (Writer).
Sat at 11 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 2.
Categorized as AOD at Nite, Guests.

The title says it all! If you like Cards Against Humanity, this is not to be missed. Ken Pontac, last year's loser, returns to defend his title. Which of our other illustrious Guests of Honor will be up for the challenge?

AOD Guests Swap Stories and Exchange Fluids (18+)

With Jon St. John (Voice Actor), Ken Pontac (Writer) & Kevin McKeever (Vice President of Marketing at Harmony Gold).
Sat at 10 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 2.
Categorized as AOD at Nite, Guests, Panels.

When the writer of MadWorld and Happy Tree Friends sits down with the voice of Duke Nukem and Big the Cat and the Vice President of Marketing of Harmony Gold (Robotech) to swap war stories, you know sparks are gonna fly! Good thing the three animation industry veterans will each bring a bottle of their favorite libations to quench the flames. What did you THINK we meant by "exchange fluids," you filthy-minded degenerates?

Writing For Animation, Video Games, and Comics

With Ken Pontac (Writer) & Noelle Stevenson (Comic Artist and Writer).
Sun at Noon for 60 minutes.
In room Events 2.
Categorized as Creative Events, Guests, Panels.

The infinite void of the empty page, the crushing deadlines, the ridiculous demands of the executives… does this sound like the life for you? Decide for yourself when cartoon veterans Ken Pontac and Noelle Stevenson overcomes their Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to relate their anus-clenching adventures in the bloody trenches of television, feature animation, and comics.

Just joking, kids, writing for animation , video games, and comics is FUN!

Ken Pontac's Schedule

Saturday the 31st

Saturday at 4 pm
A Pleasant Interlude With Happy Tree Friends with Ken Pontac & Warren Graff Events 2 Guests, Industry, Panels
Saturday at 5 pm
Autographs with Ken Pontac & Kevin McKeever Exhibit Hall Autographs
Saturday at 10 pm
AOD Guests Swap Stories and Exchange Fluids (18+) with Jon St. John, Ken Pontac & Kevin... Events 2 AOD at Nite, Guests, Panels
Saturday at 11 pm
AOD Guests Play Cards Against Humanity! with Ken Pontac Events 2 AOD at Nite, Guests

Sunday the 1st

Sunday at Noon
Writing For Animation, Video Games, and Comics with Ken Pontac & Noelle Stevenson Events 2 Creative Events, Guests, Panels
Sunday at 1 pm
Autographs with Ken Pontac & Kevin McKeever Exhibit Hall Autographs