March 18-19, 2017, Santa Clara Marriott

AOD 2017 Event Proposals

AOD can host your event!

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Event Application Information for AOD 2017

Event applications are now open!  Please read the general information below.

In general, we will be looking for proposals for the following categories, in this rough order of priority:

  • Events related to anime/manga, video games, anime, and related interests
  • Performance events inspired by anime, video games, or fandom in general 
  • Career/skills development 
  • Other fandoms of interest to anime/manga/video game fans 
  • Fandom community/lifestyle 

From year to year, we may feature different themes or tracks, but you are always welcome to submit anything that fits the above categories.

Due to venue space limitations, we regret that we will not be able to accept or respond to all proposals.

What Information Will I Need To Provide?

To ensure that your event application is reviewed in the most timely manner possible, please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Real names of speakers/performers (We will publish stage names if provided and requested)
  • A brief synopsis of your event
  • Time slots desired (available times will be 10AM to 11PM Saturday, and 10AM to 4 PM Sunday)
  • Your qualifications for hosting the event (if you ran the same event at a past AOD, just say "Same event- AOD (year)" and that will be sufficient.
  • If you are a performer, link to a previous video performance
  • Tech requirements, including type of input for projector (HDMI, VGA, etc)
  • An image or picture related to your event (OPTIONAL)

Badge Policy for Speakers and Performers

As a courtesy, speakers and performers will receive a free badge for the day of their panel. Those who run two different panels get a free badge for the entire convention. 

Please note that badges are limited to the actual speakers or on stage performers.
If you have your own photographer, they are welcome to apply for a Press badge.
If you have "helpers" or "roadies", we can grant one additional pass for every four persons who will actually be performing/speaking.   
Speakers/Performers who do not show up for their panel or who try to circumvent the rules above may be banned from hosting events at future AODs.

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Questions or Comments?

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