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AElfthone
06-03-2006, 11:31 PM
Hi All,

This will be the official non-cosplay AOD updates thread. If it is something cosplay related, it won't go in here, but if isn't related to cosplay, it will go here!

This post will be edited as we move forward, so check back regularly. If you have questions, just reply to this!

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2006.06.03 version 1.0

AOD 2006: The San Francisco Animation Convention

August 4-6, 2006
http://www.aodsf.org

Location Information:
Cathedral Hill Hotel
1101 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109
MAP: (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=1101+van+ness+ave,+san+francisco,+ca&om=1)
Nearby Transit: BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), Civic Center/City Hall.
Nearby Food: Village Pizzeria (VERY delicious pizza for a great price!), Mel's Diner (your hang out American fare...this place will be packed during AOD), Starbucks, and a lot of Japanese places!
Nearyby Resources: Guitar Center, The Art Store

Convention Information:
Convention Registration: $35.00 online through June 15 for weekend membership, and $40.00 after that until July 15. It is $45.00 at the door for weekend membership, $30.00 for Friday-only membership (at-door only), $30.00 for Saturday-only membership (at-door only), $20.00 for Sunday-only membership (at-door only).

Currently-Announced Guests of Honor: Merlin Crossingham (second unit director/lead animator: Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, key animator: Chicken Run), Greg Dean (creator/writer/artist: Real Life Comics), Brad DeMoss (emcee, music video creator, voice actor: Nazca), Vic Mignogna (voice actor: Fullmetal Alchemist, Neon Genesis Evangelion), PMBQ (creator/writer/artist: Tea Club), Gilles Poitras (author: The Anime Essentials, The Anime Essentials 2), Ken Pontac (writer: Happy Tree Friends, director: Bump in the Night), Marv Wolfman (writer/co-creator: Teen Titans, creator: Blade, Bullseye, author: Superman Returns (novelization, video game)), Tommy Yune (creative director: Robotech).

Currently-Announced Dealers:
TBA

Currently-Announced Artists Alley:

Justin Ridge (Avatar, Fatherhood, Catscratch, Flight) / Killian Plunkett (Superman Red Son, Batman Begins movie adaptation, Star Wars Tales) / David Bullock (Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans, Superman/Batman Adventures, Batman Beyond, Kim Possible, Action Comics)
Others TBA

Currently-Announced Convention Events*:
CosplayOD (Masquerade) - evening of Saturday, August 5, 2006
Guest and Industry Panels
Charity Auction (benefiting the San Francisco AIDS Foundation)
Fan Panels
VideoOD (Second Annual Original Animation and Music Video Competition)
Autograph Sessions
Video Screenings
Karaoke
Musical Performances
*note: timing of these events TBA

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If you have any questions, comments, etc, just reply to this thread.

Thanks,

Rob
rob@aodsf.org