View Full Version : AOD 2007 Feedback / Will you attend AOD 2008?

Eurobeat King
08-26-2007, 03:33 PM
Hey everyone,

I enjoyed AOD (Anime On Display) this past weekend, and it was good seeing friends, meeting new people, and taking a lot of nice pictures. :)

So here are my questions to you:

1. Did you enjoy AOD 2007?

2. Will you return to AOD next year? (February 16-17, 2008)

For myself, I won't be able to attend AOD next year because it's the same weekend as Katsucon over in Washington DC. But I'm sure there'll be a lot of Bay Area people & cosplayers going to AOD, so it should be a good turnout.

08-26-2007, 05:58 PM
I enjoyed it, good fun all around! I'm definately going next year. :3 With hopes of getting an award for all my hard costume work...mrawr.
Anyone have any pictures of me (Sonic)?

And I saw something about "see you Febuary 2008" on the AOD site... is the next con moved from August?

08-26-2007, 07:23 PM
I didn't really attend any of the panels and didn't spend much time in the dealer's room... actually, not so much time in the con proper, but I had a good time. XD Location's nice and local (and a few blocks away from Japantown).

The masquerade seemed really well run, though I wish we got to have a curtain to hide the 'on-call' competitors. Very nice audience, too. ^^

The lack of uber strict style weapon policy was also very appreciated. :bigtu: ...Though some people running around with real metal swords made me go O_o;.

08-26-2007, 08:28 PM
Although it was a small con, I had a lot of fun!

I was disappointed that the para para panel was cancelled though...I was really looking forward to that.

I'll be sure to attend the one in Feb. 2008 too!

08-26-2007, 09:35 PM
I really enjoyed AOD, mostly due to seing a lot of my friends there. I was only there a couple of hours.

Will I attend next year, right now I'm saying no only becasue wonder con is the weekend after. If I have to pick between the two because of money it's going to be wonder con.

08-26-2007, 09:45 PM
I think I really like this con! I appreciate the fact that the staff is so friendly, unlike many other cons unfortunately. It was nice seeing some of the locals from c.com too! Yaay! (hi cherryteagirl5!)

Hey ArtsyTails! Glad you finally joined! Welcome!^_^ Luv your Sonic!

Oh! And thank you for the mini Photo shoot EBK! Please don't post anything that will embarass me! I don't want to be on 4chan with that scary crosseyed picture! LOL!

N-E-Ways, It was a good day! I'm sore from my costume, and my head is still hurting due to lack of water. If nothing else comes up, I am definately planning on attending AOD next year as well!

Lady Luck
08-26-2007, 09:50 PM
I very much so enjoyed AOD 07! This was my very first anime con (i had gone to Wonder-con this year, but it just wasn't the same) and it was so awesome. Everybody who worked there or was a guest was so nice. And nobody was too scared of me giving them hugs. but i asked first (or course)

i will DEFINITELY being going in Feb. I'm SOOOO excitied! (enough caps for ya?)

08-26-2007, 11:37 PM
I'll probably be going in 2008 just because it's local and it'll be one of the few events I can attend between semesters... but I wasn't too impressed this year. Even less was going on than last year. Aside from the lack of programming, it was good for what it was. The staff was nice, and the venue is in a nice location. I just think there needs to be more space! It was very crowded upstairs.

08-26-2007, 11:43 PM
I will defenetely go to aod Again they were so nice, I just was sad about the para-para being cancelled ;_; But it was so nice to see many cosplayers I know there like eurobeatking and cherry bomb and cherry tea girl , I think I might have seen michi but I am never sure if it is you because in your profile pic, you are wearing a wig ^_^ But all in all Aod is special because you are there. I will defenetly go again ^_^

08-26-2007, 11:52 PM
i had fun!!! but there were some boring parts where me and my friends would just sit around lol XD but i would definitely come back to AOD 2008 XDD

welll partly cause it's in sf hehe

08-27-2007, 01:18 AM
I go because it's local and I don't have to seriously work it as a staffer. ^_^ It's one of my vacation cons.

Yukari Kaiba
08-27-2007, 01:37 AM
i had a lot of fun at AOD. didnt go to any of the panels i planned on, but it was fun cause i ran into some friends i had made at CBF earlier this year, as well as one of my good buddies from the Bleach gathering at Fanime (aka Shuuhei). dealer's room was kinda a let down, but other than that it was fun and ill probably go again next year ^^

08-27-2007, 11:18 AM
I had fun! There wasn't too much to do, but The people were great, and I had so much fun being in the masquerade, despite how nervous I was! It was overall a wonderfull exsperience!

08-27-2007, 08:55 PM
Even though this was the tiniest con I've ever been to, it was quite enjoyable. If it falls around the time we'll be back in Cali next year, I'll definitely try to make it.

Edit: February? D: I won't be able to make it.

08-27-2007, 08:56 PM
hehe...I'll say it again what I said in my thread..

I had a really great time there at the con. Despite it of being one day, it was the best and my finest hour...^_^

Gave away stuff that I don't really want (yaoi manga, plushie, etc.) and meeting friends and making them.

All of you guys and girls, you were awesome on the masquerade (I was the Tahitian-dancing Bayman, btw) XD

To ArtsyTails: *waves* Hi! ^_^

Unfortunately, I won't go to next year, as I will lay off on cons for a while to pursue my career in the navy...but hopefully, it will get good feedback on that time

btw EBK: sorry about that...^^;

08-29-2007, 12:50 AM
i really enjoyed AOD! the only panel i attended was the para para panel and it was cancelled! lol XD i had a lot of fun at that panel last year. although i didn't do much at the con, it was fun just cosplaying and hanging around. everyone were really nice too! i thought the size of the dealers' room was fitting for a one-day con. i bought some cute things! large wii remote pillow ftw!

oh the only complaint i have is: when we were entering the lobby, the little section that separated the lobby from the hotel's parking lot was wet. our Sasuke (SaChan) slipped, fell, and injuried her wrist coughandwigcough. but that's not really the con's fault. i suppose. :/

but i'm definitely going to AOD in 2008!

Kei Tsubasa
08-29-2007, 02:01 AM
it was great! most of the fun came from random stuff that the fans did though, so if the fans are as active in 2008 as this year, you can bet i'll be there!

i wished that the para para poeple showed up, and the game room died for like.. 1 hour, and the dealer room was kinda small, so i'm sure most of the fun came from the fans' randomness.

08-29-2007, 02:09 AM
The people that signed up to do the parapara panels didn't show up for any of them and didn't tell the con they weren't coming. Sorry that everyone was looking forward to it and there was no panel.

12-13-2007, 12:51 AM
I miss AOD! Can't wait for this year... :) Hopefully I'll see a lot of familiar faces.

12-13-2007, 09:12 PM
I lOVED AOD it was my FIRST convention and I love it! i'm returning this next year with 4/5 friends for my late birthday party there! i met so many cool people there! i had so much funn!!!!

Hazel Chaz
01-14-2008, 02:37 PM
I'll be there on Saturday, representing Anime Los Angeles.

01-25-2008, 01:00 PM
We shall be there. Unsure about our cosplay plans, but it's a go.

EDIT: We won't be going to this event after all.

01-30-2008, 12:57 AM
EEP like 2 more weeks I'm sooo happy XDD

Lady Luck
01-30-2008, 01:15 AM
EEP like 2 more weeks I'm sooo happy XDD

You're telling me n___n
i'm so excited i wish i had a time machine XD

01-30-2008, 02:17 AM
Turns out I'm visiting family in SoCal the weekend of AOD. Guess I'm not going after all! :thumbsup:

01-31-2008, 01:23 AM
-runs around in circles- AOD AOD AOD!!! WOOT! My parents booked a hotel YAY! i've gotten sugar high! Aod was my first convention and i am so hapy to see it again!

02-10-2008, 12:07 AM
-runs around in circles- AOD AOD AOD!!! WOOT! My parents booked a hotel YAY! i've gotten sugar high! Aod was my first convention and i am so hapy to see it again!

lol AOD was my first con too! (I remember you, hanhan :D) I'm definitely returning this year, though with not as many friends as I would've hoped...And with the same costume I've been wearing. ^_^' Shippuuden Sakura...I REALLY wish I had a sewing machine. -.- It's kind of boring staying in the same cosplay.

02-13-2008, 03:28 PM
I can't attend since I have to come back to salinas for orthodontist appointment. But I am gonna check out Wondercon so I rather see u guys there.

02-14-2008, 02:50 AM
I won't be able to go cause I don't have the money to go and plus I don't have ride either, so have fun you guys.

02-14-2008, 06:05 PM
I'll be going with my friend =)

Dunno if I'll be cosplaying though. Hopefully I wake up early enough to put something on XD or else I'll just be in civilian clothes.

02-15-2008, 02:36 PM
I'll be there! ^_^