Animation On Display

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Animation On Display
Status Active
Genre Animation
Venue Hotel Kabuki
Location(s) Japantown, San Francisco, California
Country United States
Inaugurated 2003
Attendance 2,195 in 2012;[1] 1,593 in 2005[2]
Organized by Federation for the Promotion of Animation
Filing status Non-profit

Animation On Display is an animation convention in Japantown, San Francisco, California, containing animation screenings, cosplay, panels, guests, vendors, fandom, comics, J-Rock, and more in reference to East Asian and American culture.

Formerly Anime Overdose[2] and then AOD: The San Francisco Animation Convention,[3] Animation On Display is managed by the Federation for the Promotion of Animation, and is a non-profit organization. It is the goal of the FPA to increase awareness and understanding of the art of animation and its related interests in a fun and exciting family-oriented format, and to enable those interested in animation to meet and share their interests.[4]


The Anime Overdose convention began in 2003 at Santa Clara University.[5] As the convention expanded, it was moved to the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco.[2] Several smaller animation-related groups have come together to provide management for AOD.[4] The event was renamed "Animation On Display" in 2007, and moved to Japantown in 2010, where it has been since.[4] In 2014, AOD moved to the Hyatt in Burlingame (near SFO).

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  1. ^ "Animation On Display Event History". Animation On Display. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "Anime Overdose 2005". Retrieved 2007-03-07. 
  3. ^ "AOD 2006: San Francisco Animation Convention". Archived from the original on 10 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-07. 
  4. ^ a b c "About Animation On Display". Animation On Display. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  5. ^ "Anime Overdose 2003". Retrieved 2007-03-07. 

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