Animation On Display

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Animation On Display
Status Active
Genre Animation
Venue Santa Clara Convention Center
Location(s) Santa Clara, 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 Santa Clara, California at the Santa Clara Convention Center containing animation screenings, cosplay, panels, guests, vendors, fandom, comics, music, 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] Soon joining forces with several other animation themed groups in the area, they decided to create a larger scale event together which started the foundation for AOD.[4] The event was thusly named "Animation On Display" in 2007. In 2010 it moved to the Japantown area in San Francisco, where it stayed briefly.[4] before in 2014, moving to The Hyatt in Burlingame, California located near the San Francisco International Airport. In 2016, AOD moved to the Santa Clara Convention Center. The next year, it moved to the Marriott in Santa Clara, California, its current location as of 2017.

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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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