Press Releases

August 21, 2007

News for Animation On Display 2007:

Animation on Display announces fifth anniversary celebration and 2008 dates

San Francisco, CA - August 21, 2007 - Animation on Display (AOD), San Francisco's anime and cartoon convention, proudly celebrates its fifth year this year. As part of our Fifth Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, August 25th, the first 1000 paid attendees will each receive a raffle ticket good for door prizes including a Sony PSP Value Pack and a Nintendo DS Lite. There will also be a special exhibition of AOD memorabilia from past years in the Dealers' Room and refreshments for attendees.

Guests scheduled to appear at this year's AOD are:
Phuong-Mai Bui-Quang: Artist, Tea-Club; Founder, PMBQ Studios
Wen M. Li: Artist, Anima: Beyond Fantasy RPG
Ken Pontac: Writer, Happy Tree Friends

AOD this year will take place on Saturday, August 25 from 10AM to 10PM at the Cathedral Hill Hotel in San Francisco, conveniently located near Japantown. Admission on site will be $15 for the full day. For more information, please visit our web site at

In addition, AOD is pleased to announce that it has confirmed a date and venue for next year's event. AOD 2008 will take place at the Cathedral Hill Hotel in San Francisco on Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17, offering animation fans an exciting weekend full of animation seminars, workshops, guest focus panels, video and costume contests, and much more! Attendees of AOD 2007 will have a unique opportunity to register for the event at a special $20 rate, while online registration opens to the public on September 1. Pre-registration after AOD 2007 will be $25.

About AOD

Animation on Display is a San Francisco-based animation convention that celebrates animated arts from around the world in all mediums, including Japanese anime, video games, and American cartoons. Originally founded in 2003 as Anime Overdose, AOD is sponsored by the Federation For The Promotion Of Animation (FPA), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing 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.