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Animation on Display 2013

Since everyone is frantically trying to figure out plans for this year's upcoming events (Everfree NW, Canterlot Gardens, Equestria LA, BONC 500 Member Party, and so much more), it might feel a bit too early to plan for next spring. However, it is never too early to save money!

Animation on Display just officially announced the time and location of next year's convention, and are having a special discount in honor of their 10th anniversary. On their first day of pre-registration, this coming Monday August 6th, the full weekend pass is just $10.

While they have yet to announce any guests or events yet, I can guarantee that there will be a strong MLP presence at the convention. Last year, they hosted Jayson Thiessen, supervising director of MLP:FiM, as well as several fan events. I worked with them last year, and I am currently working with them on planning MLP events/guests for next year's convention. They have expressed interest in getting as guests not only staff from the show itself, but also extending a welcome to fans. So while it won't be the next Everfree, it will likely have some of the talent you are used to seeing at those events. And of course, who doesn't love the chance to geek out over anime, cartoons, games, and all sorts of geekery?


UPDATE: Schedule is right here http://www.aodsf.org/schedule/

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  • Richard C.

    Nice seeing you guys there, I was wearing a Trixie hat and had the vest full of buttons.

    Hopefully in 2014 we'll get more Pony guests!

    February 27, 2013

  • Jamie B.

    I went to the pony panels on Saturday!! :D I was Rainbow Dash with the plushie

    February 19, 2013

  • Ohad K.

    Small cons can be fun. No pressure, no stress, not a whole lot of PCDs.

    Had a great time with everyone! Thank you all for helping to make this one great weekend with panels, random fun and good times!

    February 18, 2013

  • Damon Y.

    I shat bricks of happiness

    February 17, 2013

  • Vidan

    Had a good time at the brony panels the last two days. Didn't get to catch anyone's name but I'm assuming I talked to at least a few of you briefly. I'll have to catch a meetup soon that's not at a con :)

    February 17, 2013

    • JG

      Likewise! Thanks to everyone who showed this "foreigner" such a good time :)

      February 17, 2013

  • Vidan

    Almost there! "Derpy is best pony" shirt today.

    February 17, 2013

  • Rebecca B.

    Anyone still around? I'm here but I haven't seen anyone from our group so far.

    February 17, 2013

    • Alapai M.

      I'm on my way right now. I have a Pinkie Pie hat and shirt.

      February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since I cant go to any brony panels, please enjoy the freebies I gave for the eaffle ; u;

    February 17, 2013

  • Vidan

    Managed to get out of work early enough to get my registration for tonight. Omw now, see everyone there who's still there :3

    February 16, 2013

    • Vidan

      Aaand I am here. Wow this hotel is small. If anyone's around who wants to get something to eat before the pony panels, let me know -[masked]

      February 16, 2013

  • Eric Wu ( LyokoTravels )

    Awesome !

    February 16, 2013

  • Damon Y.

    i'll be waiting near the registration line

    February 16, 2013

  • Nymo

    Idea: For those who'd like to come along but can't quite afford the $35; Anyone up for doing a general meetup in Japantown?

    February 15, 2013

    • KanjiRagana

      Sounds awesome. While I can afford the $35, it would be great to meet up and talk/derp around with everyone (This is totally not a way to meet people because noob, of course not)

      February 15, 2013

    • JG

      I'll be wandering around Japantown anyway, so why not? A meetup before the 7:30 panel would be nice :)

      February 15, 2013

  • Luis Jr. M.

    So on the schedule, there's a listing for the Brony panel, stating that BoNC is in charge of it? Is this true? I was thinking I might make a few button sets to give out as door prizes if that's the case...

    February 14, 2013

    • Luis Jr. M.

      Gah, stinking automatic reply with "Enter"... I like the idea, and I'll make a few packs of buttons and other things to submit for a raffle. I think this is gonna be a great panel. With whom should I get in touch about this?

      February 15, 2013

    • Michael Shafer [.

      Either me or Quinn Johnson

      February 15, 2013

  • Luis Jr. M.

    +Ponytank. C:

    February 15, 2013

  • Michael Shafer [.

    Anyone collecting the My Little Pony Trading Cards? I'm a few cards short from a complete set and I'm really not willing to buy anymore packs, so I was hoping there would be a few people willing to bring cards and possibly trade at the Brony Mixer. I have plenty of spare cards I don't need, so if you're also looking for some cards you're missing, I might be able to help. As a matter of fact, if you don't have any trading cards, but wanna get started on collecting them, I might be able to help with that, too!

    February 14, 2013

    • Rebecca B.

      I have tons of duplicates; I'll make sure to bring them.

      February 14, 2013

    • Luis Jr. M.

      While I'm at it, I'm gonna be bringing all my extra Cutie Mark tattoos (I'm sure most of you guys have a bunch) and will give those out in a special way at the con. :B

      February 15, 2013

  • Luke G.

    No monies D:

    February 15, 2013

  • KanjiRagana

    I'll be there, but not in cosplay...not exactly. I'm going to be wearing a dress made out of sweaters (It looks better than it sounds, trust me) so be sure to say hi to me~

    February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any chance of someone having a place to stay for a friend of mine tonight? I'm offering her a ride to AoD but she only has a hotel for two days :(

    February 14, 2013

  • Luke G.

    Hello I have been lookng for a Brony group for a while. Glad I came across this group.

    February 13, 2013

    • Ohad K.

      Wlcome! Hope to meet you at the con :)

      February 13, 2013

    • Vidan

      Welcome to the group. I'm only just going to my first meetup this weekend too. See ya there!

      February 13, 2013

  • Vidan

    Thinking of attending Sunday, as I work on Saturday. (I could make the brony events on Saturday but not sure if I'd make it there before registration closes at 6pm.)

    How many of you would I see there on Sunday?

    This'd technically be my second brony meetup, other than having volunteered at BronyCon Summer 2012, in which I talked to a lot of people but didn't really get to know anyone on a personal level. In any case, it'd be nice to meet some of you!

    February 12, 2013

    • Alapai M.

      I guess when I said yes, it was because since AoD is two days, I could make Sunday. I also work Saturday (from 11 to past 7:30) so I can only go Sunday, but plan to be there Sunday.

      February 12, 2013

    • Vidan

      Well, that's at least one other person that'll be there on Sunday. See ya there!

      February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm excited to meet you all who are going! I wont be able to go to any panels or anything, but I will be at the Artist Alley *table 16*! I'll see you all there! *gets back to making pony goodies @A@*

    February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was on the fence about going, but my friend is leaving the area for good at the end of this weekend. I'll have to make these last days count, so I'll be sitting this one out.

    February 12, 2013

  • Dee C.

    Aw, what the hell.

    February 12, 2013

  • Eric Wu ( LyokoTravels )

    Hopefully I can get there around noon. If not earlier I have some family stuff to take care of first

    February 11, 2013

  • Nika

    have to babysit that day i found out >.<

    February 11, 2013

  • Jordan O.

    Too much work with a broken foot, and it's on the same day as the season finale, too.

    February 10, 2013

  • Ohad K.

    Registration seems closed for online, but I'm definitely gonna be there around noon (There's still the season finale to watch!)

    Looking at the description of the panels...it seems like they just recycled a lot from last year's panels. No Jayson Thiessen this year, but at least JohnJoseco is going to be there! The first pony panel is at 7PM Saturday, and onsite registration is from 9:30AM to 6:00PM. I'm thinking about getting there at around noon, so if anyone needs a ride and can make it to Emeryville after the episode, you're more than welcome![masked]

    February 8, 2013

  • Ohad K.

    I've been so out of the loop regarding this, does anyone have an idea regarding the panel and what's going on with it?

    February 2, 2013

    • Moonsy (.

      I dunno, but if we're doing a panel we should have a meeting about it and start brainstorming stuff that we're going to talk about or showcase and stuff of that sort.

      February 4, 2013

  • Richard C.

    I will be seeing you all at the BONC panel, look out for my Trixie hat.

    February 2, 2013

  • Patrick C.

    so excited for this! it's my first con :D gonna be going with my friend and his anime club

    January 24, 2013

  • Quinn J.

    So, I've been talking with the guy running this convention, and there WILL be a return of BONC hosting panels!

    They aren't completely finalized with the schedule yet, so if anyone has a last minute suggestion, I'm sure they'll be open to ideas. In particular, he asked if we'd be interested in having a meetup/get together again (but in a large enough room, unlike last time xD)

    I'll keep you all updated over the next few days.

    January 14, 2013

    • Quinn J.

      I discussed this a bit with Michael Shafer a bit last night, and we were thinking that it might be fun to just go for a general trivia panel. Apparently he's given a bit of though to that in the past, and the crowd loved the portion of the background pony panel last year when we did that at the beginning.

      January 15, 2013

    • Moonsy (.

      ooh, this sounds fun.

      January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ooo! I'll be going as an artist~ so if you're in the area pick up dat membership perk at my table(16)! :D

    January 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It says on the site that BONC is making an appearance at an event there or something. Who exactly does that entail?

    January 14, 2013

    • Nymo

      Are we holding another panel again? The only BONC reference I see seems to be the same panel held last year...

      January 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I suppose it must not have been updated from last time, then. My mistake.

      January 14, 2013

  • JG

    Hello from a PDX brony! I'm going to be in the area for work Monday/Tuesday, and figured I might as well fly in a little early to attend the con.

    As a visitor though, I was wondering if one or more of you ponies wouldn't mind keeping me in tow. A con is much less fun without people to hang with!

    2 · January 14, 2013

  • Alex S.

    Hey guys I want to go to this to get some more footage for my documentary on cosplay, does anyone have a hotel room?

    January 13, 2013

  • Richard C.

    AOD has announced John Joseco (MLP fanartist) as a Guest of Honor for 2013! http://aodsf.org/guests/
    Sorry guys, the guest of honor list is pretty much locked down, hopefully we can have more MLP related guests for 2014!
    Fun Fact: Tara Strong was a guest of honor back in 2005!

    3 · January 10, 2013

    • Eric Wu ( LyokoTravels )

      Aww yeah it's going to be great seeing John Joesco again :D

      January 10, 2013

    • Nymo

      Ponies aside, I was hoping we'd get somebody from Gravity Falls this year, but ah well; Good to see JJ!

      January 10, 2013

  • Dashaun M. (.

    I might be able to go, not sure yet but yea I hope I can make it!
    I've wanted to go to a meeting eversince i joined this group!

    January 7, 2013

  • Sacramento Brony Meet U.

    We shall make an appearance!

    December 27, 2012

  • Alex G.

    I had a blast last year and it was my first convention then, I wouldn't miss this for the world.

    December 25, 2012

  • Sheka

    Can't wait!

    October 21, 2012

  • Richard C.

    I am in charge of the Video Gaming department at AOD. If Fighting is Magic is finished by then, I am considering a tournament.

    August 4, 2012

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