This past weekend two of our staff photographers: Richard Bui and Rendy Lai attended Animation on Display (AOD) in San Francisco. Held yearly at Hotel Kabuki in the beautiful San Francisco Japantown, AOD is considered a small anime convention in relation to Fanime, Anime-Expo, Comic-Con, and etc., but for what it lacks in size, it makes up for in energy and intensity, and every year it only gets better.
There were a number of great guest speakers such as Neil Kaplan, Ian McConville, Ken Pontact, Stephanie Sheh, Jayson Thiessen, Christina Vee, and Tommy Yune. Animation on Display also has a number of great panels such as Fabric for Cosplay by Bekalou, Cosplay Cosmetology by Captain Li Hellsing, musical performances by the amazing Yukie Dong, and more.
There were so many beautiful cosplays and unfortunately even with two cosplay photographers, we still couldn’t cover everything, but we did manage to get some shots of great costumes.
Photos by Richard:
Photos by Rendy: