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California's Anime on Display Convention Ceases Operations

posted on 2017-11-24 03:30 EST
Rob Pereyda founded convention in 2003 as Anime Overdose

California convention Anime on Display announced on Wednesday that it is "[retiring] from the convention scene" and ceasing operations.

The announcement also stated that some of the staff will launch a new event that is focused primarily on gaming.

The convention began as Anime Overdose in 2003, founded by current Vice President of Business Development at Viz Media Rob Pereyda. The convention changed its name to AOD: San Francisco Animation Convention in 2006, and then finally to Animation on Display in 2007.

Among the convention's guests in its final year included The Fruit of Grisaia and AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue visual novel writer Kio Nachi; visual novel illustrators p19, Pan, and Suimya; and rapper Lotus Juice. The convention took place on March 18-19.

Source: Rob Pereyda


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