There is a lot of great news for Anime Overdose 2005! There is so much, I'll just make a list (in no particular order)
1) Alex Borstein is coming to AOD for a Family Guy panel. As you know, she is the voice of Lois on the show as well as a staff writer. She'll be doing autographs, too.
2) Maxmedia is attending. As you may know, they are the company that brought Wonderful Days to America orignally, and now they have gotten back with the same team to produce their own film, Sky Blue which comes out January 21st in the Bay Area. It's really exciting. We're trying to get the director to come over from South Korea, but no promises!
3) Since we have Maxmedia coming now, we are sponsored by both the Consulate General's Office of Japan in San Francisco AND the Consulate General's Office of South Korea in San Francisco. Both will be coming to our VIP reception to give a speech on the importance of animation to culture.
4) We got our stuff together for a charity auction! The auction will benefit the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. And if someone wants to really only come for the auction but not buy and AOD badge, they can instead make a donation of $20.00 or more to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation at the auction and get access. Many celebrities and studios are already willing to donate items. Hollywood actor Seth Green (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Family Guy) is donating a lot of merchandise, and so is Pixar (The Incredibles, Finding Nemo)founder John Lasseter. We also have a commitment from Blue Sky Studios (Ice Age, Robots) to donate material as well. And the list will grow more and more as each day goes by.
There are still lots of cool developments going on for AOD. One thing to keep in mind is if you plan on getting a hotel room, sooner is better than later. We plan to block a large number of rooms for convention staff, volunteer, and guest use, and we would rather that you the fans experience the savings before we do. Once the block runs out, rooms will have to be got at the full hotel rate!
Stay tuned to http://www.animeod.com for updates.
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