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While Anaheim is making its bid to poach Comic-Con from San Diego, a competitor to the annual comic convention is popping up in Pasadena."Questor"), Craig McCracken ("Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends," "Powerpuff Girls"), Stephen Silver ("Kim Possible"), Nickelodeon’s Danny Phantom and animation veteran Bill Plympton.
The Rock Concert Jam events, in the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, will run 8-11 p.m. all three nights of the event. Dave Schulz, who has performed with the Goo Goo Dolls, Berlin and General Public, among others, will emcee and host the jams.
Also on the musical docket are Friday and Saturday night after-parties from 11 p.m.-2 a.m.
The L.A. Valley College Music Department will put on an orchestral opening concert, mixing film music and animation tunes.
The animation festival will screen shorts by both students and professionals in the Pasadena Civic Auditorium at various times throughout the three-day weekend. The films will run before and during the musical performances.
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