Wallace & Gromit, Musical Concerts Invade San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 29, 2006) �Wallace & Gromit are taking San
Francisco by storm! AOD 2006: San Francisco Animation Convention will
Aardman Animations for three days of claymation delight, featuring
such as film screenings, panels, workshops, and autograph sessions.

Traveling from Aardman headquarters in Bristol, United Kingdom, will be
Merlin Crossingham, a staff, key animator, and director for Aardman.
recently Merlin Crossingham served as second unit director and lead
animator for Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

In addition to many other claymation, cartoon, comic, and Japanese
related events, AOD 2006 will host a series of special anime-related
musical concerts. Fan favorites Stephanie Yanez, Piano Squall, and
Ramen &
Rice all will appear for a series of concerts during the convention,
events anime music fans will not want to miss

Other previously announced guests include Fullmetal Alchemist voice
Vic Mignogna, Teen Titans creator Marv Wolfman, Happy Tree Friends
Ken Pontac, Real Life creator/artist Greg Dean, Harmony Gold creative
director Tommy Yune, Anime Essentials writer Gilles Poitras, Tea Club
creator/artist Phuong-Mai Bui-Quang, and convention personality Brad

AOD 2006 will take place August 4-6, 2006 at the Cathedral Hill Hotel
San Francisco, CA. Visit the official website http://www.aodsf.org for
more information.


AOD 2006 is operated by the Federation for the Promotion of Animation,
not-for-profit organization established to educate people on the art of
animation and make use of its richness to promote cross-cultural
and understanding in a fun, family-oriented environment. Formerly known
"Anime Overdose," AOD 2005 was packed with all-star guests, exciting
events, and tons of family-friendly fun. Visit http://www.aodsf.org for
more information.

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