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FLORIDASUPERCON
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ANIMATION SUPERCON 2009
announced for Oct. 2-4, 2009
Featuring cast reunions from Futurama and Pinky & The Brain


Animation Supercon (ASC) returns for a 4th year to an all new, bigger & better location; the Doubletree Miami Airport Hotel and Convention Center. Set for October 2-4, Animation Supercon is a three day festival and convention dedicated to Animation, Cartoons, Anime, Comic Books and Video Games.

ASC will feature celebrity guests, artists, animators, writers, vendors, Q&As, parties, costume contests, anime programming, cosplay, panels, photo shoots, live music, video games and more as it takes over 100,000+ square feet of the Doubletree Miami Airport Hotel and Convention Center. This years event will also host the inaugural Supercon International Animation Film Festival (SIAFF) which will feature animated films and shorts from across the globe. The event kicks off at 3:30PM, Friday, October 2 and the fun continues almost around the clock until 6:00PM, Sunday, October 4.

Over the weekend-long event, attendees will have a chance to meet and converse with celebrity guests and artists from all corners of the industry. Our initial guest list includes two very special cast reunions from Futurama and Pinky & The Brain. Our first round of guests includes:

Billy West: Star of Futurama (Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan, Dr. Zoidberg), Ren and Stimpy (Ren and Stimpy), Looney Tunes (Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd), Doug (Doug) and The Woody Woodpecker Show (Woody Woodpecker).

John DiMaggio: Star of Futurama (Bender, Flexo, Elzar), Gears of War (Marcus Fenix), Chowder (Shnitzel), Final Fantasy XII (Gilgamesh, Migelo), Samurai Jack (The Scotsman) and Princess Mononoke (Gonza).

Phil LaMarr: Star of Futurama (Hermes Conrad, Rev. Lionel Preacherbot), Samurai Jack (Samurai Jack), Family Guy (Ollie Williams, The Judge), Transformers: Animated (Jazz, Omega Supreme, Jetstorm), Mad TV, Justice League (Green Lantern), Static Shock (Static) and Final Fantasy XII (Reddas).

Maurice LaMarche: Star of Futurama (Kif, Morbo, Calculon, Lrr, Donbot, Hedonist Bot), Pinky and The Brain (The Brain), Tripping the Rift (Gus), Xiaolin Showdown (Master Fung), Inspector Gadget (Inspector Gadget), Tiny Toon Adventures (Dizzy Devil), Transformers (Six Gun) and The Critic (Jeremy Hawke).

Rob Paulsen: Star of Pinky and The Brain (Pinky), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Raphael), The Tick (Arthur), Animaniacs (Yakko), Transformers (Air Raid, Slingshot), GI Joe (Snowjob, Tripwire) and Fraggle Rock (Boober, Sprocket).

Bill Morrison: Concept Artist of Futurama and Co-Founder / Creative Director for Bongo Comics. Bill's artist credits, as artist/writer/editor for Bongo Comics include Futurama Comics, Bartman Comics, Bongo Comics, Radioactive Man, Itchy and Scratchy, Simpsons Comics, Bart Simpson and Treehouse of Horror. In addition, Bill was the writer/artist for Captain Carrot and The Final Ark (DC Comics) and poster artist for Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Allen Bellman: Golden Age Comic Book artist for Timely / Marvel and Lev Gleason. Mr. Bellman's credits include Captain America, The Patriot, Let's Play Detective, The Human Torch, The Sub-Mariner, All Select Comics, Marvel Mystery Comics and All Winners Comics.

Richard Green: Richard is and artist and animator, who has extensive animation credits with Disney Studios. His work can be seen in Beauty and the Beast (asst. animator for Lumiere), Rescuers Down Under, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Goofy and Mickey Mouse.

Terry Cronin and Pat Martin: Representing 3Boys Productions, Terry and Pat are the creators of independent comic book Students of The Unusual.

Austin Janowsky
: Austin is a veteran artist and inker, whose credits include Iron Man: The End, Stanley The Snowman, Judo Girl, Cracked Magazine, X-Men Unlimited, Witch Girl Tales, Tomb Raider and Bubba The Redneck Werewolf.

Nakia Mann: Comic Book Artist of Zoom Suit and Codename: Power.

Other guests include: Manny Aguilera (artist), Wendy Lo (designer / writer), Kill Miss Pretty (musical guests), Deleon Walters (artist) and Joel Estrada (artist). More guests will be announced shortly.

For more information and updates visit: www.animationsupercon.com

The convention hours of operation are:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2: 3:30PM 2:00AM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3: 11:00AM - 2:00AM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4: 11:00AM - 6:00PM

Tickets are currently available online and at select vendors.

General Admission (3) Day Weekend Pass:
$30 if reserved between July 26 and August 31, 2009
$35 if reserved between September 1 and September 30, 2009
General Admission at the door is $40 for a weekend pass. Single day passes will be $20 for Friday or Sunday and $25 for Saturday. Children under 10 receive free admission. Parents, Police officers, Fire Fighters and Military receive a $10 discount.

Special V.I.P. tickets are available as well.

The Double Tree Miami Airport Hotel & convention center is located at 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126. The Double Tree has over 100,000 square feet of total convention space to accommodate the growing attendance of Animation Supercon. Discounted room rates for convention are available. See our website www.animationsupercon.com for details.

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Frisco17

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« Reply #1 on: 08-16-2009 02:26 »

Looks like their making up for Comic-Con. Good for them.
coldangel

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« Reply #2 on: 08-16-2009 02:43 »

America always gets the good shit...
Frisco17

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« Reply #3 on: 08-16-2009 02:48 »

evil laugh
Freako

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« Reply #4 on: 08-16-2009 02:51 »

America always gets the good shit...

Think it's time to execute our secret plan against them yet?
coldangel

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« Reply #5 on: 08-16-2009 03:59 »

It's already in motion.
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« Reply #6 on: 08-16-2009 04:42 »

A pity that Katey won't be there and the skit about the VA's vs. A FOX Executive from ComicCon won't be used.

Even though I didn't attend ComicCon, I feel the fans were cheated out of a good skit and entertainment.
FLORIDASUPERCON
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« Reply #7 on: 08-16-2009 05:11 »

Actually... we're talking to Katey and her people about coming to the show... and a few other cast/crew members... so the guest list isn't final... just the list of people we have definite firm commitments from

We were working on this well before comic con... and were speaking directly with the actors and not Fox. The cast has been great to work with... and i've had Billy West at two of my previous shows... he's always a class act.  So this was going to happen regardless of how the Fox deal came down... but man, are we glad it all got worked out.

Also as far as comic con goes... it was really cool of the guys to go and meet with fans even tho their panel was cancelled.

That all being said... we're still working on the show... and hopefully we'll have some more people to name in the next week or 2.

thanks,
mike
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #8 on: 08-19-2009 05:34 »

America always gets the good shit...
As it should be...
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« Reply #9 on: 08-19-2009 11:30 »
« Last Edit on: 08-19-2009 11:31 »

Here's hoping Katey can find time to attend.  If so, maybe they can do the skit that was planned for SDCC - the cast facing "a FOX Executive" about the return of the series.

Done properly, it would be great.

So to the people involved with Florida ComicCom, thanks for busting your asses for the rest of us.  I would attend but Florida is a little far for me and I work weekends.
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« Reply #10 on: 08-19-2009 19:00 »

It's a good thing the cast is coming to this convention!   In case nobody knew, Rob Paulson also did the voice of Antoine from the Sonic cartoon.   Hope Katey can attend, and I know this is old news but, at least the cast of Futurama is staying as the voices!   I'm sure Katey will attend. 
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #11 on: 08-19-2009 19:19 »

Sounds really clool, hope we get some juicy details from this!...
MightyBooshFan91

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« Reply #12 on: 08-26-2009 21:53 »

Sounds really clool, hope we get some juicy details from this!...

Judging by the rate at which they're tablereading and recording the episodes, they could have done about 20% of them by the time of this con....so we should hopefully be getting some new details.
That is if Matt and David let them talk about them. Maurice hasn't said much on facebook yet...just that they're very funny episodes....maybe he's been told not to give too much away?
I guess we're gonna have to find out.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #13 on: 08-27-2009 21:50 »

Good to hear that Maurice says the new episodes are very funny; last thing we want is to have the show stumble out of the gate.  If I had the moolah, I'd go to the Supercon; I wonder if they accept nixorbucks...
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #14 on: 08-27-2009 22:04 »

Why would Maurice say they aren't funny? "Hey, guys, this show kinda sucks now, but at least I'm getting mad money, right?". No matter how attached they are to the material, it's still a job they want to keep that they can't really be honest about (if their opinions are anything other than positive).

You know Matt Groening still says in interviews about The Simpsons that he thinks that the show is as good or better as it's ever been? He's actually stating that he thinks one of the current episodes holds up to a S2-S9 classic. Even die-hard The Simpsons fans don't think that. That's Matt either trying to be generally nice or not willing to judge his baby harshly.

Same thing on Futurama. They aren't going to admit they made a bad episode. When asked about the quality of the movies (as a whole) at Comic-Con 09, David X. said that they'd let the fans decide about it. The fans did. Most think that they don't come close to matching the series (and some think that parts are complete crap (ahmm!)). But you won't hear David admit that they handled the movies badly.

Another example: The commentary to "That's Lobstertainment" (one of the generally regarded worst episodes of the series) has writer Patric Verrone reveal that he actually e-mailed an ardent fan who kept bashing the episode on a forum he was lurking. The fan, faced with the very man he was semi-insulting, backed off and pretended he thought it was a good episode, but the point remains. That point being that Verrone wasn't willing to admit he wrote a bad episode (at least by Futurama's standards).

So yeah, it's nice that Maurice thinks the new episodes are funny, which I'm sure he really does think and which I'm also sure they actually are. But was anybody expecting him (or anybody on the staff) to say anything negative about the show?
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« Reply #15 on: 08-27-2009 22:34 »

Good point Fistful, I was just hoping that Maurice was being sincere and saying what he actually thought rather than just giving the fans hope.  Of course he's not gonna say anything negative but as he volunteered the info rather than just used it as a standard reply as I'm sure Matt did with the Simpsons, it is more likely to be true, right?
lilkitten29

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« Reply #16 on: 08-27-2009 22:36 »

I really don't understand how "That's Lobstertainment" is considered one of the worst episodes. I didn't mind that episode at all.
MightyBooshFan91

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« Reply #17 on: 08-27-2009 22:41 »

I really don't understand how "That's Lobstertainment" is considered one of the worst episodes. I didn't mind that episode at all.

Me either....it's just not at the high standard of the great episodes like "The Why of Fry"
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #18 on: 08-27-2009 23:23 »

I actually like that episode, but it's still average for Futurama.

Anyway, I'm sure that Maurice really does think the new episodes are funny (I get the feeling that out of all the actors, Maurice is the most genuine fan of the show). I'm just stating take what any of the crew says with a grain of salt. At the end, they are trying to sell something, and they aren't going to tell you it's bad.

Plus, considering the fight between one of The Simpsons showrunners and Harry Shearer a couple of years ago after Shearer called the recent The Simpsons seasons as among the shows worst, I doubt that if any of the actors didn't like the show they'd mention it, lest they get into such an uncomfortable situation (or worse yet, lose their job (too soon?)).
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« Reply #19 on: 09-15-2009 10:00 »
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Another example: The commentary to "That's Lobstertainment" (one of the generally regarded worst episodes of the series) has writer Patric Verrone reveal that he actually e-mailed an ardent fan who kept bashing the episode on a forum he was lurking. The fan, faced with the very man he was semi-insulting, backed off and pretended he thought it was a good episode, but the point remains. That point being that Verrone wasn't willing to admit he wrote a bad episode (at least by Futurama's standards).

He can call me.  I'll talk to him.

Hehe.  A member from RDS told me in an e-mail that some of the writers, directors and producers lurk this and other sites.  My nick of "Ralph Snart" is pretty well hated by a lot of the Futurama staff because I was the first and most vocal detractor of BBS.  How dare I, a mere fan who doled out $24.95 plus tax have the opinion that the thing was crap?

Yeah, if DXC had called me and said, "Dude, what's your beef?", I would have paid for his economy class American Airlines ticket to visit me and I would have been glad to shared the reasons for my disappointment over beers (if he drinks beer).  I mean, I've only been a fan since June of '05 (Thank you, Adult Swim for treating Futurama with so much love and respect), but after waiting almost two and a half years for new Futurama, a complicated and convoluted time travel story with complete shitting on canon, some of the best episodes retconned and completely ignoring Devil's Hands was the best they could produce?

Yeah, they can call me anytime.
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« Reply #20 on: 09-15-2009 11:03 »

Yeah, if DXC had called me and said, "Dude, what's your beef?", I would have paid for his economy class American Airlines ticket to visit me and I would have been glad to shared my disappointment over beers (if he drinks beer) of why I was so disappointed.  I mean, I've only been a fan since june of '05 (Thank you, Adult Swim for treating Futurama with so much love and respect), but after waiting almost two and a half years for new Futurama, a complicated and convoluted time travel story with complete shitting on canon, some of the best episodes retconned and completely ignoring Devil's Hands was the best they could produce?

Yeah, they can call me anytime.

Glad to see others that won't cave in to creators with heads up their asses.
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« Reply #21 on: 09-21-2009 05:08 »

In addition to the previously announced guests (Billy West, John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr and Maurice LaMarche)... add to that list

David X. Cohen (Producer / Head Writer)
Bill Morrison (Concept Designer / Creative Director of Bongo Comics)
Mike Kazaleh (Futurama Comics artist)

All the info can be found at www.animationsupercon.com
Freako

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« Reply #22 on: 09-21-2009 06:04 »

Mike Kazaleh (Futurama Comics artist)

God no...
leela09

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« Reply #23 on: 09-21-2009 06:14 »

Pop on over there and challenge him to a draw-off Freako.
Freako

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« Reply #24 on: 09-21-2009 06:15 »

Or I could just break his wrists.
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