Well I've gone to 4 Futurama events and met a lot of really cool people.
1. The first event I went to, well I did not go to it. My mom did. She went to one of the very
first Futurama signings ever. A radio station, STAR, was having an event at Universal Studios in
Hollywood CA, it's just about a 10 minute drive from where we live. So, my mom goes because you have to be 18 and older.
I'm not 18 (she didn't even tell me about the event till she got back!) So here I
am, sitting on my bed watching a new episode of Futurama "A Big Piece Of Garbage" and my dad
comes in the room and starts teasing me with something about Futurama! I'm going nuts. I have
no idea what he is teasing me about! At that time there was no Futurama stuff in stores except the
2000 calendar and very very very rare promos and I know he would not make such a big deal
about a frigen calendar! So my mom finally gets home and tells me to close my eyes (I'm still going nuts) I open my eyes and see a HUGE promo poster with fry on it and on the bottom is signed by Billy West!!! "Greetings From The Year 3000" "Billy West." Then she shows me this really cool black T-shirt with
the logo of Futurama, King Of The Hill and The Pjs on it. And then she pulls out this glossy promo card and it is signed by ever
voice actor except Katie Segal. Billy
West, Maurice LaMarche, Loran Tom, Phil LaMar and John DiMagie signed the card. She also took a mag I had with Bender
on it (the spin issue) and got everyone to sign that too! On top of all that, she also got three voices from King of the Hill to sign a glossy promo car. The Pjs were there but she wanted to get home and I don't like that show.
2. I went to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame when the Simpsons were honored with there star.
The only thing that made this Futurama ish is, David X. Cohen was there. He worked on the
Simpson from the beginning and then went to Futurama. He was very (I mean very) surprised that I knew who he was! He
signed a Futurama mag and drew himself as a cartoon character (not a futurama character, he dose not know how to draw
them). There was a ton of other cool stuff that happened at that event, but you probably don't care. But, for the people that do care. Matt drew Bart for me, I got Mike Scully's auto, James L. Brooks, and in the audience right next to us there were like 10 animators for the Simpson! And I asked one person if I could have her auto and next thing I know I had a huge card full of hand draw Simpson characters! One talented individual even drew me as a Simpson character! Brace's and all, with my hat
and all, being a nerd and all he drew me
Oh, and at the very end someone who worked on the event gave me a promo T-shirt! She said hide it really quick, cuz I'm not supposed to give this to anyone, I hid it as fast as I could!
3. One day my mom was going though a magazine and came across this writing class at a college
(AFI film institute) and in that class was the ENTIRE writing staff of Futurama! Including David X. Cohen and Matt Groening!
It was a wonderful event, about two hours of just talking about anything. They showed the first part of "A Bysclops Built for two" (at that time it was a month from being aired) And what was cool about the clip it had no special effect, just the voices and certain noises. Then they showed a clip of the Flexo episode in the drawn version. Not animated. the version before it is shipped to China. Very cool. Then they had a questions and answer for about an hour and half. Then after it was over I went to Matt and he drew Bender on a comic book card board back. And after that in the hall there was Lew Morton, Ken Keeler and Eric Horsted. They signed a new card and Lew wrote "Just a writer", Ken wrote "Just another writer" and Eric wrote " " ".
4. Comic-con, what can I say about this one! It was so amazing. I wrote a pretty big story about
comiccon on my site, so go read it there. Here is a link... http://members.tripod.com/~slurmman/comiccon.html
And finally while i'm talking about events i've gone to. I most resent was at a Nancy Cartwrite (Bart Simpson) book signing.
She had a questions and answers, did a ton of voices and most of all called me a real fan!!!!! Why you ask? Because I was the
only person there that know who Database was! If you don't know who database is, well he's the character on the Simpsons
who was in the episode when Bart discoverd the comet . And he was in the lemon tree ep too. Anyway after the talking was
over she signed the book and she said if I want to wait till after everyone else got there auto she will sign my Bart mask. The
reason I wanted her to sign this cardboard mask is, I got it at comiccon and Matt sign it and drew Bart and who else would be
better to sign it then Bart herself!
I have pictures from all these events (I don't have any from the class though) and once I get a
scanner, I will put them on my site. And I have audio from these events too, so once I get off my lazy butt i'll make mp3's of
Oh and to answer Reedy's question, I actually have not met Mr. Kaplan. I thought I did, but after going over my autograph
collection I realized I don't have any of his signatures. Funny hm. me and my mom have met John, he's very very nice.