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« on: 07-11-2007 11:18 »

Now that Futurama's coming back soon, there's been a buzz about cast and crew coming to conventions and events around the country and world. Instead of having a different thread for each one of these, I thought it would be better to have one thread for all Futurama-related events. Post upcoming events and conventions with Futurama cast and crew and post footage or experiences at these events and conventions.

Here's some information about the San Diego Comic-Con 2007, or just Comic-Con 2007, that I had posted in the Movie Speculation thread:

I went to the Comic-Con 2007 website to see when and who would be on the Futurama panel. It said it will be on Saturday, July 28th. Here's a short summary:

3:30-4:30 Futurama—Matt Groening is proud to announce the long-awaited return of the animated sci-fi comedy classic Futurama! Matt and executive producer David X. Cohen will be on the dais, accompanied by writer Ken Keeler, animation directors Peter Avanzino and Dwayne Carey-Hill, and for the first time together on stage in any universe, actors Billy West (Fry), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker)! The cast and crew will entertain your questions and present a sneak peek at Bender’s Big Score! in glorious wide-screen format! Moderated by Bill Morrison. Ballroom 20

Also, here's some other Futurama related things going on at Comic-Con:

Thursday July 26th:
2:00-3:00 Bongo Comics Sneak Peek—Bongo Comics offers a mouth-watering preview of upcoming projects featuring The Simpsons and Futurama. Managing editor Terry Delegeane and creative director Bill Morrison host a panel featuring the writers and artists who create the comics and books based on Matt Groening’s phenomenal TV shows. Find out what’s in the future for Futurama Comics and what to expect in Simpsons Comics and Simpsons Super Spectacular. Plus, Thomas Lennon (Reno 911), Tone Rodriguez (Violent Messiahs), and Gerry Duggan (The Last Christmas) will be on hand to talk about their terrifying contributions to this fall’s star-studded issue of Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror! This is a ”must-attend” panel for all fans of The Simpsons and Futurama—and anyone looking for a place to sit down! Room 3

Saturday July 28th:
10:30-12:00 Animation Writers Caucus: Holy Bleep, Batman! or Censorship and Animation—What can't you say in a cartoon? What can't you show? Why? Who says? Writers and producers of daytime and primetime animated television series tell tales out of school about what they didn't get to do and what they got away, in a panel sponsored by the Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus. Featuring panelists Alan Burnett (Batman), Aaron Ehasz (Avatar), Eric Kaplan (The Drinky Crow Show), Craig Miller (Curious George), Andrew Nichols (Jimmy Neutron, Will & Dewitt), and Patric Verrone (Futurama). Room 8

10:45-12:00 The Simpsons–Having just aired its 400th episode, The Simpsons has now released its first feature film. Join members of the team responsible for both and find out how they did it, including Matt Groening (creator and executive producer), Al Jean (executive producer/head writer), David Mirkin (former executive producer), Matt Selman (executive producer), Michael Price (co-executive producer), David Silverman (director of The Simpsons Movie), Matt Warburton (supervising producer), Don Payne (consulting producer), and Yeardley Smith (voice of Lisa Simpson). Moderated by Bill Morrison. Hall H

That's all the Futurama related things at Comic-Con's schedule that I found. Sounds like a very interesting weekend for Futurama fans.

Bending Unit
« Reply #1 on: 07-12-2007 22:28 »

yes I would really like a comic convention around green bay I'm 13 and I can't go very far so...

does anyone know when the next comic con un Wisconsin is?
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