Sunday, July 25, 2010

"Simpsons" Panel at the Con

So the "Comic-Con "stabbing" turned out to be a pen scratch between friends. And before it happened, the Gracie Films contingent for the Yellow Family appeared with the obligatory clips of upcoming product.

... The Simpsons” showrunner Al Jean let the the news slip during a panel for the animated favorite Saturday afternoon.

In a panel that also included creator Matt Groening, executive producer Matt Selman and supervising director Mike Anderson, Jean announced that in an episode in the show's upcoming record-breaking 22nd season this fall, the town of Springfield will be greeted by the animated likenesses of our favorite “Glee” club. There was no word on if they are going to sketch up a yellow-hued version of Sue Sylvester.

... Fans who packed the convention hall were treated to a sneak peek of the upcoming “Treehouse of Horror” episode ...

Many of the board and layout artists, designers, and directors I talk to think that the show will go beyond the 22nd season. I agree, provided the voice-actors don't demand $500,000 per episode.


Anonymous said...

"So the "Comic-Con "stabbing" turned out to be a pen scratch between friends."

To what does this refer??

Steve Hulett said...

A scuffle that was in the news. Two guys fighting over seats at a panel.

Robert Downey Jr. referred to it during the Marvel presentation, and it hit the news as a semi big deal for a few hours.

Turned out to be nothing much. But early reports were saying there was "a stabbing," meaning knives.

Anonymous said...

Nothing much?

Steve, the guy was stabbed IN THE EYE. Actually, the lower part of his eye, right above the socket. There was blood streaming down his cheek. He won't loose his eye, but it's hardly nothing.

Cody S. said...

The guy wasn't 'stabbed' in the sense that the media was making it out to be, I think is the general idea. The victim got "a minor cut on or near his eyelid", because he was poked with a pen. The headline implied someone was assaulted in a serious way.


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