This coming Friday, 26th, Futurama co-creator David X Cohen along with Simpsons Executive Producer Al Jean and British Author Simon Singh will be taking part in an evening at London's Science Museum called 'The mathematical secrets of The Simpsons and Futurama'. It's based around the idea for Simon's book 'The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets' which features a large chapter on Futurama. Unfortunately if you haven't got tickets yet it's too late: it sold out before I even managed to tweet about it! Luckily, David and Simon will be making an appearance at Forbidden Planet the following day for a Q&A and signing from 3pm. I'll be heading down, hope to see you there. Simon's excellent book is well worth a read. Order it here.
As a further update to below's post, now if you buy a ticket to the Outtake-O-Rama, helping support former Futurama writer Patric Verrone's run for senate, you now get a photo of the cast HAND SIGNED by Matt Groening and the cast! Get your tickets here! Definitely worth it! For more info on Patric's campaign see the post below or visit his official website here.
Some of you may be aware of the work of Patric Verrone. He’s wrote on Futurama since the start, writing episodes such as "The Problem with Popplers” and fan favourite "The Sting”. As former president of the WGA West Patric also fought for new writers contracts that covered the internet(you may remember the strike in 2007/8).
Now Patric is running for office! On June 3rd he will be on the ballot for CA Senate District 26 so he needs your help! But don’t go blindly in to vote! Read about what Patric stands for, why he is running and what his dog REALLY wants to do for a job. Head over to his website and find out more!
Patric is also being endorsed by many of the folks on the show and to raise funds for his campaign they are putting on a live comedy show featuring the stars of Futurama the evening of Tuesday, May 27 in Hollywood, CA. It's called OUTTAKE-O-RAMA and is scheduled to feature Billy West, John DiMaggio, and Maurice LaMarche. Tickets are $50 and the money goes as a contribution to Patric's campaign. Here’s all the info you need:
OUTTAKE-O-RAMA A live performance featuring the stars of FUTURAMA!
Location: The Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 Date & Time: May 27, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tickets $50 Proceeds to benefit Verrone for Senate 2014
Contributions are not deductible for tax purposes. Contributions may be received from individuals, business entities, organizations and PACs up to $4,100. Contributions from foreign nationals are prohibited, unless an individual is lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States. This contribution is made from your own funds.
If you like either or both of them then make sure you go along and see what promises to be fine and funny panel at Moogfest in Asheveille, North Carolina! On hand to talk about the math in both Futurama and The Simpsons with writer Simon Singh will be Futurama co-creator David X Cohen plus writers Ken Keeler, Stewart Burns and Jeff Westbrook. Simon Singh is a British science writer who wrote the book The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets which had a chapter on Futurama. Simon was kind enough to send me a copy and during my time in hospital recently I had a read of it. It’s a great book and I recommend you all grab a copy.
Also, we’re very pleased to be teaming up with Moogfest to offer two pairs of tickets for the festival. As well as the Futurama panel there’s a wide variety of great speakers from Dan Deacon to Google’s Ryan Germick to Janelle Monae as well as music from lots of big artists like Kraftwerk, MIA and Chic Feat. Nile Rodgers. More info here. To enter simply email email@example.com with the subject title Moogfest and the answer to the below question:
What nationality is panel moderator Simon Singh?
Winners will be chosen at random. Closing date is Sunday 30th March.
So many of you will be aware of the forthcoming documentary film produced and spearheaded by the voice of Bender himself, John DiMaggio.
Well, now you can get involved and get some really cool goodies related to the film, shout outs from John himself and even attend the hollywood premiere and hangout at the after party with Johnny D and a whole ton of great voice acting talent(seriously, this if voice over A-list with a capital A blown up to 24pt text size!).
What's even better is that John and the people involved with the film are teaming up with a great charity called charity:water who get water to those who need it most around the world.
So why not get involved, get some cool stuff, hang out with some stars AND help a worth while charity! Do it people!
Hi all, Futurama co-creator David X. Cohen sent me this message last night that he wanted to share with the fans. Unfortunately I didn't have access to a computer to post(Though I posted it on Twitter). But here it is now:
"Since the Futurama series finale airs later today, I just wanted to pass along my sincere thanks to Futurama fans everywhere for sticking with us throughout our circuitous journey. Without your powerful show of support, we would never have come back to life for these past four seasons of episodes, or the DVD movies before that. We tried our best to live up to your high expectations, and I hope tonight's episode ranks as one of our two or three best last-episodes-ever ever. On behalf of the entire cast and crew of Futurama, thank you from the bottom of Dr. Zoidberg's second and fourth hearts. Yours,
David X. Cohen"
Thanks David! I'm sure you'll join me in wishing David all the best. Why not send your best wishes to David in the comments below?
So it's that time again! Time for ANOTHER Futurama series finale! It's happened before and the show came back so let's keep those fingers crossed! In the meantime we can look forward to a full evening of fun surrounding the finale, entitled 'Meanwhile', on wednesday. As well as Comedy Central showing a full evening's worth of Futurama episodes, Nerdist head geek and founder, the ever enthusiastic Chris Hardwick(@Nerdist), will moderate not one but two live Futurama streams. The first at 9:30/8:30c and the second after the finale at 10:30/9:30c. Be sure to tune in on the Futurama site and on the Nerdist YouTube channel! If you have questions you want Chris to ask Matt Groening, David X Cohen, cast members Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr and Lauren Tom, writer Patric M. Verrone or director Pete Avanzino tweet them @ComedyCentral. Enjoy the finale!
As we look ahead to next week's season, and possibly series, finale there's a great chance to own a one of a kind piece of Futurama art. Bongo comics legend and former Futurama art director Bill Morrison is auctioning off an original piece of Futurama art in aid of Tiny Loving Canines, a non-profit dog rescue in Simi Valley, California. It's also signed by the ENTIRE cast, Bill, Lee Supercinski, David X Cohen & Matt Groening! Here's some info!
FUTURAMA COMIC-CON PANEL - ORIGINAL ART! AUTOGRAPHED BY THE CAST! GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! Here’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Futurama and Comic-Con history! This huge original artwork was drawn by Bill Morrison (Art Director on the original run of Futurama, Bongo Comics cartoonist, etc.) as a prop for the 2013 Futurama Panel at Comic-Con International, San Diego! The artwork was used as the punch line in a drawing competition between Futurama and Simpsons creator Matt Groening and Futurama animation director Edmund Fong. At the end of the contest, Matt pulled out the drawing as if he had done it in just a few seconds. It got a great reaction from the crowd, but ultimately Matt was tried as a cheater in a mock trial and sentenced to death by Snu snu. Here is a link to the video of the actual drawing competition. This amazing original drawing measures 36” X 48” and was done in Sharpie marker on gatefold foam core board. (Please note, the gatefold board is factory hinged to fold open, so there are vertical seams in the art on the left and right sides.) After the panel, the art was signed by the entire Futurama cast, including Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil Lamarr, Tress MacNeille, and David Herman, as well as Producer Lee Supercinski, Executive Producer David X. Cohen, and creator Matt Groening! Oh, and the actual artist of the piece Bill Morrison signed it too! The entire proceeds for this auction will benefit TLC (Tiny Loving Canines) a non-profit dog rescue in Simi Valley, California.
The auction runs for one week so go here and grab a once in a lifetime piece of Futurama art!! It looks incredible!
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