Con Updates: ‘The Simpsons’ Go to D23 Expo, Warner Bros TV Announces Comic-Con Line-Up

/Film | 6/24/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Calling all convention lovers: two big con announcements have just dropped to get you more excited about plunking down some cash and jetting somewhere to stand in line. Now that Disney owns Fox, The Simpsons will make their first appearance at the D23 Expo (well, not literally; they’re cartoons). Meanwhile, Warner Bros. TV just announced what they’re bringing to San Diego Comic-Con – a line-up that includes a farewell to the long-running series Supernatural.

D23, Disney’s biennial expo, is back this year, and it’s bringing The Simpsons along with it. The mega Fox-Disney merger put the animated family from Springfield within the grip of the House of Mouse, and Disney wants everyone to know it. Per D23, “Creator Matt Groening, Executive Producer Al Jean, Executive Producer Matt Selman, Supervising Director Mike B. Anderson, and stars Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith will all be in attendance, and you can expect lots of surprises, including an exclusive Simpsons collectible item for everyone in attendance.”

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This will be part of a panel talking about upcoming season on Saturday, August 24, at 10 a.m. in the D23 Expo Arena. Also, if you head to the convention floor, “you’ll have the opportunity to get close and personal with Bart, Lisa, and the rest of The Simpsons family.” Again, since these are fictional cartoon characters, I guess this means they’re going to have some poor saps walking around in big, bulk Simpsons costumes. Please be nice to them, they’re just trying to entertain.

Matt Groening and the rest of the panelists will also take part in a one-hour autograph signing session after the panel.

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