San Diego Comic-Con 2010

With the San Diego Comic-Con just weeks away and details of convention events being released, we’ve dedicated this page to delivering Venture Bros. news and info from SDCC 2010. Creators of Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros., Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer will be making an appearance this year’s event. Be sure to check out Bif Bang Pow! and Entertainment Earth‘s booth at 2343 for celebrity sitings and convention exclusives. Please post any Venture Bros. news, info or questions in our comments section below and check back for SDCC updates.

Astrobase Go! Collage of SDCC 2009

San Diego Comic-Con 2010

Where:
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

When:
July 22-25, 2010 with Preview Night on July 21, 2010

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Wednesday, July 21 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Preview Night)
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, July 22, 23 & 24 – 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM *
Sunday, July 25 -9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

* Additional nighttime events and programming run until after midnight.

Venture Bros. Program Schedule

Friday Program – July 23, 2010

Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer will be having signing at Adult Swim Booth on Friday, July 24th at 12:30 pm.

What: Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer Signing
Time: 12:30 PM
Place: Adult Swim Booth

Adult Swim Panel Featuring Robot Chicken, Venture Bros, and Metalocalypse— Show creators Seth Green, Matt Senreich, and Tom Root (Robot Chicken), Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer (Venture Bros), and Brendon Small (Metalocalypse) discuss their original series, screen sneak peeks, and answer questions. Keith Crofford, VP of production at Adult Swim, will moderate.

What: Adult Swim Writers Panel
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM
Place: Room 6BCF

Saturday Program – July 24, 2010

The Venture Bros. Writers Panel at SDCC with Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Patrick Warburton and James Urbaniak!

What: The Venture Bros. Writers Panel
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Place: Indigo Ballroom at the Bayfront Hilton
(Across from the convention center)

Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer will be at the Bif Bang Pow! and Entertainment Earth booth #2343 from 4:30-6:00 PM on Saturday to sign the SDCC exclusive Venture Brothers figures and meet with fans.

What: The Venture Bros. & Bif Bang Pow! SDCC Exclusives Signing
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Place: Entertainment Earth Booth #2343

Other Programs
View Thursday, July 21 SDCC Programs
View Friday, July 22 SDCC Programs
View Saturday, July 23 SDCC Programs
View Sunday, July 24 SDCC Programs

To be announced – http://www.comic-con.org/
Additional info – www.tv.ign.com

Entertainment Earth Exclusives

Venture Bros. Convention Profiles

Christoper McCulloch A.K.A Jackson Publick
(Born September 14, 1971) is the creator, director, and co-writer (with Doc Hammer) of The Venture Bros., all done under the pseudonym Jackson Publick. He also voices several main characters under his own name, most notably the Monarch and Hank Venture.
Jackson Publick’s Dragon*Con Bio

Eric Arthur Hammer A.K.A. Doc Hammer
(Born February 2, 1976) Better known by his stage name Doc Hammer, is a multi-disciplinary artist, most notable as co-writer (with Christopher McCulloch), editor, and voice actor (Doctor Girlfriend, Henchman #21 and Master Billy Quizboy) for the animated television series The Venture Bros.. He has appeared in films such as Lisa Hammer’s Not Farewell, Sweet Flesh and Pus$bucket (alongside Terrence Fleming), Ben Edlund’s Crawley, and his own film Rub. He is credited for his earlier work as E.A. Hammer. He is also credited for being the inspiration of the Venture Bros. episode “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Dean”, based on his bout with testicular torsion. Doc Hammer’s Dragon*Con Bio

James Urbaniak
(Born September 17, 1963) is an American actor. One of his first noteworthy roles was in the avant-garde playwright/director Richard Foreman’s The Universe, for which Urbaniak won an Obie. He has also been acclaimed for his acting in the films Henry Fool and American Splendor, playing legendary illustrator R. Crumb and the play Thom Pain (based on nothing), for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. He provides the voice for Dr. Thaddeus Venture on The Venture Bros., as well as the Doctor’s brother, Jonas Jr and the super-villain Phantom Limb.

Patrick Warburton
(Born November 14, 1964) is an American television and voice actor. He is best known for the TV roles, including the title role of The Tick, David Puddy on Seinfeld, the evil Johnny Johnson on NewsRadio, and anchorman Jeb Denton on Less Than Perfect. As a voice actor, his uniquely deep voice has been lent to well-known roles including Ken in Bee Movie, Kronk in The Emperor’s New Groove and its sequels, bodyguard Brock Samson on The Venture Bros., the wheelchair-using Joe Swanson on Family Guy, Steve Barkin on Kim Possible, and The Wolf in Hoodwinked, among others. He currently appears as macho married man Jeff Bingham in the CBS television program, Rules of Engagement.

[adult swim]
Adult Swim is an adult-oriented cable television network that shares channel space with Cartoon Network from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM ET/PT in the United States and broadcasts in countries such as Australia and New Zealand. The network features animated shows, including original programming and syndicated shows like Family Guy, Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Boondocks, American Dad, Metalocalypse, Squidbillies, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, The Venture Bros., and Japanese animation.

Bif Bang Pow!
The company produces first-rate collectibles for such popular properties as Dexter, Lost, Californication, The Venture Bros., The Twilight Zone, The Big Lebowski, and Flash Gordon. Founder Jason Lenzi is a seasoned television producer and the ultimate fan of cultish pop culture. So when he created his company in 2005, he took the fan’s perspective. His idea was to bring items to the marketplace that he himself would want to own. Cultivated from TV, movies, books, comics, music, and more, Bif Bang Pow!’s mission is to provide high-quality action figures, toys, and collectibles to the massive cult audience (and kids of all ages) that wishes these toys were already in their collection. Bif Bang Pow! is a unit of JLA Direct, LLC.

Entertainment Earth
A worldwide multi-channel retailer and wholesaler of action figures, bobble heads, toys, gifts, and collectibles with a state-of-the-art website and popular print catalog. Founded online in 1996 and based in Los Angeles, California, Entertainment Earth offers an ever-expanding selection of nearly 10,000 licensed products and has pioneered best practices in the industry with innovations such as a Mint Condition Guarantee, Risk Free Shopping, and Hassle Free 90-Day Returns.

[adult swim] Show Profiles

The Venture Bros.
The Venture Bros. is a animated television series which premiered on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim in 2003. The series chronicles the adventures of two dopey yet well-meaning teenage boys, Hank and Dean Venture; their emotionally insecure, ethically challenged super-scientist father, Dr. Thaddeus “Rusty” Venture; the family’s bodyguard, secret agent Brock Samson; and the family’s arch-nemesis, The Monarch.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (also known as ATHF) is a animated television series shown on Cartoon Network as part of its Adult Swim late-night programming block. It is one of four spin-offs of Adult Swim’s Space Ghost Coast to Coast. ATHF is one of the four original Williams Street series that premiered on December 30, 2000 before Adult Swim officially debuted. ATHF is the longest running original series on the Adult Swim.

Robot Chicken
Robot Chicken is a stop motion animated television series created and produced by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich with co-head Writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root. The program is a sketch comedy that parodies a number of pop culture conventions using stop motion animation of toys, action figures, dolls, and claymation. The show premiered in 2005 and has been renewed through 2010 for a 5th and 6th season.

Metalocalypse
Metalocalypse is an animated television series, which was created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha in 2006 on Adult Swim. The television program centers around the death metal band Dethklok and often portrays dark and macabre content, such as subjects dealing with violence, death, and the drawbacks of fame, but in an often ironic and humorous fashion. The show can be seen as both a celebration and parody of heavy metal culture.

Squidbillies
A family of inbred squids destroy everything moving in the North Georgia mountains. It’s not all drinking, brawling and reckless gunplay. Occasionally they usse crossbows. There’s also hate, love, sex, a multinational drywall conglomerate, cockfighting, the penal system and a deep-seated mistrust of authority and all things different.

Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! is a sketch comedy television series, created by and starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, which premiered in 2007 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim comedy block. The program features surrealistic and often satirical humor, public access-style musical acts, bizarre faux-commercials, as well as editing and special effects chosen to make the show appear campy. The creators of the show have described Awesome Show as “the nightmare version of television.”

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