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Comic-Con 2012: Fox Isn't Bringing Glee to San Diego

Comic-Con gets bigger every year, and right now it's getting bigger every day! Yesterday, Warner Bros TV unveiled the panels and guests it will be bringing to sunny San Diego in July, and today 20th Century Fox added some of its own properties to that list.

But the "big" news is that 20th Century Fox won't be bringing Glee to Comic-Con this year! I know, I'm bummed too. I really wanted to make fun of GleeGlee doesn't really belong at Comic-Con, does it? Another show that will be absent: Ryan Murphy's other series, American Horror Story.

As for what WILL be there, expect all of Fox's animated shows, plus Bones and Sons of Anarchy, to show up.

Here's the list of when and what (but not where, as 20th Century Fox didn't say):



Friday, July 13

Bones, with Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, creator Hart Hanson, and EP Stephen Nathan.
Bob's Burgers, with H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, creator Loren Bouchard, and EP Jim Dauterive.
Brickleberry (Daniel Tosh's new animated Comedy Central show), with David Herman, Tom Kenny, Jerry Minor, and Kaitlin Olson.



Saturday, July 14

Futurama, with Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, EP David X. Cohen, and EP Matt Groening. Bonus: Wear Futurama inspired clothing and be rewarded! Does a brain slug count?
The Simpsons, with Yeardley Smith, producers Matt Groening, Al Jean, and Mike Anderson. The next "Treehouse of Horror" will be previewed.
Family Guy, with Seth MacFarlane, Alex Bornstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green, and showrunners Mark Hentemann and Steve Callaghan. But mostly Mila Kunis.
American Dad, with Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, Dee Bradley Baker, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman.



Sunday, July 15

The Cleveland Show, with Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Reagan Gomez, and Rich Appel. The Season 4 premiere will be screened.
Sons of Anarchy, with creator Kurt Sutter, Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Maggie Siff, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Ryan Hurst, and Dayton Callie.



Not quite as impressive of list as WB TV's. Are there any panels here you're interested in?


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Bummed to hear American Horror Story wont be attending - I guess they're keeping it tightly under wraps...
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As long as TVD's there, I'm good.
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thank good no Glee , that's enough already ...
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My list of want-to-gos:



Bob's Burgers, but it better be in a room holding at least 600 people, last year's tiny room was unacceptable. I really want to see that panel this year, stupid waiting in line for an hour last year for nothing.



Brickleberry, this show is probably gonna suck - it has a stink to it so far - but it could make for a good panel, and I was gonna give the show a try anyway.



Futurama, I try to never miss this, always my favorite panel and the most Comic-Con-esque of Fox's panels. The only year that was a bummer was the one where Comedy Central was threatening to replace the voice cast and none of them came to the panel. I always ditch the Simpsons panel though, use a bathroom ticket. :p



Family Guy and/or American Dad and/or Cleveland, I generally do only 2 of the 3 of these, because they're somewhat repetitive. Cleve being on Sunday means I'll likely go to that one since Sunday usually is so dead.
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My take on Glee's presence at Comic-Con: San Diego Comic-Con was founded with the intention of being about comic books and sci-fi and fantasy, basically anything that 1970s geeks could find interesting. While Hollywood has been abusing the hell out of the show the last decade, its presence has been going back to 1976's SDCC and the first look at a little film called "The Star Wars". The only reason Hollywood didn't have a bigger presents at the early days of Comic-Con was because in the '70s that geek-friendly entertainment barely existed until movies like Close Encounters, Star Wars, Superman ushered in the big studio geek film, and even then it took another 20 years for those sorts of movies to become commonplace, 1989's Batman was a bit of a risk-taking move at the time.



Fast forward to 2010s, and Comic-Con is more and more about the geeky stuff in everyday life, geeks are no longer exclusively weirdos and fringe people, geeks are legion, they are everywhere, passion for that sort of entertainment permeates our entire society - the President is an ardent comic book collector, 37-year-serving Senator Patrick Leahy is so much a Batman fan that he's written forewords to several comics, lent his voice to the '90s Batman cartoon, and even acted in 2 separate Batman films, the second of which he faced off against the Joker himself. 49% of all US households have at least 1 video game console, and the number of US adults playing video games once a day is above 55 million, the percent of teens is over 95%. The age of the geek-interests is now.



With that all in mind, think about how much effort it takes to go to Comic-Con these days: it's expensive and exceptionally difficult to get tickets, it's expensive to find lodging, it requires significant travel to get to, and then one has to swim through a sea of people and wait in epic lines to get to anything good. So why would a Glee fan bother with Comic-Con just to see a 1-hour panel in a huge room with 6,000 others after waiting for many hours outside? It seems far more likely that the people who went to the Glee panel were already going to Comic-Con for other stuff, that Glee is a cross-interest for them, and if so, then why shouldn't it fall under the purview of the original idea of Comic-Con, that it should be a place for all geek interests if it has enough draw to warrant it? If someone there is into Spider-man and Battlestar Galactica and Halo and Glee, and someone else there is into X-men and Star Trek and Mass Effect and Glee, why should Glee be excluded simply because it doesn't seem comic booky?



On the other hand, it's GLEE, it's a tv show about singing at high school, it was wasting a lot of Comic-Con's exceptionally limited space on something which only embarrasses the convention as a whole. In a way it's worse than Twilight, but in another way that Twilight panel utterly RUINED Comic-Con a few years ago while the Glee one was fairly orderly and got out of the way quickly.



Bah humbug to the whole thing, and good riddance.
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American Horror Story would have been awesome. I went last year and the best tv show panel I saw was Game of Thrones. So bummed to be missing out this year.
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July 15!!
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Well Glee doesn't really need to be there.
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Ryan Murphy's ego is too much for comic con.
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Bones, wish i could go to comicon. I Love that show.
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