I already covered the news coming out of the Adult Swim side of this panel here, but the bulk of this panel was taken up with news and questions regarding the Venture Brothers. There were a lot of great cosplayers in the crowd, including at least a dozen Dr. Girlfriends, so you could tell that a lot of people were fired up for it.
The biggest thing that the crowd saw was the preview for the new season, which premiers in October. The biggest thing in the preview was the look we got at how Hank and Dean are growing up, especially now that all their clones were destroyed at the end of Season 3. Dr. Venture will be getting a new bodyguard, although it wasn’t shown who that would be. As to be expected there were a lot of funny moments to look forward to.
Some information that has already been announced, but which I will repeat here, is that Season Four will be broken up into two 8-episode sections, with the first 8 in October, and the rest airing next year. Creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer confirmed that there will be a lot of characters showing up who have been mentioned before, but never seen, including Monstroso and Captain Sunshine. Viewers will also get to see who the members of the Council of 13 actually are.
There was a number of great voice actors confirmed to show up in the next season. These include Kevin Conroy (who famously voiced Batman on The Animated Series), John Hodgman from the Daily Show, Patton Oswalt,, Seth Green, and Brendan Small. Jon Benjamin will be back as the voice of Dr. Orpheus’ teacher at some point in the season. The creators promised that Brock would be back on the show at some point, and also that Dean and Triana would kiss at some point.
After all the announcements were made, the panel was given over to the most insane and possibly obscene show that I saw all weekend, and including an arm wrestling match between Doc Hammer and voice actor James Urbaniak, many invites from the audience for sex with the creators, and a best leg contest. Needless to say, it was quite odd, but the audience had a lot of fun with it and enjoyed the madness that went on.