I have a correction via Doreen, webmaster of the official Frank Welker Homepage — FrankWelker.net — that Frank will unfortunately not be attending the Scooby-Doo: The Mystery Begins panel scheduled for Sunday, July 26th at 2:30 PM. This news was originally published on the San Diego Comic-Con’s own programming schedule, but Frank tells Doreen that it was “misinformation.”
I know this will be a great disappointment to those attending the con, but on the upside there will be plenty of other cartoon voice actors in attendance during this weekend at Comic-Con, and on Wednesday I plan to post a rundown of scheduled events featuring voice actors.
On a related note, although Frank won’t be attending Comic-Con, his autograph will be there, according to a report from Video Business Magazine:
Shout! Factory will kick-off selling two DVD compilation sets at Comic-Con, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero—A Complete Series Collector’s Set ($155) and The Transformers: 25th Anniversary Matrix of Leadership Edition Collector’s Set ($150) [previously reported here]. Consumers who buy either title at the show will receive an exclusive lithograph signed by G.I. Joe artist Tom Feister or a lithograph signed by Transformers voice Frank Welker, respectively.
Update: 7.22.2009 — TVShowsOnDVD.com has a press release with a photo of the Transformers lithograph featuring Megatron, along with news that Gregg Berger (voice of Grimlock) will be signing autographs at Shout! Factory’s booth (#3749 in the main hall) on Saturday and Sunday at Comic-Con.
And regarding Frank’s website, Doreen has updated the “Ask Frank” page on FrankWelker.net.
And I’ve covered a number of other Frank-related news items in recent months, which you can review by clicking here.