1.14pm: The panel begins with two preview clips. The first is a computer game style sequence involving Homer at Moe's and the second is a recreation of the Dexter opening titles featuring Flanders.
1.16pm: No cast here. Instead it's supervising producer Mike Anderson, co-exec Rob Lazebnik, co-exec Matt Warburton, showrunner Al Jean and Matt Groening.
1.18pm: Jean says that the Halloween episode will air October 30 and the 500th episode on February 19. He reveals that guest stars will include Kiefer Sutherland, Andy Garcia, Neil Gaiman, Joan Rivers and Jane Lynch. There were plenty more but he said them very quickly.
1.20pm: Groening is full of praise for The Simpsons theme park ride. "I told my kids, 'your minds will be blown in the first three seconds'. I was right." And I would concur - I've been and it's immense.
1.21pm: Comic Book Guy is apparently tweeting live from this year's Comic-Con, getting into fights with the plebs.
1.22pm: Audience questions. Was it always the intention not to have them age? Groening: "Yes, that's the great thing about animation. We may do it when we run out of ideas. That may be the last sad season. Bart will turn 11."
1.23pm: The questioner wins a prize - a limited edition figurine of Poochie.
1.24pm: Where do they get the ideas for Bart's pranks from? Jean: "There was an episode recently where Bart loosened all the screws in school. Didn't you once do that Matt?" Groening: "My buddies did."
1.25pm: Do they struggle to get new ideas? Jean: "It's never easy. The hardest thing after 500 episodes is thinking new ideas. We sit around the room going 'did that, did that'. It's not easy and we take it very seriously."
1.26pm: Lazebnik complains about the extra work caused by switching to widescreen and HD.
1.27pm: Weird question - do they hope the show will have a long-lasting impact on the way religion is perceived in America? Jean: "If there's anything, I hope it would make people more tolerant of others. We like to explore things from a different point of view - if there is a God, if there isn't."
1.28pm: Groening: "We do take a lot of shots at every authority and religious dogma, but we also monitor the characters and their religious beliefs. We poke fun at Flanders, but we honour him."
1.29pm: Any Futurama crossover in the pipeline? Jean: "We have an episode this Christmas where we see the Simpsons family Christmas set 30 years in the future. It's not a crossover but it's written by one of the writers from Futurama." Riiight.
1.30pm: Groening: "The problem for me is,
1.31pm: Any more Ralph Wiggum episodes in the pipeline? Jean: "It's really hard to write dialogue for him. We spend all day writing one line per episode. But we love him, he's such a cute kid."
1.33pm: Any plans for second Simpsons spinoff showcase episode, to follow up from season eight? Jean: "We try not to repeat, but we do have a format changer episode coming up, where we follow Moe's bar through history - it was once used by Michaelangelo - and it's voiced by Jeremy Irons."
1.34pm: Weird question asking if the raving derelict bum, from the ep where Milhouse sells his soul to Bart, will ever return. NO.
1.36pm: Why no musical numbers in the movie? Jean: "There was a big song about Alaska, with music by Dave Stewart and The Eurythmics. We got a long way along with the animation but then we got scared that it would drag. But in our next DVD release of the movie you'll see it."
1.37pm: Ronan Parke from Britain's Got Talent asks: Will Sideshow Bob return? Jean: "There won't be one this upcoming season. We always wait for a really good idea. Kelsey always comes back and does them. I would bet there will be at least one more but not this year."
1.39pm: How do they feel about d'oh being added to the dictionary? Groening: "The origin of d'oh is actually from the character actor James Finlayson, who acted in a lot of Laurel and Hardy movies. He used to say it as 'd'ohhhhhh' and Dan Castellaneta shortened it to d'oh. It's great that it's in the dictionary."
1.40pm: Pronedna or Nonedna? Jean: "I think it's hard for Ned to be alone this long and Mrs Krabappel deserves some happiness." Groening: "And Bart deserves his teacher living next door."
1.41pm: South Park and Family Guy have digged at the show, but they've never returned it. Why? Warburton: "We're too classy." Groening: "Because we like them. Why don't they love us?"
1.43pm: Groening says that in an upcoming episode, Burns has an iPad app called 'Angry Burns'.
1.44pm: If Flanders and Krabappel get married, will Flanders' name change to Ned Krabappel? Jokes!
1.45pm: Will there ever be a Simpsons or Futurama musical? Jean: "I think that would be a great idea. There are no plans in the works though." Groening adds: "I wrote it. It's very hard to write a script of great wit and depth for people wearing giant Homer Simpson heads, skating around an ice rink. There was a lot of Homer chasing Bart around the ice."
1.46pm: Final question. In the movie, what happened to the Irish boy afterwards? Jean: "It was in the Alaska song. Lisa's lovelife seems to never end well. This season, Michael Cera plays a boy she likes briefly. Based on an episode last season, I think if she ends up with anyone it will be Milhouse. And he will change his name to Milhouse Simpson."
1.50pm: ... and that's a wrap on this panel. All being well, I'll be back at 3.15pm (11.15pm UK) with live coverage of the session for Once Upon A Time, a new fantasy series from Lost's Damon Lindelof starring Jennifer Morrison. Join me then!