Held annually at the Miami Airport Convention Centre, Florida Supercon is a pop culture convention in Florida.
Both Emilio (July 1) and Bob (July 2) were given Spotlight Q&A panels hosted by Guy Hutchinson, appeared together July 2 for The Erik Nagel Show, and on July 4 for Guy-hosted Sesame Street Q&A. At both panels that McGrath appeared, he casually mentioned that all of the cast members pre-dating Alan had been written out of the show, during its reformatting to a half hour. Audio from the panels related to this topic was released nearly a month later, on The MuppetCast, sparking international media coverage and widespread condemnation on the Internet, to the tune of "childhoods being ruined". The three panels were released days later on Hutchinson's Unofficial Sesame Place Podcast.
Hutchinson also appeared in a July 1 presentation Sunny Days: 46 Years of Sesame Street, a July 2 presentation called Sesame Place: EPCOT Before EPCOT, as well as a presentation on television puppets and various talks about Disney, Walt Disney World, and luchadors on film.