Adult Swim At San Diego Comic Con 2018
Like previous years, Adult Swim will be at San Diego Comic Con 2018, one of the world’s most popular media conventions that celebrates everything from movies, TV shows, comics, animation and much more. This year’s convention will be held between Thursday 19th and Sunday 22nd July in San Diego, Califonia, USA. However, this year’s Adult Swim’s event will be slightly different from previous years, as convention visitors will enjoy a full Adult Swim themed outdoor camping experience at Adult Swim’s very own “State Park” just outside and behind the San Diego Convention Center at 5th Avenue Landing and Convention Way.
The camping event will start on Thursday and end on Sunday, with first look programming shown at night between Thursday and Saturday. The camping park will also include fun outdoor activities including canoe races and archery competitions and there will also be wood carvers using chainsaws to make sculptures. Lockers will be available on-site to keep fan’s items safe and secure while doing activities, there will also be a Hot Dogs roaster and a S’mores Station featuring fun-size Snickers bars for hungry campers. Campers can also collect merit badges, the more they experience at the camp, the more they earn.
Campers in the park (and like other adultswim.com viewers elsewhere within the United States) will enjoy live broadcasts of Adult Swim’s FishCenter, Stupid Morning Bullshit, Williams Street Swap Shop and more, every day from 3pm PT, from Thursday to Sunday.
In addition to the fun camping experience, Adult Swim fans will enjoy sneak peeks including latest episodes and pilots, celebrity-filled panels and free autograph signings including the cast, producers and creators of Adult Swim’s popular shows including Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros., FLCL and Dream Corp LLC. Also, not forgetting, the Rickmobile (a pop-up shop vehicle in the shape of Rick Sanchez that sells exclusive Rick and Morty merchandise) will be traveling around San Diego, Rick and Morty fans will be able to track the Rickmobile on social media.
Also, TBS’s sci-fi adult animated series – Final Space will having a Q&A panel and autograph signing session with show creator and voice of the show’s protagonist, Gary – Olan Rogers, executive producer and showrunner – David Sacks, Tika Sumpter – voice of Quinn, Tom Kenny – voice of HUE and Coty Galloway – voice of Avocato. Throughout the convention, there will also be a Final Space VR Adventure and Shop. Visitors will get to enjoyy four minutes in space with Mooncake, Gary and The Lord Commander. After their space adventure, fans will also have the opportunity to take a photo of themselves surrounded by a giant, soft Mooncake wall and also get to buy Final Space merchandise including a a limited edition 7” vinyl with original music from the series. The vinyl from SPACELAB9 is exclusive to San Diego Comic Con and includes tracks “Good Kind of Dangerous” and “Gallows”.
From The WarnerMedia (via Turner) Press Release: Adult Swim Returns to San Diego Comic Con: Adult Swim Sets Up Camp at San Diego Comic Con: Get Access to Exclusive Fan Events and Live-Streaming Shows While Earning Badges and Enjoying New Games
Adult Swim is headed back to San Diego Comic Con with a unique spin on a favorite summer pastime. Fans can ditch their sleeping bags and pack their enthusiasm for a weekend that is sure to make everyone a happy camper. In addition, Comic Con attendees will get a first look at all-new programming at celebrity-filled panels and enjoy free signings featuring series stars, creators and producers from audience-favorites Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros., FLCL, and Dream Corp LLC.
Campers will experience the outdoors in a way that only Adult Swim could give them. Park entrance is free for fans 18+ and is right behind the convention center at 5thAvenue Landing and Convention Way, Thursday through Sunday, with exciting fan programming at night Thursday through Saturday.
Amenities of the park include all-new games like canoe races and archery contests, chainsaw-wielding wood carvers, merit badges and tasty eats from the hot dog roaster. Provided by State Farm, lockers will be on-site to keep fans’ stuff safe while they jump in canoes to race other campers. Collectible merit badges can be earned by campers who make the most of their park experience. Look for Badge Badger and State Farm brand ambassadors, who will be awarding badges to stand-out campers who are best prepared for the con (think sunscreen and hydration!).
Also, new this year is the Camp Store, which will be open late and is a must for all campers to stock up on exclusive Adult Swim merchandise. A SDCC badge is required for purchase. Fans can find more information and register for access to the park at AdultSwimPresents.com.
Campers both in the park and all around the country will enjoy live broadcasts of staple streaming shows including FishCenter, Stupid Morning Bullshit, Williams Street Swap Shop, and more! Celebrity guests will be stopping by throughout the convention to chat all weekend long. The streams will be live starting at 3:00pm PT Thursday through Sunday and run late into the night. Fans stuck in line (or at home) can watch anywhere live at AdultSwim.com.
In true Adult Swim fashion, when the sun goes down, the fans can come and unwind with free screenings and activities. Nighttime on the Green this year will feature the future of Adult Swim; fans can watch the latest episodes and pilots, indulge in the camp-favorite S’mores Station featuring fun-size SNICKERS bars, and get access to special talent.
For fans who want even more Rick and Morty, SNICKERS is bringing the #Rickmobile to San Diego all week long! Track the mad scientist’s movements on social medi as the custom mobile pop-up shop stocked with exclusive Rick and Mortyitems makes its way across the city.
If that’s not enough, below is a full list of Adult Swim show panels and talent signings for Friday, July 20 – Saturday, July 21. Panels and signings, as well as talent scheduled to appear, are subject to change. For continuing information about Adult Swim’s plans at Comic Con fans can sign up for details and daily schedules at AdultSwimPresents.com.
ADULT SWIM SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, JULY 19
Adult Swim Camp – 5th Avenue Landing and Convention Way: 4pm – 2am.
8:00 p.m. – “Things You’ve Never Seen” Screening: A night of specials and original pilots brought to fans by SNICKERS.
10:00 p.m. – Last Stream on the Left Live!: A live broadcast of popular podcast
11:00 p.m. – Let’s Play Pool Panic Live!: Join Adult Swim Games for a late-night of gameplay and friendly multiplayer competition.
FRIDAY, JULY 20
Adult Swim Camp – 5th Avenue Landing and Convention Way: 4pm. – 2am.
8.00pm – AS Cosplay Competition Hosted by Henry Zebrowski: We invite cosplayers to show off their inspired creations, don their best Adult Swim themed garb and strut their stuff! Awards will be passed out and bragging rights will last a lifetime.
8.30pm – The Venture Bros. Fan Event: Fans will watch two episodes from the new season of The Venture Bros! Creators Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick on hand to reveal secrets of the new season in a special Q&A session.
10.00pm – Let’s Play Pool Panic Live!: Join Adult Swim Games for a late-night of gameplay and friendly multiplayer competition.
PANEL BLOCK- Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
11.30am – 12.15pm
Fan favorite FLCL travels to San Diego to discuss the revival of one the most insane anime series ever created, from the legendary studio Production I.G and Adult Swim. Members from the original team will be joined by a new generation of creators. Panelists include Production I.G. CEO Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, producer Maki Terashima-Furuta, voice talents Marieve Herington (How I Met Your Mother), Megan Harvey and Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty), ADR director Stephanie Sheh and Adult Swim’s Senior Vice President of On-Air Jason DeMarco. Moderated by Michael Sinterniklaas (FLCL and Batman Ninja).
Dream Corp LLC
12.30pm – 1.15pm
Creator Daniel Stessen (The Gold Sparrow) and cast members Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite), Nick Rutherford (The Unicorn), Mark Proksch (Apollo Gauntlet) and Ahmed Bharoocha (Dead Kevin) invite you for a first look at the new season of DREAM CORP LLC, premiering this Fall on Adult Swim. Moderated by Jimmi Simpson (Westworld)
The Venture Bros
1.30pm – 2.15pm
Cult-favorite The Venture Bros. makes its heroic return to San Diego Comic-Con. Along with James Urbaniak (Difficult People) and Michael Sinterniklaas (FLCL, Your Name), co-creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer will take the stage to discuss the upcoming seventh season of their original series and answer fan questions.
2.30pm – 3.15pm
Hot on the heels of its ninth season, Robot Chicken returns to SDCC for another celebration of stop-motion sketch madness, armed with never-before-seen clips and super-secret sneak peeks! Co-creators/executive producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich will be joined by executive producers/co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root, actor/writer Breckin Meyer (Herbie: Fully Loaded), writer/director Tom Sheppard and — hey look! It’s actor/writer (and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator/star) Rachel Bloom! Plus, they’ll leave a chair open for a special guest… Or maybe just biblical superstar Elijah. Moderated by Keith Crofford, Senior Vice President of Production for Adult Swim.
SATURDAY, JULY 22
Adult Swim Camp – 5thAvenue Landing and Convention Way: 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
7.15pm – Toonami Pre-Flight to with TOM and SARA: Get behind-the-scenes info from show hosts Jason DeMarco and Gill Austin, Steve Blum (voice of TOM) and Dana Swanson (voice of SARA).
8.15pm – The Pillows Live In Concert: A event not to be missed! Special live concert to celebrate the new seasons of FLCL.
10pm – Rick and Morty Fan Event: The fan favorite show is back for a special event! Admission is extremely limited so fans should register at AdultSwimPresents.com for details on how to receive event wristbands.
ADULT SWIM SIGNINGS*- Sails Pavilion, San Diego Convention Center
12pm – 1pm The Venture Bros
1.30pm – 2.30pm Dream Corp LLC.
3pm – 4pm Robot Chicken
*The drawing for AS Signing tickets will begin at 9am on Saturday, July 21 in the Sails Pavilion of the Convention Center. Attendees who wish to participate in the drawing must be in the Limited Signings line in the lobby of Ballroom 20 prior to 8.30am. Winning tickets will be exchanged for admittance wristbands. Attendees may return to the end of the Limited Signings line until all winning tickets have been drawn. One winning ticket per person, per signing.
From The Turner USA Press Release: TBS’ Final Space Invades 2018 San Diego Comic Con: Series Creator Olan Rogers, Cast and Producers to Participate in Panel and Signing on Friday, July 20: Special ‘Final Space VR Adventure’ Sneak Peek and Shop at the San Diego Convention Center; Merch Includes New, Limited Edition Vinyl Single Featuring Original Music from the Series
Oh my double crap! TBS announced today that San Diego Comic Con will be the next stop on the Final Space intergalactic circuit. Series creator Olan Rogers along with the cast and producers of the recently renewed epic space opera will descend on fans for an action-packed Q&A about the adventures and mystery of Final Space, including a special fan contest announcement. The panel will be followed by an autograph signing at a separate location.
Final Space- Q&A with the Cast and Creators of the TBS Animated Series
Panelists: Olan Rogers, David Sacks, Tika Sumpter, Tom Kenny, Coty Galloway
Date: Friday, July 20, 3.30 – 4.10pm PT
Location: Hilton Bayfront San Diego, Indigo Ballroom
Signing: Friday, July 20, 4.30 – 5.30pm PT
Tickets to the limited autograph signing will be available at 9 a.m. PT on Friday, July 20 at the Sails Pavilion of the Convention center.
Additional information about the limited signings can be found at: https://www.comic-con.org/cci/autographs
The Final Space VR Adventure and Shop
The Final Space VR Adventure and Shop will welcome fans of the show to purchase brand new Final Space merch items including a limited edition 7” vinyl with original music from the series. The vinyl from SPACELAB9 is exclusive to San Diego Comic Con and includes tracks “Good Kind of Dangerous” and “Gallows”.
Additionally, visitors are invited to experience four minutes of outer-worldly fun in space with Mooncake, Gary and The Lord Commander. Upon returning from their VR-powered space travels, fans will also have the opportunity to capture an Instagrammable moment surrounded by a giant, soft Mooncake plush wall. Chookity!
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Booth 3629
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday, July 18, 6-9 pm (Preview Night)
Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22, 9.30am – 7pm