Adult Swim At San Diego Comic Con 2017 Schedule And Events
Turner’s young adult entertainment brand and Cartoon Network’s sister brand – Adult Swim will also be hosting a series of panels, signings and other special events at San Diego Comic Con International 2017. All panels for Adult Swim shows will take place on Friday 21st July at the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront running from 12.15pm to 4pm. This year, there will be panels for four Adult Swim shows – The Jellies (a brand new animated series coming soon to Adult Swim), Rick and Morty (new episodes coming to Adult Swim from 30th July), Robot Chicken and Mike Tyson Mysteries.
Adult Swim’s main venue at this year’s Comic-Con is a fairground-like attraction called “Adult Swim On The Green”, featuring a Meatwad Dome 4D Experience, games and prizes, autograph signing sessions, streams and special new episode screenings at night, including a Toonami Pre-Flight live stream from the convention. Adult Swim On The Green will be located behind the San Diego Convention Center, and will be open throughout the duration of the convention.
There will also be a special Rick and Morty event outside the Petco Park baseball stadium presented by the show’s creators – Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon on Saturday 22nd July, also the RickMobile (a vehicle shaped like Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty) will be travelling around the city.
Adult Swim San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Schedule: Panels
Friday 21st July 2017 at 12.15pm – 1pm
Show creators Tyler, The Creator (Loiter Squad) and Lionel Boyce (Loiter Squad), producer Carl Jones (Black Dynamite), and actor Phil LaMarr (Samurai Jack) invite you to preview an exclusive look at their new animated series The Jellies!, premiering this year on Adult Swim. Moderated by Walter Newman, vice president of comedy development at Adult Swim.
Rick and Morty
Friday 21st July 2017 at 1.15pm – 2pm
Executive producers and co-creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), writer/producer Ryan Ridley (Community), and voice talent Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) and Chris Parnell (Archer), invite fans to an inside look at the highly anticipated third season of Rick and Morty, premiering this summer on Adult Swim. Moderated by Brian “Q” Quinn (Impractical Jokers).
Friday 21st July 2017 at 2.15pm – 3pm
Walkers and bawk-bawkers collide this year when the RC crew arrives with an exclusive sneak preview of the upcoming season including the Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking ! Co-creator/executive producer Matthew Senreich, executive producer/co-head writer Tom Root, executive producer/co-head writer Doug Goldstein, actor/writer Breckin Meyer (Franklin & Bash), writer/director Tom Sheppard, creator/writer/executive producer Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), and showrunner Scott M. Gimple (The Walking Dead) will be on hand for the fun, and who knows which surprise guests might “walker” onstage? Perhaps a guest who can write better puns than that. Moderated by Keith Crofford, senior vice president of production for Adult Swim.
Mike Tyson Mysteries
Friday 21st July 2017 at 3.15pm – 4:00pm
It was a unanimous victory last time, but Iron Mike Tyson is taking on Comic-Con again, and this rematch is sure to live up to all the hype. Currently in its third season of solving mysteries, the Mike Tyson Mystery Team has all-new episodes airing on Adult Swim. Join Mike Tyson, fellow voice cast member Rachel Ramras (The Looney Tunes Show), and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show) for an exclusive look at upcoming episodes. Moderated by Matt Fowler, TV writer for IGN.
Adult Swim San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Schedule: Adult Swim On The Green: Signings and Events
Adult Swim On The Green: Located at Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier Behind the Convention Center
From Thursday 20th July to Sunday 23rd July at 1pm to 6pm. Free, This event for people over 18 years old, signup here.
We’re back on the Green! Did you miss us? We missed you! Come spend a leisurely afternoon on the back of a ferocious beast gallivanting through It’s A Fish Hole, or get a six-minute mind massage from the upgraded Meatwad Dome 4D Experience – now with motion seats. We’ve got all new games, friends, prizes, fun, streams (of the live variety), motorized animals, a tarot card reader, dart throwing, a claw machine and shade. Play for glory and be rewarded accordingly! It’s going to be like a choose-your-own-adventure game in real life.
Adult Swim Signings, Adult Swim On The Green, Main Stage
Autograph signings will take place on Saturday 22nd July, the schedule is as follows:
Rick and Morty: – 12pm to 1pm Robot Chicken: – 1.30pm to 2.30pm The Jellies!: – 3pm to 4pm
*Wristbands required for all signings.
A limited number of wristbands will be given out on the Green beginning at 11.30am PST. First come, first served
Streams on the Green
We’re beaming our streams directly into your dreams LIVE from Comic-Con. Come see FishCenter and the rest of the Adult Swim streams at Adult Swim On The Green, Wednesday – Sunday. If you’re stuck in line (or at home) watch us live from wherever you are at adultswim.com.
Nighttime on the Green
Nighttime is the right time to stare into our future. Come out and watch our latest episodes and pilots.
Thursday 20th July at 8pm – 10pm. FREE, First come, first served, This event for people over 18 years old, lineup begins at 7pm.
Toonami Pre-Flight is bringing TOM and SARA to you live from Comic-Con! Get behind-the-scenes info from your hosts Jason Demarco, Gill Austin, Steve Blum (voice of TOM) and Dana Swanson (voice of SARA).
Adult Swim Presents: Things You’ve Never Seen
Friday 21st July at 8pm – 10pm. FREE, First come, first served.
Do you want to see things you’ve never seen before? Of course you do. It’s going to be completely mind blowing. We promise. Blankets and surprises provided.
Adult Swim Events In Other Locations In San Diego
Adult Swim Presents: Rick and Morty
Saturday 22nd July at 7.30pm – 11pm.
FREE, First come, first served. This event for people over 18 years old, lineup begins at 7pm. Located at The Park at Petco Park, Enter at East Village Gate.
Wubba-Lubba-Dub-Dub! Join us for an event so big we had to find more Green (we’re moving this one to Petco Park)! Have all life’s burning questions answered (no promises) at this special evening with creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon.
The #rickmobile is rolling all over San Diego all week long! Follow it on the interwebs to find out where we’ll be.
They say, “Set a fish free and he’ll give you a ride anywhere in the sea.” We’re taking that to heart this year with our FishCenter themed free ride mobiles. Find this fishy fascination for some much-needed leg rest.
Interested to find out what else is happening at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con?, check out the schedule on the official San Diego Comic-Con website:
Cartoon Network’s sister network for young adults – Adult Swim will also be attending the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International convention this week (Thursday 21st July – Sunday 24th July), with panels, autograph sessions and an adults only carnival called “Adult Swim on the Green” where attendees can play games, get a photo op with Mr. Pickles, check out the Meatwad Full Dome Experience and watch special screenings at nighttime.
Friday 22nd July – Indigo Ballroom
Robot Chicken – 12.15pm – 1pm Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio – 1.15pm – 2pm Rick and Morty – 2.15pm – 3pm Samurai Jack – 3.15pm – 4pm
Saturday 23rd July – Booth #3721
Samurai Jack 12pm – 1pm Rick and Morty 1.30pm – 2.30pm Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio 3pm – 4pm Robot Chicken 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Adult Swim on the Green Events (Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier)
Toonami Pre-Flight at 8pm-10pm on Thursday 21st July. Adult Swim Presents: Things You’ve Never Seen at 8pm – 10pm on Friday 22nd July. Rick and Morty Evening with show creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland on Saturday 23rd July at 8pm-10pm.
Adult Swim USA has unveiled their programming slate for the coming year and it has been announced that a 24/7 multi-platform streaming service will be launched, which means Adult Swim will continue to broadcast via the internet during the day while Cartoon Network is on the air. Current popular programming such as Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros. and The Eric Andre Show have all been renewed. A new Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead special has also been announced.
In the up and coming twelve months Adult Swim will introduce new shows such as live-action comedy Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace and Dream Corp, LLC a new absurd workplace comedy show from John Krasinski; a new comedy special called Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America; and the much awaited comeback for Samurai Jack, created by animator Genndy Tartakovsky.
New original programming for Adult Swim’s new daytime schedule has also been greenlighted. The daytime schedule will feature a new slate of original content created by members of the Adult Swim staff now includes such weekday shows as Stupid Morning Bullshit, Williams Street Swap Shop, Call of Karaoke and Development Meeting. The stream for Adult Swim during the daytime will be accessible via AdultSwim.com or the Adult Swim app. Adult Swim has achieved double-digit growth across multiple platforms and mobile gaming, including a +97% increase in web and app usage.
For the Toonami block, Adult Swim will air new episodes of the manic FLCL anime series. After sixteen years, Adult Swim and Japanese animation studio Production I.G (known for producing Ghost in the Shell) are producing two new six-episode seasons of FLCL.
The following original series have been renewed:
Black Jesus, Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, The Eric Andre Show, Infomercials, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mr. Pickles, Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter, Robot Chicken, Rick and Morty, Squidbillies, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, The Venture Bros., Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.
New Toonami acquisitions:
Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Hunter x Hunter, Dimension W.
Returning acquisitions (Non-Toonami):
American Dad!, Bob’s Burgers, Cleveland Show, Family Guy, King of the Hill, Oblongs.
Returning Toonami acquisitions:
Dragonball Z Kai, Inuyasha: The Final Act, Naruto: Shippuden, One Piece, Parasyte: The Maxim, Samurai Champloo.
Adult Swim continues to be basic cable’s number one channel* for the millennials generation and has been the number one channel* for young adults for over ten years.
Turner Broadcasting System USA will make an official announcement at its 2016 Upfront Presentation in New York City on Wednesday 18th May.
* Adult Swim is classed as a separate television channel and treated separately from Cartoon Network for viewing rating purposes.
From The Turner USA Press Release
Adult Swim, a division of Turner and basic cable’s #1 home with millennials for over a decade, is once again departing from the ordinary, announcing two new slates of programming in advance of the Turner Upfront 2016 presentation on May 18 in New York City. Known for its unique approach to content development and having a voice that resonates with its audience, Adult Swim has not only crafted a robust and diverse slate for its top-rated cable network but also for its ever popular digital domain AdultSwim.com. An ongoing leader in the digital space, Adult Swim has charted double-digit growth across multiple platforms and mobile gaming, including a +97% increase in web and app usage.
Adult Swim’s returning original hits Rick and Morty, The Venture Bros. and The Eric Andre Show will be joined by new on-air programming, including Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special; live-action series Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace and Dream Corp, LLC from John Krasinski; a new comedy special from Brett Gelman; and the much anticipated return of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Samurai Jack. Adult Swim also continues its successful collaboration with creator Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty) on a new pilot project, Art Prison.
Extending viewing hours beyond their linear programming, Adult Swim continues to follow its fans across multiple platforms by introducing new original programming for streaming all day long through AdultSwim.com. An entirely new slate of original content created by members of the Adult Swim staff now includes such weekday shows as Stupid Morning Bullshit, Williams Street Swap Shop, Call of Karaoke and Development Meeting. These shows join popular anime fan show Toonami: Pre-Flight and everyone’s favorite afternoon addiction, FishCenter, on AdultSwim.com, which to date has two million registered users to interact daily with the show hosts through their live chat feature.
“Adult Swim is a one of a kind destination that simply knows its audience,” said Christina Miller, president and general manager, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. “Mike Lazzo and his team have always found new and interesting ways to produce and distribute content that can’t be found anywhere else.”
“Adult Swim has developed a relationship with millennials like no other media brand,” said Donna Speciale, president of Turner Ad Sales.”That connection is a key access point for advertisers who want to utilize an authentic voice across custom, branded content and partnerships rich with direct to fan experiences.”
Original Series and Specials
Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special
In keeping with the tradition of working with major franchises such as Star Wars and DC Comics universe, the Emmy Award®-winning team behind Robot Chicken joins forces with the executive producers of The Walking Dead to bring fans an all new and extra bloody half-hour special. Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner, and executive producers/head writers Tom Root and Doug Goldstein, will bring an animated zombie apocalypse to Adult Swim with The Walking Dead’s creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman and showrunner, executive producer and writer Scott M. Gimple.
In this half-hour live-action special, adventure has one name, Montana James. Follow our feathered-cap-wearing explorer on another one of his rip-roaring syndicated television odysseys. This time Montana is on the hunt for the coveted Holy Grail Cup, but watch out Montana, the Order of the Red Arm Band is on your tail again! Created by Nick Corirossi and Charles Ingram, and produced by Funny Or Die.
Mr. Neighbor’s House
Mr. Neighbor’s House is a half-hour, live-action children’s show hosted by Brian Huskey (Childrens Hospital, Veep). He’s like any other host of kids programming, except that he is barely able to contain the suppressed rage boiling underneath his quiet demeanor. From the safe confines of his home, he throws to various “educational” vignettes: puppets, animation, stop motion, spoken word and mixed medium elements that all blend together into one half-hour special… that is NOT for kids. Mr. Neighbor’s House was created by Huskey, Jason Mantzoukas (Childrens Hospital, The League), and Jesse Falcon, who also serve as executive producers with Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital, Hot Tub Time Machine).
Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America
For the third installment in their “Dinner” series of half-hour specials, Brett Gelman and director Jason Woliner present Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America, an exploration of the racial problem in this country. The premise is simple: A roundtable discussion in which Brett attempts to engage four distinguished actors – Loretta Devine (The Carmichael Show), Shareeka Epps (Half Nelson), Joe Morton (Scandal) and Mack Wilds (The Wire) – in an open forum on racism. But as his motives are questioned and the guests refuse to respond in the way that he had hoped, this misbegotten exercise in “doing good” soon goes very, very wrong. Subverting and then bounding past the conventions of “awkward comedy” and becoming something wholly unique, Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America is unflinching, confrontational and unlike anything previously broadcast on television. Created and written by Gelman and Woliner and produced by Abso Lutely Productions.
After 12 years, Jack is back. Original creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky continues the epic story of Samurai Jack with a new season of half-hour episodes.
Dream Corp, LLC
Dream Corp, LLC is an absurd workplace comedy set in a neglected dream therapy facility. Each week, viewers will watch as a rotating cast of desperate patients have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dream Corp’s absent-minded professor, Dr. Roberts (Jon Gries), and his team of unremarkable scientists. Dream Corp, LLC is created by Daniel Stessen (The Gold Sparrow) and executive-produced by alums of both American and British versions of The Office, John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant, as well as Krasinski’s Sunday Night partner Allyson Seeger.
Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace
This quarter-hour live-action comedy series features sketch comedy troupe Million Dollar Extreme. A super pure tragicomedy rosary of pious prayers bringing unity, joy and excellent living to the people of all sizes, sexualities and colors, this series stars misandrous comedioterrorists Sam Hyde, Nick Rochefort, Charls Carroll, and is directed by Andrew Ruse. World Peace will unlock your closeted bigoted imagination, toss your inherent racism into the burning trash and cleanse your intolerant spirit with pure unapologetic American comedy. Open your eyes or you’ll get thumb goggles, for what naive slob expects hemlock medicine to taste of milkshake? For the record, none of us plan on killing ourselves, and if we do it’s CIA or Mossad.
Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio
A new quarter-hour animated sketch show created by Brad Neely (China, IL), Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio features a collection of frenetic one-off bits, shorts and songs, all filtered through Neely’s signature visual style. Beware however, as this show hates you. Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld serve as executive producers, with Dave Newberg as co-executive producer and Titmouse, Inc. producing.
A successful web series and an action-packed powerhouse, Decker: Unclassified follows Agent Jack Decker as he subverts terrorist plots against his beloved America. Joined by ally and master code breaker Agent Jonathan Kington, the two navigate evils both foreign and domestic threatening a once great nation. The series was created by and stars Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington, and is produced by Abso Lutely Productions.
Created in 2000, FLCL told the tale of Naota, a 12-year-old boy who met a woman that would forever change his life…whether he liked it or not. Sixteen years later, Adult Swim and legendary animation studio Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) are creating two new six-episode seasons to continue the tale, which will premiere in Adult Swim’s Toonami block. In the new season of FLCL, many years have passed since Naota and Haruhara Haruko shared their adventure together. Meanwhile, the war between the two entities known as Medical Mechanica and Fraternity rages across the galaxy. Enter Hidomi, a young teenaged girl who believes there is nothing amazing to expect from her average life, until one day a new teacher named Haruko arrives at her school. Soon enough, Medical Mechanica is attacking her town and Hidomi discovers a secret within her that could save everyone, a secret that only Haruko can unlock. Back for the new season is FLCL series creator Kazuya Tsurumaki, serving as supervisor with director Hideto Iwai (Last Dinner).
In this half-hour live-action pilot, talented convicts vie for one last shot at success inside a Prison for the Performing Arts because they have to. Created by Tom Kauffman (Rick and Morty) and Paul Isakson, who serve as executive producers with Dan Harmon (Community, Rick and Morty), this pilot is being produced by Starburns Industries.
This quarter-hour animated pilot follows a wolf who carries a laser on his back and believes that love has no limit, that wearing do-rags gives you power and that Gawd is a lie. It was created by Henry Bonsu and written/executive-produced by Bonsu and Daniel Weidenfeld (China, IL).
A half-hour animated masterpiece written by Lars Kenseth about Chuck, Chuck Deuce is about a NorCal slacktivist/surfer who paddles out to carve mavericks, when – GAH-DOOSH! – a giant wave crushes him. Three weeks later, he walks ashore with no idea where he’s been, how he survived, or why his brain is now ravaged by hallucinations – everything from conjoined CIA agents, talking sex dolls, and sock puppet headed freaks. Like his herpes, Chuck ignores it and returns to his daily grind of violating nudity bans, protesting decency laws and skirting home-yak-milking statutes in his native Santa Cruz. But the question persists, what happened to Chuck out there… and is it really over? Chuck Deuce is executive produced by creator Chioke ‘Stretch’ McCoy and Matt Iles, with Jenn Tolman serving as producer.
AdultSwim.com Streaming Shows
Stupid Morning Bullshit – Weekdays at 11 am. (ET) Hosts field calls and break down current events in pop culture while occasionally setting things on fire in an otherwise relaxed, morning show environment.
Williams Street Swap Shop – Weekdays at 1 pm. (ET) Trade goods with other viewers or sit back and enjoy the fellowship of this live, daily community call-in swap meet.
Crosswords – Weekdays at 2 pm. (ET) Novices and experts alike are encouraged to call in to help solve a variety of challenging daily puzzles, including the esteemed New York Times crossword.
FishCenter – Weekdays at 4 pm. (ET) Fourteen enchanting and colorful fish are the stars of this live, daily interactive comedy and game show based around the Adult Swim aquarium.
Call of Karaoke – Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. (ET) Call in and sing along with your golden-throated, game-playing hosts who are happy to take requests while attempting to annihilate the enemy in a variety of shoot-em-up games.
Daytime Fighting League – Thursdays at 5 pm. (ET) Sixteen amateur fighters enter the ring to compete in ridiculous battles for a shot at the ultimate prize.
Sports Bitches – Thursdays at 6 pm. (ET) A couple of alpha males confront each other in various sports-themed video games while debating callers and showing clips of the biggest national sports stories of the week.
Development Meeting – Thursdays at 7.30 pm. (ET) Adult Swim fans are invited to call in and pitch their ideas to actual Adult Swim development execs, who also provide sneak peeks at new and never before seen clips.
Game Humpers – Fridays at 5.30 pm. (ET) Call in live to impress the experts with your best tips and tricks for a variety of games and challenges.
Toonami Pre-Flight – Fridays at 6.30 p.m. (ET) A deep dive into all things Toonami, including an in-depth look at shows and an interactive Facebook Question of the Week that gives fans a chance to join in the conversation.