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Camp Out at Comic-Con with Adult Swim!

Adult Swim is returning to San Diego Comic-Con, and once more upping the fan experience ante as they are wont to do! For 2018, the network is putting a unique spin on a favorite summer pastime as they turn the park behind the Convention Center into an 18-and-over campground jamboree! This is in addition to the celeb-filled show panels and cast/creator signings planned to keep AS fans happy campers all through the Con.

From Thursday through Sunday, campers can experience Adult Swim’s version of wholesome outdoors activity behind the Convention Center at 5th Ave. Landing and Convention Way, day and night — with free admittance. Register for park access at AdultSwimPresents.com.

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 make the most of their camp experience and earn collectible merit badges along the way. The Badge Badger and State Farm brand ambassadors will be awarding badges to stand-out campers who are best prepared for the con (think: sunscreen and hydration!). Plus, the new Camp Store (open late) will be packed with exclusive AS merch available only to SDCC badge holders.

Fans in the park and around the country on AdultSwim.com can catch live broadcasts of streaming series like FishCenter, Stupid Morning Bullshit and Williams Street Swap Shop (starting at 3 p.m. PT, Thurs.-Sun.) featuring surprise celebrity stop-ins.

When the sun goes down, Nighttime on the Green returns with free screenings and activities (Thurs.-Sat.). This includes the latest episodes and pilots, the yummy S’mores Station (featuring fun-sized Snickers) and access to special talent. Snickers is also presenting the #Rickmobile all week long throughout San Diego — track the mobile pop-up shop’s stops via social media to plan your big Rick and Morty merch shopping spree.

Adult Swim Comic-Con Schedule:

THURSDAY, JULY 19
Adult Swim Camp – 5th Avenue Landing and Convention Way 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. 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 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

8:00 p.m. – 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.

8:30 p.m. – The Venture Bros. Fan Event – Fans will watch two episodes from the new season of The Venture Bros. Creators Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick will be on hand to reveal secrets of the new season in a special Q&A session.

10:00 p.m. – 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

  • FLCL 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – 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, Batman Ninja).
  • Dream Corp LLC 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – 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. 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – 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.
  • Robot Chicken 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – 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 – 5th Avenue Landing and Convention Way 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

7:15 p.m. – 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).

8:15 p.m. – The Pillows Live In Concert – A event not to be missed! Special live concert to celebrate the new seasons of FLCL.

10:00 p.m. – 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
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Venture Bros.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Dream Corp LLC

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Robot Chicken

*The drawing for AS Signing tickets will begin at 9A 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 8:30A. 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.

(L-R): Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer during Adult Swim's The Venture Bros. panel at San Diego Comic-Con. [Photo courtesy Adult Swim]

(L-R): Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer during Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros. panel at San Diego Comic-Con. [Photo courtesy Adult Swim]

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