Adult Swim has announced their plans for Comic Con, including the list of shows that will be featured in panels, and the list of talent set to appear to talk about their related series, including Rob Corddry, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Seth Green, Patton Oswalt, Amy Sedaris, Eric Andre, Hannibal Buress and others. Also on the menu for Adult Swim fans is the Adult Swim Funhouse, which will offer viewers a chance to wander through a themed funhouse for the chance to earn themselves a t-shirt.
We'll get to the Funhouse in a minute, first, the panels. Set to be featured in panels at Comic Con in San Diego next month are The Venture Bros., Childrens Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV, Robot Chicken, Aqua TV Show Show, Squidbillies, The Eric Andre Show, The Heart, She Holler, China, IL and sneak peeks of other new and upcoming series on deck for Adult Swim, including Morty, Hot Package, King Star King and Mr. Pickles.
Below is the schedule for the panels. Specific times and room locations have yet to be announced, but if memory serves, Adult Swim spent a lot of time over at the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront in previous years, so that might be where fans can expect to find at least some of those panels this year, though we'll have to wait for official confirmation to know for sure.
ADULT SWIM PANELS Thursday, July 18 The Heart, She Holler
The creators and stars of Adult Swim’s epic TV event, The Heart, She Holler, will explain it all at this panel. Executive producers John Lee (Xavier: Renegade Angel, Wonder Showzen), and Alyson Levy (Xavier: Renegade Angel, Wonder Showzen) will be joined by cast members Patton Oswalt (United States of Tara, Ratatouille), Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy) and Heather Lawless (The Campaign). The panel will be moderated by Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers, 30 Rock).
Friday, July 19 The Venture Bros.
Show creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer will discuss the original series, now in its fifth season, and answer fan questions. They will be joined by the voice of Brock Samson, Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, The Tick).
Come watch a sneak peek of Childrens Hospital season 5 and hear from the show’s creative team, led by creator and star Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), executive producer Jonathan Stern (Burning Love, Newsreaders) and executive producer David Wain (The State, Wanderlust). They will be joined by members of the show’s ensemble cast of comedic heavyweights, including Lake Bell (How to Make It in America), Erinn Hayes (Parenthood), Ken Marino (Party Down, The State) and Rob Huebel (Human Giant, The Descendants).
NTSF:SD:SUV:: (National Terrorist Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle::)
Come watch a sneak peek of NTSF:SD:SUV:: season 3 and hear from the show’s creative team led by creator and star Paul Scheer (The League), executive producer Jonathan Stern (Childrens Hospital, Newsreaders) and consulting producer Curtis Gwinn (Fat Guy Stuck in Internet). They will be joined by members of their ensemble cast including Karen Gillan (Dr. Who), Brandon Johnson (Funny or Die), June Diane Raphael (Burning Love, Ass Backwards) and Martin Starr (Party Down, Freaks and Geeks).
The Eric Andre Show and Hot Package
Adult Swim’s late night hosts will share the stage for a season preview and fan questions. Eric Andre (Don’t Trust the B—in Apartment 23), host of the returning late night talk show The Eric Andre Show, and his sidekick Hannibal Buress (30 Rock, SNL) will be joined by Derrick Beckles (TV Carnage), host of the new live-action fictional Canadian entertainment news program Hot Package.
Co-creators/executive producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are joined by head writers/co-executive producers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root, actor/writer Breckin Meyer, writer/director Zeb Wells, and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, to discuss the Emmy-winning series. Come watch a sneak peek and get your questions answered about the upcoming new season and the next Robot Chicken DC Comics Special. Keith Crofford, vice president of production for Adult Swim, will moderate the panel.
Creator and executive producer Brad Neely and executive producer Daniel Weidenfeld discuss the second season of the animated series China, IL, which will air this fall. They will be joined by cast member Hannibal Buress (30 Rock, SNL). The panel will be moderated by Jonah Ray (The Meltdown, The Nerdist).
Saturday, July 20
Rick and Morty
Premiering this winter, Rick and Morty is a show about a sociopathic scientist who drags his unintelligent grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Executive producers Dan Harmon (Community, Channel 101) and Justin Roiland (Channel 101) will preview the new animated series, and will be joined by writer Ryan Ridley and cast members Spencer Grammer (Greek) and voice actress Kari Wahlgren. The panel will be moderated by Rob Schrab (The Mindy Project, SCUD).
[adult swim] Presents
Dave Willis (Squidbillies, Aqua TV Show Show) and Ned Hastings (Squidbillies, Aqua TV Show Show) will discuss the return of long-running animated series Aqua TV Show Show and Squidbillies. Christy Karacas (Robotomy) will preview season 4 of Superjail! and JJ Villard (Monsters Vs. Aliens) and Tommy Blacha (Metalocalypse) will discuss the upcoming new series King Star King. Also fans will get an exclusive look at new Adult Swim series Mr. Pickles from creators Will Carsola and Dave Stewart (Funny Or Die Presents Nick Swardson's Pretend Time).
Back to the mentioned Adult Swim TV Funhouse, which will make its official grand opening at SDCC, "to the delight and confusion of attendees." Adult Swim says the magic castle be set up in the Petco Park parking lot, just over the footbridge across from the convention center. Fans will be able to enter the world of Adult Swim and lose themselves within the 10+ rooms. Guests will face multiple paths and challenges as they crawl, dance and sing their way to the end, where they'll receive an Adult Swim Funhouse custom live screen printed t-shirt. Because getting free stuff is part of what we brave the lines for, right?
Free for fans, tickets will be distributed at the Funhouse each day starting at 4:00 p.m. and will be openThursday, July 18 – Saturday, July 20 from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. each night.
With Adult Swim announcing their line-up of events, hopefully this means we'll hear from Cartoon Network on what they have planned for SDCC as well! Keep up with our SDCC coverage here.