SDCC 2023 – AS Adjacent Items of Interest

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We were never ones to stick to the script. We’re [adult swim] Fandom/News/Info/etc. by name, but at the same time, we also appreciate and celebrate a lot of the AS adjacent animation, comedy, action, etc. that was a product of or influenced by the network. Shows like Archer, Bob’s Burgers, Futurama, and more.

That being said, we’ve mentioned Adult Swim’s plans for next week’s big San Diego Comic-Con including Adult Swim Festival and the panels and screening they will be having. But if you’re not fortunate enough to make it to any of those, or if you’re looking for more… we have your back on a few panels of note worth attending:

(Note: This is a handful of goings on at SDCC. Check out their programming schedule site for other selections – In addition, there are plenty of booths to check out – Shout out to Toddland and that awesome Bob’s Burgers Wheelie Mammoth we’ll never get our hands on – Check out all the booths here)

Warner Bros. Television Screenings
Wednesday, July 19 • 6:00pm – 9:30pm – Ballroom 20
Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue our annual Preview Night tradition featuring the world premiere of the highly anticipated series Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake, alongside all-new episodes of Riverdale and Teen Titans Go!, and screenings of Mrs. Davis and Superpowered: The DC Story.

Paramount Pictures: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Thursday, July 20 • 11:30am – 12:30pm – Hall H
Paramount Pictures brings a panel discussion and footage presentation with filmmakers.
(Fun [as] Fact: King/Star/King!!! creator J.J. Villard created the logo for the film)

Max Original Animation
Thursday, July 20 • 11:00am – 12:30pm – Ballroom 20
Max Original Animation celebrates new and returning animated series’ including an expansion in the Adventure Time universe, Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake; a new animated series, Young Love, based on the characters from Matthew A. Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation’s Oscar-winning animated short, Hair Love; and a preview of the upcoming fourth season for the fan-favorite Harley Quinn. The panel will feature exclusive sneak peeks, surprise panelists, and more. Moderated by Damian Holbrook (TV Guide magazine).

Crunchyroll Industry Panel
Thursday, July 20 • 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Room 6A
Hear about all the latest and greatest anime coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source.

Masters of the Universe: Revolution, a Conversation with Kevin Smith and the Cast
Thursday, July 20 • 3:30pm – 4:30pm – Room 6BCF
Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma) hosts a roundtable discussion about He-Man and Skeletor’s most epic battle yet with the creators and cast of Revolution featuring Chris Wood, Melissa Benoist, Griffin Newman, and Tiffany Smith. Come for the exclusive scenes, stay for a goliath appearance by a special cast member.

FX’s Archer: 14th and Final Season Exclusive Screening and Q&A
Thursday, July 20 • 5:45pm – 6:45pm – Ballroom 20
Get ready to party, folks! Archer, the hit animated comedy series, returns to San Diego for one last blow-out celebration in advance of its upcoming 14th and final season, premiering August 30 on FXX. The landscape of the spy world is changing, and The Agency is now finding its way with Lana at the helm. Her goal is to make money while also making the world a better place, but running a spy agency isn’t so cut and driy . . . Come for a can’t-miss exclusive screening of the season opener and additional surprises.

Krapopolis Special Screening
Thursday, July 20 • 8:00pm – 9:00pm – Room 5AB
FOX is bringing Krapopolis to Comic-Con for a special screening in advance of the series premiere this fall. Set in mythical ancient Greece, Krapopolis tells the story of a dysfunctional family of humans, gods, and monsters that try their hand at running the world’s first cities—without trying to kill each other, that is. Created and exec produced by Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty), the series features the voices of Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd), Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows), Pam Murphy (Mapleworth Murders) and Duncan Trussell (The Midnight Gospel). Seats will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Solar Opposites
Friday, July 21 • 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Solar Opposites packs up the sci-fi and gets normal . . . for a second. Then it’s back to classic Solar chaos, mayhem in the Wall, and some all-new Silvercops adventures. Join the aliens for a hilarious and out-of-this-world first look at the upcoming fourth season on Hulu.

The Great North
Friday, July 21 • 4:00pm – 5:00pm – Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The Tobins are back at Comic-Con! Join your favorite Lone Moose family for a hilarious look at their outrageous Alaskan adventures on The Great North, ahead of its fourth season on FOX.

Bob’s Burgers
Friday, July 21 • 5:00pm – 6:00pm – Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Always a fan favorite at Comic-Con, the Emmy Award–winning animated series Bob’s Burgers returns to Comic-Con with an exciting first look at an upcoming episode before the series returns to FOX this fall. Sport your best Belcher costume and celebrate with a room full of Bob’s Burgers fans.

Best and Worst Manga of 2023
Friday, July 21 • 6:00pm – 7:00pm –
There’s a lot of manga available in English now, but what’s really worth reading? A panel of opinionated manga bloggers and comics curmudgeons share their picks for the best new manga that hit the shelves in the past year. In rapid-fire rounds, see them rave about their favorite continuing series! Watch them rant about the excruciatingly mediocre manga that they were forced to read (so you won’t have to)! Find out what Brigid Alverson (SmashPages, School Library Journal), Jillian Rudes (Japanese culture and manga special collections librarian, New York City Department of Education,, Siddharth Gupta (LumRanmaYasha, podcaster, and LumSquad podcasts), Laura Neuzeth (YouTube and TikTok vlogger, social media influencer), Varun Gupta (VLordGTZ, podcaster/writer, Demon Slayer Podcast and Manga Mavericks), and Deb Aoki ( loved and loathed to read in the past year, hear about their picks for the most anticipated upcoming releases for Fall 2023 and beyond, and discover their favorite underappreciated manga gems that are worth picking up.
(Fun Toonami Faithful Fact: VLord is a writer/contributor for our friends over at Toonami Faithful)

Mega64 20th Anniversary Panel
Friday, July 21 • 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Room 5AB
Mega64 has been creating videos and short films since 2003, assembling some of the most strange and viral clips the world of video games and anime has ever seen. They’ve done it all from the heart of their hometown, San Diego. The cast and crew Rocco Botte, Derrick Acosta, Shawn Chatfield, and Garrett Hunter celebrate their 20th anniversary right here in their own backyard!
(Fun [asc] fact: Mega64’s Podcast – which started in 2006 – was one of a couple inspirations for our starting The Swimcast)

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