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Adult Swim Tease Their San Diego Comic-Con Line-Up

 San Diego Comic-Con has grown from humble beginnings as a celebration of comics to become one of the biggest events in pop culture. Anyone whose anyone is usually there- and that includes the biggest names in animation. Adult Swim, one of the leading brands in adult animation has been previewing their 2024 Comic-Con offering.

Their SDCC plans are headline by a pirate-themed fan 'parrty', featuring special screening events, exclusive panels showcasing Adult Swim shows and the kick-off of a national tour to celebrate the forthcoming Rick and Morty: The Anime.

“For reasons too long to get into, we at Adult Swim have always used a pirate ship (and, owls, but maybe we’ll do that at a later con) as a metaphor for how we operate,” said Michael Ouweleen, president, Adult Swim. “We thought, since we like to think of us, fans and network, as all one thing, that we should bring the pirate ship to the harbor of San Diego this year and let everyone join us on the – erm – poop deck.”

The party will crash the shores of San Diego with a shipwreck adventure on the network’s Adult Swim on the Green space outside the San Diego Convention Center (5th Avenue Landing and Convention Way). The Adult Swim Pirate Parrty will include custom games exclusive first-looks, giveaways and evening entertainment with DJ Sets- no badge required.

The space will also host special events including:

AEW x Adult Swim “Battle for the Booty” Wrestling Tournament –" Join a collection of AEW wrestlers who will face-off in tag team matches against famous Adult Swim faces for a no-holds-barred event as each competitor vies for the chance to win the “Battle for the Booty” title." Thursday (7/25) at 7:30pm

Adult Swim’s Night of New – £Comic-Con attendees will be the first to experience a collection of brand-new Adult Swim series at this special screening event featuring the full-length premiere episodes of “Common Side Effects,” “Rick and Morty: The Anime,“Invincible Fight Girl,” and “Women Wearing Shoulder Pads” alongside more never-before-seen Adult Swim content.  The screening will also be livestreamed in real-time on Adult Swim’s YouTube Channel. Don’t miss your chance! Friday (7/26) at 7:30pm "

Fun with Zach and Michael – "Fresh off the finale of the hit series’ second season, join “SMILING FRIENDS” co-creators Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel for a special live-draw and fan Q&A event. Saturday (7/27) at 7:30pm"

The first 1000 attendees to join the Pirate Parrty at 1 PM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will receive an exclusive giveaway.

Confirmed Panel events include:


The fun continues inside with a series of can’t-miss panels featuring advanced looks, breaking news and insightful discussion from series creators and voice talent: 

•"Adult Swim’s “Common Side Effects” Series First Look – Come experience the side effects of an incredible panel discussion about Adult Swim’s highly anticipated new series.  “Common Side Effects.”  From executive producers Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, and creators Joe Bennett and Steve Hely, this comedic thriller follows two former high school lab partners who take on big pharma and government agencies as they try to bring a medicine that cures everything to the whole world. Co-creator Steve Hely and writer/director Sean Buckelew will join the series voice cast including Martha Kelly, Emily Pendergast, Joseph Lee Anderson and Dave King to discuss the new series. Friday (7/26) at 11am, Indigo Ballroom "


•"Adult Swim’s “Rick And Morty: The Anime” Series First Look – Go further into the multiverse of Rick and Morty with the new series “Rick and Morty: The Anime” as it lands at San Diego Comic-Con.  Writer/director Takashi Sano, producers Joseph Chou and Takenari Maeda, and Adult Swim’s head of action and anime Jason DeMarco will share details about the intergalactic adventure and show you the inner workings of the new series on Adult Swim. Friday (7/26) at 12pm, Indigo Ballroom "


•“My Adventures with Superman Screening Presentation and Panel – Join executive producers Jake Wyatt, Josie Campbell, Brendan Clogher, and voice cast members Jack Quaid, Alice Lee, Ishmel Sahid, and Kiana Madeira as they answer your burning questions from season two. Plus get the early scoop on all the action, comedy, and romance that awaits Clark, Lois, and Jimmy in season three. Airing on Adult Swim, “My Adventures with Superman” is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Saturday (7/27) at 10am, Indigo Ballroom"

This year's San Diego Comic-Con runs from Thursday, July 25 to Sunday, July 28, 2024.