Cartoon Network At San Diego Comic Con 2018
The world famous convention for comics, movies, TV shows and animation – San Diego Comic Con will be held between July 19th and July 22nd at the San Diego Convention Center, and as usual, Cartoon Network will be running special events at the convention, with a final goodbye to Cartoon Network’s long-running animated series – Adventure Time, a multi-show Cartoon Network panel featuring special guests and also two special Steven Universe panels. At the Cartoon Network booth during the convention, fans will get to enjoy a unique Steven Universe experience, where they will meet the Crystal Gems above a crystal landscape, giving fans the opportunity to be in a scene with their favourite characters.
The Adventure Time panel will take place on Friday 20th July at Hilton Bayfront’s Indigo Ballroom, running from 10am to 11.15am, this will include a musical performance featuring some of the most recognisable songs from the series, plus special guests and an exclusive series finale trailer.
On Thursday 19th July, from 4.30pm to 5.30pm there will be a special Steven Universe panel in-partnership with the Dove Self-Esteem Project, the panel is called the “Superheroes of Body Positivity Panel” and it will discuss the importance of body positivity in both the real and the animated world. At the panel, Steven Universe creator – Rebecca Sugar will be present along with the voice of Garnet – Estelle Darlings. On Saturday 21st July, Rebecca Sugar, Estelle, Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl) and Zach Callison (Steven Universe) will gather round at the official Steven Universe panel in the Indigo Ballroom at San Diego’s Hilton Bayfront, the panel will be held from 10am to 11.15am, some “epic announcements” have been promised, and of course, musical performances with a ukulele.
At 2pm on Saturday 21st July in Room 25ABC, Cartoon Network will be having a cross-show panel for its new and current animated productions called “Cartoon Network Creators: Drawing on Inspiration”, featuring show creators Matt Burnett and Ben Levin from Craig of the Creek, Daniel Chong from We Bare Bears, Diego Molano from Victor and Valentino and Julia Pott from Summer Camp Island, the panel will be moderated by the creator of OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes – Ian Jones-Quartey.
On Thursday 19th July at 6pm at the Harbor Ballroom at the Manchester Grand Hyatt is The Her Universe Fashion Show: Cartoon Network Junior Designer Showcase. The Her Universe Fashion Show is now in its 5th year and it’s a design competition where 24 fashion designers compete against each other for the opportunity to design a Her Universe fashion collection from Hot Topic. Cartoon Network has sponsored the junior designer contest, and kids and young people aged between 5 and 17 years old took part in the competition. Four winners have been chosen and they will reveal their winning designs at the Cartoon Network Junior Designer showcase during the Her Universe Fashion Show. The event will be hosted by actress and Her Universe founder, Ashley Eckstein, the show will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt on Thursday 19th July, doors open at 5.15pm.
On Sunday 22nd July at the Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom is Cartoon Network’s Best Summer Ever Costume Ball which be held between 11.30am and 1pm, as the name suggests, it will be summer themed and it’s also a costume contest with special guest judges from the people behind Cartoon Network’s most popular shows. There will also be games, exclusive sneak peek clips and prizes too, parents are even encouraged to take part in the costume contest with their kids.
Warner Bros Animation Events At San Diego Comic Con
Cartoon Network’s sister animation studio – Warner Bros. Animation are also running a few events themselves including show panels for DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty!
Friday 20th July
DC Super Hero Girls Special Video Presentation and Q&A
12.30pm to 1.30pm: Room 6DE
DC Super Hero Girls is a brand new show coming soon to Cartoon Network and follows the teenage lives of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl and many others attending a high school for teenaged super heroes. They might just be teenagers but they have the responsibility of protecting the city of Metropolis from the some of the most fearsome school-aged villains of the DC Universe. Alongside the new series, there’s two new graphic novels – “Out of the Bottle” and “Search for Atlantis”. DC Group Editor Marie Javins will be at the presentation for a sneak peek at upcoming books, and show producer Lauren Faust and other members of the creative team for a first look at this upcoming series.
Saturday 21st July
Unikitty! New Episode Premiere and Q&A
10am to 11am: Room: 6DE
A special panel for Cartoon Network’s and Warner Bros. Animation’s Unikitty animated series which follows the character of the same name that originated from The Lego Movie and the upcoming sequel – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, there will be plenty of sparkle matters and happiness as show producers Lynn Wang and Ed Skudder, animation director Anna Hollingsworth and voice talent – Tara Strong, Grey Griffin, Eric Bauza, H. Michael Croner, Roger Craig Smith will all be present at the panel, plus a brand-new episode sneak peek and an opportunity for fans to ask questions about the show.
Cartoon Network Autograph Signings
Friday 20th July
3pm to 4pm (AA02)
Insight Editions Steven Universe Deluxe Hardcover Blank Sketchbook: Rebecca Sugar Edition Signing With Rebecca Sugar
12pm to 1pm (Insight Edition Booth #3721)
Saturday 21st July
12.50pm to 1.50pm (AA06)
Cartoon Network Creators: Drawing On Inspiration
5pm to 6pm (AA06)
The convention, there will be some Steven Universe and Adventure Time themed merchandise exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con including a Steven Universe Sketchbook (Insight Editions, Booth #3721), a Steven Universe Zagwear Exclusive Plushies (UCC Distributing, Inc., Booth #5610), a Steven Universe Cookie Cat Original Print T-Shirt (For Fans By Fans, Booth #1316), Adventure Time 7” Vinyl (Mondo, Booth #435), Adventure Time: Beginning of the End #1 comic book (BOOM! Studios, Booth #2229), Adventure Time Coloring Book (Dark Horse, Booth #2615) and The Powerpuff Girls Titan Figures 3-Pack (Titan, Booth #5537).
Steven Universe Sketchbook: Features a foreword and drawings by show creator Rebecca Sugar along with the show’s other artists, and plenty of blank pages to bring out your inner artist.
Steven Universe Zagwear Exclusive Plushies: Plushies include Lars (of the Stars), Yellow Diamond, Blue Diamond, Pink Diamond, Sparkle Cookie Cat, Peridot, Night Lion and (Sitting) Pink Lion.
Steven Universe Cookie Cat Original Print T-Shirt: A special Cookie Cat in charcoal t-shirt by Steven Universe fan and illustrator Shelby Chin.
Adventure Time 7” Vinyl An exclusive vinyl record featuring tracks “Friends Don’t Fight” (both with vocals and instrumental) and “Manlorette Party” with art work created by artist JJ Harrison.
Adventure Time: Beginning of the End #1 Comic Book: A comic book featuring an original storyline: Finn breaks a promise he can’t remember making and Chronologius Rex, the lord of Hours and All Time, confronts him. Finn and Jake go on a journey to save Finn before he is erased from every reality.
Adventure Time Coloring Book: Featuring 45 original Adventure Time drawings by various artists. At the Dark Horse Comics booth there will be an Adventure Time and Steven Universe colouring wall.
The Powerpuff Girls Titan Figures 3-Pack: Exclusive glow-in-the-dark Powerpuff Girls figurines, featuring Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup.
From The Turner USA Press Release: Cartoon Network Goes Big at San Diego Comic-Con: Fans Can Celebrate Steven Universe, Adventure Time and More with Panels, Signings, and Products Exclusive to the Con
Cartoon Network is bringing an out-of-this world fan experience at Comic-Con (July 19-22) with an overall immersive Steven Universe experience, an homage to Adventure Time, along with additional signings, panels and exclusive product offerings.
Inspired by the illustrious mythology of Steven Universe, this year’s booth (#3735) will greet fans with large, iconic figures of the Crystal Gems above a crystal landscape. A screen embedded in the crystal will show what’s waiting inside – the chance to be in an epic parallax scene with their favorite characters!
Kicking off Thursday, July 19, Grammy winner and voice of Steven Universe’s Garnet, Estelle, joins show creator Rebecca Sugar and her friends from the Dove Self-Esteem Project for a conversation about the importance of inclusion and body positivity that the series has been so celebrated for.
Adventure Time fans can grab their friends and gear up for the Ultimate Adventure Friday, July 20 as the cast and crew comes together in the Indigo Ballroom for its final panel. Come along and celebrate Cartoon Network’s longest running series with live music, special guests and a few mathematical surprises.
On Saturday, July 21, meet back in the Indigo Ballroom for Cartoon Network’s official Steven Universe panel, complete with musical performances, never-before-seen clips and appearances from your favorite Gems! Cartoon Network is also bringing together its hottest new creators for its inaugural Drawing on Inspiration panel, featuring creators from OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, Craig of the Creek, We Bare Bears, Summer Camp Island and Victor and Valentino. Exclusive signing posters will be available at each panel’s respective signings. Capping off the weekend is the return of Cartoon Network’s annual Best Summer Ever Costume Ball where kids of all ages will have a chance to dress up as their favorite show character. Other series featured at San Diego Comic-Con include Unikitty! and DC Super Hero Girls.
Cartoon Network has partnered with key licensees to offer attendees official SDCC-exclusive consumer products featuring characters from beloved franchises Steven Universe, Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls.
Below is a list of all panels, fan events, screenings, signings and exclusive product offered Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22. Events as well as series producers and talent scheduled to appear are subject to change.
Cartoon Network Panels
THURSDAY, JULY 19
SUPERHEROES OF BODY POSITIVITY: A CONVERSATION WITH STEVEN UNIVERSE’S REBECCA SUGAR AND FRIENDS
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Horton Grand Theatre
Calling all Crystal Gems! The Dove Self-Esteem Project and Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe have partnered to educate young people on body confidence through the Emmy(R)-nominated hit series’ celebrated themes of inclusion and empowerment. Join Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar and experts from the Dove Self-Esteem Project for a conversation on the importance of body positivity in both the real and animated world.
FRIDAY, JULY 20
10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom
Cartoon Network invites you to come along with us to celebrate 10 seasons of this most mathematical show! We don’t want to spoil too many of the surprises but, we can promise you a live musical performance featuring some of your favorite tracks from the series along with special guests and an exclusive series finale trailer! Grab your homies and don’t miss this epic celebration before The Ultimate Adventure.
SATURDAY, JULY 21
10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. | Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom
Did you hear that Cartoon Network is bringing Steven Universe back to Comic-Con? You’d better believe it! Estelle (Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Zach Callison (Steven), and the true Diamond Authority, series creator Rebecca Sugar will share insights about the show, epic announcements and we’re pretty sure Rebecca is bringing her ukulele. Our future-vision tells us this is a panel you won’t want to miss!
CARTOON NETWORK CREATORS: DRAWING ON INSPIRATION
2pm – 3pm | Room 25ABC
Meet the creators of Cartoon Network’s most beloved and exciting new shows! This talented group of creative leaders will share why they were inspired to get into animation, highlights of their paths to becoming show runners and insights on what it takes to bring stories to life. They’ll also reveal some exciting news about… well, you’ll have to come to find out! Join Matt Burnett and Ben Levin from Craig of the Creek, Daniel Chong from We Bare Bears, Diego Molano from Victor & Valentino and Julia Pott from Summer Camp Island, moderated by Ian Jones-Quartey from OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes.
Cartoon Network Screenings and Special Events
THURSDAY, JULY 19
THE HER UNIVERSE FASHION SHOW: CARTOON NETWORK JUNIOR DESIGNER SHOWCASE
6 p.m. | Manchester Grand Hyatt – Harbor Ballroom
The 5th annual Her Universe Fashion Show is a design competition where 24 designers compete with their original “geek couture” designs for the chance to win the ultimate prize – the opportunity to design a Her Universe fashion collection for Hot Topic. Cartoon Network has sponsored the junior designer contest, where youth ages 5-17 had the opportunity to submit designs inspired by The Powerpuff Girls in celebration of the 20th Anniversary. Four winners were chosen and they will reveal their designs during the Cartoon Network Junior Designer showcase during the Her Universe Fashion Show. Hosted by actress and Her Universe Founder, Ashley Eckstein, the show will once again be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt on Thursday, July 19th. Doors open at 5:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, JULY 22
CARTOON NETWORK BEST SUMMER EVER COSTUME BALL
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom
Kids, get ready for the Best Costume Ball Ever! Cartoon Network is throwing the hottest party of the season and we want you to join us. Kick off your flip flops, ditch the bathing suit and show off your chillest, most creative costumes. Oh and did we mention guest judges from some of your favorite Cartoon Network shows? We’ll play games, share exclusive never-before-seen clips and hand out some sizzling prizes. Parents, turn up the heat by getting in on the action with a family costume. Make your Best Summer Ever complete with a party you’ll remember all year long!
Steven Universe Sketchbook (Insight Editions, Booth #3721)
Let the colorful characters of Steven Universe inspire your creativity with this gorgeous sketchbook. Available as a limited-release early preview at SDCC, the sketchbook features an exclusive foreword from show creator Rebecca Sugar along with whimsical drawings from her and the show’s other artists. This sketchbook invites Steven Universe fans to bring out their inner artist within its blank pages.
Steven Universe Zagwear Exclusive Plush (UCC Distributing, Inc., Booth #5610)
Zagwear is premiering Steven Universe exclusive plushies featuring Lars of the Stars, Yellow Diamond, Blue Diamond, Pink Diamond, Sparkle Cookie Cat, Peridot, Night Lion and Sitting Pink Lion.
Steven Universe Cookie Cat Original Print T-Shirt (For Fans By Fans, Booth #1316)
The adorable Cookie Cat Steven T-Shirt in charcoal by Steven Universe fan and illustrator Shelby Chin is a San Diego Comic Con exclusive available only at For Fans By Fans Booth # 1316. ForFansByFans.com is a community that bridges the gap between fans, artists, and the worlds that inspire them.
Adventure Time 7″ Vinyl (Mondo, Booth #435)
Mondo is debuting a SDCC 2018 Adventure Time exclusive vinyl featuring tracks “Friends Don’t Fight” (both with vocals and instrumental) and “Manlorette Party.” The vinyl cover art work is custom created by artist JJ Harrison and they will be sold at the Mondo booth for $12 +tax. Supply is limited, so make sure to get them before they’re gone!
Adventure Time: Beginning of the End #1 (BOOM! Studios, Booth #2229)
When Finn breaks a promise he can’t remember making, Chronologius Rex, the lord of Hours and All Time, confronts him. Journey with Finn and Jake as they work to save Finn before he is erased from every reality! Honoring the series finale of Cartoon Network’s longest-running series, Adventure Time: Beginning of the End #1 will be sold exclusively at the BOOM! Studios Booth.
Adventure Time Coloring Book (Dark Horse, Booth #2615)
Dark Horse and Cartoon Network are teaming up for a SDCC 2018 exclusive early preview Adventure Time coloring book! Bring Finn and Jake’s adventures to life in this official coloring book, featuring 45 original images by various artists. They are also adding a little color to the lives of Cartoon Network fans with a 59″x59″ coloring wall featuring illustrations from the network’s longest running series Adventure Time and fan-favorite Steven Universe. Comic con attendees can stop by their booth starting Thursday to color in the gigantic coloring book pages and get a chance to purchase new products.
The Powerpuff Girls Titan Figures 3-Pack (Titan, Booth #5537)
Titan Entertainment are bringing their first EXCLUSIVE The Powerpuff Girls Glow-in-The-Dark 3″ TITANS three-pack to SDCC 2018! Celebrating 20 years of Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls, this set features Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup straight outta Townsville – ready for action with super glow-in-the-dark highlights.
Cartoon Network Signings
FRIDAY, JULY 20
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. | AA02
INSIGHT EDITIONS STEVEN UNIVERSE DELUXE HARDCOVER BLANK SKETCHBOOK: REBECCA SUGAR EDITION SIGNING WITH REBECCA SUGAR
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | Insight Editions Booth #3721
SATURDAY, JULY 21
12:50 – 1:50 p.m. | AA06
CARTOON NETWORK CREATORS: DRAWING ON INSPIRATION
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. | AA06