Cartoon Network Powers Up San Diego Comic-Con with OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes

Show-inspired Interactive Booth Explores the World of the Newest Action Comedy, Joined by Steven Universe and Ben 10 Panels, Signings, and Much More Cartoon Network is levelling up this summer […]

Show-inspired Interactive Booth Explores the World of the Newest Action Comedy, Joined by Steven Universe and Ben 10 Panels, Signings, and Much More

Cartoon Network is levelling up this summer with a heroic event at San Diego Comic-Con (July 19-23) with a booth inspired by the world of the upcoming series OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes. Guests can step into a booth mirrored after Gar’s Bodega, the workplace of our aspiring heroes K.O. and his friends, and immerse themselves in a setup mimicking the one-stop shop containing everyone’s hero needs. A supersized balloon of K.O. will suspend high above the can’t-miss booth (#3735) where fans can get an unforgettable shopping experience and walk away with a one-of-a-kind blind box containing a premium exclusive to Comic Con.

A panel with OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes creator Ian Jones-Quartey and voice actors will precede the return of fan favorite Steven Universe headlined by panelists that include creator Rebecca Sugar, Grammy winner Estelle and more. Cartoon Network’s powerful lineup also boasts the premiere panel for Ben 10 and the return of its annual Summertime Go! Screening and Costume Contest where fans can attend in their favorite show character costume. Exclusive Comic Con one sheets will also be available at the respective signings. Other Cartoon Network series featured at San Diego Comic-Con include Unikitty, Teen Titans Go! and Justice League Action.

Steven Universe enthusiasts can also attend the first-ever intimate conversation with Sugar as she discusses the making of the official behind-the-scenes art book, The Art of Steven Universe: Art & Origins of the Emmy nominated TV series. Additionally, Cartoon Network has partnered with key licensees to offer Comic-Con fans exclusive items featuring characters from beloved franchises Adventure Time and Steven Universe as well as the Emmy Award-winning miniseries Over the Garden Wall. Fans can also check out their favorite Cartoon Network characters blown out into several larger-than-life helium globe balloons flanking The New Children’s Museum Reflecting Pool during the duration of the convention.

Below is a list of all panels, fan events, screenings, signings and exclusive product offered Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23.  Events as well as series producers and talent scheduled to appear are subject to change.

Cartoon Network Panels

Friday, July 21, 10:00a.m., Hilton Bayfront (Indigo Ballroom)

Cartoon Network Presents: OK K.O.! Let’s Be HeroesGet ready to witness the power of a true hero in training. Be the first to see exclusive content, dive into the super-powered world of Lakewood Plaza Turbo, and get to know the ever-enthusiastic K.O.!  Get all your hero tips from Ian Jones-Quartey (Creator & voice of Rad), Toby Jones (Co-Executive Producer), Kate Flannery (voice of Carol) and Courtenay Taylor (voice of K.O.)  Moderated by IGN’s Alanah Pearce.

 

Friday, July 21, 11:00a.m., Hilton Bayfront (Indigo Ballroom)

Cartoon Network Presents: Steven Universe – Hang out with Rebecca Sugar, Steven, and the gems, and be the first to hear the latest updates from Beach City. We’ve got never-before-seen footage, exciting announcements, and answers to all your burning questions!  Ok…maybe not all of them.  Join Rebecca Sugar (Creator), Deedee Magno-Hall (voice of Pearl), Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst), Estelle (voice of Garnet), AJ Michalka (voice of Stevonnie) with half-gem, half-human Steven Universe, Zach Callison, serving as half-guest, half-moderator!  You won’t want to miss it, believe us!

 

Saturday, July 22, 10:50a.m., Hilton Bayfront (Indigo Ballroom)

Cartoon Network Presents: Ben 10 – The Rustbucket has traveled far and wide to deliver Ben and his trusty alien heroes to sunny San Diego!  We have so much to share about what’s new with the show, the app and the toys.  We’ll have a lot of fun along the way with games and giveaways so set your Omnitrix to hero time!  Panelists include Greg Cipes (voice of Stinkfly), John DiMaggio (voice of Four Arms), Montse Hernandez (voice of Gwen), Roger Craig Smith (voice of Diamondhead), Tara Strong (voice of Ben Tennyson), John Fang (Executive Producer), Joe Casey (Man of Action Entertainment, Creator) and moderator Eric Bauza.

 

Cartoon Network Screenings, Special Events, Exclusive Products & More

Thursday, July 20, 8:00p.m., (SDCC Room 7AB)

Cartoon Network Screening and Costume BallTell your cousin, sister, papa and your mom that new episodes are a GO at the CON!  Cartoon Network is new all summer and we’re ready to go with exclusive sneaks of your favorites, along with peeks of our newest shows.  Dress as your favorite CN character and walk the runway for a chance to win incredible loot!  Psst – the first 50 kids age 12 & under who show up in costume will receive a special prize.  Guest judges include Ian Jones-Quartey (Creator & voice of Rad for OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes), Greg Cipes (voice of Stinkfly for Ben 10 and voice of Beast Boy for Teen Titans Go!), Zach Callison (voice of Steven for Steven Universe), Deedee Magno-Hall (voice of Pearl for Steven Universe), Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst for Steven Universe), led by the guy who has a voice in all of our shows, Eric Bauza!  And that’s how summertime goes!!

 

Sunday, July 23, 10:00a.m. (SDCC Room 29AB)

Steven Universe: Art & OriginsJoin Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar for her first San Diego Comic Con intimate conversation as she discusses the making of the official behind-the-scenes art book for the Emmy Award-nominated TV series:  Steven Universe: Art & Origins. Accompanied by Ian Jones-Quartey and the book’s author Chris McDonnell, they will cover a wide range of topics including influences; the process in developing the characters, design, and music for Steven Universe; and art from the new book, plus a fan Q+A. A ticketed photo op in the autograph area with Rebecca Sugar and Chris McDonnell will follow the session. 

 

Adventure Time Uglydoll (Booth 3245)

Uglydolls OX and Jeero are headed to Comic-Con, and this year’s cosplay theme is Adventure Time! Ox and Jeero spent a lot of time arguing over who got to be Jake the Dog and who got to be Finn the Human. Jake can stretch his limbs, and Jeero stretches the truth, so that sort of helped in reconfiguring the exclusive Jake the Dog and Finn the Human Uglydoll only available at San Diego Comic Con. Plus OX had the four day passes, so yeah he wins. Or Jeero wins. You win.

 

 

Steven Universe Cartoon Network Titans (Booth 5537)

Our affable cartoon hero Steven Universe is dressed in his favorite PJs (while he’s on his downtime away from saving Beach City with Crystal Gems) in an exclusive 3” TITAN vinyl collectible; or dressed smartly in a tuxedo, as seen in the show’s colorful song and dance number “Mr. Greg” for an exclusive 4.5” TITAN vinyl collectible.

 

Steven Universe: Art & Origins (Booth 1216)

The first book to take fans behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series, Steven Universe: Art & Origins is bursting with concept art, production samples, early sketches, storyboards and exclusive commentary plus a meticulous oral and visual history of the show and an all-access tour of the creative team’s process. The San Diego Comic-Con limited edition includes an exclusive cover and poster.

 

Cartoon Network X We Love Fine (Booth 1316)

Exclusive designs include chaotic Flame Princess surrounded by her element (Adventure Time), Peridot in all her green Crystal Gem glory (Steven Universe), and a nighttime themed shirt featuring silhouettes of Wirt and Greg encased in an outline of Beatrice (Over the Garden Wall).

 

Cartoon Network Signings

Friday, July 21

2:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.    OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes (San Diego Convention Center Autograph Area – AA03)

 

4:30p.m. – 6:00p.m.    Steven Universe (San Diego Convention Center Autograph Area – AA07)

 

Saturday, July 22

2:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.    Ben 10 (San Diego Convention Center Autograph Area – AA03)

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