Adult Swim Announces Events for San Diego Comic-Con 2023 (UPDATED)

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UPDATE: 7/17Adult Swim updated on Twitter about the events that will not be taking place due to the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes. 7/19 – Official AS Twitter has updated the full website which now confirms Smiling Friends M&G Cancelled as well as two new musical acts to replace Sarah Squirm and Eric Andre.
See below. More info as we receive it:

As the cliche usually goes, “Summer is heating up.” With that being said, Adult Swim has unveiled part of their San Diego Comic-Con surrounding events. SDCC is just a few short weeks away (from July 19 – 23) and Adult Swim is officially bringing their yearly Adult Swim Festival into town. Here are a list of the events, screenings, meet & greets and more!

Keep in mind, these are Pacific Daylight Times, and also they may be sold out by the time you go to check in (but don’t let that discourage you… hopefully more tickets will open up due to scalpers/roboscammers.. or maybe just sneak in? No, probably don’t do that…. BUT! If you know someone who knows someone… that might work too!)

Check out for more info – and keep an eye out on SDCC’s site for panel announcements:

Thursday, July 20th – Festival Grounds Open At 1pm

  • Venture Bros The Movie Meet & Greet – 6pm(Cancelled)
  • DeathbyRomy – 8pm
  • Akira Akira Dance Party – 9pm

Friday, July 21st – Festival Grounds Open at 5pm

  • Metalocalypse The Movie Meet & Greet – 2:30pm(Cancelled)
  • Smiling Friends Meet & Greet – 3:45pm(Cancelled)
  • Checkered Past Trivia & Screening – 5:15pm
  • Smiling Friends Rodeo & Live Draw – 6:15pm(Cancelled)
  • Hemlocke Springs – 7:30pm
  • Sarah Sherman – 8:15pm(Cancelled)
  • Debby Friday – 8:15pm
  • Flying Lotus – 9pm

Saturday, July 22nd – Festival Grounds Open at 5pm

  • Rick and Morty Meet & Greet – 2:30pm(Cancelled)
  • Genndy Tartakovsky Meet & Greet – 3:45pm
  • Toonami On The Green – 5:15pm
  • Genndy Tartakovsky Musical Experience – 6:15pm
  • Ginger Root – 7:30pm
  • The Eric Andre Show Live – 8:45pm(Cancelled)
  • Saba – 9pm
Taking Place July 20-22 Outside The San Diego Convention Center, All Festival Events
Are Free To Fans 18+ 
Adult Swim revealed details today for their annual Adult Swim Festival featuring an exciting schedule headlined by Eric Andre, comedian and host of “The Eric Andre Show,” and producer, rapper and filmmaker Flying Lotus. Taking place outside the San Diego Convention Center (5th Avenue Landing and Convention Way) on Thursday, July 20 through Saturday, July 22, the Adult Swim Festival on the Green in San Diego will also include performances by comedian Sarah Sherman (aka Sarah Squirm, “Saturday Night Live,” Adult Swim Flayaway Infomercial)Hemlocke SpringsGinger RootDeathbyRomy, and producer and DJ Akira Akira. All activities are free to attend, with advance reservations now available for the most popular moments at

“Adult Swim has always been more than its shows,” said Adult Swim President Michael Ouweleen. “It’s also about music, comedy, art, and, as often as possible, getting out there with the actual fans in real life and celebrating the stuff we love together. So that’s what this is about. And it’s free. But you have to promise us you’ll wear sunscreen and stay hydrated. And maybe wear a hat. Your mom asked that we make sure.”

In addition to the packed schedule of music and comedy acts, the Adult Swim Festival on the Green will feature can’t-miss custom show experiences. The “SMILING FRIENDS Rodeo” will celebrate one of Adult Swim’s most popular series with creators Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel. Acclaimed for their musical scores on “Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal” and “Unicorn: Warriors Eternal,” Tyler Bates and Joanne Higginbottom will be joined by a live orchestra for “The Genndy Tartakovsky Musical Experience,” with an introduction by acclaimed creator Genndy Tartakovsky himself. Anime fans are also in for a special treat with the “Toonami on the Green” event featuring breaking news, surprise guests and never-before-seen reveals. Plus, to celebrate Adult Swim’s forthcoming “Checkered Past” programming block, the festival will present a trivia and screening event.

Pop-Tarts® will offer fans a respite from the action by inviting them into The Toasting Room: A Pop-Tarts Dining Experience. Taking place throughout the Adult Swim Festival, fans can enjoy a delectable three-course prix fixe menu featuring a variety of iconic Pop-Tarts flavors and leave with special Pop-Tarts mementos. No reservation needed.

Festival attendees can also beat the heat with a hydration station at the festival that will be offering delicious, fruit-infused Hint Water and vitamin-boosted Hint+ Vitamin. Hint is water with a touch of true fruit flavor. A special pink hearse celebrating the July 26 season two premiere of the Adult Swim animated comedy “Teenage Euthanasia” will also be handing out bottles of Hint Water throughout San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter during the Adult Swim Festival.

Packed with fan meet and greets featuring the talent behind Adult Swim’s most beloved series, games, and prizes, all events are completely free for fans 18+ on a first-come, first-serve basis. Starting today fans can reserve their spot for the most popular moments by visiting

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