FX Networks (who’s President, John Landgraf, is part of Oakland’s Skyline High School class of 1980, along with me, Zennie Abraham, and 600 others) is bringing “Fxhibition” back to San Diego Comic-Con for 2018.
The FX Networks’ buzziest and most beloved shows will come to life via an interactive combination of art and technology.
FXhibition 2018 will be on the lawn of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, once again, and will incorporate Near Field Communication (NFC) technology for the first time as part of innovative installations from hit shows such as Legion, American Horror Story, Mayans M.C. and Archer.
FX Networks Fans may register in advance at FXSDCC.com and use NFC on-site to record each moment of their personalized journey through the space, which will be captured in a virtual online gallery. FXhibition will be open to the public on the following days and times:
Thursday July 19th, 12pm – 6pm
Friday July 20th, 10am – 6pm
Saturday July 21st, 10am – 6pm
Sunday July 22nd, 10am – 2pm
FX Networks recent Los Angeles-based pop-up called “The LEGION Chamber” art instillation will be at San Diego Comic-Con. Cosplayers will be able to immerse themselves in an audiovisual experience commissioned by the internationally-acclaimed Marco Brambilla Studio. Inside, participants will find themselves literally disconnected from the outside world — and fully entrenched in the hypnotic digital realm of David Haller.
FX Networks Fans will also have the chance to step inside the “AMERICAN HORROR STORY Eccentricities Gallery,” featuring a collection of art and oddities inspired by AHS lore. The experience is aided by Augmented Reality (AR) technology, which reveals the secrets behind the objects and clues to the series’ upcoming eighth installment.
FXhibition 2018 will have more sharable video and photo opportunities, for example:
Mayans M.C. Deconstructed Bike Zone: The ultimate photo-op for biker fans at San Diego Comic Con. The deconstructed motorcycle is a bold display to introduce Mayans M.C., the highly-anticipated series from Kurt Sutter, creator of Sons of Anarchy. It will also feature a gallery of other acclaimed artists’ takes on the new series, including El Mac, David Flores and Oscar Magallanes.
Archer Sound Boxes: SDCC FX fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get inside the heads of their favorite Archer characters with this whimsical installation by taking a picture of themselves inside suspended sound boxes adorned with character art. Each sound box features classic sound bites from the show.
Sunny the 13th Sunscreen and Water Stations: FX will bring Camp Paddy’s Irish Pub to FXhibition in celebration of the upcoming 13th season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The FX space will feature playful camp-themed elements including a photo op, sunscreen and water stations. The water stations are specially designed for the San Diego Comic Con weather, which can rise up to the 90s during the day.
FX 3D Me: Any fan can become an FX hero: Just by stepping into a state-of-the-art 360-degree scanner that captures your picture from all angles, you’ll be transported into a digital art piece from your favorite show. Participating fans will also have an opportunity to get a physical 3D figurine model of themselves.
Become part of the San Diego Comic Con FXhibition experience, and sign up for your very own NFC bracelet, by visting our website FXSDCC.com.
Zennie Abraham is the CEO of Zennie62Media