‘Mr. Robot’ to Bring FSociety Coney Island to SXSW 2016

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FSociety is coming to SXSW. From Friday March 11-Monday March 14, 2016 SXSW will feature FSociety headquarters from Mr. Robot, complete with 100-foot Ferris wheel, hacker den and retro arcade.  This will take over the full Congress Avenue parking lot and USA will distribute t-shirts, fsociety masks and photo opportunities.

 

Complete elements of the fsociety Coney Island arcade experience include:

·        MR. ROBOT FERRIS WHEEL – A nod to the series’ iconic backdrop, the first of its kind, 100-foot Ferris wheel will stand in the heart of downtown Austin (West 4th Street and Congress). From 11:00am – 10:00pm, fans can board one of the 20-branded gondolas for a full, complimentary 360-degree view of the city.

·        HACKER ARCADESimilar to the underground fsociety lair, the recreated arcade will feature popular retro games for attendees.

·        PHOTO BOOTH – To become one of the fsociety hackers, festival-goers can stop by the provocative MR. ROBOT photo booth and share the creed of the 99%. They’ll be immersed in the story and stand alongside the hacktivists behind the masks.

·        THEMED GIVEAWAY – In tandem with the 90’s style of the drama series, consumers can visit the screen-printing t-shirt bar and walk away with their own wearable, limited-edition custom MR. ROBOT prints.

·        GRAFFITI ART INSTALLATION – Standing 8-feet tall, the freestanding art wall will display MR. ROBOT fsociety wild postings and stencil artwork.

·        HACKER LOUNGE – To unwind, fans can relax in the vintage, basement-inspired hacker lounge with monitors playing the series’ pilot episode daily. 

On Sunday, March 13 at 12:30pm, Rami Malek and Christian Slater, as well as Sam Esmail, will be doing a one-hour Q&A at the Austin Convention Center to discuss the realistic depictions of tech culture on Mr. Robot and why authenticity matters to a modern audience. It will take place at the Austin Convention Center.

 

 

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