FX Details Plans for Comic Con ‘FXhibition’

The Strain Richard Sammel and Ruta Gedmintas Photo
Richard Sammel as Thomas Eichhorst and Ruta Gedmintas as Dutch Velders in ‘The Strain’ season 2 (Photo by Michael Gibson / FX)

FX Networks will be treating San Diego Comic Con attendees to interactive displays, photo opportunities, and live entertainment themed around their primetime series during the 2016 Con. Archer, American Horror Story, The Strain, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll displays and “innovative activations” will be set up outside the Hilton Bayfront next to the San Diego Convention Center during this year’s Comic Con.

The sold-out fanfest will be taking over San Diego’s Gaslamp District July 21st through July 24th. For more info on FX’s FXhibition, visit FXSDCC.com.

FX Networks’ FXhibition Details:

For attendees who love a thrill, American Horror Story will curate a virtual reality experience unlike any other that takes participants on a unique journey through terrifying encounters inspired by the hair-raising series. The AHS Fearless VR Experience will be an opportunity for American Horror Story fans to become a part of their favorite show and test the boundaries of their own fear. To avoid waiting in long lines, fans can reserve a spot at FXSDCC.com, beginning July 19th.

FXhibition will also offer Comic-Con revelers iconic photo opportunities with some of the network’s most beloved series. Art installations include:

The Strain will erect a 25-foot “infected” Lady Liberty statue.

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’s turbulent rock culture will be illustrated through a dramatic larger-than-life installation, featuring a smashed guitar with broken pieces several feet in size for a life size exhibit.

• On display in the FX Sculpture Garden, fans can take advantage of social media worthy photo opportunities with iconic characters sculpted as busts including, Archer’s “Pam Poovey,” American Horror Story: Asylum’s White Nun, Man Seeking Woman’s Troll, The Strain’s “Quinlan,” Baskets’ Clown and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s “Frank Reynolds” as the “troll” character from The Nightman Cometh.

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’s Paddy’s Pub will offer an escape from the heat providing water on tap for fans to stay cool throughout the day. A real bar will house the water taps and consumers will receive a branded collapsible cup to enjoy their drink. The FX Lounge will also be available throughout the day to provide shade and entertainment, where guests can rest their feet in seating inspired by some of the world’s most iconic chairs re-interpreted as notable props from various FX series, including the American Horror Story: Hotel Mattress as a Barcelona Bench and Archer’s Martini Olive as an Oliva Chair.

On Saturday, July 23, FX will host a broadcast of Archer Live! at the FXHibition space as part of a special “silent disco” featuring light up headphones, setting the park aglow for a late night screening. The first 300 people who arrive will receive an Archer 4-in-1 blanket.