Anyone who has been to Comic-Con knows that there is tons of free swag for the taking all around the San Diego Convention Center. FX is doing its part by giving out free trading cards for its hit shows Fargo, American Horror Story: Hotel, Archer, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, The Bastard Executioner and The Strain. With the Con starting just one week from today, Entertainment Weekly has revealed the cards for Fargo and American Horror Story: Hotel, which fans will be able to pick up at the FX Fearless Arena, between the Hilton Bayfront Hotel and the San Diego Convention Center. Take a look at all of the activities that fans can partake in at the Fearless Arena.
FX Networks' considerable presence at this year's San Diego Comic-Con will take on historic proportions with the first-ever, large-scale "FX Fearless Arena" fan experience consuming the Hilton Bayfront Park next to the Convention Center. Building on the popularity of last year's The Simpsons-based "Homer Dome," FX Networks will build a theme park featuring massive activations for The Strain, American Horror Story: Hotel, Fargo and The Bastard Executioner, as well as numerous other on-site features including contests, collectibles and more. The "FX Fearless Arena" will be ideally situated between the Convention Center and the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, the two leading locations for SDCC panels and presentations.
Fans will be able to register for the activations early by going to FXSDCC.com beginning July 7th. The first 2,500 pre-registered fans who visit the Arena will receive a free, exclusive FX Fearless giant tote bag in the Welcome Area. Must be 18 or older to participate in activations for The Strain, The Bastard Executioner and American Horror Story: Hotel.
Prove your fearlessness by entering a live-action virtual reality experience inspired by The Strain, the vampire thriller from Carlton Cuse and Guillermo del Toro, based off the best-selling book trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Using the Samsung Gear VR - powered by the Galaxy Note 4, fans will be taken on a two-and-a-half-minute adventure created exclusively for Comic-Con and featuring series regular Kevin Durand ("Vasiliy Fet"). It's the perfect preview for the second season of The Strain, which premieres on FX on Sunday, July 12th at 10 PM ET/PT.
Ryan Murphy's hit anthology horror series American Horror Story is back this fall with its fifth installment, Hotel, and FX is building a two-story model hotel to give viewers a taste of the era. Then fans will be able to venture inside one of eight "gifting suites" in order to capture the most flying bills and earn prizes.
"Escape the Forest" is the ideal duel inspired by Kurt Sutter's upcoming medieval drama The Bastard Executioner. Visitors don the mantle of "warriors" and square off against each other to prove their prowess with a high striker, a cross-bow, and a final puzzle challenge that will help them escape the "forest" and win a TBX-themed hooded t-shirt. The Bastard Executioner will debut on FX this fall.
Aw jeez, a blizzard in San Diego? Step inside a giant 20-foot inflatable snow globe featuring snow flurries and a façade of a Waffle Hut - a key location in the second installment of the award-winning limited series Fargo which returns to FX this fall.
Numerous other on-site installations and opportunities for prizes, collectibles and more are available, such as an Archer-themed water fountain shaped like Pam Poovey's Dolphin Puppet, an It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia sunscreen station and concert button giveaways for Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. The Kwik-E-Mart Truck will be on-site on Saturday, July 11th offering free Squishees in honor of The Simpsons, whose entire 26-season run is available exclusively on FXX and FXNOW, and there will also be a sweepstakes featuring a grand prize trip to a luxury hotel in Los Angeles or New York City. The Fearless Arena will also feature a mega LED wall showing clips of FX Networks shows, as well as a live social-media scroll featuring #FXSDCC. Premiums including The Bastard Executioner t-shirts, American Horror Story key chains, and waffle-scented Fargo air fresheners. Fans can also pick up complete limited edition collectible trading card sets - and complimentary carry cases - with cards from American Horror Story, Fargo, and The Strain. Cards include code for a 12-day trial access to FXNOW. Check out the Fargo and American Horror Story cards below.