Get ready for the F-Society Ferris wheel during SXSW

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mrrobot__twocolumncontentTuesday, the Austin Movie Blog discussed the forthcoming SXSW panel regarding USA’s critical smash hit “Mr. Robot.”

Here is the description:

Coding on Camera: MR. ROBOT & Authenticity on TV

Sam Esmail, Rami Malek and Christian Slater will take part in a “Coding on Camera: MR. ROBOT & Authenticity on TV” a panel in the Future of Entertainment Convergence track at SXSW 2016. Mr. Robot World Premiered in the Episodics section of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival and went on to win critical and audience acclaim.

(Sunday, March 13, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Room EFG, Austin Convention Center)

But that is, of course, for badgeholders only.

Wednesday, “Variety” reported that  the USA Network would sponsor a ten story, 100-foot ferris wheel “in the heart of downtown from March 11 to March 14 where fans can board one of the gondolas for an aerial view of the city.” This is in tribute to the show’s Coney Island setting, out of which the hacker group F-Society operates.

It will come with a “hacker lounge” and “a retro arcade full of retro games for attendees to play,” a photo booth, giveaways, a screen-printing T-shirt bar and more.

“Mr. Robot” picked up the audience award at last year’s SXSW; the show became a cultural conversation soon after.

 


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