FoST FESTIVAL

October 6-8, 2017 • NYC
Overview

The world’s leading immersive storytelling event is coming to Snug Harbor, Staten Island, October 6–8. Come lose yourself in the very best interactive, cutting-edge storytelling experiences from around the world, including:

  • Over 100 exhibits—many of them world premieres—including the best in VR, AR, mixed reality, haptics, AI, games, and interactive films
  • The latest immersive technologies from Microsoft, Oculus, Samsung, and others
  • Panel conversations with some of the hottest voices from the worlds of media, entertainment, technology, education, and marketing
  • Main stage evening entertainment featuring comedy, spoken word, music, dance, circus performers, and more
  • Amazing food experiences
  • Free transportation to and from Snug Harbor
2017 Lineup
STORY ARCADE

FoST Festival’s main exhibition space, the Story Arcade features over 100 examples of the world’s best immersive storytelling experiences. Transform your body into an AR paintbrush, explore the galaxies with haptic VR, get catapulted through space by a 9-ton robotic arm while you experience an original VR film—and much, much more!

More Festival Features

PANELS
The FoST Festival will feature twelve panels with some of the smartest and most insightful people from the worlds of entertainment, marketing, technology, and more. Stay tuned as we announce the full lineup in the coming weeks!

FOOD & DRINK
Entertain your tastebuds with food and drink from NYC's hottest restaurants and vendors. Full lineup coming soon!
Location

One of New York City’s hidden gems, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden began its life in the mid-nineteenth century as a home for retired sailors. Today, the sprawling 83-acre campus is a thriving regional arts center that includes landmark buildings, lush gardens, and wide-open spaces. It’s a place where history and the arts come alive in one of the city’s most unique architectural complexes and historic landscapes.
Travel

Travel to and from Snug Harbor is free and easy! Simply board the free the Staten Island Ferry from lower Manhattan—ferries depart promptly every half hour. Once you arrive at the Staten Island Terminal, one of our FoST Festival volunteers will greet you and whisk you away to Snug Harbor via our free shuttle service. Our shuttles will also be running at regular intervals from Snug Harbor to take guests back to the ferry once they are finished at the Festival.
2017 Partners
EPIC

HEROIC

CLASSIC