October 6-9, 2017 • NYC
Be The Story

Come be a part of a gathering unlike any other! The FoST Festival is an immersive storytelling festival that puts you at the center of the action. Delight in interactive, multisensory exhibits, take in awe-inspiring live performances, try out cutting-edge new technologies, and learn from some of the smartest people from the worlds of entertainment, marketing, and technology about where storytelling is headed in the future.

See highlights from the 2016 FoST Festival below, and stay tuned for the announcement of 2017 programming!

2016 Lineup
2016 FoST Festival Trailer

  • Where and when does the 2017 FoST Festival take place?

    This year’s FoST Festival will take place October 6–9 at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, located at 1000 Richmond Terrace on Staten Island.

  • Who is FoST Festival for?

    The FoST Festival is open to everyone who is interested in experiencing firsthand the very latest and most-cutting edge immersive storytelling projects and technologies—from teachers and students to artists, designers, and technologists. Packed with interactive installations, performances by groundbreaking artists, and, conversations with leaders from the storytelling world, FoST Festival is designed to entertain, educate, and inspire.

  • When do tickets go on sale for 2017?

    Tickets will be going on sale late this summer. If you’d like to receive a notification, you can sign up for the FoST newsletter here, which includes information about our upcoming events.

  • How much do tickets cost?

    Regular and group ticket prices will be announced later this summer.

  • What's included with a ticket purchase?

    Your one-day FoST Festival ticket includes free transportation to and from our venue, Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island; access to all of our exhibition spaces, featuring the latest storytelling projects and technologies; memorable performances by groundbreaking artists; and access to our conversation panels with some of the biggest names in the storytelling world today.

  • Do you offer group ticket packages?

    Yes, we would love for your group to experience the FoST Festival! Please email for more information.

  • How do I get there?

    Travel to Snug Harbor is free and easy! Just take the Staten Island Ferry from lower Manhattan. Once you arrive at the Staten Island terminal, look for one of our FoST Festival volunteers, who will direct you to our free shuttle service to Snug Harbor.

  • What is the difference between the FoST Summit and FoST Festival?

    The FoST Summit is a two-day, 500-person, invitation-only gathering of top professionals who are interested in learn about the art, science, and business of storytelling. Those who are selected to attend take part in intimate roundtable conversations featuring leaders from Fortune 100 companies, brilliant technologists, marketing visionaries, and renowned academics; acquire new skills in hands-on creative workshops; experience the latest in storytelling projects and technologies in our exhibition spaces; enjoy memorable performances by groundbreaking artists; and network and form new relationships with other influencers and creators.

    This year’s FoST Summit will take place October 4–5 at Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island.

    The FoST Festival is a public event open to anyone interested in learning about the big ideas, trends, and technologies shaping the storytelling landscape. Your ticket allows you to spend a full day at our venue, which features exhibitions of cutting-edge storytelling projects and technologies, a multiperson VR theater, memorable live performances and surprise interactions, and conversation panels with leading voices from the storytelling world.

    This year’s FoST Festival will take place October 6–9 at Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island.