For a limited period of time, FX is recreating its San Diego Comic-Con experience online at FXSDCC.com. There, viewers will be tantalized upon logging in with the sights and sounds of the San Diego shoreline with a virtual FX exhibit assembled on the shore, much like it is during physical Comic-Con.
The network is presenting several shows and accompanying landing pages on the site, including White rapper comedy Dave; Comic-Con favorite American Horror Story; vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows, just renewed for a third season; animated anthology series Cake; and animated spy spoof Archer. There’s also a vertical for FX on Hulu-themed cosplay, so we’re guessing lots of vampires and scream queens.
Each vertical offers its own experience. American Horror Story, which has been airing for nine seasons, presents the “Test of Terror,” which this scared reporter would undoubtedly fail. At What We Do in the Shadows, you can take a tour of Guillermo’s room and then play a Guillermo the Vampire Slayer game. For Dave, you awkwardly enter through the crouch of his underwear where you find a version of his desktop, chats to watch and music to listen to—or in Dave parlance—Eargasms.
Cake’s vertical presents a series of videos on how to become an animator—complete with amazing animation as a backdrop—with Jeron Braxton, creator of “Daytime Noir” in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design Extension. And Archer will present the livestream of its virtual Comic-Con panel on Friday, July 31 at 9 p.m. PT.
Virtual San Diego Comic-Con started Wednesday, July 22 and runs all weekend with virtual panels, events, parties and cosplay. It’s not the same as scoring free drinks at parties all over the Gaslamp and then standing in line all night outside the San Diego Convention Center, but in times of pandemic we adapt.