On The Verge is back! Our next show returns today, September 22nd, 2012, just hours after summer ends, and we've got some goodies in store for you.

From prose to prototype, science fiction to science fact, we've built the entire show around the idea of our dreams of the future and how reality is catching up. For starters, we took a trip to Industrial Light & Magic for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the legendary special effects house and a chat with some of the minds behind the visual wizardry in The Avengers and There Will Be Blood. Then in the studio, we've got Microsoft Research's Andy Wilson to guide us through some of the wild technology being made in the Redmond labs. There'll be exclusive live tech demos you won't want to miss! (Update: we'll also have HTC's new Windows Phone 8X on hand — in all four colors!)

Josh, Nilay, and Paul will of course be together to talk about about the biggest stories of the month (you can probably guess one or two of those stories), and as always, you'll be privy to a selection of entertaining segments — ones that will ultimately change your perception of reality in ways you cannot even begin to fathom.

The show is taping at 5:00PM at the Manhattan Center TV Studio 1, located at 303 West 34th Street (across the street from Madison Square Garden and adjacent to the Hammerstein Ballroom) in New York City. Tickets will be available starting at 4:00PM to give people an equal opportunity to come to the show. Here's what you need to know:

  • There is no admission fee — tickets are completely free.
  • The event is all ages.
  • Ticketing will begin at the TV Studio at 4:00PM on Saturday. You cannot collect tickets for friends or family — anyone who would like to come must be present to get a ticket.
  • The venue is located at 303 West 34th Street (across the street from Madison Square Garden and adjacent to the Hammerstein Ballroom) in New York City. Directions to the theater can be found below
  • The show length is around an hour.

If you're a member of the media who wishes to attend, please contact us at: rsvp@theverge.com, and we'll try to accommodate you. All other non-media questions can be sent to: OnTheVerge@theverge.com.

Directions (see map here):

Subway

A C E to 34th Street - Penn Station stop, exit on the Northwest corner of 34th and 8th. Studio will be on the right, directly past the Tic Toc Diner.
1 2 3 to 34th Street - Penn Station stop, walk one avenue west on 34th Street .
B D F M N Q R to 34th Street - Herald Square, walk two avenues west on 34th Street.

Bus

Take M20 to the 8th Ave 34th Street stop. Exit the bus and walk west across 8th Avenue. TV Studio will be on the right directly past the Tic Toc Diner.
Take M34 to 8th Ave 34th Street stop.