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On The Verge returns Tuesday, October 30th with a trip to NASA, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, and more!

On The Verge returns Tuesday, October 30th with a trip to NASA, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, and more!

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Wear your best costume and celebrate Halloween with Josh, Nilay, and Paul

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Update: On The Verge is postponed until November 6th

That's right, we're back! On The Verge returns Tuesday, October 30th, and we'll be celebrating All Hallows' Eve in style! For starters, Paul Miller went on a couple trips to see the culture of invention on both the (relatively) smaller scale of Maker Faire and larger scale of NASA. Then in the studio we're excited to have Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley talk about the future of discovery (and maybe share a few secrets on how to get special badges).

Josh, Nilay, and Paul will of course be together again to talk about about the biggest stories of the month — and there will absolutely be a lot to talk about in this brave new world following major Apple, Microsoft, and Google events. And because it's Halloween, there will, in fact, be a costume contest — be sure to come dressed to impress. We'll also be giving away a few Samsung Galaxy Note IIs to audience members.

The show is taping at 7:00PM 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 6:00PM 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 6:00PM on Tuesday. 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.

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