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FIVARS - Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories


Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM - Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

FIVARS - Festival of International Virtual and...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Advance Ticket, (19+), Sept 19th, 2015 (Signed Waiver required for each VR demo, see FAQ for details.) Ended CA$10.00 CA$0.95
Advance Ticket, (19+), Sept 20th, 2015 (Signed Waiver required for each VR demo, see FAQ for details.) Ended CA$10.00 CA$0.95

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Event Details


FIVARS, the Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories, the first of its kind, will showcase a new wave of filmmakers and content producers who push the boundaries of virtual reality (VR) narratives.

Think of the experience as a cross between a short film, or sometimes a walking simulator, and a theme park ride. You will be seated in a rotating chair and wear a head-mounted display and headphones.

The Festival will be running Sept 19th - 20th, 2015, between 11:00am to 7:00pm each day at 77 Peter Street.  More details about individual Virtual Reality stories can be found at our primary site  

UG3 Live

Due to the nature of the venue and content, you must be 19+ years old to attend this event and sign a waiver.

There is no one solution to great storytelling in virtual reality; we have chosen a selection of 20 of the greatest examples, ranging from the longest up to 19 minutes, to the shortest delivering a very impactful 2 mins. 

Building your own personalized program at the event, you can choose from artistic, dramatic or comedic fiction, animation, documentary, interactive, intense or even horror-based experiences, mixing and matching to your preference.

With your ticket, you choose up to 30 minutes of immersive experiences per ticket. Advance ticket sales @ $10 will finish Sept 18th, 2015, at 11:59pm. There will be a ticket rushline at the door and we will try to accommodate as many as possible but not guaranteed. Tickets at the door will be $15 only upon successful admission.

Day 1 and Day 2 of the event will carry the same content. A ticket purchased for Sept 19th, 2015 is only good for the 19th, and likewise a ticket purchased for Sept 20th, 2015 is only good for the 20th, tickets do not carry over to following days.  There are over 100 minutes of Virtual Reality story content available for viewing. Viewers may choose to purchase more than one ticket or a ticket for each day and will still find new experiences to enjoy.



Is there a waiver for this event, and what happens if I do not sign it?
Before purchasing tickets you agree that you have read the Samsung Gear VR Waiver: listed immediately below this paragraph, and acknowledge that you will be required to sign before each of your VR experiences. Should you choose not to sign the waiver at the event you will not be able to do any of the experiences at the event, and in addition will not receive any refund, as per the refund policy.

(Beginning of Waiver)

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6. We're excited to get you hands-on with the product and experience the virtual world. First, we need to provide you with some key pieces of information and also require your consent to test this product.


  1. You may experience motion sickness and or dizziness during trial
  2. If you experience discomfort or adverse health effects, please stop the trial and discontinue use
  3. You must remain seated at all times
  4. Be aware of your physical surroundings
  5. A representative may be required to provide assistance to you while wearing the product. This may include such actions as removing the product from your head, providing guidance to your hand to locate/navigate controls
  6. Only persons over the age of 19 can participate in trial

(End of Waiver)


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes, this event is 19+, photo ID is required and must be shown upon request to gain entry.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
St. Andrew station is the closest subway station, with 77 Peter street being 5 blocks west.  Parts of King Street will be closed for this event so there will be a walk from there.

TTC 504 bus service will stop at King st. and Spadina Ave., with only 2 blocks walk to the East. to get to the 77 Peter street location. Or you can continue to ride the 504 bus to Adelaide St. W and Peter St. and walk half a block south.

When is the best time of the day to go to the event?
We encouraging going earlier in the day, rather than later; if you arrive early - while there may be some wait time - you will have plenty of time to get in throughout the day. If large group(s) arrive in the last few hours of the day we can not guarantee that everyone will get a chance to use their entire ticket. If you arrive within the first hour or two of the day, you will be able to use the entire potential of your ticket.

What can/can't I bring to the event?
Friends may, and are encouraged to be, brought to the event.

Feel free to bring a camera, to take a picture of yourself dropping into VR.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
info at fivars dot net

Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Yes, however the person who is using the demo will be required to sign the waiver as previously acknowledged by the person who purchased the ticket, upon purchasing a ticket for the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
The preferred choice is showing your ticket on your mobile phone, but a printed ticket will suffice, but one method or the other is required.  In addition as this is a 19+ event photo id is required.

What is the refund policy?
All sales are final; refunds or cancellations are not permitted. Tickets are valid only for the event and day for which they are issued, and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes, as tickets are transferable.  However this is a 19+ event so ID is required to be shown if requested to gain entry. You are still required to sign the waiver prior to the VR experience.


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When & Where

77 Peter St.
Toronto, ON M5V 2G4

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM - Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

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