How to Pick Up Your FADER FORT Presented by Converse Wristband

You can start picking up wristbands for the FADER FORT Presented by Converse on Tuesday, March 12th. Wristband pickup will be located on San Marcos street between 4th and 5th in Austin and powered by Dell and Queue Ticketing. Picking up a wristband for your guest? They MUST be with you when you check in. SXSW badge-holders will need FORT wristbands, but will be given priority access to enter the FORT on a first come, first serve basis. Wristband pickup will close every night at 7PM, but if you’re not in line before 6:30PM, you’re not guaranteed to get yours. Here are the hours you can come by this week:

TUESDAY, 3/12 from 12PM to 7PM
WEDNESDAY, 3/13 from 12PM to 7PM
THURSDAY, 3/14 from 12PM to 7PM
FRIDAY, 3/15 from 12PM-4PM

Want to walk? Here’s how to get to the FORT from the Austin Convention Center. You’ll walk on 4th street, it takes about 10 minutes:
** Head east on E 4th St toward Neches St 
- – Turn left at I-35 Frontage Rd S
** Follow the sharp right toward I-35 Frontage Rd N
** Turn right at I-35 Service Rd N
** Turn left at E 4th St
** You will see signage directing you to wristband pickup on San Marcos St between E 4th St and E 5th St.

Riding the bus? These are routes that bring you close by:
Route 21 “Exposition/Chicon” from Cesar Chavez St (at Trinity or Red River) to Waller. Walk 4 blocks north to 5th and Waller
Route 4 “Montopolis” from 6th/Brazos (or East 7th and Trinity) to East 7th and Waller. Walk 2 blocks South to 5th and Waller.
Route 22 “Chicon” from 3rd and San Jacinto to Cesar Chavez and Waller. Walk 4 blocks North to 5th and Waller.
Route 17 “Cesar Chavez” pick up along Cesar Chavez to Cesar Chavez and Waller. Walk 4 blocks North to 5th and Waller.

There will be limited parking space in the lot on the corner of E. 5th and Waller. Parking will be available on a first come first serve basis to attendees with a FADER FORT Presented by Converse wristband. The lot closes ½ an hour after show and cars will be towed if not removed.

We’ve got tons of racks to lock to. Please secure your ride—we’re not responsible for lost or stolen bikes.

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POSTED March 11, 2013 2:59PM IN Fort Artists Comments (21) TAGS:



  1. Heather ward says:

    Have confirmation emails gone out?

  2. Katie Welsh says:

    your guest MUST be with you when you pick up your wristband or when you arrive at the FORT for the event?

  3. Brandon says:

    My guest has to work during the pickup times… are they necessary at when wristbands are picked up, or only when coming into the fort?

  4. Only have to pick up the wristband one time and you’re good for all the weeks shows?

  5. Lauren says:

    When you say guests must be with us when we “check in”, does that mean when we first get the wristband for them? What if they’re coming from out of town and they aren’t here yet?

  6. Nina says:

    Have the confirmations gone out?

  7. George J. says:

    Confirmation Emails have gone out & your +1 guest MUST be with you when you pick up your wristbands no ifs, ands, or buts!!!

  8. DeAna Ortiz says:

    RSVP DeAna Ortiz plus 1. Thank u

  9. Marcus says:

    Can I pleeeeeeeeeeeeease pick up mine today? It’s the only day my +1 and I can do it!

  10. Sarah says:

    I haven’t got my confirmation email but I RSVPd on time. What does this mean?!

  11. Leet says:

    Holy hell you guys are retarded. They aren’t gonna let you pick them up early, or let you pick up two wristbands at a time without your guest being there. It’s that simple. Enjoy your plebeian queue, and once again, YOU NEED YOUR PLUS 1 TO BE PRESENT FOR WRISTBAND PICK UP; NOT TO GET IN, ONLY FOR PICK UP. Then you may come in and out of the fader at your leisure with or without your plus 1

  12. Crystal says:

    I also RSVPd on time and haven’t received a confirmation email. Been checking the spam as well. What happens next?

  13. amanda says:

    yeah. i rsvpd….nothing…..

  14. ricardo says:

    How about a RSVP pick up on Saturday?

  15. George, just wanted to let you know that the link to Queue Ticketing’s website is broken and that the problem appears to be a comma instead of a period after “www.”

    Hunter Heimburger
    FADER FORT 2013 attendee

  16. Chelsea says:

    My friends and I wont be in town until after the pick-up time on Friday. Can we pick up our wristbands at a later time? And if so, where?

  17. Enrique says:

    Got my wristband on now :D Muhahahaha

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  19. bre says:

    I understand where and when to get a wristband, but are they just first come first serve type of wristbands or do you have to have a SXSW wristband to get the Fader one?

  20. Carissa Vazquez says:

    Any chance you saved a wristband for me? I’m the only gal in my group without one. Please help :)

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