Calling users of all levels…D23 has just announced it will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of “TRON” with a party at San Diego Comic-Con.
“D23 Derezzed – A TRON 40th Dance Party” will take place opening night of the legendary fan convention, Thursday, July 21, 2022.
Musical entertainment will be provided by DJ sets from Jason Bentley (Music Supervisor of Tron: Legacy).
He will be joined by one of the hottest global names in electronic music, Qrion, along with some surprise guests.
There will be light snacks and sweets for all those in attendance.
All attendees will also get a Lightband to set the grid aglow, and commemorative keepsake upon departure from the event, included with their ticket.
“D23 Derezzed – A TRON 40th Dance Party” will take place at the House of Blues San Diego from 8pm to 11pm.
Tickets are $45 (plus $7 processing fee) for D23 Gold Members, and $65 (plus $7 processing fee) for D23 General Member Tickets.
Not a D23 member? The General Member level is free to join.
Tickets to San Diego Comic-Con are NOT required for entry to this event.
“TRON” Disney-Bounding and Cosplay welcome at the event.
For further details, or to purchase, visit D23.com.
About the Franchise
The original “TRON” was released July 9, 1982, and has the distinction of being one of cinema’s earliest films to use extensive computer-generated imagery.
It stars Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, a computer programmer and video game developer who is transported inside the software world of a mainframe computer.
Bruce Boxleitner plays the title character “Tron,” a security program that works to help Flynn escape the computer world, as well as Flynn’s real-life co-worker Alan.
David Warner also does dual duty as Ed Dillinger, who stole Flynn’s work and passes it off as his own, and “Sark,” a program that runs the computer world and fights to keep Flynn from escaping with the truth.
The sci-fi adventure got a sequel in 2010’s “Tron: Legacy,” with Bridges and Boxleitner reprising their roles.
To celebrate this movie, a themed dance party, called ElecTRONica, was held inside Disney’s California Adventure park from October to December of that year.
There is also an animated series Tron: Uprising, set between the two films, that ran on the Disney XD channel from 2012-2013.
Both movies and the series are available to watch on Disney+.
Games to Rides
The franchise has also spawned everything from really fun arcade games to two attractions at Disney theme parks.
“TRON Lightcycle Power Run” can be found at Shanghai Disneyland, and “TRON Lightcycle Run” is on its way to opening at Walt Disney World.
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