Game: Legends of Alcatraz
Type: Live Event
Location: Alcatraz, San Francisco, CA
Date: January 27-29, 2012 9:14pm
Capacity: First 302 people at Pier 33 at 6:00pm
Fox’s new series Alcatraz premiered on Monday night (January 16) and to promote it, they’ve launched a campaign that “task[s players] to solve perplexing anomalies and crack the many puzzles that surround [Alcatraz]. The search will lead some of you to seek out clues in the city streets, and may even bring those who dare to the island itself.”
Visiting LegendsOfAlcatraz.com leads you to a puzzle where you must determine at what time the Alcatraz Spaghetti Riot was scheduled to start.
(Highlight to read method spoiler)
The missing letters from the sign are Roman Numerals: CMXIV which is 914 or 9:14
Inputting 9:14 into the answer box gives you a message that “It Begins” on January 27, 28 and 29 at 9:14 at Alcatraz. The linked twitter account @AlcatrazLegends shows off a photo of a metal box that just so happens to have been received by several different bloggers, so it’s possible that more boxes may be given away to those that show up.
It’s hard to say at this point in time what Fox has up its sleeve for event but at least they scheduled this for the weekend so you wouldn’t necessarily have to take off from work if you didn’t want to.
If you need to be on the island by 9:14, AlcatrazCruises.com has a tour that leaves Pier 33 at 9:00am but it costs $26 so take that into consideration before deciding to see what may (or may not) happen (unless of course Fox springs for a chartered boat to take some lucky people out to Alcatraz or you know where to find cheaper tickets). Hopefully @AlcatrazLegends will provide more details soon.
Update: Fox has finally given us more information about what will be happening.
Dr. Soto has arranged exclusive night-time access to the Rock for those interested in helping him solve mysteries for his new book “LEGENDS OF ALCATRAZ”
The first 302 volunteers to check in when and where we say on Friday are selected.
What to bring:
- A flashlight
- Warm Clothes
- A comfortable pair of shoes
- Event lasts approximately 2-3 hours. Food and drink are not provided.
- Parking is not provided.
- If under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- Valid ID required.
Exact details to be announced here and on Twitter: @AlcatrazLegends #LegendsofAlcatraz
Update 2: The first 302 people to check in at Pier 33 starting at 6:00pm will be selected. The boat leaves at 7:00pm so if you get selected, be prepared to hang out so you don’t miss the boat.
Further Information: LegendsOfAlcatraz.com — @AlcatrazLegends