Someone Help Me Please – Live Event – Garland, TX


Game: Someone Help Me Please
Type: Live Event
Location: Corner of South Glenbrook and Carroll Drive, Garland, TX
Date: July 28, 2012 at 12 CST
Status: Incomplete

Got an email tip about a live event this upcoming Saturday from someonehelpmeplease@mail.com

Live Event on 7/28@12CST, part of the SomeoneHelpMePlease ARG. Wearing a mask is encouraged. Meeting with character “Nathan Liebert” and planning an attack on the “Three Frogs” research center. Possible swag, still being determined if we have the supplies for it. Meeting place is the corner of South Glenbrook and Carroll Drive, Garland TX, under ‘Nathan’s Lamp Post’.

If you aren’t going to ARGFest in Toronto this week and are near the Dallas/Fort Worth area, this might be a great opportunity to participate in a live event where it’s not a first come, first served race to find one item desired by hundreds of people.

PS – The text is a cut/paste direct from the email, so it really does say CST instead of CDT – although I’m guessing it probably is just a typo (no one ever gets time zone stuff right).

Further Information: Unfiction thread



Wonderland or Bust – Character Meet – Minneapolis, MN


Game: Wonderland or Bust
Type: Character Meet
Location: Minneapolis Central Library, Minneapolis, MN
Date: December 19, 2010, 1:00 pm CST
Status: Incomplete

One of the players of Wonderland or Bust (Take 2) received an email with information about a character meet and/or dead drop taking place this weekend.

We will keep the meeting date of December 19th at 1:00 pm Central time at the Minneapolis Central Library. Our meet-up point will be at the statue in the main plaza.

If you don’t have agents in Minnesota, I suggest you get some. You won’t like the results if you don’t.

I won’t answer calls, but feel free to text me at (612) 568-8442.

No idea what to expect, but it doesn’t look like the game has any established players in the Minneapolis area, so if anyone can help them out, I’m sure it would be appreciated. Because really, what’s better than having a live event in the middle of winter in Minneapolis. It’s not like they get so much snow that roofs collapse or anything. (I kid, because this video is awesome.)

Further Information: Unfiction thread



Secret Lewis – Character Meet – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Game: Secret Lewis
Type: Character Meet
Location: Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: ~11am, April 3rd, 2010
Status: Concluded

Anna from Secret Lewis has set up a challenge for us: find Frank (aka @AnonArchitect) in Kuala Lumpur this weekend and convince him to give you a set of blueprints of Qiuxia Mansion.

Frank is going to be at the Suria KLCC, Saturday April 3rd, about an hour after the doors open. The website says the mall hours are from 10am – 10pm, so that would have Frank arrive at around 11am. If I had to guess, I’d say he would be hanging out near the F1 Ticketing Counter on the Concourse Expansion since that’s there from April 1st to 4th.

Luckily, Frank has provided us a nice twitpic photo of himself that will make tracking him down in a mall on a Saturday morning easier. Hopefully there won’t be too many sunburned blond guys in pink Lacoste shirts running around the mall. Frank

Not entirely sure how you can convince him to give up the blueprints. Might involve stroking his ego a bit. Or throwing about some Frank Lloyd Wright or Sun Tzu quotes since he seems to like them. Or maybe he’ll make you do a bunch of silly tasks for him to prove your worth. It will be interesting to see how it plays out since this is the first live event for Secret Lewis and it might give us a heads-up on how any later missions will play out.

Further Information: Secret Lewis@SecretLewisFrank Visions@AnonArchitectUnfiction thread

(PS – I promise that I’m not pulling an April Fools’ Day prank on you. Can’t promise the same about anyone else today though.)

Thanks Olida for the tip.



Must Love Robots – Character Meet – NYC


Game: Must Love Robots
Type: Character Meet
Location: NYC
Date: Whenever you can get 011iver to agree to
Status: Date #1 Complete – Possibility for other dates remain

I was originally going to post about this on Friday before I left work, but didn’t get around to it. However, if I had posted, it would have been with the caveat that this wasn’t an actual scripted event, but something I was hoping could happen based upon the premise of the game.

Must Love Robots is all about finding robot love for 011iver, a very sweet robot who lives with his wacky friend Tim Scribbles. Tim has been trying to find a girl to go out with 011iver and I thought it would be great if someone from the NYC area could charm 011iver into asking them out on a date. Wasn’t sure if it would ever happen, but if a bunch of people could run around Central Park with fennels yelling “BONUS! BONUB!” surely someone could try to seduce a real fake robot for a date.

Of course, I had no idea that the first someone to do that would be me. 011iver contacted me over the weekend asking if I could meet him for a picnic date (which Tim would film for Must Love Robots). I’ve agreed and am just waiting for actual details to be sorted out.

But this means that the possibility for others to go out on a date with 011iver just went up. So what are you waiting for girls? Sign up at RobotFriendFinder.com and start chatting up 011iver. You can also find him on Twitter as @011iver. He’s really sweet and who knows? Maybe the two of you can find true robot love.

Further information: Must Love RobotsGuide

Update: I almost forgot – if you’d like to get a free Inactiveware t-shirt, be one of the first two “robots” to send in a video response to one of the Must Love Robots videos.

Update #2: 011iver has posted a video on RobotFriendFinder looking for tips for this weekends date. So please head over there and sign up and let him know what your advice is. Or, if for some reason you don’t want to sign up to RFF, his friend Chuck has also posted the video on her blog where you can comment.

Our date is scheduled for Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 2pm EDT at the Arch at Grand Army Plaza, which is the northernmost point of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. I’ll be arriving at Port Authority sometime between 7am and 11am (depends which bus I take) and departing NYC between 8:30pm and 11pm. If you would like to meet up with me outside of my date with 011iver, let me know. I’m already possibly meeting with one or two other people from #unfiction, but the more the merrier!

Update #3: My picnic date with 011iver was great! Except for when the ‘roboist’ showed up and threatened violence which caused 011iver and Tim to panic and leave. My (in-character) write up is on my blog. The Guide write up and videos from Tim should be coming soon.



Star Trek – Dead Drop/Meet – Berlin, Madrid *UPDATE*


Game: Star Trek
Type: Possible Dead Drop or Character Meet
Location: Berlin, Germany & Madrid, Spain
Date: April 25, 2009 or April 26, 2009, 16:00 hrs
Status: Finished

A new photo from the CobraSnake party shows another Romulan sign that was translated into times and coordinates.

16.00 hrs
40.408845, -3.693845
+40° 24′ 31.95″, -3° 41′ 37.84″ (Madrid)

16.00 hrs
52.525968, 13.388433
+52°31’33.48″, +13°23’18.36″ (Berlin)

This now is obviously what the PHPChatUser5 conversation from before was about. The only thing people are unsure of is what day these events are taking place. From the original message:

PHPChatUser5: Just be ready, both of you, I’ll have your locations by Saturday – Fe, yours will likely be near the museum right by you with the rusty towers. “Al”, the other is on the eastern side of Berlin, by a derelict building in Mitte. I’ll need you to go the next day AT the time I give! Look for me in one of our spots. Also, I’m handling Sargash.

The picture was taken on “4/24/09 18:41″ which is believed to be 10am GMT. If you follow the instructions to go the next day it would be Saturday, April 25 at 16:00 hrs (local or GMT is unknown). But, it could just as easily be on Sunday, so if you really want to be a part of this, you might have to plan to camp out in Berlin or Madrid for several hours.

@Merzmensch reports that nothing happened at Berlin location on Saturday 16:00hrs local time. So scratch one possibility off the list.

Further information: Unfiction forumsPatmo forumsStar Trek ARG forums#arg chat on irc.tvdw.eu

Update: Both events went down on Sunday, April 26 at 16:00hrs local time. @amos_vm, @siedler_2005 and @Amujan were at the Berlin event. They found people in the area handing out flyers asking about information about two Romulans. The fliers provided a phone number to call which informed callers that the two individuals were extreme public threats. They also saw people spraying graffiti stencils also asking if you have seen these individuals.

Eventually, the trio found a backlot where the Romulans had been camping out like hobos. They found a sleeping bag covered in green blood and another person in the area had gotten a message via bluetooth and agreed to email it so that others could see it. It’s a video with some QR Codes shown throughout.

I haven’t been able to find any written reports on the Madrid mission. @colgado47 tweeted that he received a Bluetooth message while in Madrid, but provides no other reports.

Unfiction recapArgonaut recap



Charlotte – Finale Event – Berlin, Germany


Game: Charlotte Is Becoming Real
Type: Possible Finale Event
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: leave April 17, return April 20
Cost: $450 $0 for 2 lucky players
Completed: Yes

To be honest, I have no idea if this is an actual possibility or not. On one hand, it’s a last minute trip overseas that you have to pay for. On the other, it’s well known that Sebastian Fitzek is insane when it comes to game stuff that he pulls off (see the Alzner Experiment). All I know is, I am very tempted and I shouldn’t be.

From the Charlotte event at Terazza Toscana, we found a new website for a travel agency: Thatch and Sons Those people that submitted their information inquiring about one of the three specials got an email back about Special III that costs $450.

Special Offer III is one of our best offers. The costs for the flight are included. You can choose to depart at an airport near your hometown. [...] Your journey will begin on Friday and you will arrive Berlin on Saturday. There you will be provided a rented car for the whole weekend. It has a build-in navigation system so that you will find your way to the hotel, which is not too far away from the airport. There you check in and have some interesting days in Berlin. On monday, you will be in the plane again and it will bring you back to your hometown. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? Shall I give you a call so that we can set up things?

Is this for real? Part of me thinks that they wouldn’t be offering it if it wasn’t. The other part of me is wondering why we couldn’t have been given more time to think about it! We’ve seen before that last minute, fly-in-for-the-weekend events don’t work (see Holomove) but give people enough time and they’ll drive anywhere (see Eldritch Errors).

If you want to go, contact Thatch and Sons and try to set things up with them. Or, if you happen to already be in Germany, maybe you can see if you can just get the hotel package.

Further information: Unfiction threadThatch and Sons

Update: HOLY FRAKING CRAP! After a series of emails in which players told the Thatchs that P. Martin had given us their website address, we were told that P. Martin had pre-paid to trips to Berlin this weekend. PRE-PAID!!! As I have no husband/kids/life to stop me from traveling out of the country last minute, enaxor (my new bestest friend in world) gave Edward Thatch my contact information (since the site is currently blocked at work). A couple of phone calls and emails later, and I am now just waiting on flight and hotel information for the trip tomorrow. Pinkcloud from San Diego is the other person going along for what is shaping up to be one of the best live events EVAR in an ARG.

Update 2: Mission was a success! PinkCloud and I had the best time in Berlin. Thanks to everyone in #therapy, the German Alzner fans, and the PMs for such a fantastic event. You can catch all the fun at the Kyte Channel that we were broadcasting to during the event.



Charlotte – Character Meet – NYC


Game: Charlotte Is Becoming Real
Type: Character Meet
Location: Terazza Toscana, NYC
Date: April 15, 2009, 5pm
Completed: Yes

Players received a distorted audio file from P. Martin with the following instructions:

I arranged an appointment for you. Meet me tomorrow at 5 p.m. The place is called Terazza Toscana. Ask for my name when you enter the place. I hope you will be there. At least one of you should show up, otherwise you won’t stop it.

Players attending should ask for P. Martin (or possibly Ivan Krotzler / Isabell Alzner / Clare Alzner / Julia Schwarz / Penny the Receptionist / Jimmy the IT Guy / a Dingo) and be prepared to find out what we should be stopping.

Further information: Unfiction thread

Update: Mission was a success. Rebel2k4 and his father went to the restaurant to meet with P. Martin. They were shown to a table for 2 and given a large manila envelope with a tape recorder, several pieces of paper and a brochure.



Tyler Greek – Character Meet – Manchester, NH


Game: Tyler Greek
Type: Character Meet
Location: Mall of NH (behind Best Buy), Manchester, NH
Date: April 17, 2009, 16:20
Completed: Yes

Event information released via @LOACLOAD and Skype chats. Date for meeting has been changed 3 times, so please check latest tweets from @LOACLOAD to verify.

Further information: Unfiction thread

Thank you Martin Aggett for the tip.

Update: Someone named James went to the meeting, and although he didn’t meet anyone there, he did find a package with a CD and a hypodermic needle. The files on the CD have been uploaded to Unfiction and video of the needle is on James’ Youtube page.